McAuliffe All About Beading

Learn several techniques to create beaded masterpieces! Beading is more than just jewelry – it’s really a medium with endless colors, patterns and possibilities. In this class you will create several projects. First, you’ll make a design and then using the Square Stitch re-create that design in beads. The designs can be as small as a pendant up to much larger projects like bookmark or coaster. Experience the gratification of seeing your design come to life in vibrant colors!

Remember those Hama/Perler beads that you used to create small designs with that were melted into plastic coasters? For our next project You will use those same beads and take it to a completely new level. Learn the Peyote Stitch and weave a design of beads to cover a container for pencils, a plant or whatever else you can imagine!

Of course, jewelry is always a possibility with beads. Amaze your friends with your new talent of bracelet making! This project teaches you how to do the Russian Spiral Stitch which produces a really remarkable rope of interlocking beads to form a bracelet. A whole new twist on the friendship bracelet!


When:  Thursdays, after school from 4:00-5:00pm.  Winter session runs January 23 – March 5 (7 weeks).
Where: TBD
Who: All interested 6th – 8th Graders.  No experience necessary.
Cost: $145 for the winter session.