Classes & Events


January 2017 jewelry making classes & workshops

The Bead Shop  January Class and Workshop Schedule Sign up online at or Call us at 504-895-6161   Saturday, January 7 – 11:00-12:00 – Workshop: Stretchy Stacks Saturday, January 14 – 10:00-11:30 – Wire Wrapped Rings Saturday, January 14 – 3:00-5:00 – Beginners Jewelry Making Friday, January 20 – 3:00-4:00 – Workshop: Long Necklaces Friday, January 20 – 5:00-6:30 – Create-A-Cuff Saturday, January 21 – 9:00-10:30 – Leather...

TRUNK show time: Phil is coming!

Feb. 10, 11, 12th Join us in welcoming 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 have tables and tables of beautiful trunk show inventory, covering the store…all at beautiful prices. This means you get to enjoy...

Gemstone Pop Up Shop Trunk Show

Toyo is coming!! Dec.  3rd  10-6 pm Dec. 4th  12-5 pm Toyo and his beautiful beads are coming to visit us, and we can't wait for you all to see all the pretties! Come shop this incredible Trunk Show with us all day Saturday and Sunday We'll be having a 20% off all gemstones SALE in the store as well!

African Beads and Imports Pop Up Shop!

Nov. 25th - Dec. 4th Samba is here! Stop by and see what treasures he has with him this time! Click on "Discussion" in the EVENT to see some preview pics of what he has brought this time! Samba arrived with some of his beautiful beads from all over Africa. Ethiopian metal, brass and glass from Ghana, Copal, Krobo glass beads, collectible beads, amber, embellished umbrellas, pure Shea butter, Dashiki's, baskets, Kente cloths, and more.You may have met him in Congo square at Jazz Fest - as he is there...

Small Business Saturday!

Join us to celebrate Small Business Saturday! We'll have a special 20% off SALE, and tote bag giveaways! Locally hand made jewelry outside, and an African Imports Trunk show!

Pearl Pop Up Shop Trunk Show!

Pearl Trunk Show! Friday Nov. 4th 10-6 Saturday Nov. 5th  10 -6 Sunday Nov. 6th 12- 5 Please join us as we welcome back Joe and his stunning pearls! He'll be set up in our trunk show room, with tables full of freshwater pearls!  Click on the event to see photos of what he brings with him. Baroque, high end, large hole, investment quality, and fun quality....he has pearls for every budget and taste. He did a wonderful show last time so he's heading back to see us! The Bead Shop 4612...

Da Beads Trunk Show! October. 22nd

Deb and Dave from Da Beads are on their way back to NOLA!!! Saturday, Oct. 22nd 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

African Imports Trunk Pop Up Shop

African Imports Trunk Show! Saturday, Oct. 15th 10:00am - 5:00 pm Sunday, Oct. 16th 12:00pm - 4:00 pm

Fall Gemstone Trunk show!

Sip and Shop Preview Night: Thursday Sept. 29th, 5:00pm -9:00 pm Delicious beads meet delicious wine and treats! Join us for the evening for a sip and shop as we welcome an amazing gemstone vendor to town! They'll fill the trunk show room with high end semiprecious and precious gemstones from their stone collection, brought straight from their factories in India! Special preview night giveaways, discounts and more! The gemstone trunk show fun continues: Friday, Sept. 30th from 10:00 - 6:00...

Fall 2016 Jewelry Making & Beading Classes

AUGUST – NOVEMBER 2016  The Bead Shop Pre Registration required for all classes and workshops. View all classes online and register HERE Saturday, August 6 - 10:00-11:30am – Wire Wrapped Rings -We are wild about wire wrapping! This great class is perfect for the beginner wire worker. You'll leave class with a handful of sparkles and the knowledge of how to wrap a wide variety of beads into the perfect shape. Sunday, August 14 – 10:00-11:30am – Pearl and Leather Jewelry...