Bead Jewelry Classes


Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or expert crafter BBB is committed to teaching you jewelry-making skills.  Our classes are basic stringing, knotting, and wire work techniques; plenty of inspiration and project ideas.  We have a multitude of designs for necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.  We have plenty of projects for any style... 

Here's some bead for thought? 

Questions & Answers

Q  Where do I start?   

A  Basic Beading and Intro to Wire.  Our classes will teach you how to create, wear, give and be your own jewelry designer. We are also committed to educating you about beads and jewelry-making components and the history of beads and beading.  

Q   How do I Register for a class?  A  View our calendar and select the class and date.  You may call or stop by to register.  We also  accept appointments on our classes.  

Class Policy

 Preregistration and prepayment is required for all classes.  There are NO CLASS REFUNDS, unless canceled by Bonita Bead Boutique.  

  • A 24 hour notice is required if you cannot attend a class. A class credit will be issued and may only be used to transfer to another class. 
  • There is a $5.00 fee on all transfers. Failure to give 24 hours’ notice will result in forfeiture of class fees.   
  • Class space is confirmed upon receipt of payment, Class registrations are available on a first-paid first-served basis and seating space. 
  • Please do not bring children or guests to sit in with you in class.     Note:  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to class to select your project materials as all classes begin on time.

Class participants receive 10% off of purchasing beads for your class.  We now offer classes by appointment! 
If there is a class that is not listed on the current calendar or a certain date and time does not work with your schedule, please call us 419.873.7344 or email us:  


Intro to Beading

Basic stringing classes, learn to design like a professional.

You will learn the fundamentals of bead stringing. In this class you will be using "Beadalon" to string a strong, flexible wire cable coated with nylon. 

Design will be our main focus -  You will be able to create clean, finish ends with crimps and make necklaces, bracelets and other jewelry that you wish. 

$18 per person

Beads and materials are not included.  

Intro to Knotting

Pearl knotting, and or gemstone beads.

 Learn the traditional and versatile technique of knotting with silk cord.  In this class, you will learn to knot silk cord between beads to create a necklace that is both classic and beautiful.  Finish your piece with french wire to cover part of the silk thread so that it can be attached directly to the clasp.
$23 per person

Beads and materials are not included.  


Intro to Wire Wrapping

How to make a wire wrap bracelets, necklaces or earrings.

 This basic technique is an introduction of wire wrapping.  It's fun and you can add beads, chain, or soldered rings to design your one of a kind bracelets.  Wire-wrapping together in different ways- with different styles in mind.  
$20 per person

 Beads and materials are not included.  

Intro to Earrings with Wirewrapping

Wire-wrapping beads onto chain, on headpins, and or loose wire.

Earrings are an accessory that can be worn anytime with anything for any occasion. This class will provide you with design skills, techniques and practice to become confident with your projects.  
You will experiment with short sophisticated, dangles, and long earrings with movement and elegance.  Once you've mastered these simple techniques.  you can actually complete a pair of one-of-a-kind earrings.

$20 per person 

Beads and materials are not included. 

Sign Up for a Workshop with a friend


Our workshop is functional and is equipped with all of the following items

BBB offers classes in a wide variety of jewelry making techniques for all ages.  Why not customized your own workshop call and inquire within.  

  • Jewelry Tools
  • LED Magnifying Lamps 
  • Awls
  • Tweezers
  • Library of jewelry making books
  • Mallet - different Hammers
  • Needle Files for refining 
  • Stamping by Impress Art
  • Scissors
  • Steel Blocks 

Wire Wrap Ring


Create and make with round wire use gemstones, or your choice of beads.  These rings are great to stack.  

$15 per person 

Materials and beads are not included.