Welcome to Yayi Beads, Gems and Gallery, your source of materials and supplies for handcrafted jewelry and original artwork. We provide a wide selection of Crystals and Glass Beads, Metals Findings, Charms, Pendants, Fresh Water Pearls, beautiful and personally Selected Gemstones, Books, Magazines and Tools. We also offer classes and courses by regional and national artists in a nice and warm atmosphere who inspire your creativity and senses.

Some of the classes we offer:
Start to Stringing: inspirational class for beginners to star in the exciting world of jewelry making. In this class you will learn about color, textures, materials, basics of wire wrapping. At the end of this class you will complete and finish jewelry pieces such as a necklace, earrings or a bracelet.

Leather Wraps Bracelet (Chan Luu Style): very popular bracelet with endless possibilities in your design. You will learn to finish beautiful and eye catching pieces, (bracelet, necklace and earrings) decorated with big hole freshwater pearls and leather.

Knots of Leather and Knotted Spaces: learn to Knot with different materials like silk threat, leather, lace, cord, leaving spaces in between where the color exalts the beads used.

Link to Link: start to wrap wire using chain and metal rings ,learn to make a loop wire and wrap the wire under the loop adding personality and beauty to secure your master piece.

Wire Cuff Bracelet: make a cuff frame for a bracelet from a heavy gauge wire previously texturized and hammered and later embellished with patina, beads, crystals, gems , etc. this workshop need previous beading experience and is intended for more advanced beaders.

Hot Glass Cool Beads: After fuse/slump beautiful wine bottles we encourage all participants to decorate the selected bottle with a wire wrapping technique adding beads, charms and gems to your piece; enjoy later your artwork in your parties making this a conversation piece.

Other Classes we offer are the Basics of Earrings, How to Make a Master Piece to Wear, Introduction to the Metal Clay World, Stitching and embroidering with Seed Beads and Enameling Findings.

We also provide follow up activities were you can bring your project and in a group, exchange ideas and solutions to the problems and limitations in your designs.

​All supplies and materials for class projects will be selected at Yayi Beads, Gems and Gallery prior to each class.

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