If the last jewelry project you made called for macaroni, your crafting skills may be a little rusty. Not to worry, assembling your own beautiful jewelry is easier than ever today, as long as you have the tools and know-how to put together long-lasting and professional-looking pieces. Our beading and wire wrapping classes give you the ABCs in all non-pasta-related areas with just a two-hour jewelry class. It’s OK if you’re low on supplies: most tools are provided and if you have no beads to bring from home, you can buy some at the store prior to the class. All jewelry making classes are hosted in our downtown Denver bead store, at Colfax and Lafayette.
Please read all class policies prior to registering
Classes have a maximum of 10 students, this gives you the opportunity to ask as many questions as needed and get all the support you need to really understand the technique and create a beautiful piece. In most cases, you'll leave each class with a spectacular piece of jewelry that you made yourself!
General Class policies:
Class fees are due at the time of registration.
Most classes last about two hours. Exceptions: Viking Knit - 3 to 4 hours. Macramazing + Twisted Treasures - 90 minutes.
Supplies are not included in the class cost, unless specifically noted. You will receive a class list approximately 72 hours prior to class. Please buy all necessary supplies before class. For the best selection, we strongly suggest that you shop early.
Please arrive for class on time and with your supplies. You're welcome to purchase your supplies at the store, please arrive early. If you are more than 20 minutes late, we will not be able to catch you up with the rest of the class, we consider this to be a cancellation.
All students are assumed to have any prerequisite skills listed within the class description. If a class is a beginner level class, no prerequisite skills are required, you're good!
Classes are for adults (15+) unless noted. Some exceptions can be made depending on the circumstances, so please call.
If you, or anyone in your group, has special needs, please let us know ahead of time so we can make all necessary accommodations.
You must cancel 72 hours prior to your class to receive a refund, gift card, or transfer to another class. If you cancel your class within 72 hours of its start time, you can receive the handout or send someone in your place.
If the Colorado Bead Co cancels a class, you will receive a full refund or a transfer to another class.
Click here to find out more about the classes offered in the current class schedule.
What class should you start with?
Well, it depends on what you want to learn.
Are you just starting and want to learn the basics?
We also have variations of the Foundations class, that teach slightly different skills. In the Oh Deer! Bracelet class, we'll work with eye pins and chain, as well as learning basic stringing. The Craft It Afternoon class teaches you how to make your own pendants with glass tiles, basic stringing, and how to finish leather cord ends to make necklaces. In our Earring Party classes, you'll learn how to make multiple pairs of fancy and fun earrings. Do you already know how to make basic necklaces and earrings and want to grow your skills more? Our Peace by Piece necklace class works on combining multiple techniques to make one beautiful necklace.
Do you want to get started with wire working?
If you're not really sure what type of wire wrapping you'd like to do, we recommend starting with the Wire Wrapped Stone Bracelet. Many of the techniques you'll learn in this class will translate to dozens of other projects and classes.
Do you want to create wire pendants?
The Caged Stone Pendant class and the Twisted Treasures classes are good places to start. The Caged Stone Pendant is great for manufactured cabochons, stones that are fairly flat and symmetrical. The Twisted Treasures class is specifically for found objects or crystal points, you'll create a wire net to hold your treasure.
Are you interested in Metal Stamping?
Take the Metal Stamping class. We also have a Metal Stamping - Play open studio for people who already know how to metal stamp but don't want to make the large investment in all of their supplies yet.
We also offer several other project specific classes that are all beginner level. In these classes you'll learn one specific project (such as a wire wrapped tree, how to create leather wrapped bracelets, or how to make pendants from glass tiles).
Are you still not sure? Stop on in the store or give us a call at 303-861-6823 and we'll be happy to talk to you more about what would be the best fit for you.
Monday thru Saturday 11am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
What are people saying about our classes?
"We had a great time with a great instructor!! And our project turned out beautiful!"
"I had a great time in class, and plan to take more classes. Thanks for being so nice, and so much fun."
"You are tres faboo! I met a new friend and three of us will be back for another class! Thank you."
"The class was really fun. Instructor knowledgeable and patient.. I would go again."
"Wonderful, patient teacher! Staff made this opportunity fun & took out the intimidation factor for me."
" I had an amazing experience! The class was fun and I really learned a lot! Not to mention, I went home with a beautiful piece of home made jewelry. I would recommend it to anyone!"
"The class was a ton of fun! I will definitely go back and take another. :)"
" It was so much fun! We had a blast and the jewelery turned out great!"
"The employees at Colorado Bead Co were so fun and knowledgeable! They gave us a lot of information and made the class very fun. I will be returning for another class soon! "
"Was so much fun and I ended up with a necklace I will actually wear a lot."
"The teacher, Anne, was engaging and knowledgeable. The class was hands on and fun with guaranteed success!"
"Kody was a great teacher! My 2 daughters and I had a great times. I'll definitely be taking add'l classes in the future."
"Great instructor. Nice to wear something home from the class."
"We had a blast! We will be back for other classes."
"Owner is knowledgeable, helpful and fun! Great to be with a group of women, creating and getting inspired by one another!"
"The class was fun and the instructor was very good. She made it very enjoyable for all.Thanks and look forward to the next class !"
"Tons of fun and really enjoyed the instructor. Will return!"
" Anne is a great teacher. She really knows what she is doing. I plan on going back for more classes."
"Loved Anne and the class! Highly recommend it. "
"It was fun and very laid back. As the only guy there I was a bit intimidated, but it was nice. I definitely recommend it."
"Anne was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. Enjoyed the class VERY much and will return for more classes and buy merchandise. THANKS! "
"Anne was awesome and the class was so much fun!"
" I had a wonderful time. The class was great, the store was cool and Anne is awesome. "
"They were great!! Loved the owner and the class :o) Thanks!"