Classes




Be sure to check back on a regular basis, as we are always adding classes as we schedule them with the individual instructors.


Be sure to read our Class Policy page for details on cancelations and payments.


Crystal Bead Bazaar strongly recommends bringing a task light to class!


Join us for a few hours of learning beading techniques from the top beading artists in the region, great conversation, (and sometimes wine!)
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Upcoming Classes

Dagger Necklace (Evening Class)

Dagger Necklace (Evening Class)

Wednesday, April 25th, 6-9pm

$35.00


Supplies: 
- 100-120 4mm Swarovski bicones
- 100-120 5x16mm glass daggers
- 20-25g size 11 seed beads
- Clasp
- Fireline 8lb test
- 1 beading needle

Taught by Olga Mihaylova


Dragonfly Brooch

Dragonfly Brooch

Saturday, April 28th, 11-4pm

$55.00

She's back at it! Joanne Yalch will be here to teach this beautiful bead embroidered dragonfly.  

Supplies: 
- Beading Foundation (Approx. 3x6)
- Ultrasuede
- E6000 glue
- Fireline and needle
- Swarovski article 4161 (27x9mm)
- 1 foot 26 or 28 gauge wire
- 1 foot 22 gauge wire
- Pinback (Joanne will supply)
- Size 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads in colors to work with chosen stone
- Various embellishment beads and sew-on crystals
- (2) 3 OR 4mm Swarovski pearls
- (1) 8mm rondelle crystal
- (1) Crystal teardrop bead
- (1) 6mm crystal bicone
- (1) 4mm crystal bicone
- (1) 4mm crystal round
- (3) 3mm crystal bicones (OR 1 3mm and 2 smaller)
- Delica's for edging

Most any smaller beads could be used for embellishment beads- in the example, Joanne used O beads as well.  

Taught by: Joanne Yalch

 


Dagger Necklace (Daytime Class)

Dagger Necklace (Daytime Class)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 10:30-1:30pm

$35.00


Supplies:
- 100-120 4mm Swarovski bicones
- 100-120 5x16mm glass daggers
- 20-25g size 11 seed beads
- Clasp
- Fireline 8lb test
- 1 beading needle

Taught by Olga Mihaylova


Donna Penoyer Class

Donna Penoyer Class

Saturday, May 5th





Project Details Coming Soon!




 


Zig-Zag Bangle

Zig-Zag Bangle

Sunday, May 6th, 1-4pm

$40.00


Joanne has been making these ZigZag bangles for a while, and has had a lot of requests to teach them, but has turned them down. The problem is in the sizing, which takes lots (LOTS) of math to figure out. But, leave it to Kate McKinnon and her Contemporary Geometric Beadwork team to come up with a brilliant solution!

In this class, students will make a Casting Pod to their specific size, then start a 6 point cuff from it. This Pod can be used over and over again to create more cuffs. Other size and point options will be discussed.

Please note: photo depicts a 12 point cuff. For the sake of everyone's sanity, we will be making a 6 point cuff.

*Students must be familiar with peyote stitch.

Supplies:
- (12) Size 8/0 seed beads
- (3) colors Delicas (contrasting colors, colors need not matter)
- (6) Size 11/0 seed beads
- Delicas in desired colors for cuff
- Size 10 needles
- Beading thread of choice, no fireline!
- Sharp scissors

Taught by Joanne Yalch

 


Hope Wire Pendant

Hope Wire Pendant

Saturday, May 12th, 10:30-1:30pm

$40.00


Material Kits will be available for purchase for $20.  (This piece will require a 18-23mm coin or lentil shaped bead.  Kit fee $15 if you choose to only purchase wire.)

Taught by Maria Richmond


Kumihimo

Kumihimo

Saturday, May 19th, 10:30-1:30pm

$40.00


Learn this unique kumihimo style bracelet!

Supplies: 
-Miyuki drops in flower color
-Miyuki drops in flower center color (yellow or orange)
-Miyuki long magatamas in green for leaves
-Miyuki 8/0 seed beads for back of bracelet
-C-Lon/S-Lon in size Tex 210/0.5mm/regular/“#18”
-end caps and clasp
-kumihimo disk
-kumihimo counterweight
-E6000 glue

Taught by Carolyn Oliver

 


Crystal Heart Pendant

Crystal Heart Pendant

Saturday, May 26th, 10:30-2:30pm

$50.00


Material Kits will be available for purchase for $20. (This piece will require a 18-23mm coin or lentil shaped bead. Kit fee $15 if you choose to only purchase wire.)

Taught by Maria Richmond

 


Donna Penoyer Class

Donna Penoyer Class

Saturday, June 9th



 

Project Details Coming Soon!




 


Knitted Bead

Knitted Bead

Wednesday, June 20th, 6-9pm

$40.00


Back by popular demand!

Create a knitted and beaded necklace while learning three methods of applying seed beads to your knitted creations. We will create a 3 bead necklace in the class. Most knitters will finish their necklace in the 3 hour class.

Kits will be available to purchase, as well as knitting needles and beading needles. The kit includes Koigu yarn, size 6/0 Japanese seed beads, wooden Beads, a cord and the pattern. The kit fee is $25.00, made payable to the instructor. If you have your own sock weight yarn and seed beads, you are welcome to use them.

You will also need size US 0 double point needles and a beading needle. Instructor will have scissors, tapestry needles and crochet hooks on hand.


Taught by: Jenny Tabrum
 


Recent Classes
Back to Basics: Capture a Cabochon

Back to Basics: Capture a Cabochon

Saturday, January 13th 9:00-11:00 am

$15.00

Join us for a Beading and Breakfast Workshop with Trish!  Come in at 9:00am for shopping and coffee (*Coffee and Coffeecake provided).  Then, enjoy a workshop from 9:30am-11:00 am to learn how to capture a cabochon with a backstitch.  Capture one, make a pendant.  Capture two, make earrings! (Earrings will not likely be completed in the workshop)

Skill Level: No Experience Required

Supplies:
-Beading Foundation
-Fireline in 6lb. or 8lb.
-Needle
-Doublestick tape (provided, if making earrings)
-E6000 glue
-Earring findings (if making earrings)
-Size 11/0 round seed beads 

Taught by: Trish Kroboth


Glam 20's Chandelier Earrings

Glam 20's Chandelier Earrings

Wednesday, January 17th, 6-9pm

$35.00

Skill Level: No experience required

Stitches Taught: Ladder, Brick, Fringe

Supplies:
-11/0 Cylinder (Delica) beads in Colors A, B, and C
-Swarovski bicones in 3mm and 4mm
-Swarovski rounds in 6x4mm
-Earring findings
-Sono Thread
-Needle
-Optional: Half bugles- 3mm

Taught by: Trish Kroboth


Exploring Precious Metal Clay

Exploring Precious Metal Clay

Saturday, January 20th, 12-5pm

$55.00

Try something new for the new year!  Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is an amazing material that’s worked like a water-based clay but, when fired at high temperature, becomes a solid metal object. Learn the basics
in this fun & relaxed class. Students will be shown how to work with fine silver clay to make simple, layered earrings. Want extra bling? Learn how to securely set colorful CZ gems, fired right in place. Pieces will be left for Donna to fire after class.

Skill level: All- beginners are welcome
Materials: An additional, $35- Donna supplies everything you need!

Taught by: Donna Penoyer, certified PMC instructor since 2005

Class limited to 5 students


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Tubular Bead Crochet
Wednesday, January 24th, 6-9pm

Supplies:
-Tulip Needle Size 3
-Heavy C-Lon Thread
-Size 6/0 seed beads in Colors A, B, C, and D

HOMEWORK PRIOR TO CLASS: String seed beads onto thread in order (A, B, C, D,etc...) being sure not to cut the thread and leaving it on the spool. There should be about 40 inches of beads strung.

*Class not recommended for those who crochet using their left hand.

Taught by: Olga Mihaylova

Back to Basics: Stringing, Jump Rings, Clasps, and Loops

Back to Basics: Stringing, Jump Rings, Clasps, and Loops

Saturday, January 27th 10:30am-1:30pm

$35.00

This class will cover stringing, crimping, various clasps, jump rings, and wrapped loops.  

(Making wire clasps and closures will not be covered in this class!)

Skill Level: No experience required

Taught by: Jeanne Shuff


Back to Basics: Peyote Bracelet

Back to Basics: Peyote Bracelet

Wednesday, January 31st 6-9pm

$35.00

Learn the even count Peyote stitch while weaving a bracelet of 4mm cubes! A color-blending pattern will be used, but is optional.  

Skill Level: No experience required

Supplies: 
-4mm cubes in 3 different colors
-No. 11 seed beads (for attachment of clasp)
-3 ring box clasp
-6lb or 8lb Fireline
-Beading needle- Size 11 or 12
(Note: 3mm cubes can be used, but the bracelet may not be finished during the class period, as the smaller beads will take longer to string.)

Taught by: Jeanne Shuff


Back to Basics: Endless Loom Bracelet

Back to Basics: Endless Loom Bracelet

Saturday, February 3rd, 10:30am-2:30pm

$45.00

Learn to set up and use the Endless Loom while making a striking bracelet with Czech Firepolish beads!

Skill Level: Intermediate beginner- must be familiar with basic seed bead weaving to master this class!

Supplies: 
-5 strands of 4mm Firepolish faceted beads in distinguishable colors
-5 loop or strand box clasp
-No. 10 Needle
-8lb or 10lb Fireline
-Endless Loom

Taught by: Jeanne Shuff


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Leafy Branches Necklace
Wednesday, February 7th, 6-9pm
$35.00

Taught with permission of Amy Haftkowycz and Barb Falkowitz, Artful Beads Studio and Trixie's Jewelbox on Etsy.


Skill Level: No Experience Required

Supplies:
-8/0 Seed Beads
-11/0 Seed Beads in colors A, B, and C
-3mm Bicones (101)
-4mm or 6mm Bicone (1)
-8lb. Fireline OR Sono Thread
-Clasp
-Open Jump Rings
-#10 Beading Needle

Taught by: Trish Kroboth

Square Peyote Bezel Earrings

Square Peyote Bezel Earrings

Thursday, February 15th, 6-9pm

$35.00


Create these beautiful, glam earrings!  Swarovski crystals embedded in seed beads jazz up any warm winter sweater!

Supplies: 
-2 x 14mm Rivolis
-Size 11/0 Cylinder beads (Delica's) in Color A and B
-Earring Findings
-8lb. Fireline
-Needle


Taught by: Olga Mihaylova


Beading and Breakfast Flashclass: Dangly Earrings

Beading and Breakfast Flashclass: Dangly Earrings

Saturday, February 17th, 9:00-11:00am

$15.00

9:00 am for Shopping and Coffee
9:30 am for a workshop with Trish

Wireworking Workshop: Dangly Earrings
Supplies: 
-24 gauge headpins
-Chain in matching color
-Swarovski bicones or other beads
-2x10 or 12mm accent bead if desired
-Earring findings
-Round nose pliers
-Chain nose pliers

Taught by: Trish Kroboth


Bead Knotting

Bead Knotting

Wednesday, February 21st, 6-9pm

$35.00



Master the skill of bead knotting!  Who doesn't have broken strands of precious pearls or sentimental beads lying around?  Learn bead knotting so that you can take your skills to the next level and repair those old necklaces! 

Supplies: 
- Beads
- Griffon natural silk bead cord with needle attached
- 2 Clamshell ends (often called bead tips)
- Clasp
- Tweezers with a very narrow, sharp tip
- Hypo-cement

Taught by: Jeanne Shuff


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Fast and Fun Texture Tricks
Saturday, February 24th, 12-4pm

$45.00

Both beginners and more experienced students will get a kick out of this playful class! Learn some of Donna’s favorite tips for making designs on the surface of pure silver metal clay jewelry. Try a bunch of techniques on a series of simple pieces, or create your masterpiece utilizing one of Donna’s inspiring ideas. Pieces will be left for Donna to fire after class.

Supplies: An additional cost of $35, Donna supplies everything that you will need!

Taught by: Donna Penoyer, certified PMC Instructor since 2005

*Class limited to 5 students

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Leather Wrap Bracelet
Wednesday, March 7th, 2-5pm
$35.00

Supplies:
- 1.5mm leather: Single Wrap- 3 ft., Double Wrap- 4 ft., Triple Wrap- 6 ft.
- S-Lon thread
- 6mm beads: Length- about 1 inch less than the length of the bracelet, depending on the number of wraps.
- 1 button that leather will pass through
- Twisted wire needles
- Hypo cement

Taught by: Jeanne Shuff

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Double Drop Crystal Earrings
Wednesday, March 7th, 6-9pm
$35.00 

These earrings are an elegant addition to any outfit!

Supplies:
-2 12mm Swarovski rivolis
-2 13x18mm Swarovski pears
74 3mm crystals (or pearls, 1 or 2 colors)
- 5g size 15/0 seed beads
-36 size 15/0 seed beads (accent color- optional)
-36 size 8/0 seed beads
-2 5mm jump rings
- Ear wires
- 8lb Fireline
-Beading needle

Skill Level: Intermediate, some beading experience required.

Taught by: Olga Mihaylova

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Russian Spiral
Wednesday, March 14th, 6-9pm
$35.00

Learn the Russian Spiral stitch while making a rope bracelet or necklace.

Taught by Jeanne Shuff

Supplies:
- 1 Tube of size 8 seed beads or size 8 hex beads
- 1 Tube of size 11 seed beads
- Small lobster Claw & jump ring
- 2 cones (select in class to fit your rope)
- Two head pins
(Optional: Chain for extender, Head pin and 4 mm crystal bicone to embellish chain, Two 4mml bicones to embellish cones)

Herringbone Bracelet

Herringbone Bracelet

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER: Friday, March 23rd, 10:30-1:30 pm

$35.00


Back by popular demand!  This Herringbone bracelet is a great way to learn seed bead weaving.  

Supplies: 
- 1 3'' tube of Half Tila's
- Size 11 seed beads
- 10 lb. Fireline
- Beading needle
- 3-strand Box Clasp
- 6 5mm jump-rings (in color to match the clasp)

Taught by: Olga Mihaylova

 


Beaded Bead

Beaded Bead

Saturday, March 24th, 10am-2pm

$45.00


Make unique and decorative beads to compliment any piece! 

Supplies: 
-1 10mm round wooden bead
-Size 11/0 seed beads 
-Size 8/0 seed beads
-Size 15/0 seed beads in contrasting color

Skill Level: Intermediate- MUST be proficient in Peyote stitch.

Taught by: Olga Mihaylova


Cubic Right Angle Weave

Cubic Right Angle Weave

Wednesday, April 4th, 6-9pm

$35.00


Take your right angle weave skills to the next level by learning three dimensional cubic right angle weave popular in many new patterns.

Supplies: 
- 2 colors of size 8/0 Seed Beads
- 48 3mm Firepolish Czech glass faceted beads (used in beadwork, 7 inches in length)
- 2 Cones
- 2 Headpins
- Clasp of your choice
- 6lb. Fireline

Skill Level: Intermediate (Seed bead weaving experience required)

Taught by Jeanne Shuff

 


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Precious Metal Clay: Shadowbox Pendant
Saturday, April 7th, 12-5pm
$55.00

Class is full! Please email Emma at emma.crystalbeadbazaar@gmail.com to be put on a waitlist!

Learn to add a little drama to your PMC creations! Make a pure silver metal clay pendant, any shape you like, with a hollow space that will show off a little sculptural element of your making- shiny silver against deep black. Donna will also show ways of creating an attachment point (metal clay loop, fire-in-place wire ring, etc) for dangles you can add after the piece is fired, such as a tiny silver “something” made in class, a special bead on a headpin, or a cluster of bead strands that add movement and interest. Pieces will be left for Donna to fire after class.


Supplies: An additional $45, Donna supplies everything that you will need!

Taught by: Donna Penoyer, certified, PMC instructor since 2005

*Class limited to 5 students

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St. Petersburg Chain
Saturday, April 14th, 10:30-1:30pm
$35.00

Space remaining is limited, please call the store at 412-687-1513 to reserve a spot! 

Supplies:
- 1 tube of size 11 seed beads
- 1 tube of size 8 seed beads
- Approximately 100 4mm round Czech fire polish beads
- No 10 or 12 beading needle
- 6lb FireLine
- Clasp of your choice
(Optional: Focal bead, Head pins, Closed ring, Crystals and head pins to embellish the focal bead)


Note: One continuous chain may be made for a choker or two pieces joined by a focal bead.

Adding a focal bead is optional and I will help with adding various focal beads as time allows, but the class is focused on mastering the chain.


Taught by Jeanne Shuff

Bead Knotting

Bead Knotting

Tuesday, April 17th, 10:30-1:30pm

$35.00


Master the skill of bead knotting! This is great for making strands of beautiful pearls or stones or even mala beads!  


Supplies:
- Beads
- Griffon natural silk bead cord with needle attached
- 2 Clamshell ends (often called bead tips)
- Clasp
- Tweezers with a very narrow, sharp tip
- Hypo-cement

Taught by: Jeanne Shuff

 


Captured Crystal Bracelet

Captured Crystal Bracelet

Wednesday, April 18th, 6-9pm

$35.00


Supplies: 
- 1 Swarovski 23mm Square stone
‚Äč- 300-320 4mm bicone crystals (These can be substituted with Czech crystals or glass beads)
- 16 3mm Swarovski Pearls (or bicones)
- 2 grams size 15/0 seed beads
- 1 gram size 15/0 seed beads or size 13/0 charlottes (For accent color)
- 32 size 8/0 seed beads
- 4 loop slide clasp
- 8 lb. Fireline
- Beading needle


Taught by Olga Mihaylova

Knitted Bead

Knitted Bead

Thursday, April 19th, 6-9pm

$40.00



Create a knitted and beaded necklace while learning three methods of applying seed beads to your knitted creations. We will create a 3 bead necklace in the class. Most knitters will finish their necklace in the 3 hour class.

Kits will be available to purchase, as well as knitting needles and beading needles. The kit includes Koigu yarn, size 6/0 Japanese seed beads, wooden Beads, a cord and the pattern. The kit fee is $25.00, made payable to the instructor.  If you have your own sock weight yarn and seed beads, you are welcome to use them.

You will also need size US 0 double point needles and a beading needle. Instructor will have scissors, tapestry needles and crochet hooks on hand.


Taught by: Jenny Tabrum