Classes/lessons are held at either Lush Beads, Chelmsford High School as part of the Chelmsford Community Education (CommEd) program, or Carlisle Town Hall as part of the Carlisle Recreation Department program. Classes being taught outside of Lush Beads require that you register directly with the program.
Please note that, unless otherwise stated, prices do NOT include materials.
For a calendar overview of our classes, click here.
If you can't find anything that fits your schedule, please contact us for a private lesson! $35 for 1.5 hours of individualized instruction. Bring a friend and it is $25 each.
Get a general overview of beads and beading supplies, and make a necklace or bracelet using beading wire and crimps. You will leave with a finished piece!
Take the next step and learn the secrets to stringing and finishing a multi-strand necklace.
Learn the basics for making simple earrings in this quick and easy class. Basic loops as well as wrapped loops will be discussed.
Add to your basic earring making skill set with this intermediate level class. Learn how to make cluster earrings and how to design beautiful tassels and chandeliers.
Learn peyote stitch and some fun embellishments to make this luxurious cuff. It isn't as complicated as it looks! This is a two session class.
Use the netting stitch to create an elegant cover for a clear glass ball ornament. During week 2 of this class, we will embellish our ornament. $40.
Get your feet wet with brick stitch and make this lovely piece to adorn your wrist. Great for beadweaving beginners and intermediate students! 2 hours, $20.
Learn irregularly-shaped brick stitch and create some fun holiday earrings! Exact project will depend on the date of the class.
These sweet little gem of a bracelet is a breeze! This project is a great way to introduce yourself to right-angle weave.
Spend a fun evening learning to make spiders and bugs! These little critters make great desk decorations and are quite the conversation pieces. Perfect for Halloween! Put some of those big beads to use.
Ndebele (also called herringbone) is a unique and versatile stitch that makes a stunning bracelet. Learn the flat version of this stitch and create a great cuff.
Make this delicate chain choker that is also the base for the coraling necklace. Can also be done as a bracelet.
This airy cuff bracelet is soft and supple. Use a button for the toggle, or fashion your own using beads!
Join us for a business workshop in which we discuss tips and tricks to taking excellent photographs of your jewelry. Jewelry is one of the hardest things to photograph well. Owner Liz Stewart will share her secrets with you. Please bring a camera and be prepared to learn more about it!
Join us at this business workshop where we discuss how to price your jewelry - what should be your wholesale prices, what should be your retail prices, and what to do when your prices are just too high for the market to bear!
Learn peyote stitch and make a bracelet that feels like fabric! The basic even-count stitch will be taught, as well as a brief primer on how to read a Peyote stitch graph.
Learn square stitch and embellish this dynamite cuff bracelet that will garner many compliments!
Explore different materials and textures in this fun and interesting class. After choosing a pendant as the centerpiece, we will mix fiber strands, chain, bead strands, and more into a funky and fascinating piece of jewelry.
Advance your spiral stitch skills and take on this more complex and gorgeous bracelet. Continue stitching and it makes a stunning necklace. You will learn this more complicated stitch and how to finish the ends of your piece. Note: This is not a piece that will be finished during the class.
The famous "Hugs and Kisses" bracelet design finally makes its way to Lush Beads. Join us in working right angle weave with embellishments to make this stunner.
Learn to make easy beaded beads that you can join together into a special bracelet or necklace. We will be doing beaded beads in even-count peyote stitch, and right-angle weave.
This is a quick and versatile stitch that makes great bracelets and necklaces. Looks like the more complex bead crochet, but takes a lot less time. Great for beginners!
This project is great for advanced students who are looking to expand their 3-dimensional right-angle weave skills. This project isn't easy, but that makes it all the more satisfying when you finish it! Turn your finished item into a pendant or a brooch.
Beaded eyeglass leashes and badge holders are all the rage these days! Make one to go with every outfit. Basic stringing techniques will be used in this class.
This bracelet will remind you of spring! Use this class to learn how to create and interpret peyote graphs.
Get your feet wet learning right-angle weave and make this lovely bracelet you can finish in class! Even students who think they will hate beadweaving love this class.
Learn this quirky variation on spiral stitch to make this fun bracelet! Use Swarovski crystals for a high-end bling look, or Czech glass for a more everyday design.
Done in Swarovski or Czech glass, this bracelet is just lovely. Put your right-angle weave skills to the test with this 3-D design.
Triangle weave is a relative of right-angle weave, and allows you to make some lovely designs like the floral motif shown above.
Create this quick and fabulous pendant in 2 hours! An original design by Lush Beads friend and bead weaver Kathy Myers.
Like jewelry but don't want anything heavy? Prefer your beads to look like they are floating on your neck? This is the class for you. We will learn how to use Illusion cord to achieve this effect and create a stunning necklace!
This is a quick and fun project to get your feet wet in the beadweaving world. Use Swarovski crystals for a glam look, or Czech glass for a more everyday piece. Learn right-angle weave and open up a whole other beading world!
Jazz up your Christmas wardrobe with these adorable earrings! Learn the basics of Brick Stitch and embellishment and walk away with something for yourself or a friend.
Learn a new stitch while making this delicate bracelet! We will be learning the Biva chain.
Using a variation on daisy chain, learn to make this sweet anklet just in time for summer!
Use bugle beads, seed beads, and firepolish crystals to create this airy bracelet. Add extra rows for an even wider cuff! This is a 2-week class.
Create a unique pendant by encasing a cabochon in beadwork. Then string together beads, chain, fibers, cord, or whatever you like to finish it off. This two week class shows you how!
These little stars and snowflakes make excellent ornaments for your miniature tree, or fun package and bag decorations for your holiday gifts. You can expect to make at least 3 different versions during class.
Looking to sell at craft shows but not sure how to go about it or what to expect? This is the class for you. Learn about different types of craft shows, how to find them, how to prepare for the day, and what to expect on craft show day.
This class is for the person who is looking to sell their finished jewelry on Etsy. Learn what you need to get your online shop off on the right foot!
Also called "Basic Beaded Jewelrymaking". Learn basic beaded jewelrymaking techniques in this 2 week class. First week: Learn about different types of beads, findings, stringing materials, and tools, then string a necklace or bracelet on beading wire. You will learn crimping techniques. Second week: Learn how to make loops with wire so you can make your own earrings.
Take your beadweaving skills up a notch by making this tubular peyote bangle with embellishments. This is a 2 week class, and you should plan to work on your bracelet in between classes.
Explore color and texture when you make this curvy bracelet. A perfect project for students looking to take their basic beadweaving skills to the next level.
Like spirals but looking for a change of pace? Give Russian spiral a try and create this fun piece. Students will learn all they need to finish this piece at home.
Take your peyote stitch skills to the next level and learn tubular peyote. This bracelet works up relatively quickly using the two-drop peyote stitch in the round.
Take your ndebele (herringbone) stitch skills to the next level and learn the tubular version of this stitch. This is a fun one to experiment with stripes, diagonals, and more!
Looking to improve your finishing techniques, or learn some new ones? This class will teach you how. We will work with single and multi-strand pieces strung on beading wire as well as thread/silk, and we'll also look at finishing leather and satin cording.
Learn coraling technique and make these fun earrings perfect for the beach! Students can expect to complete one earring during class.
Liven up your Halloween with these intricate beaded spider earrings. You will be the belle of the Halloween ball!
Have some fun with bugle beads in this twisting and turning bracelet design. Go for a casual or an elegant look using the same stitch.
Looking for an elegant piece of jewelry for a special occasion? This is the class for you. Learn to make this fancy embellished pearl cuff during this 2 week class.