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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.


Current Classes


A great chance to learn the basics of beading, including how to use beading tools and how to make a basic stitch. Students will create bracelets, and pendants and learn a variety of skills. Projects depend on the skill level in class

Cost: $ 45.00
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
Join Artist Lin Standke to learn the skill to paint your own garden. In this class, you will be playing with ink, lucite, wire to create your own masterpiece. Beginners to advanced welcome to this 2-hour class. Working with wire and other findings you will learn the professional way to bring it all together

Cost: $ 35.00
Get ready for an adventure. This bracelet mixes the best of three worlds; two-hole beads, Stringing techniques, and Basic Jewelry skills. Once you make one you'll want to make more. Quick and easy & fun to make. Designed by Nela Kabelova taught by Shannon.

Cost: $ 30.00
Boys and girls ages 11 and up will get an abridged version of the adult Basic Jewelry Making 101 class.

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
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
This Stunning pendant uses ginko leaves and converts them into the star of the ball.

Cost: $ 30.00
Due to COVID restrictions, MTB is limited to the # of people in our classroom. So 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 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 is ALREADY in your bubble. 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.

Cost: $ 35.00
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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