Monday, August 30, 2010

September News

I can't belive that September is only a day away!  It seems like just yesterday I was dreading the start of August because it was going to be such a full month.  August turned out to be a great month and now that the Car Show is over it is time to get back to the business of beading!

September is Zadok (Z the Bird) and Pattys Birthday.   So In honor of their Birthdays everyone who makes a purchase over $25.00 will receive double punches on their punch reward card the whole month of September.  These punches can quickly add up to 25% off of a purchase. So remember to show us your card each time you make a purchase in September to receive your punches.

September also brings the official end of summer.  We will be closed Saturday September 4th and Monday September 6th to give Patty, Sammy, and myself a break.  We will re-open on Tuesday September 7th at 10:00 am.  

We have a lot of great classes coming up in September with three guest teachers.  Here is a sneek peek at what''s coming up!

To see class dates and times go to  Click on classes and you can see all of our wonderful September classes. Can't come to a scheduled class but you see one you like?  Well then we will be happy to teach you one one one.  Simply call us to make an appointment at a time that is convienent for you.

This week is the last week of our trunk show.  All trunk show beads are now 30% off.  Come and get them while they last.

I hope each of you have a wonderful week!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New Teacher is joining our staff!

I met a wonderful new lady this week named Kassie.  The is a fabulous beader and a wonderful designer.  She lives in Asheville NC and is an amazing person.  Kassie is going to be teaching two classes in the next few months for me.  You will not want to miss these classes. She posted pictures of the projects on her blog this week. To see that classes and the dates check out

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New NFL Charms!

Well football season is upon us and I know that each of you have a football fan in your lives weather it be a spouse, child, friend, neighor, etc. I was so excited today when I opened up a box and found that some of our new NFL Charms have arrived.  I ordered 6 different teams this week but 3 were backordered. What I did get was our beloved Carolina Panthers, the Washington Redskins, and the New England Patriots.  These charms are fabulous and are NFL licensed.  They are pewter are great for men or womens jewelry!

Speaking of the Carolina Panthers, one of our favorite customers Kim Campbell worked today at the shop making the Loop -de-Loop bracelet in Panther Colors. Kim used the black lentils and 4mm aquamarine bicones. When she left, it was looking awesome!  Way to go Kim and I can't wait to see it when it completed!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Well did you survive Tax Free Weekend?  No worries because school starts soon and a routine will be established for familes all across the county in a matter of weeks.  In other works, things will get back to normal! 

While your waiting, we have some wonderful sales and classes coming up over the next two weeks. First of all, tomorrow,(8/11)  Sammy will turn 30.  He is super despressed and doesn't want to celebrate his birthday.  So, I will turn his gift into a gift for you guys.  On Wedensday the 11th, all Artistic Wire and seed beads will be 30% off!  This discount is only good on the 11th.  This discount cannot be combined with any other disounts.

On Saturday we have a fabulous class from 10-1.  I will be teaching the pebblestone bracelet. This class is $35.00 and includes all of your supplies.  This is a great class for beginner to advanced beaders.

On Tuesday August 17th I will be teaching the Crystal Drop earrings from 6:00-8:30. These are my new favorite earrings!  They are 3D style drop earrings that are awesome!  This class is $26.00 and includes all supplies. 

I hope each of you have a fabulous week!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tax Free Weekend!

As many of you know, this weeked is Tax Free Weekend.  If you come into the shop this weekend and purchase any Trunk Show beads we will pay the tax for you.  Also, this weekend only, if you come in and spend $20.00 or more on merchandise then you will recieve $10.00 worth of merchandise free out of our overstock and clearance box. Be sure to stop in this weekend and get some goodies!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Czech Glass Bead Mixes

We got in some wonderful Czech Glass Bead Mixes today.  We got in 7 new color mixes that have all sorts of goodies in them.  I used a package of "Old South East" and made this necklace and two pairs of earrings.  As you can see I still had a lot of beads left in my bag to work with.  Each bag is $4.00 and is just a random mix. These mixes are great for the person who has a hard time putting colors together.  Best part about this set is that I hardly had any money in it.  The beads were $4.00, the chain was $2.25 a foot, and the only other cost I had were my head pins and my ear hooks. Makes for an economical set.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Newsletter for the week of August 1st

OMG can you believe that its August? This year is flying by us! We had our Christmas in July sale this past Saturday and a lot of you stocked up on some Christmas goodies. We sold out of quite a few Christmas themed beads and kits but we will be re-stocking them just as soon as possible. 

We have two great classes coming up this week.  On Tuesday (August 3rd) from 6-8 I will be teaching a class on the Autumn Craze Bracelet. This class is $30.00 and includes all of your supplies.  This has become on of my new favoirte bracelets to stitch because it's so easy.  You can do any design or colors of your choosing.  This is a two needle stitching technique and is great for beginner to advanced beaders.

On Saturday I will be teaching my absolute new favorite bracelet.  It is called the Loop-de-Loop bracelet and it is from 10-1.  This class is $40.00 and includes all of your supplies.  In this class students will be learning how to make a base using size 6 seed beads.  Once the base is completed students will learn how to embellish the base with 4mm bicone crystals. To help keep the cost down students will be using Preciosa Crystal color mixes in the class . This is a bracelet that looks like it has millions of crystals on the top and it feels wonderful when you wear it. To sign up for either of these classes be sure and sign up online at, call, or stop by the shop. 

I, and lots of others, have went Kumihimo Crazy.  If you are unfamilier with this technique well you won't be in the dark long! I am planning on doing a video for the website this week that will teach you this fun new technique.  Be sure to check on the site wednesday or thrusday to see how it works.

Hope each of you have a fabulous week!