Westchester County's BEST Bead Shop • 10 Cedar St. Dobbs Ferry, NY | 914-693-3399

Special Guest Instructors



 Melody MacDuffee


  Feb 2-5, 2017

                                     Classes & Trunk Show with African Beads

About Melody MacDuffee:

Melody MacDuffee, who comes from Alabama, started with fibre crochet.  She then included fine wire in her work and grew from there.  Melody is the author of a Lacy Wire Jewelry, Decorative Wire Findings and Boutique Bead and Wire Jewelry. Melody is also co-founded of Soul of Somanya (www.soulofsomanya.net).


Thur. Feb 2 (5-8 pm) or Fri. Feb 3 (12-3 pm)

Coiled Components - 3 hours class. 

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Fee $40 plus materials.

Coiling is easy when you use the right tool! Learn to create a variety of effects using a coiler and colorful wires and beads.

Fri. Feb 3, 2017

Faux Chainmail Earring Components - 3 hours class, 3:30 - 6:30 pm.

Level: Intermediate

Fee: $40 plus materials.

 Choose one of three earring designs to make in class and leave knowing how to make all three! This technique produces the effect of chainmail without the frustration of chasing dozens of tiny jump rings as (if you’re like me) they escape your pliers and go flying across the room.

  Sat. Feb 4, 2017

Chandelier Earring Components - 2 options avaialble.

3 hours class components only 10 am - 1 pm.

or 4 hours class completing earring. 10 am - 2 pm.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Fee: 3 hours $40 or 4 Hour $45

Chandelier earrings never go out of style! Learn to create customizable components that are light as air and adaptable to any number of shapes, sizes and looks.

Sat. Feb 4, 2017

Wire-By-The-Row Earrings- 4 hours 2:30 - 6:30 pm.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Fee: $50 plus materials.

Turn wires in various colors and finishes into lacy, lightweight earrings. Learn how to create the shape you desire—-triangular, diamond-shaped, square, round—-and how to emphasize and de-emphasize the individual colors to achieve the effect you are looking for.

Sun. Feb 5, 2017

Customizable Multi-Strand Spacer Bars and Connectors (components only)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced 4 hours 3 - 7 pm.

Fee: $50 plus materials.

Learn to make these customizable spiral spacer bars and connectors, as well spiral wire beads, jump-ring spacers, and a simple hook & eye clasp, all using nothing but wire and three basic hand tools—-no heat required




    October 7- 8 , 2017

Amy Katz  


About Amy Katz:
Amy Katz has been part of the world of seed beads since 1993 as a student, teacher and designer. Her admiration for high-end jewelry pieces is her inspiration. As her commitment to her own designs grew, Amy made the decision to give them a fine jewelry look using seed beads, crystals, pearls and other elegant materials. Using imagination, this vision has come to life as her signature style. Amy is a national teacher with a passion for sharing her love of the work. She is also the co-author of Beading Across America and author of Seed Bead Chic.


 The class schedules are coming!