Bead Gallery Inc. Learn to make fabulous jewelry at Bead Gallery Inc., located in Melrose MA, just a few minutes from Boston.
Welcome to the small store that offers a large selection of jewelry classes, jewelry patterns, Miyuki Japanese Seed Beads, Delicas, Fresh Water Pearls, Contemporary and Vintage Swarovski Crystals, Bali Silver, Gold and Silver Findings, Tools, Books and everything you need to make your own beautiful jewelry.

Make an appointment today to take one of more than 300 classes!
* Stringing
* Wirework
* Beadweaving: stitches such as peyote, herringbone, netting, spiral rope, right angle weave and many others
* Knotting and much more!

Address: 520 Franklin Street, Melrose, MA 02176
Phone: 781-665-0400
Text: 781-606-0040 (make sure to include your name in the text)
Directions: Get directions
Hours: Generally 9AM - 2PM Monday - Friday. Or by appointment - call or text to schedule a time!


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Upcoming Classes

Below is a listing of upcoming classes with photos. Or use our sortable calendar view. Click on any course title to sign up online.

Teacher's Choice Evening Session: Intermediate
Next Evening Session starts October 8 and runs for 6 weeks Wednesday nights from 6:15-9:15 PM.
$96.00 plus supplies
Intermediate
Genevieve will choose which class to teach based on the experience of those in the class, or try out new classes and variations on other classes.

The classes will be usually a couple bead weaving classes, a couple wire-working classes and then a few surprises. There's something for everyone!
Instructor: Genevieve Martineau
Beads in NH - Teacher's Choice Evening Session: Intermediate


Bacacha Necklace with Carol Cypher NEW CLASS
Friday, October 31: 10AM - 1PM (520 Franklin Street, Melrose MA)
$65.00 plus supplies
All Levels

Instructor: Guest Artist: Carol Huber Cypher
Beads in NH - Bacacha Necklace with Carol Cypher


Ohhhhh! Bracelet NEW CLASS
Friday, October 31: 2-5 PM (520 Franklin Street, Melrose MA)
$65.00 plus supplies
Intermediate
From a simple right-angle-weave strip of farfalle beads, create a complexly textured and rounded rope. Weave together a pair of Dentelles to serve as a "toggle".
Instructor: Guest Artist: Carol Huber Cypher
Beads in NH - Ohhhhh! Bracelet


Cascading Drops Necklace
Friday, October 31: 6-9 PM (520 Franklin Street, Melrose MA)
$65.00 plus supplies
Intermediate
Peanut beads and Japanese drop beads combine in a most intriguing way to make the chain of this necklace. Deceptively simple yet complex in appearance.

At one end, attach half of a magnetic clasp. Stitch an elegant ring of drops and crystals to adorn the other end of the chain. Add a cascading counterweight of drops and small crystal cabochettes.

Make a focal element of a large cabochette, lavishly beaded with drop and peanut beads to conceal the other half of the magnetic clasp. When it is completed, drop the magnetic end of the chain through the ring on the far end. Attach the magnetized cabochette, now capped by the ring of beads.

Enjoy learning these techniques that pair peanut and drop beads while composing a fun necklace.
Instructor: Guest Artist: Carol Huber Cypher
Beads in NH - Cascading Drops Necklace


Druzy Necklace with Carol Cypher NEW CLASS
Saturday, November 1: 10AM - 4PM (520 Franklin Street, Melrose MA)
$125.00 plus supplies
Intermediate
Each gorgeous druzy bead is a perfectly round specimen featuring a vein of sparkling crystals somewhere on its otherwise matte surface. Three colors to choose from in class: a goldish metallic one, an iridescent/raku one or a pinkish/beigey/gray one.

An additional single druzy bead is captured within the bail of the three-legged focal element. This component combines netting, herringbone and right angle weave in a most intriguing way.

Learn two completely original and new techniques, derivative of the thread path of a tubular South African stitch known as Polygon.
Instructor: Guest Artist: Carol Huber Cypher
Beads in NH - Druzy Necklace with Carol Cypher


Happy Hooking with Carol Cypher NEW CLASS
Sunday, November 2: 9AM - 3PM (520 Franklin Street, Melrose MA)
$125.00 plus supplies
All Levels
FOR BEAD GALLERY ONLY! This value-packed workshop explores the versatility of beading with a crochet hook while making 3 gorgeous necklaces.

This day of happy hooking includes a 5-strand necklace with beaded toggle closure, Perlen Crochet (resembles spiral stitch) and another 5-strand necklace with beaded end caps...and bonus quickie in knotting.

Anywhere else these would be separate 3 hour workshops but we will work them all into this special day at Bead Gallery Inc. The class will start at 9AM, leaving us a little wiggle room for timing in the afternoon.
Instructor: Guest Artist: Carol Huber Cypher
Beads in NH - Happy Hooking with Carol Cypher


Private Girls Night Out!
Monday, November 17: 10AM - 2PM (520 Franklin Street, Melrose MA)
Price TBD, based on your occasion. Please call for details.
All Levels
We're having a party! Genevieve will help you and your friends make jewelry for your occasion! Choose beads and findings from the Bead Gallery collection to make into your own original designs. Or Genevieve will design a class especially for your group. We're going to have great time!
Instructor: Genevieve Martineau


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