Beginner Beading & Jewelry Making Classes | Nature's Art Village

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370


Nature's Art Village & The Dinosaur Place: 860-443-4367
The PAST & The Gateway Museum:860-437-3615


Beginner to Intermediate Level

Pre-paid registration is required, call 860.443.4367 to register. All beginner to intermediate classes are $30 per person. There are no refunds on beading class registrations. Materials are not included though all materials needed are for sale in The Absolute Bead Shop and we are happy to assist you in finding exactly what you need!


Wraps, Weaves & Coils
Wire Wrapping Part 2!

Date: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 – 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

Welcome to the second part of our introduction to wire wrapping class! Come learn techniques to embellish your wrapping skills and make a unique pendant.

Materials: 18 gauge round wire, 26 gauge round wire, 1/2 round wire, cabochon.


Back to Basics!

Date: Sunday, February 25th, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Donna

Join us and learn how to string, crimp and put a clasp on, to make your own necklace. You can use any beads, crystals or pearls.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: Beads, 49 strand flexrite wire, 2 crimps, 2 covers & a clasp.


Introduction to Wire Wrapping

Date: Sunday, March 4th, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

Learn the basics of a “cage” style wire wrap with all the swirls and twirls! No prior experience required.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: 22 gauge round wire, 21 gauge square wire, 1/2 round wire (color of your choice), 1 medium to large flat stone or bead


Bird Nest Pendant!

Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018 – 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

You don’t need to be good with wire to make this simple, yet beautiful pendant! By bundling and just a little weaving you can create this adorable tribute to spring!

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: 22 gauge round wire, braided wire, 24 gauge round wire, pearls.


Pearl Knotting

Date: Sunday, March 18th, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Donna

Pearl knotting, a class favorite, is back! Learn to knot beads together and create a beautiful necklace.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: Beads or pearls of your choice, silk cord with needle attached, 2 clam shells & a clasp


Wraps, Weaves & Coils
Wire Wrapping Part 2!

Date: Sunday, March 25th, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

Welcome to the second part of our introduction to wire wrapping class! Come learn techniques to embellish your wrapping skills and make a unique pendant.

Materials: 18 gauge round wire, 26 gauge round wire, 1/2 round wire, cabochon.


Introduction to Wire Wrapping

Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2018 – 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

Learn the basics of a “cage” style wire wrap with all the swirls and twirls! No prior experience required.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: 22 gauge round wire, 21 gauge square wire, 1/2 round wire (color of your choice), 1 medium to large flat stone or bead


Multi-Strand Necklace or Bracelet!

Date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Donna

Learn how to string, crimp and put a clasp on a bracelet or necklace while creating a beautiful multi-strand piece. Go home with am impressive, finished work of art.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: 49 strand flexrite bead wire, beads & seed beads, crimps, covers and a clasp.


Tree of Life
Spring Style!

Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018 – 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

Just in time for trees to start budding, come make this fun and beautiful tree of life pendant!

Materials: 25 gauge round wire, 22 gauge round wire, Oco geode slice or donut pendant, gemstone mini chips.


Wraps, Weaves & Coils
Wire Wrapping Part 2!

Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

Welcome to the second part of our introduction to wire wrapping class! Come learn techniques to embellish your wrapping skills and make a unique pendant.

Materials: 18 gauge round wire, 26 gauge round wire, 1/2 round wire, cabochon.


Wire Wrapped Sea Glass or Stone!

Date: Sunday, May 20th, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Donna

Let’s take some “Sea Glass” fresh from the ocean and turn it into a beautiful pendant. You’ll learn how to wire wrap and make a wrapped loop.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: 4-5 medium to large pieces of “Sea Glass” or cabochons (We have a great selection at Nature’s Art Village!), 22 gauge & 21 gauge 1/2 round sterling silver wire (amount will depend on size of glass). Additional beads to further embellish the piece (optional).


Special Offer:

Pre-register for multiple classes in this series, and earn a Nature’s Art Village Gift Card*!

Any 3 – $5.00 Gift Card

Any 4 – $10.00 Gift Card

Any 5 – $15.00 Gift Card