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Bead and Tea Tuesdays

Every other Tuesday we will gather, Bead and have a great time. Bring your Favorite Mug we will have a selection of tea to choose from. If you don?t like Tea, feel free to bring your hot beverage of choice or a Keurig pod to brew on sight.

Learning the Prumihimo Disk

Try our your kumihimo skills on the newest and greatest tool?the Prumihimo Disk

Start in the Middle Kumihimo Necklace

Ever want to place a beautiful lampwork onto your kumihimo but could not because it would not fit over he braiding? Well now you can learn the secrets to do so.

Sep 28
CLASS398M Magatama Wings Bracelet
Sep 29
Bead Cluster Necklace
Oct 2
CLASS398AW Awareness Ribbon Kumihimo Bracelet

Classroom open for your projects.

Cost: $ FREE
You will make a bracelet & a pair of earrings. This way you get hands on experience. This class will fill up fast so please stop by the store soon if you want to save a spot. The class fee includes some supplies for the projects you will make in the class.

Cost: $ 30.00
Want just the right size pendant? This True Blue Heart is Meant to Bead! In class learn all the secrets of making a beaded 3-D pendant. Made of nothing but the finest quality product - Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Silver.

Cost: $ 25.00
Ever get up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep? This design came alive during just one of those moments. Use a verity of products to make this stunning Cuff bracelet.

Cost: $ 25.00
Join owner Shannon for this needle and thread 3-D adventure and make a lovely ornament cover!

Cost: $ 25.00
This Christmas Ornament is truly a symphony of all her work

Cost: $ 25.00
Ever want to place a beautiful lampwork onto your kumihimo but could not because it would not fit over he braiding? Well now you can learn the secrets to do so.

Cost: $ 30.00
Try our your kumihimo skills on the newest and greatest tool?the Prumihimo Disk

Cost: $ 25.00
Learn freeform bead weaving with wire to create a one of a kind necklace. You will learn to make a core around chain and how to add to that core to achieve the shape you want.

Cost: $ 30.00
Add a rich texture to metal with a Sizzix machine to create a stunning pair of earrings and necklace in this workshop. Artistically add color with alcohol ink and create a designer look by doming round blanks.

Cost: $ 25.00
Create a beautiful necklace or a set of a necklace and earrings with these beautiful beaded beads. Highlighted are Superduos . These beaded bead are truly a centerpiece to almost anything you make.

Cost: $ 30.00
Do you like the soft leather earrings that many people are wearing nowadays? Have you seen home improvement host wearing the fun and flirty leather feather inspired earrings? Do you want to know how they make them?

Cost: $ 25.00
This Stunning pendant uses ginko leaves and converts them into the star of the ball.

Cost: $ 25.00
Time for the BIG REVEAL! After the resin has cured for a full 24+ hours, it is time to see how our experiments went. Those who are enrolled in the Petri Dish Pendants classes on Friday or Saturday are welcome. At this time, we will reveal our creations, ooh and aah, and then discuss any issues that may have arisen, including any finishing required. You will be invited to join the special Sisterhood of the Petri Dish Facebook page once you have completed the class where you can connect with others, share your successes, and ask questions of the friendly members

Cost: $ FREE
Come in after-hours and enjoy a night out to catch up on those projects Work on favorite projects while hanging out with other bead enthusiasts! Work in our classroom and purchase supplies as necessary. An expert will be on hand to answer questions. Bring an hors d?oeuvre to share and your own drinks. Sign Up now to get your spot at the table. You will receive your Reservation fee of $10 back toward your purchase made on Beaders night. No Shows forfeit reservation fee.

Cost: $ 10.00
Every other Tuesday we will gather, Bead and have a great time. Bring your Favorite Mug we will have a selection of tea to choose from. If you don?t like Tea, feel free to bring your hot beverage of choice or a Keurig pod to brew on sight.

Cost: $ FREE
Hosea Heart Saturday On Saturday Hosea Heart will be in store they will have a display of all the fabulous handcrafted items that they produce. Everything from Bracelets, scarves, purses, wallets earrings and sooo much more. You could do a lot of good by doing your holiday shopping right now. These women have lifted themselves out of poverty and horrible situations like abuse, forced prostitution. Some girls sell them self for $5, the cost of a bar of soap. When I heard this I just wanted to reach out and hug each one of them and do my part. Those who find their way to Hosea Heart are taught a Christian way of life and learn many different trades as well as to read, write, and basic life skills. Please visit their website and facebook page. Meant to Bead supports this organization thru your kindness of donations and purchases. I personally love to hear these wonderful girls stories and hear the beautiful songs they sing when they do the daily work. One of the graduates from Hosea Heart will be on hand to speak with you. She is currently attending the UW right here in Madison a true success to come out of this organization. https://hoseasheart.org https://www.facebook.com/hoseasheart/

Cost: $ FREE
All Supplies Included Learn the basics of torch enameling with Sara Lukkonen, the owner-artist of C-Koop Beads. Using a Hot Head Torch? learn safely to add colorful enamel powders to copper Make as many beads, pendants & headpins as class time allows! wear cotton or natural fiber clothing or bring a welders apron. No bare legs!!!! Students must provide their own safety glasses and MAPP gas. (Yellow canister, can be purchased a head of time by call Meant to Bead)

Cost: $ 140.00
Learn to make fabulous flowers in many different colors. We will wire wrap the flowers to a base and you can make it into a broach or Pendant or both! Torch Enameling 101 knowledge required.

Cost: $ 140.00
Alcohol Inks + Resin = mini mysterious masterpieces! Combining the brilliant colors of alcohol ink with the suspension properties of two-part epoxy resin results in some fabulous explosions of color that look like a miniature world come to life! We will discuss types of resin and play with colors of inks to create truly one-of-a-kind components. Join mixed media artist Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati Art for this fun and colorful play date! All materials will be provided for you to make a variety of different shapes. Working with resin and alcohol inks can be messy, so please dress appropriately. Optional: you are welcome to bring your own alcohol inks, especially if you have favorite colors and don't want to share, but you will not need to buy any, as the instructor will share her vast resources! Please remember that this is a highly improvisational technique and the results will vary. Resin needs a full 24 hours for curing before the big reveal...promise it will be worth the wait! Optional: If you are able to come back to Meant To Bead on Sunday afternoon, anytime between 3:00-4:00, Erin will stick around to welcome you to the Sisterhood of the Petri Dish. We will ooh and aah over the big reveal of our resin work and discuss issues such as finishing, cleaning up mistakes, questions about the process, etc.

Cost: $ 65.00
Quick Cure Clay is a brand new clay product by Ranger Industries that needs no kiln or oven to cure. This one-part pliable clay cures in just minutes using a heat too - perfect for the impatient artists among us! This exploratory class will focus on the unique properties of this new clay, including methods for sculpting, embellishing, adding color, curing and finishing. There really are no limits on what you can create and your direction will be unique to you. Put on your explorer's cap with mixed media artist Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati art and let's have some fun!

Cost: $ 65.00
Add handmade elements to your jewelry for a real wow!

Cost: $ 25.00
Teacher Lin Standke will help you to create something that looks unique and artistic but easy is to make?

Cost: $ 25.00
It's time to repurpose that leftover material and get Metal Forming in a way every DIYer will be jealous of. You will learn how a hammered sterling silver insert ring spins atop a brushed formed copper outer ring to make every hour of your day more interesting. Reversible materials are available upon request. Please be sure to let us know your approximate ring size. You choose Cooper base by signing up for Class4653A $70 or choose Silver Base by signing up for Class465B $100

Cost: $ 70.00
It's time to repurpose that leftover material and get Metal Forming in a way every DIYer will be jealous of. You will learn how a hammered sterling silver insert ring spins atop a brushed formed copper outer ring to make every hour of your day more interesting. Reversible materials are available upon request. Please be sure to let us know your approximate ring size. You choose Cooper base by signing up for Class4653A $70 or choose Silver Base by signing up for Class465B $100

Cost: $ 100.00
This Stunning bracelet really shows off the beauty of the Magatama beads. Watch out they are like potato chips you will want to make more than one. Once the technique is learned, there are a variety of different designs that can be made with the disk. Some kumihimo braiding experience with fiber or fiber and beads is helpful.

Cost: $ 30.00
Choose the colors for the cause of your choice and make a kumihimo bracelet to show your support. This is an 8-cord round braid suitable for careful beginners as well as those with experience.

Cost: $ 25.00
Bead embroidery can be used for pins, necklaces, on clothing items, or wall quilts. Learn the basics of bead embroidery and the stitches to expand your jewelry making. We will use a button as a focal object and various beads, so you get practice with different techniques.

Cost: $ 40.00
A wonderful class that teaches you the fine art of netting with crafty result. Who wouldn't want to receive this reusable art piece. Make it match the bottle or the person's d?cor.

Cost: $ 25.00
Newly revised this class is for those who want to add to their knowledge and practice of kumihimo braid structures. Use 1 mm cords and add a spiral ridge to the basic pattern as a striking design feature.

Cost: $ 25.00
Teardrop Necklace on the Prumihimo Disk: The Japanese braid called kusari tsunagi is easily made using the Prumihimo disk included in the class. You'll be surprised at the lovely projects that can be made with it including the Pip Necklace or Teardrop Necklace featured in this class. There will be a break for lunch

Cost: $ 60.00
Kumihimo Around a Wire. If you have made a seven cord fill-the-gap kumihimo bracelet you're sure to enjoy this new twist for a totally different look. Choose to make it with beads or without, this project is gift-able for both your men and women friends.

Cost: $ 25.00
Meant to Bead accepts donated beads throughout the year and delivers them to Hosea heart caregivers. They will be bringing some of the beads back to Meant to Bead for ONE day. We are asking for Loving helping hands. To make bracelets and necklaces for them to sell and help raise additional funds for these lovely ladies. If you want to make something for yourself we ask that you pay Hosea heart a minimal fee of $15 (1/2 of our Basic 101 Fee) to make 1 item and use their beads to make something wonderful. Out of loving hearts come something amazing. Let's fill the studio room with love, joy, creative vides and let?s have a great time. JOIN US!

Cost: $ 15.00
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  • (608) 837-5900
  • 201 E. Main St.
    Sun Prairie WI 53590
  • Monday - Friday 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4