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The techniques shown below are available for our customers to take as an "informal" class. Instructions are offered Tuesday- Friday by appointment only. *Summer schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 4pm. Please contact Cicek for best availability or leave a message at 408-354-5330. The fee for the informal sessions are $30.00 and can be paid upon arrival. Tools are supplied by us for most classes. Students will receive a 10% discount for any supplies purchased for the class (before or after the appoitment).
Private 1-1.5 hour sessions are available upon request for most beading techniques. These classes need to be scheduled and paid for in advance. The fee for the Formal Classes are $40.00. Tools are supplied by us for most classes. Receive $10 off if you sign up with a friend. Students will receive a 10% discount for any supplies purchased for the class (before or after the session).
Beginning Beading Basics
Learn the basics of bead stringing using the proper tools and materials to attach a clasp the best way possible. Make either a bracelet or necklace using beads of your choice and leave with a completed creation you designed!
Wire Wrap Bracelet (or Necklace)
Create your own links with sterling silver or gold-filled wire to form a delicate bracelet with beads of your choice. This is the most versatile technique for the styles of today.
Wire Wrap Dangle Bracelet, Necklace or Earrings
Make a statement in fun necklace, bracelet or earrings style. Personalize with your choice of beads while learning the technique of wire wrapping using headpins.
Beginning Wire Wrap with Briolette
Wire wrapping with an extra twist. Briolette beads that have a hole drilled through the top, with a teardrop shape. This technique is great for earrings as well as pendants for necklaces.
Wire Wrap Ring
This new addition to our list of classes is fun for all levels. Choose from crystals, semi-precious stones, or glass to create this nested wire ring.
Freestyle Wire Wrapping *NEW*
Recommended pre-requisite class: Beginning Wire Wrap or Hand Wire Wrap Hoop Earrings
Learn the technique of attaching delicate beads to hoops or links by weaving with wire.
Get the classic look of knots between beads by learning the technique of bead knotting. Traditionally used with pearls, but can also be used with colorful silk for this fun look!
Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Layered and trendy - This bracelet is a fun project for all beading levels! Make with any of our great new glass pearls and beads and the only tools needed are a needle and thread!
Hand Wire Wrapped Hoop Earrings *NEW*
Use a mandrel to form hoops out of 14kt Gold Filled or Sterling Silver wire. Complete a set or two of earrings that you can then dangle a stone off of or leave simple for everyday wear.