Friday, November 29, 2013

Rizomizo Bracelet Class

Hope everyone survived all the turkey and stuffing and crowds at the Mall (if that is how you spent your Thanksgiving day).  My friend Barb called from Portland to remind me that every day is a day to be thankful for,  Thanksgiving is just more gravy.  I'm glad she is my friend.

I spent part of the day beading and making some color samples for Saturday's class.  Had to use the beads I had at home, so under other circumstances, I might have used other beads.  Oh darn, guess I'll have to make another.

One of Sandy's samples - sent from her phone and
 because it is so shiny, hard to see the detail.
This will be at the store so you can get a better look.

This is Vezsuzsi's original version. 

Beautiful colors as well. 
We have a couple of seats still available if you would like to take a break and bead among friends.  The December calender is posted at the store and samples will be available for all of the classes coming up. It will be posted here tomorrow as well.  Also, last day to sign up for our big 25 year celebration give away.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Hours at Bead Street

Bead Street News:  We will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving so staff can either be home or be with family.  We will also be closed Friday to recover from being at home or with family.  Open Wednesday the 27th from 11:30 to 6 and Saturday the 30th from 11:30 to 5.

This is Thanksgiving week and I have so much to be thankful for, so much to smile about.  And you, my friends,  are among my many blessings. Because of all of you, Bead Street is celebrating 25 years in business and we have been so blessed with meeting so many wonderful people along the way.  

As a reminder, Wednesday and Saturday are the last two days to sign up for our celebration give-away.  If you can't make it into the store, sign up here to become a blog follower and you will automatically be entered in the drawing.

We have also had a special request to teach Vezsuzsi's Rizomizo bracelet on Saturday from 1 to 3.  If you would like to learn this, either send an email or post a comment here.  We have a few seats available but we have to know by Friday so Sandy can order patterns.  For those of you who have been in the store, this bracelet was the one on the bottom shelf of our display cabinet.

Hope to see you soon and I wish all of you a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lentille Bracelet Class at Bead Street

Adele Kimpell designed a fabulous bracelet using the new CzechMates two-hole Lentils.  I  don't know how she came up with this method but the way she worked this was genius   It is not a beaded base but actually worked tubular.  Great job Adele.  To purchase her pattern, see Lentille Bracelet under Tutorials in above heading.

Masoumeh's colors were wonderful and
this clasp really complements 

Look at the underside of this one.
  Just wonderful.
Deb's looked very elegant and love her
choice of seed beads.
Check out Janet's closure.
She added a button and beaded
ruffled loop closure.  Pretty nice!

Janet did another and added CzechMates
 SuperDuos in strategic places.
Perfect time of year for these colors
This project was scheduled more than a few times and one
day we had both classrooms going.
  Here, some of the gals came in on their lunch hour.

A big thank you to everyone who brought in their finished bracelets to be photographed.  I have another group to show you but will put in another post to keep this one from getting too long.  And you won't believe Virginia actually made this into a necklace - twice. 

We also still have a waiting list for this project and will be scheduling again in December.  If you would like to attend, please let us know.  The December schedule should be posted in the next week.

Our Grand Re-Opening Celebration is still continuing.  Stop in and register for prizes and gifts.  Become a blog follower on this blog and receive an additional entry.  Lots of great things to be won.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bead Street November Classes

We have another fun-packed month for you - just in time to learn something new for the holidays.  If you see something you like - but can't make that date - drop us a note, or a comment, or even a call.  We add classes regularly based on customer requests.  On any classes that are full, we would be happy to add you to our cancellation/waiting list.

November 6th - Wednesday, 1:00 to 3:00, Just Rollin' Along with CzechMates 2-hole Lentils - FULL

November 9th - Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00, Madeline's Pearl Netted Bracelet

November 13th - Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:00, Tila Flower

November 15th - Friday, 1:00 to 4:00, Coiled Wire Bracelet

November 16th - Saturday  1:00 to 4:00, Charniers  Bangle with CzechMates SuperDuos

November 16th - Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00, Breezeway Bangle - FULL

November 23rd - Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00, Coiled Wire Bracelet

November 23rd - Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00, Irene's Beaded Cross

Sorry no photo yet

November 23rd - Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00, Fabulous Frills with CzechMates Tiles and two-hole Lentils

More information is listed under the CLASSES tab at top of this blog. 

You can call the store 336-9707 to reserve a spot in these classes. We are also in the process of scheduling December. If there is something you'd like to take, send us an email or call the store to request a class.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Bead Street Celebration

This month, starting November 2nd, Bead Street is celebrating 25 years in business and our grand re-opening at 5509 Glenwood, across from the Hawkes Stadium (in between Glenwood Country and Einstein's Oil).

We will have prizes, gifts, sales and refreshments until Thanksgiving.  You can see examples of our new bead classes and see  colorway samples of Nicole's Breezeway Bangle that was published in the October/November issue of Beadwork magazine.

Current hours Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 to 6:00 and Saturday 11:30 to 5:00.  

Since leaves are falling, our first sale starting Saturday November 2, is on our Czech leaves - buy one get one free.  Hope to see you soon.  If you need directions, please call 336-9707.

Nicole's reversible bracelet, beaded
with the new CzechMates two-hole triangle beads.
She used CzechMates two-hole Bricks on this side.

This is the other size showing CzechMates
two-hole Tiles.

Lots of new patterns coming as well as new beads.  Exciting things ahead. Stay tuned.