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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.



Friday, October 6
5pm - 6:30 pm
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, October 7
1pm - 2:30pm
with Jeanette Easley

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

Saturday, November 4
1pm - 2:30pm
with Geri Verble

Friday, November 17
5pm - 6:30pm 
with Jeanette Easley


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.



Friday, October 6
6:30pm - 7pm 
with Jeanette Easley

Saturday, October 7
2:30pm - 3pm
with Jeanette Easley

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

Saturday, November 4
2:30pm - 3pm
with Geri Verble

Saturday, November 17
6:30pm - 7pm
with Jeanette Easley


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, October 21

11am - 1pm

Saturday, December 2

11am - 1pm


Holiday Gift-Making Workshops

with Jeanette Easley

Hammered Copper Ornament

Copper wire will be curved & hammered into a tree or other organic shape, then decorated with bead "ornaments". 

$15 class fee + $5 materials due upon signup

Saturday, November 18: 1:30pm - 3pm


Beaded Wire Gift Making

Learn to make a beaded wire shape. Great for tree ornaments, gift tags, or sun-catchers!

$15 class fee due upon signup

Saturday, November 18: 11am - 12pm


Rosary Making

Learn how to make a rosary from start to finish, just in time for the holidays, 

$30 class fee + $10 materials due upon signup

Saturday, December 9: 11am - 1pm


Beaded Macrame Bracelet

Learn macrame knotting techniques to make a delicate, stylish bracelet for yourself or to give as a gift. 

$30 class fee + $5 materials due upon signup 

Saturday, December 9: 1:30pm - 2:30pm


KIDS Beaded Tree Ornament

Kids, make your own beaded tree ornament. Great to use as gift tags or to hang on the tree!

$15 class fee

Saturday, December 16: 11:30am - 12:30pm


Boho Style Leather Necklace

Stone & wood beads, copper, and leather come together to make a one-of-a-kind bohemian necklace.

$35 class fee + $6 materials

Saturday, December 16: 10am - 11am


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.

Session 1 – Basic Stone Knapping: Percussion Points – Saturday, October 7 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Session 2 – Advanced Stone Knapping: Pressure Flaking a Percussion Point – Sunday, October 8 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm



Earth Energies & Crystal Healing Classes:

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

The Return of Light

As the solstice approaches and the days lengthen, we will use crystals, discussion, and meditation to open ourselves to the increasing light; setting intentions, raising our vibration and creating possibilities into the next season.


$35 class fee + $5 materials, due upon signup

Our Metaphysical Classes are currently suspended—please see our Facebook page for details


Kids Classes:

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



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 

Saturday, November 18: 12pm - 1pm


KIDS Beaded Tree Ornament

Taught by Jeanette Easley

Kids, make your own beaded tree ornament. Great to use as gift tags or to hang on the tree!

$15 class fee

Saturday, December 16: 11:30am - 12:30pm


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

Held two Saturdays per month from 10am - 11am

Taught by Geologist David Mueller

Saturday, October 7

Saturday, October 21

Saturday, November 4

Saturday, November 18

Saturday, December 2

Saturday, December 16



 

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


Energy Healing and Crystals

The class will begin with a grounding and releasing meditation, followed by an introduction to various stones and their uses. You'll learn how to connect to your personal crystal or stone for healing purposes. Next, an energy healing exercise so you have a basis for comparison, followed by some exercises with different stones so students can get a feel for what may be possible.

The intent of this class is not to cure a disease or ailment; it is designed to demonstrate to students how crystals and stones can affect a person’s state of mind and emotion to facilitate a healthier outlook, which in turn could affect their physical being.




Our Metaphysical Classes are currently suspended—please see our Facebook page for details

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


Raising your Vibration with Crystals

In this class, you will meet crystals that vibrate at a very high frequency; their molecular structure allows some of the stones we’ll use to move close to the speed of light. Lugh will discuss the importance of consciously raising one’s vibration in these times. You will learn how to open a dialogue with your crystal, shape-shifting into your crystal, using crystals to meet your Spirit Guides and Angels, and finally raising your vibration using your crystal.



Our Metaphysical Classes are currently suspended—please see our Facebook page for details

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


Cleansing with Calcite and Friends

In this class, you will take a journey through the living Chakra system using Calcite as touchstones. You will practice clearing and opening your chakras, purifying your Auric Field and subtle bodies. From this place, you will root yourself on the earth and become a bridge to the celestial.


Our Metaphysical Classes are currently suspended—please see our Facebook page for details

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


 

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