Classes & Events
From beginner to advanced, we offer classes in a variety of techniques to inspire and spark your creativity.
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.
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.
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.
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jul 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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[...]
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
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[...]
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
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[...]
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[...]
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
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![...]
Earwire Sampler 10:00 am
Earwire Sampler @ A Place to Bead
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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
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[...]
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
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.[...]
Making Ends Meet 5:30 pm
Making Ends Meet @ A Place to Bead
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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.