Wire 101    by Cathy

Tues 10/24, Thurs 2/22 @ 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

Class size is limited to 6 participants, so sign up as soon as you know which date you'd like to attend!

24 hour cancellation policy.

You must arrive to class with your materials ready, so please purchase them ahead of time!

Alexandrina Pendant by Meredith 
By appointment

Use beads to encapsulate a Swarovski Crystal Rivoli in sparkling beauty, and then attach it to a filigree backing to make this gorgeous, regal pendant.  Some beadweaving experience is helpful, but not required.

Chain Sampler Workshop    by Liz
By appointment

Learn how to use wire to make multiple chains in this sampler workshop!  Using pliers, household items, and the tools you were born with, you can make sturdy chains without soldering!

GSG Chainmaille by Althea
By appointment

Great Southern Gathering.  That's what it stands for!  This gorgeous chainmaille weave is a little trickier than the rest, but a really great weave for advanced beginners and chainmaille extraordinares who enjoy taking classes.

4-in-1 Half Persian Chainmaille by Althea
By appointment

A slinky and fun bracelet, great to wear alone or stack with others.  This weave is appropriate for advanced beginner to intermediate chainmaille weavers.

Traditional Looming by Liz
By appointment

Learn how to design a pattern and loom beads the "right" way -- threading the loom, weaving the beads, and finishing the ends will all be covered in class.

Thurs 8/24 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 9/8 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Tues 9/19 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Thurs 10/12 @ 6:00-7:30pm
​Fri 10/20 @ 6:00-7:30pm

​more dates to follow!

Multi- Strand Necklace by Cathy
By appointment

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.​

Duo Tube Necklace    by Cathy

Weds 10/25, Tues 1/9 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available by appt.

Create a slinky tube from beads that you can slide on to a piece of leather to make a necklace.  This is a great way to make an impact with intricate beadwork without investing a ton of time or materials!

$35 without materials

Metalworking 101     by Liz
Weds 9/6, Thurs 11/9, Tues 1/6 @ 6:00-8:30pm

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

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.

Click here for a PDF of the class schedule.

Pendant Wrapping by Liz
Thurs 10/19, Tues 12/19, Weds 2/7 @ 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

Madison Bead Company

Herringbone Wraparound by Meredith
By appointment

Use leather and string to wrap rhinestone chain into a cool wraparound bracelet -- lots of color options!

Beaded Cluster Necklace    by Cathy

Weds 9/20, Tues 11/21, Thurs 2/1 @ 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

Mobius Chainmaille Weave by Althea
By appointment

This fun chainmaille technique is versatile, works up fast, and is a really fun little puzzle to play with.  You will make a 3-mobius necklace in class, with the option to make matching earrings!

Tree of Life Pendant by Liz
Weds 10/11, Thurs 12/7, Tues 2/20 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available by appt.

Use wire and beads to twist, wrap, branch and create your tree of life! This is such a cool technique, and each pendant you create is one of a kind!

$35 without materials

Looming Beads Sundance Style  by Meredith

Thurs 8/31, Thurs 10/26, Tues 12/5, Thurs 2/21 @ 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 Woven Pendant   by Liz
Tues 8/29, Weds 11/15, Tues 1/23 @ 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

Tweed Cuff Bracelet  by Cathy

Thurs 9/14, Weds 11/18, Tues 1/30 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Use miniduos and seed beads to make this slinky, textural bracelet!  Learn how to make different edges with beads to give each one a unique look!

$35 without materials

FREE Friday Night Open Beading 
8/18, 9/29, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 1/26, 2/23 @  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!


Leather Wrap Bracelet by Meredith 
Tues 10/3, Thurs 11/30, Weds 2/28 @ 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

Channel Cuff Bracelet by Meredith
By appointment

A new spin on the leather wrap technique!  If you've taken the leather wrap class and want to take it to the next level here you go!  Pre-requisite: leather wrap bracelet class by Meredith.

Junk Drawer Jewelry by Liz
By appointment

Learn how to turn found objects into seriously cool jewelry.  You’ll discuss techniques on how to transform things into pendants, get lots of hands-on practice, and leave with a great necklace!

Weaving Circles Earrings by Meredith 
By appointment

Make two pairs of earrings using the same materials in this beginning beadweaving class.  A great way to dip your toes into the deep pool of beadwoven jewelry, with fairly quick results!  Instant gratification!

Lots more classes below, all by appointment only.  
​Prices for by appointment classes range from $35-45 per student


Due to our already jam-packed class schedule (check it out below!) we can only offer the Groupon classes at the pre-scheduled dates listed.  Customers usually spend around $10-15 on materials for a bracelet and a pair of earrings.  When you sign up, you'll be asked for an email address so we can send you a materials list for class.  We'll also need the groupon voucher code (barcode #) so please have that handy!  Give us a call at 608-274-0104 when you are ready to sign up!


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!

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


Scroll down for pictures and more information.

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!

Right Angle Windows  by Cathy

Tues 10/10, Weds 12/6, Thurs 2/15  @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

Learn to make a versatile base of right angle weave, and embellish each window with your choice of beads!

$35 without materials

Superduo Snowflakes by Meredith
By appointment

Just in time for the holidays!  Stitch together superduos, delicas, and swarovski crystals to make these pretty little snowflakes!  Great for ornaments, package decorations, even jewelry!

Forging Findings    by Cathy
By appointment

Learn how to use wire to make clasps, earwires, bails, and more!  A really fun way to add even more creative elements to your jewelry.

Stream of Silkies  by Cathy

Weds 9/27, Tues 11/28, Thurs 2/8  @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

A fun, surprisingly simple bead weave using Silky and Superduo 2- holed beads!  With endless color combinations, you’ll want to make a bunch of these beady beauties!

$35 without materials

Wild Woman Embroidered Pin    by Cathy 

Sat 11/18 @ 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

Helicoid Spiral  by Cathy

Tues 10/17, Thurs 1/18  @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

A beautiful and popular chain to complement many beadweaving projects, beautiful enough to stand alone! Newbies welcome!

$35 without materials

Squaresville Bracelet    by Cathy

By appointment

Create this playful geometric bead woven bracelet using superduos and silky beads.  A great introduction to using seed beads, two holed beads, and following a bead weaving pattern.  Matching earrings, too!​

Bead Knotting     by Cathy 
By appointment

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.

Viking Knitting  by Meredith
By appointment

This fun wireworking technique pre-dates modern knitting by centuries!  Learn how to weave wire with the Viking Knitting tool and "try before you buy" the tools!  You should be able to finish a bracelet in class.

Basic Jewelry Making     by Cathy

​Weds 8/30, Thurs 10/5, Tues 11/14, Weds 12/20, Thurs 1/25, Tues 2/27 @ 6-8:30pm

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

Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet    by Althea

Weds 10/18, Tues 2/13 @ 6-8pm

Weekday classes available by appt.

The quintessential chainmaille bracelet!  Learn this basic chainmaille link that will open the doors and unlock the mystery of chainmaille.  Great for beginners.

$35 without materials

Tila Brick Road by Meredith
By appointment

Stitch together tila beads into a cuff bracelet that looks and feels really cool.  Advanced beginner beadweavers are welcome!