Bead Circle Update
NEW: Combine superduo beads with chunky pyramid/stud beads to make the chic “Luxor Bracelet” designed by Svetlana Chernitsky. It works up in a breeze! 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.
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:
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: The “Rag Rug Peyote Bracelet” got it’s name because when the bracelet is finished it looks an awful lot like a rag rug, doesn’t it? It’s a fun, very free-form technique where you’ll use a variety of beads in various counts to create this look. You can make your stripes run either horizontal or vertical by stitching the width or length of your bracelet. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: The “Crystal Helix Bracelet” by Barbara Falkowitz is a great introduction to the right-angle-weave stitch. Using a combination of two sizes of firepolish beads and seed beads, you can make an endless number of color combinations and create a variety looks for both casual and dress wear. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Beginner Wireworking Class: The ever popular “Tree of Life” can be made easily with craft wire, metal rings and your choice of beads. We have two sizes of rings available in an assortment of finishes, and of course many types of beads to incorporate. You’ll definitely want to make quite a few of these — they make great gifts! Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Last Chance to RSVP for our Holiday Party!
The Laura’s Beads annual holiday party will be on Sunday, December 17th. We are happy to be hosted again this year by our friends at Stassi’s Italian Grill in New Port Richey. Details are now available and we are taking RSVPs both in our store and online by clicking here. We hope you will join us for a relaxing afternoon of food, wine and beady friends!
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.