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Discover a world of creativity and craftsmanship with bead classes in NYC. From beginner workshops to advanced techniques, learn how to design and create stunning handmade jewelry pieces while gaining valuable skills that will last a lifetime.

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Creative Beadwork and Beyond (Beginner/Intermediate)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity with unique beads, fiber, and wire jewelry. Explore new techniques and stitch combinations in this exciting class at the renowned 92nd Street Y. Beginners and intermediate students alike are welcome to join and discover the art of creative beadwork.

(1088) Beginner 18 and older
$185

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Intro to Beaded Jewelry I

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the secrets of creating stunning beaded jewelry with our hands-on course. Learn essential techniques like weaving, pearl knotting, and wireworking to craft beautiful bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Unleash your creativity and turn your passion for jewelry into wearable art.

(1088) Beginner 18 and older
$440

7 sessions

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Stringing Beads and Necklaces without Knotting (Absolute Beginner)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Master the art of stringing beads and crafting necklaces without knotting in this comprehensive workshop. Learn techniques such as using crimp beads with beading wire, creating elastic bracelets, and crafting woven bracelets with bead tips. Gain insights into material sourcing and elevate your jewelry-making skills with expert guidance.

(1088) Beginner 18 and older
$185

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Beaded Jewelry Independent Study (All Levels)

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Refine your beaded jewelry skills and explore new designs in this independent study course at 92nd Street Y. Learn advanced techniques in stringing, knotting, and weaving larger beads, while troubleshooting common issues. Prerequisite: Why Knot I & II and/or Intro to Beaded Jewelry I & II.

(1088) Advanced 18 and older
$185

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Beaded Cabochon Pendant

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating stunning Beaded Cabochon Pendants in this hands-on workshop. Master the bezeling technique using seed beads to showcase oval or circular cabochons, and craft a beautiful hanging bail adorned with beads for versatile styling options. Expand your skills with additional embellishment techniques and gain insights into material sourcing. Basic seed bead skills are recommended for optimal participation.

(1088) All levels 18 and older
$165
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Intro to Beaded Jewelry II

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Take your beaded jewelry skills to the next level with Part 2 of this course at 92nd Street Y. Learn advanced knotting techniques, create stunning bangles and necklaces with easy seed bead techniques, and master wirework to make beautiful chains and earrings. Previous completion of Part 1 is not required.

(1088) Intermediate 18 and older
$440

7 sessions

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Intro to Beads: Soft Glass with Cubic Zirconia

UrbanGlass @ 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

Dive into the basics of flameworking with a fruity and fungi twist! In this beginner-friendly workshop, you'll learn to shape glass beads, use multiple colors, add details, and control heat with the torch. Create recognizable fruits like raspberries and oranges, as well as mushrooms. Perfect for all skill levels, expect to make 2-6 unique beads and refine your flameworking skills.

(58) Beginner 12 and older
$210
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Fruits & Fungi! Intro to Beads

UrbanGlass @ 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

Join us for a workshop where you'll craft your own glass beads inspired by delicious fruits and whimsical mushrooms. Get ready to master the art of flameworking as you shape, color, and add intricate details to your creations under expert guidance.

(58) Beginner 12 and older
$145
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Jewelry Techniques and Beads

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Learn to make 3 complete jewelry pieces through this 6-session class combining the techniques of metalsmithing and beading. This class is a great intro to metalwork for bead lovers or anyone who wants to make some great jewelry! Project 1: Beaded metal earrings Day 1: Pierce-work, filing, drilling, annealing, texturing, forming Day 2: Soldering, earing hook, posts, patina, polishing, beading Project 2: Domed beaded pendant Day 3: Disc-cutter,...

(1088) All levels 18 and older
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$335

7 sessions

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Intro to Bead Crochet Jewelry

92nd Street Y

Using only a few basic crochet stitches, make a variety of bracelets and necklaces using thin cord and a variety of beads. First, learn chaining with beads — easy to master with some fabulous results. Progress to bracelets using single bead crochet. Students will work with a steel crochet hook and medium sized cord. Students cannot be accepted after the first class without prior authorization from the instructor. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination...

(1088) Beginner 18 and older
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Beading for Ukraine

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Show your solidarity with the Ukrainian people by making and wearing jewelry with the national colors of Ukraine. Learn an assortment of seed bead stitches, including Huichol and create fashionable bracelets and earrings.  All supplies will be provided for a Materials Fee.  Supply List: Students need to bring cloth to work on, small sharp scissors, and magnification (if needed.) Included in the supplies: Beading needles, thread, bee's wax,...

(1088) All levels 18 and older
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$335

6 sessions

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Intro to Beaded Jewelry III

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Combine skills learned in Intro to Beaded Jewelry 1 and 2. Design and fabricate multi-strand necklaces and bracelets, luxurious necklaces with tassels, and lariats. Refer to Supply List for additional information. Intro to Beaded Jewelry 1 and 2 are required (or with Instructor’s approval). Students cannot be accepted after the first class without Instructor’s approval. For the Supply List, please CLICK HERE

(1088) Beginner 18 and older
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$310

6 sessions

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Super-Fast Beaded Jewelry

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Learn to properly use crimp beads and jewelry wire to create necklaces and elastic for bracelets, and pick up a simple technique with thread to design earrings that match perfectly. Proper selection of supplies and where to purchase them are covered.  Tools are available for use in class.  All materials are provided for $15, payable to the instructor. (Cash, please.) For the Supply List, Guidelines and Studio Rules please CLICK HERE...

(1088) All levels 18 and older
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$100

2 sessions

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Independent Study for Beaded Jewelry

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Complete those unfinished projects and design some new ones! Instructor provides a concentration on techniques, trouble-shooting and design. Students need to contact the Instructor at least one week prior to the first class to discuss projects and supplies to be prepared for class. Prior beading experience required. All classes scheduled to occur onsite are subject to state and federal safety guidelines. In the event that some, or all, of the meetings...

(1088) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$265

6 sessions

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Beaded Beads

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Create several beaded beads by stitching seed beads around a wooden bead. Instructor will provide “tried and true recipes” that will yield great results. Students will be able to complete at least two beaded beads in class. Students cannot be accepted after the first class without prior authorization from the Instructor. Supply List

(1088) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$230

6 sessions

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’Round Midnight Collar

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating unique collars with an original design by the instructor at the renowned 92nd Street Y. Learn the Ndeble stitch from South Africa and explore various patterns to express your individual style. Don't miss this opportunity to join a class that requires instructor approval for late registration.

(1088) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$185

3 sessions

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Embellished Cuff

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of embellishing cuffs by creating a stunning base of beads and then using various beads, cabochons, and found objects to sew through and enhance the surface. Unleash your creativity and explore the unique technique of "painting with beads" in this one-of-a-kind course. Check the Supply List for more information.

(1088) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$185

3 sessions

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Beaded Jewelry

ArtWorks at West Side YMCA @ 5 W 63rd St, New York, NY

This workshop is for beginners as well as those with some beading experience. Participants will learn a variety of popular beading stitches, which will then be applied to projects chosen by the instructor. You may purchase your own supplies through your preferred vendor.

(113) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$220

6 sessions

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Introduction to the Arts: Beaded Hoop Earrings

92nd Street Y

An Evening of Art for Beginners Special Promotion Classes Cover a few different techniques to create simple and trendy hoops with beads that you’ll wear every day. 6 pm: This special introductory class. 7:30-9:30 pm: Free Open House — meet our staff, tour our studios, participate in a demonstration and get help selecting the perfect class. Click here to R.S.V.P.

(1088) Beginner 18 and older
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Pearl Knotting

Jewelry Arts @ 22 E 49th St., New York, NY

Learn the best way to showcase and protect your pearls and beads. The class will be tackling about how to know pearls and basic crimping for the students who want a more secure way to add clasps to their jewelry pieces. Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? No, students can purchase all tools and supplies at the studio.  Materials you need to bring to class : For this course, students can bring their own supplies or...

(66) All levels 18 and older
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$190
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Discover the Best Beading Classes in NYC

Beading is both an ancient art and a trend-setting modern craft. Beading enthusiasts incorporate both innovative techniques and designs that have existed for thousands of years. The earliest beading dates back to prehistoric times. Naturally punctured stones, seeds, and shells from Kenya and Turkey date to as early as 300,000 B.C.E.. 

You can easily find beads made from a wide variety of materials, like semi-precious gems, glass, pearls and shells, wood, plastic, metal, and stone. Beading can be used for jewelry making, where beads are strung together on a cord or wire to create necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other accessories, or you can decorate clothing, shoes, bags, and other fashion items with stitched beads. Your palette ranges from tiny seed beads to distinctive larger shapes and designs. 

Beading has served a function in many cultures. Native American tribes have long used beads to create symbolic patterns or convey important messages on clothing and other items. Beading is a versatile and creative craft that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

Why You Should Learn Beading in NYC

Beading is fun and creative, and it’s as easy or complex as you’d like it to be. This creative outlet is accessible to anyone and fits into the smallest of spaces in NYC. Master a few basic skills and you’ll be ready to create something truly original. 

When you focus on intricate beading patterns and delicate techniques, your mind is focused on the present moment and you can let go of the worries and pressures of everyday life. Beading is also therapeutic for hand function and hand-eye coordination; it’s often used to help children develop essential fine motor skills and gripping techniques. 

When you complete your beading project you’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. Your unique beaded jewelry and accessories are an expression of your personal style or a treasured gift. Plus, you’ll connect with new friends who share your passion for the craft. Beading groups, workshops, and online forums offer a chance to connect with other beading enthusiasts and learn new skills. 

Join an association like the Bead Society of Greater New York to learn about educational opportunities and connect with other beading enthusiasts. You can also explore beads and beading designs and learn about the latest in beading at bead shows in New York, like The Whole Bead Show New York. Beading artisans sell their work at craft fairs, boutiques, and online shops. You can also teach beadwork to others, or create designs for others to follow. 

In-Person Beading Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person beading classes in NYC offer instruction from beading experts, and a chance to connect with other makers who inspire your beading journey. When you take an in-person class, you have the benefit of real-time instruction, demonstrations, and assistance as you build your skills and learn more about beading. Many people learn best with hands-on practice. If your class is taught in a bead store, you’ll have the added benefit of a huge selection of beads to choose from as you work on your class projects. Explore these in-person classes for beading. 

Creative Beadwork and Beyond at 92nd Street Y in NYC will teach you the techniques and stitch combinations you need to create unique bead, fiber, and wire jewelry. You should already know basic bead stringing and knotting techniques before you take this class. Projects for beginners are provided, while intermediate students may want to explore their own designs. 92nd Street Y is a cultural and community center for the arts and ideas in NYC. They offer programs, events, and concerts, plus over 4,000 classes taught by talented professionals.

Die Forming Beads at Jewelry Arts Inc in NYC explores the ancient art of die-making 

hollow beads. This method produces unique metal beads in a wide range of designs.You’ll learn how to use them to make gorgeous hollow beads, just as the ancient goldsmiths did. There isn't any complicated equipment required, just a leather mallet, a dye, annealing, and 30-26 gauge sheet in either copper, fine silver or 22k gold. All tools and materials are provided for the class, except for the die which you will need to purchase. Jewelry Arts Inc supports students to learn at their own pace with a team of teachers and no more than five students per teacher. Both beginner and more advanced students advance through their projects when they are ready. Class instructors are experienced jewelers and teachers.

Seed Beads at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, New York teaches you five different beginner techniques for beaded applique and lets students create a small beaded accessory like a hair clip, brooch, or small sculpture. In this weekend workshop you’ll learn about skills, styles, and tools you can use in your own projects after the workshop. Class discussions explore cultural appropriation and appreciation within the vast, international history of beadwork. 

In Intro to Beads at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York, you’ll learn the process of melting colorful glass rods at the torch and how to use a basic set of tools to shape the molten material into their own beads. This class will have you creating their very own wearable beads blown in glass, even if you’re a beginner. UrbanGlass offers classes, workshops, and intensives for students at every skill level. They were the first artist access glass center in the United States and are now the largest, serving as the primary studio of over 150 artists each year. 

DIY Workshop Wire Wrap Earrings at EatMetal, Inc. in Hoboken, New Jersey will have you making simple wire forms from sterling silver round wire. You’ll learn to form and wire wrap beads to create structures to adorn your ears, and you can add semi-precious beads for more sparkle. EatMetal, Inc offers an intimate and dynamic learning experience in classes and one-day workshops for small groups. Students use traditional techniques and contemporary ideas to handcraft precious metals, sterling silver, 18k gold, and combinations of 18k gold with patinated sterling silver. Plus, incorporate colored gemstones and diamonds in various shapes.

Virtual Beading Classes & Schools

Online classes are a terrific alternative when there are no in-person beading classes in your community. Classes are taught by expert instructors who provide real-time demonstrations and answer your questions as you learn. No matter where you are, you can learn beading from the comfort of home to save time on commuting. 

Many online beading classes require you to provide your own materials and tools, which you can purchase from local stores and online suppliers. You’ll need a reliable internet connection and a computer or device with a microphone where you can access your class.

Hammered Earring by EatMetal, Inc. offers a live online demonstration of making hammered metal earrings. You’ll learn how to make a jump ring, forge, solder, make findings, and finish your earrings. The instructor will discuss materials and techniques and there will be an open forum for questions.

Are your beading skills market ready? In Brainstorm Your Fashion Business for Adults by M SHOP you can brainstorm your business ideas in a think tank with a premier fashion expert. This class is a jam session to flush out whether your ideas make sense and then fine-tune them. You’ll have fun with your ideas and go from the start of an idea to a business plan - figure out your next move, how much it will cost to start, how to reach consumers, and the best strategies for success. 

Private Group Beading Classes in NYC

If you don’t see exactly the class you’re looking for, Coursehorse can create beading classes for private groups in NYC. Private beading classes are a fun team-building event for your business or organization or a way to enliven a weekend with friends. When you make crafts together your brain is energized and the creativity is flowing. 

Virtual Polymer Clay Jewelry covers the basic techniques for creating jewelry from polymer clay. Your unique jewelry designs can be as simple or as complicated as you want and customized to your taste. This class covers a variety of clay techniques, like rolling out slabs for minimalist-style earrings or crafting beautiful flowers for a keychain or brooch. Each participant will receive a polymer clay jewelry kit that includes 42 vibrant bars of oven-bake molding clay, five sculpting tools, and accessories for making earrings and keychains.

Craft your own clay beads for the most original and unique beaded jewelry in Virtual Clay Hand Building. This class covers basic pottery hand-building techniques and you’ll create a planter or candle holder using air-dry clay that doesn’t require a kiln. This is the perfect workshop for a group that likes hands-on projects. Participants will receive all materials needed for the class, including two pounds of professional-grade, air-drying clay and a set of ceramic clay tools that includes a modeling tool, a ribbon tool, a loop tool, a potter's rib, a wire clay cutter, a metal scraper, a needle tool, and a sponge.

In Virtual Dot Mandala Painting, you’ll learn how to create dot mandala designs. Dot mandalas are an easy way to get started on the ancient art form that originated from aboriginal Australia and Sanskrit mandalas, a circle representing the universe. Painting mandalas is relaxing and meditative and awakens your intuition and creativity. Your instructor will guide you through each step of the process so that even novice painters will complete a beautiful piece of art. This private, interactive workshop is led by a professional artist and instructor. It includes a dot mandala tool set, craft acrylic paints, and four-by-four-inch canvas boards. You can add a bottle of wine for each participant for an additional $30.

If you don’t see the course you’re looking for, just ask Coursehorse to create a beading class for you. Use the Contact Us button on their website to get your class planning started. It’s easy to book a class with Coursehorse. Estimate your group size, pay the minimum deposit, and your date is secured. You can let them know your final group size up to one week before your class date. You can customize your event further for a $150 fee by adding games, requesting specific questions or a themed game, or adding another event with materials included.

CourseHorse recommends using the Zoom platform for your class, but they can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. Many courses can even come to your office or home space if you’d like.

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