Class Schedule

All classes are $30, which may be paid online or in-store. If paying in-store, a $5 non-refundable deposit is required. For any questions regarding our classes or supplies needed, please contact JBC Beads at 1 (630) 963-0460

Basic Necklace and Bracelet Class:

This class covers the basics of making bracelets and necklaces. How to use a bead board, tools to use, types of stringing materials etc. You will make a bracelet in this class and use the same techniques used in finishing a necklace. Two hour class.
Supplies List: Beadalon Wire (49 strand medium, unless you are using pearls), 1 toggle clasp, 2x2 crimp tubes, 4mm crimp tube covers, you choice of beads, wire cutters, chain nose pliers, bead board.

Basic Wire Wrapping Class:

Learn how to make basic wire wraps for earrings, pendants, and more. This class will cover the different types of wires, headpins, and findings you use along with the tools used. You will leave with a pair of earring that you made. Two hour class.
Supplies List: 24 gauge artistic wire, 24 gauge 2 inch headpins (sterling silver is recommended for beginners), 2 earwires, beads of your choice.

Basic Knotting Class:

You will learn how to hand knot pearls, make a rosary, and work with silk cord along with other cords. In this class, you will learn the basics of knotting, the findings and tools needed, and finish a hand knotted necklace. Two hour class.
Supplies List: Pearls/your choice of beads, tweezers, silk cord.

How to Make a Shimbala Bracelet with a Basic Macrame Technique:

This class will teach you some basic macrame techniques to make a bracelet. This type of bracelet is a one size fits all. We will review the materials you can use, the tools, and how to start and finish a project. You will finish a shymbala style bracelet in class. Two hour class.

Please call us at 630-963-0460 if you're interested in attending a class.

These classes are taught by Patt Kolar. If there are other classes you would like, please let us know, and we can set them up.