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.