Classes & Updates

 2023 BEAD & Art SHOWS:

March 3 - 5 : ArtGlass and Bead Show

April 16TH: MILWAUKEE (1 DAY) BEAD SHOW (26TH Annual)

April 22 & 23: Omaha Bead Affair

April: 26: Palm Beach Bead Society - Southern Florida 

                    "Trunk Show with some beading"

Our NEW "Tiny Shop"

I retired Retail as I myself Retired. The business is now very casual and is focused on - Teaching/Repair/Kit Design

The Shop's emphasis is "Off-Loom" Stitching and Textile Stitch Embellishment.

NO WORRIES: WE HAVE WONDERFUL LEATHER STRANDING KITS FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO USE A NEEDLE. Our young visitors and adults all engage with these kits and have a sense of accomplishment when they leave.

We moved to a smaller space in our same building.

Glass Garden Beads and Brigg Evans Textile Design is now a "Tiny Shop". We changed from a retail business to a service business, offering design, repair, classes, teaching and our online marketing of bead and textile kits. You will be able to access us in the Lower Level in the 318 Central Ave. Bachrach Building via the stairs or elevator. We are still in the same building just downstairs.

GROUPS: YES limited to 6 seats. / Just give me a call and reserve the space and pick out the project you want to do. 507-330-1367

TABLE TIME? We have a punch card system. The punch card allows you time at the table during posted shopping hours.  10 punches for $25, 5 punches for $15 (OR) If you just want to drop in and be with a friend for the day to chat and bead the cost is $5 per person.  Always call ahead to make sure a chair is available. 507-330-1367.  The table time fee is $2.50 if you are a group doing just a simple project and you are in the space 1 to 1.5 hours.

TEACHING: Private Help is available at $10/ hr and I sit with you and we go step by step. If I do a formal Class the teaching fee is figured also at $10/hr.

No TEACHING FEE for Kids Groups or Simple Kit Adult groups where the time spent with me is less than 2 hrs.

Here are some of our popular table time projects:

REPAIRS: I normally try to convince you to do your own re-stranding and I'll help you with the finishing. If that does not work for you, I'll look at your piece and give you an estimate. My rate is $20/hr plus all the supplies.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: All prior gift certificates will be honored and are still available. Gift a private class, Gift some group time...I'll help you find a way to use the Gift Certificate.

Contact:  507-330-1367   

On going Beginner Classes: You let us know when you want to start!

Beginner Bead Crochet: 

Video: (Take a peek at the Intro to Bead Crochet with Pat Prill)

Make a bangle bracelet with Pat Prill. This is a longer class because Pat wants you to be comfortable with the stitch before taking it home. Pat will show you how to do bead crochet as well as how to stitch the bangle together for completion. 

Class Fee;  $30/student - 3 hr class (1-4pm) 

Bead Crochet At your CONVENIENCE!  Just name the date and time that works for you and Pat Prill will make it happen. Just give Suz a call at the Tiny Shop: 507-330-1367

Supply Fee: Will be based on the selection ea. student makes for their bracelet. An average estimate is $30, this includes the crochet hook/ S-Lon Thread / Beads / Needles / Fireline / Weight Bead / Safety Pin / Rubber Band.  NOTE: Prior to the class students will need to pick up the supplies because it is important to start the class with all the beads stranded on the S-Lon thread. Suz will help you with that. 



Table Project   Simple Square Stitch Braclelt. (Just call ahead for a time) 507-330-1367

Simple Square Stitch Bracelets: kits $12.50 / 2 colors avail. Just add in your table time. This is based on the time you want to spend with me. $2.50 for (1.5hrs) / $5.00 (the day). No Teaching fee on this kit.

Interesting Groups for Beaders to check out:

Upper Midwest Bead Society Calendar:  The group is a great social group and now with covid have still remained active with its members by presenting interesting virtual meeting opportunities. Fun topics. Feel free to check them out. I really started to get involved with their meetings so I'm looking forward to return to that close and in-person time. They are a great group with always interesting topics.

If you are in the Rochester Area, here is another group I'd like to check out. The Beader's Society of Southeast MN.

LOOSE BEAD SOCIETY OF GREATER MILWAUKEE: Beaders are happy interesting people. Why? They love what they do and they come from all vocations with a artist flair! So true for this group!