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Each Potomac Bead Company retail store location offers a wide variety of beading and jewelry-making classes every month. Take any class (from basic to advanced) with expert staff in single 1-3 hour time periods. Make something amazing, and come have fun with our over 400 different types of artistic classes!

~ Class Schedules ~
(Alexandria, VA) - July 2015(Mechanicsburg, PA) - July 2015
(Fort Myers, FL) - July 2015(Medina, OH) - July 2015
(Hagerstown, MD) - July 2015(Ocean City, NJ) - July 2015


Basic Beading (Beginner) Classes
Interested in jewelry-making? Starting with one of our beginner basic beading classes taught by our expert staff is a great place to start! Each of our bead store locations can get you started with all of the tools, beads, and supplies to make your own gorgeous jewelry wherever you are! Sign up for dozens of different classes each month at any of our stores.

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Beadweaving Classes
Beadweaving classes use thread and many different kinds of beads to make fabulous bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and more! Unlike "Seed Beading" classes, bead-weaving mixes products other than seed beads a flexible design palette, including gemstones, Czech glass, crystals, pearls, and more. Each class can be done in one sitting and in-person with our expert teachers & designers. Beadweaving is easier than it looks, and you will have a blast! Take nearly any one of these classes at one of our Potomac Bead Company stores and unleash your creativity!


Beadweaving 250 - Diagonal Stitch

Beadweaving 251 - Pretty Beaded
Beads

Beadweaving 252 - Swarovski 2 Layer
Flowers

Beadweaving 253 - Flat Spiral

Beadweaving 254 - Chevron Stitch

Beadweaving 255 - Double Flat Spiral

Beadweaving 257 - Marquise Bracelet

Beadweaving 258 - Hugs & Kisses

Beadweaving 260 - Imperial Bracelet

Beadweaving 261 - Triangle Weave

Beadweaving 262 - Patterned
Butterflies

Beadweaving 263 - The Tila Path

Beadweaving 264 - Blazing Bicones

Beadweaving 265 - Dropping Tilas

Beadweaving 269 - Floral Fusion

Beadweaving 270 - Czech Flower
Bracelet

Beadweaving 271 - Crystal Wreath
Donut

Beadweaving 273 - Crossing Tilas

Beadweaving 278 - Centiped Bracelet

Beadweaving 279 - Tennis Bracelet

Beadweaving 280 - Circular Netted
Necklace

Beadweaving 281 - Diamonds &
Butterflies

Beadweaving 282 - Twisted Suns

Beadweaving 283 - Crystal Os

Beadweaving 284 - Zig Zag Bracelet

Beadweaving 286 - Crystal Lace

Beadweaving 288 - Netted Dagger
Necklace

Beadweaving 289 - Twisted River
Bracelet

Beadweaving 292 - SuperDuo Rivoli

Beadweaving 296 - Vintage Lattice
Stitch

Beadweaving 299 - Beaded Crystal
Balls

Beadweaving 700 - SuperDuo Heart
Pendant

Beadweaving 701 - Easy Egyptian Cuff

Beadweaving 703 - Tila Rose Garden
Bracelet

Beadweaving 704 - Easy Elegence
Necklace

Beadweaving 705 - Peyote Pebbles

Beadweaving 706 - Beaded Snowmen

Beadweaving 709 - Laterum Collar

Beadweaving 710 - Double Hugs &
Kisses

Beadweaving 711 - AccordiO Bracelet

Beadweaving 712 - O Bead Rivoli Bezel

Beadweaving 714 - Solarium Bracelet

Beadweaving 717 - Diamond Roads

Beadweaving 718 - Pyramid Ring

Beadweaving 719 - Pyramid Bracelet

Beadweaving 720 - Diamond Montee
Bracelet

Beadweaving 722 - Cups of Roses
Bracelet

Beadweaving 723 - Delta Bracelet

Beadweaving 724 - Regal Pearl
Bracelet (or) Necklace

Beadweaving 726 - Rings of Diamonds
Bracelet

Beadweaving 730 - Babylon Bracelet

Beadweaving 731 - Lucky Clover
Bracelet

Beadweaving 732 - Reversible Super-
Duo Stars Bracelet

Beadweaving 733 - Ice Queen Bracelet

Beadweaving 734 - Palisade Bracelet

Beadweaving 737 - Starburst Necklace
(or) Bracelet

Beadweaving 738 - Continuum
Bracelet

Beadweaving 740 - Pretty Little Pack-
ages Bracelet

Beadweaving 741 - Pretty Peaks
Bracelet

Beadweaving 743 - Dewdrops &
Diamonds Bracelet

Beadweaving 744 - Spike Pendant,
Bead, or Ring

Beadweaving 746 - Triple Starburst
Bracelet

Beadweaving 747 - Pyramid & Drop
Bracelet

Beadweaving 748 - Ice Sickle Necklace

Beadweaving 750 - Crystal Valley
Bracelet

Beadweaving 751 - Super Snake
Bracelet

Beadweaving 752 - Layers of Love

Beadweaving 756 - Zig Zag Drop
Necklace

Beadweaving 758 - Mountain Valley
Bracelet

Beadweaving 759 - Rivoli Peacock
Bracelet

Beadweaving 760 - Reversible Tile
Bracelet

Beadweaving 763 - jack & Jill Pendants

Beadweaving 764 - Super Nest
Bracelet

Beadweaving 765 - Full of Cups
Bracelet

Beadweaving 766 - Dropping Flowers
Necklace

Beadweaving 768 - Quilted Flower
Necklace

Beadweaving 770 - Vatican View
Bracelet

Beadweaving 771 - Stained Glass
Window Bracelet

Beadweaving 772 - San Andreas
Braelet

Beadweaving 774 - Wonderland
Bracelet

Beadweaving 778 - SuperDuo & Old
Lace Bracelet

Beadweaving 779 - X Box Bracelet



Chainmaille (Jump Ring) Classes
Chainmaille classes use a variety of different sizes, colors, and gauges of jump rings that are linked together in different patterns. In addition to rings, these bracelets, earrings, pendants, and necklaces may also use other metals or beads in their creation. Take most of these classes in nearly any Potomac Bead Company store with expert designers and teachers. Contact your local store to request any of these classes on you store's schedule or to speak about private classes.

Mixed Media Classes
Mixed media classes include a variety of artistic disciplines, including glass fusing, precious metal clay, polymer clay, and metal working. These classes delve into several different areas beyond beading with expert teachers in each discipline. Talk to your local Potomac Bead Company store to discuss delving into any of these classes!

Project Classes
Project classes refer to a wide variety of jewelry-making & craft classes that do not easily fit under any of the other class categories (Basic, Beadweaving, Chainmaille, Mixed Media, Seed Beading, & Wire Working). There are still dozens of fun, easy, and quick projects taught by expert instructors and designers. Contact your local store about taking any of these one time courses in person and having fun!

Seed Beading Classes
Seed beading classes are just like beadweaving classes, only they use nothing but seed beads in the projects. Of course, there are dozens of different styles and sizes of seed beads from which you can pick, including Miyuki seed beads (6/0,8/0,11/0,15/0), Delicas, Tilas, Drops, Cubes, Magatamas, Twins, SuperDuos, Tiles, Rullas, O Beads, Tri-Beads, and more! Use basic stitches or combinations of stitches to create a wide variety of beaded bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and dozens of other craft projects. Take nearly any one of these classes at one of our locations with expert teachers and designers. Contact the location nearest you to get schedules or to request specific classes.



Wire Working Classes
Wire working classes teach you how to make gorgeous projects using just your choice of various metal wires (Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Plated etc.). Using just wire and often your choice of beads, you can make stunning bracelets, necklaces, pendants, rings, and more. Talk with your local Potomac Bead Company store about taking any of these fun and creative classes with our expert staff.