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. 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 May store hours to make our free pattern - a SuperDuo butterfly!

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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Knitted Wire Chain (2 sessions) 6:00 pm
Knitted Wire Chain (2 sessions) @ A Place to Bead
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Knitted Wire Chain (2 sessions) @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Using fine wire and a knitting tool, you’ll create an intricate wire mesh that you can make in to a necklace or bracelet. This class is two sessions: May 2, 6-9pm and May 9, 6-9pm.
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Summer Breeze Fine Silver Earrings 6:00 pm
Summer Breeze Fine Silver Earrings @ A Place to Bead
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer Breeze Fine Silver Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
A simple yet striking pair of earrings that you will enjoy wearing often! They can be accented with a variety of beads to create the look you are envisioning. Several textures will be provided to select from to emboss[...]
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Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant 5:30 pm
Tryptic Semi-Precious Stone Pendant @ A Place to Bead
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Description and photo coming soon! *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call 626-219-6633 to register.
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Project Bead 5:00 pm
Project Bead @ A Place to Bead
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Project Bead @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create a cute necklace or bracelet using beading chain and colorful seed beads to compliment your spring and summer wardrobe!  Fee includes all materials and chips and salsa!  Time slots are from 5-6pm and 6-7pm.[...]
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Whimsy Brooch 10:00 am
Whimsy Brooch @ A Place to Bead
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Whimsy Brooch @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn basic peyote stitch while you create your own unique freeform piece that you can wear as a brooch or pendant.  Liz will guide you through explorations with color and texture on your beading path!
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Organics Cabochon Set Pendant 10:00 am
Organics Cabochon Set Pendant @ A Place to Bead
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Organics Cabochon Set Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You will love creating this freeform bezel set pendant! The beginning of the class will be spent loosely sketching out designs for your pendant. Your piece will evolve with each addition that you make, freeing[...]
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Planked 5:30 pm
Planked @ A Place to Bead
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Planked @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn how to float textured freeform planks by attaching them to thin strips, which will support your piece from the back.  Accent with bezel-set CZ stones and silver balls, and finish will rollover bails.  Fired[...]
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Wrap & Roll Ring 5:30 pm
Wrap & Roll Ring @ A Place to Bead
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wrap & Roll Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join in on the fun in creating this stylish ring. You will be texturing, cutting a tapered shape, and wrapping to create your design. You will learn how to create a bezel to house a[...]
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Earwire Sampler 6:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
DATE CHANGE! 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[...]
Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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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Metal Clay Open Workshop Night 5:30 pm
Metal Clay Open Workshop Night @ A Place to Bead
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay Open Workshop Night @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have a project you are working on or want to start, and need some guidance? Just want to get together with friends to work on unfinished projects? Bring your tools and join us for our[...]
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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
May 20 @ 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
The next available class is Sunday, June 11, 10am-5pm. 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[...]
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Simply Elegant Earrings 5:30 pm
Simply Elegant Earrings @ A Place to Bead
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Simply Elegant Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You will enjoy creating these simple yet elegant semi-precious stone earrings (1 pair). You don’t need a kiln to include a little bling to your pieces! You will be adding a texture to your earrings,[...]
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Hollow Forms: Adventures with Syringe 5:30 pm
Hollow Forms: Adventures with Syringe @ A Place to Bead
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hollow Forms: Adventures with Syringe @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll create hollow pieces using syringe. *Prerequisite: Let’s Play with Metal Clay Intro + 4 hours additional class or home experience. Please call 626-219-6633 to register.
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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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Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie 6:00 pm
Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Have you been itching to take a Metal Clay class? Here is another opportunity to get a taste for this fun medium! You’ll be able to make a few small charms for a bracelet, one[...]
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In the Shadows Pendant 10:00 am
In the Shadows Pendant @ A Place to Bead
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In the Shadows Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll learn to create a 3-dimensional shadow box-style pendant in this class, embellished with set stones on the front and sides. *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call us[...]
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Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet 12:00 pm
Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sleek 'n' Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Using scratch foam, you’ll make unique links for a bracelet. *Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call us at 626-219-6633 to register.
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Tassel Fancy 6:00 pm
Tassel Fancy @ A Place to Bead
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tassel Fancy @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Ashley will teach you how to make a variety of custom tassels that are all the rage!  You’ll learn how to create tassels from top to bottom using beads, various cords, and chain.
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Bits ‘n’ Pieces Ring 5:30 pm
Bits ‘n’ Pieces Ring @ A Place to Bead
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Bits 'n' Pieces Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
New Date! You’ll create a ring using mixed sizes and shaped pieces of clay. *Prerequisite: Let’s Play with Metal Clay Intro +4 additional hours of class or home experience. Please call 626-219-6633 to register.
Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
May 31 @ 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!