Class Information

If you’ve never tried it or you’re ready to advance your skills, we’ve got a beading class designed just for you at The Crazy Merchant, Inc.

Level 1 Design Class: Learn the basics of design and color theory, along with tips for designing a beautiful bracelet, you will have fabulous gemstones to choose from to design your own bracelet. Learn basic stringing and closing techniques.

The cost  includes all materials to make the project, use of all tools, and expert instruction. (Limit 5 students per class.)

Level 2: Perfect your basic beading skills and learn wire wrapping technique. The cost includes all materials to make the project, use of all tools, and expert instruction. Must be 12+ to attend. Prerequisite Level 1 class or prior closing ability. (Limit 7 students per class.)

LEVEL 3

Cabochon Wire Wrapping Workshop

 Learn to wrap a fabulous gemstone cabochon! Each student will learn to set a semi-precious cabochon in a handmade wire bezel to create a breathtaking pendant.

(Maximum 5 Students)

$60 per person | Cost includes all materials, instruction and use of tools. Must be 12+ years old to attend.

*STONE AND WIRE MAY VARY. 

Leather & Crystal Necklace Workshop

Learn how to work with leather, perfect your string and closing techniques. And you will also learn how to make a handmade sterling silver hook clasp. Don’t miss out on this exclusive class taught by expert instructor Amanda Stringer.

$40* per person | Cost includes use of all tools, and expert instruction. Must be 12+ to attend. *This class does not include materials. Materials are estimated around $25.

Mala Bracelet Workshop

Buddhist prayer beads or malas (Sanskrit: mālā “garland”) are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a Buddha’s name. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. Malas are typically made with 27, 54 or 108 beads. You will learn knotting technique along with closing. Part of closing is the adding of a guru bead and making a tassel.

$45 per person | Cost includes all materials to make the project, use of all tools, and expert instruction. Must be 12+ to attend.

Gemstone Wire Wrapped Earrings

Learn how to work with wire and wire techniques in this workshop. Learn how to form your own ear wire, wrap gemstones on wire, and make wire wrap gemstone dangles. You will complete these beautiful sterling silver gemstone wrapped earrings in this workshop.

$55 per person | Cost includes all materials to make the project, use of all tools, and expert instruction. Must be 12+ to attend.

Interchangeable Tassel Necklace

You will learn how to make interchangeable tassels and pendants in this workshop. You will learn wire wrap technique and how to work with chain to make tassels.

$55 Per Person | Cost includes all materials to make the project, use of all tools, and expert instruction. Must be 12+ to attend.

CLASS SIGN-UP

DIRECTIONS TO THE CRAZY MERCHANT, INC.

ABOUT CLASSES 

Cost: (All classes include expert instruction & all materials.) 

Level 1 Design Class = $35

Level 2 = $40

Level 3 Classes:

Mala Bracelet = $45

Pearl Knotting = $45

Cabochon Wire Wrapping Class = $60

 

Age Requirements: Must be 12+ yrs. old and may take any daytime class. Night time classes are for adults 21+ yrs. only. (We have special projects for our younger beaders, click here to see them!)

Class Size:  Level 1 Design classes are limited to a maximum of 5 students. 

Level  2 classes are limited to a maximum of 7 students. 

Class Length:  We have allotted 2 hours for each class, but instruction time may vary depending on the project and the student attendance. 

*To enroll in a class call 303.761-6100 ext. 1 or fill out the form below

Click here for the current Class Schedule and Projects

INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION

WANT TO LEARN A NEW SKILL BUT HAVE SOMETHING ELSE IN MIND BESIDES ONE OF OUR CLASSES?

DO YOU WANT YOU AND YOUR BRIDAL PARTY TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELRY FOR THE SPECIAL OCCASION?

THEN AN INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION APPOINTMENT IS FOR YOU!

THE COST OF AN INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION APPOINTMENT IS  $40 PER HOUR OR $25 PER HALF HOUR. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE OR BY CALLING 303.761.6100 EXT.1.

*PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 72 HOURS FOR A REPLY. TO SCHEDULE IMMEDIATELY PLEASE CALL US AT 303-761-6100 EXT.1. *INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION IS NOT TO BE USED FOR REPAIR. OUR REPAIR COSTS ARE DETERMINED BY THE SIZE OF YOUR REPAIR AND WE DO NOT ALLOW ITEMS TO BE DROPPED OFF FOR REPAIR. WE ASK THAT YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR REPAIR BY CALLING 303.761.6100 EXT.1