Classes & Events

From beginner to advanced, we offer classes in a variety of techniques to inspire and spark your creativity.

Registration

All classes must be paid for in full for a student to be registered. Registering early is recommended; classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Register by phone, mail, in person, or online. Classes are intended for students ages 13 and older, unless otherwise noted. Class fees do not include materials unless noted. Upon registering, a list of materials for the class will be provided.
Classes are for all skill levels, unless otherwise noted.

Cancellations

If you must cancel a class, kindly give 48 hour notice to receive a full credit for future classes or merchandise. Cancellations made 24-48 hours in advance will result in a half credit. Cancellations made the day of class will result in a forfeiture of fees. If we must cancel a class, you will be notified as soon as possible, and a store credit or refund will be given.

Frequent Student and Basic Series Programs

Register for and attend any eight classes, and you will receive the next one free, up to $65! All records will be kept on file at A Place To Bead.

Workshop Schedule

Click the links below to view our current class schedules.  Scroll through the calendar to view individual classes and register online.

 

Join us any time during store hours to make our free pattern of the month!

Kids classes run June 1-August 31!  Choose from the following 10 projects, and drop in during store hours: • Stretch Bracelets • Daisy Chain • Glass Tile Pendants • Beaded Beads • Stringing • Macrame • Braiding with Beads • Friendship Bracelets • Bead Mosaics • Chain & Pendants •  All classes are $15 and include instruction, materials, and a snack.  Call us to reserve a spot at 626-219-6633.

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Wire Linking Basics 11:00 am
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn the classic and versatile techniques for joining beads together using wire. You’ll be able to apply your new skills to many of your jewelry projects – the possibilities are endless!
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4th of July CLOSED
4th of July CLOSED @ A Place to Bead
Jul 4 all-day
 
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Wire Wrapping Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Wrapping Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wire Wrapping Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn to wrap a cabochon, donut, or other no-hole stone with wire to create a wearable pendant!  You’ll make a bail and embellish with some swirls to finish it off.
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Earring Basics 11:00 am
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Let your imagination by your guide in this class, where you’ll learn the basic steps to create your own earrings. Be prepared to make several pairs!
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Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create a beautiful pair of copper enameled earrings that you will torch fire. A base layer will be added and fired, then you’ll create your design in another layer and[...]
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Trypo-Glyphic Fine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant Necklace 5:30 pm
Trypo-Glyphic Fine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Trypo-Glyphic Fine Silver Lentil Bead Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will learn how to shape and assemble two pieces of clay to form a hollow form lentil bead. Holes will be added in various sizes to make your pieces lighter and[...]
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Cute As A Button Earrings 5:30 pm
Cute As A Button Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cute As A Button Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn how to make a cute set of post earrings out of fine silver metal clay. Then learn how to solder sterling silver posts to the back to complete them. You will torch fire, solder,[...]
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Camelot 10:00 am
Camelot @ A Place to Bead
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Camelot @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll create this stunning piece fit for royalty worn with the clasp in front.  You’ll use crystals, seed beads, and a mix of focals for your dangles.  You can also use this stitch to make[...]
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Intro To Art Clay – Let’s Play With Metal Clay! 10:00 am
Intro To Art Clay – Let’s Play With Metal Clay! @ A Place to Bead
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intro To Art Clay - Let's Play With Metal Clay! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
One spot left!  Please call 626-219-6633 to register. Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a day of learning and creating with Art Clay Silver.  This is an introductory class[...]
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Contemporary Bar Pin & Pendant Ensemble 5:30 pm
Contemporary Bar Pin & Pendant Ensemble @ A Place to Bead
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Challenge your skills with these fun avant-garde earrings.  Arrange the pieces your way, add a pre-made bezel using 2-part firing, and set your stones.  These can also be made into pendants if you like. Fee[...]
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Moonscape Earrings 5:30 pm
Moonscape Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Moonscape Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create a stylish pair of earrings that is textured on both sides, and learn how to make a dome shape.  Fired in class. *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please[...]
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Let’s Get Tubular – Fine Silver Beads 5:30 pm
Let’s Get Tubular – Fine Silver Beads @ A Place to Bead
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Let's Get Tubular - Fine Silver Beads @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You will learn how to create, shape, and form three tube beads. Add texture with paste, punch holes in them, decorate with syringe. Dress them up with your favorite semi-precious stones or crystals. Let your imagination be your guide![...]
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Earwire Sampler 10:00 am
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Earwires can set of your entire earring design! Want to jazz up your earring designs and make them even more unique? Then this class is for you! In this class you will learn how to[...]
Baroque Overlay Linked Bracelet 2:00 pm
Baroque Overlay Linked Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Baroque Overlay Linked Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create a beautiful, lightweight, fine silver linked bracelet. You will learn how to use paper clay to embellish your links, and create a toggle closure to complete your piece. Price includes[...]
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It’s Raining Bails, Hallelujah! 10:00 am
It’s Raining Bails, Hallelujah! @ A Place to Bead
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
It's Raining Bails, Hallelujah! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Tired of the same old bail designs?  You will learn how to create various styles of bails to enhance your pieces, and leave them in their greenware state, ready to attach to your next project.[...]
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Making Ends Meet 5:30 pm
Making Ends Meet @ A Place to Bead
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Making Ends Meet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have unfinished projects that you’re not sure how to complete?  This is the class for you!  You’ll explore different options and techniques for finishing off necklaces and bracelets to give them a professional look.
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Braids & Beads 6:00 pm
Braids & Beads @ A Place to Bead
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Braids & Beads @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class, you’ll use thread and beads to create a boho chic braided rope that you can wear long or wrap around your wrist, and layer several for a trendy look!
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn the timeless technique of knotting thread to keep your precious beads and pearls secure. Add a look of elegance to even the simplest of beads!
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