- $119 for a full-day beading boot camp with breakfast and lunch ($250 value)
Beading classes for adults and children teach basic through advanced beading techniques, including composition and multistrand necklaces. See the class schedule here. During the beading boot camp, crafters can learn how to create some cool jewels using the included supply kit. They can also admire and buy beautiful beads during a bead trunk show, discuss their latest projects over a continental breakfast and lunch, and take home completed jewelry projects. The boot camp will take place at the Courtyard Marriott in Silver Spring on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
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.