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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


Have some fun with two-hole beads, seed beads, and all the bits and bobs in bead soup. you will learn how to work around a 3D center and create something totally unique. This project makes great presents for birthdays, Christmas or just because. Watch out you might become addicted to making these. They are truly the Bee's Knees.

Cost: $ 25.00
You will love this versatile design. You can easily make an impressive pair of earrings or stick with the traditional wearable bracelet. You will be working with some 2 hole beads surrounding a beautiful center bead. This is a beautiful color step-by-step instructions written by Nela K?belov? .

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn a modern twist on a classic technique. Shannon will teach you to form wire into a shape that will carry a small to med stone or crystal along with some wire wrapping skills.

Cost: $ 25.00
No art degree required to create with patina paint! In this class, you'll learn how to: Emboss a beautiful design on Vintaj brass blanks using a hand-rolling machine. Dome round brass blanks. Add beautiful colors with patina paints. ? Create artistic earrings and or necklaces with your finished art. The instructor will demonstrate "messy" wire wrapping. (It's not supposed to look machine perfect!) Bring Vintaj brass blanks (round for doming), squares, filigree, butterflies...and other fun shapes. Chain, beads, and findings such as jump rings, clasps, and ear wires. 20 or 22 gauge brass wire. Tools, or use those in the classroom. Wear clothes you can get paint on. Come 20 minutes before class to shop for any needed supplies.

Cost: $ 40.00
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
Due to health restrictions for some people, we are offing PRIVATE 2-hour classes. MTB will teach any class you want to learn as long as it is in Shannon's wheelhouse. Please have one person sign up for the class. Other people can be added to your class by calling 608-837-5900 for an additional class fee. We can teach to anyone that the Original STUDENT allows in. Nobody else will be invited to join the class. In the comments section please add the class you would like to learn. MTB needs 10 days prior notice to cancel of a private class. In a separate email after you check out please let us know the class you would like to learn. If you need an evening class please call the store to set that up. You can choose a project from a Beading Book/Magazine or pick a project from our extensive class library. CHAIN MAIL CLASSES CAN NOT BE TAUGHT by Shannon. Shannon can usually figure most instructions /kits provided by the student if it is not from our class library. If the project that you want to learn is not in our library we will need to see the instruction prior to class to know if it is possible. So pick your date and let's have some FUN!

Cost: $ 35.00
Join Meant to Bead at the Art Glass and Bead Show in Sun Prairie / Madison WI at the Hilton Garden Inn 1220 S. Grand Ave. Go To ArtGlassAndBeadShow.com to sign up for classes and to get your tickets. We will be hosting the Friday, March 3rd, 2023 Make-n-Take extravaganza. 6-10 pm - 6 artists plus a 7th bonus project (7 projects) I bet you can't wait to join us. for the 2023 Art Glass And Bead Show.

You will be creating an EXTRA Luxurious bracelet. Learn all the tips and tricks into expanding your wire working knowledge to DOUBLE VIKING KNITTING. SINGLE VIKING KNIT will also be taught in this class.

Cost: $ 45.00
You will be creating an EXTRA Luxurious bracelet. Learn all the tips and tricks into expanding your wire working knowledge to DOUBLE VIKING KNITTING. SINGLE VIKING KNIT will also be taught in this class. Double Viking Knit makes for a very compact metal rope. You will be on the cutting edge of history while learning this technique.

Cost: $ 30.00
In this class, you will learn the wonderful art of wire wrapping. You will receive 3 ? feet of either Sterling Silver or Gold Filled wire to complete this artistic pendant. Either a glass cabochon or a stone may be surrounded in this pretty wire mounting. Drop by the store to see a cool sample of the work you will be doing in the class.

Cost: $ 46.00
In this class you will learn the wonderful art of wire wrapping . You will receive 3 ? feet of either Sterling Silver or Gold Filled wire to complete this artistic pendent. Either a glass cabochon or a stone may be surrounded in this pretty wire mounting. Drop by the store to see a cool sample of the work you will be doing in the class.

Cost: $ 40.00
Add handmade elements to your jewelry for a real wow!

Cost: $ 35.00
This wonderful ornament reminds us of the grand Art Deco time. It glitters and shines to be the centerpiece of the Christmas tree. This ornament can also be made into a bracelet. You will be working with bugles, seed beads, and crystals. You will feel like you are back in the swing of things while making the fringe for this Art Deco-inspired Ornament.

Cost: $ 30.00
Make one of two bracelet designs in this class. Learn the tricks of the trade working with two drop peyote. This modern twist on traditional peyote art.

Cost: $ 30.00
The fabulous little bracelet allows you to learn the ins and outs of the RAW (right Angle Weave) foundation in bead stitch.

Cost: $ 25.00
Meant to Bead would like to bring a bit of the Russian life to the US.

Cost: $ 25.00
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
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COVID Store Hours:

Meant to Bead will have shortened hours

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-8pm
Wednesday 10-5pm
Thursday & Friday 10-8pm
Sat 10-5pm
Sunday Closed