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Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a beading-jewelry class (a $60 value)
- $79 for three beading-jewelry classes (a $180 value)<p>
Students can register for one of five beading classes, all of which include materials. Each class focuses on a different style of beading, ranging from basic techniques to more advanced methods such as Peyote Stitch––a form of bead weaving. Click here to view a schedule of class dates.. In addition, both options include one free admission to the spring Maryland Bead & Jewelry Festival on May 5 and 6 at the Courtyard Marriott in Silver Spring, Maryland.<p>
The Bead Studio
The artists and affiliates at the nonprofit organization The Bead Studio get the creative gears turning in children's brains with bead-related classes and events that emphasize improving art education for the DC-area youth. The Bead Studio hosts seasonal festivals spotlighting a slew of artisan-bead vendors to raise money for their mission and benefit other philanthropic, bead-related foundations such as Beads of Courage and BeadforLife. More than a dozen types of workshops led by instructors with impressive portfolios also benefit these causes, covering kid-centric beading techniques and business-related tips for adults wishing to start their own bead shop or kids looking to barter with the local ice-cream man.