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 Program

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.

Private Parties

To reserve our classroom for your birthday party, special occasion, or a ladies' night out, please book your date 4-6 weeks ahead for optimal availability.  Please call us for information regarding pricing and options.

If you are having trouble registering for a class online, please call us at 626-219-6633, and we can register you over the phone.

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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Nov 1 @ 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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Beaded Bell 6:00 pm
Beaded Bell @ A Place to Bead
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beaded Bell @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Get a start on your holiday projects, and an introduction to 3D sculptural beadwork with this pretty little bell that you can use as a pendant or ornament.
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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
Nov 5 @ 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
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 where you will learn the basics of Art[...]
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Waterfall Etched Pendant 5:30 pm
Waterfall Etched Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Waterfall Etched Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create this beautiful mixed metal pendant while learning how to etch, rivet and texture metal!  Etch your design, texture the base, and join the pieces with rivets.  You’ll learn how to form, texture, and attach[...]
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Nov 8 @ 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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Simply Elegant Earrings 5:30 pm
Simply Elegant Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Nov 9 @ 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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Alcohol Ink Components 2:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
Learn to use alcohol inks to create swirling designs and patterns on to glass or metal components, making your own unique and colorful centerpieces for your jewelry projects! Fee includes use of inks and sealant.
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It’s Raining Bails, Hallelujah! 10:00 am
It’s Raining Bails, Hallelujah! @ A Place to Bead
Nov 12 @ 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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Mata Hari Fine Silver Pendant 5:30 pm
Mata Hari Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mata Hari Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Take a step back in time with this Moroccan inspired 3-piece dangle pendant necklace. In this class you will make three separate pieces, aligned and connected with jumprings. You will adorn the components with ball[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Nov 15 @ 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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Modernist Montage Fine Silver Pendant Necklace 5:30 pm
Modernist Montage Fine Silver Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead
Nov 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Modernist Montage Fine Silver Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Want to create something unique that will have your friends and family asking “Where did you get that?!”? You will be constructing a beautiful modern freeform piece, which consists of a variety of shapes that[...]
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Radiant Sunflower 1:00 pm
Radiant Sunflower @ A Place to Bead
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Radiant Sunflower @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Let’s follow the light, shall we? At every chance we get. Sometimes it really can be that simple. Let the sun warm our faces while we remember to just breathe. Because sometimes that’s all we[...]
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Sparkling Snowflake 1:00 pm
Sparkling Snowflake @ A Place to Bead
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sparkling Snowflake @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
This little gem is the perfect holiday gift & it’s quick and easy – it’s otherwise know as the “emergency ornament.” Let it come to your rescue when you need a last minute hostess gift[...]
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The Great Divide Fine Silver Pendant Necklace 5:30 pm
The Great Divide Fine Silver Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead
Nov 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Great Divide Fine Silver Pendant Necklace @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will texture two pieces of clay for your base, and connect them with long narrow strips and balls. A rollover bail will be assembled and attached on the back. Finish it off with[...]
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Vega Bracelet 10:00 am
Vega Bracelet
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Vega Bracelet
You’ll weave this zigzag pattern with crystals and seed beads, a meandering path down a base of SuperDuo beads, making this unique and eye-catching bangle.  Perfect for upcoming holiday parties or a special gift!
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Baroque Overlay Linked Bracelet 12:00 pm
Baroque Overlay Linked Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 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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Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Nov 28 @ 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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Tassel Fancy 6:00 pm
Tassel Fancy @ A Place to Bead
Nov 29 @ 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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Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet 5:30 pm
Sleek ‘n’ Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Sleek 'n' Slim Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create your own texture and design a custom linked bracelet!  Learn how to use scratch foam to customize all your individual pieces.  Shape the links to contour your wrist perfectly.  Fired and patinated in class.[...]