Learn to Make Your Own Jewelry
You can make your own jewelry for a fraction of the cost of buying it. We are a full-service bead store, with a huge variety of all the materials one would need to design and create your own jewelry. We boast a knowledgeable staff and an in-house design table where anyone can come in to assemble a piece on the spot. This is also where we hold classes and a range of parties for ages 9 and up.
Please call 203-852-9194 to make your reservation. You must sign up in advance for these classes. If you do not cancel 24 hours prior to the class date you will be charged in full for the missed class.
Introductory Bead Stringing
Want to make a necklace or bracelet but don’t know how? Our introductury Bead Stringing class is the perfect class for you. In just 2 hours you will learn the basics of how to make a beaded necklace or bracelet from start to finish. We will teach you how to use tools and explain the differences in bead string options and findings. By the end you will have created your own beaded necklace or bracelet!
Wire wrapping is fundamental in jewelry making and will help you create a range of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Our Beginner Wire Working class covers how to link precious stones, gems, beads and/or charms as well as the more advanced technique of briolette wrapping. Each student will walk away with three pairs of earrings.
In Silk Knotting you will learn the traditional European jewlery making technique of knotting pearls and semi-precious stones with silk thread. This style of jewelry is elevated and sophisticated with the mix of silk, semi-precious stones, and pearls. Not only is this a beautiful style of making jewelery but it’s so easy to learn. Your finished necklace or bracelet will surely impress your friends and family.
Wire Wrapped Ring Class
Think you can only make necklaces, earrings and bracelets with beads? Not at all! In our Wire Wrap Ring class we will teach you how to make beautiful wire wrapped rings with beads, buttons, semi precious stones and gemstones. We will show you how to size your ring on a mandrel and how to connect the wire to beads to form a statement cocktail ring.
Want to make a necklace, bracelet or earrings but can’t fit our class times with your schedule? No problem, you can still learn how to make all the jewelry you can imagine with our private classes. Beadworks will work with you to find the best time to teach you whatever your are interested in learning.