Current Class Schedule
Phoenix

Phoenix: 602-240-BEAD
Scottsdale: 480-948-BEAD

October class schedule will be available online by October 1st!
Class prices do not include sales tax.
To register for classes, please stop by the store or call

602-240-2323!

Introduction to Wire Wrapping
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

Learn the technique used in all kinds of fashion jewelry, connecting chains, beads and dangles.  You’ll create a sparkly pair of Swarovski crystal and sterling silver earrings and a stylish gemstone pendant, and you’ll walk away with an understanding of how to work successfully with hard wires.  All materials included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 3, Tuesday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Betty Ott

Spanish Knot Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This exotic knot was brought back from the beaches of Spain by our shop owner, Karen, and has been a huge hit! You will learn the basic Spanish knot using leather cord and incorporate metal spacers to create a bracelet with an adjustable button-and-loop closure. After class, you'll want to use this versatile knot in all kinds of applications -- try using them in your leather wrap bracelets in place of regular knots for a designer touch! This project may not be completed in class. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 4, Wednesday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Judy Corning

Cord Knotting
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This class teaches the traditional technique of knotting between pearls and beads, using both tweezers and an awl. You will complete an 18 inch "Tin Cup" style necklace to take home, and you'll leave with an understanding of how to make and repair classic pearl pieces. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 5, Thursday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Trina Babb

Mala Bead Necklace **NEW!**
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

Mala beads have a place in many cultures, from the Roman Catholic rosary to New Age affirmation beads. This particular pattern is a Buddhist mala. Though traditionally used while chanting or saying mantras, similar styles have been spotted everywhere as of late, from major fashion runways and magazines to the wardrobes of Hollywood starlets and hip trendseters worldwide. Using a ready made tassel and a guru bead, you'll learn how to construct a clasp-free beaded necklace and gain experience setting crimp covers. You must be able to flat crimp to take this class (taught in our Introduction to bead Stringing class). All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 6, Friday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Fran Disspain

Introduction to Wire Wrapping
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

Learn the technique used in all kinds of fashion jewelry, connecting chains, beads and dangles.  You’ll create a sparkly pair of Swarovski crystal and sterling silver earrings and a stylish gemstone pendant, and you’ll walk away with an understanding of how to work successfully with hard wires.  All materials included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 7, Saturday 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Instructor: Betty Ott

Introduction to Bead Stringing
 Cost $35.00 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This is the first class a new beader should invest in taking. Learn all about the many kinds of beads and stringing materials and tools.  You'll make a beautiful Swarovski crystal and silver plated bracelet. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 7, Saturday 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Instructor: Jennifer Herrmann

Intermediate Wire Working
Cost $50 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate Wire Working

Take your wire wrapping skills to a new level! Learn the basic techniques necessary to make free form toggles, hook & eye closures, "S" hooks, "V" ear wires and charms. Students will several closures and charms, discus customization techniques and practice work hardening finished silver pieces. You must be very comfortable working with wire to take this class. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 10, Tuesday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Betty Ott

Spanish Knot Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This exotic knot was brought back from the beaches of Spain by our shop owner, Karen, and has been a huge hit! You will learn the basic Spanish knot using leather cord and incorporate metal spacers to create a bracelet with an adjustable button-and-loop closure. After class, you'll want to use this versatile knot in all kinds of applications -- try using them in your leather wrap bracelets in place of regular knots for a designer touch! This project may not be completed in class. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 12, Thursday 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Instructor: Mary Brown

Pre Chain Maille Cha Cha Bracelet
Cost $45 (copper materials included), Sterling silver $95 (optional upgrade)
Level: Beginner

Get ready to learn all of our exciting chain maille weaves by taking this fun and easy pre-chain maille class. Learn how to use two pairs to open and close jump rings flawlessly. Leave with a completed, gorgeous copper (or optional sterling silver) and Borosilicate glass drop bracelet.

September 13, Friday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Fran Disspain

Mala Bead Necklace **NEW!**
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

Mala beads have a place in many cultures, from the Roman Catholic rosary to New Age affirmation beads. This particular pattern is a Buddhist mala. Though traditionally used while chanting or saying mantras, similar styles have been spotted everywhere as of late, from major fashion runways and magazines to the wardrobes of Hollywood starlets and hip trendseters worldwide. Using a ready made tassel and a guru bead, you'll learn how to construct a clasp-free beaded necklace and gain experience setting crimp covers. You must be able to flat crimp to take this class (taught in our Introduction to bead Stringing class). All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 14, Saturday 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Instructor: Jennifer Herrmann

Intermediate Leather Cuff **NEW!**
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate Leather/Riveting

This rich gorgeous leather cuff class offers you a wealth of creative options, leading to a beautiful personalized piece of jewelry! In this class you will learn how to set deco rivets, lacing and using Sam Brown spot clasps. A fun selection of leather types and colors allow you to make this piece completely your own! All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 14, Saturday 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Instructor: Mary Brown

Spanish Knot Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This exotic knot was brought back from the beaches of Spain by our shop owner, Karen, and has been a huge hit! You will learn the basic Spanish knot using leather cord and incorporate metal spacers to create a bracelet with an adjustable button-and-loop closure. After class, you'll want to use this versatile knot in all kinds of applications -- try using them in your leather wrap bracelets in place of regular knots for a designer touch! This project may not be completed in class. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 16, Monday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Jennifer Herrmann

Introduction to Riveting
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner Riveting

It's a whole new world once you know how to rivet! You'll try your hand at using the rotary leather hole puncher and steel tools to set two-part compression rivets and snap closures, then finish off your bracelet by embellishing the top with a decorative bar and discs. Don't be intimidated -- it's easy! Let us show you how, and you'll be riveting in no time... leather to metal, metal to metal, leather to leather, even cardstock and fabric for your mixed media pieces. There is no limit to your creativity! All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 17, Tuesday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

Introduction to Wire Wrapping
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

Learn the technique used in all kinds of fashion jewelry, connecting chains, beads and dangles.  You’ll create a sparkly pair of Swarovski crystal and sterling silver earrings and a stylish gemstone pendant, and you’ll walk away with an understanding of how to work successfully with hard wires.  All materials included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 17, Tuesday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Betty Ott

Intermediate Spanish Knot Bracelet **NEW!**
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

Ready for anything from the beach to a party, this bracelet combines our exotic Spanish knot with Swarovski crystals and pearls for a trendy, stylish look. You’ll learn how to use SoftFlex and crimps to make a base bracelet. Then you’ll utilize a project board to stabilize your piece while you Spanish knot your leather. It’s the perfect addition to your bracelet collection! You must be able to flat crimp and tie a Spanish knot to take this class (taught in our Introduction to Bead Stringing and Spanish Knot Bracelet classes). All materials included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 18, Wednesday 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Judy Corning

Chimera Bracelet **NEW!**
Cost $50 (materials included)
Level: Advanced

Named after the mythical hybrid creature from Greek mythology, our Chimera bracelet is a creative hybrid of leather wrap and Spanish knot, two of our most popular designs. An advanced project, Chimera looks amazing – the fabulous Swarovski crystal and pearls are perfectly highlighted by the leather framework. Be ready to make a lot of these bracelets – ALL your friends are going to want one! You must be able to tie a Spanish knot and stitch single-needle leather wraps to take this class (taught in our Spanish Knot and Leather Wrap classes). All materials included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 19, Thursday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

Fusing Fine Silver Bracelet
Cost $60 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate Silver Smithing

Learn to fuse and connect fine silver rings to create amazing custom chains! You will complete a linked chain bracelet and texture the links in any way you choose. This class is a prerequisite for all advanced fusing Chain classes. You must have taken our “Introduction to the Torch” or a similar torch safety class to take any of our fusing classes. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions.

September 19, Thursday 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Instructor: Trina Babb

Beginner Chain Maille Earrings
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Beginner Chain Maille

Learn three classic chain maille patterns while making three different pairs of chain maille earrings. This is an ideal first chain maille class. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions.

September 20, Friday 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Fran Disspain

Spanish Knot Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This exotic knot was brought back from the beaches of Spain by our shop owner, Karen, and has been a huge hit! You will learn the basic Spanish knot using leather cord and incorporate metal spacers to create a bracelet with an adjustable button-and-loop closure. After class, you'll want to use this versatile knot in all kinds of applications -- try using them in your leather wrap bracelets in place of regular knots for a designer touch! This project may not be completed in class. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 21, Saturday 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Instructor: Midori Isosaki

Chimera Bracelet **NEW!**
Cost $50 (materials included)
Level: Advanced

Named after the mythical hybrid creature from Greek mythology, our Chimera bracelet is a creative hybrid of leather wrap and Spanish knot, two of our most popular designs. An advanced project, Chimera looks amazing – the fabulous Swarovski crystal and pearls are perfectly highlighted by the leather framework. Be ready to make a lot of these bracelets – ALL your friends are going to want one! You must be able to tie a Spanish knot and stitch single-needle leather wraps to take this class (taught in our Spanish Knot and Leather Wrap classes). All materials included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 21, Saturday 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Instructor: Mary Brown

Introduction to Bead Stringing
 Cost $35.00 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This is the first class a new beader should invest in taking. Learn all about the many kinds of beads and stringing materials and tools.  You'll make a beautiful Swarovski crystal and silver plated bracelet. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 23, Monday 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Jennifer Herrmann

Kumihimo Necklace
Cost $45 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

Learn the graceful art of Japanese Kumihimo weaving using nylon cord! We'll show you how to add beads for a more glamorous design, and all of the equipment (Kumihimo disc, bobbins and weight) is yours to keep! This class is perfect for beginners! This project will not be completed in class. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 24, Tuesday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

Advanced Wire Working Pendant
Cost $50 (materials included)
Level: Advanced Wire Working

Learn to create an elaborate and beautiful wire bezel setting for non drilled stones! This beautiful and versatile technique is easily modified for a variety of styles. You must have taken intermediate wire working or have extensive wire experience prior to this class. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 24, Tuesday 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Instructor: Betty Ott

Intermediate Wire Crochet Necklace
Cost $45 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate Crochet

Crochet this multi-strand look necklace with various Czech glass beads and freshwater pearls. This stunning necklace is easier than it looks! Must know the crochet chain stitch prior to this class. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 25, Wednesday 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Judy Corning

Intermediate Spanish Knot Bracelet **NEW!**
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

Ready for anything from the beach to a party, this bracelet combines our exotic Spanish knot with Swarovski crystals and pearls for a trendy, stylish look. You’ll learn how to use SoftFlex and crimps to make a base bracelet. Then you’ll utilize a project board to stabilize your piece while you Spanish knot your leather. It’s the perfect addition to your bracelet collection! You must be able to flat crimp and tie a Spanish knot to take this class (taught in our Introduction to Bead Stringing and Spanish Knot Bracelet classes). All materials included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 26, Thursday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

Zig Zag Bracelet and Rock 'n' Roll Bracelet Duo **NEW!**
Cost $50 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

Get ready to rock your bracelet stack with two hot new leather designs to adorn your wrist! Our Zig Zag bracelet combines hammered metal spacers with multi-strands of rich leather for a Bohemian "throw-me-on-with-everything" vibe and our Rock 'n' Roll wrap bracelet showcases a "Z-clasp" riveted onto a sleek leather strip for a little edge and a lot of rocker chic. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 26, Thursday 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Instructor: Mary Brown

Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet
Cost $45 (copper materials included),
Sterling silver $80 (optional upgrade)
Level: Intermediate Chain Maille

This intricate, delicate bracelet uses one size of copper jump rings to create a traditional Byzantine design. This is one of the most popular chain patterns of all time. You must have some chain maille experience prior to taking this class. This project may not be completed in class. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Sterling silver option is available.

September 27, Friday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Fran Disspain

PMC Charm Bracelet
Cost $130 (materials included)
Level: Beginner PMC

Learn about fine silver Precious Metal Clay in this exciting bracelet class! Complete five unique stamped charms, fire them in Bead World’s kiln, patina and polish them any way you like. You’ll walk away with a finished sterling silver bracelet decorated with .999 silver charms. There will be an extended break (1 ½ - 2 hours) while your projects are firing in the kiln.

September 28, Saturday 10:30AM – 4:30PM
Instructor: Frongelyn Wilson

Beaded Leather Braid Bracelet **NEW!**
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner
Bead World has created the easiest method yet for embracing the hot trends of organic materials and multi-wrap bracelet. Braiding rich strands of leather and freshwater pearls is simple, fast and looks amazing!! This project may not be completed in class. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 30, Monday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Jennifer Hermann


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