Thursday, March 5, 2015

Venetian Cuff Bracelet Class

Trying to catch up and post projects that the gals have finished. Bead Street has some fabulous classes all coordinated by Sandy Taylor from patterns from our design team.  

This one designed by Deborah Roberti called Venetian Cuff - we got the name wrong early on - so will try to get that updated wherever needed.  No matter what you call it - this is a beautiful pattern.   Here are some finished projects that the gals have completed and brought in.




Janet finished her's early on and
 got it posted on her blog.

See more photos here

Sandy even finished one. 
Normally she gets color samples made
 and then she doesn't have time 
to finish them  or add clasps.

This one done with melon beads instead of fire polish.
 Still pretty nice!.
Everyone working hard - and notice the treats on the table.
 Beads, chocolate and coffee.
Do you need anything else?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Two Hole Pyramid Bead Bracelets

Last Saturday was another busy day.  Sandy taught a new beaded bead pattern designed by our design team and because the Boise Gem Show was going on at the Fairgrounds, many people stopped in. So more show and tell with our new two-hole pyramid beads.

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Janet's Dew Drop Bracelet designed
by Marcia Balonis.
Isn't this wonderful - springtime colors
and love the blues and purples together.


Check out how she finished the ends. 
Love her peyote bands with the brass
magnetic foldover clasp. 


 Janet did modify the pattern to add
 the two hole pyramid and the peyote ends
 but to get information about the original pattern, 
contact Marcia Balonis.
A link and contact information is included
under TUTORIALS tab in above heading.


This is the Pearly Studded Bracelet pattern
designed by Svetlana Chernitsky
and beaded by Sharon.
You can see how beautiful this is in this closeup.
The pattern is in the current issue
 of Bead and Button Magazine.





Same pattern  but another colorway.
We quickly sold out of this opal color of
the 12mm two hole pyramids.


 I don't get to bead too often
- but really  loved this pattern


Here Sharon altered another pattern
(sorry don't remember which one) and
 included both sizes of our two hole pyramids
.
One of our first shipments from the Tucson Gem Show
arrived last week and the gals got all these beautiful
 colors of pinch beads tagged and out.
Needless to say - these went out the door pretty fast as well.

We received these in two sizes and fortunately
more are arriving Tuesday.
And we have a couple of new patterns ready to go.
However, since we already have March lined up
 - will have to wait till April to get them scheduled.
 Don't know if I have the patience.

The class calendar for rest of February and part of March has been updated above under the CLASSES heading.  Still waiting for a couple of samples and will post those soon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Valentine's Day was busy and lots of fun at Bead Street Saturday. Customers brought in some of their finished projects to be photographed and gifts and lots and lots of sweets.  

This first project is Deborah Roberti's Pyramid Band Bracelet that we did a couple of weeks ago.  These are beautiful in person but for some reason had some difficulty photographing these.  The gals loved the class and this project so much, they brought them in to get photographed and to get more two hole pyramids to make another bracelet. 




Masomeh used some very bright colors and
made a fabulous closure for her bracelet.




Sharon added a loop and bead closure.

This looks so elegant in person

Does look like Valentine's Day doesn't it 
- with all the bright red
Susan, Masomeh and Micky missed the photo but 
not the sweets.


We also  had chocolate chip cookies,
some beautiful decorated ones Sue brought
and more chocolates.
Needless to say - we crashed sometime in the afternoon


Also on Saturday, Sue taught  the Zipper Bracelet again.  It's fun to see how many modified the pattern to make it their own.  I think Sharon was slightly influenced by Janet's bracelet that you can see in the prior post.  Just lovely!





On Friday, Beth taught her Wire flower earrings.  We had a couple of cancellations due to illness but she decided to continue with the class anyway.  The gals did some great work and they were having so much fun, they forgot the time and were still here at closing.







It will be fun to see the completed pieces when the gals get them done.  Hope it's soon - would love to see the finished jewelry. 

Much love and thanks to all who joined us Saturday and to those who came by to say hello.  

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This Week at Bead Street

Just a note to let you know about a couple of classes this week.  

Sue will be teaching the Zipper Bracelet twice this week.  It is scheduled for Saturday the 14th, at 1:00 but a couple of people who want to take this are also scheduled in Sandy's class on Saturday - so Sue is teaching this project on Thursday afternoon as well.  2:00 February 12th.   We have a couple of seats still available in both classes.



Friday the 13th, Beth is teaching her Flower Wire Earrings at 2:00. I think there is still room in this class as well. 

  


Saturday the 14th at 1:00, Sandy is teaching  a new bracelet to a full house. You can call for the materials list.  336-9707


And Saturday, Sue is teaching the Zipper Bracelet again - this time at 1:00. Since this will be the third time for this class this month - it may not be repeated again for a few months.  Let us know if you are interested.


Aren't Janet's colors just spectacular!
More photos coming soon.
The gals wanted to finish their projects
 before I posted.

And don't forget the 22nd Annual Valentine for Aids Silent Art Auction is on now through February 15th at the Flying M Coffeehouse, 500 W. Idaho.  Many of our customers participate in this and it's always fun to see their artwork and the money benefits SNAP (Safety Net for Aids Program).  And it's a great way to find a very unique gift.   

Monday, February 9, 2015

Tucson Gem Show 2015

Lots of exciting new beads were introduced at Tucson this year.   Plus lots and lots of other things that can be used to create new jewelry designs. The new Kheops, Dragon Scale, Tri-Beads and Miyuki 5mm Long Drops are already here, packaged and on the floor. The following are making their way  to Boise.

Delicious new colors of Czech Pinch beads.
Just in time for spring!

New 3mm Czech Snakeskin beads
Also in 4mm and some mixed colors
in the 6mm size

Luscious freshwater pearls 

Czech Glass Pearls in 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 6mm.
If I remember correctly -
 maybe 40 some colors of the 4mm.  

Lots and lots of metal beads

Also Rhinestone cup chain, and some fabulous Brass clasps. Haven't decided yet on  Soutache or leather/riveting supplies.

Have no idea where we will put all this, but I always say that and somehow the gals find a place to put it.  Stay tuned -  we'll let you know when all of this arrives.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Swarovski Rivoli's, CzechMate QuadraTile and Kheops - Oh My!

More new beads have arrived, more coming, Tucson Gem Show next week and new classes for this month.  Whew - Makes me tired just thinking about it all.  

New beads that have already arrived - Swarovski Rivoli's - 12mm, 14mm 16mm, and 18mm, more 12mm Pyramids, more Piggy beads, and 2mm Czech Pearls.  But the exciting news is the new  CzechMates Quadratile and 2 hole Bar to be introduced next week at Tucson.  And coming in a few days - Kheop beads - Sandy has been sitting on a couple of patterns waiting for these - so we are all excited to see them. 

New class this Saturday - Tulsa bracelet using the new Half Tilas just in.  A couple of seats still available for this one.




Tomorrow - Thursday at 2:00, Sue is teaching Just Rollin' Along.  Kits are available for those of you uncertain about combining colors.  A beautiful, beautiful fuchsia  available - just in time for Valentine's Day.  Space still available 




And don't forget Beth's Metal Coloring Class this Saturday, at 1:00 - just a reminder for those of you anxiously waiting for this. We have metal discs and shapes available and Beth is providing all coloring supplies for the class.  Bring  pliers, earwires, beads - whatever you need to finish off the project.  Of course - we have beads and supplies available if you need them.




And here is a photo of some of the classes we have planned for February.  Check out our display case to see these up close and personal.  Sign up early - seems like our new classes always fill up before we even get them posted. 



We also just got word of more new beads being introduced. The  Tango (a triangle with 2 holes in different places than either the CzechMates or Kheops), the One Bead - an oval washer and the Quad bead - a flat square washer with hole in center.  It's getting difficult trying to keep up with all of this. But, if anyone is interested in any of these new beads - just let us know.  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Piggy beads, Pipps, Pyramids, Half Tilas and More

Lots and lots of new beads in recently - and already tubed, labeled and out on the floor.  Piggy beads, Pipps, Half Tilas, Tri-beads, Dragon Scale, Two-hole Pyramids 8mm and 12mm, and lots of fabulous new pastel O-Beads.  Many of you have asked for these - hopefully we have enough inventory for all your projects.  And  more new beads arriving next week.  Feels just like Christmas opening the boxes. Sandy is so excited that she can now teach some of her new classes that require these beads.  

This Saturday she is teaching a bracelet pattern using the 12mm Pyramid beads - a couple of seats are still available.


Beth is also teaching  Saturday at 1:00 - a new Freeform Wire Charm bracelet using copper wire and gemstones. This class is for those comfortable with wire wrapping.  Call Beth Friday with any questions about the difficulty of this project 336-9707.






And per special request, Sue is teaching Eiffel Tower/Along the Seine on Saturday at 2:00.




Next Saturday, Beth is teaching  her Metal Coloring Earring project.  Due to a scheduling conflict - we have moved this class from February to January 31st.  If you have signed up for this class and this date doesn't work for you - let us know - we'll get you into the next one.