Dragonfly designs sells jewelery, hosts jewelery making parties, and teaches jewelery making classes. And it’s all done by one woman! I’m fortunate to take classes once a week with this wonderful woman, Stacee Gillelen, and have also been to a party with her hosting the jewelery making. The classes are fun, informative, and make the most extravagant things sound easy.
The work that is sold and done varies from simple dangling earrings to hammered pendant necklaces. It’s absolutely amazing!
I have been fortunate to take a series of jewelry classes at CSM taught by Stacee Gillelen of Dragronfly Designs. She has made the class informative, comfortable and challenging all at the same time. She also makes amazing jewelery that is sold on her web site. What an inspiration!
I highly recommend her work and classes and do look forward to taking more of her classes at Dragonfly Designs in So. SF.
I took 2 series of jewelry making classes at SSF Adult Ed taught by Stacee Gillelen of Dragronfly Designs. She made the class informative, comfortable, challenging and fun. She is very receptive to accommodating all level of learners. I learned many techniques in a short amount of time. I have applied my new skills and have been having a blast with my new hobby. I look forward to taking another series of classes next month.
I highly recommend her work and classes. What an inspiration!
I really enjoyed the 2 jewelry-making classes I took (@ the Foster City PJCC)–a lot of techniques were covered (in relatively little time) in a setting that was relaxed, engaging and flexible. I learned more than I expected.
The instructor (artist/owner), Stacee Gillelen, is a warm & friendly, down-to-earth, creative person who made learning how to make various kinds of jewelry fun, and easier. Plus her work is beautiful–it’s what attracted a lot of the students to the classes I took–so it was inspiring to learn from her.
I’d recommend Stacee’s classes in a heartbeat, as well as her designs.
I have had two birthday parties for my daughters, ages 8 and 11, with Dragonfly Designs. Both my daughters and their guests were thrilled with the beautiful jewelry they made. Stacee and her crew could not be easier to work with — pleasant, punctual, and great with kids. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Who would have ever known that jewelry making could be so fun! I recently took a 3 part class at Dragonfly Designs, something I’ve been wanting to learn and get into. I arrived at the Dragonfly studio in SSF and was warmly welcomed by Stacee, the owner and instructor. The classroom quickly filled up with other women just like me, interested in learning the art of jewelry making. As the class proceeded I found myself actually creating a beautiful pair of earrings (that I have been proudly wearing everyday). Stacee teaches in a clear manner, so you really understand what it is you are doing. She is extremely clear and patient, it’s obvious she loves teaching this. By the end of the first class I had built a rapport with the other women in the class. There was lots of laughing and learning going on in this class! I really found myself looking forward to the following week. By the end of the last class I had 3 pieces of jewelry that I had created, I really understand what I’m doing and I’m completely hooked! I have already signed up for another class.
My daughter (age 9) has been taking DD’s after school jewerly making class all year. She and her friends absolutely love it! It is her favorite after school activity by far and the jewerly she has learned to make is outstanding. I highly recommend DD’s after school classes as well as their birthday parties (we did one of those too and it was great!)
Stacee and her Fly Girls at Dragonfly Design Studios are the best! My daughter had a beading party last year and we were back again this year with another fabulous beading birthday bash. Stacee is so flexible. She’ll work with you to make it happen. Easiest birthday party we ever hosted. Not only do the party participants come out with “real jewelry”, but they all give Stacee a hug when they leave because she and her team create such a warm and nurturing experience. My daughter also took jewelry classes and was so sad when they finished. She’s asking if she can go to beading summer camp now. Whatever option you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
I love jewelry and have always been curious as to the steps people take to make it. A friend of mine mentioned she had taken a class and I was curious. I signed up for a beginner’s class and now I am totally hooked. In the few weeks I have been attending classes, I have already made three bracelets and 4 pairs of earrings. Stacee at Dragonfly is an amazing teacher. She makes you feel welcome and comfortable right away. and it’s a pleasure being with her. She has been gifted with tons of patience and she is clear in her explanations. It’s a wonderful environment where you meet other women with similar interests and I look forward to the class every week. I definitely plan to continue taking Stacee’s classes. I have learned so much and look forward to learning more.
My 2 girls completed their first class. It was amazing what they learned. They created the most beautiful high quality jewelry. They learned so much. I wear what they created daily. After expending their creative energy, they expended their physical energy hiking and playing. It was amazingly well rounded program.
My girls have done many camps. This has been the most fun they have had!
They can’t wait to do it again.
I would highly recommend this camp again and again and again!
This studio and its owner, Stacee, are wonderful. Stacee is a master of many beading techniques, and a master of patience, too! She is well-equipped to teach students the art of beading, and she has many beautiful pieces for sale as well. All of her work is outstanding and gorgeous. You can’t go wrong here!
Joy Marie R.
This was for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. Imagine 14 girls making jewelry in one room and having a blast. The instructors were helpful and charming. The quality of materials was excellent. The girls were able to make several pieces of jewelry within the 2 hour party. Now the moms want to have their own party!
Great kid’s birthday party hosts. 2 gals from Stacee’s crew come to your place and guide the children in making necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. for 2 hours. They are polite, thoughtful and fun. My kids absolutely loved it and all the girls were fully engaged the whole time – an easy party for me!
Our daughter’s 8th birthday was a hit because of Stacee and her fabulous team. 17 girls between the ages of 7-9 were completely focused and excited the entire party. The Dragonfly team was patient and helpful, and the jewelry the girls made was wonderful. High quality pieces and each so unique. Thank you so much!
Dragonfly Designs did an incredible job with 15 eight year olds for a beaded birthday party. The girls were engaged and excited to create their own unique designs. The assortment of beads and charms was beautiful. I was also impressed with the variety of choices for the kids to make. Stacee and the helpers were organized and efficient with their time. They were punctual and made sure everyone had their pieces done before leaving. I highly recommend them! The kids had a blast.
Thank you Amy for all your help in making this a wonderful birthday party for my daughter. Her and her friends had a great time and were excited to wear the jewelry they made.
The party was awesome! The entire team was so great, they were super nice, patient and professional.
Roni and the girls made beautiful jewelry and everyone had a wonderful time!
We’ll definitely be happy to recommend Dragonfly Designs!
My daughter Ella took 2 weeks of your jewelry making camp this past summer and loved it.
Thanks so much, the party was really great and the girls all had a terrific time. Mia said it was the best birthday party she has ever had and that she wants to do it again next year. Much appreciated!
Your party was the highlight of our two day slumber party. Your staff were friendly and engaging with the girls and professional throughout. I noticed the quality of product and especially liked the range of options.
The girls will have a wonderful memory, but also something tangible to take away with them and talk about when they see each other.
I want to thank you, Bryn and Giana for an AMAZING party!! The moms all told me how much the girls raved about the amazing time they had and all the fun they had designing their jewelry. You all couldn’t have been more accommodating and sweet with these girls. Thank you so much! I am just really sad that I didn’t give you a proper goodbye when you left, it all seems like such a blur now! Alexandra is already talking about doing the same party next year!!
Thanks so much again!! It was an amazing day for everyone! 🙂
I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful party, the girls had so much fun and LOVED it. Both Christine and Jen were fabulous with the children, so patient and organized. Few parents commented that it was the most stress free birthday party with 6 – 10 year olds. Thanks so much for making Safiya’s birthday so special and memorable. Thanks so much again and I will look forward to enrolling the children in summer camps and taking a class myself.
Dragonfly Designs is FABULOUS!! We just celebrated our 10 yr. old’s birthday with them and are elated with the results. The staff was professional, courteous and polite and kept all of the girls engaged for the entire party. The beads were beautiful and the finished products were high quality, sturdy pieces that the girls could wear for years. This may just be the easiest party I’ve ever thrown. I HIGHLY recommend Dragonfly Designs. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of them as many of the girls at our party want to have them for their upcoming parties! Try them…you won’t regret it!
Dragonfly Designs just help provide an unforgettable experience for my daughter and her friends for her 7th birthday. The girls had a blast and the masterpieces they made are beautiful. Our Fly Girls were wonderful hosts and so helpful and patient with the kids. The selection and quality of beads was top-notch. I look forward to having the crew from Dragonfly Designs help host another party soon!
I hired Dragonfly Designs to host my daughter’s 8th birthday party and it was Fabulous! The crew arrived on time, brought all the supplies and set up in no time at all. The quality and selection of the beads is amazing and the wires and clasps are of high quality. The Dragonfly crew is so great with the kids and really kept the girls interested. They were able to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more. Great quality jewelry was made and my daughter is interested in signing up for the summer camp/daycamp offering. Many of the kids wanted to keep going even when the 2 hours was up… it was fun for everyone! I Highly recommend Dragonfly Designs.
Dragonfly Designs makes a home party super EASY. Just had them host my 14 year old’s birthday party and at my request, they brought teen projects that had my girls involved from the get go. They are so hard to please at that age so this was perfect. Great selection of beads and the teens love the live, laugh, love pendant pieces. We all need a bit more the live, laugh and love.
All I can say is “wow!” My daughter’s 7th birthday party was a success thanks to Dragonfly Designs wonderful Jewelry making theme and fantastic instructors! I was quite impressed with the selection of quality beads that the guests were able to use. Each person had the opportunity to create 3-4 pieces of jewelry including 2 bracelets, a necklace and a hair comb. It was a thrill to see everyone delight in their beautiful creations! We’ve received such rave reviews from everyone being that it was a unique party theme that they hadn’t experienced before. I would highly recommend this to anyone!
What a wonderful party! The girls, and especially Sierra, really enjoyed it. A huge thanks to the 4 fantastic hosts. They were so good with the girls.
Many many thanks! Parents were so impressed with this too. So glad I found you!
1. How enthusiastically and appropriately did the host(s) interact with you and the children? Please Explain. Stacee was kind, gentle, and had the perfect amount of enthusiasm mixed with authority.
2. How satisfied are you with the quality of the gift each child took home? Each piece was made with quality beads and thoughtfully made to fit.
3. Would you book a beading party in the future? Why/Why Not? Yes, it was by far one the best parties we have hosted. Stacee kept the girls engaged and calm, but they were still able to have fun!
4. Would you recommend a beading party to others? Why/Why Not? Yes, per the above and the age appropriate directions, little cups, dazzling beads, and displays of product were perfect!
I just want to thank you one last time for saving the day with such an amazing party. You and your girls were absolutely perfect and I will be recommending you to everyone I know.
The girls had a great time – Bryn + Sabine were so organized and patient! One of the easiest meetings ever!!! Nicole S.
The party went great and the jewelry making session was a success. The girls, at 10 years old, hosted the whole party themselves and made beautiful pieces. The kit and containers are pretty. The variety of beads and colors were liked by all. Thanks again for everything. I would totally recommend your service!
The entire dragonfly sisters were awesome and represented the family business with fun, professionalism and absolute joy. All the girls love it.
The kit was convenient and had a great variety of beads. The girls (10 years old) had a blast making the bracelets and necklaces that were prepared for us in the box. Stacee was so helpful and I would recommend this kit to anyone looking for a activity for a group of kids. We had enough beads and supplies leftover that I could enjoy making some jewelry after the girls were done.
The party was a success, thank you! The girls had a blast and love everything they made. I keep telling everyone I was practically bored since they were so busy having fun with your team.
Oh my gosh, the girls had such a great time!! And your fly girls were fabulous. Thank you and your team for making it yet another successful event this year!
The hosts were very sweet and did a good job supporting the kids in some really hard tasks. Most of the kids were 6 and picked the tiniest beads they could. All the kids had fun and were engaged in creative ways with the activity.
Everyone had a great time at the bead party yesterday. Cindy was telling me how delighted she was that the girls were able to sit together and work on their lovely jewelry.
I wanted to send a thank you for a wonderful party. Everyone had such a great time. Your girls were kind, patient and very professional.
Everyone had a fantastic time and thought it was such a great idea.
Thank you for putting together an amazing party. The girls had a fantastic time! The organization and professionalism was top notch. You all made creating the pieces really easy for the kids and that was impressive.
So again, THANK YOU for your help, grace, and expertise.
My older daughter takes your classes at French American and loves it so I was looking into getting the DIY Jewelry kit.
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My daughters party went off without a hitch. All of the kiddos had the best time. Thank you for creating such a marvelous company.
Our daughter loves the teachers and the work she is doing. She is happy to come every morning and is excited to return the next day. The teachers is warm, patient, and clear. We are looking forward to the rest of the week.
I just wanted to share with you that my dtr, Olivia, is enjoying your camp soooo much. She is bringing home such beautiful works of art. She seems calmer and more peaceful. I truly believe she has an artistic soul and she is most happy when she can be creative. Thank you for creating this save for her.