Beads by Design


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In a Nutshell

Groups learn how to craft a variety of necklaces, key chains, pendants, and bracelets during 90-minute classes

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Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required. In-store only. Not valid for sale items. Classes are transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose from Three Options

  • $17 for one kids’ jewelry-making class (a $35 value)
  • $49 for three kids’ jewelry-making classes (a $105 value)
  • $79 for five kids’ jewelry-making classes (a $175 value)

During 90-minute kids’ jewelry-making courses, groups of students learn how to craft a variety of fashion accessories, such as Tree of Life pendants, wire-wrap earrings, Memory wire bracelets, and glass-fused pendants. Kiddies can quench their thirst during the class with an included juice box, and walk home with their creation safely tucked inside a free pouch. Classes take place Monday–Saturday, and typically start around 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Check the studio’s class schedule for more details.

Beads by Design

Hidden just east of Cobb Parkway, a complex of low, slate-blue warehouses shelters a community of textile workers, sculptors, and graphic designers intent on refining their art. Beads by Design's shop and atelier contributes to this creative wellspring, and today the Southern Flames—a society of glass-bead makers—gather there for their monthly meetings. The shop opened in 1998, displaying a wealth of Japanese Delica seed beads, fire-polished and pressed glass beads, pearls, gemstones, and glittering Swarovski crystals under the high, exposed-metal roof. Visitors can pick up notions or tools, or stick around for jewelry-making classes. These begin with the basics of knotting wire rings and stringing necklaces and expand into the creation of broad, beaded cuffs inspired by Ndebele jewelry and macramé techniques for braiding copper wire. To give students complete creative control of their work, instructors provide propane torches attached to work tables, and safely teach how to fabricate glass beads and intimidate nay-saying critics.

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    585 Cobb Pkwy S

    Ste L

    Marietta, GA 30060


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