Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bead Street Sale!

With all the new beads lately - we need to have a retirement sale to make room for all the ones that we are expecting soon.  We are retiring some beads and  narrowing our color selection of others.

From Saturday, June 27th through Friday, July 3rd - 30% off our entire Czech Glass Wall - also includes the Czech Flowers and Leaves (on back wall) and almost all Gemstones and Freshwater Pearls on the Gemstone Wall.  Limited quantities and no back orders. 

No class this Saturday and we will be closed next Saturday for July 4th weekend.  This is your chance to buy for the holiday weekend - and at a discount no less.

Arriving in July: 150+ colors of  the fabulous New Mini-Duos (in colors to match our current stock of Super Duos. Imagine making a mini version of all the great projects we all have been making with Super Duos.

Also arriving:  37+ new colors of the Es-O bead,  plus more of the Two-hole Silky's and Kheops. For those of you who have been in recently and watched us struggle to find room for the current stock of these beads, well.. now the fun begins.  Who knew there would be so many new beads.

No class this Saturday because all our instructors are  at the Terrace Lakes Wine and Art Festival in Garden Valley. Lots of fun, wine, and jewelry and Sandy and Beth might even be selling some of their class samples.  If the heat is getting to you, might be a little relief - you can find more info on Beth's Facebook page

We've also had so many classes, it's getting very difficult to remember the names of classes, who the designer is and who was in the class. So going to try to get the completed projects posted.  If one of these belong to you - please let me know so I can update the photo.

This is called J-O-Sef Bracelet - a pattern designed by Vezsuzsi, one of our Design Team members and was taught by Sandy

Looks like a Fourth of July Celebration, doesn't it?

Here Lorraine added another bead in the center 
which changes the look.  Very pretty!

A beautiful Lacy look - which you know I love.
Lorraine beaded this one as well.

I think this is Janet's.  I get confused when
the gals use colors they don't normally use

You can get the pattern from Vezsuzsi at this link J-O-Sef Bracelet Pattern  

Hope you have a great weekend and try to stay cool.  

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Chain'On and Portalegre' Bracelet Patterns

Well this certainly has been a whirlwind month.  First, I was extremely proud that one of my designs 'Portalegre' was included in Starman's ad in both Bead Work and Bead and Button magazine. Kits were available and sold out immediately.  Another shipment has arrived and we are frantically filling back orders this week.   Also working on another color way - hopefully will be able to post that soon.

Portalegre' Bracelet
Designed by Eileen Barker

Second, my Chain'on Pattern is generating a lot of buzz.  Originally designed in 2012 - my friend Barb and I went to Paris in September 2012, and after many classes at Bead Street, taught this to her  on the plane.   You can see the original post HERE  It is so gratifying to see so many people love this bracelet - and to see so many photos of their completed bracelets on Facebook.

Chain'on kits are still only $10 to $18 depending on the color you choose (and with or without a clasp) and also includes the pattern.  If you are interested - contact us for available colors.

Third, I have a project published in this month's issue of Perlen Poesie (Issue 25) magazine - the leading beading magazine in Europe. Again, I'm so very honored.  

And last - and the most exciting - my Rick Steves  Hill Town Italian trip.  Look who I ran into - none other than Rick Steves himself.   And he has his arm around me taking a selfie - something he hardly does ever.  Thrill of my life!

So exciting - fabulous, fabulous, month - makes up for all the late night hours doing inventory, unpacking beads, labeling beads and scheduling classes.  Whew!

Friday, June 5, 2015

June Classes at Bead Street

We're just starting to put together our summer program and a couple of employees are still on vacation - so we won't have the entire schedule up for a few weeks.  But, here is what we know so far.

This Saturday, June 6th, Beth is offering another Beginning Wire Class. Bead Cap Chandelier Earrings from 1:00 to 3:00

Are you new to making jewelry?  Then join us for this class where we'll get you started by making basic loops and wire wraps and you can walk away with some very classy chandelier earrings.  This class is usually taught during the week but we're offering it this Saturday, and two seats are still available.  Call Bead Street 336-9707 to reserve a seat.
If you already know how to do basic wire working, but need to practice on making wraps - this is the perfect class for you as well.

You can use Swarovski crystals or pearls or anything else you would like. Class is $15 plus materials and you can bring your own beads or we have lots if you need them.  Bring your round nose pliers, bent or chain nose pliers and wire cutters.   If you don't have tools, we have some for you to use or some to purchase if you decide you love working with wire.

Also on Saturday, June 6th, Sandy is teaching a new pattern using the New Ripple Beads.  Space still available here as well, so if you would like to join us - let us know.

Saturday, June 13th, a repeat of Beth's popular Copper Rings Bracelet. Learn metalsmithing and have fun texturing, dapping, oxidizing and creating your own metal links for a one-of-a-kind copper bracelet. Bring a few basic tools and we'll have the rest.

You can call Beth, at Bead Street, 336-9707, Wednesday thru Friday for more information or to reserve a seat.

On June 20th, Beth will conduct a Wire UFO class (unfinished objects class).   This is for anyone who has previously taken a class from her.   More information to follow.