The Bead Project is a scholarship program designed for economically disadvantaged women interested in learning a new creative skill to help provide supplementary income. Students learn the art of glass beadmaking and jewelry making as well as the entrepreneurial skills necessary to market and sell their work.
The Bead Project curriculum includes 30 hours of glass beadmaking instruction and jewelry making techniques. All aspects of glass beadmaking and basic jewelry fabrication are covered, including an overview of the equipment and tools; safety procedures for working with hot glass; a brief history and survey of bead types and styles; and resources for purchasing glass and other beadmaking supplies.
After successful completion of The Bead Project curriculum, students receive a glass beadmaking kit and jewelry making kit containing all the necessary tools and equipment to continue to produce their work.
The Bead Project is offered two times a year in the Spring and the Fall. Applications received after the deadlines listed below, will be held and considered for the following Bead Project session.
Applications are due February 1 for the Spring Core staring in March.
Applications are due August 1 for the Fall Core starting in September.
To Apply, Download and fillout the .pdf application below. More Questions? Please look at our list of Frequestly Asked Questions.