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.

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 Anna Lindell's 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.