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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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Dec 6 @ 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 holiday[...]
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Bead Stringing Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Give the gift of handmade this holiday season! 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[...]
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Alcohol Ink Components 2:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components
Give the gift of handmade this holiday season! 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[...]
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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Dec 10 @ 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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Waterfall Etched Pendant 5:30 pm
Waterfall Etched Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Dec 12 @ 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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Beaded Bell 6:00 pm
Beaded Bell @ A Place to Bead
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beaded Bell @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Make your own piece of a winter wonderland with this 3D sculptural bell! This dazzling ornament makes a great gift, or make one for yourself for your holiday decor.
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Metal Clay – Flat & Fabulous Ring 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Flat & Fabulous Ring @ A Place to Bead
Dec 14 @ 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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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
Dec 16 @ 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! Please call us at 626-219-6633 to be placed on the waiting list. Have you ever wondered what Metal Clay is?  Come join us for a day of learning and creating with Art Clay[...]
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Come Play with Copper Clay! 10:00 am
Come Play with Copper Clay! @ A Place to Bead
Dec 17 @ 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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Wrapped Bracelet 6:00 pm
Wrapped Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wrapped Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
These ever-popular bracelets are fun and easy to make. You can make a single length or make it longer to wrap multiple times around your wrist.  Get a head start on some holiday gifts with[...]
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Metal Clay – Pick Up Sticks Earrings 5:30 pm
Metal Clay – Pick Up Sticks Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Dec 21 @ 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[...]
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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Give the gift of handmade this holiday season! 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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