Current class listing

Check out our gorgeous samples for upcoming classes!  Click on an image below to see what you’ll make in each class.  Check out OUR NEWSLETTER for class descriptions and month-by-month class offerings from November 2014 – Spring 2015.

Our classes are quite small in size, usually no more than six students per class, so register early. To register for classes, call us at 804-327-9992, OR you can visit our bead shop and register in person. Payment is required at the time of registration.
REFUNDS: We retain our instructors and reserve seats in our classes based on students’ commitment to attend, often turning away others interested in the class, hence our refund policy: Refunds will be granted ONLY with a 10-day advance cancellation notice – NO exceptions Please double-check your calendars when registering for a class.
CANCELLATIONS: If there is insufficient enrollment three days prior to a scheduled class, Fandangle Bead Store reserves the right to cancel the class. Classes are open to students 14 years or older. Please be punctual. Classes start on time and you will need the full allotted time to complete your project.
SUPPLIES: If materials are not included in a class, a supply list will be posted online or available in the store. No class time is allotted for shopping, so please purchase materials prior to the starting time of your class so that the merriment can begin on time!
PHONES: Please, please, please: NO CELL PHONES IN CLASS!!! If you absolutely must have your cell phone on, as a courtesy to the instructor and fellow students, turn phone to “vibrate” and take all calls outside.

We offer classes in:

  • Bead Stringing
  • Beadweaving and Bead Stitches
  • Instructors
  • Introductory Classes
  • Pearl-Knotting and Crochet Projects
  • PMC and Polymer
  • Resin
  • Image Transfer
  • Wireworking and Metal
If you have questions, please email Melanie at  You can leave a comment with your question, but email will get you a quicker response!

Fandangle Bead Store | Class Instructors

  • Denise Galloway
  • Melanie Bentley
  • Jane Stark
  • Esther Regensburg
  • Joan Bender
  • Laurel Maughan


Windfall Wednesdays

Big news! Every Wednesday, you’ll get more beads for your buck at Fandangle! Come save 20% on all BEADS for your designing projects throughout the store (beads only). This discount cannot be used in combination with other coupons, frequent shopper discounts, or sale table items.

Class Samples for October - February 2015

Class Samples for October – February 2015

Small Business Saturday: November 24th

Shop local & save at the “Little Bead Store That Could!”.   Last year over 100 million people participated in “Small Business Saturday”, a one-day event that celebrates the shops that serve local communities and the people that keep us open!  It’s a win-win for everyone when everyone shops local.    Our mission statement at Fandangle contains the “3 C’s:  Community, Classes & Consultation” — three things that you will never find when shopping on the internet!   Click on the link below to read about our “Small Business Saturday” Sale and all of the classes we will be offering at Fandangle on this special day–there’s still room so register now by calling:  327.9992


This Saturday, November 24th, Fandangle features:

*Additional savings on previously marked down beading supplies

*Discounts on bead kits, beading books and magazines

*25% discount on dremels (the perfect gift for the beady-eyed person on your holiday list!)

*25% discount on holiday charms

Buy local and save!

A nice write-up from our friends at APP


Check out this lovely write-up from one of our customers.

Beautiful photos, too!  Thanks, Allison!

Updates from the Bead Expo in Santa Fe

Just to give you an idea of what’s on the way…   Bead Empress is now broke but SO excited to bring home some new treasures!

Ethnic Bead Vendors








Joe tallying our pearl order...its beans & rice for the bead empress. Hmmmm...beads or food? Beads or food?









Pearls babyyyyy!!








Is there such a thing as a cornflake pearl?









Bead expo is open for biz! Magpies abound!









The Empress has been stocking this dude(ette?) For the last few years. Diggin' the shoes & matching bag.





Where to find us

3022 Stony Point Rd.
Richmond, VA 23235
The ORIGINAL Stony Point Shopping Center at Huguenot and Buford
(804) 327 – 9992

Monday – Friday 10-5:30
Saturday  10-5:00
NOTE:  We are no longer open late on Thursday nights.

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