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. 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.

march 2017 schedule

april 2017 workshops

Join us from February 21-March 17 to make the Swarovski crystal clover on our home page. The only cost is materials - the instructions are free!

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Gemstone Tree Pendant 6:00 pm
Gemstone Tree Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gemstone Tree Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
The Tree of Life represents many things, including growth, strength, nourishment, and the cycle of life. In this class, you will learn how to make your very own tree pendant using wire and beads of[...]
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Memories of You Etched Bracelet 5:30 pm
Memories of You Etched Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Have you ever wondered how a design is added to metal? Etching is one solution. Full description and photo coming soon! Class fee includes metal blanks, use of tools, stamps, and etchant.
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Regalia Earrings 11:00 am
Regalia Earrings @ A Place to Bead
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Regalia Earrings @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Imagine if snowflakes passed through a rainbow prism before landing on your outstretched hand. Imagine if they greeted you with a chirp of delight when they found you. We dare you not to smile when[...]
Picket Fences Bracelet 1:00 pm
Picket Fences Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Picket Fences Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
We don’t think the grass is greener over there. We know we have some work to do in our own yard, but it’s our space to create, flourish and use the manure of our lives[...]
Pincushion Pendant 3:00 pm
Pincushion Pendant @ A Place to Bead
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pincushion Pendant @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
Don’t you love it when a puzzle piece snaps into place and you see the bigger picture? These delicate pendants are a meditation in marrying different shapes, hues, and techniques into a small but whole[...]
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Heritage Crest Bracelet 11:00 am
Heritage Crest Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Heritage Crest Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
We encourage this bracelet to be worn on those days when you need to feel a bit regal. You’ve formed each and every component into a mini-masterpiece, an intaglio of beads – now wear the[...]
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Wire Linking Basics 6:00 pm
Wire Linking Basics @ A Place to Bead
Mar 8 @ 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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Open Beading Day 11:00 am
Open Beading Day @ A Place to Bead
Mar 12 @ 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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Earring Basics 6:00 pm
Earring Basics @ A Place to Bead
Mar 15 @ 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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Bead Stringing Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
DATE CHANGE – This class has been changed to Wednesday, March 22, 5:30-9pm. Join Liz for this introductory class, where you will learn all you need to know to make your first necklace or bracelet.[...]
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Bead Stringing Basics 5:30 pm
Bead Stringing Basics @ A Place to Bead
Mar 22 @ 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,[...]
Bead Crochet Basics (2 Sessions) 6:00 pm
Bead Crochet Basics (2 Sessions) @ A Place to Bead
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bead Crochet Basics (2 Sessions) @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this introductory class, you will learn basic bead crochet techniques to complete a tubular bangle bracelet. Once you get it, you won’t be able to stop! This is a two-part class, with session one[...]
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Freeform Loom Bracelet 10:00 am
Freeform Loom Bracelet @ A Place to Bead
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Freeform Loom Bracelet @ A Place to Bead | San Marino | California | United States
In this workshop you’ll explore texture and color with both fiber and beads. Using Judy Walker’s Paper Clip Loom, learn to finish without weaving warp threads. this project will open new doors to weaving.  Join[...]
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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
Mar 26 @ 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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Bead Knotting Basics 6:00 pm
Bead Knotting Basics @ A Place to Bead
Mar 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!
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