New This Week at Laura’s Beads – December 22

Bead Circle Update

NEW: I was reminiscing recently about my first encounters with bead weaving and remembered a flat cellini bracelet I was taught that was called “Bump in the Road”. Cellini stitch, and really any form of peyote, has remained one of my favorite stitches all this time. I decided to sit down and stitch a flat cellini of my own that reminds me a bit of this first bracelet, but with a few more color variations and an edging that includes crystals for extra sparkle. Of course we just had to name it “Another Bump in the Road”. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 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:

Beth’s first session is already filled, but her second two sessions still have room! 

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 “Half Tila Herringbone” bracelet is smooth, slinky and very comfortable to wear! The technique is simple — just flat herringbone with half-tila and size 15 seed beads. You can also do a little chunkier version with brick and size 11 seed beads.  Click on the photo for details and to sign up:

Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: The “Garden Necklace” by Deb Roberti ( can be made in spring garden colors to wear on an outing on a sunny day, or classic black & cream to wear out for the evening. Whatever colors you choose, it will come out beautiful! Click on the photo for details and to sign up:

Beginner Beading Class: Enjoy making this simple wrap-around bracelet using memory wire, crystals and seed beads. This is a great project if you have never beaded before or if you need a quick “make and take” project for an event or gift. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:

Click here to find our more about our Classes and see a list of all the various projects that are coming up.

Happy Holidays!

All of us at Laura’s Beads would like to wish you a joyful holiday season. Thank you being a part of our beading family!

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!

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 and let her know what you are looking for. Original patterns are typically available by request after the Bead Circle sessions have been completed.

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