Private Lessons

{ Because of Covid-19, you WILL be required to wear a mask. Unless you have been social distancing together, one person only per lesson}

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 Monday-Thursday from 10am-6pm 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+): ALL beads + materials included! Lesson lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours and includes basic beading instruction, jump ring or split ring opening/closing and crimping instruction. You will leave with a finished necklace!

  • $35 for 1 | $30/person for up to 3 | $40 for adult and child (age 5-10)
  • Lesson is for ages 11 and up unless with an accompanying adult.
  • Price includes beads, 36”  beading wire, crimps, jump or split rings, and a basic lobster claw clasp. You may use our tools during the lesson.
  • Beads ARE included in this price, but if you decided to pick out other beads, you'll have to pay for them 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 11+): ALL beads + materials included! Lesson lasts about 1-1.5 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 and how to create a small charm. You will leave with a finished bracelet!

  • $35 for 1 | $30/person for up to 3 
  • Lesson is for ages 11 and up.
  • Price includes copper or silver-plated metal wire, headpins, and a base metal lobster claw clasp. You may use our tools during this lesson.
  • Beads ARE NOT included in this project but you will receive a 10% discount on any beads/materials bought at the time of the class (excludes consignment and sale items.)
    • A sea glass bead strand is $2.50 for example and works well for this beginner project. 

Basic Knotting Lesson (ages 13+): ALL beads + materials included!  Lesson lasts about 1 to 1.5 hours and includes learning knotting techniques using 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.

  • $35 for 1 | $30/person for up to 3 
  • Ages 13 and up
  • Price includes nylon cording, clamshell bead tips, jump rings, and a 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.)
    • A sea glass bead strand is $2.50 for example and works well for this beginner project. 

Need something more unique? 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 and about how much your custom lesson would cost.
  • Costs vary for custom lessons but start at at least $35/hour.

 

    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.