Category Archives: Classes

May 2019 Class and Event Schedule

Simply Beadiful celebrates our 11th year this May with multiple classes, a bead kit sale, and Anniversary bracelet class and more!  Keep in mind that Mother’s Day is May 12th and many of our projects would make a perfect gift item – or stop in and pick up a ready made piece.  Online Registration now open for May and June classes.

Ruffled Peyote Bracelet Class – Thursday, May 2, 2019 6-8p.m.
Learn or enhance your peyote bead weaving knowledge with this wide cuff bracelet.  No previous experience with bead weaving necessary to take this class.  Bring your fireline and beading needles to class with you, along with magnifying glasses if needed or purchase the night of class.  Class and Materials fee $45.  Register online here.

Leather/Wire Bracelet Clinic – Just added to calendar
Saturday, May 4th, 2019

This fun, quick, and simple project is now available once more this Saturday, May 4th at 11a.m.  Come and learn how to work with these elements and create a beautiful wrap bracelet piece.  Many, many colors of beads to select from makes each piece unique to the creator.  No experience necessary.  Ages 8 and up will enjoy this project and guess what?  It makes an awesome Mother’s Day project all for just $20 per piece made.  Any charms added are charged separately the day of class.

Simply Beadiful will provide all tools needed to create this piece along with instruction to get you going on your bracelet.  Register online or call 413-782-0288.

Anniversary Chain Mail Bracelet Class – Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:30-1p.m. (One kit available in Sterling if anyone would like to join the class – 413-782-0288)
All of us at SB have gotten so excited for chain mail projects when Sue would come in May.  I’m still trying to work on getting her here in the future, but in the meantime I came up with this beauty.  (I wear it all the time – super comfortable too.)  Some previous knowledge of chain mail helpful for this class.  Kits will be available in Sterling or Silver filled and must be ordered at least a week before class.  Class and Materials fee $70/Silver Filled or $95/Sterling Silver.  Clasp not included.  Register online here. 

Herringbone Blocked Bracelet Class – Class moved to Thursday, May 30, 2019 6-8p.m.
This piece is so amazingly supple and beautiful in person.  Be sure to come and try this one on.  Some previous experience with bead weaving needed for this class.  Please bring your fireline, beading needles, and magnifying glasses with you to class.  Class and Materials Fee $45  Register online here.

All Simply Beadiful bead kits on sale today only 20% off – Saturday, May 18, 2019 10-2p.m. (In store and a great selection online is also on sale)
The SB kits are really such a great deal already and the bead kit wall has gotten a makeover with added updated kits.  All our kits include all the necessary beads/findings to create your piece along with a full set of instructions containing pictures and step by step details.  Just add your needle, thread, and desire and enjoy!

Multiple Classes Scheduled for today, Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Info coming soon!
It is a beading marathon today.  I’ll be here slightly extended hours that Saturday 9-6ish?, offering specific class time slots.  Leather Beaded Bead Necklace, Edged Kumihimo Class, Coiled Wire Earrings, Metallic Spiral, and Design your own Flat Spiral will be offered as overlapping classes during the day.

Design your own Flat Spiral Bracelet Class – Thursday, May 30, 2019 6-8p.m.
This was such a fun class when we held it at the February Bead Bash that I’m bringing it back once more.  You’ll be able to choose your beads and seeds from a pre-selected assortment that works perfectly in this project.  No bead weaving experience necessary.  Great project for all skill levels.  Class and materials fee $45  Register online here.


June 2019 Class and Event Schedule

The month of June at Simply Beadiful will offer three brand new classes, an awesome kumi/beadweaving kit debut, and one brand new trunk show and one classic class. Online Registration will open soon.

Easy Jewelry Kit Trunk Show – Runs June 1-29, 2019
This is a brand new trunk show that will make it’s debut at SB this June.  Bracelet, earring, and necklace kits all geared towards jewelry creators with minimal to expert experience.  Be sure to check these beauties out.  I bet you’ll enjoy the projects and end up picking up a few.


Beginner Kumihimo Class – Any Skill Level
Thursday, June 6, 2019 6-8p.m.
This technique may be tricky to say but it’s so much fun to learn.  In this class you will be required to pick up certain supplies ahead of time so that you can be ready for class.  In class you will learn to braid with cord only and then with beads only.  Finishing techniques will also be covered.  Register online here.

Rivoli Earrings with Drops Class – Advanced Beginner Skill Level
Thursday, June 13, 2019 6-8p.m.
These fun earrings will be offered in a few different color combinations.  Previous work with peyote stitch a plus for class.  Please bring needle, fireline, and magnifying glasses with you to class.  Register here online.


*NEW* Bead Weaving and Kumihimo Kit Debut
I’ve been tweaking a project for a new kit that will debut on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  This project is a combined kumihimo and bead weaving project and I would classify it as an intermediate project.  Stay tuned for more details.


Iris Sparkle Bracelet Class – Beginner Skill Level
Thursday, June 20, 2019 6-8p.m
Learn how to create this stunningly wider bracelet cuff featuring seed beads and Czech glass beads.  No experience necessary to learn this project.  Bring your fireline, beading needle, and magnifying glasses (if needed) with you to class.  Register Online Here.

Fused Fine Silver Necklace Class – All Skill Levels
Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 6-8p.m.
The raves reviews on this piece led me to offer it as a class.  No previous knowledge of fusing is necessary to take this class.  I will show you how to shape, cut, and fuse different gauges of fine silver to create this piece.  Each person will have their own torch set up.  Please wear closed toe shoes, long hair tied back, and clothing with no ruffles or dangling pieces.  This class is limited to 4 students only and is currently full.  Call me at 413-782-0288 or email me at to be added to the wait list.