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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Pattern of the Month 6:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 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
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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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Pattern of the Month 10:00 am
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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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Wire Hearts 6:00 pm
Wire Hearts @ A Place to Bead
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’ll be making a variety of wire hearts in this class – a pendant and a pair of earrings, perfect for Valentine’s Day!
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Bead Stringing Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Feb 8 @ 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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Come Play with Copper Clay! 10:00 am
Come Play with Copper Clay! @ A Place to Bead
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come Play with Copper Clay! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Come join us for an introductory class using Copper Clay, the only copper clay that can be torch fired! Friends and family will be amazed with your creations! Class fee includes 50g of Art Clay[...]
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Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet 10:00 am
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Loop D Loop Fused Link Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create this beautiful bracelet by fusing fine silver wire to create links that you will assemble one by one.  Add texture, detail, and strength by hammering the links and clasp.
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My Big Fat Bling Ring 5:30 pm
My Big Fat Bling Ring @ A Place to Bead
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
My Big Fat Bling Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
prerequisite: Intro to Metal Art Clay or instructor approval. Please call 626-219-6633 to register. Create a ring shank and accent with a large, beautiful pear shape CZ stone. You will learn how to set the[...]
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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
Feb 18 @ 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
SOLD OUT! Space is still available for the class on March 24. Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a day of learning and creating with Art Clay Silver.  This[...]
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Jingle Jangle Bangles 5:30 pm
Jingle Jangle Bangles @ A Place to Bead
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jingle Jangle Bangles @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
SOLD OUT! Espie’s new Copper Bangles class will be offered on March 29. Create a pair of beautiful bracelets by joining fine silver wire with copper rivets, texturing, and adding colorful embellishments with wire.
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Feb 21 @ 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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Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Feb 22 @ 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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Metal Art Clay Quickie 10:00 am
Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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[...]
Simply Elegant Earrings 2:00 pm
Simply Elegant Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 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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Fine Silver Faux Cloisonne 10:00 am
Fine Silver Faux Cloisonne @ A Place to Bead
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fine Silver Faux Cloisonne @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
prerequisite: Intro to Metal Art Clay +10 hours additional experience or instructor approval Materials can be purchased in class for an additional $43.50 (clay) and $15 (syringe) You will create a torch enameled faux cloisonné[...]
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Multi-Strand Techniques 6:00 pm
Multi-Strand Techniques @ A Place to Bead
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Multi-Strand Techniques @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Take your bead stringing to the next level! Learn some useful techniques and tips that you can use for ending necklaces and bracelets, even earrings, with multiple strands of beads, and give your pieces a professional[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Feb 28 @ 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!