Current Class Schedule
Scottsdale

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

480-948-2323!

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 3, Tuesday 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor: Bailey DeGraff

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 5, Tuesday 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Leather Wrap Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This popular and stylish bracelet wraps Swarovski pearl beads in a channel of rich leather. 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 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Intro to Bead Stringing
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This is the first class a new beader should invest in taking. Learn all about the many kinds of beads, stringing materials and tools.  You’ll make a beautiful Swarovski crystal and sterling silver 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 5, Thursday 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Intro to the Torch: Making Headpins & Pinning Elements
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Beginner Silver Smithing/Intermediate Wire Working

This fun and easy introduction to working with fire teaches the basic elements of working with a small butane torch to make ball end headpins. We'll discuss fueling the torch and lighting it, safely handling sterling silver in fire, and using sterling silver's natural melting properties to secure elements through pinning procedures. You'll finish an interchangeable wire wrapped bail. 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.

September 7, Saturday 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Instructor: Trina Babb

Peyote Stitch Bracelet
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

Peyote stitch is the single most versatile stitch a beader canlearn. This class teaches simple peyote stitch in a clean, modern bracelet using Delica seed beads and a sterling silver slide clasp. This class is a pre-requisite for all advanced peyote classes. This class uses TINY seed beads -- bring magnification if vision is a problem. Must have experience working with thread prior to taking this class and know how to tie off and tie on additional thread. 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 7, Saturday 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Sonya Parsons

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 9, Monday 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

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 10, Tuesday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Bailey DeGraff

Intro Hemp Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

Organic and youthful, knotted hemp jewelry is all the rage! Learn the basics of micro-macramé knotting with this traditional hemp and cane glass bracelet with button closure. THe same knot can be straight or twisted! All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors and closures may vary according to availability.

September 10, Tuesday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

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 11, Wednesday 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Metal Stamping
Cost $45 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

You’ve seen it in all the beading magazines! Now you can learn to do it yourself! Create custom stamped charms using metal stamps and brass, copper and nickel silver blank charms. Learn all sorts of ways to manipulate that metal: Embed letters and symbols into the metal using steel stamps, dap (or curve) your charms to create concave discs, texturize using a ball pein hammer, and then use a special technique to darken within your stamped areas and highlight your design. Learn about adding Swarovski flat back crystals and layering techniques to add dimension to your jewelry. You’ll never be stuck looking for that perfect charm again, when you can make anything you like! All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 12, Thursday 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Instructor: Bailey DeGraff

Leather Wrap Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This popular and stylish bracelet wraps Swarovski pearl beads in a channel of rich leather. 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: Judy Shuman

Intro to Bead Stringing
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This is the first class a new beader should invest in taking. Learn all about the many kinds of beads, stringing materials and tools.  You’ll make a beautiful Swarovski crystal and sterling silver 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 14, Saturday 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Leather Wrap Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This popular and stylish bracelet wraps Swarovski pearl beads in a channel of rich leather. 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 14, Saturday 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

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 16, Monday 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

Illusion Necklace
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

Beads appear to float on this lovely multi-strand Swarovski crystal, Czech glass and pearl necklace. Learn the basics of multi-strand design, working with micro crimps and finishing with sterling silver cones. You must know how to crimp and wire wrap to take this class.

September 16, Monday 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

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 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Bailey DeGraff

Intermediate Macrame Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

Take your micro-macrame to the next level! Learn to construct the amazing slide clasp found on popular jewelry. Why spend $400 or more for a bracelet when you can make it yourself?! Must have taken Intro Hemp Bracelet or be able to tie macrame square knots before taking this class. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors and closures may vary according to availability.

September 17, Tuesday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Flower Garden Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner Stitching / Intermediate Stringing

Bring the beauty of the outdoors with you wherever you go! This class teaches a simple fringe technique to create a colorful and easy to make bracelet with Swarovski crystals, Czech glass flower beads and seed beads. You must know how to crimp prior to taking 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 18, Wednesday 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Instructor: Jennifer Eng

Leather Tennis Bracelet **NEW!**
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Intermediate

It’s Bead World’s modern take on the classic tennis bracelet! In this fun make-and-take you’ll use the Spanish knotting technique you already know in a new way to combine the richness of leather cord with the sparkle and glamour of rhinestone chain. You must know how to tie Spanish knots 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 18, Wednesday 3:30PM - 5:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

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 19, Thursday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Lezli Goodwin

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 19, Thursday 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Instructor: Bailey DeGraff

Intro to Bead Stringing
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This is the first class a new beader should invest in taking. Learn all about the many kinds of beads, stringing materials and tools.  You’ll make a beautiful Swarovski crystal and sterling silver 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 19, Thursday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Intermediate Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet
Cost $45 (copper materials included),
$80 (optional sterling silver upgrade)
Level: Intermediate Wire Working

Learn to create this amazing wire wrapped cuff bracelet using heavy gauge copper wire, finer copper wire and assorted beads. You must be very comfortable with wire to take this class. Project may not be completed in class. All materials are included. Optional sterling silver upgrade available. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions. Project colors may vary according to availability.

September 21, Saturday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Lezli Goodwin

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 21, Saturday 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

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 23, Monday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

Leather Wrap Bracelet
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This popular and stylish bracelet wraps Swarovski pearl beads in a channel of rich leather. 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 23, Monday 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

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 24, Tuesday 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Instructor: Bailey DeGraff

Intro to Bead Stringing
Cost $35 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

This is the first class a new beader should invest in taking. Learn all about the many kinds of beads, stringing materials and tools.  You’ll make a beautiful Swarovski crystal and sterling silver 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 24, Tuesday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

Jen's Pind Chain Maille Bracelet
Cost $50 (copper materials included),
Sterling silver $150 (optional upgrade)
Level: Intermediate Chain Maille

Learn the richly patterned chain maille weave that is legendary among jewelry designers. You must have extensive chain maille experience to take this class. It is strongly recommended that you have taken the Double Spiral class prior to Jen’s Pind. Project may not be completed in class. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, with no exceptions.

September 25, Wednesday 1:00PM – 3:00PM
Instructor: Jennifer Eng

Introduction to Working with Leather
Cost $40 (materials included)
Level: Beginner

Learn the basics of working with leather in stylish, fashionable ways. Explore different methods of finishing and decorating as you complete three different leather and sterling silver bracelets. All materials are included. All classes use only the kits and materials provided, no exceptions.

September 25, Wednesday 3:30PM – 5:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

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 26, Thursday 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Instructor: Bailey DeGraff

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 26, Thursday 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman

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 28, Saturday 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Instructor: Jennifer Eng

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 28, Saturday 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Instructor: Jennifer Eng

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 30, Monday 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Instructor: Karen Thompson

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 30, Monday 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Instructor: Judy Shuman


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