Friday, May 22, 2015

New Kheops Bead Pattern

Do you have plans for the weekend?  If you are staying in town, why not join us on Saturday.  Our students have a fabulous time together, learning  new projects and oftentimes sharing sweet treats.  Since I've been out of the country for what seems like a month and don't know about the food,  I do know Sandy has another great project scheduled.

May 23rd - Saturday 1:00 - 4:00,  By popular demand, Sandy again teaching a New bracelet pattern using the New Kheops and New Silky beads.

If you would like to try these new beads, now is your chance.  A couple of seats still available.  Just call 336-9707 to reserve a place.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Saturday Classes at Bead Street

Just in time for Mother's Day, a sweet Love Knot Wire Bracelet is being taught by Beth - this Saturday - new time - 12:00.  Learn how to make these cute little knots and then cage your accent beads.  

This would be a great project to learn and then you'd have a gift to give.  Or, if your Mom (or very special friend) is available, why not take the class together. Think of the memories you would be creating.  

And, Beth promises to referee if necessary.  Our students are always well behaved but occasionally have been known to fight over beads.  I know you'll have fun.

For more information, call Beth at 208/336-9707 and you can stop into the store to see the sample in person.

Sandy is also teaching Saturday - 1:00 -  a new design using the new Ripple beads.  Can't wait to see the finished  projects from this one.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Multi-Gem Leather Wrap Bracelet Class

The recent Leather Wrap Bracelet class was certainly successful. The students had such a great time - really fun day.

Beth and I put kits together to make it easier (and less costly) for the students.  We actually sold some of the kits to others who already knew the technique and didn't take the class.  And yes, due to popular demand, we will have these kits available again soon.  

We might even put together some other colors based on the gemstones we recently bought at Bead Fest Santa Fe. So stay tuned for more color variations.

Sue beaded this one using one of our kits.

Sue loved this class so much,
 she went home and immediately beaded two more. 
 Think this is bracelet number three.

This one belongs to Ardith.
She also went home and beaded a couple more

Same technique but slightly bigger beads - 
Sue picked these colors.  Pretty nice.

Isn't this also beautiful?

These were made so they are adjustable as well.
Just in case you want to give
 away an extra one or two.  

This is the original version -
 and inspiration  from Paris

We do plan to offer this class again - but probably not until July.  If you would like more information or would like to be included in the next class, send an email or you can call the store 208-336-9707.

Also, be sure to check out the fabulous new wire and metalsmithing classes Beth has planned for  May.  You can see photos listed  under CLASSES in above header.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Bead Street Classes - May 2015

The May class schedule has been updated under Classes heading above.  Don't have photos of all the projects as yet but you can see samples at the store or contact Sandy or Beth for more  information.  Exciting new projects this month using many of the new beads we just received.

Here is a photo of some of the new Es-O beads - I call them SuperDuos on steroids. More colors coming this next week.

Close up of ES-O beads -
here in Copper

Also received more Silky beads - beautiful, beautiful pearly colors, Ripple beads and 3mm and 4mm FirePolish - again in pearl colors that match the new Pinch beads, SuperDuos and Es-O's.  So glad spring is here and all these fabulous spring colored beads.  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bead Street Classes

The last two weeks have been very exciting and also very disappointing. Exciting because of our trip to the Santa Fe Bead Fest and the incredible new classes Sue and I took there plus all the fabulous new beads (65 pounds worth) we hauled back. 

Disappointing because I had computer issues - from the time I left until just yesterday.  So lots to tell you and no way to do that.  This weekend, I'll post photos of the classes we took. And you'll get a preview of some of our new classes coming soon.

For now - need to tell you about this Saturdays classes April 11th.

Sandy is teaching a new spiral bracelet class using the CzechMate two hole triangles.  We still have a seat available if you would like to take this. Saturday 1:00 - you can call the store 336-9707 for more info.

Beth is also teaching the Multi-gem Leather Wrap bracelet - also at 1:00 and I think there is still a seat available for this one as well.  You can do a one-wrap, two-wrap or three-wrap bracelet and we have kits available that include the leather and a variety of beads you will need.  If you have a favorite button - you might bring that along.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bead Street Classes

Wire Classes are a hit at Bead Street.  Lots of thanks to Beth for all her work in doing inventory, ordering wire and metal working products, reorganizing and stocking the wire wall and providing fabulous, fabulous samples for potential new classes at the store.  From all her efforts, wire classes have been a big success - so big, she had to schedule two classes on Saturday, February 28th.  Congratulations Beth and a big thank you for all your hard work. 

Due to other commitments, she will not be teaching the next two Saturdays.  So, she will be teaching her Flower Garden Bracelet at 2:00 this Friday the 13th ( that's two Friday the 13ths in a row...)   But stay tuned - more wonderful new projects in the planning stages.

Also on Friday at 2:00, Sandy is teaching a repeat of a Vezsuzsi pattern - two seats left for this one if you can make it during the week.

You can use the components in a bracelet -
 or just use one as a pendant.  

And here is a photo of Beth's class if you can't find it in the class schedule under the Classes heading.  You can bring your own beads or purchase kits in teals, pinks and (I think) purples. Two seats still available here also. For more information, call Beth on  Wednesday, 336-9707

This is a great beginner class and a fun way to find out if you like working with wire.  And this will also give you experience needed to transition into the new wire and metalworking classes coming soon.

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?