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're having trouble registering for a class, please call us at 626-529-2863 and we can assist you.

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Easter – CLOSED
Easter – CLOSED @ A Place to Bead
Apr 1 all-day
 
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Fern Grotto Ring 5:30 pm
Fern Grotto Ring @ A Place to Bead
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fern Grotto Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay + 4 additional hours experience, or instructor approval. Please call us at 626-529-2863 to register. Learn a new way to construct an unconventional ring. You will be texturing your main[...]
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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Apr 4 @ 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! In this special version[...]
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Bead Stringing Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Join Liz for this introductory class, where you will learn all you need to know to make your first necklace or bracelet. You will be learning techniques to use with cable wire and crimp beads,[...]
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Sand Dollar Pendant 11:00 am
Sand Dollar Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sand Dollar Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
The sand dollar is that unexpected treasure found on the shore – the perfect sized talisman to fit in the palm of your hand and live in your pocket – a reminder of a moment[...]
Rolling Reef Bracelet 2:00 pm
Rolling Reef Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rolling Reef Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
This bracelet naturally curves around your wrist and embodies the rhythmic undulations of ocean waves as well as the cyclical nature of the sea life within. It is a portal to all that lies beneath[...]
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Light of Lyra Bracelet 12:00 pm
Light of Lyra Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Light of Lyra Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
If the stars sang and we were able to capture a freeze framed moment – a musical burst of the cosmos – we would like to think it would look like this – an art[...]
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Double Spiral Chain Maille Bracelet 6:00 pm
Double Spiral Chain Maille Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Double Spiral Chain Maille Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
You’ll learn to weave an intricate pattern of chain maille using pre-made jump rings in this class. You’ll master the art of opening and closing jump rings while creating a beautiful bracelet!
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Pattern of the Month 6:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for our evening session working on our Pattern of the Month! You’ll get individual attention, working to complete this month’s beading project.
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Pattern of the Month 1:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for our weekend session working on our Pattern of the Month! You’ll get individual attention, working to complete this month’s beading project.
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Galaxy Beaded Bead 10:00 am
Galaxy Beaded Bead @ A Place to Bead
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Galaxy Beaded Bead @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn to combine beads and stitches with this fun, wearable, adaptable project. Play with color as you strengthen your beading skills and develop new ones. These beaded beads can be worked in any color palette[...]
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Wrap & Roll Ring 5:30 pm
Wrap & Roll Ring @ A Place to Bead
Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wrap & Roll Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*Prerequisite: Let’s Play with Metal Clay + 4 hours additional experience, or instructor approval. Please call 626-529-2863 to register. Join in on the fun in creating this stylish ring. You will be texturing, cutting a[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Apr 18 @ 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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Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant 5:30 pm
Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Draw It Up in Scratch Foam Fine Silver Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call to register 626-529-2863. There are several ways to transfer a design to metal clay. Today you will learn how to use a[...]
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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
Apr 21 @ 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
2 spots left! 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[...]
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Cold Connections Freeform Copper & Brass Wire Pendant 5:30 pm
Cold Connections Freeform Copper & Brass Wire Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cold Connections Freeform Copper & Brass Wire Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Learn how to manipulate copper and brass wire to create beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces! The possibilities are endless in this class! We will first sketch out a design then cut copper wire to the designated lengths,[...]
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Cute As A Button Earrings 5:30 pm
Cute As A Button Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cute As A Button Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*Prerequisite: Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call 626-529-2863 to register. Learn how to make a cute set of post earrings out of fine silver metal clay. Then learn how to solder sterling silver posts[...]
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Come Play with Copper Clay! 10:00 am
Come Play with Copper Clay! @ A Place to Bead
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come Play with Copper Clay! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Prerequisite: Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call 626-529-2863 to register. Space is limited to 4 students. Come join us for an introductory class using Copper Clay, the only copper clay that can be torch[...]
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Beaded Ruffles 11:00 am
Beaded Ruffles @ A Place to Bead
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Beaded Ruffles @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class, you’ll begin a beautiful ruffled bracelet or necklace, created by using various sizes of seed beads as you learn the flat Cellini spiral stitch. Enhance your skills, learn a new stitch, and[...]
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