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December Class Schedule

So that we can all spend a little more time with our families, I will not be having class the last 2 weeks of December. However, there are plenty of classes to fill the first half of the month! Handmade jewelry makes wonderful gifts – sign up for a class in November or December and learn how to create unique and meaningful beaded gifts in time for the holidays!

11647 Midlothian Turnpike, 897-7140
12/1 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing(Thurs)
12/3 4-5 Demos(Sat)
5-7 Intermediate Bead Stringing: Crystal Cuff (pictured at the top of this e-mail)
12/5 10-12 Demos(Mon)
12/6 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Wire Crochet(Tue)
12/8 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals ofCrimping(Thurs)
12/15 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Wire Wrapping(Thurs)
12/6 6:30-8:30 Intermediate Wire Wrapping(Fri)

9856 W Broad St, 967-7051
12/2 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing(Fri)
12/4 2-3 Demos(Sun)
3-5 Intermediate Bead Stringing: Crystal Cuff (pictured at the top of this e-mail)
5-7 Intermediate Bead Stringing: Watches
12/7 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals Of Crimping(Wed)
12/9 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals Of Wire Crochet(Fri)
12/11 2-3 Demos(Sun)
3-5 Intermediate Wire Wrapping
5-7 Fund. Metal Stamping
12/14 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Wire Wrapping (Wed)

October is Jewelry Month at Michaels!!

This means lots of exciting events and specials for our beaders! If you register between now and October 15th for any October class, you will receive a free student kit (while supplies last). The student kit contains many of the tools and findings you will need for the fundamentals classes.

October’s Bead Night will feature the Darice Thing-a-Ma-Jig which is a fun tool for working with wire. There will be a Thing-a-Ma-Jig demo on 10/2, and we will also have a Thing-a-Ma-Jig to play with at Bead Night. You might even have a chance to win your own Thing-a-Ma-Jig. Midlothian Tpke’s Bead Night will be Monday, October 24, from 6-9, and W Broad St’s Bead Night will be Sunday, October 23, from 4-7. Remember, Bead Night is only $5 and is a great time to share tips and inspiration and enjoy the company of other beaders!

There will also be lots of Demos and Make-It Take-It’s the first four weekends in October. I will be doing the W Broad St events on 10/2, 10/16 and 10/23. Another Michaels associate will be running the 10/8 and 10/9 events at W Broad St, and Constance will lead these events at the Midlothian Tpke store.

October Jewelry events**

10/2 (Sunday), 1-1:30 Crystazzi Earring Demo
1:30-2:30 Bead Landing Vintage Sparkle Ring MITI (w/ purchase of glass filigree)
2:30-3 Darice Thing-a-Ma-Jig Decorative Beaded Wire Necklace Demo

10/8 (Saturday), 2-2:30 Wire Wrap Ring Demo
2:30-3:30 Friendship Bracelet free MITI
3:30-4 Beadables Demo

10/9 (Sunday), 3-3:30 Cotillion Earrings Demo
3:30-4:30 Crystal Drop Earrings MITI (w/ purchase of Jolee’s Jewels crystals)
4:30-5 Halcraft Single Strand Necklace Demo

10/16 (Sunday), 1-1:30 Mixed Media Choker Demo
1:30-2:30 Lampwork Necklace MITI (w/ purchase of pendant)
2:30-3 Dapping Demo

10/23 (Sunday), 1-2 Trinkettes MITI (w/ purchase of pendant)
2-2:30 Stretch Magic with Hirschberg Beads Bracelet Demo
2:30-3:30 Good to Be Queen Bracelet Demo
3-4 Memory Wire Bracelet Free MITI


**session start times are firm but the times for each project are flexible, and project availability is while supplies last. “Demo” means that a Michaels associate will be showing how make a particular project “Make-It Take-It (MITI)” means that you can make your own jewelry piece to take home with you. “MITI with purchase” – Some MITIs require purchase of a particular item, you will be required to show your receipt at the demo table before completing the project.

November Classes

November sees the introduction of a Kids’ Friendship Bracelet class. There are a variety of kids classes being added at Michaels that are suitable for a younger age than our regular classes and are only $15 for a two-hour session! I will be adding a page for this class to the list on the right shortly.

Additional demos and make-it take-its may be added to this calendar.  Follow me on facebook and twitter to get the latest updates!


11647 Midlothian Tnpk, 897-7140

11/1 6:30-8:30 Demos (Tue)
11/5  1-5 BEAD NIGHT (Sat)
5-7 Fund. of Wire Crochet
7-9 Fund. Metal Stamping
11/8 6:30-8:30 Fund. Bead Stringing (Tue)
11/10 7-8 Demos (Thur)
11/15 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Crimping (Tue)
11/18 6:30-8:30 Intermed. Bead Stringing:  Crystal Cuff (Fri)
11/22 6:30-8:30 Fund. Wire Wrapping (Tue)
11/27 1-3 Kids’ Friendship Bracelet (Sat)
3-5 Camp Chic: The Cindy
(Safety pin bracelet)
5-7 Camp Chic: The Ann
(Leather wrap bracelet)
11/29 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Knotting (Tue)


9856 W Broad St, 967-7051

11/2 6:30-8:30 Demos (Wed)
11/3 6:30-8:30 Fund. Metal Stamping (Thur)
11/4 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Wire Crochet (Fri)
11/6 2-6 BEAD NIGHT (Sun)
11/7 6-8 Kids’ Friendship Bracelet (Mon)
11/9 6:30-8:30 Fund. Bead Stringing (Wed)
11/11 6:30-7:30 Demos (Fri)
11/16 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Crimping (Wed)
11/17 6:30-8:30 Intermed. Bead Stringing: Crystal Cuff (Thur)
11/23 6:30-8:30 Fund. Wire Wrapping (Wed)
11/30 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Knotting (Wed)

October Classes

I’m posting the October and November class schedules early so that you will have plenty to choose from if you come in to the stores this Saturday 9/10 to take advantage of the 50% off special! Additional demos and make-it take-its may be added to this calendar because October is Bead Month at Michaels and I’m sure they have a lot planned! Follow me on facebook and twitter to get the latest updates!


11647 Midlothian Tnpk, 897-7140

10/3 5-6 Demos (Mon)
6-8 Fundamentals Bead Stringing
10/17 6-8 Fund. of Crimping (Mon)
10/18 6:30-8:30 Fund. Wire Wrapping (Mon)
10/24 5-6 Demos (Mon)
10/26 6:30-8:30 Camp Chic: Ann (Wed)
(Leather wrap bracelet)
10/29 11-12 Demos (Sat)
1-3 Intermediate Bead Stringing:  Crystal Cuff
3-5 Intermediate Bead Stringing
5-7 Metal Stamping


9856 W Broad St, 967-7051

10/2 3-5 Fund. Metal Stamping (Sun)
5-7 Fund. of Wire Crochet
10/13 6:30-8:30 Fund. Bead Stringing (Thur)
10/16 3-5 Camp Chic: The Cindy (Sun)
(Safety pin bracelet)
5-7 Camp Chic: The Ann
(Leather wrap bracelet)
10/20 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Crimping (Thur)
10/23 4-7 BEAD NIGHT (Sun)
10/25  6:30-8:30 Intermediate Bead Stringing:  Crystal Cuff (Tue)
10/27 6:30-8:30 Fund. Wire Wrapping (Thur)


On Saturday, September 10, from 1-3, there will be a classroom Open House (this should be true at all Michaels stores in the US, although you may want to confirm the date and time at your local Michaels if it is not one of my two stores).

This is a great opportunity for you to stop in and meet the instructors and see what we have coming up in September and October.  This is also a great time to register for classes because ON SEPT 10 ONLY you will save 50% OFF ALL September and October classes at Michaels (not valid on Wilton or Spotted Canary/SDU 4-week classes). Please stop in and see me!!

September Classes & Activities!


11647 Midlothian Tpke, 897-7140

9/2 6:30-8:30 Demos (Fri)
9/6  7-8 Demos (Tues)
9/7 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing (Weds)
9/9 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Wire Crochet (Fri)
9/11 4-6 Intermediate Bead Stringing: Crystal Cuff (Sun)
9/14 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Crimping (Weds)
9/18 2-5 BEAD NIGHT (Sun)
9/21 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Wire Wrapping (Weds)
9/26 6-8 Fundamentals of Metal Stamping
9/27 6:30-8:30  Intermediate Bead Stringing (Tues)
9/28 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Knotting (Weds)


9856 W Broad St, 967-7051

9/1 6:30-8:30 Demos (Thurs)
9/8 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Bead String. (Thurs)
9/10 1-3 Class Open House (Sat)
9/15 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Crimping (Thurs)
9/16 6:30-8:30 Intermediate Bead Stringing: Crystal Cuff (Fri)
9/22 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Wire Wrapping (Thurs)
9/24 2-5 Bead Night (Sat)**
9/29 6:30-8:30 Fundamentals of Knotting (Thurs)
9/30 6:30-8:30 Intermediate Bead Stringing (Fri)

** Please note that Bead Night at the W Broad St store has changed from 9/17 to 9/24. I apologize for any inconvenience. (Edited 9/1/11 5:48pm)

Constance’s Midlothian Schedule

Below is the schedule for Constance‘s class schedule at the Midlothian Tpke store. Remember, you can see a display of her Silver Torque  style jewelry on the jewelry storage display grid at the back of Midlothian store.

8/2 10-12 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing
8/6 9:30-11:30 Fundamentals of Crimping
8/7 2-4 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing
8/10 10:30-12:30 Intermediate Wire Wrapping
8/14 12-2 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing
8/18 6-8 Fundamentals of Crimping
8/21 3-5 Intermediate Bead Stringing
8/26 10-12 Camp Chic Cindy
8/28 2-4 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing
8/30 11-1 Intermediate Wire Wrapping

August Bead Events Schedule

You can use the box on the right-hand side of this page to sign up for my email list. I send out a monthly email with the schedule, as well as occasional emails with updates and addenda. I usually have a few more details about monthly promotions in the email newsletter as well!

August Promotion: Sign up for all 3 Camp Chic projects on the same day and get a special gift!

Midlothian Tpke

8/2 6:30-8:30 Fund. Bead Stringing (Tues)

8/8 CAMP CHIC (Monday)

11-1 Demos

2-4 The Cindy

4-6 The Ann

6-8 The Emma

8/16 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Crimping (Tues)

8/22 5-7 Crystal Cuff Demo (Mon)

8/23 6:30-8:30 Fund. Wire Wrapping (Tues)

8/27 2-4 Fund. of Wire Crochet (Sat)

4-6 Intermediate Bead Stringing

6-8 Int. Bead Stringing: Crystal Cuff

8/30 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Knotting (Tues)


W Broad St

8/1 CAMP CHIC! (Monday)

12-2 The Cindy

2-4 The Ann

4-6 The Emma

8/1 6:30-8:30 Fund. Bead Stringing (Mon)
(This is a change. If you picked up an early version of the August schedule in-store, it may have the date incorrectly listed as Weds 8/3)

8/10 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Crimping (Wed)

8/17 6:30-8:30 Fund. Wire Wrap. (Wed)

8/19 6:30-8:30 Crystal Cuff demo (Fri)

8/21 4:00-6:00 Fund. of Wire Crochet (Sun)

8/24 6:30-8:30 Fund. of Knotting (Wed)

8/26 6:30-8:30 Intermediate Bead Stringing: Crystal Cuff (Fri)

8/31 6:30-8:30 Intermediate Bead Stringing (Wed)

July schedule addendum

Constance, our new instructor at the Midlothian store, has a number of additional class sessions available for July. She’s doing a “Silver Torque” twist on the fundamentals projects. You can see samples of her work in our bead department on the freestanding jewelry storage display.

Fundamentals of Crimping
Weds 7/6 2-4
Sat 7/9 10:30-12:30
Weds 7/13 10:30-12:30
Sun 7/17 2-4
Weds 7/20 11-1
Thurs 7/28 10-12
Sun 7/31 2-4

She has also added a session of the new summer Camp Chic project – “The Cindy” on Sat 7/23 from 1:30-3:30. You can pick up a Camp Chic flyer in-store.

Help Wanted! Call for Photos!

Fundamentals of Bead Stringing

I want to see pictures of YOUR bcda projects, like this memory wire bracelet from the Fundmentals of Bead Stringing!

If you have taken any Bead Corner Design Academy classes with me, I would love to add photos of your completed projects to a student gallery! This includes projects from Bead Night & Michaels Make-It-Take-Its.

Also, I’d love to hear from fellow Bead Corner Design Academy and would happily link to your blogs, sites or facebook pages that relate to the BCDA!

Fundamentals of Bead Stringing

Memory wire bracelet from the Fundamentals of Bead Stringing