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Fall Workshops!

This is information about our current Make & Take classes. We will have two workshops as described below! To be sure you hear about our workshops, sign up for our Email blasts at! 



Mary Yaeger


Since completing her MFA in Textile Arts and Costume Design from UC Davis in 1996, Mary has been designing and selling her beaded designs and project kits at craft shows throughout the U.S. and on her website,


Mary’s designs combine bead weaving with a wide array of textile, jewelry-making and mixed media techniques. Her natural curiosity and keen sense of observation have led her to constantly experiment. She creates designs based on her original weave patterns, with boho and vintage flavors.

And Also. . .

Renée Raymond 

Renée Raymond has been teaching jewelry, crochet and knitting classes privately and at local adult schools since 2005. Students have attended her classes at West LA College, Culver City Adult School, Crafts on the Rocks, and The Bead Society meetings. She is a certified jewelry making instructor with Michaels’ chain of craft stores and a member of the Bead Society. In addition, she has over twelve years of experience teaching in the business world as a corporate trainer and possesses a bachelor’s degree in English and Speech with an emphasis in Secondary Education.

Join Renée in making a Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover!

Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover

October Bazaar Workshop!

Instructor: Renée Raymond

Beaded Christmas Ornament Cover

Express your creativity this holiday season by making your own beaded Christmas ornament cover. In this class, you’ll learn to craft this lovely, lacy beaded cover using only seed beads, a needle and thread. To make this beauty, you’ll use a circular “Horizontal Netting” stitch – an easy to learn technique which results in an all over fishnet design. For the finishing touch, you’ll add crystal fringe drops which add movement and sparkle to the piece when draped over an ornament. Once you learn how to make an ornament cover, you’ll no doubt want to create several in different colors for your holiday décor!


Sunday, October 14th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm


Veterans’ Memorial Building, Room B


Class fee: $39.00


Materials Fee: $10.00  Bring this payment to class.


Fee includes:

  • ornament cover beading kit
  • one 2 ½“ diameter ornament
  • one ornament display stand


Duration:  3 hours

Cockroach Stick Pin!

Got Enough Bugs in Your Life? Bead Some More. Make a Cockroach Stick Pin

Instructor: Mary Yaeger

Class description:

Make some lovely creepy crawlers in time for Halloween. Or wear them as a “Statement Piece” any time of year. These beads-and-wire bugs are lifelike, yet quick and easy to make!

Tools and other stuff to bring:

Lightweight wire cutters or nail clippers, small needle nose pliers (or you can borrow the teachers), 12-inch ruler and beading mat or small cloth.

Optional: magnifiers and a portable light. Your kit will have all the materials needed to make one stick pin.

Additional supplies and kits will be available for purchase in class.

Sunday, October 14th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Veterans’ Memorial Building, Room B

Class Fee:  $25

includes materials and instructions. Attendees will get a small kit worth $5.

Duration:  2 hours