December is here!


Every weekend before Christmas we will be having workshops and pop up shops by local artists.

CLICK HERE for the latest schedule of events or to sign up for a workshop!

THIS Saturday

December 16th (12:00 – 4:00)

Make &  Take with Mardi Trout and POP UP shop with Mary Soucy of Bead Me a Story

FREE introduction to chainmaille. 

You just pick the kit! 

Choose from any of our $6.00 – $10.00 mini projects and Mardi and Mary will help you through the step to make amazing chain maille jewelry. There will be earrings or ring kits available to try plus once you are hooked, you can stock up on a ton of other fun pre made kits! They make great gifts too for your beading friends and family.

Cost is whatever project you choose. All other tools and materials will be provided.

THIS Sunday

December 17th (11:00 – 4:00)

The Captured Muse Trunk Show & Metal Workshop

Meet Charles. Star’s Beads metal man who has can teach you to transform metal into art and since he a local art teacher and photographer, he has an eye for color and details. He will be showing you his wearable artwork along with teaching you the basics of soldering. Sign up for his Rings of Fire workshop here. ONE DAY ONLY!

SURPRISE! Star’s Beads is having a spontaneous trunk show with Star’s Clasps! Did you know Star’s Beads has another facet of their business? They also design , create and manufacture designer clasps and components. Star’s Clasps has been distributing their creative components all over the world for almost two decades! They travel to trade shows across the country to show off what you get right here locally, 7 days a week at Star’s Beads!

Bead happy if you are local because Star’s Clasps is giving the Star’s Beads community a sneak peak of the latest designs before heading Tucson. Arizona for the largest jewelry show in the country! Be sure to stop by if you are in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. We hope to see you there!

Can you believe it? 2017 is almost over so let’s make this last month count! Join us for Pop Up Shops with local artisans & workshops all month long.

Remember Star’s Beads has the perfect gifts for your holiday season. ☃️ Take advantage of the many ready made gifts we make or use our back table to get your own holiday projects finished! Are you home for the holidays? There are a load of classes being offered the week after Christmas and don’t forget to ask for a Star’s Beads gift certificate from all your friends and family!




Diane Dennis is a self-taught seed-bead jewelry artist, beading since 1999 and has been teaching her beadwork designs since 2003. Diane teaches locally in Washington, DC area, and also for various bead societies’ and for bead shops as a guest instructor, as well as teaching for Bead Fest and the Bead and Button show. Diane has been featured in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads advertising and has been a contest winner, she has been published in Beadwork, Bead & Button Magazines, Artisan Jewelry Times and Perlen Poesie. Her piece Star Light Star Bright appears in the Lark publication Showcase 500 Necklaces, which you can find all at Star’s Beads!

She will be featuring her gorgeous work along with teaching you how for ONE DAY ONLY! Take advantage of this amazing opportunity. She will be teaching A Piece of Cake and Fun with Bezels, click here to see our listing of workshops.