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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


CLOSED Christmas Day

Cost: $ FREE
Closed New Years Day

Cost: $ FREE
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day

Cost: $ FREE
Meant to Bead will be closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all.

Cost: $ FREE
CLOSING EARLY New Years Eve

Cost: $ FREE
Let your teen/pre-teen learn the fun skill of bead weaving with a stylish jewelry project?sure to be a favorite to wear. For ages 12 and up (must have good crafting and listening skills). Fee includes everything needed to make a double wrap bracelet.

Cost: $ 25.00
Join Shannon Jambard to learn a foundation bead weaving stitch while making Egyptian-inspired earrings. Once you learn this brick stitch, you will be able to make many fabulous designs.

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
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
Classroom open for your projects.

Cost: $ FREE
Bead inspired this holiday season and create special gifts of handcrafted jewelry for your friends, family, and co-workers. Make a day of it and stitch up these elegant, quick-and-easy TrendSetter designs. With twelve styles to choose from, there is something for everyone on your list. To receive a special Holiday Pattern you must purchase the specialty beads required for each pattern. So bring your selection of seed beads and LET"S GET STARTED!

Cost: $ FREE
Gather your friends for an evening of shopping, giveaways, in-store specials, entertainment, drink and food specials and more! Santa Claus will be roaming throughout Downtown Sun Prairie! Meant to Bead will have discounts and a SPECIAL Artist on hand to HELP YOU MAKE your very own Christmas present for a small fee.

Cost: $ FREE
Two-part class Part 1- Learn to make two beautifully crafted glass fused pendant in the first class by layering your favorite colors. This technique lends itself well to a glass mosaic. To be able to wrap your pendants once done they will need to be fired to a full fuse. (will learn about in class Part 2 -Learn to wrap one of your glass pendants in brass or copper wire. You will learn a technique that will allow you to finish your piece in class. This technique has been taught by Shannon for over 10years. If it is possible to enhance your artwork more, this will do it! You will receive FREE copper or brass wire for one pendant with the purchase of CLASS444A If you just want to fuse glass pieces you can sign up for CLASS444B $24

Cost: $ 40.00
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
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: $ 40.00
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: $ 25.00
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: $ 39.00
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: $ 35.00
Part 2 Learn to wrap one of your glass pendants in brass or copper wire . You will learn a technique that will allow you to finish your piece in class. This technique has been taught by Shannon for over 10years. If it is possible to enhance your artwork more, this will do it! NO FREE WIRE WITH THIS CLASS You must sign up with part 1 & part 2 of this class using CLASS444A code

Cost: $ 22.00
Take the beauty from nature and learn to recreate it in a stitched ornament resembling a crystal clear icicle. A form of spiral weave will be taught using Crystals to bring out the shine and sparkle on your tree. Watch out Everyone in your family will want one.

Cost: $ 25.00
Try your hand at stitching this elegant crystal bracelet. The technique taught is for beginners and advanced students alike. Anyone would be proud to receive this little bracelet as a gift or maybe make one for yourself.

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
Twisted Insomnia is a twisted version of Meant to Bead's most popular class

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
This ornament is named for a very special person Lori Singer. The class fees from this class will be donated in her honor to Agrace Hospice Center. This ornament embodies the grace and fun that she brought to all our lives. So spread a little Christmas cheer and join Shannon for a great cause and learn a fabulous ornament for your loved one.

Cost: $ 25.00
This class gives you all the tips and tricks to make a wrap bracelet easily. We will answer the questions like why to my beads always "POP" how do I make it look professional and all the sizing problems. Meant to Bead is prepared to help with all of those issues.

Cost: $ 25.00
This ornament teaches a blend of techniques. Bead weaving with 1 hole beads for a stable top hanger. and bead embroidery techniques for the skirting on the ball ornament. Multiple snowflake designs are given in this pattern. This Ornament is a great marry of cuteness and elegant-ness for each person, you want to give a gift too.

Cost: $ 25.00
Join Meant to Bead in Premier the Fabulous Book Colorful Components by Patricia Parker. When you sign up for a Premier class you get the chance to try your hand at the author's patterns. If you enjoy her colorful pattern you will receive $5 off the book. This is a huge bonus because books rarely go on sale.

Cost: $ 25.00
Join Meant to Bead in Premier the Fabulous Book "Peyote Stitch Fresh projects to perfect your skills." When you sign up for a Premier class you get the chance to try your hand at the author's patterns. If you enjoy this unique pattern you will receive $5 off the book. This is a huge bonus because books rarely go on sale. This is an intricate pattern that stands out with three-dimensional color and pattern.

Cost: $ 25.00
Join Meant to Bead in Premier the Fabulous Book "Two-Hole Bead Stitching by Virginia Jensen". When you sign up for a Premier class you get the chance to try your hand at the author's patterns. If you enjoy her elegant pattern you will receive $5 off the book. This is a huge bonus because books rarely go on sale. the Roco pendant is light and elegant but has a presence that makes people look twice.

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
This is a fun class for all ages. Children get to design their own snowflakes that can be used as a snowflake suncatcher or as an ornament to adorn. any Christmas tree. Glass beads will adorn a wireframe to make these pretty snowflakes. Colorful or crystal they will make you happy.

Cost: $ 20.00
Have a blast no matter your age with this fun and easy bracelet. All it takes is a jumprings, buttons, leather and a few beads and a rustic wearable bracelet is born. This class is available for all ages. 1st grade and up. anyone under the age of 8 needs to have an adult on premises during class.

Cost: $ 25.00
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    Sun Prairie WI 53590
  • Monday - Friday 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4