Summer Youth: Advanced Bead Making (Ages 14-18)

  • Monday, July 31, 2023
  • Thursday, August 03, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 31, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, August 03, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE073123JM
  • 6


  • $280 + $25 Materials Fee
  • $220+ $25 Materials Fee

Learn how to make beautiful patterned beads - using the nerikomi technique and Sculpey clay to create items to take home.

About this Class

Create designs in your beads using the nerikomi technique - a process developed in Japan in which colored clay is stacked and then sliced through, revealing a cross-section pattern. It's sometimes called "neriage."

Sculpey is the brand name for a type of polymer clay that can be molded and then hardened in a conventional oven (as opposed to a kiln).

We will start simple and build to more complicated patterns and then make our projects.


  • For students ages 14-18
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes Monday, July 24.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You may register your youth  for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
  • A materials fee of $25, included in the cost of the class, covers all materials. 


You'll make beads with and then use them to make bracelets, earrings, and necklace pendants.

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Joy McCallister is a Bainbridge Island artist and teacher at Eagledale Pottery Studio. She studied art education in college and taught art for several years in both middle and high school. She also worked in several museums on the east and west coasts in art conservation. She loves learning above all else and enjoys passing on her knowledge to others.

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