Madison Bead Company

Fri 5/13 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Tues 5/24 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 6/10 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 6/17 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Tues 6/28 @ 6:00-7:30pm
​Fri 7/8 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 7/15 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 7/22 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Thurs 7/28 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 8/5 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Tues 8/9 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Fri 8/19 @ 6:00-7:30pm
Thurs 8/25 @ 6:00-7:30pm​
 
more dates to follow!

Polymer Clay Bottle Cap Jewelry​     by Liz 

Tues 4/12,    Weds 7/6  @ 6-8pm
​Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appointment


Fill a bottle cap with polymer clay and create fun and playful jewelry in a fascinating medium with endless possibilities for pendants, links, buttons, rings, and even earrings!  So much fun.


$35 includes some materials


Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet  by Althea
Weds 4/20, Thurs 7/21 @ 6-8pm
Weekday classes available ​by appointment

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.

$30 without materials


Wild Woman Embroidered Pin    by Cathy 

Sat 3/26,    Sat 6/4  @ 1-4pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment


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


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 $7-15

Pendant Wrapping by Liz
Weds 3/23, Thurs 5/26, Tues 7/26 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
by appointment.

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!  

$30 without materials


FREE Friday Night Open Beading 
2/26, 3/18, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26 @  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 3/8, Thurs 4/7, Thurs 5/5, Thurs 6/16, Tues 7/12, Thurs 8/11 @ 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!

$30 without materials


Basic Jewelry Making     by Cathy 
3/9, 4/9, 5/12, 6/18, 7/20, 8/18  
​Weeknights 6-8:30pm, Saturdays 1-3:30pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment


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
Tues 4/19, Tues 8/16 @ 6-8pm

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.

$30 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!

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

608-274-0104

Scroll down for pictures and more information.

Wireworking 2    by Liz
Thurs 3/31,  Tues 6/14  @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available 
​by appointment

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


Wireworking 1    by Cathy
Thurs 3/3,  Tues 5/3,  Weds 8/24  @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes available 
​by appointment

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


Paper Clay Bead Making​     by Cathy 

Weds 4/6,  Thurs 7/7 @ 6-8pm
​Weekday and weekend classes available ​by appointment


Learn how to shape paper clay into one-of-a-kind works of art that you can wear!  Use sculpting tools you can find around the house and rubber stamps, and use twinkling watercolors for an iridescent finish.  


$45 includes materials


Captured Bead Chainmaille Bracelet  by Althea
Weds 6/15, Tues 8/2 @ 6-8pm
Weekday classes available ​by appointment

This interesting chainmaille technique features a bead that is “captured” inside of the rings.  This is a beginner weave that looks impressive to say the least!

$30 without materials


Color and Design by Cathy 
Thurs 3/24, Tues 5/17, Weds 7/27  @ 6-8pm
​Weekday and weekend classes available by appointment

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.

$30

​​Tile and Superduo Bracelet    by Cathy

Tues 4/5,  Thurs 6/30  @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment


Weave this eye-catching bracelet using tile or tila beads, superduos and seed beads.  Make it classy with metallics, or funky with a fun mix of bold colors.  A fast, easy weave you’ll want to do over and over again!


$35 without materials


Metalworking 101     by Liz
Sat 4/30, Thurs 6/23,  Sat 8/27
Weeknights 5:30-8:30pm, Saturdays 1-4pm

Weekday and weekend classes avaiable
​by appointment

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 refundable 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 miutes early to class to shop.


Beaded Clusters - Ring     by Cathy
Tues 5/31,  Weds 8/31 @ 6-8pm

Weekday and weekend classes avaiable
​by appointment

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


Looming Beads Sundance Style
by Meredith

Tues 3/15, Thurs 4/14, Tues 5/10, Thurs 6/9, Tues 7/5, Thurs 8/4 @ 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!

$30 without materials


Stitched Superuo Earrings     by Cathy 
Weds 5/11,   Thurs 7/14    @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment

Use superduos and various seed beads to create a couple of different designs for earrings with endless color combination possibilities!  A really fun quick project!

$35 without materials

Kitchen Sink Necklace    by Cathy

Weds 6/1,    Weds 8/17 @  6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment


This class is a menagerie of techniques that combine everything and the kitchen sink!  Learn some creative and useful ways of attaching beads, cording, and chain together to make an eclectic necklace.


$35 without materials


Beaded Bezel Pendant    by Liz 

Weds 5/18,   Tues 8/23 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment


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)


Easy Peyote Stitch Earrings    by Cathy 

Tues 4/26,   Weds 8/10 @ 6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment


If you’ve wanted to learn peyote stitch but are too intimidated -- this is the class for you!!  Learn peyote stitch using different sizes of seed beads to create some earrings that look like works of art!


$35 without materials


Multi-Strand Necklace    by Cathy

Thurs 3/17, Weds 5/25, Tues 7/19  @  6-8pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​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.


$35 without materials


​​Tila Squared Bracelet    by Cathy

Thurs 4/28 @ 6-8pm,  Sat 7/23 @ 1-3pm
Weekday and weekend classes available
​by appointment


Stitch together tila and seed beads in a wonderfully geometric design that will give you such zen you’ll want to make tons of these great bracelets.  Great for beginners!


$35 without materials


Beaded Clusters - Chain     by Cathy
Sat 5/21 @ 1-3pm

Weekday and weekend classes avaiable
​by appointment

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


Bead Knotting     by Cathy 
Weds 3/30,  Tues 6/7  Sat 8/13 
​Weekdays 6-8pm, Saturdays 1-3pm


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