Registration begins Monday, January 6th 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!

Trunk Shows and Special Events

Bead Swap - Sunday April 27th

Bead Swap at Star's Beads

This is Kay's favorite event. Dig out those beads you will never use again and bring them to the shop on Sunday, April 27 from 12:00 to 4:00. Someone will love your treasure, and you will go home with new beads.

Sunday April 27th

Gold & Silver Party

Gold and Silver Party at Star's Beads

How does it work? It's easy... do you have the following? Unwanted, out of style gold, broken or missing pieces, brooches and pins, kinked chains, class rings, cuff links. Are you interested in selling a diamond, a family heirloom, or an antique bracelet? Come get a free evaluation with no obligation or get paid on the spot. NovaGold is a trusted local source for estate transactions and we are happy to have them back. *No scrap silver please.

May 1st - 11th

Lucite Trunk Show Box

Lucite at Star's Beads

Back by popular demand, lucite! Lucite is lightweight, colorful, beautiful and affordable! It is the perfect addition for your spring and summer jewelry!


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

Fall/ Winter 2013 Newsletter

Here's our newsletter about upcoming events and classes. In order to take classes, you must register. Registration begins Monday, January 6th at 10:00 AM.

Classes this Fall/ Winter

This term there are 98 classes, 44 are new! Star is offering the following classes this session:

Registration Begins!

Monday, January 6th at 10:00 AM.

There are three ways to register. Mail a check with a note designating the class(es) along with your phone number and return information, call 703 938-7018 to register by phone with a credit card, or come in person. A supply list will be given or mailed.

$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