Bead Circle Update
NEW: The “Constellation Pendant” by Cathy Andrews is a real stunner! You start by weaving a 3-dimensional star pendant using circular peyote and herringbone stitches. Embellish curls in the beadwork with pearls and crystals to create a piece bursting with depth, texture and sparkle! Stitch your own matching bail and also choose to string a matching necklace if you like. Click on the photo for details and to reserve your seat:
Throwback Bead Circle: Several years ago we were first introduced to the creative and festive “Peppermint Parade” necklace pattern by Josie Fabre and fell in love! Now our friends at Bead & Button have generously made this project a free download on their website for everyone to enjoy; see link above. The original pattern calls for a 27mm rivoli, however we have come up with modified counts for use with an 18″ rivoli that we will share with participants of this bead circle. There is very limited space for this sesson, so be sure to click on the photo for details and reserve your seat as soon as possible:
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
Beginner Bead-Weaving Class: The “Dragonfly Dagger Bracelet” by Beki Haley is is a fun and whimsical bracelet that is easy to make. It’s also a great way to learn the right-angle weave stitch. Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Beginner Wireworking Class: This wire wrapped pendant class will teach you how to use half-round wire to create small wraps around the square wire that runs the perimeter of the stone or piece of glass you are wrapping for a beautiful finished piece! Click on the photo for details and to sign up:
Truck and Clearance Sale still ongoing
There is still a nice selection of items available from our Thanksgiving Weekend sale that will remain available as long as supplies last, so if you couldn’t stop by over the weekend, we encourage you to come down and check out what we’ve got. The truck brought us a unique assortment of firepolish beads in 3 different sizes and a selection of colors we don’t normally have available, plus new colors of druks in varying sizes, 4mm melon beads, several new types findings and more! We also have several baskets of newly marked clearance items at 50% off.
You can now 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.