Classes & Events
From beginner to advanced, we offer classes in a variety of techniques to inspire and spark your creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.[...]
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings 5:30 pm
Sgraffito Torch Enameled Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Aug 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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[...]
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[...]
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
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[...]
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
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[...]
Waterfall Etched Pendant 5:30 pm
Waterfall Etched Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Aug 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
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[...]
Alcohol Ink Components 1:00 pm
Alcohol Ink Components @ A Place to Bead
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*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[...]
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[...]
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
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[...]
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
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![...]
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
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[...]