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 Antiques & Genius 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. Cancellation fees apply. 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!

The information below was updated on 12/7/19 


Christmas Tree Earrings

Sunday, December 15th 

1:30-4:30 pm

Come create this fun and beautiful tree pendant with turquoise beads.

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

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Macramé Bracelet

Sunday, January 5th

1:30-4:30 pm

Whether its a healing stone bracelet or just your favorite beads, come learn a beginners macramé weave to make wonderful bracelets, anklets and more!

Materials: 1 spool Chinese Knotting Cord, 1 strand beads, 1 macramé board.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Basics of Beading part 1

Sunday, January 12th 

1:30-4:30 pm

Get ready for flip-flop fashion with your own handmade creations! Come make anklets or bracelets with this easy introduction class using wire, clasps and beads.

Materials: 1 lobster claw clasp, 2 crimp beads, 2 crimp covers, 2 jumprings, 1 spool flex rite bead wire, small 2-4mm gemstone, crystal, metal beads.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Intro to Wire Wrapping part 2

Sunday, January 19th

1:30-4:30 pm

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: 20-40mm donut, 20 gauge round wire, 26 gauge round wire.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Woven Heart with Bead Pendant

Sunday, February 2nd

1:30-4:30 pm

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!


Intro to Wire Wrapping

Sunday, February 9th 

1:30-4:30 pm

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!


Memory Wire Bracelet

Sunday, February 23rd

1:00-4:30 pm

Elegant and oh so simple! This easy to make (and wear) bracelet incorporates tubes, spacer beads and stone for a classy style.

Materials: 3 sizes of curved tube beads, 6-8mm beads, spacer beads, memory wire.

Space is limited.
Call 860.443.4367 to register today!


Wire Bird Nests

Stay tuned for class dates!

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”.


Leather Wrap Bracelet (beginner)

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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.


Crystal Wrapping

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Step away from flat stone and learn this technique for wrapping crystals and other unusual shapes!

Materials: Crystal, 21 gauge square wire, 22 gauge round wire, 21 gauge 1/2 round wire.


Dragonfly Pendant

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Come join us on flights of fancy with our dragonfly creations. Choose a background stone, shell or choose from our assortment of metal findings and create your own dragonfly to go on it.

Materials: 1 strand dragonfly laser etched daggers, superduos, miniduos, size 11, 8 miyuki seed beads, 26 gauge wire, 3 jumprings.


Super Duo Bracelets

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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


Wraps, Weave & Coils – Wire Wrapping Part 2

Stay tuned for class dates!

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.