What’s the Best Way to Structure Jewelry Classes?

by Marlene Hoffman.
(North Hollywood, California USA)

Hi all, I’ve been asked to teach classes in my local bead store. While I’ve been making jewelry for several years now, I do not consider myself an expert.

My question primarily is how to structure the class. It’s a 2-hour session covering (in separate sessions) basic beading, wire wrapping and pearl knotting. Is it best for me to prepare “kits” for each project to be completed during the class?

Should the cost of the “kit” be included in the cost of the class ($25 per 2-hour) or should there be an extra charge for the “kit”?

Is it better to just teach the technique and have the student purchase components the day of the class? The problem with this is the store only sells in large quantities. Some students do not want to purchase so many items if they don’t plan to continue with the craft.

Just I sell components individually the day of the class from my own inventory? I know I have bombarded you all with questions but I’m really in need of assistance since I would like this to be a profitable and fun experience for everyone.

Thank you so much,

Marlene Hoffman
Amira’s Jewelry Designs

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