Below you'll find our class calendar followed by a list of the classes with
pictures, prices, and more information!  Check the bottom of the list for information about our Budding Beaders Kid Classes for kids aged 5-12!

Wireworking 101    by Cathy
Weds 8/24  @ 6-8pm
Weds 10/5 @ 6-8pm
Thurs 11/17 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.


Wrap, coil, link, and build with wire!  Learn the terminology, the science, the creativity and the magic of working with wire.


$35 includes some materials


Basic Jewelry Making     by Cathy 
Thurs 8/18 @ 6-8:30pm
Tues 9/20 @ 6-8:30pm
Sat 10/29 @ 1-3:30pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

The first class you should take!   Learn how to make stretchy bracelets, bracelets and necklaces on beading wire with clasps, and earrings on headpins!  Come early to get help picking out supplies.


$35 without materials

Tues 1/3 @ 6-8pm
Sat 2/18 @ 1-3pm

Freeform Peyote Bracelet     by Cathy
Sat 11/26, Sat 1/21 @ 10am-1pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.
Stitch various sizes and shapes of beads together in this no-rules peyote stitch bracelet!  A great way to use up the leftover beads you have tucked away!


$45 without materials


Weds 11/30 @ 6-8:30pm
Sat 1/7 @ 1-3:30pm
Thurs 2/16 @ 6-8:30pm

You may register for classes in person, or over the phone with a credit card.

Payment is required at the time of registration.

Class fees are transferable up to 24 hours before the class.

Minimum class size is 2, maximum of 6 students.

Please arrive on time for class with your materials with you unless they are provided.

If you need to purchase materials before class, please arrive at least 20 minutes early to class to shop.


Madison Bead Company

Celtic Link Chainmaille Pendant    by Althea
Tues 10/11, Weds 12/14, Thurs 2/9 @ 6-8pm

Connect jumprings together in different sizes in this unique pattern and make a pendant for a Viking!  Jazz it up with a pop of color with the center bead or keep it plain and bold.   A great unisex design.


$35 without materials


Brick Stitch Burst Pendant    by Marissa
Weds 10/19, Tues 12/6, Fri 2/10 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Learn how to weave beads around a ring to make these colorful, fun pendants or earrings.  With so many color combinations, the possibilities are endless!


$35 without materials


Pearl Spiral Necklace    by Marissa
Tues 9/27, Fri 11/18, Weds 1/11 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

This basic spiral weave is elevated by adding an embellishment of pearls.  This gorgeous necklace might look daunting, but the technique is simple and repetitive.  Give it a try, and impress yourself!


$35 without materials


Little Boho Bracelet by Cathy
Tues 10/25, Thurs 12/1, Thurs 1/26 @ 6-7:30pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Learn how to string tiny beads on string and make a tassel end with a slipknot closure.  These little cuties are a great little pop of color to go with every outfit.


$30 without materials


Herringbone Wraparound by Meredith 
Weds 9/28, Tues 11/15, Thurs 1/12, Tues 2/28 @ 6-8pm

Use cup chain and chinese knotting cord to create this fun wrap bracelet!  With so many color combinations, you’ll want one of these sparkly beauties for every outfit!  

$35 without materials


Classes do fill up, so please call the store to check availability.

608-274-0104

Pendant Wrapping by Liz
Thurs 9/29, Weds 11/16, Tues 2/14 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available by appt.

Are you a rock hound?  Learn how to turn undrilled stones into a beautifully wire wrapped pendant.  
​You can make something beautiful out of a simple landscaping rock!  

$35 without materials


FREE Friday Night Open Beading 
8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 12/2, 1/13, 2/24 @  4-7pm


One Friday a month we open up our table for customers to come and use our tools and our brains!  There will be an instructor on-duty to answer all of your questions and help you with your projects.  Bring a friend, have fun, and get creative!


​Free!!!



Leather Wrap Bracelet by Meredith 
Tues 9/13, Thurs 10/27, Tues 11/29, Weds 1/18 @ 6-8pm

You know which ones I’m talking about. Featured in Sundance; made famous by Chan Luu; and now seen on wrists across the countryside. Learn how to stitch beads between two pieces of leather, and how to begin and end your thread seamlessly!

$35 without materials


Tassel Necklace by Cathy
Weds 9/14, Thurs 11/3, Tues 1/17 @ 6-7:30pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.


These necklaces are so popular, why not learn how to make them yourself?  Learn how to make a tassel and connect it to a necklace to create a “mala” style necklace.


$30 without materials


This sampling of classes is geared towards beaders of any experience level who are looking to try a new technique, complete a project in class, and have a good time!  All of these quick & fun classes are 1.5hrs long which should be plenty of time to finish.  Invite your friends, and get crafty!

Beaded Bezel Pendant    by Liz 

Tues 8/23 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.


Peyote stitch with various sizes of beads around an object to encase it in beauty and hang it proudly around your neck for others to envy.  A very addicting technique!


$35 without materials  (kits available)


BUDDING BEADERS - KIDS CLASSES INFORMATION​
for kids aged 5-12


​Have a little one that is interested in beads?  Encourage their creativity with one of our many options for kids classes. Sign up by appointment or have your own private party for up to 10 kids!  Girl Scout Troops, birthday parties, etc!


All kids classes start at $20 per student and include all of the materials needed to make the project.  

Contact us at info@madisonbead.com for more information and to get started scheduling!

Scroll down for pictures and more information.

QUICK AND FUN CLASSES

Looming Beads Sundance Style
by Meredith

Weds 11/2, Thurs 12/15, Weds 2/15 @ 6-8pm


Learn how to use a small beading loom to make the bracelets that look just like the really expensive ones from *that* catalog.  A great beginning bead weaving project-- easy to do but looks very impressive!

$35 without materials


Wire Weaving 101    by Liz
Thurs 9/8, ​Weds 11/9, Tues 2/7 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Take your basic wireworking to the next level and learn loads of wire weaving and wrapping techniques.  Leave class with a gorgeous wire woven pendant to show off!


$35 includes some materials


Channel Cuff Bracelet by Meredith 
Thurs 9/1, Thurs 10/20, Tues 12/27, Weds 2/1 @ 6-8pm

PREREQUISITE: Leather Wrap Bracelet class (above)
Take your leather and bead skills to another level!  This class uses a variation on the leather wrap bracelet technique to make a bold bohemian cuff bracelet.

$35 without materials


Metalworking 101     by Liz
Sat 8/27 @ 1-3:30pm, Tues 10/4 @ 6-8:30pm, Thurs 12/8 @ 6-8:30pm, Weds 2/8 @ 6-8:30pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Create an impressive piece of art metal jewelry using some beginner techniques.  Learn how to cut shapes from metal sheet, texturize, dap, rivet, letter stamp and file to create jewelry from SCRATCH!  


$45 includes some materials


Shoulder Dusters by Liz
Weds 9/21, Tues 12/13, Thurs 2/2 @ 6-7:30pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Learn how to make wrapped loops with wire and connect chains together to make these vintage-inspired beauties.  A simple technique with a gorgeous result.


$30 without materials


Beaded Clusters - Ring     by Cathy
Weds 8/31 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Use wire and beads to weave, wrap, and coil this amazing ring.  Freeform wire wrapping and weaving make this class a great way to relax and have fun!


$35 without materials


Advanced Pendant Wrapping by Kyle
Sat 9/3, Sat 10/8, Sat 12/10 @ 1-3pm
Weekday and weekend classes available by appt.

Ready to take it to the next level?  Learn how to use different shapes of wire, weave, wrap and coil around a stone cabochon to create an amazing work of art.

$50 includes wire


Multi-Strand Necklace    by Cathy

Sat 9/24 @ 1-3pm, Thurs 11/10 @  6-8pm,
​Tues 1/10 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.


Learn all of the tricks and tips for making a multiple strand necklace or bracelet.  Use cones or caps to hide your ends and make a cohesive, beautiful piece.


$35 without materials


Intermediate Byzantine Chainmaille by Althea
Thurs 9/22, Tues 11/1, Weds 1/25 @ 6-8pm

PREREQUISITE:  Byzantine link knowledge
This variation on the Byzantine link is great for earrings, pendants, or bracelets to link pieces together.  Take it to the next level with this more challenging weave.


$35 without materials


Cascading Clusters by Liz
Thurs 10/13, Weds 12/7, Tues 2/21 @ 6-7:30pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Lots and lots of wrapped loops are the secret to these gorgeous earrings.  Learn how to connect beads with headpins to a chain and go crazy.  Fun, blingy, and lovely!


$30 without materials


Beaded Clusters - Chain     by Cathy
Thurs 9/15 @ 6-8pm, Sat 11/12 @ 1-3pm,
​Tues 1/24 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Make a necklace using this fun and funky wire wrapping technique.  A great way to get the creative juices flowing, play with color, and make something beautiful!


$35 without materials


Check out our new series of QUICK AND FUN classes at the bottom of this list!

Bead Knotting     by Cathy 
Sat 10/1 @ 1-3pm, ​Weds 12/20 @ 6-8pm,
Weds 2/22 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and Weekend classes available by appt.


Knotting between beads is a beautiful traditional way to string beads, especially pearls. Learn the tricks of the trade and master the art of getting that tiny knot just in the right place.

$35 without materials


Wild Woman Embroidered Pin    by Cathy 

Sat 9/10, Sat 12/17, Sat 2/4 @ 10am-1pm
Weekday and weekend classes available by appt.


Create this wonderful wearable work of art using embroidery and peyote stitch techniques.  Knowledge of peyote stitch is very helpful, but not required. 


$45 without materials