Thursday, February 13, 2014

More CzechMate 2 Hole Triangle Projects.

Bead Street customers have been celebrating  Valentine's Day for a couple of weeks now.  First, because of the many classes for our Cupids Crown bracelet and Crystal Heart.  Second, for all the cookies we have had in the store and during classes.  A big, big thank you to Joy, Sue and Lisa for all the delicious cookies and cupcakes this month. We are almost ready to hire Joy as our resident cook.

One of the finished hearts from our
Crystal Heart class.
This is one of the new Halo colors.

Joy excited about her project and
trying to make sure I got it in the photo...

Isn't this fabulous?

Not generally fond of orange, but really love it here.

This was stunning.  Looks almost like
Labradorite, Aquamarine and seed Pearls.

This beautiful as well - looks like Gold stone in the center.
Lot of gemstone influence in these classes
Maybe because of all the talk of Tucson?
Speaking of Tucson,  hopefully the rest of our gemstone shipment will arrive by Saturday.   We are still having our annual Gemstone sale starting Saturday and will continue thru February. Many things are limited quantity, so shop early for the best selection.  Lots of new Czech glass and other specialty items as well.  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Snakeskin Bracelet with Two Hole Daggers

Last Saturday was a very busy day.  With the introduction of the CzechMates 2 hole Triangles, 3 classes - one of which used these new beads, a lot going on. 

A few gals in the Cupids Crown class loved the projects that were being made in the Snakeskin Bracelet class and now want to learn that as well.  So a repeat this Saturday.  If you would also like to learn this pattern, give us a call - we have a few seats still available.

Isn't this stunning!  This is Deb's version  in purples (she stepped outside her blue box for this one).  Thank you, Deb for bringing this in for all of us to see.  

Photographed by professional photographer, Lisa Jordan, this looks like it could be published in a magazine doesn't it.  Thanks so much Lisa.

This one was beaded with Sunset Maple, Luster Opaque Rose/Gold Topaz and  Milky Pink Celsian two hole daggers.   A really lovely pink toned bracelet just in time for Valentine's Day. 

Close up of above.  This one we will have on display
 in our case for another week if you want
to see it in person.

Another stunning sample - this one beaded by Irene.
 She just needs to add a clasp and this will be ready to go.
Now you see why we have requests for another class.

Gals were really concentrating on their
projects in the beginning.
All were thrilled with what they learned
and their great color choices.
I'm anxious to see all the other finished bracelets
and will post photos when I have them.

So, this Saturday, February 8th,  the Snakeskin Bracelet designed by TrendSetter Svetland Einy  will be taught at 1:00 and a repeat of Cupids Crown will also be taught at 1:00.  And for those of you who have taken both and finished your projects, I will be there with camera in hand.  Hope to see you soon.