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 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.

Workshop Schedule

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.

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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Aug 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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Metal Clay – Flat & Fabulous Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Flat & Fabulous Ring @ A Place to Bead
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Flat & Fabulous Ring @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
14g of clay can be purchased for an additional $43.50 Learn how to make a flat ring, size for shrinkage, set a stone, and create additional embellishments to enhance your finished piece.  Fired off premises.[...]
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Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Aug 3 @ 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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Project Bead – POSTPONED
Project Bead – POSTPONED @ A Place to Bead
Aug 4 all-day
This project will be postponed until the next Project Bead event in November.  Be sure to come by during the Shop Hop in September to participate in our three make ‘n’ take projects! ———————————————————————————————————————– Join[...]
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Metal Clay – Asian Interlude Pendant 10:00 am
Metal Clay – Asian Interlude Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Metal Clay - Asian Interlude Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
20g of clay can be purchased for an additional $54 Learn how to layer a frame and make the two pieces look seamless from the edge.  Create a different kind of bail utilizing several components[...]
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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
Aug 6 @ 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
Aug 8 @ 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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Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie 6:00 pm
Intro To Metal Art Clay Quickie @ A Place to Bead
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intro To 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[...]
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Alcohol Ink Components 1:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components @ A Place to Bead
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
*POSTPONED TO 9/3/17* Learn to use alcohol inks to create swirling designs and patterns on to metal components, making your own unique and colorful centerpieces for your jewelry projects!   Fee includes use of inks[...]
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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Aug 16 @ 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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Contemporary Bar Pin & Pendant Ensemble 5:30 pm
Contemporary Bar Pin & Pendant Ensemble @ A Place to Bead
Aug 22 @ 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. Space[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Aug 23 @ 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 – Bodacious Bead Caps 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Bodacious Bead Caps @ A Place to Bead
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Bodacious Bead Caps @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
10g of clay can be purchased for an additional $28.00 Enhance your beautiful beads with handmade caps that you created yourself!  You will be making 8 bead caps, forming them to hug your beads.  They[...]
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Let’s Get Tubular – Fine Silver Beads 5:30 pm
Let’s Get Tubular – Fine Silver Beads @ A Place to Bead
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Let's Get Tubular - Fine Silver Beads @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
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![...]
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Tassel Fancy 6:00 pm
Tassel Fancy @ A Place to Bead
Aug 30 @ 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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Metal Clay – Pick Up Sticks Earrings 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Pick Up Sticks Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Metal Clay - Pick Up Sticks Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
14g of clay can be purchased for an additional $43.50 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[...]