Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dutch Spiral Bracelet Part 3

Part 3

Dutch Spiral Bracelet Part 2

Part 2

Dutch Spiral Bracelet Part 1

Part 1 of the Dutch Spiral Bracelet
Here is this week's free video.  This is a wonderful dutch spiral bracelet from found in the book "Mastering Beadwork" by Carol Cyper.  You will love this bracelet and you will not believe how increadibly easy it is! Also, it is super fast.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Last Week of September Already?

Can you believe that September is already leaving us and that October is on it's way?  It seems like September just started!  The end of September brings Christmas all too close.  Have you started thinking about your gift list and what you are going to make for people? NO? Well you better get started because with our busy lives time will fly and it will be the week before Christmas before you know it. 

We have some wonderful classes coming up this month to get your mind started in that direction. We have two fabulous classes coming up this week. On Friday night from 5:30-9:00 Amy will be teaching the Fall Foliage Earring Class.  This class is awesome!  Amy will be teaching students how to metal stamp copper with design stamps, how to dome and patina their pieces, how to punch holes in their metal, and finally how to add fun embellishments to make these earrings dazzle.  This is a great class for anyone who wants to try their hand at Metal Stamping. Each student will leave with their own design stamp and more copper blanks will be available for purchase because we know that you will want to make more!  This class is $36.00 and includes all of your supplies.
The Second great class for this week is the Diamond Windows Bracelet on Saturday from 10-1.  This class is $30.00 and includes all of your supplies. This project is so much fun because the bracelet can be made into a ring or earrings or even a necklace.  It has tons of possibilities!  This class is great for beginner to advanced beaders.  Students will need to arrive 15 minutes early to pick out their colors.
Did you see last weeks technique video on the website?  If not, then you need to check it out.  Last week I taught how to do Peyote Stitch.  Sammy is busy trying to get this week's video uploaded.  This week I am teaching how to make a fantastic dutch spiral bracelet that uses size 11 seed beads, size 8 seed beads, and 4mm bicone crystals.  This bracelet takes no time at all to make and it would make a wonderful gift.  Be sure to check back later on in the week and I will try and have it ready for you to watch. 

I hope that each of you have a fantastic week!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Earring Drive

Weekly Newsletter

We have an amazing week coming up at the Bead Shop this week.  On Tuesday from 6-8 I will be teaching the Peyote Stitch Bangle Class. This class costs $20.00 and includes all of your supplies.  This class is really fun because it teaches you how to do tubular peyote stitch while making bangles that will be great for those fall out fits.  This class is great for beginner to advanced beaders!
On Friday we will be having our Wire Ring Workshop from 5:30-9:00. This workshop is $45.00 and includes all your supplies.  In this class students will be learning how to make 2 different types of wire rings.  The first is the pharoah ring and the second is a textured spiral ring. Students who take this class will have a blast!

And finally on Saturday Kassie will be at the store teaching the Vertigo Earring Class. This class is great for beginner to advanced beaders!

To sign up for any of these classes you can sign up on our website at or give us a call at 828-245-0306 and we will get you signed up.

If you get a chance, check out the October Class Schedule!  Sammy has the schedule now up and ready for sign ups.  I am really excited about Octobers Classes because we have some amazing one's! 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Only a few more days!

Just wanted to remind everyone that September is halfway over and that only leaves a few more days to get double punches on your punch cards!. Get 2 punches for every $25.00 you spend!~ Hurry in today and get those punches while you can!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekly Newsletter

Hello All,
Fall is in the air!  Football season has officially kicked off, the sun is setting a little earlier, and the air is starting to get a little cooler.  I sat outside this afternoon and beaded for a little while and it was wonderful!  I sat there and my heart leaped and was filled with joy at the mear thought of putting a long sleeved shirt or sweater on!  This got me to thinking about all the awesome new jewelry that I needed to get started on for all those fall and winter outfits. These thought drifted me to the October Class Schedule.  I have been on top of things and have already got it finished.  It should be on the website later this week.  Let me tell you...I am so proud of Octobers Schedule and think you will be thoroughly surprised at some of the classes you see.  September is not over yet and we still have some wonderful classes left.

On Tuesday and Thursday of this week I will be teaching the Fall Flowers Bracelet Class. This class is from 6-8 and the cost of basically your supplies.  On Tuesday students will be learning how to make their flower strands.  Then on Thursday students will be learning how to put all their strands together and how to embellish them with wonderful Lucite Flowers.  This bracelet is a great piece to add to your fall wardrobe!
On Saturday I will be teaching Bead Club from 10-1. This class is $25.00 and I have two open spots left.  In Bead Club students make 3 surprise projects for a small price.  I will be contacting those of you who are already signed up around the first part of the week to let you know what to bring to class with you.  If you would like to sign up for either of these two classes give us a call at 828-245-0306 to get signed up or go to the website and sign up online.

Don't forget...the whole month of September you will receive double punches on your punch cards.  So, come in today and get those punches.