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!


Earrings (or Pendants) Galore!

Date: Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Donna

Let’s perfect our wrapped loop by making multiple pairs of earrings. They can be simple or fancy. Once you learn this technique you can make pendants or earrings.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: Small & large beads, some top-drilled beads, head pins & ear wires.


Introduction to Wire Wrapping

Class Full – More Classes Below

Date: Sunday, December 10th, 2017 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: SOLD OUT – More Classes Below

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


Wire Wrapped Sea Glass or Stone!

Date: Sunday, January 7th, 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).


Wraps, Weaves & Coils
Wire Wrapping Part 2!

Date: Thursday, January 11th, 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.


Crystal Point Wrapping

Date: Thursday, January 18th, 2018 – 2:00pm until 5:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

This class will focus on wrapping crystals and other objects that may be too thick for the usual cage wrap.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: 22 gauge round wire, 18 gauge round wire, 1/2 round wire (color of your choice), 1 large/medium crystal point.


Introduction to Wire Wrapping

Date: Sunday, January 21st, 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


Introduction to Wire Wrapping

Date: Sunday, February 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


Heart Shaped Nest Pendant!

Date: Sunday, February 11th, 2018 – 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Price: $30 + Materials

Instructor: Jessica

This fun and adorable nest in the shape of a heart can hold stone or pearl “eggs” as an extra surprise! A very simple yet very cute design for a Valentine’s Day gift.

Beginners Welcome!

Materials: 18 gauge round wire, 26 gauge round wire, 22 gauge round wire, braided wire, 2 to 4 4-6mm beads or pearls for “eggs”


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.


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.


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


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.


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