Classes
We offer a wide range of classes for both veteran and novice jewelry artist. Learn the latest techniques with hands on instructions and inspiration. All tools are provided for use during class. Classes are also available for private sessions as well as for parties! Call 210- 490-7625 for questions.
 
Note: Space is limited, so register early! All classes must be paid in advance. Contact the store with your information to hold your space and to get pricing for supplies. There is a $20 non-refundable deposit on all 3-4 hour classes and a $40 non-refundable deposit required on all 5-8 hour classes. Classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to class to continue to reserve your space. Classes are subject to change.
 
Beading, Kuhmihimo & Pearl Knotting
Introduction to Beading

Introduction to Jewelry Making
Beginning • 4 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Estimate $15)
March 26, April 8, 22, May 13,27, June17 • 10am-2pm

This class is designed for the beginning jewelry artist. Make a single strand necklace and a pair of earrings. These techniques will launch you confidently into the world of stringing and design in just three hours. The supply cost varies based on the beads you select.

Pearl Knotting

Pearl Knotting
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$25 (Supply Estimate $16)
April 15, May 6, June 3 • 10am-2pm

Learn to hand knot pearls and beads for the heirloom style fluid necklace or bracelet.

Tassels & More Tassels
All levels • 4 Hour Class
$20 plus (Select your beads)
May 7 • 10-2pm

Step up your skills and learn to make silk and beaded tassel for those trendy designs.

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding Technique

Kumihimo
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $15)
May 20 • 12-4pm

Learn the ancient Japanese braiding technique with many strands of super duo beads and seed beads.

double leather and rhinestone bracelet

Double Leather & Rhinestone Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $20)
March 4 & May 27 • 2-6pm

This stunning leather adjustable bracelet adds a lot of bling to your wrist. Double layers of rhinestones and you get to choose from a wide variety of colored leather.

CHAIN MAILLE WITH ELIZABETH (JENNIE) HIMES
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Byzantine Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit Est. $20 and up)
April 16 • 10am to 2pm

The Byzantine weave is an ancient and classic 4 in 1 weave. Learn to make this great bracelet. This is a very easy introductory class in the method of chain maille.

Helm Weave Bracelet

Helms Weave Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $20)
June 5 • 12-4pm

Learn this classic Helm weave and launch yourself into the art of chain maille with this Scandinavian design. You can request sterling rings when you call in your reservation.

European 4 in 1 Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour
$35 (Supply Est. $20)
April 16 • 2:30-6:30pm & May 8 • 12-4pm

Learn this beautiful flat weave with seed beads in any color you wish. A lush cuff look

 

Easy Cast Pewter
All Levels • 8 Hour Class
$55 (Kit $45)
April 23 & June 18 • 10am to 4pm

Bring Lunch!
Learn to create easy unique components using pewter casting techniques and a butane torch. Learn to press molds into casting sand, pour the lead free pewter and refine and patina pieces. Make several pendants with your one pound of pewter. Kit includes melting ladle, casting sand, 1lb. pewter, spoon and tin. You will use solder board, torch, hammers, pliers, anvils, vises, shears, buffers and grinders, files, pickle, patina, impressions for molds and more.

easy pearl pea pod pendant

Easy Pearl Pea Pod Pendant
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$30 Includes Supplies
April 24 • 12-4pm
May 13 • 2:30 to 6:30pm

Learn to work with copper to make this stunning pea pod pearl pendant. No soldering required and great for the beginner.

Don Noris Silversmithing

Beginning Silversmithing Class
Class Fee $300 Includes all Silver and Supplies
May 28 & 29
This is a Two Day Workshop From 10am to 6pm Each Day

All stones, silver, supplies and tools are furnished for the class. You will learn how to solder sterling silver. You will design a pendant, make a bezel, solder it together, set the stone, and polish your projects. This is not just a project class. You will be learning good basic skills that will allow you to make many different projects.

 
Bead Stitching and Loomingwith Sue Charette-Hood
Loom Plus Bracelet

Loom Plus Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $20)
April 29, June 10 • 12-4pm

Learn to use the new Rick’s Beading Loom and you will love it.  It is very easy to use and has only two ends left on each end to finish bracelet.  Sue will also teach you how to end the bracelet and to attach a clasp.

Loom Plus Bracelet

New!
Krystina Necklace or Earrings
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $35)
May 21 • 10am-2pm

Learn to stitch a beautiful necklace and earrings using a wide assortment of new bead types; crystals, pearls and seed beads. You will be introduced to the new four hold tile beads and the two hole super duo beads. This is a unique bezel method for the rivoli focal components with a super due beaded clasp design. This class is a component class and all aspects of the design will be taught.

Balustrade Bracelet
All Levels • 3.5 Hour
$40 (Kit Estimate $35)
May 22 • 12-3:30pm
Learn to stitch a beautiful multi layered cuff using a wide assortment of the new two hole beads. Another Starman stunning bracelet.

Mini Pearl Bracelet, Ring and Earrings
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Kit est. $35)
May 1 & June 12 • 12-3:30pm

Learn to use the NEW mini superduo beads to create a classy bracelet, ring and earrings. This is a component design which incorporates the peyote, netting and picot bead stitching techniques. You will also learn an easy way to add thread and how to measure for an exact fit. Several components will be finished in class.

Drama Sister Earrings
$40 (Kit Estimate $20) • All Levels
April 30 • 2-5pm

Learn to use the New Mini Superduo beads to create a classy pair of earrings or add a second component for a more dramatic look. This is a three component design which incorporates peyote, netting and picot stitching techniques. You will also learn an easy way to add thread and to use the components in a variety of designs.

New!
Rose Windows Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour class
$35 (Kit Estimate $20)
May 21 • 2-5pm

Learn to stitch this delicate bracelet design featuring the mini duo bead with seed beads. This is a Starman Trend Setter design. Simple yet elegant bracelet.

New!
Just Rollin' Along Bracelet
All Levels • 3 hr. class
$35 (Kit Estimate $25)
April 30 , June 11 • 10-2pm

Create an easy and blingy bracelet that cuddles your wrist. It is a 2013 Starman Trendsetter design by Eileen Barker that Sue has modified to use the New Quad Lentil Beads with lots of firepolish beads.

New!
Just Rollin' Along Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour class
$35 (Kit Estimate $25)
April 30 , June 11 • 10-2pm

Create an easy and blingy bracelet that cuddles your wrist. It is a 2013 Starman Trendsetter design by Eileen Barker that Sue has modified to use the New Quad Lentil Beads with lots of firepolish beads.

 
Wire Sculpting and Wire Wrapping with Kimberly Berlin

Free Class!
Copper Bracelet
All levels • 2 Hour Class
Suppliles/Kit $5
April 9 • 10am-12pm

Expand your wire working skills and learn to make your own chain link components for a bracelet. This component can be used to make earrings or a necklace.

Free Class!
Copper Stone Pendant
All Levels •  1 Hour Class
Supplies/Kit $5
May 14 • 10-11am
June 25 • 4-5pm
Learn to make a quick and easy pendant using wire.

Jewerly Classes

Necklace Sampler
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $13)
June 25 • 10am-2pm

Make a beautiful wire necklace and learn five new links and a clasp. Become familiar with wire-working tools and learn to create a necklace. Estimated class time is five hours. Upon class sign up, pre request either a copper or sterling wire kit.

Frame Drop Pendant

New!
Frame Drop Pendant
Advanced • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit Est. $12)
May 15 • 12-4pm

Make a fabulous focal framed pendant. Learn to make a frame, manipulate wire, sew with fine wire and make a bail. (Bead selection will vary.)

Quadruple Loop Graduated Chain

New!
Quadruple Loop Graduated Chain
All levels • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Kit Est. $10)
May 14 • 1-5pm

Learn to make a beautiful quadruple loop links, a clasp and an eye to create a stunning graduated link necklace.

Celtic Bracelet

New!
Celtic Bracelet
Inter. Level • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Kit est. $15)
April 9 • 1-5pm

Mix and match copper and sterling wire links to create a spectacular Celtic style bracelet.

Celtic Bracelet

Caged Bead Earrings
All levels • 3 Hour Class
$30 (Kit Est. $10)
June 26 • 12-3pm

If you have always wanted to know how to make a caged bead, now is your chance. Make a pair of stunning caged bead earrings in this three hour class.

Celtic Bracelet

Bezel Wrapped Cabochon
Intemediate Class • 4 Hour Class
$40 (Kit est. $32)
April 10 • 12-4pm

Using a standard onyx cabochon learn the basics of wire wrapping cabochons working with square wire and half-round wire. These skills can easily be adapted to accommodate any cabochon shape.

 
 

Come and join the fun! Learn the latest techniques with hands on instructions and inspiration for the novice or veteran jewelry artist. All classes must be paid in advance. Contact the store 210-490-7625 to reserve your space and to get pricing for kit supplies. There is a $20 non-refundable deposit on all 1-4 hour classes and a $40 non-refundable deposit required on all 5 hour or more classes. Classes must be paid in full 24 hours prior to class to continue to reserve your space. If you have a special coupon. You forfeit the groupon for classes not attended. Call 24 hours in advance to rescheduled a class reservation. Our classes are fun and enjoyable with a dedicated instructor and the class size is limited to six. Our classes are often full so please reserve your space in advance. We supply all the tools and instruction necessary to make your class fun and enjoyable.

Have a party or girls night out. Call us and make your reservation today!

 

For more information call 210- 490-7625 or email originalsbeads@sbcglobal.net