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Bead Classes, Beading Courses, Instruction, baltimore, maryland, virginia, va, md, dc
To register for a class, please visit or call the store where the class is being held. Washington 202-265-2323, Virginia 703-848-2323.

To keep classes small for individual attention, we regret that we cannot allow refunds or date changes. Supplies must be purchased in advance. Classes start on time and no class time is allotted for shopping!  Our store staff cannot provide child care. PLEASE do not bring your children to class.

*Regarding Private Lessons:  The fees listed below are for group lessons;  in most cases, that fee will be an hourly charge for a private lesson.  If you are interested in arranging a private lesson with an instructor, please call the store you are interested in taking the class at to discuss pricing and times.*

Please scroll down to see full class descriptions and supply lists.

For your convenience you can also click and download a .pdf calendar to see what classes are being offered in each store. Please note that class updates will not be reflected in the .pdf calendars.

**New Children and Adult Build-Your-Own Beading Parties at our Falls Church Beadazzled**

Call (703) 848-2323 to book your next birthday party!

 

Class Schedule Calendars:

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August:   Washington  Virginia

September:   Washington  Virginia

October:   Washington  Virginia

 

 

 

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New Classes:

Healing Stones and Amulet Necklaces (DC)

Delicate Dangles (DC)

What Do Men Want? (DC)

Recycle, Reuse, Renew (DC)

Clasps - Create Your Own (DC)

Gemology 101 (VA)

Beginner

Beads and Chain (VA)

Beginning Peyote Stitch (DC/VA)
Beginning Wire (DC)
Beginning Wire (VA)

Color Theory for Beaders (VA)

Introduction to Beading (DC/VA)

Introduction to Earrings (VA)
Kid's Classes (VA)

Recycle, Reuse, Renew (DC)

Russian Spiral (DC/VA)

Teen Classes (VA)

What do Men Want? (DC)

Intermediate

Chained Rosary / Chained Necklace (VA)
Classic Knotting (DC/VA)

Clasps - Create Your Own (DC)

Delicate Dangles (DC)

Heart and Soul: Prayer Bead Necklace (DC)

Leather Lattice Bracelet (VA)

Multi-Strands (DC/VA)

Wire Crochet (VA)

Wire Rings (DC)
Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet (VA)

Advanced

Advanced Wire (DC/VA)

 

 

 

Chain/Rosary

Beads and Chain (VA)

Chained Rosary/Chained Necklace (VA)
Design with Chain (DC)

Wire
Advanced Wire (DC/VA)
Beginning Wire (DC)

Beginning Wire (VA)

Clasps - Create Your Own (DC)

Hammered Link Bracelet (VA)

Mixed Media! (DC)

Three Earrings (DC)

Raw Stone Creations (DC)

Wire Rings (DC)

Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet (VA)
Wire Crochet (VA)

Knotting/Macrame

Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet (VA)

Beaded Macrame Bracelet (VA)

Classic Knotting (DC/VA)

Leather Lattice Bracelet (VA)

Seed Beads

Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet (VA)

Beginning Peyote Stitch (VA)

Vertical Netting Necklace (VA)

Special Classes

Color Theory for Beaders (VA)

Bead Biz Classes Session I -Getting Started (VA)

Bead Biz Classes Session II -Let's Make Money! (VA)

Bead Biz Classes Session III -Take it to the Next Level

Gemology 101 (VA)

Jewelry Design Fundamentals

Phonetography Workshop I (DC)

 

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


ADVANCED WIRE:  $35

Prerequisite: Beginning Wire class or previous wireworking experience suggested, but not required.

Washington: (Kathleen Manning) Advanced Wire

   Sunday, July 26, 9:00-11:00am 
To register call (202) 265-2323

This class focuses on hammering with heavy gauge wire to make double spiral connectors, your own chain, links, and clasps.
Supplies: 3 packages of 12 gauge aluminum wire, 1 package 18 gauge wire; assortment of beads with larger holes, can include donuts, top drilled beads, charms, and pendants; chasing hammer, bench block or anvil.

Virginia:

   No class scheduled this session. 
To register call (703) 848-2323

This wire class focuses on giving students skills to creating wire spirals that can turn into bead cages, beadcaps, spacer beads; fancy earwires and headpins.  Students will also learn how to make bails for top drilled teardrops or stone pendants.
Supplies:  2ft 22ga wire—sterling, gold filled or plated; 2ft 20ga wire—sterling, gold filled or plated; beads 6, 8, or 10mm with holes to fit wire; 1 top-drilled tear drop shaped bead/ briolette; 1 top-drilled stone pendant; round nose & chain nose pliers; wire cutters; hammer; anvil; file optional.


BEAD BIZ CLASSES SESSION 1 - GETTING STARTED IN THE BEAD BIZ $39

Virginia: (Penelope Diamanti)

    Saturday, August 15, 12:00 - 3:00pm

To register call (703) 848-2323

Get help identifying your target market and defining your products. Learn how to stay out of trouble with the tax and legal authorities. Find out how to choose, register and protect your trade name. Get tips on time and space management. This class will help you get started on the road to a successful small business. Bring your questions, your work, or anything else you want to share or get feedback on.


BEAD BIZ CLASSES SESSION 2 - LETS MAKE SOME MONEY! $39

Virginia: (Penelope Diamanti)

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (703) 848-2323

We’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all kinds of ways to sell your work. From home or office parties, to shows and fairs, consignment, retail, wholesale, trade shows, catalogs, the internet and more, we’ll discuss them all. Discover which channels best meet your needs and personality, and get helpful tips to ensure your success. Bring your experience, questions and ideas to share with the group.


BEAD BIZ CLASSES SESSION 3 - TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL $39

(Penelope Diamanti)

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (703) 848-2323

After you’ve had some experience with your small business, this is your chance to go deeper. Find out how to analyze your profitability and what to do about it if it’s not what you want it to be. Explore a variety of low cost ways to build your customer base and get the word out about your work and events. Build your brand by professionalizing your marketing materials and polishing your image. Get help if you need to refine your target market, work, or pricing structure.  Bring your questions, successes, challenges and anything else you want feedback on.


BEADED KUMIHIMO BRACELET $40 

Virginia: 

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (703) 848-2323.

Learn the historical Japanese braiding technique of kumihimo in this introductory course.  Used prominently by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their armour, kumihimo cords are now used as ties on haori jackets and kimono sashes.  We have put a modern, and of course, beaded, spin on kumihimo to create a delicate and intricate woven bracelet!   The instructor will guide you through the process of creating a beaded kumihimo cord long enough to make into a bracelet, and will teach you how to attach end caps and clasps to the cord to create a finished and versatile piece of jewelry!   Samples of finished kumihimo jewelry and instruction pamphlets will be provided.  With the techniques you learn in class, you will be able to make bracelets, necklaces, and cords for pendants in a seemingly endless array of color combinations!

Supplies:  2 spools of Superlon in contrasting colors; 2 tubes of size 6 Czech seed beads in different colors; 2 8mm endcaps; 1 clasp; 1 ft 22ga wire; 1 big eye needle; foam kumihimo disk; hypo cement glue; chain nose pliers; round nose pliers; wire cutters; beading mat; optional: 1 package of kumihimo bobbins.


BEADED MACRAME BRACELET $30

Virginia:  (Mary Croke)

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (703) 848-2323.


In this class, students will master the basic square knot and learn how to finish a bracelet with an adjustable knotted closure, while creating a bracelet that look wonderful stacked with others or worn All on its own! Students will also discuss variations on the technique shown in class.

Supplies: 1 spool #18 superlon, 1 package 3mm beads or 1 tube size 6 seed beads, 2 accent beads with holes large enough for superlon to pass through twice (to be used on pull strings)

 

 


BEADS AND CHAIN  $40

Virginia: (Mary Croke)

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (703) 848-2323.

In this class students will get a crash course in basic beading techniques while simultaneously creating a fashion forward and professionally made necklace utilizing a variety of beads and chain.  This is a two-hour class, which is enough time to construct and finish your necklace.  During class you will learn the all techniques needed for this project, which is no problem because the techniques are simple!  Additionally, the instructor will also demonstrate all the different uses for these simple techniques so that you can quickly work your way to more complex designs and spark your creative juices.  Taking this one class allows you to work through a jewelry design that you would normally need two classes to accomplish!

Supplies: 2 feet of chain, about 16" worth of beads, and class kit in silvertone, goldtone, or antique copper.

 


 

Beginning WireBEGINNING WIRE $35

Prerequisite: Introduction to Beading class or experience with jewelry tools.

Washington: (Kathleen Manning)

   Sunday, September 20, 9:00 - 11:00am

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Learn basic wire manipulation to make chains, clasps, and earwires. Set beads, wrap objects, and incorporate unique elements into your jewelry.  Learn about wire working tools and wire properties as well.  This is truly the best class for a first time wire-worker!
Supplies: 1 package or at least 2ft each of 18ga & 20ga dead soft SS, GF, copper, or plated wire; 2-3 beads to fit wire including 2 beads for earrings; 1 donut or stone pendant top-drilled to fit wire; round nose & chain nose pliers; wire cutters; file optional.

 


 

Beginning WireBEGINNING WIRE  $35

Prerequisite:  Introduction to Beading class or experience with jewelry tools.

Virginia:

    Sunday, October 11, 1:00-3:00pm

To register call (703) 848-2323.

In this class students will build on the foundation of the basic wire loop technique to learn how to create your own findings.  Using simple tools and basic materials you can make your own earwires, headpins, and clasps.  We will show you how to make a variety of styles as well as teach students how to harden wire using Nylon Jaw Pliers and Hammering.  Students will also receive instruction on making a wire wrapped loop, the foundation technique for many wire working projects.


Supplies:1 package or at least 2ft each of 18ga & 22ga dead soft SS, GF, copper, or plated wire;  2-3 beads to fit each size of wire; round nose & chain nose pliers; wire cutters; chasing hammer; anvil; file optional.


CHAINED ROSARY / CHAINED NECKLACE $35

Virginia: (Mary Croke)

    No class scheduled this session.

Chained Rosary Chained Necklace

To register call (703) 848-2323

Learn how to construct a sturdy and beautiful chained rosary. You will learn how to handle the tools, bend the wire, connect beads to chain to form the decades, join them, and attach them to a rosary center and crucifix. Prior experience with bending wire for earrings is helpful but not necessary. Rosary techniques can be adapted to making necklaces, bracelets, anklets and more. Students are welcome to take this class and use the techniques to make a Y-style drop necklace during class rather than a rosary.

Supplies for Rosary: 59 6mm or 8mm beads (or 53 beads and 6 accent beads), crucifix, rosary center, 60 eyepins or 5ft. 20- or 22 gauge wire. Wire, 4 split rings or open jump rings, 1ft chain to match other metal parts (will need to be cut into 14pices of 3 links each during class), round nose pliers, wire cutters.

Supplies for Necklace: same as above, but with a piece to use as a pendant rather than a crucifix and a connector piece with three loops rather than the rosary center. Also, please bring a clasp for the back of the necklace.


CLASPS: CREATE YOUR OWN $35 New

Washington: (Kathleen Manning)   

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Sometimes a great clasp is hard to find, so make your own.You will learn tips, techniques and designs perfect for each piece of jewelry you create.
Supplies: At least 3 feet each: 22g, 20g, 18g wire, 12g aluminum wire. 1 foot 6mm basic cable chain.
Assortment of beads for the clasps.


CLASSIC KNOTTING $30

Washington: (Kathleen Manning)   

   No class scheduled this session. 

To register call (202) 265-2323. Classic Knotting

Virginia: (Mary Croke)

   Sunday, September 27, 1:00 - 3:00pm

To register call (703) 848-2323.

Learn how to make a classic knotted necklace for a timeless look. Knotting also buffers precious gemstone beads and pearls against wear, and protects them from loss in case the necklace breaks. Take this class and save money if you have heirloom knotted necklaces that need restringing. We will also discuss and demonstrate making a "floating bead" necklace.
Supplies: 2 beadtips; clasp; any beads you'd like to use; Hypo Tube (beadtip) cement; tweezers; knot cutters; card of appropriately-sized silk cord, beading mat or other beading surface. Stretch the silk for 24 hours before class by hanging it over a door with a weight (shoe, scissors, etc.) attached to each end.

 


Crochet BeadsCOLOR THEORY FOR BEADERS $60

Virginia: (Penelope Diamanti)

    No class scheduled this session

To register call (703) 848-2323.


Have you noticed sophisticated color combinations and wished “Why didn’t I think of that?” This class will help you become the inspiring colorist.

Following a short talk on the fascinating history and cultural symbolism of colors, we spend most of this three-hour class working hands-on with an awe-inspiring 5-foot diameter color wheel made up of hundreds of strands of beads.  We’ll learn the terminology of color harmony and how to use a dynamic color wheel. We’ll create a series of palettes, analyzing them, and “pushing” them to be even more exciting and effective. This process has been described as “a very educational play date for artists”!

This experience helps students expand their comfort level with a broader range of colors and gain confidence in their ability to combine colors in innovative and harmonious ways, making their artistic work both easier and more profitable.

Feel free to bring works in progress or challenging color combinations to class, the applied color theory we’ll learn is sure to help. An informative handout covers key points and helpful tips. Many students may also bring digital cameras or cell phones to document the stunning palettes we create.
Supplies: Color Sense color wheel; pen and paper if you would like to take notes.


DESIGN WITH CHAIN $35

Washington:  (Kathleen Manning)    

    No class scheduled this session

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Learn to make earrings, bracelets, and necklaces with chain, wire, and beads.  Basic wire techniques will be covered.  Gain fun new design ideas and inspiration for future projects!

Supplies: 3 ft chain; wire to match chain; 20 - 30 beads that fit on wire (our friendly and helpful staff will help you get all of your supplies together before class!)

 

 

 


DELICATE DANGLES $35

Washington:  (Kathleen Manning)    

   No class scheduled this session. 

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Love, Create, Wear! This new class will guide you through techniques to create on trend delicate necklaces using chain, charms, gemstone and glass briolettes.

Supplies: 3 feet 4mm or smaller chain, clasp and 26ga wire to match. 2-3 charms, 1 connector and 2-3 top drilled glass and/or stone beads.


GEMOLOGY 101 $30 NEW

Virginia:  (Heather Widner)  

   No class scheduled this session. 

To register call (703) 848-2323

 

In Gemology 101, students discover what makes one stone different from the next. In this two-hour lecture local gemologist Heather Widener; you will learn basic characteristics of stones that will help you identify different types and grades of stones. Questions and participation by the class are encouraged! No supplies required, but please bring a pen and paper to take notes if you would like.

 

 

 

 


Happy Hour Bracelets

HAMMERED LINK BRACELET $35

Virginia:

    No class scheduled this session

To register call (703) 848-2323.

Looking for something different to do with your mates after work?  Hammer out stress from the day and unwind your mind as you get instant gratification with this bracelet that is distinctively yours. We will make uniquely shaped links in several sizes using wire working and hammering techniques. We will join these links with a short length of beads and finish with a handmade clasp. 

Supplies: (Students can use sterling or plated wire) 2  feet of 18ga wire; 1yd of professional quality beading wire; 2 crimp tubes; 5-10 beads assorted sizes (2-12mm); 2-5  charms or dangles.


HEALING STONES AND AMULET NECKLACES $30

Washington:  (Kathleen Manning)    

  Saturday, May 30, 1:00-3:00pm. 

This class will be held at the Viva Center, at 1555 Connecticut Ave NW. Please come to Beadazzled (1507 Connecticut Ave.) prior to class so the staff can assist you in choosing supplies.

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Learn the properties of your favorite gemstones and how to wrap them with wire, creating charms and pendants. Open to all skill levels, beginners included. Choose the stones you love for your creation!

Supplies: At least one centerpiece stone, extra charms and gemstones, one spool of 24ga wire. 2-3 feet either chain, leather, or satin. Tools will be provided for class use.


HEART AND SOUL: MEDITATION, MALAS, AND PRAYER BEAD NECKLACES $35 NEW

Washington:  (Kathleen Manning)  

    No class scheduled this session

To register call (202) 265-2323

 

From Greek worry beads and Christian Rosaries to Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist prayer beads, the tactile nature of beads offers relaxation!  String your own 24" to 36" necklace with your choice of gemstones, centerpiece and clasp.
Supplies: 2 strands 6-8mm round gemstone beads, centerpiece(s): tassel, amulet, cross, charm, large stone. 2 yards flexible stringing wire, 2-4 crimps, clasp. Crimping tool optional

 

 


Intro to BeadingINTRODUCTION TO BEADING $30

Washington: (Kathleen Manning)   

   Sunday, July 12, 9:00 - 11:00am

   Sunday, September 13, 9:00 - 11:00am

   Sunday, October 18, 9:00 - 11:00am

  

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Virginia:

Saturday, August 8, 12:00 - 2:00pm

Sunday, August 30, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Saturday, September 5, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Sunday, September 13, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Saturday, October 10, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Sunday, October 25, 1:00 - 3:00pm

To register call (703) 848-2323.


Learn about tools and materials. Construct basic earrings with headpins and beads. Create an 18" necklace on cable wire and learn how to finish with crimps. These techniques will launch you confidently into the world of bead stringing and design in just two hours.
Supplies: Basic Class Kit (available at the register) and enough beads in colors and styles you like to fill 18" of cord. Larger beads and a simple design for your first effort will save stringing time, allowing more time in class to concentrate on techniques. For earrings, bring a few extra beads with holes large enough to fit on headpins.


 


INTRODUCTION TO EARRINGS

Virginia:    

   No class scheduled this session. 

To register call (703) 848-2323.

For those looking to take a basic beading class for earrings only or individuals wanting to brush up on their earring making skills, this class is perfect for you.  For 1 hour we will be entirely focused on earrings, starting from square one.  Earrings are great instant gratification for new beaders and self-proclaimed "un-creative types!" They are so easy you can whip up a pair while you drink your morning coffee to match your outfit for the day.  We will make 2 types of beginning earrings and learn all about the world of earring findings from earhooks to earclips and decorative headpins to plain eyepins. 

Supplies: 4 earwires (posts, hooks, or clip on); 4 headpins (plain or decorative); 2 eyepins; variety of beads to fit your pins (remember to include little space beads, they really elevate your designs); chain nose & round nose pliers; wire cutters; beading mat.

 


JEWELRY DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS $35

Virginia: (Penelope Diamanti)

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (703) 848-2323.

Using over 100 images and examples, we’ll explore the universal elements of design as applied in beaded necklaces: Line (shapes of necklaces); Balance (use of symmetry and asymmetry); Focal Point (pendants, large focal beads, or massing of beads to create a focal point); Rhythm (repeating patterns); Texture (using beads with a variety of textures, finishes, and patterns); and Color Harmony. Whatever your style, incorporating the principles of harmonious design will take your jewelry to the next level.  You’ll also learn some helpful construction tips and techniques and are welcome to bring works-in-progress or necklaces you want to rework to class for personalized feedback and advice. No supplies needed.


KID'S CLASSES (ages 6 - 12)

Virginia:

   No class scheduled this session. 

Supplies: For all of our kid's classes, basic supplies are included in the class price. Please provide your child with $5-10 to select a few feature beads to personalize their pieces

Beaded Key Rings $25

    No class scheduled this session. 

In this one hour class, students will make two fun beaded key rings for backpacks, zippers, keys, etc. Our younger beaders will get their creative juices flowing as they string and knot to create their very own one of a kind charms!

 

Rubber Tubing Memory Wire Bracelet $25

    No class scheduled this session. 

A fun, funky introductory class for our younger beaders. In this class students will be introduced to memory wire, a wire that holds its shape. Students will string beads on the memory wire and use rubber tubing as spacing in their bracelets. A fun project for kids of all ages. 

 

Beaded Necklace $25

    No class scheduled this session. 

Here’s an introduction to beading class geared towards our younger beaders. Students will make a professional quality necklace in class. Just because our students are young, doesn’t mean they aren't creative thinkers. Let them design a necklace that will last!


LEATHER LATTICE BRACELET $30

Virginia: (Mary Croke)

  Sunday, August 16, 1:00 - 3:00pm

To register call (703) 848-2323.


Join Beadazzled in our Woven Leather and Gems Class. You've seen it from your favorite designers and in your favorite catalogs. Now come learn this fun and stylish technique of wrapping lather with a lattice your favorite beads. By the end of the class you'll be experienced in weaving your beads onto leather and creating your own toggle clasp with an feature bead. You'll be able to apply this technique to any number of other accessories, including multi-wrap bracelets, anklets, necklaces and headbands. You'll leave the class addicted and your friends will be begging you to make them one... or more!
Supplies: At least 3 feet of round leather (1.5-2mm is best); enough beads to complete at least a single-strand bracelet (see note); 1 larger feature bead with hole large enough to fit on leather; bead cord (silk, nylon, Nymo, etc) that will fit through your beads at least four times; 1 package twisted wire needles; 1 tube Hypo Cement beading glue. Note on beads: Beads should be even in shape and size. While some size variance will work, the more evenly shaped your beads, the more evenly they will weave and stay together.



MIXED MEDIA! $35

Washington: (Kathleen Manning) 

   No class scheduled this session.

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Have fun experimenting and incorporating new materials into your bead work.  Basic wire experience a plus, but not necessary.  Tools are provided for use during class.

Supplies: 1 package or pair of earwires; 1 package 6mm jumprings;  assortment of beads; some or all of the following:  leather; hemp; superlon; memory wire; feathers; trim; tassels; old jewelry; buttons; chain.

 


MulitstrandMULTI-STRANDS $35

Prerequisite in all locations: Introduction to Beading class.

       

Washington: (Kathleen Manning)

   No class scheduled this session.

To register call (202) 265-2323

Building on skills learned in Introduction to Beading, students will learn many finishing techniques for multi-strand necklaces and bracelets.  Students may bring as many projects as they like; however, all have to be unfinished and strung on Soft Touch prior to class, using Bead Stoppers to keep beads in place.  Time is allotted during class to purchase finishing pieces.

Supplies: Bring strands pre-strung on Soft Touch to be combined and finished in class, bead stoppers.

Virginia: (Mary Croke)  $30

   No class scheduled this session. 

To register call (703) 848-2323


Building on skills learned in Introduction to Beading, learn how to measure and finish your multi-strand project using cones and simple wire working techniques. During this 1-hour session we will be completing your already started multi-strand project.  Therefore prior to class you must have three or more strands of beads prestrung onto Soft Touch.  Please leave at least 3" of cord beyond the beads on each end and bring a few extra beads in case you need to adjust length. 
Supplies: 3 or more strands of beads already strung on Soft Touch  **There will not be time to string during class**; 2 cones; single-strand clasp; 2" headpin; 2 crimps for each strand; 1ft 22ga wire; Optional: 3" large-hole chain.

 

 

 


THREE EARRINGS! $30

Washington: (Kathleen Manning) 

   Sunday, October 11, 9:00 - 11:00am

To register call (202) 265-2323.

This is a great, fun class for jewelry makers of all experience levels who want to learn new and creative design ideas for earrings.  Basic wire experience a plus, but not necessary.  Tools will be provided for use during class.

Supplies: one package of earwires; earhoops and/or chandelier findings; one package of headpins; 24ga wire in metal of your choice; one foot of chain; assortment of beads.


PHONETOGRAPHY WORKSHOP I $65

 (Cas Webber)

   No class scheduled this session.

 

Join Cas Webber as she teaches you how to photograph your jewelry, beads, craft or any object with the tool you already possess. In this class you will not only learn through hands-on practice how to use your smart phone or tablet as your camera, but you will also learn tips about "how to see", how to use light, how to create strong composition, and how to use the best apps available to capture the perfect detail that your work deserves. Whether you need images to sell your work on various websites, market your work to others, or simply to create a diary of your work, this 3 hour class will teach you that image really does matter.
Supplies: Bring to class one to three items you want to practice photographing, but keep it small, no bigger than 12" x 12".  Pen, paper, phone or tablet.


RAW STONE AND CRYSTAL WRAPPED CREATIONS $30 NEW

Washington: (Kathleen Manning)  

   No class scheduled this session. 

To register call (202) 265-2323

Enjoy the good energy of your rough stones and crystals by wrapping them in wire. Learn how to wrap different shapes and create the effect you love for jewelry and decorative art.
Supplies: Assortment of crystals, druzies, arrowheads, geode slabs, fossils (no smooth stones).
At least 1 spool of 24ga wire, assortment of 4mm beads and seed beads for adding to your wire wrap.


RECYCLE, REUSE, RENEW $35

Washington:  (Kathleen Manning)    

    Sunday, May 3, 9:00 - 11:00am

To register call (202) 265-2323.

Bring in your stash of old, sentimental, broken or out of style jewelry and learn ways to give it new life. You can also bring in projects in progress that you are having problems with. This is an open-ended class, Kathleen will show you what you need to solve your jewelry problems and give you great ideas! Supplies can be purchased during class.

 


TEEN CLASSES (ages 13 and up)

Virginia:

Supplies: For all of our teen classes, basic supplies are included in the class price. Please provide your child with $5-10 to select a few feature beads to personalize their pieces

Daisy Chain $30

   No class scheduled this session. 

An enduring classic, this class introduces how to make daisy chain necklace using small glass seed beads. In this class, students will learn the technique to create their own daisy flowers, while being able to choose from an assortment of seed beads of varying colors. Guaranteed to help teens of all ages get in touch with their inner flower power!

 

Shamballa bracelet $30  

   No class scheduled this session. 

This is an introductory class for teens. Students will learn basic knotting techniques to secure stones and other beads into a sleek, stylish bracelet. A good introduction for anyone interested in Chinese knotting, or other macramé/braiding techniques. This bracelet is great for the summertime! 

 

Memory Wire Charm Bracelet $30

   No class scheduled this session. 

A class for designed for teens to introduce them to memory wire, a wire often used in bracelets and necklaces that "remembers" its shape. Students will design and create their very own beaded charm bracelets; choosing from a variety of fun beads in varying sizes, shapes, and colors.  A creative way to spend a summer day!

Leather Wrap Bracelet $30

   No class scheduled this session. 

Let your teen become a fashionista with their own oh-so-fabulous leather wrap style bracelet. In this class teens learn how to create a woven bracelet with Japanese cube beads. A fun, stylish, highly addictive technique that will let teens create one of a kind pieces again and again!

 

 

 


 

VERTICAL NETTING NECKLACE $40

Virginia: (Rachel Reich)

   No class scheduled this session. 

To register call (703) 848-2323.


Who doesn't love updating a classic look?  Use a simple beadweaving technique to make an elegant, lacy necklace that can give a vintage feel to any outfit!  You will learn the vertical netting stitch, as well as how to turn it into a stunning piece of jewelry.
Supplies:  100-200 4-6mm beads; 2 tubes of size 11 Delicas; size D nymo thread; size 10 needles; needle threader; 1 yard of fine Soft Touch; one clasp; two crimp beads.

 


What Do Men Want? $30

Washington:  (Kathleen Manning)    

    Sunday, April 26, 9:00 - 11:00am

To register call (202) 265-2323.

This is a class for men and the women who design for them. Learn what’s trending in men’s jewelry design. Make a bracelet or necklace in class.

Supplies:: 1 yd. of Soft Touch wire, 2 crimp beads, 1 clasp and enough beads for your project. We recommend beads in bone, Hematite, lava stone, cocoshell or other gemstones.


 

WIRE CROCHET $40

Wire Crochet

Virginia:

   Sunday, July 12, 1:00 - 3:00pm

To register call (703) 848-2323.


Learn the basics of how to crochet with wire. In class, you will create a woven necklace with strands of crocheted wire and beads. Knowing how to crochet is not a prerequisite for taking this class.
Supplies: Large variety of beads in sizes 4-10mm that coordinate with each other or work in a color scheme (no large-holed beads!); 15 yd spool of 28ga wire in a color to complement beads; 2ft 22ga wire; 2 small plain cones (20x6mm); clasp of your choice; round-nose pliers; chain-nose pliers; wire cutters.  Optional: 1 ft of chain.  Crochet hook will be provided for use during class.

 


WIRE RINGS $35

Suggested Prerequisite: Beginning Wire class, but not required.

Wire Rings

Washington: (Kathleen Manning) 

   Sunday, September 27, 9:00 - 11:00am

To register call (202) 265-2323.


Explore the art of wire wrapped rings using wire, beads and your own creativity.  Students will use a ring mandrel to shape and create at least three different ring styles.
Supplies: 1 ring mandrel, chasing hammer (optional); 1 package each of 12 gauge aluminum wire, 18 gauge wire, 24 gauge wire; 6-8 4 and 6mm beads; 5-10 assorted beads with holes to fit 18 gauge wire.


Wrapped BraceletWIRE WRAPPED CUFF BRACELET $40

Suggested Prerequisite: Basic wire experience suggested.

    

Virginia:

    No class scheduled this session.

To register call (703) 848-2323.

Learn new ways of working with precious metal wire in just two hours. You will create a chic cuff bracelet embellished with beads. This is not for the faint of heart! There will be lots of noise and hammering going on as you learn to put the hammer and anvil to good use constructing a sturdy cuff.
Supplies: 2 ft of 14 ga SS or GF wire; 5 ft of 24 ga SS or GF wire; an assortment of 2-6mm crystal, pearls, silver, gold, glass or gemstone beads (more variety will make a more interesting bracelet);, wire cutters, chain and round nose pliers; bench block or anvil; chasing hammer.