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- May 18, 10:30-4pm
Sat- June 15, 10:30-4pm
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- May 18, 10:30-4pm REGISTER
Sat- June 15, 10:30-4pm REGISTER
Sat- July 20, 10:30-4pm REGISTER


Basic Jewelry Making
Wed- May 29, 4:30pm-7pm
Sat- June 29, 10:30-1pm
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.

 

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



Wire Wrapping 101
Sat- May 25, 10:30am-1pm
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- May 25, 10:30am-1pm REGISTER
Sat- July 13, 10:30am-1pm REGISTER



Intermediate Wire Wrapping
Sat- June 8, 10:30am-1pm
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.

 

Sat- June 8, 10:30am-1pm REGISTER
Wed- July 17, 4:30pm-7pm REGISTER

 

Making Findings
Wed- June 5, 4:30pm-7pm
Wed- July 24, 4:30pm-7pm

Learn to make your own findings including clasps, chain links, caps, etc. using wire.

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- June 5, 4:30pm-7pm REGISTER
Wed- July 24, 4:30pm-7pm REGISTER

 


Bead Crochet
Wed- June 19, 4:30pm-7pm

In This class you will learn to create a basic crochet chain, a crocheted closure, as well as how to incorporate a variety of beads into a crocheted chain. The necklace will be approximately 36 inches lond and may be worn long or doubled around the neck. We will be using a variety of mixed sizes, colors, and textures of beads.

Student provides scissors.

Note: No crochet experience needed.


KIT ($8): Crocket hook, crochet thread

KIT ($6): 100 beads, 2 sizes

$30 class fee plus $14 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley




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

 

Wed- June 19, 4:30pm-7pm



Beaded Kumihimo Braid
Sat- June 29, 1:30pm-4pm

Make intricately woven and braided cords using this time-honoured Japanese art form.

KIT ($25): 8 bobbins with weight, 1 kumihimo disk, approximately 100 3-4mm beads, 2 cones, clasp, 6ft S-lon cord.

$30 class fee plus $25 material fee
Instructors: Jeanette Easley

 



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

 

Sat- June 29, 1:30pm-4pm REGISTER


 

Viking Knit
Sat- June 8, 1:30pm-4pm

You will learn to weave a bracelet or a necklace usingwire 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.

 

Sat- June 8, 1:30pm-4pm REGISTER




Jewelry Making for Kids
Sat- May 25, 1:30pm-3pm
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- May 25, 1:30pm-3pm REGISTER
Sat- July 13, 1:30pm-3pm REGISTER



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Earth Energies & Crystal Healing


Intro to Crystals
Sat - June 1, 2019 10:30am-11:30am
Fri - June 28, 2019 5pm-6pm

An introduction to metaphysical and crystal healing.


Saturday June 1, 2019
10:30am-11:30am
FREE
Instructors: Shane Lesley

Friday June 28, 2019
5pm-6pm
FREE
Instructors: Shane Lesley


Register online:

 

June 1, 2019

June 28, 2019


Earth Energies & Crystal Healing Classes
Fri- May 31, 2019 5pm-6pm
Sat- June 22, 2019 10:30am-11:30am


Learn the history of chakras and how to heal imbalances in your own chakra systems. leave class with seven different chakra stones.


Friday May 31
5pm-6pm
$30 class fee
Instructors: Shane Lesley

Saturday June 22
10:30am-11:30 am
$30 class fee
Instructors: Shane Lesley



Register online:

 

May 31, 2019

June 22, 2019

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