Registration begins Monday September 8 at 10:00 AM.

We hate to disappoint you by canceling a class. We cancel classes when we don't have enough students. Our policy is to make a decision about canceling a class three days in advance of the date of the class. Please register earlier than this if possible, to help us hold the class you'd like to take!

Fig Tree Bark Beads from Rwanda -January 16 - 17

Fig Tree Bark Beads from Rwanda at Star's Beads

Elaine Robnett Moore will be bringing a gorgeous array of handmade beads from Rwanda. She works closely with Innocent Nkurunziza, a phenomenal artist, painter, teacher, and community organizer who really thinks outside the box. Elaine was fascinated with beads he had designed using the formula for paper beads but applying it to new and different materials.

Fig Tree Bark Beads at Star's Beads

The URBAN Beader & Keiu are back! February 20 - 22

The Urban Beader is a jewelry supply and tool company specializing in Metal Stamping tools. They manufacture and distribute the finest in jewelry making supplies, and the most well designed, trendiest Decorative, Script, Greek Alphabet Stamps in the world of Metal Stamping! They also provide riveting tools and materials for your cold connection needs, jewelry making tools, metal blanks and beautifully made luxurious silk tool totes to carry your tools in style! Classes will be offered for a hands on experience. Find Keiu's classes in the Metal section.

New Layout

To help you find the classes that you want, we have established new categories for your ease. Please note that NEW classes are listed under the various categories instead of one section. The new classes are listed first under each category and highlighted with an asterisk (*). The Categories are:

  • Assorted (A)
  • Chain Maille (CM)
  • Gemology (GE)
  • Glass (GL)
  • Kumihimo & Macrame (KM)
  • Metal (M)
  • Metal Clay (MM)
  • Mixed Media (P)
  • Polymer Clay (MC)
  • Seed Bead (SB)
  • Wire Working (WW)
  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the Star's Beads website. Welcome!

    Star's Beads has served the Washington, DC Metro Area for 16 amazing years. We're located at 139 A Church Street, NW, Vienna, Virginia about 12 miles from Washington, DC. (Get directions!) We offer 1200 square feet of glass beads, jewelry, freshwater pearls, crystals, seedbeads, and beading classes. We also offer a wide selection of clasps and chain through

    $25 One-Hour Beginning Jewelry Tutorial

    Do you want make a simple necklace, bracelet, or earrings but feel like you don't have time to learn? Let Star's Beads show you that you do have time. With a few simple techniques from our excellent instructors, soon you'll be wearing your own handmade creations. Let us help you get started... but we warn you, beading is addictive!

    Times and dates are flexible. Kit included along with take home instructions. Please contact us or ask a sales associate in the shop for more information or to schedule your one-on-one instruction.

    Beading Table in the Shop!

    Please feel welcome to bring your projects to the shop and bead at the table provided. Enjoy complimentary beading boards, tools, and help from the sales assistants whenever possible! Weekdays are better for more personalized attention from our personnel.

    Materials for Classes

    Besides the charges listed in this newsletter, most classes also require that the student purchase or bring supplies. A confirmation/supply list is given at the time of registration. The supply needs are included on that sheet. Some classes may also have a supply or kit fee. See below.

    Supply and Kit Fees

    As you can see from the class listings, many classes have a supply or a kit fee. These fees are payable to the instructor on the day of the class. Most of our instructors are not able to take credit cards for these fees, so we ask that you use cash or checks for payment. Your cooperation is appreciated!

    Tools for Classes

    We encourage students to purchase or bring their own tools for classes. However, we do have basic tools to loan out to students for use in class. Please arrange for this in the shop prior to the start of the class.


    Traffic in our region can be awful! Please allow yourself plenty of time to get to class. Late arrivals make it difficult for our other students and instructors.

    Snow Policy

    When Fairfax Co. schools are closed, classes are cancelled unless notified otherwise. If it snows on a weekend, we will notify you early if class is cancelled.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 3 days prior to the class, a check for the cost of the class minus $5.00 will be given. A cancellation without 3 days notice can't be refunded.

    This newsletter of classes has been compiled and scheduled by Beverlee Stafford. If you would like to propose a class, please contact her at

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    Contact Us

    139 A Church Street NW
    Vienna, VA 22180

    Phone: 703-938-7018
    Fax: 703-938-0541


    OPEN 7 days a week!
    Monday-Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
    Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm
    Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm