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Classes that are GREAT for Kids!!!

June - August 2013 Classes

While we don't run a "formal" beading camp or classes that are technically specific for kids at Artful Beads, we do have a lot of classes that are perfect for kids ages 12 years old and up! Our classes run 2-3 hours on average, and registration fees generally run about $35-$45 plus materials. Beading classes are a great way to encourage creative growth!!

The classes that are currently on our schedule which are great for kids are listed below. This list will change every time we put out a new class list, so keep your eyes peeled for updates!

We do require advanced registration for our classes, so be sure to give the store a call to check availability. And remember that if the dates for classes you are interested in don't fit in your schedule, we can always add new sessions! Please pick several dates that do work for you, give us a call, and we'll compare your dates to our existing schedule and find a fit!


Registering for classes:
You can register for classes at the store or over the phone.  Class fees must be paid in full in order to reserve your seat.  Cancellations one (1) week or more prior to a scheduled class will receive a full refund; cancellations less than one week before class will receive store credit. Please note that if you do not show up for, or call to cancel a class that you have registered for, your class fee is non-refundable.

If you are not able to attend a class on its currently scheduled date, ask us about scheduling another session!  If there is a technique you would like to learn that is not in our regularly scheduled classes, we can schedule a private class; call or come in for pricing and details!

You will receive 10% off any materials purchased the day of the class (excluding PMC and other metal clay products, artisan beads, class registration, and gift certificates.  Cannot be combined with other offers.).

REMINDER: We just want to take a moment to remind everyone that class fees must be paid in full at the time you reserve your spot. This requirement is necessary for us to keep our book keeping in proper order, and to ensure that everyone who wishes to take any given class has the opportunity to do so. Please don't ask for exceptions, as this puts us in a difficult position. In order to make the payment process convenient for you, we gladly accept credit card payments over the phone. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

NOTE: You may have noticed that several of our classes are marked with “Previous bead-weaving experience required.”  The skill level for these classes is intermediate or above; in order to cover all the techniques defined in the scope of the class within the specified time-frame, students will need to know certain techniques before taking the class.  These “prerequisites” are necessary to make the class experience fun and successful for everyone.  We are happy to let you know what skills you need before signing up!

We are now offering classes on Sundays!
In order help accommodate everyone's busy schedules, we are happy to announce that we now have classes scheduled on Sundays! Sunday classes will begin at 11:30am and will generally run until 2:30pm. We hope this opens up more opportunities for everyone who wants to take classes with us!


Click HERE for a calendar view of our classes!



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Crystal Helix Bracelet

Tuesday, August 20th, 10:30am-12:30pm.

Using an assortment of sizes of crystals and seed beads, you will create an elegant ‘chain’ of beads with a helical type spiral running through it.  This is a truly unique bracelet that can also be a necklace or anklet!  You can change the sizes and shapes of the beads to achieve all different looks.  Cost of the class is $40 plus materials.

*Great for kids 12 and up!!*

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Sparkle and Allure Bracelet

Choose one: Thursday, June 27th, 5:30pm-8:00pm; Sunday, July 21st, 1:30pm-3:30pm.

No one can deny that the sparkle and allure of pearls and crystals together are mesmerizing!  In this class you will learn to weave a bracelet using Czech fire polish crystals, Swarovski crystals or pearls together for an extraordinary effect on the wrist.  You can make them in so many different color combinations it will be hard to choose which ones to wear!  These make fast, great gifts for family and friends. Cost of the class is $45 plus materials.

*Great for kids 12 and up!!*

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Beginner Beading

Choose one:  Saturday, July 6th, 2:00pm-4:00pm; Sunday, August 4th, 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Come in and learn how to make your own jewelry!  You will learn all of the skills needed to make necklaces, bracelets, anklets and watches.  Once you start, you won't be able to stop!  Class fee is $35 plus materials.

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Beginner Earrings

Choose one: Friday, June 28th, 2:30pm-4:00pm; Thursday, July 18th, 1:30am-4:30pm; Sunday, August 18th, 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Come in and learn how to wire wrap earrings just like the professionals!  Using any beads of your choice, you will learn to create a loop and coil at the top of a headpin and attach it to an earring wire.  By the end of the class you will be a pro at wire wrapping loops!  Cost of the class is $35 plus materials.

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Flat Peyote Bracelet

Thursday, July 25th, 5:30pm-8:00pm.

In this class you will learn the peyote stitch and make a beautiful bracelet as your finished product!  You can use multiple colors of seed beads, cubed beads, hex seed beads and much more.  This class will open doors for all of the jewelry possibilities using peyote!!!  This is a fabulous beginner class!!  The cost of this class is $45 plus materials.

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Twisted Spiral Rope Bracelet

Thursday, August 1st, 5:30pm-8:00pm.

A new spin on favorite technique!!  In this class you will learn the spiral rope stitch using different sizes and colors of seed beads.  You will incorporate beads and crystals in multiple sizes and colors right into the design of this project so it is seamless and comfortable to wear.  You can work with different color palettes to make a bracelet or necklace for every season.  Cost of the class is $45 plus materials. 

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Frosty Flowers Earrings or Pendant

Thursday, June 20th, 5:30pm-8:00pm.

These darling little earrings work up fast with needle and thread and can easily be turned into a pendant or a bracelet.  Using Czech glass two- hole beads known as Twins or Super Duos, you will weave the design together with size 11 seed beads.  Czech fire polished 3mm crystals are added for a touch of sparkle.  A 4mm Swarovski bicone crystal sits in the center to bring all the elements together.  This is a great, versatile project for cold winter days.  Cost of the class is $35 plus materials.

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Mixed Media Bracelet

Thursday, June 27th, 5:30pm-8:00pm.

This brilliant bracelet is another fabulous example of the mixed media bracelet.  Using uniquely drilled large-hole gemstone beads you will hand knot each bead together with waxed cord. The addition of heavy chain or multiple chains contrasts with the smoothness of the gemstones and gives the bracelet great visual texture.  Charms and dangles can be added to pick up colors of the stones or add another element of metal to the piece.  Cost of the class is $20 plus materials.

*Great for kids 12 and up!!*

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Primitive Chic I Macramé Bracelet

Choose one:  Friday, July 12th, 2:30pm-4:00pm; Thursday, August 8th, 5:30pm-7:00pm.

This simple, yet striking macramé bracelet has the perfect balance of rustic and chic!  Using various cords you will add metal beads and components that will adorn the top of your wrist.  You will create a handmade, organic macramé clasp to slide the bracelet on and off your wrist.  This bracelet looks great worn on its own or combined with multiple other bracelets.  It is a perfect class for all skill levels and makes a great gift!  Cost of the class is $25 plus materials.

*Great for kids 12 and up!!*


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