When I first discovered this quaint store tucked among the art galleries of Harrison street I was a total novice. I had just barley gotten my feet wet in jewelry making. Well years later I now have much more experience in this field, in part due to Bead in Hand.
Bead in Hand offers lots of classes- for beginners or experienced crafters. The class sizes are small and you get plenty of individual attention. They have a great revolving stock and there is always something new in. If you don't do the craft thing you can even pick out some beads and they will make something small for you while you wait. And don't be afraid to ask questions if you are just starting out- many of the staff members are very experienced and can handle most questions.