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Private Lessons



We are not offering large classes at the moment, but if you’re interested in some basic/advanced classes in jewelry making, we can offer a private lesson (1-2 hours) for one or more individuals with one of our skilled staff artists.  

Private Lessons:
Fees are due at the the time of reservation. Prices include instruction and a 1-hour time slot, along with certain materials. See below for more information. Please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to your lesson to choose your beads.

  • Private Lesson for 1: $25
    Ages 13 and up. Does
    not include beads.
  • Private Lesson for 2-3: $20 per person
    Ages 13 and up. Does not include beads.
  • Private Lesson for Adult & Child (age 7-12): $30 total 
    Basic Beading lesson only. Does not include beads.

Private Lessons can be scheduled from 11 AM to 4 PM. Typically on Fridays and Saturdays but we may be able to do other days/times upon request. Please allow up to 48 hours to confirm the private lesson date.

We offer the following lessons:

  • Basic Beading Lesson (ages 7+): Lesson includes basic stringing, jump ring or split ring opening/closing and crimping instruction. Stretch cord finishing may also be included in the instructions. You will leave with a finished piece, either anklet, bracelet or necklace.
    • Price includes 36” beading wire, 4 crimps, 4 jump or split rings, and 1 basic lobster claw clasp. 12” of stretch magic is also included, if necessary. ALL other tools, beads or materials must be brought in from home or bought in-store. If bought in-store, a 10% discount will be applied (excludes consignment and sale items.)

  • Basic Wire-Wrap Link Lesson (ages 13+): Lesson includes how to create links using a wire-wrap coil technique. You will learn how to attach a clasp, earring hook, or other finding with a wire-wrap. As well as how to make a beaded “chain.” You may not have time to finish an actual necklace, bracelet or anklet, but will be able to finish a pair of simple, dangle earrings.
    • Price includes 12” of copper wire for practice, 1 basic lobster claw clasp and 2 plated, basic earring hooks and rubber backs. ALL other tools, beads or materials must be brought in from home or bought in-store. If bought in-store, a 10% discount will be applied (excludes consignment and sale items.)

  • Pendant Wire Wrapping Lesson (ages 13+): Lesson includes how to wrap a piece with no hole to create a pendant. For example, a rock or stone, sea glass, shark tooth, arrowhead, etc. You will walk away with a finished pendant that you’ll be able to hang from chain or cording.
    • Pricing includes 24” of plated wire. ALL other tools, beads or materials must be brought in from home or bought in-store. If bought in-store, a 10% discount will be applied (excludes consignment and sale items.)

  • Knotting Lesson (ages 13+): Lesson includes how to knot cording such as silk, nylon, waxed linen or waxed cotton. You will learn how to use knotting tweezers, how to attach a clasp using French wire, clamshell endings or how to finish off a piece with a hidden knot. You may not have time to completely finish a project within the hour time-frame, but you will leave with the knowledge of how to complete it at your leisure.
    • Price includes 2” of French wire, 4 plated clamshell endings, 2 jump rings  and 1 basic lobster claw clasp. ALL other tools, beads or materials must be brought in from home or bought in-store. If bought in-store, a 10% discount will be applied (excludes consignment and sale items.)

  • Bead Weaving Lesson (ages 13+): Lesson includes the technique of Peyote Stitching. You may not finish a piece within the 1 hour time frame but you will leave with the knowledge of how to finish it at your leisure.
    • Price includes a beading needle. ALL other tools, beads or materials must be brought in from home or bought in-store. If bought in-store, a 10% discount will be applied (excludes consignment and sale items.)

  • Custom Lesson (ages 13+): You may bring in jewelry to rework, take apart and re-purpose, or learn a technique of your choice. Speak with either Sidra or Melanie about what you’re interested in learning and they’ll let you know whether or not we can accommodate you.

Store Private Lesson Policy:

  • Give the staff 24 hours notice if you need to cancel. A refund cannot be given but we can reschedule your session.
  • Sessions are scheduled at the staff's discretion and we reserve the right to reschedule if an emergency arises and an instructor cannot attend. 
  • If you show up more than 10 minutes late, your session will have to be rescheduled. 
  • All lessons end by 5 PM, no later. No exceptions.
  • Your instructor will keep an eye on the time and will keep you on schedule. If time allows and you choose to keep working with the instructor, you WILL BE charged $5 for every 10 minutes your instructor has to stay. Otherwise, you may work on your own, at our DIY Beading Table after your time slot is up.