Unplug from the stress of work and engage the right side of your brain with a creative class at Mama's Minerals! Pearl Knotting, Beading, and Wire Wrapping are all great skills for making jewelry that will spice up your outfits at the office or help you glam up for a night on the town.

Not interested in making jewelry? What about Metaphysical classes? We have fun and educational classes for kids, too! Check out our large variety of classes to find something fun for everyone in the family.

We conduct public classes at our Albuquerque store, and periodically we offer classes at our Santa Fe store, too. Space is limited, so please be sure to sign up well in advance. We also host birthday parties with fun activities for kids; choose either "Make Your Own Mineral and Fossil Kit" or "Create Your Own Necklace." See more information and make a reservation.

For more information or to sign up for a class, please call us at 505-266-8443.

Also check out our Events Calendar for upcoming gem and mineral and beading shows, as well as our annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Alternative Health Fair, and Kids Day.


Beading / Jewelry Classes:

Schedule your own Private Class for individualized instruction. More information here.

Beading 101
Sat- July 20, 10:30-4pm

Beading 101 – Bead it Yourself!!
Not your ordinary class!

This class will be comprehensive and for serious beginners. You will leave with a different understanding of the importance of beading throughout history and throughout the world. Only 12 people in the class, so don't miss out on getting a seat. Register today!

Class includes: History of beads, color theory, elements of design. You will receive a Bead Society tote bag with everything you need to get started making jewelry. The kit has a $50.00 value. We will break to go shopping in the store, to eat lunch and then the afternoon is filled with actually making your necklace, including crimping and adding a toggle clasp. You will wear your necklace home.
Water and coffee available.

Saturday Classes
10:30am-4pm
$100 class fee includes kit
Instructors:
Patti Farley, Julie Fear, and
Julie Goddard



Class Reviews:

"A wonderful experience" "Lot's of fun" "Instructors were superb" "Great fun and quite informative"

"... worth the money..." "...would recommend to all my friends!"

For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register:

 

Sat- July 20, 10:30-4pm REGISTER


Basic Jewelry Making
Wed- July 27, 4:30pm-7pm

Learn to design and create a necklace or a bracelet using beads. you will learn how to create an interesting composition, what stringing materials to use , crimping and clasping techniques.

 

Student must bring or purchase:

(10) 2x2mm crimp beads

Soft Flex Breading wire (at least 2ft)

Clasp of choice

Beads of your choice (enough to complete a necklace of your desired length)

KIT: NO KIT PROVIDED

$15 class fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley



For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register.

 

Sat- June 29, 10:30-1pm REGISTER
Wed- July 27, 4:30pm-7pm REGISTER



Wire Wrapping 101
Sat- July 13, 10:30am-1pm

Do you love stones, beads, fossils, or gems? Ever wish you could wear those beloved objects?


Learn to make all the parts needed to create your own professional quality jewelry. Practice using wire, tools, stones, and beads. Add to your own jewelry box, make fabulous gifts or begin your own jewelry business. You will leave this class with an abundance of design ideas, sample parts and a finished pendant. Bring your own favorite stone, or select from the class supplies.

KIT 1 ($5): 20 & 22 gauge wire, 14 & 16 heavy gauge wire (copper plated brass)

CHARMS ($2): cabachons, rocks, sea glass, beads, glue, charms

TOOL Loan (provided by Mama's Minerals): needle nose pliers, wire cutters, round nose pliers, crimp tool

$40 class fee plus $7 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley



For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register.


Sat- July 13, 10:30am-1pm REGISTER



Intermediate Wire Wrapping
Wed- July 17, 4:30pm-7pm


Do you love stones, beads, fossils, or gems? Ever wish you could wear those beloved objects?


Learn to make all the parts needed to create your own professional quality jewelry. Practice using wire, tools, stones, and beads. Add to your own jewelry box, make fabulous gifts or begin your own jewelry business. You will leave this class with an abundance of design ideas, sample parts and a finished pendant. Bring your own favorite stone, or select from the class supplies.

Tool Loan (provided by Mama's Minerals): needle nose pliers, wire cutters, round nose pliers, crimp tool.

$40 class fee plus $7 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley



For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register.

 

Wed- July 17, 4:30pm-7pm REGISTER

 

Making Findings
Wed- July 24, 4:30pm-7pm

Learn to make your own findings in

KIT 1 ($4): 20 & 22 gauge wire, 14 & 16 heavy gauge wire (copper plated brass)

BEADS ($2)

TOOL Loan (provided by Mama's Minerals): needle nose pliers, wire cutters, round nose pliers, crimp tool

$40 class fee plus $6 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley




For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register.

 

Wed- July 24, 4:30pm-7pm REGISTER

Viking Knit

You will learn to weave a bracelet or a necklace using wire and a dowel. Really beautiful end result.

KIT ($3): Bead caps, wire, clasps

Dowel ($2)

$40 class fee plus $5 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley




For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register.

 





Wave Bracelet
Sat- August 3, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

Learn to design and string a necklace or bracelet including beads and learn how to crimp and attach a clasp to complete your design.

What to bring: Beading Needles( Size 10 or 11), Beading Thread (Nymo, One-G, Fireline, or Nanofil), Beading surface, and Scissors


$35 class fee plus $50 material fee
Instructors: Terri Kirby

 


For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register.

 

Sat- August 3, 10:30 am-2:30 pm REGISTER




Peyote Stitch Bracelet

Wed- August 14th, 4pm-7pm

In this class you will learn to make a flat Peyote stitch Bracelet (even count). You will also learn how to attach a metal clasp of your choice to your complete bracelet. Beaded clasp will be discussed and demo as well. You may not complete your bracelet during class, but will leave with the skills to complete the bracelet on your own.

KIT Includes: all beads, beading needle, spool of beading thread

$40 class fee plus $15 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley


 

For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexicowebsite or to register.

 

Wed- August 14th, 4pm-7pm REGISTER



Riveting Pendant 
Sat- August 17, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

In this class you will create a one of a kind copper pendant. The pendant will be made by cutting and layering various textured pieces of copper together. Several types of rivets (tubes, wire, standard) as well as tolls will be discussed and demonstrated during the class.

KIT Includes: various pieces of copper sheet, rivets, jump rings, and leather or linen cord for your pendant

$35 class fee plus $10 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley

 



For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexicowebsite or to register.

 

Sat- August 17, 10:30 am-12:30 pm  REGISTER


Painted Gourd Pendant 

Sat- August 17, 1:30pm-4pm

KIT Includes: all components needed to create your necklace

Students will need to bring a Farber Fine Point Pitt Pen (Hobby Lobby or Michaels) to draw with

$40 class fee plus $15 material fee
Instructors: Barbara Lewis

 


For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexicowebsite or to register.

 

Sat- August 17, 1:30pm-4pm REGISTER


Sparkly Wheels 
Sat- August 24, 10:30 am-1pm

Beaded wheels are a fun beaded circle made up of 4mm round stones and size 11 seed beads. They are easy to make and have a "wow" factor that is sure to impress people. the seed beads can either be the same color as the 4mm beads or they can contrast for a bolder look. A wheel can easily be put onto a chain or cord to wear as a necklace. A few wheels can be sewn together to make a bracelet, or french wire can be added to two wheels to make a pair of earrings. 

Beaders should bring: a beading mat, beading needles, favorite thread, and scissors

$35 class fee plus $5 material fee
Instructors: Nan Card

 


For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexicowebsite or to register.

 

Sat- August 24, 10:30 am-1pm REGISTER


Jewelry Making for Kids
Sat- July 13, 1:30pm-3pm

Learn to design and string a necklace or bracelet including beads and learn how to crimp and attach a clasp to complete your design.

KIT ($5): bead strand, stringing kit, spacer beads

TOOL Loan (provided by Mama's Minerals): needle nose pliers, wire cutters, round nose pliers, crimp tool

10 class fee plus $5 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley

 



For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register.

 

Sat- July 13, 1:30pm-3pm REGISTER


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Earth Energies & Crystal Healing




Gridding


Saturday July 20, 2019
10:30am-11:30am
$30 class fee

Instructors: Shane Lesley



Register online:

 

July 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am


Intro to Crystals
Sat- July20, 2019 11:30am-12:30am





Saturday July 20
11:30am-12:30 pm
FREE
Instructors: Shane Lesley



Register online:

 

July 20, 11:30am - 12:30pm

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