Madison Bead Company

Double Spiral Chainmaille by Althea
Thurs 5/11, Weds 8/16  @ 6-8pm
Weekday class available by appointment.


This is a great beginner chainmaille technique that would be perfect if you’re thinking about trying your hand!  A fun, twisting effect is produced by linking rings together in this pattern.


$35 without materials


Peyote Stitch Multi-Strand Bracelet     by Cathy
Weds 5/10, Thurs 7/6 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.


A great introduction to Peyote Stitch without the intimidation of spending hours of a project!  Create this bohemian multi strand bracelet with peyote stitched ends and a fun button clasp.


$35 without materials


Thurs 7/27 @ 6:00-7:30pm

Fri 8/11 @ 6:00-7:30pm
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

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.


Pendant Wrapping by Liz
Thurs 3/23, Thurs 5/18, Weds 8/2  @ 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


1 Necklace 3 Ways    by Cathy
Tues 4/18, Tues 6/20, Thurs 8/17 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

This necklace is the ultimate in versatility!  Wear it three different ways to get 3 different necklines, 3 different styles.  Combine easy techniques to create this bohemian, fun necklace.


$35 without materials


Squaresville Bracelet    by Cathy

Weds 5/3, Tues 7/11 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.


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!

$35 without materials


Bead Knotting     by Cathy 
Weds 2/22, Weds 5/24 @ 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


Weds 6/7  @ 6-8pm
​Thurs 8/3  @ 6-8pm

Metalworking 101     by Liz
Thurs 4/13, Weds 7/12 @ 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


Wire Woven Pendant   by Liz
Weds 4/19, Thurs 6/29, Tues 8/29 @ 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


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!

Alexandrina Pendant by Meredith 
Thurs 3/16, Tues 5/9, Thurs 7/20 @ 6-8pm

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.


$35 without materials


Wild Woman Embroidered Pin    by Cathy 

Sat 2/4, Sat 7/17 @ 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


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!


Mobius Chainmaille Weave by Althea
Weds 4/5, Tues 7/18  @  6-8pm
Weekday classes available by appointment.

By popular demand, we present THE MOBIUS!  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!


$35 without materials


FREE Friday Night Open Beading 
2/24, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/18 @  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 3/28, Thurs 5/25, Tues 8/1 @ 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


GROUPON USERS - CLASS INFO & DATES

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!









 


Scroll down for pictures and more information.

Tree of Life Pendant by Liz
Tues 3/14, Weds 5/31, Thurs 8/10 @ 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

Weds 2/15, Thurs 4/20, Tues 6/27, Thurs 8/31 @ 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


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

Forging Findings    by Cathy
Thurs 3/9, Tues 5/2, Weds 7/9 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

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.


$35 includes materials


Multi- Strand Necklace by Cathy
Tues 4/11 @ 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


Wire 101    by Cathy
Sat 2/18 @ 1-3pm
​Tues 4/25 @ 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 2/16 ,Thurs 4/6, Thurs 6/1, Tues 7/25,
​Weds 8/30 @ 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

Duo Tube Necklace    by Cathy

Weds 3/15, Tues 6/13, Tues 8/8
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


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

608-274-0104

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!

Chain Sampler Workshop    by Liz
Weds 4/27, Thurs 8/22 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appt.

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!


$35 without materials


Color and Design by Cathy

Weds 6/28 @6-8pm


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 and color theory and how to make a design idea board.


 $30 bring a notebook!



Weaving Circles Earrings by Meredith 
Tues 4/4, Thurs 6/22, Tues 8/15 @ 6-8pm

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!

$35 without materials


Beaded Clusters - Ring     by Cathy
Thurs 3/30, Tues 5/16, Weds 8/23 @ 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