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.
 
Special Make and Take on July 5.
Call the store for an update or receive email information.
 
For a printable class schedule click HERE.
 
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)

July 4, 24 & Aug. 7, 21, 28 & Sept. 18, 25 • 10am to 1:30pm
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)
July 4 & Aug. 7 • 2-5:30pm

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

Kumihimo Japanese Braiding Technique

Kumihimo
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$40 (Supply Estimate $15)
June 26 & Aug. 14 • 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)
July 31 • 10am -2pm
Aug. 28 & Sept. 18 • 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.

Leather Bracelet

New!
Leather Wrap Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$20 (Supply Est. $10)
July 24 & Aug. 21 & Sept. 25 • 2-6pm

Learn this easy method of weaving crystals and leather to produce a fun bracelet.

CHAIN MAILLE WITH ELIZABETH (JENNIE) HIMES
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Byzantine Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Kit Est. $20)
Aug. 29 • 2-6pm

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)
Coming up in 4th qtr.

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.

Full Persian Foxtail Weave Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour
$35 (Supply Est. $20)
Aug. 30 • 12-4pm

Learn to make this stunning two tone enameled jump ring bracelet. Learn the foxtail weave.

European 4 in 1 Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour
$35 (Supply Est. $20)
June 19 & Aug. 29 • 10am to 2pm
Sept. 26 • 2:30-6pm

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

Flower Power Bracelet

NEW!
Flower Power Bracelet Chain Maille
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $15 Enameled)
July 19 • 12-4pm

Learn this easy method of chain mail to make this very attractive flowered bracelet with enameled jump rings. Very easy and lots of fun!

Lancelot Bracelet

Lancelot Bracelet
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$35 (Supply Est. $20)

Sept. 26 • 10-2pm
Learn to combine Helm chain with a Japanese-style edging for a dramatic bracelet. Though it looks very intricate, it is easy to assemble.
Instructor: Elizabeth (Jennie) Himes

 
Bead Stitching and Loomingwith Sue Charette-Hood
Loom Plus Bracelet

Loom Plus Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$35 (Kit Estimate $20)
July 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.

NEW!
Tri Star Necklace
$35 (Kit Estimate $20) All Levels • 3.5 Hr. Class
Aug. 16 & Sept. 13 • 12-3:30pm

Learn to stitch a unique and beautiful necklace using the NEW two hole triangle beads, two hole super duo beads, pearls, crystals and seed beads. This was designed by Sue Charette-Hood for the 2015 Starman Trendsetter program.

Tahitian Earrings

New!
Tahitian Earrings
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$35 (Kit $10)
Aug. 15 • 2-5pm

Learn to stitch a pair of long earrings using the new superduo two hole beads, rivoli crystals, pearls and seed beads. A unitque bezel set method will be included.
Instructor: Sue Charette-Hood

Alannah Necklace & Earrings
$35 (Kit Estimate $20) All Levels •4 Hr. Class
July 12 • 12-3:30pm
Sept. 12 • 2-5pm

Learn to stitch a beautiful necklace, pendant, and earrings using a variety of beads, pearls, drops, crystals, and seed beads. A unique method to stitch the pendant and earring component will be taught.This was designed by Sue Charette-Hood for the 2015 Starman Trendsetter program.

Super Spiral Necklace or Bracelet Rope
All Levels • 3 Hour Class
$35.00 (Kit Est. $25)
June 27 • 2-5:30pm

Learn a variation of the spiral stitch technique with the new Super Duo beads, crystals and seed beads to create a structural rope design for a bracelet or necklace. Students will also learn how to make a beaded clasp using the peyote and ladder stitch.

super duo pendant and earrings

New!
Super Duo Pendant and Earrings
All Levels • 3.5 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $20)
June 28 • 12-4pm

Make a super duo and triangle pendant and earrings to match the super spiral rope necklace.

New!
Balustrade Bracelet
All Levels • 3.5 Hr.
$40 (Kit Estimate $30)
July 11 & Sept. 12 • 10am -2pm
Learn to stitch a beautiful multi layered cuff using a wide assortment of the new two hole beads. Another Starman stunning bracelet.

Rockin’ O Bracelet
All Levels • 3.5 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $20)
Aug. 15 • 10am-2pm

Learn the right angle weave technique with Super Duo beads and the new o beads. This delicate and wide cuff is stunning.

Starfish Crystal Ring
All Levels • 3.5 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Estimate $20)
June 27 • 10am-1:30
July 11 • 2-5pm

Learn to stitch a beautiful crystal ring.

 
Wire Sculpting and Wire Wrapping with Kimberly Berlin

FREE CLASS WITH KIMBERLY BERLIN
2 Hr. Class
July 26 • 2-4pm & Aug. 20 • 5-7pm & Sept. 10 •10-1pm

Expand your wire working skills and learn to make your own ear wires and two different clasp styles. Supplies are free in copper.

Jewerly Classes

Begining Necklace Sampler
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$30 (Supply Estimate $13)
Aug. 2 • 12-4pm

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.

WIRE WRAPPED RING

Wire Wrapped Ring
All levels • 2 Hour Class
$25 (Kit Est. $17)
Sept. 27 • 12-3pm

If you like wire wrapping, take it to a new level and make your own rings.  This beginner and intermediate class introduces you to three different ring patterns.  These fabulous rings are made with sterling silver, copper and Swarovski Crystal.

Egyptian Spiral Bracelet
Intermediate • 4 Hour Class
$45 (Copper Kit $18 & Sterling is available)
Sept. 19 • 2-7pm

Learn to make this stunning interlocking Egyptian bracelet link. You will learn to work with wire to make a chain link, connect the links and to patina the wire. You may not complete the bracelet in class but you will be able to easily finish this at home. The kits are available in copper and in sterling silver.

Stamped Metal Earrings

Bezel Wrapped Cabochon
Intermediate • 4 Hour Class
$45 (Supply Estimate $32)
Aug. 1 • 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.

 
Katie Holland’s Fun with Metal
Torch Fired Enameling

Torch Fired Enameling
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$40 (Kit Est. $15)
July 18 & Aug. 22 • 10am -1pm

Fuse glass to metal with this popular and fun technique!
Learn how to torch fire enamel as well as how to add patterns to your enameling. Student will walk out with several pieces that can be incorporated into pendants and earrings.
Instructor Katie Holland

Lucky Steampunk Necklace

Lucky Steampunk Necklace
All Levels • 5 Hr. Class
$90
June 20 •  10am-5pm

Make a steampunk inspired necklace using your lucky number for inspiration! In this class you will learn how to cut, texture, rivet, patina, saw and create height using copper and brass sheet. You will have one hour for lunch. Instructor Katie Holland

Stamped Sterling Cuff Bracelet

Stamped Sterling Cuff Bracelet
All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
$70 (Includes Supplies)
July 18 • 2-5pm

Stamp a sterling silver cuff with your favorite words or inspirational phrase. Students will practice stamping on copper before moving on to sterling silver. Instructor: Katie Holland

New!
Sawed Panel Pendant
$55 All Levels • 4 Hr. Class • Includes Supplies
Sept. 5 • 10am-1pm

Learn how to use a jewelers saw. Katie will teach you all you need to know about using her favorite tool.

Soldered Stacker Rings
$65 (includes all materials) All Levels • 3 Hr. Class
Aug. 22 • 2-6pm

Make 6 rings in various sizes using sterling silver, copper, and brass and leave class with a handful of rings! In this class you will learn how to do simple soldering to make rings out of wire and metal sheet. You will also learn how to solder on a pre made bezel cup and set a round stone with a tabletop micro torch.

Tab Set Prong Pendant

Tab Set Prong Pendant
All Levels • 4 Hour Class
$55 (Kit Est. $15)
April 18 • 10am to 3pm

Learn how to add a stone to your metal work with no solder! Design your pendant around a stone of your choice while learning how to cut, texture, rivet, patina. Capture a stone using tab prongs and cold connections. Includes all materials except cab. Bring or purchase cab.

Simple Soldering Free Form Prongs

New!
Simple Soldering - Free Form Prongs
Intermediate - Beginner • 3 Hour Class
$65 Includes Materials
June 21 • 12-4pm

Learn simple soldering and how to custom make a wire prong setting to hold a stone.

 
Silversmithing with Barbara Garrett
Don Noris Silversmithing

Beginning Silversmithing
Beginner • Two Day Workshop
$300 (includes supplies)
August 8 & 9
Two Day Workshop
This is a two day workshop from 10am to 2pm 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.

 

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