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.

Wednesday, April 17 - 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.

Taught by Jeanette Easley
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Wednesday, April 17
4pm - 7pm


Sat - April 27, 2019 - Intermediate Wire Wrapping

Taught by Jeanette Easley
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Saturday, April 27
10:30 - 1pm
$40 class fee + $15 materials

Sat - April 27, 2019 - Adults Beaded Kumihimo

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!

Taught by Fran Hahn

Saturday, April 27, 2019
1pm - 3pm
$35 class fee + $15 materials

Sat - May 18, 2019 - Bead Society of New Mexico Beading 101

Beading 101 – not your ordinary class!

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.

Class Review :

A wonderful experience; Lot’s of fun; Instructors were superb; great fun and quite informative; worth the money; would recommend to all my friends

Saturday, May 18th
$100 class include kit.
The cost includes a tool kit with tote bag, needle nosed pliers, crimper, and wire cutters. Kit is a $50 value!
Instructors: Patti Farley, Julie Fear and Julie Goodding

For more information visit the Bead Society of New Mexico website or to register Beading 101 registration.



Geology Classes:

Sun - April 28, 2019 - AGMC "Introduction to Rocks, Minerals, Mineral Identification & Collecting"

An AGMC sponsored class will be held at Mama's Minerals. The class will be conducted by Paul Gilliam and will include a lecture and workshop. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. Maximum of 20 students and $5 will be charged at the beginning of class.

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2pm - 4pm
with Paul Gilliam


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