Beginner Beading & Jewelry Making | Nature's Art Village | Montville, CTNature'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!

 

Weaves, Wraps, and Coils – Wire Wrapping Part 2

Sunday, February 10

2:00-5:00

Using the techniques in this class come make a beautiful heart pendant with a bead of your choice.

Materials: 20 gauge round wire, 26 gauge round wire, 6-8mm bead.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Basics of Beading

Sunday, February 17

2:00-5:00

This class is designed to teach beginners the basic techniques for making necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Learn the beginning tools and materials you will need to make a necklace and bracelet with beads, wire, clasps and findings.

Materials: soft flex wire, 2 lobster clasps, 2 jump rings, 4 crimp beads, 4 crimp covers, 2 strands of beads (15”).

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Basic Wire Rings

Sunday, February 24

2:00-5:00

The possibilities are endless with your trusty ring mandrel and a bit of wire!

Materials: 1 ring mandrel, 1 large square wire, 1 large 1/2 round wire, 1 6-8mm gemstone bead.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Intro to Wire Wrapping

Sunday, March 3

2:00-5:00

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 large/medium flat stone or bead, braided wire (optional)

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Wire Cuff Bracelet

Sunday, March 10

2:00-5:00

Use spirals, coils, beads and wire to create this surprisingly beautiful cuff bracelet.

Materials: 16 gauge wire, 18 gauge wire, 24 gauge wire, beads (metal or stone) 2, 4, 6mm, 21 gauge 1/2 round wire

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Spring Tree of Life

Sunday, March 17

2:00-5:00

Come create this fun and beautiful tree pendant just in time for the trees to bud and bloom.

Materials: 26 gauge wire, 18 gauge wire, gemstone chips – the smaller the better.


Leather Wrap Bracelet (beginner)

Sunday, March 24

2:00-5:00

Try this fun, easy and trendy bracelet design using a simple “sewing” technique to make a 3-wrap-around design!

Materials: 6 feet of 1.5 or 2 mm leather cord, metal button, fireline beading line, 2 strands of 3-4 mm beads, size 11 seed beads.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Wire Bird Nests

Sunday, March 31

2:00-5:00

This fun and adorable nest can hold stone or pearl “eggs” as an extra surprise! A very simple yet very cute design. 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”.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Super Duo Bracelets

Sunday, April 7

2:00-5:00

Great for beginning beaders, these bracelets look great as a single or make them a wrap!

Materials: 1 tubes superduos, size 11° seed beads, clasp, 2 jumprings, 4-6 lb fireline, bead needles

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Wraps, Weave & Coils – Wire Wrapping Part 2

Sunday, April 28

2:00-5:00

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, cabochon.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!