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
March 7th - 16th
Unicorne Beads Trunk Show Box
Unicorne Beads designs, fabricates and produces each lamp worked bead by hand with borosilicate (hard glass) in the US. The glass used in producing our beads is a special mixture from the Czech Republic, Italian and American glass manufacturers. Their color combinations and innovation are unmatched! Come see for yourself!
Friday & Saturday April 4th - 5th
Bead Goes On Trunk Show Event
Always bringing beads that are a tantalizing glimpse of exotic cultures, each with its own artistic tradition: Hill Tribe silver pendants and charms from Thailand, lampwork beads from Java, seed beads and ethnic jewelry from Nepal, glass beads from Indonesia, beaded beads from Bali. Come see their treasures from around the world!
Bead Swap - Sunday April 27th
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
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
Back by popular demand, lucite! Lucite is lightweight, colorful, beautiful and affordable! It is the perfect addition for your spring and summer jewelry!
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 www.starsclasps.com.
Fall/ Winter 2013 Newsletter
Classes this Fall/ Winter
This term there are 98 classes, 44 are new! Star is offering the following classes this session:
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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139 A Church Street NW
Vienna, VA 22180
OPEN 7 days a week!