For Kids
Kids are wonderfully creative, and just like adults they enjoy beads for their beauty and texture. Birthday parties are fun, but scroll down to see more information about scout groups and other special activities during holidays.

Children's Parties
Celebrate your child's birthday at Bead In Hand for two hours of fun and sparkle. Children may even learn a thing or two as they design and make their own beaded item.
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Birthday Party Particulars
for ages 6 to 15
A two-hour party includes:
  • All materials for making the beaded item of your choice
  • An experienced instructor
  • Plates, cups, napkins and utensils available
  • Party favors
Cost
$45 plus $15 per person (minimum 4, maximum 10, including the birthday child). A $45 deposit is required to hold your space.

Party Projects
Click on this link to see project choices, photos and other particulars.
Scheduling
Parties are held during regular store hours, and the birthday child selects the project her or his guests will make. You can schedule the party by phone, but you and your child should come to the shop at least one week prior to select the project and, if necessary, some of the beads her or his guests will be using. Go to our CALENDAR to view some available times -- but call to confirm, as other times may be available and things can change.

Food
The project usually lasts an hour and fifteen minutes, so there is plenty of time for cake & ice cream or pizza (but not usually both) or opening presents. Plan your food delivery accordingly (about an hour after the party starts. We always do the project first). You may bring your own food and/or order pizza. We have a small stove, refrigerator and freezer for your use as well. We also have generic plates, cups, silverware and serving utensils that you are welcome to use.
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Scout Groups
We have several projects available for scout groups to fulfill their jewelry making badge. Because our space is limited to a maximum of 10, larger troops might want to schedule two events which can be the same day or separate days. Call us to discuss the options. Keep reading for project details.
Scout Group Particulars
for ages 6 and up
A 1 1/2 hour event includes all materials for the chosen project with an experienced instructor.

Cost
$30 plus $10 per person (minimum 4, maximum 10).
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​Project Descriptions
Skills Learned

Single Strand Bracelet (age 6 and up)
Students make a single strand bracelet using flexible beading wire finished with crimp beads. Students learn to work with beading wire, pliers and small glass beads.

  • Tools of the trade
  • Finishing techniques
  • Making sparkling gifts
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Single strand bracelet

Bead & Ring Wrap Bracelet (age 8 and up)
Students work with waxed linen, seed beads and soldered rings to make these trendy bracelets.
  • Combining materials
  • Knotting
  • Creating patterns
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Bead & ring wrap bracelet with two colors

Shamballa Bracelet (age 8 and up)
Students learn the basic macramé square knot for spacing between beads and to create an adjustable closure.
  • Jewelry from other cultures
  • Macramé knotting
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Shamballa bracelet

Hammered Wire, Bead & Feather Dangles (age 10 and up)
Students learn to hammer wire to make their own headpins, adding beads and making simple or wrapped loops. They'll use thinner gauge wire to wrap feathers for additional dangles and string all of them onto a waxed cotton cord.
  • Learning about headpins and wire gauges
  • Hammering wire to shape it
  • Making loops with wire
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Wire wrapped feather dangles
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Hammered wire headpins

Wire & Bead Ring (age 10 and up)
Students use wire to create a ring shank with a centered bead, and wrap the wire around the bead and shank for a secure and decorative piece.
  • Shaping and sizing wire for a ring
  • Learning about wire gauges
  • Adding beads to wire
  • Wrapping wire for stability
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Wire & bead rings