Classes & Events


Wire Working Weekend with Melody MacDuffee

Join us in welcoming back Melody MacDuffee! She will be here teaching a weekend FULL of wonderful wire working classes. December 6, 7 and 8 Visit our class link at: to read details on what she is teaching, and register to join the creativity! To read more about her please visit:

Fall Jewelry Making Classes 2019

Come get creative with us at The Bead Shop! Click the photo to see our Fall 2019 Class Schedule.

The Bead Shop turns 27!

We are excited to celebrate our birthday weekend! 27 years of being one of the best beads shops in the country! Join us for a trunk show, giveaways, a storewide SALE and Art for Arts Sake! Friday, Oct. 4th: 10 -6 Saturday Oct. 5th: 10 -9 pm Sunday, Oct. 6th: 12 -5 pm  

Art For Arts Sake

Join us Saturday night: Art for Arts Sake at The Bead Shop! It’s Magazine Street’s biggest event of the year! Each Fall we kick off the start of the New Orleans Arts season with a fun night of music, wine, gallery openings, and shopping. We'll have delicious Sangria and a storewide SALE to celebrate our 27th birthday! Phil will be here with a trunk show of his treasure trove of curious worldly finds. Our neighbor, Home Malone will have a big art market outside, and we will have an outdoor...

Trunk show: Voyager Beads: Phil is coming!

The bead mobile is coming back! Phil has finished more of his worldly buying journeys and wants to show us all of his beautiful treasures! Come see your Phil favorites as well as all of the new beads, pendants, wood, shell and curious Phil finds. Friday, Oct. 4th: 10 -6 Saturday, Oct. 5th: 10 - 9 pm Sunday, Oct. 6th: 12-5 pm  

September Jewelry Making Classes 2019

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Jennifer Ponson Trunk Show

Jennifer is coming back!!!! She went on a wonderful buying trip and got all kinds of new specimens, stones and delicious things to turn into pendants! This trunk show will feature delicious handmade charms, pendants, belts and jewelry by Gulf Coast artist, Jennifer Ponson. August 23: 12:00 - 7:00 pm August 24: 10:00 - 5:00 pm   Shop these gorgeous found objects, stones, crystals and more, all turned in to vintage looking pendants. We are obsessed and can't stop picking...

Soul of Somanya Trunk Show!

Soul of Somanya Trunk Show! Friday, June 14: 10 -6 Saturday, June 15: 10 - 6 Sunday, June 16: 12-5 Join us in welcoming Melody MacDuffee back for another round of classes (see individual listings) and for a Trunk Show of handmade beads and jewelry from Ghana. Her Trunk Shows support her Soul of Somanya Organization. We always love seeing her collection of Symbolic Charms and Findings, Cabochons, and Painted Beads! Soul of Somanya is a small organization headquartered in Moblie,...

Melody MacDuffee Wire Working Weekend!

Please join us in welcoming guest instructor, Melody MacDuffy, Author of Decorative Wire Findings, Lacy Wire Jewelry, and Boutique Bead and Wire Jewelry! We're excited she's here, and excited she's going to share her expertise with us! Here are images of the techniques she will be teaching. Don't wait to register, her classes always sell out! To read more details, see times and dates and register for classes, please click HERE

Vintage Metal Trunk Show

Our vintage metal supplier is coming to town! Come by and meet Michelle and peruse her beautiful selection of vintage metal charms, pendants, stones, chain and findings. Local designers: she has a LOT of inventory and great pricing! Friday, June 7th:  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday, June 8th:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm