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8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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September 2015

Intro to Enameling Painting w/Fire

September 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55.00 6 tickets left

Boost your jewelry-making skills to the next level with this enjoyable approach to enameling that takes the insecurity out of using a torch! You will learn the basics of torch-firing enamels onto copper and brass, proper preparation techniques for the metals used, opaque and transparent enamel uses, and color mixing techniques. You will be emailed a materials list when you pay for the class. We carry all of the supplies you will need in the store! Remember:  students receive 15%* off purchases…

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Shop Hop 2015

September 11, 2015 - September 13, 2015
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating until September 30, 2015

The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Many of your favorite independent Southern California bead stores have come together to celebrate and promote the creative art of beading. This is a great way to showcase our stores while providing a fun shopping experience for our customers! The quilters have their quilt run and now the beaders have their Bead Shop Hop. The passports will be available in September and will be stamped by each store you visit. So get a group together, plan your route, pick up a passport, and start…

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Birthday Party

September 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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October 2015

Girl Scouts

October 3, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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Sparkling Spiders

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$25.00

These simple, glitzy, spooky creatures can add fun to a witch’s pointed hat, become a hair ornament, or a piece of jewelry.  They can decorate a houseplant, or even hang as an ornament on a Christmas tree! Creepy for arachnophobes, but fascinating for everyone else!

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Crazy Coiling Gizmo & Introducing Conetastic

October 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$45.00 7 tickets left

This class is a combination of the basic and advanced coiling gizmo classes. You will learn several techniques, including single, double, triple coiled beads, and beaded coiled beads. We will also be introducing the Conetastic; an awesome way to make cones, bead caps, and more!

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Golden Gate Bracelet

October 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$10.00 – $55.00 6 tickets left

Golden Gate Collection features a simply elegant bracelet, dramatic earrings, and ring.  For the bracelet, create a setting for each crystal and weave them together for this seamless design. Stitch several component settings in class and learn how to assemble them and complete it with a component clasp and safety loop. Wear it dressy or with jeans.  It is sure to be a favorite!  Add drama to your accessories with the earrings and ring! Use off-loom bead weaving as well…

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Putting on the Ritz

October 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$120 3 tickets left

Looking for that stand out statement ring for your next event? Look no further! Create this show stopping ring in metal clay learning how create the ring band and how to set the stone into the clay. Learn how to do proper ring sizing in the metal clay to make sure that you have a proper fitting piece when it is finished. You will be emailed a materials list when you pay for the class. We carry all of the…

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Wire 101 – Basic Wire

October 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$30.00 7 tickets left

This class is an introduction to basic wire techniques that are the building blocks to the wonderful world of wire working.  You will learn how to make a simple loop, a wrapped loop, how to open and close jump rings and making and joining easy links.  We will be using a chasing hammer and bench block to work harden wire.  You will be making a bracelet using these techniques. You will be emailed a supplies list when you pay for…

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November 2015

Dutch Spiral

November 7, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35.00 8 tickets left

Beginners welcomed! The Dutch Spiral is a beautiful spiral necklace using a variation of the peyote stitch with loose areas of beads that help create an open lattice effect.  It is not difficult and the variations are limitless!  It works up quickly and can be made long or short.  Great for beginners, but also fun for those with more experience. You will be emailed a materials list when you pay for the class. We carry all of the supplies you…

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Hollow Cable Bracelet

November 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55.00

Create this fun and intricate bracelet learning how to weave strips of metal in a circular pattern to create the body of the bracelet.  The ends will then be fabricated and soldered to the bracelet, and will be finished off with a fun, decorative clasp of your choice.  Soldering and fabricating techniques covered will include the use of paste solder, as well as dapping/doming of metal and metal weaving.

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Birthday Party

November 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Off site

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Beautiful Bead Embroidery

November 14, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55.00 4 tickets left

CAN BE BEGINNER!!! I read a quote by Jamie Cloud Eakin, an amazing jewelry artist, that said, "Life is too short to wear ordinary jewelry."  If you agree with this quote, then this is a class for you. You will learn to design and construct a bead-embroidered pendant using a focal gemstone cabochon and a variety of seed beads, pearls, crystals, glass beads, and gemstones. The class will include easy embroidery stitches, what foundations, linings and backings to use, the…

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December 2015

It’s Raining Cats & Dogs

December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55.00 20 tickets left

This assortment of dog and cat projects will be doggone fun! Meow! Beginners welcomed!

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What does the Fox Say? Steampunk!

December 5, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55.00 24 tickets left

Have fun creating a steampunk Fox focal bead! Beginners welcomed!

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DragonFLY!

December 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55.00 20 tickets left

Polymer and resin combine with crystals to make the wings for this delightful dragon... fly! Beginners welcomed!

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Whooooo LOVES STEAMPUNK?

December 6, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55.00 15 tickets left

Owls are especially fun when they're steampunk!  This focal bead project is a hoot! Beginners welcomed!

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Cold Connections: Framed Gems

December 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$50.00

Take break from everyday and learn to make jewelry with sheet metal.  In this class you will learn how join metal with a no-heat process called cold connection. Bring in your extra beads to frame them into a beautiful pendant. You will learn to create wire rivets to connect and hold your design together.  Other skills touched upon will be practice in sawing, drill holes in metal, and filing of metal.  Prerequisite- sawing experience strongly recommended. One piece of .75" x…

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Bling Rings

December 12, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40 8 tickets left

Requirements: Basic wire working Boy, do I love rings, and I've been having a ball designing a myriad of styles. You will start off learning how to do the basic wire-wrapped ring, which is very pretty all on its own, but then we will take that basic design many steps further adding coils and swirls, crystals, pearls, gemstones, and seed beads. Before you know it, you will be designing your own rings, simple or extravagant! Once you learn the techniques,…

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Pinch Me, I’m Dreaming

December 19, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40.00 8 tickets left

A lovely and delicate bracelet of pinch beads and crystals or fire polished beads with a unique clasp technique. Perfect for last minute Holiday gifts … or reward yourself for all you do all year long!

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Hours: 11am – 4pm

December 31, 2015
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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January 2016

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2016
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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CLOSED

January 2, 2016
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La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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CLOSED

January 3, 2016
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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CLOSED

January 4, 2016
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La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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Back to regular hours!

January 5, 2016
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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Open Beading Night

January 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Due to the weather, we have moved Open Bead Night to next Wednesday, January 13, from 4-9. Grab your friends and your unfinished projects and join us for our new Open Beading Night! Our goal is to create a fun, friendly, inclusive atmosphere where bead enthusiasts can enjoy a night out with like-minded people. We want each of you to feel welcome, join in the conversations, laugh, bead, play, or just share whatever project you are working on at the…

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Open Bead Night

January 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Grab your friends and your unfinished projects and join us for our new Open Beading Night! Our goal is to create a fun, friendly, inclusive atmosphere where bead enthusiasts can enjoy a night out with like-minded people. We want each of you to feel welcome, join in the conversations, laugh, bead, play, or just share whatever project you are working on at the time. This FREE night happens the first Wednesday of every month from 4-9pm.  When participating in OBN,…

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Bollywood Earrings

January 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40

These earrings are so much fun to make.  Included in this class is one set of a wire base of your choice, but given instructions and templates of all four shapes to make your own, because you will want to make more!  A variety of seed beads and crystals are combined, using brick stitch, to make amazing, colorful earrings that have lots of movement.  The crystal dangle adds just the right touch of bling.

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Girls Scouts

January 20, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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Wire Crochet

January 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40

Using wire, beads, and a crochet hook, I will teach you how to make an amazing necklace!  We will intertwine seed bead strands with beaded crochet strands and braid together to form an absolutely gorgeous necklace.

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Stringing 101 (Basic Stringing)

January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$30

Are you new to the beading world?  Would you like to get started on a fabulous journey of making your own jewelry?  Then this is the class for you!  You will learn about beads, beading supplies, stringing materials, and all the little extras that go into jewelry making. In this class you will make a bracelet that you can wear out the door! We supply the findings, all you need are beads. All skill levels

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Wire 101 (Basic Wire)

January 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$30

This class is an introduction to basic wire techniques that are the building blocks to the wonderful world of wire working.  You will learn how to make a simple loop, a wrapped loop, how to open and close jump rings and making and joining easy links.  You'll also learn how to make a figure 8 chain.  We will be using a chasing hammer and bench block to work-harden wire.  You will be making a bracelet using these techniques. We carry…

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February 2016

Open Beading Night

February 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2016

The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Grab your friends and your unfinished projects and join us for our new Open Beading Night! Our goal is to create a fun, friendly, inclusive atmosphere where bead enthusiasts can enjoy a night out with like-minded people. We want each of you to feel welcome, join in the conversations, laugh, bead, play, or just share whatever project you are working on at the time. This FREE night happens the first Wednesday of every month from 4-9pm.  We all have opinions…

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Eclipse Necklace

February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55

Eclipse Necklace is a reversible necklace that can also be worn two additional ways.  It can be worn long or doubled.  The twisted Ndebele rope encircles two large Swarovski fancy stones entrapped in crystals and pearls.  Because one stone covers the other, there is a total eclipse.  Three rings not only add embellishment to the necklace, but also function to clasp the necklace when worn doubled.

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Chains, Chains, Chains

February 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

Learn to make these 3 versatile chains in 3 hours!  Wear them together, wear them separately, or wear them doubled as a six-chain choker.  Students will also learn how to make a necklace shortener that will hold that choker together.  This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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Bead Crochet

February 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

Bead crochet makes a flexible rope that wears well on its own or with an added focal bead.  The beads are strung ahead of time and the project becomes very portable.  Students will need individual attention to get the project started so the class size will be limited to four.  This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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Wire Workshop

February 25, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$30

Not confident in your wire skills?  Freshen up your wire-working skills with this three hour Wire 101 & Wire 102 combo.  Mastering wire working brings a whole new aspect to your jewelry making!  You won't regret it!

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PROJECT BEAD

February 27, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$10

The Southern California Local Bead Store Association (SCLBSA) has done it again!  Join us for the new Project Bead (formerly Beader's Night Out).  The cost is $10 for the first 20 total sign ups.  Only five per class, so don't wait!

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PROJECT BEAD

February 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$10

The Southern California Local Bead Store Association (SCLBSA) has done it again!  Join us for the new Project Bead (formerly Beader's Night Out).  The cost is $10 for the first 20 total sign ups.  Only five per class, so don't wait!

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PROJECT BEAD

February 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$10

The Southern California Local Bead Store Association (SCLBSA) has done it again!  Join us for the new Project Bead (formerly Beader's Night Out).  The cost is $10 for the first 20 total sign ups.  Only five per class, so don't wait!

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PROJECT BEAD

February 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$10

The Southern California Local Bead Store Association (SCLBSA) has done it again!  Join us for the new Project Bead (formerly Beader's Night Out).  The cost is $10 for the first 20 total sign ups.  Only five per class, so don't wait!

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March 2016

Field of Flowers

March 19, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

This pendant has a beaded tube as its base.  It is then be embellished with flowers, leaves and daggers.   Once made, it can be simply strung on a cord or incorporated into a more intricate beaded necklace.   Cord finishing options will be discussed.  This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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Bead Crochet – SOLD OUT

March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

Bead crochet makes a flexible rope that wears well on its own or with an added focal bead.  The beads are strung ahead of time and the project becomes very portable.  Students will need individual attention to get the project started so the class size will be limited to four.  This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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Sparkling Sliders

March 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40

Aren't these beaded beads beautiful?!  You will learn how to make large-hole beads and finish at least one in class.  They are great for the larger rope-style necklaces, or a simple leather necklace.  So versatile.

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The Basics

March 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$45

Don't have time for two classes?  Now you do!  We have combined Stringing 101 and Wire 101 to streamline your learning. Learn the basics of stringing and wire to open a whole new world of jewelry-making fun. No experience needed.

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April 2016

Galaxy Bracelet

April 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55

Leslee Frumin is teaching this class at the June 2016 Bead & Button show in Milkwaukee (class fee at B&B...$210, at The Bouncing Bead...$55).  But, if you can't make it to Wisconsin, take this class at The Bouncing Bead!!  You'll save on airfare, hotels, and class fee!! This seamlessly designed bracelet utilizes brick beads in an unusual configuration. The peyote band has a contrasting color, which shows between the components. Edge embellishment adds the touch of sparkle in this elegant bracelet. It is…

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Girl Scouts

April 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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Open Beading Night

April 6, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Grab your friends and your unfinished projects and join us for our new Open Beading Night! Our goal is to create a fun, friendly, inclusive atmosphere where bead enthusiasts can enjoy a night out with like-minded people. We want each of you to feel welcome, join in the conversations, laugh, bead, play, or just share whatever project you are working on at the time. This FREE night happens the first Wednesday of every month from 4-9pm.  When participating in OBN,…

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Wire 102 – Fun with Findings

April 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$30.00 6 tickets left

Requirements:  Wire 101 Learn the techniques needed for so many projects!  Three different clasps which can be used with wire working, stringing, or beadweaving projects will be taught.  You will learn how to make fancy headpins that can be used in earrings, pendants, or wherever else headpins are used.  Connectors are used in so many applications, including making your own chain! Basic wire wrapping experience required. You will be emailed a materials list when you pay for the class. We carry all…

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Bead Crochet – 1 SPACE OPENED UP!!

April 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

Bead crochet makes a flexible rope that wears well on its own or with an added focal bead.  The beads are strung ahead of time and the project becomes very portable.  Students will need individual attention to get the project started so the class size will be limited to four.  This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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Crazy Coiling Gizmo w/Contetastic

April 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40

Oooo, so many things you can do with the coiling gizmo!  You can make that unique look with beads, bracelets, pendants, and the list goes on and on. And, if you have trouble finding just that right cone to finish your necklace or bracelet, the Conetastic is the answer!  Talk about personalized jewelry!!

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Friday, April 22 Hours: 1:30pm – 6:00pm

April 22, 2016
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

We will be open from 1:30pm - 6:00pm today. We apologize for any inconvenience. Enjoy your day!

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All Wrapped Up – SOLD OUT

April 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
Free

Leather wrap bracelets are pretty, versatile, and perfect for layering!  In this class you will learn the ladder stitch, which is vital in creating wrap bracelets.  I will show you two ways to do this:  one with a beading needle and thin cord, and another way with thicker S-Lon cord.  You will also learn some simple macramé knots which add a nice touch to your project.  A single or double wrap bracelet will be made in class but instructions will be…

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Girl Scouts

April 26, 2016 @ 5:05 pm - 7:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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May 2016

Sunburst Bangle – Sold Out

May 3, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
Free Sold out

This bangle combines my two favorite techniques: wire wrapping and bead weaving.  To start with, you will learn a very quick and easy way to bezel a rivoli.  When you finish that, you will make a bangle using 14 gauge and 22 gauge wire.  Using wire wrapping techniques, you will incorporate the bezeled rivoli onto the bangle.  What a stunning bracelet!

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Kumihimo 101

May 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

This class is an introduction to Kumihimo, an ancient Japanese braiding technique. You will learn how to set up your disk using the basic 8-strand braid. You will also learn the different effects achieved just by changing the beads you use. I'll show you several ways to finish your design.  We will be making a bracelet that will be completed in class.

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Stringing 101 (Basic Stringing)

May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
Free

Are you new to the beading world?  Would you like to get started on a fabulous journey of making your own jewelry?  Then this is the class for you!  You will learn about beads, beading supplies, stringing materials, and all the little extras that go into jewelry making. In this class you will make a bracelet that you can wear out the door! We supply the findings, all you need are beads.  

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Wire 101 (Basic Wire)

May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$30

This class is an introduction to basic wire techniques that are the building blocks to the wonderful world of wire working.  You will learn how to make a simple loop, a wrapped loop, how to open and close jump rings, and making and joining easy links.  You'll also learn how to make a figure 8 chain.  We will be using a chasing hammer and bench block to work-harden wire.  You will be making a bracelet using these techniques. We carry…

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Ravishing Russian Spiral

May 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40 6 tickets left

This wonderful stitch is a variant of tubular netting. It is very flexible and works great for bracelets and necklaces. We will be making a bracelet in this class using seed beads, and 3mm and 4mm beads, but I will show you many different looks all done with the same stitch, but using a variety of beads. Russian spiral works up pretty fast once you get started and is a good stitch for beginners.

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Corporate Event at La Costa Resort

May 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Private Corporate Event featuring the Double Wrap Bracelet

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OPEN!! HOURS: 11:00am – 4:00pm

May 28, 2016
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

We have special hours for Saturday, May 28, 2016: 11:00am - 4:00pm

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CLOSED

May 29, 2016
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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CLOSED – HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!

May 30, 2016
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
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June 2016

Open Beading Night

June 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Grab your friends and your unfinished projects and join us for our new Open Beading Night! Our goal is to create a fun, friendly, inclusive atmosphere where bead enthusiasts can enjoy a night out with like-minded people. We want each of you to feel welcome, join in the conversations, laugh, bead, play, or just share whatever project you are working on at the time. This FREE night happens the first Wednesday of every month from 4-9pm.  When participating in OBN,…

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Wicked Wire Cuff

June 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$45

Talk about unique!!  These cuffs can be as wide or narrow as you like, with a few beads or every last one from your stash!  You can make them blingy or matte...it's all up to you!!

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Chained Cabochon – by Leslee Frumin

June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55

This stunning piece features 30 mm flat backs set so the pendant suspends from a linked chain, and is reversible.  The linked chained pendant can be removed and the closure can be worn as a necklace on the Ndebele chain. The unique closure is also reversible.  The closure operation is based on a safety clasp used in metalwork jewelry.  Simple and clean lines add drama to the necklace. Stitches include: Peyote, ladder and Ndebele.

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July 2016

Diamonds & Crystals

July 9, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

The diamonds in this classy chain are formed with round and cube seed beads, and the 4mm cube crystals add sparkle.  This bracelet is three layers of the chain that are connected as you weave, making a beautiful and interesting pattern. This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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Bead Crochet

July 9, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

If you've missed the last bead crochet classes, don't hesitate to sign up now!  There is very limited space.  Check out the Bead Crochet Finishing Techniques on August 13!

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Beautiful Bead Embroidery

July 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$55

Have you seen the bead embroidered cuff at the store?!?  If not, you must stop by and see it.  You will have the knowledge to make pieces like that when you take this class.  You'll start with a fabulous pendant, but once you learn that, the sky's the limit (ok, it might be your imagination again).

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Interchangeable French Tassels

July 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$45

Diane Whiting is a nationally-recognized, award-winning designer and was one of the original CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI Ambassadors.  She has been creating innovative jewelry and accessories for more than 10 years. Among other awards she has received, her “Crystal Bow Purse” placed 1st in SWAROVSKI’s 2007 design contest.  A popular Bead & Boutique Arts Show teacher, Diane has also been published in multiple magazines.  Her book: Convertible Crystal Jewelry, explores a variety of techniques to create jewelry that can be worn multiple ways. Tassels are…

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August 2016

Blinging 101

August 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$75

Do you love bling as much as we do?  Join Kellie DeFries, the original Crystal Ninja, and learn how to bling like a ninja...Crystal Ninja, that is. Included with the class fee is mirror/compact, glue bottle with glue, a Crystal Ninja Tanto tool, and crystals for the mirror.  Don't miss out on this last opportunity to see the Crystal Ninja at The Bouncing Bead! FYI - Kellie is teaching this class in Chicago and the cost is $150, so this…

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 1

August 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 2

August 20, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 11:50 am
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 3

August 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 4

August 20, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 12:50 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 5

August 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 6

August 20, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 7

August 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 2:20 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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2015 Bead Shop Hop Make-n-Take 8

August 20, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$12

Did you miss out on our make-n-take for Bead Shop Hop 2015?  Fear no more, it's back for an encore!  This knitting needle cuff was very popular during the Shop Hop, and it still is!  Let Sue show you how to make this fabulous cuff with embellishments.  This project includes pounding with a chasing hammer, so you'll get some great stress relief! All materials are included with class fee.

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September 2016

BEAD SHOP HOP BEGINS!!!!

September 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Join us for a fabulous time with the Bead Shop Hop 2016!  Come to The Bouncing Bead and pick up a passport, receive a charm related to our theme, and have some fun! We'll also have make-n-takes, gifts with purchase, snacks, and prizes!!

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BEAD SHOP HOP!!

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

  What?  You say you've never participated in a Bead Shop Hop?!?  Stop by The Bouncing Bead and we'll get you started!!

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BEAD SHOP HOP!!

September 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

The first weekend of Bead Shop Hop 2016 comes to a close.  Have no fear!  It starts all over again next Friday!

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BEAD SHOP HOP CONTINUES!

September 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Here we go....the second weekend begins!

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BEAD SHOP HOP!

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Second day of the second weekend.  You haven't started yet?!?!  You'd better stop by and pick up your passport!

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BEAD SHOP HOP!

September 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Ok, I hope you're piling up those store stickers.  If not, you have one more weekend to go! I think we need caffeine!!

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BEAD SHOP HOP – LAST WEEKEND!!

September 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Get moving!!  There's lots of stores to visit and you're running out of time!

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BEAD SHOP HOP – LAST WEEKEND!!

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Did you miss a store?

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BEAD SHOP HOP – ALMOST OVER!!

September 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Last day of the Bead Shop Hop 2016.  I hope you had a great time!!  We're open until 5:00pm today for those last minute peeps!

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October 2016

Squared Off

October 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

This necklace lays beautifully on the neck.  It can be made in a solid color or it is fun to play with colors and patterns - your choice, but either way, it will be a stunning piece to add to your wardrobe! This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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November 2016

San Clemente Links

November 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35.00

This fabulous bracelet is composed of peyote stitch rectangles, links, and a built in toggle finished with two crystals.  The rectangles use increases and decreases and a layer-building technique to create a sturdy link.  Knowledge of peyote stitch is helpful but not required.

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Stringing 101 (Basic Beading)

November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$25

Are you new to the beading world?  Would you like to get started on a fabulous journey of making your own jewelry?  Then this is the class for you!  Everyone needs to start somewhere, so sign up now and experience this great craft!

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Netted Cabochon

November 12, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

Capture a cabochon or a favorite large button in a netting stitch to make a stunning pendant.  The netting is wrapped around the button and then secured by adding rows on the front and back of the pendant.  Students will also learn how to make a sleek right angle weave chain, perfect to hang their beautiful pendants on! This class is appropriate for both beginners and experienced beaders.

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PMC 101 – Sterling Silver – Moved to new year

November 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$115

Looking for something new and different?  Then try precious metal clay!  Learn how to form, stamp, mold, create, carve, curse (no, just kidding), a piece that will be uniquely your own.  You  need only bring your imagination because all materials and tools are included in this class!

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December 2016

Native American Inspired Earrings

December 3, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35.00

These earrings have an extra section of netting to embellish a more traditional Native American earring.  They can be dressed up or down, depending on your fringe beads, and are a fun earring for the holidays.  Make some for yourself and some to give as gifts!

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Pacific Waves Bracelet

December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$35

Use bugle beads and seed beads, add herringbone stitch, and voila, a beautiful cuff bracelet!  Shorter or longer bugle beads can be used to change the look. These make great gifts!!!!

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Sparkling Sliders

December 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$40

These little guys are so versatile and gorgeous.  Any variation you can come up with, maybe just one on a leather cord or three on any seed bead necklace will make a great gift.  Easy and quick to work up, you'll have your holiday gifts done in no time!

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Sunburst Bangle

December 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$45

This bangle combines my two favorite techniques: wire wrapping and bead weaving.  You will learn a very quick and easy way to bezel a rivoli, and make a bangle using 14 gauge and 22 gauge wire.  Using wire wrapping techniques, you will incorporate the bezeled rivoli onto the bangle.  What a stunning bracelet!

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The Devil is in the Details

December 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States

Are you feeling the pressure?  Don't have everything completed yet?  Stop by The Bouncing Bead on Saturday, December 17, and we'll show you how to make some great and quick jewelry gifts, and help with the details.  No reservation required. Don't stress, we'll help!

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January 2017

Wire 101 (Basic Wire)

January 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bouncing Bead, 8876 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91941 United States
$30.00

SPECIAL DEAL:  If you sign up for Wire 101 and Wire 102, you will receive a $5 promotional gift certificate! This class is an introduction to basic wire techniques that are the building blocks to the wonderful world of wire working.  You will learn how to make a simple loop, a wrapped loop, how to open and close jump rings, and making and joining easy links.  You'll also learn how to make a figure 8 chain.  We will be using a…

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