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Class Schedule for August 2016!

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Tuesday August 16th and Saturday August 20th: Beaded Bead Bracelet.  Supplies needed: 4.5 x 6mm rondelle, 8 & 15 seed beads, Super Duos, 3mm fire polished round crystal, clasp, needle, and thread.Tuesday August 23rd: Macrame plant hanger or bracelet.  Supplies needed: cord (macrame cord, waxed linen, jute, or other heavy cord, beads, ring (for plant hanger), clasp (for bracelet).Saturday August 27th: Dynamic Diamonds Bracelet–a delicate bracelet with Super Duos and crystals.  Supplies needed: Super Duos, 8, 11, & 15 seed beads, 3mm bicone crystals, “O” beads, clasp, needle, and thread.Remember students get a 25% discount off beading supplies and all supplies are available at the shop or you may bring your own.  During the summer classes are 9am-12pm.  Please sign up in advance to reserve your spot.Thank you!

Class Schedule for April/May 2016!

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Hello everyone!  The remodel is almost complete (yah!!)  and it is time for a new class schedule.  As a reminder, all of the classes are free and anyone who attends will receive a 25% discount on all beading supplies. You are still welcome to bring your own supplies. The class are always 12-5 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. There is a limited number of spaces so we appreciate you signing up in advance.There will be no class on 4/9/16 because we will be at the Black Hills Mind Body and Spirit show at the Ramkota Inn in Rapid City, feel free to stop by and say hi :)April 12th, 14th, and 16th will be Bead Stitching Chevron Necklace with Bugle Beads.April 19th there will be class (the last of the remodel, carpet day!) , April 21st and 23rd will be finish your projects week.April 26th, 28th, and 30th will be Basic Stringing and Earrings.May 3rd, 5th, and 7th (this weekend also happens to be the Art Extravaganza which is a fun weekend in Hill City) will be Wire Wrapping.May 10th, 12th, and 14th will be Free Form Peyote.May 17th, 19th, 21st will be Bead Stitching Tubular Peyote with Seed Beads.May 24st, 26th, and 28th will be another catch up weekend to finish your projects or work on whatever you would like.As always, if there are any classes you would like to see, just let us know!  We are thinking about extending beading classes into the summer season.  It would probably be on Saturdays from 8-12 or 9-1, if this is something that you would be interested in, let us know so we can plan accordingly.

Class Schedule for March/April 2016!

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We have the new class schedule for March and April ready! Just a reminder, all of the classes are free and anyone who attends will receive a 25% discount on all beading supplies. You are still welcome to bring your own supplies. The class are always 12-5 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. There is a limited number of spaces so we appreciate you signing up in advance.The schedule looks like this:March 1st, 3rd, and 5th will be Wire Wrapping.

March 8th, 10th, and 12th will be Bead Stitching Brick Stitch (w/ square beads)March 15th, 17th, and 19th will be Bead Stitching Chevron Necklace (w/ bugle beads)March 22nd, 24th, and 26th will be Bead Stitching Caterpillar Necklace (w/ Swarovoski Crystals)March 29th, 31st, and April 2nd will be Bead Stitching Tubular Peyote (w/ seed beads)April 5th, 7th, (there will be no class Saturday April 9th) will be Bead Stitching Spiral Necklace (w/ seed beads)April 12th, 14th, and 16th will be Free Form Peyote (a little bit of everything!)April 19th, 21st, and 23rd will be a catch up class (your choice).

That will be the end of classes until the remodel is done.  If there are any classes not on this list that you would like to see, please feel free to contact us and we can make arrangements for you!
We are doing Beaded Bezels this Saturday and the following week will be Kumihimo with beads to finish up February.
Check back soon as we plan on having pictures of some of the projects so you can see what we are talking about.
As always, we look forward to beading with you,
Shari and Cori

January/February 2016 Class Schedule

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Welcome to the New Year already!  We have a new schedule ready for classes starting in January and February.  Let’s start the New Year out with some beading!Tuesday December 29th and Saturday January 2nd will be Peyote.There will be no classes the week of the 3rd-9th.Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday the 12th, 14th, and 16th will be Free Form Peyote.Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday the 19th, 21st, and 23rd will be Wire Wrapping.There will be no class from January 24th to February 7th.  We will also be closed for those days because we will be in Tucson, Arizona shopping for goodies to bring back!Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday–February 9th, 11th, and 13th will be Bead Stitching with Super Duos.Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday the 16th, 18th, and 20th will be Beaded Bezels.Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday the 23rd, 25th, and 2th will be Kumihimo with Beads.You must sign up to reserve your seat, there are only 6 seats available per class. Sign up by sending an e-mail to sales@thingsthatrocksd.com!  Or you can call us at 605-574-9096.  Classes are free. If you have your own supplies, you are welcome to bring them.  However, if you need to purchase supplies we offer a 25% discount on all beading supplies to class participants.We are looking forward to beading with you!

Crystal of the Day: Moonstone

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Today we shall discover Moonstone and all of it’s amazing metaphysical properties!

Chakra: All, Solar Plexus (3rd), Sacral (2nd)

Astrological Sign: Cancer, Libra, & Scorpio

Vibrates to the number 4.

Harmonizes with Amethyst, Moldavite, Jet, Sunstone, Labradorite, & Amber.

Moonstone is the birthstone for June.  It is a very feminine stone with a strong connection to the moon and lunar energy.  For women it can assist in connecting with your inner goddess and feminine energies, for men it can help connect you to your feminine energies as well.  Moonstone is a balancing stone that helps one understand the cycles of change–just like the moon is constantly cycling through stages so are we in our lives. It is a powerful stone for calming & balancing the emotions.  Physically it is valuable for the digestive and reproductive systems.  Fertility, hormonal balance, and the menstrual cycle can all benefit from Moonstone.

December 2015 Schedule

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The week of December 1st (Tuesday), 3rd (Thursday), 5th (Saturday) will be Advanced Wire Wrapping.The week of December 8th (Tuesday), 10th (Thursday), 12th (Saturday) will be Beaded Bezels.The week of December 15th (Tuesday), 17th (Thursday), 19th (Saturday) will be Peyote.There will be no classes the week of Christmas.You must sign up to reserve your seat, there are only 6 seats available per class. Sign up by sending an e-mail to sales@thingsthatrocksd.com!  Or you can call us at 605-574-9096. 

Crystal of the Day: Lepidolite

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Lepidolite is the favored crystal for today.  It is another mineral found in South Dakota and usually a very pretty, purple, sparkly one!

Chakra: Throat (5th), Heart (4th), Third Eye (6th), & Crown (7th)

Sign: Libra

Vibrates to the number 8.

Harmonizes with Kunzite & Tourmaline.

Lepidolite is an outstanding calming stone.  It radiates a loving, calm, serene energy that is beneficial for stress and emotional balance.  The stone itself contains trace amounts of lithium which is helpful for balancing the emotions and mood swings.  The calming energy of the stone also makes it a great stone for sleep issues and can be placed near your bed or under your pillow to promote restful sleep.  Lepidolite is valuable as a business stone, helping to quicken decision making and aid in communication. Spiritually, it can assist in meditation and help clear blockages in the chakras.

Crystal of the Day: Rose Quartz

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Hello everyone!  We are going to start doing a ‘crystal of the day’ blog everyday!  We thought it would be appropriate to start with rose quartz since it is South Dakota’s state mineral, not to mention the stone of love!Chakra: Heart (4th)Sign: Taurus & LibraVibrates to the number 7.Harmonizes with all stones.Rose quartz is known as the stone of love.  It opens the heart at all levels.  The mineral provides a deep sense of self-love and exudes a very calming and peaceful energy.  It draws out negative energy and reinstates a loving spirit.  It is an exceptional healing stone in the relationship area of your life. Rose quartz attracts love and can help heal existing relationships by supporting unconditional love. It can be a balancing stone, helping to balance the yin-yang energies and attune each of the chakras (specifically the Heart chakra).

2015 Fall Class Schedule

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Our new 2015 Fall Class Schedule is finally here, yah!Classes will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  They are free and you may bring your own supplies!Classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays will be held from 12-5.  Classes on Thursdays will be held from 5-9.Our first class will be October 20th and it will be Stringing Basics: Necklaces & Bracelets.Tuesday October 20th, Thursday October 22nd, Saturday October 24th will be Stringing Basics.Tuesday October 27th, Thursday October 29th, Saturday October 31st will be Making Earrings.Tuesday November 3rd, Thursday November 5th, Saturday November 7th will be Wire Wrapping.Tuesday November 10th, Thursday November 12th, Saturday November 14th will be Kumihimo–this class will be Kumihimo with out beads.Tuesday November 17th, Thursday November 19th, Saturday November 21 will be Kumihimo–this class will be Kumihimo with beads.The week of Thanksgiving, we will be closed on Thursday November 26, Tuesday the 23 and Saturday the 28 will be catch up week, you can bring whatever you project you would like help with.You must sign up to reserve your seat, there are only 6 seats available per class. Sign up by sending an e-mail to sales@thingsthatrocksd.com!  Or you can call us at 605-574-9096.