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Bead on a Wire

At Bead on a Wire we stock everything you need to make your own jewelry! We offer a wide selection of tools, seed beads, semi-precious gemstone beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls, metal wire, and more. Want to learn to make jewelry? We offer classes and workshops in wire work, chain maille, beading, metal stamping, and more. You can also find unique, handcrafted jewelry for sale at our shop. Located in the Richmond Courtyard in Estate Richmond, we are open Tuesday 11am-2pm, Wednesday – Saturday from 11am-6pm. Be sure to check our website for a current schedule of classes and events!

Location: Christiansted
Phone: (340) 718-2323


Jewelry Making Classes are held every Wednesday thru Saturday. Classes vary, including the following:

  • Stringing and Seed Bead
  • Basic Wire Work Techniques I
  • Basic Wire Work Techniques II
  • Basic Wire Work Techniques III
  • Basic Wire Weaving
  • Viking Knit
  • Chaine Maille Jewelry
  • 3 Easy Rings
  • Collars and Neck Rings
  • Metal Stamping
  • Basic Bracelet
  • Wrap-a-Cab
  • Cabachon Bracelet
  • FREE classes for Senior Citizens on Wednesdays!



All Things Earrings (1st Tuesday Monthly, 5pm-8pm)

Learn how to make all parts of the earrings, from the head pin to the dangles; to a variety of ear wires, such as kidney and French wires, posts, hoops, chandeliers, and more. Prerequisites: Basic Wire Techniques I. Students must have all tools required.

Clasps and Connections (2nd Tuesday Monthly, 5pm-8pm)

Learn how to make a variety of clasps and connections, from basic to fancy, that can be used functionally and as a focal point. Students must have all tools required.

Bead Embroidery (3rd Tuesday Monthly, 5pm-8pm)

Sew beads onto a variety of surfaces, creating amazing beaded paintings, jewelry, etc. Sign- up required for the limited seating. Cost: $40 (Purchase materials separately)

Teen Night (3rd Friday Monthly from 5-7pm)

This monthly fun-filled and creative evening is designed for teens. Each person will create his/her own personal jewelry masterpiece! The price will include materials for the featured project and will be posted monthly. Sign-up required due to limited seating, please call to reserve your spot.

Visit our website for more information, and a list of upcoming classes and workshops!

  • Seed Beads
  • Semi-precious Gemstone Beads
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Pearls
  • Cabochons
  • Metal Wire
  • Precious Metal Wire
  • Metal Stamping Supplies
  • Clasps and Quick Links
  • Chords and Stringing Materials
  • Tools
  • Jewelry Making Patterns and Kits
  • Cases and Organizers

Craft & Sip Parties

Looking for something fun for a girls night, bridal party activity or birthday party? We offer private Craft & Sip events, just call us to find out how to book your private workshop!

Crafters Connect (Tuesdays, 11am-2pm)

This weekly get-together with other like-minded crafters is free of charge. While not a class, you can chat, show and tell, and have fun while creating your own beaded treasures. Sign-up required due to limited seating, please call to reserve your spot.

Open Beading (Wednesday-Saturday, 1pm-5pm)

Bead or craft your own projects with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Or, purchase supplies onsite and start a new project!

Jewelry Making Clinics (Thursdays, 3pm-5pm) 

This clinic is free if you have taken a class. Vanessa is available to if you need some extra help mastering your jewelry making technique.

Visit our website for more information and a list of upcoming events, or call us to schedule your own special event!


Meet Vanessa Harvey Hinds

Vanessa Havrey Hinds, owner and artisan/jewelry maker extraordinaire, opened Bead on a Wire after retiring from the military and returning home to St. Croix. Her passion for jewelry making is contagious, and you'll love her tidy shop full of tools, beads and uniquely handcrafted jewelry. Stop in today, or sign up for one of her classes!

“We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.” -Vanessa

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