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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Metal Clay – Organics Cabochon Set Pendant 10:00 am
Metal Clay – Organics Cabochon Set Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Metal Clay - 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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Beads, Beads, Beads! 10:00 am
Beads, Beads, Beads! @ A Place to Bead
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Beads, Beads, Beads! @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create unique copper & brass beads and bead caps, utilizing several techniques…texturing, dapping, soldering with silver solder paste, and riveting. Texture and stamp your metal to design a one-of-a-kind bead![...]
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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jun 5 @ 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 – Texture Me Pretty Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Texture Me Pretty Ring @ A Place to Bead
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Texture Me Pretty Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*Prerequisite: Intro to Art Clay – Let’s Play with Metal Clay. Please call us at 626-529-2863 to register.
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Vega Bracelet 1:00 pm
Vega Bracelet
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 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. 
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Metal Clay – ToggleTastic 2: Razzle Dazzle 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – ToggleTastic 2: Razzle Dazzle @ A Place to Bead
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - ToggleTastic 2: Razzle Dazzle @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Are you tired of looking for the perfect toggle clasp to compliment your design and not finding it? Why not create your own! You will be making one fine silver toggle set. Select from provided[...]
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Pattern of the Month 6:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pattern of the Month @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
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. Please call 626-529-2863 to reserve a seat.
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Stamps & Stones Mixed Metal Earrings 5:30 pm
Stamps & Stones Mixed Metal Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Stamps & Stones Mixed Metal Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Create a beautiful pair Copper and Brass earrings! In this class you will learn how to refine your metal, stamp designs on your pieces, and carefully rivet a turquoise donut to add some color and[...]
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Captured 10:00 am
Captured
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Captured
Join Liz and learn how to capture a unique cabochon or focal of your choice in a freeform beaded bezel to showcase your centerpiece!
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Metal Clay – Nature’s Way Pendant 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Nature’s Way Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Nature's Way Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
There is beauty all around us! Learn how to capture the essence of organic materials by making molds of them, that can be used over and over again! You will be amazed by the details[...]
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jun 20 @ 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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Fold Forming Pendant & Earring Set 5:30 pm
Fold Forming Pendant & Earring Set @ A Place to Bead
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fold Forming Pendant & Earring Set @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
This 4 hour class is jam packed with techniques that you can use again and again in other jewelry making projects…First, you will learn how to Fold Form your metal by hammering and annealing to[...]
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Alcohol Ink Components 1:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
***POSTPONED UNTIL JULY*** In this class, you’ll 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![...]
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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drop in any time during our Open Beading session for help finishing a project, figuring out a pattern, or just to bead in the company of others! We’ll have snacks and good cheer on hand.[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Jun 27 @ 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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Metal Clay – Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring @ A Place to Bead
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Tic-Tac-Toe 3 In A Row Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this class you will create this lovely wide band, textured, wrapped style ring. Make your ring unique from the variety of textures that will be provided. Learn how to refine the inside of your[...]
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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
Jun 29 @ 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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Mixed Media Bling Alcohol Ink Pendant 1:00 pm
Mixed Media Bling Alcohol Ink Pendant
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mixed Media Bling Alcohol Ink Pendant
Using alcohol inks, the stamp of your choice, and embellishments, you’ll create a layered pendant full of color and texture. Fee includes use of inks and sealant, and some materials.