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Classes At Mama's Minerals

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 Crystal 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.

FREE Adult Basic Necklace-Making Class

Learn what materials to use, and how to properly finish off a professional-style necklace.

NOTE: Please see our required class materials list below.





Saturday, March 17
11am - 12:30pm 
with Jeanette Easley

Friday, April 13
5pm - 6:30pm
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, April 21
1pm - 2:30pm 
with Geri Verble

Saturday, April 28 
10am - 11:30am 
with Jeanette Easley

Friday, May 11
5pm - 6:30pm 
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, May 19
10am - 11:30am
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, May 26 
1pm - 2:30pm 
with Geri Verble


FREE Adult Basic Earring-Making Class

Using headpins and ear wires, learn the basics of how to make fun and versatile earrings.

NOTE: Please see our required class materials list below.



Saturday, March 17
12:30pm - 1pm
with Jeanette Easley

Friday, April 13
6:30pm - 7pm
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, April 21
2:30pm - 3pm
with Geri Verble

Saturday, April 28 
11:30am - 12pm 
with Jeanette Easley

Friday, May 11
6:30pm - 7pm
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, May 19
11:30am - 12pm
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, May 26 
2:30pm - 3pm
with Geri Verble

Adult Viking Knit Wire Weaving

with Jeanette Easley

Learn the Viking knit wire weaving method and go home with a gorgeous bracelet of your own creation. 

Viking Knit Wire Weaving Class with Jeanette Easley

$30 class fee + $7 materials

No classes scheduled at this time.



Wire Wrapping 101

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.



$40 class fee + $5 materials fee, due upon signup

Taught by Jeanette Easley
Learn more about Jeanette

Saturday, April 28
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Saturday, May 12
10am - 12pm



Adults Beaded Kumihimo

with Jeanette Easley

Make intricately woven and braided cords using this time-honored Japanese art form. You get to keep your materials which include a Kumihimo disc, bobbins, a weight, a toggle, and two cones!

$30 class fee + $10 materials

No classes scheduled at this time.


Ages 12 & Up St. Patty's Day Themed Beaded Macrame Bracelet

with Jeanette Easley

Learn how to create a beaded macrame bracelet, specially designed for St. Patty's Day!

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$30 class fee + $5 materials

Saturday, March 17 - 1pm-3pm



Pearl Knotting

with Jeanette Easley

Learn how to create and go home with a beautiful silk knotted pearl necklace!


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$30 class fee + $10 materials

Saturday, May 19 
12:30pm - 2:30pm 




Stone Carving & Knapping Classes:

Stone Knapping — with Isleta Stone Artist Edwin Lente

Consists of two 3-hour sessions held over two consecutive days. Sessions will be held outdoors, so bring a water bottle and dress appropriately.

flint knapping, stone knapping

Session 1 - Basic Stone Knapping: Percussion Points - Learn to precisely strike large flakes off of a core (parent rock) and then shape those flakes into an intended arrowhead, blade or tool.

Session 2 - Advanced Stone Knapping: Pressure Flaking a Percussion Point - Continue working your percussion points into desired shapes & intricate designs using more skilled methods and advanced tools.

Students are required to enroll in both sessions. Required “homework” after the first session includes practicing on your own at home.

Space is limited. Please call Mama’s Minerals at 505-266-8443 to reserve seating. Class is subject to cancellation if enrollment quota is not achieved.

For students 16 years old and up.

$150 class fee + $20 materials fee – INCLUDES A TOOL KIT WHICH IS YOURS TO KEEP.


No classes scheduled at this time.



Earth Energies & Crystal Healing Classes:


FREE Intro to Crystals

with Shane Lesley

An introduction to metaphysics and crystal healing.

Saturday, April 7 
11:30am -12:30pm

Saturday, April 14
11:30am - 12:30pm


Saturday, May 5
11:30am - 12:30pm

Saturday, May 12
12:30pm - 1:30pm


The Art of Energy Work

with Shane Lesley

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


$30 class fee

Saturday, April 7
12:30pm - 2pm 

Saturday, May 12
2pm - 3:30pm



Gridding 101

with Shane Lesley

Learn the uses of intention, sacred geometry, and crystal patterns to direct the energy of grids and transform your life. Go home with twelve different stones to start your own grid work!


$30 class fee

Saturday, April 14 
12:30pm - 2pm 

Saturday, May 26
11am - 12:30pm 




Kids Classes:

Schedule a Private Class for individualized instruction for your children. More information here.



Spring Break Kids Camp


Monday, March 26

FREE Kids’ Rock! Geology Class — 10am-11am

$10 class fee + $3 materials Shark Tooth Pendant — 11am-12pm

$10 class fee Beaded Wire Wrap Ring — 12pm-1pm

$10 class fee + $7 materials Fish Wind Chime — 1pm-2pm

 

Tuesday, March 27

FREE Future Paleontologists Class — 10am-11am

$10 class fee + $6 materials Bird or Flower Garden Stake — 11am-12pm

$10 class fee + $3 materials Memory-Wire Bracelets — 12pm-1pm

$10 class fee + $3 materials Basic Jewelry Class — 1pm-2pm

 

Wednesday, March 28

FREE Kids’ Rock! Geology Class — 10am-11am

$10 class fee + $5 materials Beaded Macramé Bracelet — 11am-12pm

$10 class fee + $6 materials Beaded Wire Flower — 12pm-1pm

$10 class fee + $5 materials Fabric Jewelry Class — 1pm-2pm

 

 


Kids' Jewelry Making Class

Kids, make your own beaded jewelry to wear or give as gifts! Materials included for either one beaded necklace OR one bracelet.




Taught by Jeanette Easley

$15 class fee + $10 materials due upon signup 

No classes scheduled at this time. 


FREE Kids Rock! Geology Class

Our Kids' Geology Class introduces basic concepts of Geologic Time, the Rock Cycle, Types of Rocks, and best of all, a chance to see and learn about all the beautiful crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones! For children ages 4 and up. (Parents are of course welcome to stay and learn, too!)

Kids Rock Geology Class

FREE

Taught by Geologist David Mueller

Saturday, March 24
10am - 11am

Saturday, April 7
10am - 11am

Saturday, April 21
10am - 11am 

Saturday, May 5
10am - 11am 


 

Private Classes:

We are now offering private class sessions, including those listed below, as well as our regularly scheduled classes listed above. Call us at 505-266-8443 for pricing and to schedule a tailored-for-you class today.

Intermediate Wire Wrapping

Take your basic wire wrap skills to the next level by incorporating wire weaving into your designs. In this class you will learn several weaving techniques that can be used in various combinations to create a unique pendant.


Intermediate Wire Wrapping with Jeanette Easley

Please call us at 505-266-8443 for pricing and scheduling.

Taught by Jeanette Easley
Learn more about Jeanette


Advanced Wire Wrapping

Now that you have learned intermediate wire weaving techniques, learn to combine various woven pieces to create a unique wrapped stone or cabochon pendant.


Advanced Wire Wrapping with Jeanette Easley

Please call us at 505-266-8443 for pricing and scheduling.

Taught by Jeanette Easley
Learn more about Jeanette


Viking Knit Wire Weaving

Viking knit is not actually knitting at all—it is a weaving technique. In this class you will learn the five loop single and double strand technique, as well as how to use the draw plate to compress your weave and create a beautiful bracelet.

You may choose to work with either copper or silver plated 24 gauge wire. You will learn how to attach cones or end caps and a clasp to complete your bracelet.


Viking Knit Wire Weaving Class with Jeanette Easley

Please call us at 505-266-8443 for pricing and scheduling.

Taught by Jeanette Easley
Learn more about Jeanette


Pearl Knotting

In this class you will learn how to create a Silk Knotted Pearl Necklace (other large beads may be used instead of pearls). You will learn how to attach cord protectors to your silk cord. This class is taught using a beading awl and tweezers. Other knots will also be demonstrated which may be used on silk cord or leather to create unique jewelry.


Pearl Knotting Class with Jeanette Easley

Please call us at 505-266-8443 for pricing and scheduling.

Taught by Jeanette Easley
Learn more about Jeanette


Handmade Chains & Clasps

Learn to create the Basic S-hook clasp, the Hook and Eye Clasp, as well as different techniques used to create basic chain styles.



Please call us at 505-266-8443 for pricing and scheduling.

Taught by Jeanette Easley
Learn more about Jeanette


Basic Kumihimo

Learn basic 8-strand Kumihimo weaving using the Kumihimo disk and bobbins with leather. Learn how to finish your bracelet with cones or endcaps, and how to add clasps. The instructor will also demonstrate adding beads or other components to the finished bracelet.

Although leather Kumihimo works up quickly due to the size of each strand, this project may or may not be completed in class, depending on how quickly you work. Students not completing their bracelets during class will leave with the knowledge needed to complete the project at home.


Basic Kumihimo

Please call us at 505-266-8443 for pricing and scheduling.

Taught by Jeanette Easley
Learn more about Jeanette



 

Required Class Materials

Please review the following required materials lists for the following classes. If you do not have your own materials to bring to class, you can purchase them in the store.

Adults Basic Necklace Making:

(10) 2x2mm Crimp Beads
SoftFlex Beading Wire (at least 2 ft.)
Clasp of Your Choice
Beads of your choice (enough to complete a necklace of your desired length)

Tools (Provided During Class):
Wire Cutter
Crimp Tool
Bead Stopper(s)
Bead Board


Adults Basic Earring-making:

(24) Base Metal Head Pins (These are to practice with and discard. Spend as little money as possible on each head pin.)
(2+) French Ear Wires
Beads of your choice

Tools (Provided During Class):
Wire Cutter
Round Nose Pliers
Bead Board


 

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