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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


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
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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