Bead Bistro
2501 S. WS Young, Dr, Suite 311
Killeen, TX  76542
Store Hours | Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday Closed

Private Classes

We appreciate that our schedule may not be the same as yours, which is why we offer 'A la carte' classes.  We will arrange the class of your choice on a day and time that works best for you.  


Is there a technique you want to learn that isn't offered this session?  Are you only available Saturday afternoon?  Let Us Know, and we'll get you the class you want, when you want it!

Bead Bistro
2501 S. WS Young Dr, Suite 311
Killeen, TX  76542


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 Stringing a One Strand Necklace 
Skills/Techniques:  In this class you will learn how to professionally begin and end a one strand necklace. We will begin with identifying the few tools you really need to accomplish this task and the components you must absolutely use to make your finished product look and feel “Handmade” and not “Homemade”. Then you will learn how to properly crimp and use the components discussed. You will be an expert at crimping by the time we walk into the shop to choose the beads you will use to make your creation.  ... (view full description)
Three hour class
 Intensive Beginning Soldering 
Skills/Techniques:  In this 2 day class you will learn the ins and outs of soldering. You will leave with an understanding of what you did and the confidence to go forward after you leave. We will first go over torch and fuel safety and talk about the fuels available and the differences between them. You will learn the difference between the size of the flame and heat control, different soldering techniques such as pick soldering and sweat soldering and when to use them, how to bezel set a stone, how to solder small components without a ‘meltdown’ ... (view full description)
Two FULL day classes (9:30am - 5pm)
 Cuts Like Butt-uhh! - Jeweler’s Saw Class
Skills/Techniques:  Learn to cut various metals with a jewelers saw to create a pair of earrings and a pendant. Learn how to set a stone sawing the metal and using tabs as prongs.
Five hour class

 Soldered Spinner Ring
Skills/Techniques:  Learn how to calculate and then saw metal to your correct ring size, make and solder a straight joint, file and hand finish to "hide" your solder seam, and texture and dap.  A butane torch will be utilized in this class.
Seven hour class


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