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Powder Horn Trading Company?

  • Lots of great strands of  glass beads in all colors and sizes. Be sure to check out the new flower and leaf beads with summer projects in mind!
  • Need more bead storage to  go? We have a great new bead tube tower that holds 69 large tubes of  beads and 138 smaller tubes... or a combination of both sizes. This is a neat zippered, folding case that goes with you when you want to travel, bead at a friend's house, or work on a project in the summer sunshine.  All of your tubes are at quick fingertip access, whether it lays flat or stands up.
  • Dapping Blocks for your  metalworking. Make 6 different domed sizes from your metal blanks with  the wooden blocks, and even more in the metal blocks. We have the  dapping punches to go along with them, too. These are a must have for  making dimensional shaped earrings, charms, and pendants.

Upcoming Classes!



Please join us for our Free Workshop!  Powder Horn Free Workshops are first come, first serve and while supplies last. The workshop itself is free, tools will be shared and materials are additional.  Please understand that seating is limited. Call Powder Horn Trading to reserve your spot 752-6669.

Wire-Wrapped-Pendant-3Wire Wrapped Stone Pendant
with Judy Crawford
Saturday, April 6, 10 AM
Cost Free
$5.00 deposit for supplies 

Wire wrapping is a technique that is a prerequisite for a variety of wire work designs. This class is perfect for beginners who want to master the essential skill of wire wrapping.  In this class you will learn the basics of wire wrapping a stone pendant. Class size is limited.



Fairy Garden
with Sally Glutting
Wednesday, March 20, 1:30-
Cost $30 plus $5 kit fee

Create a miniature Fairy Garden to keep you company till the warmer weather sets in. The finished piece is 4 1/2" by 3 1/2".   You will learn about sewing beads on fabric and adding embroidery to embellish. The $5 supply fee will provide a frame and the background fabric. Embroidery threads will also be available.

Reticulated Silver and Tube Setting
with Dona Miller
Tuesday, March 26, 6 PM
Cost $45 plus kit $30

Learn about reticulation, how it happens, and how to control it to make subtle or dramatic organic textures. Also learn the basics of tube setting. We will be using a manufactured tube setting with a faceted stone. It is a great way to add sparkle to your creations. In this class you will create two pair of earrings, working with the reticulation to get different effects. Then we will add a tube setting to one of the pairs and set a faceted stone. One for you, one for a friend, or keep them both for yourself.
Pre-requisite: Good torch skills


Bird's Nest Pine Needle Basket
with Judy Crawford
Saturday, March 30, 10 AM
Cost $25

Come learn the technique of coiling and how to start a basket out of pine needles in this basic workshop led by basket-maker Judy Crawford.  Cleaned pine needles will be provided and space is limited.

Stack o' Rings
with Cindy
Tuesday, April 2, 6 PM
Cost  $30 plus materials

Create the perfect layered look with stacked rings in sterling silver, fine silver, copper or gold-filled wire.  These comfortable, stack-able, stylish rings you won't want to take off!  Will you want textured, beaded,tiny dot, twisted, skinny or wide?  So many design options!  We will learn soldering and fusing, and torch safety. This is a wonderful beginner class and introduction to using a torch.


Basic Metalsmithing
with Dona Miller
Saturday, April 13, 10 AM-4 PM
Cost $65 plus $10 Kit Fee
 All tools furnished

Basic Metal Smithing Foundations are the building blocks for creating jewelry. In this one day metal smithing class learn the properties of different metals, the tools you will need and how to use them, along with techniques for cutting, piercing, texturing, shaping, filing, sanding, cold-connections, finishing, polishing and more. These techniques will create a foundation upon which all other metal working techniques will build when you are creating jewelry.

Hot Stamped Solder Pendant
with Cindy
Tuesday, April 23, 6 PM
Cost $25 plus $15 for supplies

My newest jewelry making technique and obsession involves stamping  silver metal solder onto a copper backing, also known as Molten Solder Jewelry. We will be making several stamped pendants during class. Stamps will be provided but students are invited to bring their own.


Kieu-Lg-picture-SMWelcome nationally known guest instructor and author Kieu Pham Gray.
She will be teaching several classes for us on:

  • Friday, May 3,
    • Rockin’ Rivets
    • Wave Link
  • Saturday, May 4,
    • Riveting enamels   
    • Voyager (4 hours)
  • Sunday, May 5.
    • Enamel Foil
    • Pearl Statement (4 hours)

Kieu has been creating jewelry for almost 20 years. She started from the need to “look the part” while working in retail management for Neiman Marcus. Making jewelry for herself and friends, Kieu’s jewelry line was created. Since then she has sold her designs to over 30 stores in 10 states and participated in numerous juried art shows.
Today, Kieu teaches jewelry making at numerous venues across the U.S. Teaching everything from beading to silversmithing.   In an effort to share her passion and knowledge for the jewelry industry, Kieu teaches a wide range of classes at her stores and throughout the United States. Detailed instruction and personal attention has been the key to success with her students.  Click here for more info on the classes she will be teaching.

Are you interested in learning the basics of bead stringing? We  schedule beginner classes on a regular basis - and also on request - so  you can learn how to put all of your beads in a row....AND make  some earrings to match. These classes are in addition to the Fall  line-up of classes. Call us to find out when the next 101 class will be  scheduled or what other classes we will have each month.

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Registration Policy
 - Classes are filled on a first come basis
 - We can only hold your place upon payment in full
 - Registration can be made by phone (with a Visa or Master Card), or in person

Cancellation Policy
 -Credit towards another class or workshop if there is a waiting list for that class.
 - No credit if canceled 24 hours before class start. 
 - No credit for any missed classes or workshops or portion of classes or workshops.
 - No credit after class/workshop begins.

How to register

PHONE:   Please call us at 406-752-6669 with your credit card information to register by phone.

IN PERSON:  Our store hours are 9AM to 6PM Monday to Friday and 9AM to 5PM on Saturday.



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Powder Horn Trading Company
2052 Hwy. 2 East,  Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 752-6669  Toll Free: (866) 752-6665
Email: powderhorn@powderhorntrading.com
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