Knotted Mala class added for 12/17

Hey everyone! Margot and Catherine are back.

We happen to have an open class spot this Sunday, so we’re going to run the Knotted Mala class from 1-4pm as a last-minute fill-in; if you’re interested, please call us at 303-786-9746. Cost is $30 and does not include beads. I’ll have a more complete post up this afternoon but wanted to get this out.

November Classes at Nomad

Classes for November are up! As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space in a class. The Tree of Life class tends to fill up pretty quickly, so if you’re interested, give us a ring!

  • Saturday, 11/4: Elastic Bracelets
  • Sunday, 11/5: Pendulums
  • Saturday, 11/11: Ice Resin
  • Sunday, 11/12: Fractal Branch Pendant & Earrings
  • Saturday, 11/18: Wire Squiggle Earrings
  • Sunday, 11/19: Knotted Mala
  • Saturday, 11/25: Channel Wrap Bracelet
  • Sunday, 11/26: Tree of Life Pendant

Sale on Rounds, More October Classes

October class list is complete:

  • Saturday, 10/14: Mala with Tassel
  • Sunday, 10/15: Knotted Mala
  • Saturday, 10/21: Tiny Chain & Bead Necklace
  • Sunday, 10/22: Waning Crescent Necklace & Earrings
  • Saturday, 10/28: Simple Earrings
  • Sunday, 10/29: Wire Cage Wrap Pendants

In November we’ll be doing Ice Resin, the classic Tree of Life pendant, and channel wrap bracelets among other things. Watch this space.

As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a spot in a class! Details on the weekend class page!

We’re also running a sale through Sunday 10/15: 20% off all 6mm and 8mm stone rounds. If you plan on doing one of the mala classes, now is definitely the time to stock up!

October Classes at Nomad

This is a list in progress and will be added to as we pin down staff schedules over the next week! Expect to see Ice Resin and channel wrap bracelets at least once within the next month or so. Check out images and descriptions on the weekend classes page.

  • Saturday, 10/7: Elastic Bracelets
  • Sunday, 10/8: Herringbone Pendant & Earrings
  • Saturday, 10/14: Mala with Tassel
  • Sunday, 10/15: Knotted Mala

Please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space!

Voices of the Stones at Nomad 9/10-9/13

Nomad & Adorned Events

We have a pretty full calendar this month!

  • Voices of the Stones Trunk Show: Nomad, 9/10-9/13
  • Firefly Fall Market: Pearl Street Mall, 9/16-9/17
  • Karen Dombrowski-Sobel pendulum demo: Adorned, 9/23, 2-4p.m.
  • Boulder Downtown Girls’ Night Out/Magic Fairy Candles: Adorned, 9/28, 5-8p.m.

Trunk Show with Voices of the Stones:  Our friends Carole and Mary (the Voices of the Stones) will be here on Sunday, September 10 through Wednesday, September 13 with their van full of treasures!  Please join us for a joyful journey to the land of cool stone and gemstone beads.  (We had mistakenly told some people that they would be here Saturday the 9th – but not until Sunday, the 10th.)  Put it on your calendar!

Please note that we will have no classes the weekend of September 16th and 17th. This weekend, we will be shopping at the gem show in Denver for the store. Also this weekend, the Firefly Fall Market will be taking place on the Pearl Street Mall as part of the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest. With over 120 independent artisans, this is a must-attend event. We are proud sponsors of the Firefly Markets and urge you to attend.

On Saturday, September 23, Adorned will be hosting an Artist-in-Residence event with Karen Dombrowski-Sobel from 2-4 p.m. Karen, a multi-talented jewelry maker, photographer and author will be demonstrating how she makes her beautiful wire-wrapped pendulums. She will also talk about how one uses a pendulum to aid in decision making. Refreshments will be served; please join us.

On ThursdaySeptember 28, Adorned will be participating in the Girls Night Out sponsored by Downtown Boulder from 5-8 p.m. For details, visit the website at:

We are looking forward to providing an evening of refreshments, free earrings with each purchase and to hosting Kim Sorden of Magic Fairy Candles.  We carry a selection of her candles; and Kim will bring along even more fragrances for you to sample and enjoy. As an added benefit, after the flame is extinguished, the soy wax from these candles can be used as a skin lotion.  Trained as a perfumer in France, Kim has the ability to craft lovely scents and makes very high quality candles.


August & September Classes

August and September classes are up on the weekend classes page!

  • Sunday, 8/20: Knotted Mala
  • Sunday, 8/27: Valley Sunset Beaded Wire Earrings
  • Saturday, 9/2: Elastic Bracelets
  • Sunday, 9/3: Wire Squiggle Earrings
  • Saturday, 9/9: Cage Wrap Pendant
  • Sunday, 9/10: Oxbow River Pendant
  • 9/16-9/17: No project classes this week!
  • Saturday, 9/23: Knotted Mala
  • Sunday, 9/24: Captured Spiral Earrings
  • Saturday, 9/30: Ice Resin
  • Sunday, 10/1: Aspen Leaf Earrings

Please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve a space!

Nomad staff will be running back and forth on the weekend of 9/16-9/17 to the wholesale shows in Denver, so no classes that week. Expect tons of new materials by the end of the month.

We’ll also have our semi-annual trunk show with Voices of the Stones sometime in September, but are not sure of the dates yet. We will post when we’ve figured that out.

July Classes, Thomason Trunk Show

Nomad will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. We hope you enjoy the day!

We have a select group of beads from Thomason Stone here at Nomad for July, including some stunning examples of Thomason’s signature turquoise, along with spiny oyster shell and other Southwestern classics. The quality on these is always top-notch and we’re fortunate to have a few really spectacular strands. Please come in and check these out before the shop staff buys up all the good stuff!

July classes are up! Malas are back and we’ve got three different wire classes, all of which are going to be awesome. The basketweave earrings, in particular, are a beautifully simple way to learn fundamental skills for freeform wirework.

  • Saturday, 7/1: Elastic Bracelets
  • Sunday, 7/2: Simple Necklace Technique
  • Saturday, 7/8: Channel Wrap Bracelet
  • Sunday, 7/9: Forged Spiral Link Bracelet
  • Saturday, 7/15: Mala with Tassel
  • Sunday, 7/16: Knotted Mala
  • Saturday, 7/22: Ice Resin
  • Sunday, 7/23: Interlocked Loops Basketweave Earrings
  • Saturday, 7/29: Pearl Knotting
  • Sunday, 7/30: Cage Wrapped Sea Glass Pendants

June Classes

June classes are up! We’ve got three tricky new Sunday classes, and some laid-back easy Saturday classes as well.

As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to reserve space in a class!

  • Saturday, 6/3: Elastic Bracelets
  • Sunday, 6/4: Roman Era Glass Necklace
  • Saturday, 6/10: Basic Beaded Necklace
  • Sunday, 6/11: Crystal Fissure Peyote Stitch Ring
  • Saturday, 6/17: Classic Beaded Rosary
  • Sunday, 6/18: Wire Wrapped Bezel Pendant
  • Saturday, 6/24: Basic Beaded Earrings
  • Sunday, 6/25: Fractal Branch Earrings and Pendant

May Classes

Classes for May are up! We’ve still got a couple of classes left for the last weekend in April as well.

As always, please call the store at 303-786-9746 to sign up for classes! We charge a non-refundable $10 advance against the class price at sign-up; if you can call us at least a day before the class to cancel, we will convert this advance to a Nomad gift card.

Classes for April & May 2017

  • Saturday, 4/29: Mala with Snake Knot
  • Sunday, 4/30: Change of class! Knotted Mala
  • Saturday, 5/6: Elastic Bracelets
  • Sunday, 5/7: Waning Crescent Wire Wrap Bracelet
  • Saturday, 5/13: Hammered Wire Squiggle Earrings
  • Sunday, 5/14: Ice Resin
  • Saturday, 5/20: Pearl Knotting
  • Sunday, 5/21: Herringbone Wire Wrap Pendant & Earrings
  • Saturday, 5/27: Mala with Tassel
  • Sunday, 5/28: Knotted Mala