Private Lessons

{ Private Lessons have been temporarily suspended due to Covid_19 }

If you’re interested in some basic techniques in jewelry making, we can offer a private lesson (1-1.5 hours) for 1 to 3 individuals with one of our skilled staff artists. If you're interested in a more advanced technique not listed below, please call us at (919) 933-9439 or stop by the shop for more information.

Private Lessons:
Fees are due at the the time of reservation. Prices include instruction and a 1 to 1.5 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 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 Stringing Lesson (ages 8+): Lesson lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours and includes basic beading instruction, 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.

  • $25 for 1 |  $20/person for up to 3 | $30 for adult and child (7-12)
  • Ages 13 and up unless with an accompanying adult. Does not include beads.
  • 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. You may use our tools during the lesson.
  • Beads are NOT included in this price, but you will receive a 10% discount on any beads/materials bought at the time of the class (excludes consignment and sale items.)

 

Basic Wire-Link Lesson (ages 13+): Lesson lasts about 1.5 hours and includes how to create links using a wire-wrap coil technique. You will learn how to attach a clasp or other finding with a wire-wrap. You should have time to complete a finished bracelet.

  • $25 for 1 |  $20/person for up to 3 
  • Ages 13 and up. Does not include beads.
  • Price includes 36” of base metal wire, 1 base metal lobster claw clasp and jump ring. You may use our tools during this lesson.
  • Beads are NOT included in this price, but you will receive a 10% discount on any beads/materials bought at the time of the class (excludes consignment and sale items.)


Basic Knotting Lesson (ages 13+): Lesson lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours and includes learning knotting techniques using waxed linen or nylon cording. You will have time to create a finished bracelet/anklet and will learn how to knot between each bead and how to attach a clasp.

  • $25 for 1 |  $20/person for up to 3 
  • Ages 13 and up. Does not include beads.
  • Price includes 2.5 yards of waxed linen or nylon cording, 4 plated clamshell bead tips, 2 base metal jump rings  and 1 base metal lobster claw clasp. You may use our tools during this lesson.
  • Beads are NOT included in this price, but you will receive a 10% discount on any beads/materials bought at the time of the class (excludes consignment and sale items.)


Basic Bead-Weaving Focal Bead Lesson (ages 13+): Lesson lasts 1-1.5 hours and teaches you how to make your own focal beads using small, Miyuki seed beads and the Peyote stitch bead-weaving technique.

  • $30 for 1 |  $25/person for up to 3 
  • Ages 13 and up. Beads ARE included in this lesson.
  • Price includes a beading needle, Nymo thread, and size 8/0 Miyuki seed beads.
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.