High Tide Beads

Our classes are listed alphabetically below.

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 Classes may now be purchased online!

To reserve a space in a class, payment is required at least one business day in advance.
Classes can be purchased online, by phone or in the shop.
Class deposits are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a class you signed up for, the deposit can be moved towards another class of your choosing.
Feel free to call or stop by with any questions!

 




    Baroque Right Angle Weave
    Basic Beading 
    Basic Earrings  
    Basic Spiral Bracelet 
    Beaded Beads  
    Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet 
    Hammered Heart Pendant  
    Hammered Wire Rings 
    Knotted Leather Necklace  
    Knotted Silk Necklace 
    Kumihimo
    Macrame
    Make Your Own Earwires 
    Making Clasps
    Pearl Choker 
    Pearl and Leather Wrap Bracelet
    Pearl Cuff Bracelet  
    Peyote Stitch Tube Beads 

      Power Pendants 
      Precious Metal Wire Bracelet 
      Right Angle Weave Bracelet
      Sea Glass Pendant
      Simple Wire Wrapped Rings 
      Stamped Earrings
      Torch Days: Learn to Create Lampworked Glass Beads 
      Traditional Pearl Knotting 
      Tree of Life Pendant 
      Viking Weave Bracelet
      Wire Wrapped Bracelet 
      Wire Wrapped Pendant 
      Wrapping Top Drilled Beads

          

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        Baroque Right Angle Weave Bracelet:

        A spin on the traditional beading technique, the right angle weave! Learn to create this bracelet with size 8/0 seed beads and Swarovski crystals. You can choose any color you like!

        $30 plus materials. 2.5 - 3 hr class. Two students required for class to happen! 2.5 - 3 hr class.

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        Basic Beading:

          Basic Beading is the class you need if you're just getting started! During our class, we will create a single strand necklace on beading wire and most importantly, learn how to crimp and securely attach the clasp. We also cover bead store basics such as wires, tools, etc. Once you learn to securely finish a necklace, you will be able to create endless designs!

          $30 class plus materials (from $10-$30 avg).  2.5 - 3 hr class. Two student minimum.

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          Basic Earrings: 

          This is the other class we recommend if you are just getting started! It's also a great class if you simply need to polish up your wire wrapping skills.  We will learn basic wire wrapping techniques and use them to create simple earrings and chain drop earrings.  

          Mastering this technique will prove incredibly useful in your future jewelry design, as it can be employed for creating chains, pendants and much, much more than just earrings!

          $30 class plus materials (around $10).  2 1/2 hour class. Two student minimum.

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          Beaded Beads:  

          Learn to make basic beaded beads. We will make two or more beads using different Czech glass beads and Swarovski crystals. These make nice focal pieces simply strung on leather or silk, or they can be incorporated into beaded jewelry. 

          They also make great Christmas tree and window ornaments...nice and sparkly!

          $30 class. Materials average $16 for Swarovski Elements. Czech glass and pearls are also usable and economical. Come in and see some samples!
          2.5 - 3 hr class, Two student minimum.

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          Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet:  

          Learn to create the ancient chain maille technique, the Byzantine Weave. We will create a beautiful metal bracelet using only jump rings and a clasp!  

          $30 class plus materials (Base metal, about $9) 2.5 - 3 hr class, Two student minimum.

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          Basic Spiral Bracelet:  

          We will be making a pretty spiral bracelet with a clasp attached. While not all students get through the entire project in one sitting, the pattern is repetitive and can be easily finished off.

          $30 plus $6 materials. You'll need a clasp and two colors of seed beads. Please choose seed bead colors before class. See shop for details. Two students required for class to happen! 2.5 - 3 hr class.

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          Hammered Heart Pendant: 

          Create a hammered pendant using thick copper wire.

          $45.00 Class, Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr class.

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          Hammered Wire Ring:  

          Steve has created a new ring style. It can be very versatile and even adjustable. The ring can be left as simple hammered wire, or add a cluster or dramatic cocktail size stones. 

          $30 class plus materials. 2.5 - 3 hr class. Two student minimum.

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          Knotted Leather Necklace:

          Learn the tricks to creating a beautiful knotted leather piece.
          $30.00 class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Knotted Silk Necklace

          Steve will be teaching knotted silk necklaces. Unlike pearls, this necklace has beads spaced out with silk showing in between for a lighter look. Wear several in different lengths for a layered look.

          $30 class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Kumihimo:

          Learn to make a basic Kumihimo Braid. Instruction by Carol Geraghty. 
          $30 class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Macrame Hemp Bracelet:

          Learn to create jewelry using the Macrame technique. We will be using Hemp Twine and beads for this project. Fun for all ages!
          $15.00 Workshop + Materials ($3.00 & up)

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          Make Your Own Earwires: 

             

          Front view of earwires                                 Close-up of finished earrings

          Back view of earwires

          Learn to create several styles of earwires in order to make outstanding earrings! We will make at least three different styles of earring findings using sterling, silver-filled or gold-filled wire as well as a hammer and bench block and a variety of wire working tools. PLEASE NOTE: This class is for making the EARWIRE FINDINGS ONLY, not for making completed earrings. (See Basic Earrings)

          $45 class. Materials under $10. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Making Clasps: 

          Learn to create clasps using copper, sterling or silver filled wires, hammer, anvil, and beads. You will make at least three clasps, and there will be discussion about  how to take the techniques to new levels.

          $45 class plus materials (approx $10-15). Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Pearl & Leather Choker: 

           

          A fun and easy workshop for the summer's hottest trend!

          $15, Materials included. 1 hour workshop, Two student minimum.

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          Pearl & Leather Wrap Bracelet: 

          Join us for a fun workshop on this stylish trend.

          We will be using real freshwater pearls and leather, we will knot pearls into a leather wrap bracelet. The clasp is natural stone. (This is a metal-free project.)

          $15.00 Workshop + Materials. ($5.00 & up.)

          $15.00 Workshop plus materials (about $5.00).

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          Pearl Cuff Bracelet: 

          We will make beautiful cuff bracelets using wires and pearls. If you have random pearls, bring them, if not, we have many loose pearls to choose from. We will also use three coin pearls. This is an intermediate wire working class; you should know how to do basic wire wraps and be familiar with using your pliers.

          $45 class plus materials ($5.70 for wire, pearls vary.) Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Peyote Stitch Tube Beads: 


          Learn to make peyote stitch tubes, fun little beads that we will make into earrings, and have a thousand variations!  

          The tube beads pictured here are made with Delica beads, strung onto a necklace with a few Swarovski crystals and sterling beads. 

          You can use any colors imaginable!

          $30 + materials (needles, beading thread, and at least two colors of Delica or seed beads. Retail: $7.15 & up)   Two students required for class to happen! 2.5 - 3 hr class.

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          Power Pendants: 

          These beautiful pendants double as a power piece. Choose from our loose bead collections to find stones that hold a special meaning.
          $30 class + materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Precious Metal Wire Bracelet: 

          We will create a bracelet and clasp from sterling or silver filled wire, adding bead accents, of course! Beads need to have about a 1.5mm hole. Experience with wire and pliers is helpful for this class. 

          $45 class plus materials. (Prices vary from materials). Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Right Angle Weave Bracelet: 

          Create a beautiful sparkling bracelet using the traditional beading technique, the right angle weave. The bracelet shown here has purple freshwater pearls with amethyst Swarovski crystals and seed beads. You can choose any color you like!

          $30 Class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Sea Glass Pendant Class: 

          Learn to wrap sea glass into beautiful pendants.

          $30 class, Craft wire included. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Simple Wire Wrapped Ring Class: 

          Learn to create different simple wire wrapped rings adding small stones or beads. We will make (at least) two pieces.  Great class to get started making rings!

          $30 class plus materials (Approx. $10-12) Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Stamped Earrings Class

          Learn to create wonderful and fun stamped earrings! 

          $30 Class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Torch Days! Learn to Create Glass Beads: 

          Occasionally we have Torch Day, an opportunity to try your hand at lampworking glass beads. Steve will teach basic techniques as well as a few fun tricks. If you need to learn about setting up your torch, just let Steve know and he can help with that as well! Beads will be annealed overnight in the kiln, you can pick them up the next day.

          Each student has their own torch at which to work.  Two spaces available for each session. Sign up for one session (half day) or two sessions (whole day) if you'd like more time on the torch.

          $75 class plus materials( Approx $15 )  Two student maximum.                      

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          Traditional Pearl Knotting: 

          We will learn to knot pearls on silk and attach a clasp using bead tips, creating a finished pearl necklace or bracelet. Other finishing methods will be discussed, as well as pros and cons of knotting different beads.

          $45 class. Silk and bead tips included. Pearls and clasp are additional (from $5-50 avg.) Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Tree of Life: 

          Learn to create a beautiful wired tree pendant with a sparkle! Great for family trees!

          $30 class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Viking Weave Bracelet: 

          Learn the Viking Weave technique. This is an intermediate class; students should know how to do the basic wire wrap and basic crimping so we can focus on the weaving.

          Bracelets can be made to suit any style; copper, bronze, sterling or gold filled wire can be used. Beads can be any color you wish! Pictured is a raw black tourmaline crystal with onyx, rutilated quartz and sterling.

          $45 class. $20 and up for materials, depending on metals and beads. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Wire Wrapped Bracelet Class: 

          Learn to create a beautiful wire bracelet with wrapping techniques.

          $45 class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Wire Wrapped Pendant Class: 

          Steve is teaching his technique for wrapping stone pendants with sterling, copper, or gold-filled wire. This class has been a great success; everyone has been making beautiful focal pieces!

          $45 class. Materials: about $15 for 2 spools of copper/ base metal and a stone, or $20 for just enough sterling wire and a stone. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Wrapping Top Drilled Beads:  

           Learn to wrap top drilled beads for earrings and pendants. 
          $30 class plus materials. Two student minimum. 2.5 - 3 hr Class.

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          Our class deposits are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a class you signed up for the deposit can be moved towards another class of your choosing.

           

          High Tide Beads 843-686-4367

          Fall Hours: 
          Tuesday: 10 - 6
          Wednesday: 10 - 6
          Thursday: 10 - 5
          Friday: 10 - 6
          Saturday: 11 - 4