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We LOVE To Teach!


Teaching gives us an opportunity to

share our passion about being creativite.

The creative process is exciting,

and the outcome is rewarding. 

Anyone can be creative

with just a few "tools."

We are here to inspire you

and give you those tools:

professional beading techniques,

a relaxed environment,

and concepts about color & design.


In addition to scheduled classes,

classes can be arranged by request 

for indiviuals or groups. 

We have taught large & small groups...

for Girl Scouts to earn badges,

and for families to do activities together. 

Classes for groups can be done for

team building, parties & for social time.

Instruction for groups

can be done on, or off site! 

Click on any time on the calendar to see what is offered

Classes & Activities


Class: Crochet with Wire and Beads.  

Learn how to incorporate beads into this project while crocheting with thin gauge wire. It is a fast moving project with steps that are easy to follow. Beginners can grasp this concept quickly, and more experienced beaders will love the versatility of this technique.  This is a great class no matter what your skill level is, even if you have never crocheted before.  You will make an enviable necklace while learning about technique, color and design.  Most students will complete their project in class.  Materials purchased for the class will be discounted 15%.  First time crocheters are welcome!

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 10:30-3:30pm

Price: $35 includes lunch. 

           Materials purchased for the class will be discounted 15%.  

           Preregistration is required by calling 760-765-3100.  Please see Class                   Policies and Cancelation Policy below.


Trunk Show: Klew  

Discover the unique and incredibly imaginative creations of Karen Lewis, affectionately known as Klew.  Klew is a master polymer clay artist who

has been creating highly-sought after beads for many years.

Klew begins with a technique referred to as “caning” which was borrowed

from the Venetian Glass bead makers. A cane is a log or cylinder of clay 

that has a design running through it. You can make a large, complex design that's easy to handle, then reduce the size of the cane, and make multiple slices or beads from one cane.  The creativity offered by this technique is far-reaching.

Klew's beads are unique pieces of art that are wearable and collectible.  She will be at Mountain Beadworks over 3 days to show and sell from her magnificent collection.

Each piece is handcrafted by Klew, and will be for sale at Mountain Beadworks for a limited time.


Date: Friday, March 6th, 12:30-5:00pm

          Saturday, March 7th, 10:00-5:00pm

          Sunday, March 8th, 10:00-3:00pm

          **This is a Free event**

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Silversmithing Class with Jeff Fulkerson:

Desert Delight, Pendant and Earring Set

This is a very FUN, all day class and you will take home a completed

pendant & earring set. Together with your new friends from this class,

you’ll learn how to use a rolling mill to give a wide variety of textures to

your metal AND you’ll master sweat soldering. In this introductory class,

you’ll take away some basic, but incredibly versatile techniques that you will use over and over again AND you’ll walk away with a one of a kind pendant/earring set that was created by YOU!

Date/time: Saturday, March 21 2020, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Price:$170, includes use of all tools, sterling silver used for the project, and                          instruction.  Different styles, types & sizes of cabochons will be available for              purchase.

           Preregistration is required by calling 760-765-3100.  Please see Class                    Policies and Cancelation Policy below.

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Melissa & Kelly



We are delighted to have two extraordinarily talented beaders coming to Mountain Beadworks to showcase their passion for creative expression. 


Melissa  and Kelly are kindred spirits who have created some of the best beading projects and kits, using a multitude of beautiful beads: 2-hole beads, small beads, really small beads, crystals, buttons and more.  Their workshops and kits are uniquely creative, designed with their passion, and gorgeous, with easy-to-follow instructions.

They've "researched, fiddled and fine-tuned each of (their) projects and it's ingredients so that each kit comes with everything you need including your needle and thread! Your beads are all labeled to correspond with their customized instructions. All you need are a pair of scissors, a work surface and good lighting."  https://freckled-pear.myshopify.com/

Join us for loads of creative fun:

Dates: Saturday, April 18th, 2020, 10-5pm

            Sunday, April 19th, 2020,10-5pm

Workshop details coming soon!

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Trunk Show & Workshop: The Freckled Pear

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Melissa & Kelly

Mountain Beadworks Gallery

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 Class policies: 

  • Class space is confirmed upon receipt of class payment in full (cash or credit card.)  Registration for classes can be made in person or by phone.

  • Materials are not included in the class fee unless specifically noted 

  • Please purchase all supplies prior to the start of the class. We offer a 15% discount on supplies and purchases made on the day of the class. Some restrictions apply. 

  • Please arrive promptly for the class, as we make every effort to provide all necessary instruction within the time allocated. 

  • We kindly ask that you do not bring guests or animals to classes.

  • Classes are designed for students 14 years and older. Some exceptions may apply. Classes for younger students can be arranged in advance by request.  


 Cancellation policy: 

  • Classes fees are non-refundable unless class is cancelled by Mountain Beadworks

  • If Mountain Beadworks must cancel a class, a full refund by check or store credit will be issued. 

  • You may cancel with 72-hour notice prior to start of a class. Cancellations must be made in person or by phone  (760-765-3100.) A $5 cancellation/transfer fee applies. Balance  will be issued as store credit only. *Classes with a guest instructor require a 21-day cancellation notice

  • Cancellations made with less than required notice will forfeit entire fee. 

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