After beads etc.'s helpful, friendly staff helps you find the best beads among its selection of more than 250,000 pieces (most people spend between $25 and $60 on materials), you'll spend 90 minutes boning up on the basics in Basic Bead. Once you've gained your beads' trust and begun to learn their language, you'll advance to the next tier of adornment creation with the 90-minute Earrings & Dangles course, during which you will make a dangle key chain and a pair of earrings with 6- and 8-mm Swarovski crystals. For this class, all the necessary materials are included, and you'll receive a free gift upon completion. Check the website for a full list of classes, and if you and two or more friends want to team up, you can call beads etc. to schedule a personal class.