Please call the store to sign up 309-682-2323

Price of instruction for most classes is $15 or $20.  Copper enameling and George’s soldering classes have an extra $5 materials charge.  No supplies are included unless otherwise noted.  Viking Knit class includes weaving dowel and daisy.

If you would like to have a private party, please view details on our website:



I really hope to see all of you Friday for our Grand re-opening party. There will be amazing one night only sales, an exclusive seed bead trunk show, a make and take table, and don’t forget booze and snacks. I realize there are lots of parties that night. Just stop on before you go out for the night once you’re done with the kiddos. We will also have a a DJ from Nash FM doing a live remote. Come see us..



Saturday November 1 11am, Vintaj designs with Diana Kolowski 

Diane Kolowski has taken several workshops at Vintaj headquarters, Galena, IL and she will show us some of the the techniques she has mastered.  Class is $20 and materials are not included.

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 Saturday November 1, 1pm Basic Beading, $15

Everything you need to know to start making beautiful jewelry.

Faith Hope and Love Bracelet made with TierraCast beads, charms, and clasp with Swarovski crystal.


Saturday Nov 8, 11am Butterfly March original design by Kim Stice

butterflyThis design uses the two holed Dagger and is appropriate for the beader with some stitching experience.  Class fee is $20 and kits containing everything you need are available in several colors for $12.00 each



Saturday Nov 8, 1pm Copper Clay Workshop

Join Barb Hodges for this exciting new class using copper metal clay.  This clay works exactly like bronze clay but fires to the pink gold color of copper.  Join us for a fun and exciting day. $70 for 30 grams of clay, class instruction and firing.

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Tuesday November 11 – Bead and Wine Night 6:30pm-8:30pm at Kouri’s on Sterling in Peoria IL – More information coming soon!


Saturday November 15 Loom Woven Bracelet

Class $15 plus supplies


Thursday November 20 at 6pm – Captured Crystal Chainmaille Bracelet

Learn the ancient technique of chainmaille and also how to incorporate gorgeous Swarovski crystals inside this captured bead design.  This class is FREE instruction and you only pay for the chainmaille kit and crystals.  Kit plus your choice of Swarovski crystal colors is only $20!


3 thoughts on “Classes

  1. Flo

    I’m considering the class for The Checkmate Bracelet, which calls for Czech tiles with 2 holes. I have square tiles with only one hole in the narrow sides, and am wondering if there’s any way of incorporating these into something that will work for this class. I’m afraid one hole doesn’t allow for much stability. Thanks!

  2. Elizabeth Hardaway

    I missed another great class, the March 21 stitched earrings. Maybe it will come around again… I am still interested in the the convertable crystal and lamp work necklace. I will keep watching



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