INSTRUCTORS

Talented & Creative

At Beach Beads & More, we’re proud of our great products and exceptional customer service. We staff an amazing group of professionals who are passionate about what they do and always ready to help out. Learn more about their stories below.

HEATHER SAMSON

Instructor

This team member brings their delightful personality and professional experience with them everyday they come in to work. It’s hard to imagine where we’d be without our team leader.

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TRISH SMITH

Instructor

I have been an artist all my life and according to my mom, I have been drawing since I was able to hold a pencil. I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Specialization in Jewelry Making. For 15 years, while my husband and I raised our family, I taught Preschool and then Elementary Art, grades K-8, in Catholic Schools in Northern Ohio, My dream was always to work for myself as an artist. In 1999, I quit teaching and created my own jewelry designs and original slate paintings and began doing art and craft shows all over Ohio. I also sold in several consignment stores and still have a booth at a large craft mall called Soľ’s, in Berlin, Ohio. We relocated to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2018. I brought my business with me and have started to sell at local art and craft shows. I am excited to be associated with the Beach Beads and More team and look forward to meeting new people and sharing my work with you.

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CINDI SHEPHERD

Instructor

Cindi has been working with Jewelry since she was a small child. She started by making necklaces and earrings out of grass around 3 or 4 years old. She learned knitting and crocheting around the age of 5. In middle school and high school her art teachers challenged her with every form of art imaginable. She absorbed their challenges and begged for more. She loves to pick the most difficult thing she can find and conquer it. Her passion for wire jewelry started about 8 years ago when she met Heather Samson. Cindi once dreamed of having a craft store where she could teach children and adults all the wonderful things she loves. Dreams do come true. :-)

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~BASIC BEADING CLASSES~
OUR CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. WE CUSTOMIZE OUR CLASS TO YOUR SCHEDULE. COME ALONE OR BRING A FRIEND.

Click on each picture to see the cost per person, per class, and supplies required, is listed under the class description. Duration of lesson is assigned to each class.

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Basic Jewelry Making
Cluster Earrings
 

~ALUMINUM~

OUR CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. WE CUSTOMIZE OUR CLASS TO YOUR SCHEDULE. COME ALONE OR BRING A FRIEND.

Click on each picture to see the cost per person, per class, and supplies required, is listed under the class description. Duration of lesson is assigned to each class.

Wire Design Mask Holder
My Beaded Heart
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Aluminum Pendant Class
Trio Flower Pendant
Aluminum Freeform Pendant with Beads
Egyptian Coil Bracelet
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Spiral Wire Bracelet
Triple Sweetheart Bracelet
Double Bead Beauty
 

~PAPER & SEED BEAD CLASSES~

OUR CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. WE CUSTOMIZE OUR CLASS TO YOUR SCHEDULE. COME ALONE OR BRING A FRIEND.

Click on each picture to see the cost per person, per class, and supplies required, is listed under the class description. Duration of lesson is assigned to each class.

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Paper Bead Bracelet
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Garden Fringe Bracelet
Helix Wave Bracelet
Rondelle Netting
Adjustable Light Weight Lariat
Barrel Knot Bracelet
 

~KUMIHIMO~

OUR CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. WE CUSTOMIZE OUR CLASS TO YOUR SCHEDULE. COME ALONE OR BRING A FRIEND.

Click on each picture to see the cost per person, per class, and supplies required, is listed under the class description. Duration of lesson is assigned to each class.

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~MACRAMÉ CLASSES~

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Small Wall Hanging
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~CROCHET CLASSES~

OUR CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. WE CUSTOMIZE OUR CLASS TO YOUR SCHEDULE. COME ALONE OR BRING A FRIEND.

Click on each picture to see the cost per person, per class, and supplies required, is listed under the class description. Duration of lesson is assigned to each class.

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Ripple Crochet Bracelet
Ripple Crochet Bracelet
 

INSTRUCTORS SCHEDULE

Sign Up for Classes below. Check the calendar for availability by clicking on the calendar button. If you see a class you would like to attend in the calendar below, register for it by completing the registration. We follow SCDHEC guidelines.