STORE CLOSING UPDATE: Stacy – the owner of The Creative Fringe – is figuring out the logistics of continuing to teach in her retirement! She plans to take a break from teaching until at least the Fall of 2021. Sign up for our email newsletter for updates!
We offer jewelry making classes for both complete beginners and those with more experience. Our classes range from $19-$59 and 1.5 – 4 hours, depending on the class. Click here to view our class calendar & RSVP online.
Please call us to schedule your class of up to 4 people at (616) 296-0020.
Our store is fully stocked for every class we offer and our staff is extremely knowledgeable in many facets of jewelry; from basic bead stringing to bead stitching to wire working to metalsmithing. We have a comfortable studio space in the back of our retail store where we teach intimate classes. When we’re not teaching, this space can be used by customers who want to use our tools and space. Certain tools like torches and the Cab King have a small $10 per hour fee. Otherwise, you can use the studio for free.
When you take a class with us, you will receive 15% off all supplies purchased on the day of your class. Some restrictions may apply (primarily metal clay, some kits, consignment items & certain tools). You will automatically become part of our “Fringe Benefits” program, where your purchases earn you 10% back for every $100 you spend, in the form of a $10.00 gift certificate that can be used for most future purchases, and you can use it on the day you get it!
Please sign up for classes at least 5 days in advance; RSVP online, or call us at 616.296.0020. Click here to view our classes by category.
Our one-on-one private lesson fee is $25.00 per hour. You may take one of our regularly offered classes, mix & match a few skills, or bring a personal project to learn! Our staff is knowledgeable on most everything jewelry so, with a little notice, we can teach you how to make just about anything you have on your Pinterest board or on your Etsy wish list.
Call 616.296.0020 to reserve your date and time. Please call at least a week in advance. Specific dates and times are subject to instructor and room availability.
Make & Take Projects
Stop by any time and make a number of fun projects ranging from $4.99 – $15.00 using our selection of pre-selected beads. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, zipper pulls and more are available to make. No reservation or experience required! We will do the finishing for you, just string on your beads and walk out wearing jewelry! Check out some of the projects and pricing below!
Special Events and Parties
We offer private parties for kids and adults! Any reason will do!
Celebrate your child’s next birthday, bachelorette party or just a night out with your friends here at The Fringe! Private parties can be set up a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions:
Children 5 years and up will create a memory wire bracelet or necklace for $5.99 per person plus tax. Other options such as elastic or stung necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are also available. We request at least one parent to stay and supervise the party. There is a $15.00 per hour room rental fee. A $30.00 deposit is required to reserve the date, time, and an employee.
Private classes can be arranged for older children and adult parties. Choose from the “party beads” or beads within the store to create your project. Choose any class from our class list appropriate for your parties skills and we will teach the whole class! Materials are discounted 15% for this party option. There is a $15.00 per hour room rental fee. A $30.00 deposit is required to reserve the date, time, and an employee.
You can also choose from any of the beads in the store and create your own design. Perfect for work parties, or ladies nights out! Labor charges will be added if our staff is needed for finishing, or you can use our tools and do the finishing yourself. Each item will be priced based on the cost of the beads, materials and any labor charges. There is a $15.00 per hour room rental fee. A $30.00 deposit is required to reserve the date, time, and an employee.
Call 616.296.0020 to reserve your date and time. Please call at least 2 weeks in advance. Specific dates and times are subject to room availability. Food, drinks, wine, and presents are welcome. $30.00 deposit will be used to pay for the room rental fee. Remaining balance can be used toward your projects or refunded.