Madison Bead Company

Basic Jewelry Making by Cathy 
4/28, 5/20, 6/23, 7/9, 8/25 @ 6:00-8:30pm
daytime classes available


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

Tila Brick Road by Meredith
3/3, 5/7, 7/14 @ 6:30pm

Stitch together two-holed Tila beads to pave yourself a beautiful Tila brick road bracelet. You will love the look and feel of this easy bead weaving technique. Don’t be scared-- this project is great for beginner bead weavers.

$25 without materials

Viking Knit Bracelet by Meredith
2/26, 5/5, 7/23 @ 6:30pm

Impress your friends with this fascinating ancient wire looping technique that predates modern knitting by centuries! Use wire to “knit” together a fantastic lightweight lacy bracelet that is sure to get lots of attention. It’s easier than it looks!

$25 without materials


Cold Connections by Meredith
4/7, 6/18, 8/20 @ 6:30pm

Have you tried the HOT new technique of COLD connections? No flames or hot soldering irons! Learn the secrets to beginner level metalwork: hole punching, riveting, and letter stamping (evenly!)

$25 without materials


Forging Findings by Meredith
3/12, 5/14, 7/7 @ 6:30pm

Ready to take your wire work to the next level? Tired of searching endlessly for just the right clasps, chain and connectors? Cut, shape, hammer, file, wrap and polish wire to create your own findings.

$30 includes materials


Bead Knotting by Pam
4/30, 6/3, 8/12 @ 6:30pm

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.

$25 without materials


Beginning Metalwork by Liz
4/15, 6/4, 8/6 @ 6:30pm

In this beginner level class, you will learn basic piercing and cutting techniques to create custom elements from metal. Leave class with hands-on sawing experience and your own custom pendant.


$30 includes materials


Kumihimo Braiding with Cords by Sandy
5/21, 7/22 @ 6:30pm

daytime classes available

Learn how to braid silky cords on the kumi wheel to create a textural tube. Once you get started, you will love this zen-inducing technique!  


$25 without materials

Wrapped Loop Bracelet by Liz
5/13, 7/29 @ 6:30pm

Get loads of practice with wrapped loops and make this lovely, playful bracelet.  This technique is so useful, you’ll find yourself using it for many other things as well.


$25 without materials


Pendant Wrapping by Liz
 3/18, 5/6, 7/16 @ 6:30pm

Ever wondered how to use cabochons and undrilled pieces in your work? Tried and couldn’t get that wire to behave? Come learn how to wrap pendants with wire to create one-of- a-kind works of art! 

$30 includes materials


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 refundable up to 24 hours before the class.

Class size is limited to 6 participants unless otherwise noted.

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


FREE Friday Night Open Beading 
3/20, 4/17, 5/29, 6/19, 7/31, 8/28 @  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!!!



Multi-Strand Necklace by Cathy

3/24, 8/5 @ 6:30pm

daytime classes available


Use wire to wrap chain and beads together to make a fun and artistic pendant. Let your creativity flow, make something beautiful, and leave with wire wrapping confidence!


$35 without materials


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Byzantine with Color Bracelet  by Althea
3/19 @ 6:30pm daytime classes available

This beginner chainmaille bracelet features bead stations surrounded by byzantine links. Use jump rings to create this casual chainmaille bracelet. A great place to start for beginners, but a fun new project for experienced “maillers” as well.

$25 without materials


Looming Beads Sundance Style
by Meredith

3/26, 4/14, 6/11, 8/4 @ 6:30pm


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!

$25 without materials


Class availability is reflected on the google calendar. 

Please check your desired date before registering for class.

Leather Wrap Bracelet by Meredith 
3/5, 3/25, 4/23, 5/19, 6/9, 7/2, 7/28, 8/18 @ 6:30pm

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!

$25 without materials


BUDDING BEADERS - KIDS CLASSES INFORMATION

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!


Availability of our instructor is usually limited to weeknights and weekend days.  Contact us to get more info and start scheduling!

Embroidered Pin by Cathy

Saturday 6/27 @ 1-4pm 
daytime classes available


Learn how to embroider beads onto a backing to create pins and pendants.  A fun technique that you will get hooked on.  Get creative and make some impressive pieces of jewelry.


$45 some materials included

GROUPON USERS:  Class information


Wine and Jewelry Making!

Enjoy a glass of wine with friends and learn some basic beading techniques!  
You will learn how to string a bracelet and attach a clasp, and make a pair of earrings to match!  Materials are not included, you will be emailed a materials list after you sign up for your class.  
​Estimated cost of materials is about $7.

GROUPON CLASS DATES
​Mon 3/9 @ 5:00-6:30pm FULL

Fri 3/13 @ 6:00-7:30pm FULL

Mon 3/16 @ 5:00-6:30pm FULL

Fri 3/27 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Fri 4/3 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Fri 4/10 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Tues 4/21 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Fri 4/24 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Fri 5/1 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 5/8 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Fri 5/15 @ 6:00-7:30pm

more dates to follow!

Byzantine with Beads  by Althea
4/29, 6/2, 8/19 @ 6:30pm
daytime classes available

This casual chainmaille weave features jump rings woven together with a section of beads to add a pop of color and interest. A great beginner chainmaille technique.


$25 without materials


Kumihimo Braiding with Beads by Sandy
3/17, 4/8, 6/25, 8/13 @ 6:30pm

daytime classes available

Learn how to braid cords with beads on the kumi wheel to create a rope of beads.  Take your kumihimo to the next level!  


$25 without materials

Celtic Link Bracelet  by Althea
5/12, 7/15 @ 6:30pm

daytime classes available

This beautiful chainmaille weave is great for both guys and gals!  Link jumprings of varying sizes together to make this geometric bracelet that you can wear with anything.  Suitable for beginners.

$25 without materials


Herringbone Cord Leather Wrap

by Meredith

4/9, 7/8 @ 6:30pm


Prerequisite:  knowledge of the leather wrap bracelet technique.
Add a little “somethin” to your leather wrap bracelets!  Learn how to wrap leather with chinese knotting cord. 


$25 without materials


Tubular Netting by Cathy

6/17 @ 6:30pm  daytime classes available


Learn this fun, repetitive stitch that will keep you coming back for more!  Round and around you go, weaving a simple tube of beads that makes great bracelets and necklaces that look really impressive.


$35 without materials


Beaded Clusters by Cathy
4/1, 6/30 @ 6:30pm

daytime classes available

Create fun and funky pendants using this wire wrapping technique.  Freeform use of beads, fibers, and wire are a great way to get those creative juices flowing!


$35 without materials


Wireworking Basics by Cathy
3/10, 4/22, 7/21 @ 6:30pm

daytime classes available

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


$35 includes materials


Picture Loomed Bracelet by Liz
6/24 @ 6:30pm

Learn how to thread a loom and design a pattern on graph paper to “paint with beads” and create a beautiful, impressive work of art!  Choose a geometric design, or be photo-realistic.  Amaze yourself!


$25 without materials

Beaded Beads by Cathy
5/27, 8/11 @ 6:30pm

daytime classes available

Use beads to make a bead!  These beaded beads have large holes so they work great for the pandora type bracelets, or slide them onto a chain for a fun necklace!


$35 without materials

Color and Design by Cathy 
6/20 @ 6:30pm    daytime classes available

It’s something everybody encounters:  picking out your beads and figuring out your design is the hardest part of making jewelry.  Come learn about design theory and how to make a design idea board.

$20

Tennis Bracelet by Pam
5/26, 7/1 @ 6:30pm

Use right angle weave with seed beads to create a base for a luscious layer of Swarovski Crystals.  This beautiful bracelet is the perfect thing to dress up any outfit.


$25 without materials


Jewelry Photography 101 by Meredith
 4/26, 7/19 @ 2:30pm

So you’ve got all this beautiful handmade jewelry.  Be it selling on Etsy, documenting your work for your portfolio, or submitting slides for juried shows, it’s time to photograph it.  Don’t wreck all of your hard work with poor photographs.  Learn the tricks to lighting; light boxes; props; using your camera to its best ability-- even if it’s just a point and shoot-- and last but not least: editing with computer software.  Learn how to make your jewelry look EVEN BETTER THAN REAL LIFE.   Digital cameras only please.


$45 limited to 4 students