Wednesday, December 31, 2008

About Classes in January and February at 1 Stop Bead Shop

CLASS DRAWING! - FREE Digital Camera

Sign up for any January or February class and get entered in a drawing for a FREE digital CAMERA!
(3.1 Megapixels, 1.1" color display, 8MB internal memory, external memory capable, direct connection to USB port)
You will be automatically entered into the drawing for EACH Jan or Feb class you register for. Drawing will be held at the conclusion of the last class in Februrary. Employees and instructors of 1 Stop Bead Shop are not eligible to enter. People already registered are included in the drawing.

Here are the Classes with openings the beginning of January

PMC on a Budget
Sat, Jan 3 - Learn to work with PMC! Make a pendant or earrings with just 9 gr. of PMC.

Polymer Clay - Beginning Cane
Mon, Jan 5 & 12 - 2 weeks for our most requested polymer clay class. Taught by the President of the Central Ohio Polymer Clay Guild!

Beginning Bead Stringing
Mon, Jan 5 - Learn a new skill for 2009! Make yours in semi-precious, Swarovski, Czech glass, whatever floats your boat!

Intro to Wire Components
Tue, Jan 6 - A must have class for the beginning wire worker and Pre-requisite for all our advanced wire and soldering classes.

Crystal Lovers Wire Wrap Bracelet
Wed, Jan 7 - Color, fun and Swarovski! Learn those necessary headpin wraps. Don't want to spend Swarovski prices? No problem - do it in any beads you choose.

Cool Crystal Cuff
Wed, Jan 7 One of our biggest hits last quarter! Beadweaving with cubes and Swarovski's for an AMAZZZING cuff!

Snowflake Chain Maille Bracelet
Thu, Jan 8 Lightweight, colorful, inexpensive aluminum jump rings!

Beginning Wire Wrap
Sat, Jan 10 Perfect those wrapped loops w/ Robin's 1-step technique - an improvement on the way the books teach it!

More News About Today's Sale

Today, Dec 31st, is the LAST DAY TO SAVE on nearly our entire inventory at 1 Stop Bead Shop!
See posting below for the full list of what's on sale!

Note: We are closing early at 3:00!

Today only (is not retroactive on purchases made earlier):

As an added bonus, use your VIP or Frequent Beader Card discount ON TOP of the sale discounts!

And there's MORE! Spend $50 or more and get an additional coupon for $15 off a $40 purchase of regularly priced merchandise from Jan 12 thru Feb 28!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Year End Inventory Reduction Sale at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

And now...What you've all been waiting for...The BIG ONE!...Our biggest sale of the year!... You still have two days to shop it!

December 26-31
Store Hours:
Fri, Sat & Mon 10-6
Tue 10-8
Wed (New Year's Eve) 10-3

Sale includes:
30% off - Sterling Wire by the FOOT
10% off - Sterling Wire by the Ounce
20% off - Swarovski Strands of Cyrstals & Pearls
25% off - ALL Tierra Cast - bagged & loose
40% off - ALL Base Metal Beads & Findings *Does not include solid copper
40% off - 10 or more tubes of seed beads *Must purchase 10 tubes to receive discount
50% off - 10 or more strands Semi-Precious & Pearls *Must purchase 10 strands w/in dept. to receive discount
50% off - 10 or more LOOSE Semi-Precious *Must purchase 10 pieces w/in dept. to receive discount
50% off - 10 or more stransd of Czech Glass *Must purchase 10 strands w/in dept. to receive discount
PLUS - a different January comeback coupon each day!
What's more, we just PERMANENTLY reduced all of our bagged and loose sterling silver beads and findings for the new year!

Please buy it so we don't have to count it!

From all your friends at 1 Stop Bead Shop, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!


Visiting Artist Dallas Lovett at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

Nationally known artist Dallas Lovett
is coming to teach 2 classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop! January 23 & 24, 2009

You can click on the photos for larger versions...
[Saturn Pendant Fri Jan 23 - 10:00]
Just like the rings of Saturn, learn to spiral and weave around a favorite focal bead.

KIT & Materials - Kit purchase is required. All kits are discounted below retail. Kit includes all wire needed to make the project plus a kit from Dallas.
Materials to purchase - 20-28mm focal bead, pearls and 15 grams of Sz 11 seed beads.

An incredible bargain at $75 ($140 at Bead Expo in March! $217 at Bead & Button Show last year!)

Etruscan Bracelet

Etruscan Bracelet[Sat Jan 24 - 10:00am]

Dating back to the Romans and their use of the arch has inspired this Etruscan bracelet. The silver tubes, woven crystals and seed beads make this bracelet truly a royal experience. Another amazing value at under $100 for the class!

Level - 4 - Two wire classes or knowledge of coiling required to take this class. There is pre-work for this class.
Length - 6 hours

What to bring to a Wire Working Class:
Tool set – you can bring your own or buy them here.
Beads – large enough to fit over the gauge of wire used – you can bring or buy your beads prior to class.
Glasses — if you need them for detailed work

Get a discount: Sign up for 2 classes and get $10 off the pair. You may sign up yourself and a friend, or sign up for 2 of your own classes. You will get $10 off of each pair you sign up for. No coupon necessary. Discount applies automatically to EACH pair of classes. No limit.

Because he is a visiting artist, sign-ups for this class are on a tight deadline. Don't delay! Sign up today to ensure your spot! Call 1 Stop at 614-573-6452

For a little more information on Dallas Levett, visit his website!

Friday, November 28, 2008

2 Day After Thanksgiving Sale at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

Surprise! One of the advantages of a small business, is that we can do things quickly, when we decide we want to. So, SURPRISE:
2 Day After Thanksgiving Sale at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

50% off:
All Stranded Semi-Precious & Pearls
All Stranded Czech Glass
All Seed Beads
2 Days ONLY - Friday & Saturday, Nov 28 & 29
Store Hours:
10:00-6:00 both days

Reminder: Your sterling silver 30% off coupon is still valid this Fri & Sat too! See Nov. newsletter for details.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1Stop Food Drive

1 Stop Bead Shop would like to lend a hand in helping to alleviate some of the suffering of those in Central Ohio who are challenged just to meet the daily necessities of food. We would like to join our friends at NBC4 in supporting the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Between November 28 and December 20, bring in non-perishable groceries and get free beads and bead coupons. Here’s how it works:

Bring in the groceries and your receipt for:
$10 – get $10 in free seed beads, semi-precious or Czech glass
$20 – get $10 in free seed beads, semi-precious or Czech glass, plus a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase in January 2009 (some exclusions apply)
$30 – get $10 in free seed beads, semi-precious or Czech glass, plus coupon for 30% off in January
$40 – get $10 in free seed beads, semi-precious or Czech glass, plus coupon for 40% off in January
$50 – get $10 in free seed beads, semi-precious or Czech glass, plus coupon for 50% off in January

Happy Thanksgiving,

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November Newsletter

We have the following in, just in time for your holiday shopping

• Several Shipments/Thousands of dollars in Czech glass and Semi- Precious gives you better selection for your Christmas gift making.

• Swarovski Christmas Earrings are back- while supply lasts. Angels, 3 styles of Christmas trees, and Gift Boxes.

• Christmas Beads & Charms. We’ve stocked up on ceramic, glass, clay, pewter, and silver Santas, snowmen, reindeer, bows, angels and wings, and all things red & green.

• Pierced to Clip-on earring converters - limited supply

• Faceted Ball Chain - Like Leslee Frumin had but w/ more sparkle!

• 3mm Tierra Cast Heishi - 500 piece bags. For all those RAW Tennis Bracelets you’re making! Speaking of which, if you haven't taken this class, DO IT! The bracelets are quick and easy to make and they look oh-so-fabulous for holiday gifts!

• New 1 Stop Bead Shop Limited Edition Design Kits

• New Tools - including Bench Block with Nylon Guard, Motorized Hand Buff, Long Round Nose Pliers, Max Flame Torches

• Storage & Travel Cases and Beading Lap Trays

Can’t find it? Out of stock? We’ll do something that sets us apart from other bead stores - We’ll order it and call you when it comes in!

The Inside Scoop on Preciosa:
What is it and why have I never heard of it before?

Preciosa is lead Crystal. It is like Swarovski with all the bling thatyou’ve come to love, but with a lower price tag. So why have you never heard of it before?

In the late 19th century Daniel Swarovski developed the technology to machine cut tiny crystals in what was then known as Bohemia -one of the great glass bead making centers of the world. As a move to protect his invention from competitors anxious to duplicate the technologyhe moved his company to the more secluded regions of Austria.

That move proved to be more fortuitous than he imagined. After WWII Bohemia was annexed by the Soviet Union. A potential competitor, founded the same year the Soviets took power, was now a state owned business. While Swarovski grew and traded on the free market, Preciosa was largely unheard of outside of the iron curtain.

With the fall of Mr. Gorbachev’s wall in the early 90’s, Preciosa has emerged as an aggressive player on the world market.

1 Stop Bead Shop is the only store in Central Ohio carrying this stunning line of crystals.

We know you love bling - now you have even more choices!

Goodbye to Kathy Luli

Please join the staff of 1 Stop as we say goodbye to one of our earliest and most prolific instructors - Kathy Luli.

Kathy joined the teaching team at 1Stop shortly after we opened in 2005. Since then she has taught nearly a class a week in various bead weaving stitches. Her unique style introduced us to delicate bead laces and sculptural peyote ornaments.

She still has a few classes before she leaves:
Wavy Flag Bracelet - Wed Nov 19 - 6:00
Stars & Snowflakes - Wed Dec 3 - 6:00

Kathy is leaving Ohio with her husband to join her daughter in Oklahoma where her new home is
under construction.

Kathy, we will miss you and look forward to seeing you each year at Bead & Button.

Regards can be sent to:

Special January Class

Coming in January - Dallas Lovett
Admired for his unique approach to wire coiling using seed beads and his sublime artistic flair, Dallas is recognized nationwide as one of the elite wire jewelry designers. He teaches at bead
stores and guilds throughout the US and is a highly sought-after regular at the Bead & Button Show. We are proud to host Dallas Jan 23 & 24 as he teaches his popular Saturn Pendant and Etruscan Bracelet.
Classes - On sale NOW!
Space it limited to 15!

Class Schedule - December through Feburary

The new class schedule is now available in store and attached to this blog entry.
NEW Winter Class List for Dec - Feb
Classes are on Sale NOW in the store and on the website. Pictures are being added daily. You can also see the class list as a Calendar: The Winter Class Calendar

The quarterly 1 Stop Bead Shop Newsletter
November Coupon - see last page of newsletter

Friday, August 29, 2008

Lisa on Fox News

Lisa was interviewed on Fox news yesterday morning. Did anyone catch it? If you happen to find it posted online anywhere, please email me a link at; I'd like to post it.

Thanks much! -Hannah

3rd Anniversary SALE

Hello Bead Friend!

Boy do we have an exciting week planned for you! We're celebrating our 3rd Anniversary with a week long birthday bash, kicking off on Labor Day Monday! Yes, we're open Labor Day for the first time ever!

Here are just a few of the fun promotions we have planned for you. We also have quite a few surprises in mind. Just stop by any time during the week, and there's sure to be something fun going on! Or, come EVERY day for ALL the fun!

All Week
33rd customer to check out each day, wins a prize!
Extra Coupon at check out good through the end of the month - different coupon each day!
Random door prizes (must be present)
3:00 special - every day a different product or group will be on special for 1 Hour from 3:00-4:00
1/3 off clearance! (Does not include mystery bags or semi-precious grab bags.)
FREE $3 strand of Czech Glass with every purchase of $33 or more!
Labor Day Kick off Celebration - Monday 10:00-5:00 (note early closing time)
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE - All Swarovski strands and tubes Have you SEEN all the new colors?! (least expensive free)
33% off any 1 item of your choice
Plus all the week-long specials
Tuesday - Sep 2nd
Wire Worker's Special
All Artistic Wire - $3.00 a spool
$33.00 an ounce for All Sterling Silver Round Wire ordered and pre-paid today only! - We're rolling back the prices to last year's prices! (Reg Price $42.00)
Plus all the week-long specials
Wednesday - Sep 3
Stringers Special
Gordon's Quality Metal Findings - 3 for the price of 1! (highest price prevails)
Softflex - 49 strand - Medium - $3.00 off (while supply lasts)
Sterling 2x2 Crimp Beads - Bag of 50 - $3.00 (reg. price $5.45)
Plus All week-long specials
Bead Weaver's Special
Buy 2, get 3rd FREE - threads & needles (mix & match - least expensive item free)
All Seed Beads Buy 3 Get 1 FREE
Plus All week-long specials
Early Bird Special - First 3 hours - 10:00-1:00 - ALL Delicas $3.00 (no limit)
Choose Your Own Special - Pick any one special from earlier in the week and make it your special for the day!
Plus All week-long specials
Saturday - Sep 6th - Our 3rd Birthday Grand Finale!
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE!
All bagged Tierra Cast
All stranded semi-precious
Door Prizes EVERY 30 Minutes (must be present)
Free Hot Dog & drinks - 3 hrs - 12:00-3:00
FREE Strand of Beads with EVERY purchase!
PLUS, all the week-long specials!
We can't wait to see you next week! We hope you'll enjoy all the great specials we've put together, to thank you, our loyal customer, for 3 FANTASTIC years!

Carpe Beadem!
1 Stop Bead Shop
2752 Festival Ln Columbus, Ohio 43017

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We were in the Columbus Dispatch!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:01 AM

A weekly chat with a store owner or clerk in central Ohio

Lisa Busch
1 Stop Bead Shop
2752 Festival Lane, on the Northwest Side

Q: What's the vision behind your store?
A: My concept was that it would be the Cheers of beading -- the place where everybody knows your name. It has become a community of beaders.

Q: When did you begin beading?
A: Six years ago. The sparkle is probably what gets you first, but the thing that has kept me going is beadwork.

Q: When did you decide to start the store?
A: I had been a stay-at-home mom for 10 years. I decided it was time for me to go back to work, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. My husband and I were talking one night, and he said, "What do you want to do?" I said, "Open a bead store." That was in December (2004), and I signed the contract in March.

Q: What does your store look like inside?
A: Our motto is "Come sit and bead with us." I've given up a lot of retail space for two big tables with everything you need. All the walls are draped in beads -- it's pretty and it's sparkly. It's not a bad place to hang out all day.

Q: Are most of the people who come in women?
A: Our demographic is women 30 to 60, but, you know, we do get some boys who are really into it. We have one boy, about 12 years old, who comes in with his mom, makes his own designs and sells them.

Q: What kind of beads are the most popular?
A: Our customers like bling. If it's sparkly and it's shiny, they like it. We don't do a lot of business in wood because customers don't buy it.

Q: You have beads with a Buckeye theme. Are they a big seller?
A: We really stock up for the season.

Q: What kind of classes do you offer?
A: For . . . September through December, we have 109 classes. It's not just putting beads on a string -- but that's fun, too.

Q: Do you need to take a class to bead?
A: For basic bead stringing, we can show you on the spot in a few minutes. You can . . . take a 10-minute lesson and walk out the door with something.

Q: What's your favorite part of the job?
A: People say, "I'm not creative." I encourage them to take a class. I love seeing women find something within themselves they didn't know existed.

-- Jill Laster

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Limited Time! Triangular Peyote Stitch from Taos Sunset Class

My internet was down, so I’ve only now uploaded the directions for the Taos Sunset Triangular Peyote Stitch at
It will only be up for a week, though, so print it out right away!

My best to you!

Bead Street USA Bead Show

Bead Street USA Bead Show

Come visit our booth this weekend!
Veterans Memorial Hall, North Hall
300 W. Broad St., Columbus
August 23 & 24
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-5

Exclusive SHOW Sale Specials
NEW! Products
(including new Swarovski beads)
Mystery Bags
Semi-Precious Grab Bags

Thursday, August 7, 2008

August 08 Newsletter & Fall Classes

Hello Bead Friend!

Here it finally is. You've been waiting. You've been asking.
Click here for the August 08 Newsletter. Lots of announcements you're going to be excited about! Things to look for include:

Announcement of Leslee Frumin's classes
Weekly Coupon for 8/11-8/16
Class coupon for all August classes
Announcement of 2 NEW Visiting Guest Artists
Trunk Show & Bead Show announcement

Click here to view the Class Schedule. - over 100 classes - 47 of them brand new!
Click here to view the Monthly Class Calendar for Sep-Dec. - easy to check your open dates!

Classes are available for sale in the store NOW! Classes should be available on the website by the end of the month. No need to wait - just call us after you've picked your classes and we'll register you over the phone. We'll even send you a copy of your receipt via email - cool!
Carpe Beadem!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Can I teach my friends the class I took at 1 Stop?

Copyright Laws & You

You’re new to beading, and so excited about what you just learned at the local bead store. You want to teach your friends. Is it okay to do that?

The simplest answer - no.

Most stores/instructors won’t have a problem if you share your newfound knowledge with your best friend, mom, or daughter. But recently I had one of my students tell me that she
was going to teach one of my classes to her entire staff at work as part of a staff bonding/morale thing. It was then that I realized that with so many new beaders taking classes at 1 Stop,
some of them may be breaking copy- right law without realizing it. So, here’s the basic skinny to help guide your decisions.

1.A stitch or wire bend/coil is NOT copyright protected - they are in the public domain and have been used for centuries.

2.ALL written directions ARE copyright protected. It is NEVER okay to copy (by hand or on a machine) or teach from someone else’s directions unless you have their permission.

3.How the stitch/wire/etc. is put to-gether is a DESIGN and designs ARE copyright protected. It is not okay to teach someone’s design without their permission.

4.Classes taken at the local bead store support the salaries of the staff and the instructor. When you teach classes that you learned at the local bead store, you are taking money out of someone’s pocket that earns their living this way. Bottom line, when in doubt, ask the store or instructor. They will appreciate your concern for their welfare.

Congratulations Tracy Van Niel!

Congratulations Tracy Van Niel!

1 Stop Bead Shop is graced with many talented instructors. Tracy Van Niel, a talented artist who
teaches our beaded cabochon classes, recently was a finalist in the Bead Dreams competition at
the Bead & Button show in Milwaukee.

Of the hundreds of pieces submitted, only a few in each category become finalists and go on display at the Bead & Button show!

Tracy’s beautiful bead embroidered collar will be on display in July at 1 Stop Bead Shop and will beshown in the Bead Dreams Issue of the Bead& Button Magazine.
Congratulations Tracy!

Look for Tracy’s next bead embroidered cabochon class in fall class schedule release.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Treasures of TOHO - An Emerging Artist Bead Competition

1.This is a competition for emerging artist – no previous winners may submit their work.

2. All entries must use 80%TOHO beads in any sizes available.

3.You must register with your local store to participate. Materials must be purchased from the store in which you register.

4. All work entered must be original. Please do not submit items that you have learned in classes, from kits or any other sources. Techniques and stitches learned from any of these sources may be used but the finished piece must be of your original design.

5.Your entries must be submitted to your local store.Your local store will choose the winning piece.

6.The winning piece from each store will be submitted to your stores TOHO vendor.

7. A completed entry form must accompany each entry.

8. Collaborative work will not be accepted

9. Entries may not be submitted if they have been entered in any previous shows, contests or articles.

10. TOHO Beads retains the right to use the work of prize winners in a promotional way including book publications, publicity or photographs with credit to the contributing artist. Directions to be provided by artist if required.

Entries will be judged on originality, use of colors, beads and workmanship.

The designer of the prize winning entry, the store owner and 1 companion of each will receive roundtrip airline tickets, train tickets, 4 n i g h t ’ s h o t e l accommodations and 2 meals a day for a 3 days visit in Hiroshima, Japan.

Bead Trip Around the World Party

1 Stop helps beat the gas crunch!

Ouch! We know the gas prices are biting everyone. But 1 Stop has a solution for
your gas woes: Stay home and bead. Never before have those beads seemed like
such a good deal - it’s cheaper to bead than drive! And, if the gas prices are causing you to re-think your vacation plans, we even have a plan to help you take a trip around the world without the gas cost.

Please mark your calendars and join us for a Bead Trip Around the World.

When: Thurs, July 17

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

What: An evening of fun and festivities. We will take you to a dozen countries including
China, Austria, The Czech Republic, Japan, Italy,Africa and more. Learn thehistory of the beads and culturesand sample foods/drinks from their countries.We promise you easy transport with no delays, no layovers and no jet lag! Just pick up your passport at the door.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Classes - July 1-5

Here are the classes for the upcoming week. Give us a call at the store to make certain that there is still room! 614-573-6452

6:30 Fireworks Necklace
6:30 Begin Ceramic Beads & Pendants - Pt 1 (warehouse)

6:30 Peyote Bugle Bracelet
6:30 Y-drop Pendant Necklace

6:00 Wavy Flag Bracelet
6:00 Figure 8 Chain (warehouse)


10:00 Intro to Wire Components

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Classes - June 21-26

Here are the classes for the upcoming week.
Give us a call at the store to make certain that there is still room!

21 10:00 Wire Zipped Treasure Cuff

23 6:00 Color Block Flat Herringbone Cuff
6:30 Begin Beadweaving

24 6:30 Wire Wrapped Cab
6:30 Fused Fine Silver Loop-in-Loop Chain (warehouse)

25 6:00 Pearl Garden Bracelet, Ear & Pend
6:30 Swarovski Open Pend w/ Bail

26 6:30 Earring Workshop
6:00 Freeform Open Weave PMC Pendant (warehouse)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

May Newsletter - Reminders

This was in our May Newsletter, but don't forget - the following is still pertinent!

1 Stop Bead Shop Kits
These limited edition kits are great as gifts. They have everything your friend needs to make it herself. Based off of our most popular store samples, we have several 1 Stop Designs in stock.

Galvanized Seed Beads!
You’ve been reading about them in the beading magazines. 1 Stop was the first store in Columbus to carry them. Beautiful, permanent colors!

Attention Lampworks - ASK Glass Discontinued
If you haven’t already heard, the specialty ASK Glass is being discontinued by the manufacturer.They just had too many qualitycontrol/batch issues. Hannah made a special purchase to stock up for you. If you loved that glass, get yours now before it’s gone!

Gearing Up for the 2008 Ohio State Fair
1 Stop Bead Shop Sponsors the Jewelry Division
We are so excited to be involved in an event that will allow our students to show off their amazing talents. The 2008 schedule and registration form can be found at:
In case you missed it in our February newsletter, 1 Stop Bead Shop is proud to announce that we are your sponsor for all entries in the jewelry division at the 2008 Ohio State Fair Family Arts & Crafts competition. Registration MUST BE POSTMARKED by the 20th of June. Also don’t miss our very own Hannah, demonstrating lampwork glass bead making.
Can’t wait to see all the ribbons you win!

Monday, June 16, 2008

New items from Bead & Button

Hello Bead Friend!

Robin and Lisa (and therefore the entire staff except for Hannah who's busy being a bum in Taos) have been working overtime (literally) to get all the new exciting finds from the Bead & Button show ready to show you. We would like to invite you to come see everything we brought back before it gets blended in with the rest of the merchandise. Please join us this week, June 16-21. We have it all set up and waiting for you to drool over!

Here are just a few of the goodies you don't want to miss:

What does this have to do with beads you may ask? Well, this is an Abelman vase. He makes beads too. SO, just imagine a blown glass bead made under a fuming hood, with glass made from sand that he mixes himself. They are perhaps the most gorgeous focal beads I have ever seen. Robin had to MAKE Lisa stop buying them, because she would have spent the entire budget there. We only bought 30, and we're down to 14, so you'll want to be here early for the best selection. Hannah had one shipped to her in Taos since she'd been meaning to get one for years. As a side note, don't lick the beads, even though they look like they are candy.

I wouldn't be surprised if they completely sold out by the end of the week!

Lisa was in a real lampwork mood, so we brought home tons of new lampwork from artists you're familiar with like Nikki Thornburg (recently a gallery feature next to Hannah in Bead Unique), Sher Berman, and Louise Little's Desert Bloom Designs. We've been sold out of Sher and Louise's beads for months! And, Nikki just added a complete new line of silver on glass which we picked up, as well as these really cool flat spiral disks (wait till you see the sample Robin made from them - Danielle said it was the "coolest piece of jewelry I've ever worn.").

We also picked up a few new artists, of which one of the coolest was JoElla Johnson with her Tantrum beads. She tells me that these beads are what happened when she had a temper tantrum w/ glass one day. You just have to see them to imagine all the possibilities! One of her beads in featured in The 2nd All New Micro Macrame by Kris Buchanan (we carry it in the store).

We especially liked Grace's beads - made in America (she promises), she has trained several lampwork artists to make them to her specs, so that you can get strands of similar beads and re-order them again and again to fill those customer orders. Sounds like they might be plain, but they are really quite pretty, the perfect size for bracelets, and focals are available to match!

Oh, and then there are these neat new furnace glass bracelet parts. Just add a center bead and clasp and you have a very cool, attention getting bracelet.Or try a necklace curve on chain. Lisa really wants to make one of these w/ a spiral or Ndebele rope! The squiggles are way cool for earrings too!

Didn't we tell you Lisa went nuts for glass?! :-)

For those of you that have been anxious for a new influx of cabochons, we didn't skimp. We bought over $1500 of stone, art glass and dichroic glass. (The new black/white, and the new pink/purple give you new colors to work with.)

We also picked up several thousand $$ in new Czech glass. The one we were most excited about is a 4mm Firepolish bead in TRUE Purple.

Don't worry semi-precious fans - we took care of you too! - to the tune of $6000 worth of new semi-precious beads and focals. We are finally adding a line of beads for our more discerning customers - beautiful gem cut rondells in Spinel, Sapphire, Tourmaline, Iolite, Sunstone, Garnet and more - scrumptious strands starting at $60 and up. Got more of the ever popular dyed Crazy Lace Agate too!

What's left? Oh, silver - hilltribe and bali. And Copper. And Books - fabulous designs for peyote pouches that can be put on a form and stitched right on the pattern - innovative and EASY!

Okay, so are you getting the idea that you don't want to miss this preview?
See ya' this week!

Welcome to 1Stop Bead Shop

We are Central Ohio's bead class headquarters, offering over 100 classes each quarter in Beadweaving, Bead stringing, Wire Working, Chain Maille, PMC, Lampwork Bead Making, Bead and Wire Crochet, Fiber Art Jewelry and more. Our staff of 14 instructors have more than 100 years of combined experience creating and teaching the art of jewelry making. Please visit our classes page to view our current class schedule.

We are also a full-service bead store, which means we attempt to bring you a wide selection of everything you will need to make and sell your jewelry. We boast the largest selection of Czech glass pressed and firepolished beads, Japanese seed beads, and copper beads and findings in Central Ohio.

In addition to those, you'll also find an extensive selection of Miyuki Delicas, Swarovski crystals, Semi-precious, Sterling silver and gold filled beads and findings, PMC, sterling and gold filled wire and chain, tools, books, and everything you need to display and package your jewelry for sale. We are the only store in Central Ohio carrying the Artistic Wire line of craft wire, and the second largest distributor of the Tierra Cast brand of findings in all of Ohio.

We encourage Ohio Artisans in their crafts of Polymer Clay and Lampwork Bead making by carrying their beads in stock and doing trunk shows featuring their unique talents.
With an inventory that grows every week, we are your 1 Stop Bead Shop!

Don't know anything about jewelry making and don't want to wait for a class? No worries! We have tables on our showroom where you can, "Come Sit and Bead with Us!" and knowledgable and talented staff that can walk you through the entire process from assistance with bead selection to pointers for using the tools and finishing your jewelry. Beading is fun and you can do it!

If you have any immediate questions regarding our retail shop in general please feel free to use the following e-mail address. or call us at:
(614) 573-6452.
Our store hours are:
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm,
Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8pm
Closed Sundays for Worship.