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Below are links to classes we have taught here at Meant to Bead.  If you would like to see current class offerings go to the calendar page.

Classes

Current Classes


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
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
This soft and very flexible bracelet is made from small links, which resembles little butterflies. Each link uses 3 kinds of glass shaped beads allowing us to create dimension and the feeling of movement (like a flying butterfly with its wings fluttering). There are so many color choices for each little butterfly. You can even make each link with a different color of beads creating a colorful landscape of a fabulous meadow.

Cost: $ 30.00
The class will show how to frame the beautiful Swarovski crystal in an easy net. Additional and an eye-catching decoration is made from 2-hole crescent beads, which make this pendant look like a starry constellation. The brass filigree forms the supportive back of this project and you use only thread to connect the main piece to the metal part.

Cost: $ 25.00
The soft and mellow look of this bangle is achieved by elegant netting, which ties the piece together. The textured melon beads create an additional dimension of the piece. The intricate decoration of the bangle resembles the lush abundance of forest wild berries and flowers.

Cost: $ 30.00
The crescent-shaped glass beads have a unique charm. One look and you are ready to create sophisticated designs. They lend themselves easily for many different styles of beadwork. The flower-shaped components of this project are very fast to build and small bicones and fire-polished beads make this piece blossom.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn how to make a perfect holiday gift for your best friend, a family member or yourself! The glimmering mellow sparkle of crystals makes the earrings a very elegant piece suitable for many occasions.

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
This Gorgeous bracelet brings together a traditional argyle look in a modern way. Adding crystals brings the bracelet up to a new level. Renee Kovnesky will be teaching you tricks of the trade to make this bracelet easy to make.

Cost: $ 30.00
Renne will be Teaching this Elegant Christmas Ornament featuring one of the newest beads on the market Ginko Beads. This class is a 2 for 1. You can make the ornament OR make the Ponisetta Bracelet which is featured around the center of the Ornament. This will truly be a family heirloom. a class NOT TO MISS. Taught by Renee Kovnesky Artist, Teacher, Designer, and Author.

Cost: $ 30.00
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
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
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
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  • 201 E. Main St.
    Sun Prairie WI 53590
  • Monday - Friday 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4