Choose from Four Options
- $39 for a basic beading 101 jewelry-making class for two ($90 value)
- $75 for a basic beading 101 jewelry-making class for four ($139 value)
- $139 for a BYOB Girls Night Out party for eight ($360 value)
- $199 for a BYOB Girls Night Out party for 12 ($540 value)
Each option also includes a $10 credit towards beads and other materials for each person. Basic beading classes cover the fundamentals of stringing together beaded necklaces. For the Girls Night Out, groups can bring their own drinks and snacks to enjoy during two-hour beading parties.
TiaMarie Beading Studio
Tia Harris, a mother and a Montclair resident since 2008, couldn't have predicted that an activity she enjoyed as a relaxing hobby would later become her full-time career. She was laid off from her previous job in 2011 and found herself turning to beading as a stress-reducing creative outlet. Embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, Harris decided in 2012 to open TiaMarie Beading Studio, where she shares her passion with other jewelry enthusiasts. She told Barista Kids that "We are striving to create a sense of community and a fun place for creative ideas to come together."
To accomplish the studio’s goal, Harris handpicked her team of multitalented instructors, which includes a former interior designer, a certified fine-arts teacher and writer, and a graphic-design expert. In addition to teaching classes, the friendly crew regularly hosts birthday parties and girls' nights out, where ladies can learn the art of wire wrapping—one of the oldest known jewelry-making methods next to training cobras to coil around your wrist.