Beginner Bead Class

Date: Sunday, April 10th 10am-Noon

*Please Note: This class requires approximately 2 hours in-store individual set up PRIOR to class*

Cost: $100.  Includes 2 hours of class instruction and approximately 2 hours for selection of materials and design time.  This is done sometime prior to the class date.  Also included are 4 jewellers’ tools.  If you have your own correct tools we will deduct the price of the tools from the class cost.

There are 4 projects in the beginner bead class.  You will learn techniques of wrapping with side-drilled stones, top drilled stones and crimping onto a clasp.

We are here to inspire your creativity and educate you regarding stones, materials and procedures. Your personal choices of beads and stones can range from basic to the more exotic! You are also welcome to bring in any of your own beads to incorporate into your designs.

You will need the following materials to design your projects:

Side drilled earrings:

  • 2 beads drilled on the side, at the top
  • 2- 3 inch pieces of wire
  • Earwires
  • Optional top bead

Top drilled earrings:

  • 2 beads drilled from bottom to top
  • 2 headpins
  • Earwires
  • Optional bead to decorate the top


  • One top or side drilled bead.
  • 3″ piece of wire or a headpin and additional beads for the top and/or bail or jumpring


  • Line or selection of beads
  • Softflex or beading wire
  • 2 end beads
  • Crimps and crimp covers
  • Clasp
  • Wire protectors

The bead classes are minimum 4 people and maximum 6 people.  Aurea reserves the right to reschedule the class if it does not have the minimum.


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