Classes & Events


Jewelry Making Classes Spring 2019

Come get creative with us! While a class isn't required in order to make your own jewelry, we'd love to have you at a class or workshop! Please visit our class site at:  

Jewelry Making Classes!

Jewelry Making Classes! Come get creative with us! Visit our class info link at:  

Mardi Gras 2019 schedule

  Happy Mardi Gras from The Bead Shop! Being located right on the parade route has some very fun job perks for us, but also presents some challenges for our business hours during Mardi Gras season. There are 2 days we must close completely (both are on Sundays) and a few other days we will close early because they need to clear Magazine Street for the parades. Please DON'T be afraid to come uptown and see us - it's surprisingly light traffic until 4:00 pm. Here are the details of our 2019...

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. Holiday Trunk Show: Sneak Preview: Friday, Dec. 7th: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (First come first serve!) Trunk Show: Saturday, December 8th: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Shop these gorgeous found objects, stones, crystals and more,...

Holiday Jewelry Making Classes and Workshops 2018

Registration required to attend any class or workshop. Please visit December 2018  Pearl and Leather: Macrame - Tuesday, Dec 4 - 2:00-3:30pm - $35+materials Pearl and Leather: 3-Row Stack Bracelet - Thursday, Dec 6 - 2:00-3:30pm - $35+materials Leather Wrap Bracelets Class - Friday, Dec 7 -  9:00-10:30am - $35+materials Beginners Jewelry Making Class - Fri, Dec 7 - 4:00-6:00pm - $71 includes tools and materials Project Workshop: Stretchy Stacks - Sat,...

Soul of Somanya Trunk Show

Join us for a wonderful weekend with talented author and artist Melody MacDuffee. She will be traveling to New Orleans to set up her beautiful bead trunk show and teach some wonderful new wire working jewelry techniques. Melody primarily sells beautiful hand made glass beads, from Ghana. Friday, Nov. 30  (10 - 6) Saturday, Dec. 1  (10 -6) Sunday, Dec. 2  (12-5) Learn more about Melody's fair trade bead company at *Please visit to...

JANU GEMS gemstone trunk show!

Gemstone Trunk Show with Janu Gems! Tuesday Nov. 27 and Wednesday: Nov. 28 Join us in welcoming Theo back to New Orleans! We are excited to host their beautiful trunk show and bring you so many beautiful GEMSTONE S! Theo will be offering bead strands, loose faceted stones, cabochons, gemstone beads, and minerals. Come by and see our trunkshow room FULL of gemstones for the weekend. Beads, cabochons and gem quality stones. Sapphires, Labradorite, Moonstone, Opals, Aquamarine, Quartz,Tourmaline,...

Wire Working Weekend With Melody MacDuffee

Join us in welcoming back Melody MacDuffee! She will be here teaching 5 wonderful wire working classes. Please visit our class website: to see details about her classes.  

Jewelry Making Classes!

Click HERE for our most current class schedule! Make your own jewelry with beads from around the world! We can teach you how to make your OWN jewelry!

Birthday SALE and Trunk Show!

Trunk show and SALE! Friday, October 5   10 - 6 Saturday, October 6     10 - 9 Sunday, October 7   12 - 5   Join us in welcoming one of our most favorite bead vendors, Phil, back to The Big Easy! It's always so much fun to see what he has collected on his worldwide travels...lets see what he has this time! He’ll be driving over with his giant traveling bead mobile to display his huge assortment of natural shells, imported beads, findings, stones, pendants, carvings, and more! We’ll...