We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for a new year of beading, creativity and friends!
Bead Circle Update
NEW: The “Sparkling Twisted Herringbone Bracelet” is easy and repetitive to stitch, but has such an intricate look when completed. It wears like a bangle, but the subtle magnet clasp makes it easy to take on and off. You’ll want to make more than one! Click on the photo for details and to reserve your seat:
Click here to find our more about our Bead Circles and see a list of all the various projects that are coming up. Some bead-weaving experience necessary to participate.
Just Arrived at Laura’s Beads
The latest editions of our favorite magazines just hit the shelves! Stop in and see all the beautiful new projects featured this time around. Be sure to let us know which projects our Bead Circles should be thinking about stitching!
We also are pleased to offer Czech 2mm pearls in the most popular shades — white, cream, silver, cocoa and light bronze. They are adorably small and beautiful!
Classes Newly Added to Calendar
Specialty Class: Every winter we are very excited to have Beth Cox, a glass expert from Michigan, visit our shop with all her supplies and creativity. Using pieces of stained glass, canes, millefiori, chips and more, you’ll cut, stack and glue to create custom pendants, pins, earrings, windchime dangles and more. The assembled pieces are kiln fired off-site and then returned to us within 2 weeks of class. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Her last session on Thursday still has space — don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to play with glass!
Important Note for Students who have taken this class previously: Like last year, we will again split the group so that you can begin working on your pieces immediately while the new students are given the orientation.
Intermediate Bead-Weaving Class: To make the beautiful “Snow in Silver” necklace you’ll be stitching a base of netting using two different colors of seed beads to create the eye-catching stripes. Small bugle beads bridge each stripe and a third color of 11 defines your netting “intersections”. Embellish your completed netting with crystals, pearls, or druks. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: The “Stacker” bracelets by Deb Roberti are named that because you can wear several of them together, although they look beautiful individually as well. Deb has given us a few variations of the bracelet to play with — two are shown above, plus there are two additional ones that are not shown. This is a wonderful bracelet for beginners to learn the art of bead-weaving using two-hole beads. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Until next time, have a sparkling week and happy beading!
Remember, if you are interested in making any of the projects shown in our emails, but are not in the area to join in, you can now purchase all the necessary supplies on shop.laurasbeads.com!
Many of the patterns are available through popular magazines or websites, which will be indicated on our website when you click on any of the projects above, so that you can view a materials list. If it’s an original pattern, simply email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know what you are looking for. Original patterns are typically available by request after the Bead Circle sessions have been completed.