Monday, December 28, 2009

And the Winners for the Carpe Beadum Design Contest Are....

We have our winners! Please join us in congrats to our wonderful jewelry artists.
Prizes will be sent out shortly - I'll email you to let you know when to expect them!
Regards,
Hannah Rosner
http://www.goodrivergallery.com/



1. FIRST PLACE

Artist: Marsha L. Wiest-Hines
Haute Ice Beadwork http://hauteicebeadwork.etsy.com
Title: INK

Materials: Kit plus Czech and Japanese seed, bugle and cylinder beads, Swarovski bicone crystals, Czech fire polish beads, fireline, powerpro, 14k gold plate clasp
Dimensions: 18" long with 2" extender chain, 3.5" drop from center front to bottom of fringe, 1" wide.

Marsha writes: I began this piece with the creation of the peyote spacer bars, which looked like squid to me when fringed. The "spilled ink on parchment" look of the lovely focal, added to the squid image, led to the name. Techniques include peyote stitch, flat circular peyote stitch, fringe, and Russian spiral weave.



2. SECOND PLACE Artist: Tatyana Fedorikhina
Title of piece: Hibiscus in the Snow

List of materials: Superlon cord # 18 (light brown), Swarovski bicone crystals size 6 mm Siam AB (from the kit), size 4mm Smoke Topaz (from the kit) and Light Siam, size 3mm Topaz AB and Copper, Magnesite rectangular beads and a doughnut, moukite stone rondelle beads, lampworked beads (from the kit), Toho hexagonal size 11 beads Metallic Gold Iris (from the kit), Toho size 11 seed beads Silver Lined Black Cherry and Amber (from the kit), beads spacers (from the kit), Delicas: bronze, yellow, and orange.
Dimensions: length – 34 inches; width at the bottom – 8 inches.




3. THIRD PLACE

Artist: Jennifer Shibona
Title of Piece: "Macco's Fancy"

Dimensions: Necklace is 16-1/2" with neckpiece measureing 3-1/2" wide by 8" long

Materials used: beads in the carpe beadum kit plus 3mm bronze fire polish mix of various 11/0 seed beads (both czech and japanese) copper mesh ultra suede parrot feathers and lacy stiff stuff



4. PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Artist: Caroline Moeller
Title of Piece: Sedona Serenity

List of Materials: Seed beads, drops, lampwork, tierracast daisies, gemstones (turquoise), crystals and snaps

Dimensions: 9 inches x 2 inches


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Carpe Beadum Design Contest Entries up!

I've put the Carpe Beadum Design Contest Entries up! Go to the Good River Gallery blog to vote for the People's Choice Award.

http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com

They are really super pretty...

Huib Petersen Classes have been chosen at 1 Stop Bead Shop!!!

Huib's Classes have been chosen!!!
& are available for sale in the store or on the internet
They are filling fast, so sign up soon:
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/visiting-guest-artist-classes-huib-petersen-c-223_234_415.html

Butterflies - Fri, Jan 22 - This class is for all those who voted for Sweat Pea, Russian Summer, or Monarch. You will choose which pattern you prefer to work from. Huib will custom teach to each butterfly. In the afternoon he will cover how the Sweat Pea or leaves are made (though you will be concentrating on making the butterfly in class). Level 3 - Pre-req - Peyote. Practice on Russian leaf recommended but not required. 6 hr w/ lunch break.

Up & Over - Sat, Jan 23 This class is for all those that voted for Up & Over, Honky Tonk, My Father's Watchband, or any other Tubular RAW class. Once you learn the stitch, you can apply it to any of these designs. Learn Tubular Right Angle Weave from the expert. I first learned tubular RAW from Huib, and I can tell you there is no better teacher. He tells me that he can take any student - even an advance beginner - and teach them this stitch. Level 2 - Advanced Beginner - Right Angle Weave recommended but not required. 6 hr w/ lunch break.

Starfish - Fri, Jan 22 - This class is for all those voted for Enchanted Waters, Swim Around my Wrist, or other nauticle themes. He will teach the starfish or sea star which is done in tubular Peyote. Other sea creatures will be discussed but not taught in this 3 hour class. Level 2 - Peyote suggested but not required.

Russian Bead Lace - Sat, Jan 23 - This class is for all those that voted for a leaf class. In this class you will learn to make the Russian Leaf (increaing/decreasing peyote) and variations like the Oak Leaf will be discussed. Leaves are an incredibly practice embellishment to be able to add to any beadweaving piece. Level 3 - 3 hour. Pre-req Peyote.

Carpe Beadem!
Lisa
1 Stop Bead Shop
6347 Sawmill Rd
Dublin, Ohio 43017
614-573-6452
www.1stopbeadshop.com
lisa@1stopbeadshop.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Just a week left to vote for your favorite Huib Petersen class at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

Huib Petersen Classes are now up for vote at 1 Stop Bead Shop. See the mosaic below, and vote for your favorite! Click on the Mosaic to see a larger version.



1. Russian Summer
2. Sweet Pea
3. Circle of Life
4. Purple Butterfly on Russian Leaves
5. Blue Butterflies on Ivy
6. Small Gathering
7. Monarchs
8. The Gathering
9. Butterfly in Oak Leaves
10. Multiwinged Butterfly
11. Bee on Lilac
12. What's the Buzzz
13. Spider On Eucalyptus Leaves
14. Cricket On Bamboo
15. Dragonfly On Apache Leaf Chain
16. Calla And Dragonfly
17. Water Dancers
18. Hummingbird
19. Fall In Love
20. Enchanted Waters

Help us decide which Huib Petersen class to feature in January at 1 Stop Bead Shop. There are two ways to vote. Either see the poll in the right margins of our blog (http://1stopbeadshop.blogspot.com/) OR email lisa@1stopbeadshop.com. There are also more photos on his website
(http://www.mylovelybeads.com/php/newsletter/200908/huib1.html),
but I've run out of steam making this mosaic so take a look at his work and let Lisa know if there's something on the site that you'd prefer instead of the featured items above.

Hannah Rosner at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We still have room in the following visiting artist classes this week:

Hannah Rosner
was a semifinalist in the lampwork category for Bead Dreams 2009 and won second place for her bead embroidered collarpiece in the Treasures of Toho 2009 Contest. Her work is currently on show at the Harwood Museum of Art gift shop and also at the Fetchin House, Taos Museum of Art Gift Shop. You can see her kits and lampwork beads in person at 1 Stop Bead Shop; she will have a trunk show running concurrently with her classes from Dec 7-13.



* Hannah will be teaching beadweaving and lampwork classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop on December 7-12, 2009. To see what she'll be teaching, and to sign up, check out our website:
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/visiting-guest-artist-classes-hannah-rosner-c-223_234_292.html

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vote for your Huib Petersen class at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

Huib Petersen Classes are now up for vote at 1 Stop Bead Shop. See the mosaic below, and vote for your favorite! Click on the Mosaic to see a larger version.



1. Russian Summer
2. Sweet Pea
3. Circle of Life
4. Purple Butterfly on Russian Leaves
5. Blue Butterflies on Ivy
6. Small Gathering
7. Monarchs
8. The Gathering
9. Butterfly in Oak Leaves
10. Multiwinged Butterfly
11. Bee on Lilac
12. What's the Buzzz
13. Spider On Eucalyptus Leaves
14. Cricket On Bamboo
15. Dragonfly On Apache Leaf Chain
16. Calla And Dragonfly
17. Water Dancers
18. Hummingbird
19. Fall In Love
20. Enchanted Waters

Help us decide which Huib Petersen class to feature in January at 1 Stop Bead Shop. There are two ways to vote. Either see the poll in the right margins of our blog (http://1stopbeadshop.blogspot.com/) OR email lisa@1stopbeadshop.com. There are also more photos on his website
(http://www.mylovelybeads.com/php/newsletter/200908/huib1.html),
but I've run out of steam making this mosaic so take a look at his work and let Lisa know if there's something on the site that you'd prefer instead of the featured items above.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Classes Available this Week at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We still have spaces in the following classes this week. To register, head on by our website: http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Christmas Garland Beaded Bead - Mon, Nov 23 - One of our most popular classes! Learn to make a beaded bead and then string it on chain for a very modern touch of bling. Multi color-ways available. Only 1 space left.

Fireworks Necklace- Mon, Nov 23- Always a hit with all that bling. Number one comment from former students, "That class was so much fun!" Kits available in multi color-ways.

Wire Wrapped Tree Ornament - Sat, Nov 28 - Unique ornament with a Tini French Beaded Tree inside. This will be a true keepsake for the recipient. Make several for gifts!

Peyote Curves Christmas Tree- Mon, Nov 30 - Learn to make flat Peyote "rise" and how to follow a graphed pattern with this whimisical Christmas Tree design. Once you've learned how to do it, you can replace the Christmas Tree with any color beads for an interested raised geometric.

Right Angle Weave Tennis Bracelet - Mon, Nov 30 - Last chance to learn to make this simple elegant bracelet before Christmas. Since you can make them in about an hour, they make wonderful gifts.

Visiting Guest Artist at 1 Stop Bead Shop - Hannah Rosner

Okay, this is sort of self serving, but since Lisa put this into the newsletter, I'm translating it into the blog...
-Hannah
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Visiting Guest Artist Announcement:
Only 2 Weeks to Hannah
In case you aren't familiar with our Hannah, she is really one of us, who because of her move to Taos, is now a "Visiting" Guest Artist.

During the time she lived in Columbus, she worked and taught at 1 Stop for nearly 3 years. Now, you see her work every time you visit our website, as she is our one Stop "Web Master."

Hannah has been designing with seed beads and lampworking for over 20 years. She was recently awarded 2nd place in the national 2009 Toho Emerging Artist Competition, and she placed in the 2009 Bead & Button Bead Dreams Competition at the Bead & Button Show.

Hannah will be here for 1 week beginning Mon, Dec 7 to share her knowledge with us. She has beadweaving classes for beginners and advanced, an intermediate lampwork class, and a first time class on Etsy & Ebay.

Japanese Screen Peyote Bracelet - Mon, Dec 7 - Beginner level Peyote class with a touch of wire work.

Selling On-line - Intro to Etsy & Ebay - Sat, Dec 12 - Learn to set up Etsy and eBay shops and sign up for Paypal sellers accounts. Step by step set-up for shops and listing your first items. No need to actually know anyting about beading for this class since you will be able to set up your shops for any handmade crafts. However, you need to have some familiarity with your computer. If you have a laptop with wireless feel free to bring it along; you can work with her in class to list your first item and set up online shops. No photography covered.

Nothing But Fringe - Techniques Workshop - Tue, Dec 8 - Back by request. Overview of at least 8 different types of fringe. Sample fringe attached to a booklet and bound.

Intermediate Lampwork - Twisties & Stringers - Wed, Dec 9 - Still having trouble with stringers balling up on you? We'll discuss some basic through advanced twisties and how to control stringer placement.

Sea Form Pendant - Wed, Dec 9 - ADVANCED! Make a sculptural peyote pendant or beaded bead around a lampwork bead and cover in crazy fringe. Will be finished in class!

Royal Ruffles - Thur, Dec 10- Brand New Design - This thing is stunning. Not as hard as it looks, but how DOES it DO THAT?! The only thing you need to make it is knowledge of Peyote and time.

To see photos of these projects and to register, head on by the 1 Stop Bead Shop Website: http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/visiting-guest-artist-classes-hannah-rosner-c-223_234_292.html

Meet the Artist Night at 1 Stop Bead Shop

You are invited to join us for
Meet the Artist Night
at 1 Stop bead Shop
Friday, Dec 5, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 pm
No reservations necessary - just drop on by!

Many of the instructors and artists whose lampwork, ceramic, polymer clay, PMC, and other artisan-made beads we carry will be here that evening, demonstrating their craft and selling their work.

Demos planned so far include:
Polymer Clay caning or mini-ornaments - possible make-it-and-take-it
Pearl Knotting
Chain Maille
PMC
More to come

Artists who will have their work to sell include:
Sharleen Newland - Ceramic Artists (makes our Buckeye pendants for starters)
Louise Little - Lampwork Artist - bringing her brand new line of hollow, artifact and electroformed beads
Hannah Rosner - Lampwork Artist - Kits, Flower beads & Steampunk Mixed Media Lampwork beads

Mark your calendar and save the date for a fun night of demos and special pre-holiday shopping!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spotlight on Our Friends: Julie Hunkar at 1 Stop Bead Shop



Julie Hunkar writes: My St. Petersburg w/Fringe (above) was inspired by a project I saw in Bead and Button Magazine. I bought the Fire Agate Pendant at the B&B Show in 2008. So using the colors in the pendant, I amped it up. I decided on branching fringe to match the delicate fern-like branches of the St. Petersburg stitch and went to town adding the fringe at the bottom. This has been a popular class in order to learn a more complicated version of St. Petersburg.

I took Hannah Rosner's Taos Sunset (below) Class in August of 2008. It was a wonderful class teaching us tubular and triangle peyote and a spiral fringe. It took 4 weeks of fairly steady evening work to get it done after the class, and it weighs a ton, but it is one of my favorite pieces. Every Hannah class is fun and you always learn cool stuff - sign up for a least one of her classes this December, you won't be disappointed!

To look at our current offering of 1 Stop Bead Shop Classes, head over to our website: http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reindeer Roundup Shop Hop at 1 Stop Bead Shop Website


Ready for the Reindeer Roundup Shop Hop? Check our website from Nov 15 - Dec 15. Save big by registering your email on the main Reindeer Roundup site (follow the link, above) and then finding the hidden image on our website. Look for the hidden image and click on it!

You have the chance to win prizes for finding all of the hidden images in participating Shop Hop stores. New to the Shop Hop? Its easy. Head over to the Scrapbooking Roads site to register your email, then come back to search for the image. Once you've found it, you'll be rewarded with a special discount on our site and a chance to win some prizes.

Want a hint on where it's located? Well, you have to come on over to our website to get that.
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

New January-February Class Schedule at 1 Stop Bead Shop

The new class schedule and calendar so many of you have been asking for is finally here and our instructors have done it again! Here are a few of the highlights:

65 classes in 2 months! (Look for the 3 classes between Christmas & New Year's too for something fun to do that week.)
30 NEW classes
Return of some favorites you have requested including Slinky Herringbone, Dutch Peyote Spiral, Sedona Spiral, Beadometry, Ndebele Rope w/ Focal, and more - look for the BBPD designation.

2 Visting Guest Artists: Huib Petersen - Beadweaving - in January and
Leslee Frumin - Beadweaving & Metals - in February.

*Some samples are currently available in the store (some out w/ photographer). Please allow 2 weeks for website sales to go on-line.

Classes Available this Week at 1 Stop Bead Shop


We still have room in the following classes this week!
To sign up, come by the store or visit our website. http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

It's a Twirl Thing Necklace - Wed, Nov 18 - Learn to make a heavy guage silver collar and then make a vine-curled wire set with synthetic stones. Every piece unique.

Christmas Jumble Bracelet - Wed, Nov 18 - One of our most requested classes! Learn bead stringing and several fringe techniques in this whimsical bracelet. Several color-ways available including Christmas, Winter/Hanukkah, OSU, & Spring. Only 1 space left.

Mini French Beaded Christmas Tree - Sat, Nov 21- We just LOVE this darling little tree w/ it's beaded branches, and beaded ornaments. This is a keepsake or gift you'll always treasure. *Add new Polymer Clay Miniature Christmas Charms as the perfect complement - see below.

NEW CLASSES JUST ADDED TO OUR SCHEDULE

Raised Peyote - Thu, Dec 3 - Class was cancelled due to instructor illness and is now back on the schedule. Learn how to make FLAT peyote "Rise" and learn to read a peyote graph in a simple diagonal pattern. (Picture not currently available)

Polymer Clay Christmas Charms - Tue, Dec 15 - These miniature polymer clay gifts, candy canes, wreathes, Santa hats & snowmen are perfect as charms or to *go on and around the French Beaded Christmas Tree shown above.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Visiting Artists at 1 Stop Bead Shop

As always, we seek to bring you the best visiting artists. Here's a sneak peak of what we've got lined up through 2011!

Hannah Rosner - Dec 2009
bead weaving, online selling and lampwork classes available now:
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/visiting-guest-artist-classes-hannah-rosner-c-223_234_292.html

Huib Petersen - Jan 22 & 23, 2010
Leslee Frumin - Feb 26 & 27, 2010
These classes will be available to purchase by the end of this month. For now, call the store and ask to be added to the mailing list!
614-573-6452

Please note that NONE of the following classes are available for sale yet. They will be released for sale with the regular quarterly schedule of the quarter they are scheduled in. Early releases - if there are any - will be announced via the website, newsletter and social media.

Sheila Cleary - May 7 & 8, 2010 - Kumihimo - on the Maradi (not the foam disc).
Melissa Muir - Jun 5, 2010 - Metal working
Jean Campbell - Jul 9 & 10, 2010 - Beadweaving
Teresa Sullivan - Sep 10 & 11, 2010 - Beadweaving
Sherry Serafini - Oct 22 & 23, 2010 - Purse - ALREADY Sold Out - taking names on a waiting list

Maggie Meister - Jan 21 & 22, 2011
Jeannette Cook - Aug 19 & 20, 2011
Bead Venture to Italy w/ Maggie Meister - Oct 4-15, 2011

Others that are committed but dates not yet confirmed - Cynthia Rutledge, Dallas Lovett - both will be on the 2011 calendar

Please make a note that NONE of these classes are available for sale yet. They will be released for sale w/ the regular quarterly schedule of the quarter they are scheduled in. Early releases - if there are any - will be announced via the website, newsletter and social media.

Classes Available this Week at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We still have classes available this week & next:
To register go to
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/classes-november-2009-c-223_341.html

Copper Scales Chain Maille - Mon, Nov 9- Cousin to the Viper Scale, this bracelet lays flat and "snakey." Done in copper, save $$ while you learn AND end up with a beautiful stylish piece that is in pace with this season's colors. Only 3 spaces left.

Embellished Viking Knit - Tue, Nov 10 Learn this easy way to "knit" wire on a dowel and then reduce it to bracelet size. Embellishment adding will be taught and is optional.

Rivoli Bling Necklace - pt 1 - Wed, Nov 11 - This amazing pieces refreshes your Peyote bezel setting skills and then teaches you how to combine more than 1 into a stunning statement piece. Smaller version than sample is an option.

Beginning Bead Weaving - Wed, Nov 11- 1 Stop Bead Shop’s Signature Class! The best place to start if you’ve never done any Bead Weaving. Stitches up in about an hour, and at less than $10 each, they are great Christmas gifts!

Beginning Wire Wrap - Thu, Nov 12 - Develop muscle memory for the basic skills of wire wrapping using fine gauge wire, while making a charm bracelet and earrings.

Bronz Clay Explorer - Sat, Nov 14 - Use wood stamps, textures, cutters and free-style to create jewelry elements. Projects will be kiln-fired and returned to the store for pick-up. Pre-req - 2 PMC classes or mastery of PMC.

JUST ADDED!

Wire Tree Ornament - Sat, Nov 28 - You've seen it in the store. A darling little clear ornament globe in which you will make a tiny decorated wire tree. Just in time for the holidays!

Christmas Garland Beaded Bead Necklace- Mon, Nov 23 - Learn to make a bead out of Swarovskis, then learn simple wire wrapping technique to turn them into a long chain of bling! You can choose a holiday themed kit with red, greens, gold, silvers or any of a variety of standard kits.

Ndebele Triangles- Mon, Dec 7 - Learn flat Ndebele Herringbone Stitch. Do our Block O's, a solid, or a simple stripe variation.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Beading Contest at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Reminder - Contest Entry Deadline - Dec 1, 2009
Have you read about it on our website?
INTERNATIONAL BEADING COMPETITION
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/carpe-beadum-design-contest-2009-c-351.html

Sponsored by 1 Stop Bead Shop & Good River Gallery with beads made by & kits designed by our own Hannah Rosner
CARPE BEADUM DESIGN CONTEST
Top Prize: $100 in semiprecious beads, $25 1 Stop Bead Shop Gift Certificate, & $50 GoodRiverGallery Gift Certificate.
3 other prize categories - all win gift certificate from 1 Stop Bead Shop plus...
Deadline to enter: Midnight, December 1, 2009

Kits currently available in the store and on our website in 4 color ways.

Largest Sale EVER at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

1 Stop Bead Shop announces
Our 1st EVER
EVERYTHING is on sale SALE!
yes everything)
Just in time for your holiday gift making!


This Friday & Saturday ONLY!
November 6 & 7
10:00 - 6:00 both days

Check out these savings:

Clearance Sale - Selected items in these categories:
Semi-Precious Strands - 50% off
Semi-Precious Cubes - $3.00 each or 10 for $20
Lampwork - 30% off
Bagged Preciosa Crystals - 50% off
Premium Plated Metal beads & findings - 50% off
Loose Czech Glass - 50% off
Loose Swarovski - 50% off
Loose Semi-Precious - 50% off
German Craft Wire - 50% off
German Vintage - 50% off
Laura Liska Bead Collections - 30% off
Laura Liska Fiber Collections - 50% off
Clearance Items - additional 50% off lowest price marked
Magazines - $1.00 each
Black Bead Trays (great for stacking projects) - $3.00 each
We really did some house cleaning!

You're going to be excited about how much is on Clearance Sale!

EVERYTHING ELSE 10% off:
Books
Tools, storage & display
PMC
All Artisan made beads - lampwork, PMC, enameled copper, polymer clay, etc.
Chinese Crystals
Sterling & Gold Filled Wire (by the 1 oz coil)
Cabochons
Staxx, PerlAmore, Forever in my Heart, Ala Carte Clasps
20% off
All Kits - (except class kits)
All Sterling Silver & Gold-filled beads & findings
Stringing materials
30% off
Artistic Wire
Vintaj
40% off
All Semi-precious - loose & stranded
All Czech glass - loose & stranded
All Swarovski - loose & stranded
Preciosa Crystals
Seed Beads
Base Metal, Premium Plated Metal & Copper
50% off
All Tierra Cast - Loose & Bagged (tons of new bagged)
You've NEVER seen a sale like this before (and you may never again)!


Shop early for best selection - many items are limited and will sell out fast!

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REMINDER
Last Day to redeem $10 Bead Bucks
Thur, Nov 5

Friday, October 30, 2009

Star's Clasps Trunk Show & Halloween Happenings at 1 Stop Bead Shop

1 Stop Bead Shop - Star's Clasps Trunk Show
IN PROGRESS NOW!(Friday and Saturday)

They showed up with all their clasps & CHAIN!

Gorgeous fashion chain in silver and gold!

What's more:

They're offering an exclusive DISCOUNT SALE to 1 Stop customers

Save 20% on all Trunk Show purchases over $200
(no further discounts or coupons apply)


1 Stop Halloween Special

Just this morning, I decided to help you celebrate Halloween with a sale of our own.

20% EVERYTHING on the Halloween Table
(no further discounts or coupons apply)
Seed Beads
Czech Glass
Ghosts, pumpkins, candy corns, etc.

And don't forget:
SATURDAY ONLY!

come dressed for Halloween
(a costume or Harvest/Halloween themed clothing/jewelry)
and get entered into a drawing for a FREE Star's Clasp!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Class Available at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We still have room in the following class NEXT WEEK at 1 Stop Bead Shop!
To sign up and to see photos, check out our class page:
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/jazzy-earring-designs-p-6585.html

Jazzy Jig Earring Designs
Learn 6 different ways to jaz up earrings with a jig, including fancy headpins and chandeliers Pre-req - Intro to Wire or Jig Components

Instructor - Jackie House

Date - Monday, October 26, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Level - 3

Length - 3 hours

Kit and Tool - Kit purchase required. Our kits are always discounted off of full retail.

What to bring to a Wire Working Class:

All students must bring or buy Thing-a-ma-jig tool. (Using Sterling Silver Wire)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Carpe Beadum Design Contest at 1 Stop Bead Shop

CARPE BEADUM 2009!

Good River Gallery and 1 Stop Bead Shop have teamed up for a Beading Contest!
Get your kit HERE:
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/carpe-beadum-design-contest-2009-c-351.html

We always love seeing what our customers are using our supplies to make. Our challenge to you is to use 25% or more of the beads we send you. You may add beads to this kit as well. Multiple entries are fine, but you must buy a kit FOR EACH ENTRY. Any technique (wirewrapping, stringing, beadweaving) is accepted. Further, you are not just limited to jewelry! Sculpture, housewares, whatever you can come up with so long as it uses our beads.

Kits include lampworked beads, crystals, tierracast spacers, and seed beads. Please choose your color - we have more than one colorway available. The kit is available for sale at $35.00 each starting NOW. A copy of the full rules is included in each kit.

HOW TO ENTER Email a clear jpeg at least 5" x 5" at 300 dpi, to: Goodrivergallery@aol.com. Put "1Stop/GoodRiver contest" in the subject line. Do not send us actual pieces, they will not be considered. Include in the email: name, address, email address, phone number, title of piece, list of materials, dimensions.

JUDGES One "People's Choice" Finalist will selected by YOU. Vote on Hannah's blog beginning December 5th. You'll have two weeks and we'll send you a link once all the finalists are in and uploaded. First, Second and third place finalists will be selected by Lisa Busch, owner of 1 Stop Bead Shop, Robin Brannan, manager, and Hannah Rosner.

PRIZES! Check these out! You get ALL of this!

1st place = *$100 in semiprecious beads *$25 1 Stop Bead Shop Gift Certificate *$50 GoodRiverGallery Gift Certificate.

2nd place = *$50 in semiprecious beads *$25 1 Stop Bead Shop Gift Certificate *$25 GoodRiverGallery Gift Certificate

3rd place = *$25 in semiprecious beads *$25 1 Stop Bead Shop Gift Certificate *GoodRiverGallery Calla Lily

People's choice = *$25 1 Stop Bead Shop Gift Certificate *GoodRiverGallery Large Hole Bead (fits on PerlAmore, Troll, Pandora, Biagi or any large cord)

All four finalists will be featured on the 1 Stop Bead Shop Website, on the 1 Stop Bead Shop Blog and on the Good River Gallery Blog.

DEADLINE: Midnight MST, December 1st, 2009. Winners will be notified in mid to late December.

1 Stop Bead Shop Employees and teachers cannot join in the games, sorry. You are all just too good, and its an unfair advantage! Carpe Beadum!




http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/carpe-beadum-design-contest-2009-c-351.html

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Holiday Hours at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We've decided on our holiday hours for the year - its coming up soon, so start your holiday shopping!

§ Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

§ Closing at 3:00 – Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve

Amelia Yaussy at 1 Stop Bead Shop



Amelia Yaussy recently entered Serenity Trios: On a Caribbean Beach Necklace in the Soft Flex "Flex Your Creativity" Beading Contest. Help her win by voting for her piece! http://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=BeadingContestVotes.html

Amelia Yaussy used materials from 1 Stop Bead Shop and our Bead of The Month Club to create her design. Interested in joining our Bead of The Month Club? Information is available on our website.

Friday, October 16, 2009

MORE special events at 1 Stop Bead Shop this weekend!


Hello Bead Friends!

Jeannette Cook showed up with 3x more stuff than we ever dreamed! She brought almost every design she makes.


  • Some are kits - no worries about having to pick colors - the master picked them.

  • Some are just patterns - no extra bead cost if you're not going to start them right away!

  • There are only 23 Mastering the Curl kits left. She DOES NOT sell the patterns or kits on her website or in stores. Usually the ONLY place you can get them is at a large bead show she is participating in. She made an exception for her friends at 1 Stop. Many of you missed her class 18 months ago. Now you can own the kit. If you can do Peyote - you can do this design. If you can't do Peyote - we have a class for that! ;-)

    We can take phone orders and ship to our out-of-town customers for any of Jeannette's kits or patterns. Simply call the store!

    Jeannette's Trunk Show
    Today & Tomorrow - Fri & Sat ONLY!
    10:00 - 6:00 both days

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    Our Preview Show Just Doubled!

    Not 1 but 2 of our vendors showed up yesterday and Robin & Lisa just couldn't resist all the great new products they were offering. So our Preview Show got even better.

In addition to:

  • A large selection of Susan Bailey Polymer Clay beads (these are not simple cane beads, but multi-layered, many colored sculpted polymer beads that frankly look like glass!)

  • Earthenwood Steampunk and Shadow Box Stoneware Beads

  • S&S Lapidary Cabochons

We also have:

  • "Sea Glass" round beads in a variety of colors. These glass beads are matted and have the look and feel of the coveted sea glass.

  • A rainbow of colors of 3mm & 4mm Chinese glass rounds beads/pearls which are PERFECT for the RAW Tennis bracelet, the Beginning Beadweaving Bracelet (just in time for Christmas gifts) and any other design calling for this classic size.

  • A huge NEW selection of large hole beads suitable for Pandora, Troll, Chamilla & our PerlAmore bracelets. They include: plated silver beads with rhinestones, Cut glass translucent beads in a variety of colors, and new plated silver core beads in glass and polymer.

  • Plated Silver Key Chains & SIZED Bracelet Cores for the large hole beads - Sizes 6.5, 7.5, 8.0 & 9.0

  • Chinese Crystal Rondells in a variety of colors

Selection is going fast! See you TODAY or TOMORROW!

Carpe Beadem!
Lisa
1 Stop Bead Shop
6347 Sawmill Rd
Dublin, Ohio 43017
614-573-6452
www.1stopbeadshop.com
lisa@1stopbeadshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Special Events at 1 Stop Bead Shop this weekend!



We have two special events to entice you this upcoming weekend!

Jeannette Cook Trunk Show
This Friday & Saturday ONLY
October 16 & 17
10:00 - 6:00 both days

Jeannette tells us she's been kitting like crazy all week to bring you the best selection! Come choose from most of her most popular class kits.

There are still a few spaces in each of Jeannette's classes:

Classes will be limited to 16 students.
Third Eye Pendant- Fri, Oct 16 - 10:00 - 6 hr -level 4 pendant that will teach you how to combine the stitches you've learned - netting & Ndebele - in ways that give you a more complex result. If you haven't taken a more advanced class, and you know these stitches, there is no better instructor to help you to advance you skills than Jeannette!


Enchanting Chain - Fri, Oct 16- 6:00 - 3 hrs - Level 2/3. We wanted to bring you a class that everyone could do. SOOOO many of you have taken RAW classes at 1 Stop, so you'll have no trouble taking what you know and learning how to insert it inside a piece of chain. Imagine the possibilities! NOTE: You will learn the SINGLE version of this class.

Tiles of Antoni Gaudi - Sat, Oct 17 - 10:00 - 6 hrs - Level 4. Learn the story behind the design while Jeannette takes you through the design elements. Another great chance to take an advanced level class and learn how to combine the Peyote & RAW stitches.

Femme Florets Ring - Sat, Oct 17 - 6:00 - 3 hrs - Level 3. Just a little bit of fun for your finger. If you know Peyote, now you can learn to make peyote "perform" tricks for you.

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But WAIT there's more!
(I always wanted to say that - Hannah)

We went to a show last weekend and purchased some beautiful, exciting new beads for you!

We bought limited quantities of each, and I don't expect them to last the weekend.

Get here early for best selection!

1) Introducing Susan Bailey Polymer Clay beads. You have seen some of her beads before when we brought you some to see how you like them. Alive with the vibrant color combinations and designs of an experienced artist, these are some of the most beautiful polymer clay beads I've ever seen. And her prices are UNBELIEVABLE! She could charge 3x as much!

Susan had heard great things about our store from her guild member friends who have attended classes here. She contacted us before the show and asked us if we would like to carry her beads at 1 Stop. We are pleased to add her collection as another staple of 1 Stop Bead Shop.

2) Earthenwood Ceramic Pendants & Charms. Again, you've seen a few of these before, and based on your initial response we brought you a larger selection. Earthenwood's ceramic beads are hand-formed, hand-painted and glazed with a distinctive recognizable artistic flare. This time we are introducing 2 new design lines: 1) Stoneware Box Pendants - Each 1 is a hand-crafted 1 of a kind design combining ceramics, metals, and beads in a "shadow box" design. They are the type of interesting that makes you want to study them and take them all in. These WILL get noticed! 2) Steampunk Stones - I had to ask, "What is steampunk?" and of course Stephanie knew all about it. Steampunk had actually been around since the 80's but is major hot right now. Steampunk is most simplistically described as a style that embraces the feel of the Victorian age as it was meeting the industrial revolution, which a touch of fantasy. Themes like gears, locks, clocks, buckles, fans, propellors, rivets are make steampunk instantly recognizable - once you know what it is :-)

3) S&S Lapidary Cabochons - Time from some new cabs from our favorite stone cutter - Gerry Stinnet. Limited selection.

4) New Semi-precious strands - Robin only selected the most interesting new beads she could find and in limited quantities. They are stunning and unlike anything we've had recently if ever.

Classes Available at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We still have room in some classes next week.

PMC 1 - Sparkling Pendants & Earrings - Mon, Oct 19 - Precious Metal Clay is "moldable silver." Fine silver dust is mixed w/ a bonding agent, that when burned off, leaves you w/ pure silver. That means you can mold it into anything you like, fire it and you've MADE a piece of pure silver jewelry! Very cool!

Leafy Ndebele Twist- Mon, Oct 19- Learn how to purposefully make tubular Ndebele Herringbone twist and add leaves as you go along. Not thrilled w/ the spring colors or don't like flowers? No worries - choose your favorite colors and see Lisa's sample of her near-finished necklace done in this stitch - gorgeous! Pre-req: Tubular Ndebele experience.

Polymer Clay - Sparkling Spots Necklace - Tue, Oct 20 - Take a class from the President of the Central Ohio Polymer Clay Guild. Make a beautiful freeform pendant and learn a new way to get subtle touch of glitter for lightweight necklace that looks like glass.

Soldering - Silver Filigree Pendant - Wed, Oct 21- Learn the basic shapes of filigree and how to solder them together for an open airy pendant. Variations shown. Pre-req: Intro to Wire or equivalent experience.

Pearls & Picots Cuff - Wed, Oct 21 - Know how to do Right Angle Weave? Do you know how to add rows for width? 3-row RAW riddled with seed beads and picot-edged.
Twisted Ndebele Spiral - Sat, Oct 24 - This sophisticated simple rope can be worn as a bracelet, or keep going and make a great necklace chain.

To sign up and to see photos, visit our website! http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spotlight on Our Friends: Karen Maase at 1 Stop Bead Shop



Karen Maase works in our store and teaches for us. She writes:

I took Hannah [Rosner]’s Egyptian Collar class and created the piece on the bottom. I learned a number of techniques and actually have worn it. It remains in my personal collection.

Top– This is my first beaded collar and first foray into bead embroidery. I took the first class taught by Sherri Serafini at 1 stop a couple of years back and this is the result. I love the pearls and colors but at times I think I overdid the stones. Depends on my mood.


As a sidenote, Hannah Rosner will be teaching some new classes at 1 Stop bead Shop in December. Interested? Just check out the visiting artists section of our classes page on our website: http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Monday, October 12, 2009

Classes Available at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available this week :

Beginning Beadweaving - Wed, Oct 14- 1 Stop Bead Shop’s Signature Class! The best place to start if you’ve never done any Bead Weaving - using needle & thread. It's easier than you imagine and sooo much fun! This bracelet is a great gift - takes less than an hour to make and costs under $5 per bracelet!

NEW Mixed Metals & Cold Connections: Stamp, Corregation & Rivet - Wed, Oct 14 - Metal work is hands-down the most popular emerging style in jewelry making. Take your metal skills up a level combining stamping, wire and tube riveting, staples and corrugation tech.

Gothic Diagonal Peyote - Thu, Oct 15 - Get past the word Gothic and what you have is a very cool diagonal peyote design. Do you know how to make Peyote in a V-formation?

For details and photos, check out our website. http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

1 Stop Bead Shop loves our Buckeyes!

We're doing a Buckeye special every week of football season.

This week's special:

1. Wear your Buckeye spirit wear
2. Pop a balloon
3. Collect the Buckeye prize indicated in the balloon.

Every balloon guaranteed to have a Buckeye gift!

What will you win?

To find out each week what the special is, sign up for our newsletter, on the front page (top bar) of our website. http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Bead Bucks Bonanza at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

1 Stop Bead Shop Announces
BEAD BUCKS BONANZA!

For EVERY $40 you spend ($40 min. qualifying purchase)
(see below for exclusions)
from Sat, Oct 10 to Thurs, Oct 15

You will receive $10 in 1 STOP BEAD BUCKS.

No LIMIT on how many BEAD BUCKS you can collect!

Use them
toward every $40 you spend ($40 min. qualifying purchase)
from Mon, Oct 19 to Thu, Nov 5

(Exclusions: Class Fees, parties, club memberships & Trunk Show merchandise)

That means if you spend $80 in 1 purchase, or make 2 separate $40 purchases during the qualifying period, you will receive $20 in BEAD BUCKS!
During the redemption period, if you spend $80 in 1 purchase of $40 in 2 separate purchases, you can spend your $20 BEAD BUCKS.

How many BEAD BUCKS will you collect?

Halloween is coming! Are you ready?

Its time for black cats and pumpkins, ghosts and ghouls! Do you have your Halloween jewelry ready?

We have a small selection on our website at
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/holiday-beads-halloween-c-324.html
and a larger selection in the store.

Check out this awesome photo Bonnie took of some of our in-store Halloween Beads and charms.



The Witches’ Spell
Act IV, Scene 1 from Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare
A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.
Enter the three Witches.
1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin’d.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—’tis time! ’tis time!
1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Jeannette Cook at 1 Stop Bead Shop




Jeannette Cook is arriving at the end of next week from sunny California!
Have you signed up for her classes yet?

Have you ever wondered how to combine the stitches you've been learning like RAW, Peyote, Netting & Ndebele Herringbone?

Do you ever feel like you need pointers on how to select colors?
Ever wonder how the pros do it? Then Jeannette's your gal.

Jeannette has been one of the leaders in beadweaving jewelry design and teaching for over 20 years. Her fun, vivacious personality makes her a gas to take a class with. Just take a look at her designs. Her personality matches them perfectly. And with over 20 years teaching experience, you will learn a ton!

Meet Jeannette! Even if you don't sign up for one of her classes, she'll have her kits and tutorials with her - come on by and check out her trunk show, both days.

Classes will be limited to 16 students.
Some are already at more than half capacity.

Third Eye Pendant- Fri, Oct 16 - 10:00 - 6 hr -level 4
Make a fancy pendant that will teach you how to combine the stitches you've learned - netting & Ndebele - in ways that give you a more complex result. If you haven't taken a more advanced class, and you know these stitches, there is no better instructor to help you to advance you skills than Jeannette!

Enchanting Chain - Fri, Oct 16- 6:00 - 3 hrs - Level 2/3.
We wanted to bring you a class that everyone could do. SOOOO many of you have taken RAW classes at 1 Stop, so you'll have no trouble taking what you know and learning how to insert it inside a piece of chain. Imagine the possibilities! The single version of this class!

Tiles of Antoni Gaudi - Sat, Oct 17 - 10:00 - 6 hrs - Level 4.
Learn the story behind the design while Jeannette takes you through the design elements. Another great chance to take an advanced level class and learn how to combine the Peyote & RAW stitches.

Femme Florets Ring - Sat, Oct 17 - 6:00 - 3 hrs - Level 3.
Just a little bit of fun for your finger. If you know Peyote, now you can learn to make peyote "perform" tricks for you.

To sign up for her classes, just go to our website:
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Monday, October 5, 2009

Classes Available at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We still have a few spaces available in 1 Stop Bead Shop classes this week:

3-D Pink Ribbon Pendant - Wed, Oct 7- Do you have a friend who is a survivor? Or perhaps yourself? Why not give the gift of a beautiful Swarovski ribbon pendant? Want to keep the cost down? Use our new Chinese crystals! Only offering before Christmas

Crystal Diamonds Bracelet - Thu, Oct 8- Huge bling can be yours for less than $40 by using our new Chinese crystals. Don't want quite that much bling? Julie will be teaching both the diamond and a simpler crystal ball. Use the diamond as a pendant or centerpiece, and scale down w/ the balls for the rest of the piece. Only offering this year.

Cubic Right Angle Weave Elements - Sat, Oct 10 - Learn multiple variations on RAW including diamonds and "creative" shapes.

To see photos of the projects, or to sign up for classes, head out to our website.
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New at 1 Stop Bead Shop - 3 and 6mm Chinese Crystal


You loved the 4mm Chinese Crystal Bottles...
Now you will also love the 3mm and 6mm Bottles!
These just arrived yesterday and we have worked quickly to bring them to you!

We have 12 colors available in the 3mm Crystals with 144 per Bottle for ONLY $7.95!
51 colors available in the 6mm Crystals with 72 per Bottle for ONLY $8.95!

PLUS, Don't forget about DOUBLE MARKS on your Frequent Beader Cards through tomorrow!

AND, we still have Tierra Cast and Chinese Crystal strands carried over from the weekend...
BUT...
THEY ARE GOING AWAY TOMORROW! GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!

Monday, September 28, 2009

End of the Month Customer Appreciation Days at 1 Stop Bead Shop

End of the Month Customer Appreciation Days

For the next 3 days only
Monday through Wednesday
September 28 - 30

Receive Double Marks on your Frequent Beader Card with every purchase over $15!

That means:

Spend $15-$99 get 2 marks
Spend $100-$249 get 4 marks
Spend $250-$499 you get 8 which automatically gives you 10% on that purchase
Spend $500+ you get 16 marks = 10% off this purchase and a full card for your next purchase!

Don't forget - only 3 days left to redeem your 50% off coupons from our Anniversary Sale.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Classes Available at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available next week:

X's & O's Bracelet - Mon, Sep 28 - Pretty version of a Right Angle Weave w/ embellishments. Simple enough to wear everyday, but dressy enough to wear for the holidays. Should be finished in class!

Shooting Stars Byzantine Chain Maille Earrings - Mon, Sep 28 - Learn Byzantine CM weave. (Once learned, can be expanded into bracelet or other projects.) Then add chain to make pretty star earrings.

Reversable Crystal Weave- Tue, Sep 29 - Learn to do the Right Angle Weave w/ Crystals and a Rose Montee embellishment to make it reversable. BOUNUS: Sign up for this class and get entered into a drawing for $5 off another Robin class.

Jig Components- Wed, Sep 30- Learn to make a Thing-a-ma-jig to make basic jewelry components. Then learn how those components can be made into complete projects.

Intro to Wire- Thur, Oct 1- Pre-req for ALL our wire, metal & soldering classes. A must have foundational class in wire, guage, terminology, tools, and basic wire components.

Polymer Clay Cane Making - Celtic Knot "Cheat" Cane- Sat, Oct 3- Learn the "cheat" for cutting cane to be able to rearrange for nearly infinate variations.

For more information check the September and October Classes on our website! http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Chinese Crystals Overrun & Tierra Cast Overstock SALE! at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Chinese Crystals Overrun & Tierra Cast Overstock SALE!
Friday & Saturday. September 25 & 26. 10:00 - 6:00 both days

Selected merchandise, all priced at WHOLESALE prices!

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ALSO, we're doing another weekend of BUCKEYE MADNESS!

$5 off your purchase to the first 25 people through the door who are wearing their Buckeye Pride - ie. jewelry, spirit wear.

GO BUCKS!

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Don't forget to redeem your 50% off coupons from your receipts from our Anniversary Sale. Coupons expire 9/30/2009. Coupons not valid toward trunk show merchandise.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We will be hosting the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild meeting at 1 Stop Bead Shop at 6:30 on Oct 23.

Come join us!

The Ohio JMAG strives to offer opportunity, camaraderie, and technical support to the jewelry and metal arts community. The group was founded to provide artists a network of information, education and support.

We provide demos with respected local and visiting artists to encourage and assist members in developing their skills and improving their standards.

Membership is open to anyone interested in jewelry and metal arts; students, professional metalsmiths, gallery owners, retailers, collectors, novices, manufacturers or any individual who wishes to be a contributing member of the group.

For more information, call the store! 614-573-6452

Classes Available at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available this week & next:

Several of our classes next week are already full. Don't miss your chance to get into one of these fun classes!

Embellished Netted Cuff - Sat, Sep 19 - Learn to do flat netting and embellish w/ crystals. Can be used as a pre-req for Jeannette Cook's Third Eye Pendant.

Wire Wrapped Cab- Tue, Sep 22 - Learn how to do wire wrap around a "bead without a hole." Great finishing techniques and a fun class with Robin

Right Angle Weave Pearl & Crystal Bracelet - Thu, Sep 24- Pretty, delicate, quick, simple and sparkly - which word do you like the best? Check out her OSU version - classy Buckeye!

Fall Foliage Necklace- Sat, Sep 26- Dripping w/ leaves. Right Angle Weave stitches up fast when you use large beads

For pictures, or to sign up, visit the September classes on our website!
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

NEW Specialty Beads at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Go Bucks, Trick-or-Treat, & Ho, Ho, Ho!

It's that time of year again. Time to celebrate our favorite team and get ready for our favorite holidays. Time to make things for craft shows, and for friends, family, teachers and co-works. And 1 Stop is here to make it easy for you.

In addition to the selection of beads and charms we have had in the past, here are some of the new specialty beads/charms you will find:

EXCLUSIVE from Perl Amore - 1 Stop contracted the makers of Perl Amore to make a Buckeye bead w/a sterling silver core for your Pandora/Chamilla/Troll and Perl Amore bracelets. They turned out AWESOME and 1 Stop is your exclusive source!

New from Beth Curran in Polymer clay - OSU themed color striped large hole, sterling core beads. Also don't forget to check out her awesome new "Script Ohio" focal beads!

Received today - 25 new styles of Halloween & Christmas themed beads - cute ghosts, pumpkins, scare crows, spiders, bats, and harvest themed colors. For Christmas/winter - snowball textured rounds, penguins, Santas, trees, and red & green themed beads

On order - More holiday charms and beads including some from one of your favorite lampwork designers - Nikki Thornburg & Hannah Rosner

The selection is bigger and better than ever!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Class Available at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available this week & next:

PMC Falling Leaves Charms - Sat, Sep 12 - Make a charm bracelet by creating your own PMC charms. The perfect introduction to working w/ Precious Metal Clay silver.

Pearl Dreams Bracelet - Mon, Sep 14 - Learn 2-needle ladder stitch & then embellish w/ crystals. Delicate and not over-the-top. Materials & $18 pattern fee.

Beginning Beadweaving Bracelet - Mon, Sep 14 - Where to begin if you've never done beadweaving. Fantastic, super-fast gift bracelet just in time for the holidays. Last class sold out with a waiting list.

Intro to Soldering - Jump Rings & Chain - Tue, Sep 15 - Learn how to make and solder your own jump rings in different shapes and how to combine them to make chain.
Pearls w/ Seed Bead Crystal Icing - Wed, Sep 16 - Right Angle Weave w/ larger pearls & embellish - easy, fast and elegant.

Coiled Seed Bead & Wire Necklace - Thu, Sep 17- Learn to coil wire, add beads to wire and coil, and then coil it again. Then finish into a necklace that can go from casual to elegant.

Embellished Netted Cuff - Sat, Sep 19 - Learn to do flat netting and embellish w/ crystals. Can be used as a pre-req for Jeannette Cook's Third Eye Pendant.

For more information, check our website:
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/classes-september-2009-c-223_339.html

1 Stop Bead Shop 4th Year Birthday Sale AND Club Bead TONIGHT!

Extra Extra
Read all About it!
LAST TWO DAYS
of the
1 STOP BEAD SHOP
4th Anniversary Celebration

Friday & Saturday

September 11 & 12

10:00 - 6:00 both days

Seed Beaders your day is finally here!
TODAY (Friday) ONLY!
40% off Seed Beads

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Grand Finale Day
Saturday, September 12
We're celebrating in sparkling style with:

40% off Preciosa & Swarovski Crystal - strands & loose(excluding 2.5mm Bicones)
40% off Semi-Precious & Pearls - strands & loose (excluding Cabochons)
40% off ALL stranded items - including Czech Glass, Hand-painted Wood
Free Strand of selected Semi-Precious w/ every $20 purchase
Door Prizes every 30 minutes (must be present to win)
Sweets & Treats
Come enjoy our birthday gifts to you - extra special savings, yummies & prizes!

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Club Bead TONIGHT!

7:00-10:00 at the store

What is Club Bead? It's 1 Stop Bead Shop's Girl's Night out - a chance to come hang out with other beaders in the store, make and show off your creations and share ideas. Relaxing and so much fun!

Benefits & Membership:
Membership fee is $15 - PAYS ALL the way through DECEMBER 2010!
10% off all purchases on Club Bead night - cannot be combined w/ other discounts or sales - good on all non-sale merchandise.
Join on-line, over the phone, or in person on Club Bead Night

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION at 1 Stop Bead Shop.

Happy Birthday to 1 Stop
Happy Birthday to 1 Stop
Happy Birthday dear 1 Stop
Happy Birthday to you!

We're 4 years old!
So we're havin' a celebration
And you're invited!

We're offering specials each day
AND, a coupon with EVERY purchase!
How many coupons will you collect?

For 4 years of loyal patronage, you deserve 40% off - right?!

Wednesday, Sep 9
40 % off Tierra Cast
Coupon w/ EVERY purchase

Thursday, Sep 10
40% off Silver & Gold beads & findings
Coupon w/ EVRERY purchase

Friday, Sep 11
Yes Seed Beaders - it's finally your day!
40% off Seed Beads
Coupon w/ EVERY purchase

Saturday, Sep 12
After all that, what could we possibly do for a grand finale?
Stay tuned THIS week for the Grand Finale announcement!
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Whew! I dropped the ball on this one; this posting should have gone up on Monday. Sorry!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Featuring: Dot Lewallen at 1 Stop Bead Shop



We wanted to share a wonderful purse with you that was begun in one of our classes. Dot Lewallen has been featured in "Doll Crafter and Costuming." She uses Beanie Babies and recycles them into art!

Dot writes: It all started with a class at 1 Stop Bead Shop here in Columbus. I got to take a class with Sherry Serafini: the beaded purse class. Well, after working on and off for this whole total month, it is DONE as of late last night.

Want to see more of her work? Here's her blog:
http://speediebeadie.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Upcoming Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available through Sep. 10
CLASS SALE! You receive a $15 discount on a pair of classes (normally $10 discount):

To see photos and to register, just check our September Classes
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/classes-september-2009-c-223_339.html

Beginning Wire Wrap- Tue, Sep 1 - Learn to make PERFECT loop and coil wraps for charms and earrings EVERY time. Robin has a 2-step trick that beats the heck out of the "traditional" way.

Multi-Strand Necklace w/ a Permanent Twist- Wed, Sep 2 - Back by popular demand! Ever try to get those strands to stay twisted? Jackie figured out a way. NOTE: Pre-work - string 7 strands of beads prior to class. ONLY offering this quarter!

Rivoli Earrings - Sat, Sep 5 - Always popular! Learn how to bezel set a Swarovski or Preciosa Rivoli stone in Peyote stitch so that both sides can show. ONLY offering this quarter!

Simple Rope Workshop - Mon, Sep 7 - Back by popular demand! Learn 4 different stitches which work great as chains or alone. St Petersburg, Peyote, 2-drop Peyote & Right Angle Weave. ONLY offering this quarter!

Fireworks - Scarlet & Grey - Mon, Sep 7 - A 1 Stop Bead Shop Customer Favorite! Make our popular fireworks necklace to support your favorite team - Go Bucks! Not a fan of that color? No worries. We will have kits available in our regular color ways too. Part of our OSU fan club series!
Intro to Wire - Tue, Sep 8 - NOTE: This class is PRE-REQUISITE to ALL our wire, soldering & metals classes (unless you already have experience). Learn all about wire guage, terminology, and how to make jump rings, head pins, coils, beaded links and more!

PMC - Buckeye Bling - Wed, Sep 9 - A PMC toggle and charm that show off your Buckeye spirit. Want to make something different? No worries. PMC classes are techniques classes where you determine what the finished design will look like while learning the tricks to working w/ PMC. Part of our OSU fan club series!

OSU Jumble - Wed, Sep 9 - Another popular 1 Stop Customer Favorite. Kits available in muliple colorways in addition to OSU colors. Learn stringing & various ways to make fringe. Fun to make - more fun to wear! Part of our OSU fan club series!

O-H-I-Oh-My! Beaded Bead Necklace - Thur, Sep 10 - Do you like sparkle? Do you want to learn to make a beaded bead? That's what this class is all about. Be a classy, sparkly Buckeye fan this season! Part of our OSU fan club series!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bead Garage Sale at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

ATTENTION: 1 STOP SHOPPERS!
Do you want to get beads SUPER CHEAP?!
Do you love buying BELOW cost?

Then 1 Stop Bead Shop's Garage Sale is where you want to be this Saturday Night!

6:30 - 8:30 PM. DOORS OPEN PROMPTLY AT 6:30!

Over 15 "vendors"
(customers like you who have stash they want to sell)
Selling their beads, books, tools: everything bead related.

You can pick up wonderful new stash for yourself at low, low garage sale prices.
PLUS: 1 Stop Bead Shop will have some stuff for the garage sale too!

ALSO...
It's not too late to sign up to sell at the garage sale happening this Saturday, August 29 at 1 Stop Bead Shop. We still have a few spaces left.

What's a garage sale? It's a chance for you to sell off some of your old bead stash (books, beads, tools, etc.) that you have fallen "out" of love with, and receive bead credit toward BRAND NEW merchandise. See below to get all the details.

Already signed up as a vendor? Here are your details:

1) You may show up at 6:00 to begin setting up. Please do not start before 6:00 as the store is still open until 6:00. (Be aware, there will probably still be customers in the store after 6:00 while you are setting up). You will have 1/2 hour to set up. Doors re-open promtly at 6:30.

2) Please be sure to have all your merchandise clearly marked with your name and price. That is all the information we will need in order to ring them out properly. If you are selling loose beads, please put what the shopper selects into a baggie w/ the price for the ENTIRE baggie and your name.

3) At the end of the night, you may wait to receive your gift certificate. Since there are quite a few participants, you may also elect to have your certificate mailed to you on Monday. Any certificates not issued that night will automatically be mailed on Monday.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

AFTER-TRUNK SHOW SPECIAL at 1 Stop Bead Shop

We bought the entire lot of 8" Semi-Precious strands!

So, Lisa figured why not keep the trunk show going for you.

Starting TODAY through at least this week or until Lisa gets bored of it, we are going to offer:

20% Trunk Show Semi-Precious when you buy 5 strands.

PLUS...

If you were here last week, don't forget to bring in those coupons to redeem. We've already given away several free classes, and lots of good discounts.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

CHINESE CRYSTAL Bicones back in stock at 1 Stop Bead Shop



ONLY AVAILABLE IN OUR STORE!

CHINESE CRYSTAL Bicones
So much bling!
And the price is irresistable!


1 gross (144) 4mm Bicones - 62 colors in regular & AB for just (wait for it) - $7.95 per GROSS! (Yes, you did read that right!). These sold out right away the first time we had them, so we've got them back in stock.

In case you're thinking they can't be that great at that price, you will be as blown away as we were. They are leaded crystal, with all the bling you expect from crystal. The bicones are not as regular as Swarovski & Preciosa (see photo below), but they'll work great in anything where bling is required, but a lower price is desired.



Designers - now you can sell your crystal jewelry at a price people are willing to pay!

Best of All - The 4mm bicones come in these tiny little bottles w/ a stopper in the top and a ribbon tied on.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Even Sweeter TRUNK SHOW DEAL from 1 Stop Bead Shop!

From our owner, Lisa:
Hey Ya'll!

So, Jon told me something that another store had done when he did his trunk show, and I thought it was such a good idea, I figured - What the heck!

In addition to the trunk show discounts of:

20% off 10 Trunk Show strands of Semi-Precious & Czech Glass
and 50% off of all Trunk Show Pearls

1 Stop Bead Shop is going to sweeten the pot by giving you:

20% all Seed Beads with purchase of any Trunk Show Item.
Sale is TODAY & TOMORROW

Friday & Saturday
August 14 & 15 ONLY!
10:00 - 6:00 both days

Unless you're a Club Bead Member!

CLUB BEAD IS TONIGHT!

7:00 - 10:00

In addition to all the sales listed above, Club Bead members get 10% their entire purchase (except for Trunk Show Items) on Club Bead night.

What is Club Bead?

Club Bead is 1 Stop's monthly Girls' Night Out where we all just get together, hang out, bead & enjoy the company of others that share the same passion!

Who can join and when?

Club Bead is open to the public - anyone can join. You can become a member at any time by paying the annual fee. Just show up for Club Bead & we'll sign you up!

How much is the fee?

$15 pays for your membership through December 2009.

So, whether it's for the Trunk Show, or Club Bead, we'll see you this weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Trunk Show THIS WEEKEND at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Our biggest & best trunk show.
We invited them back for a mid-year party!

1000's of strands of Semi-Precious, Pearls and Czech glass!

This Friday & Saturday ONLY!
August, 14 & 15
(No hold-overs. He's here and taking it all back when he leaves on Sat. eve.)
10:00-6:00 both days
Specials include:

20% off 10 strands or more of Semi-Precious & Czech Glass (combined)
50% off pearls - no minimum

(No further discounts or coupons on Trunk show merchandise as we don't own it!)
And remember, you get a mystery coupon valid Aug 17-31 with EVERY purchase! You could win up to 50% your entire purchase!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hello Bead Friends!

The 2009 Fall Class Schedule & Calendar is FINALLY here and we're so excited about it! Our instructors have pulled out all the stops to bring you all the classes and all the bling you've been asking for. Check out these stats:

  • 2 Visiting Guest Artists - both national Award winners/instructors
  • 108 classes
  • 50 NEW classes - almost 50% new!
  • 4 class specials & a Contest!


Here are some highlights you'll want to look for

  • Bead Crochet is back
  • 5 OSU themed classes to show your Buckeye Pride - all in September
  • Several Christmas themed designs including a French beaded tree and an ornament
  • BRAND NEW - Learn how to sell on Ebay & Etsy - sign up early - space is limited and this one will go fast!


Class Specials & Contest

  1. Our Standard - sign up for any pair of classes - get $10 off the pair (2 people can split this discount.)
  2. Aug 11 thru Sep 10 classes - Sign up for 1 of these classes as part of your pair, and get an additional $5 off - that's $15 off a pair!
  3. Triple Play - Sign up for all 3 of Lisa's Ndebele classes - get $20 off the 3 classes. (All registrations must be for same person.)
  4. Lampwork Special - Sign up for Beginning Lampwork & Beginning Wire Wrap and get $20 off the pair - that's a double discount! (Both registrations must be for same person.)
  5. Contest - Our instructors have been responding to what you love - pearls & crystals, and this quarter could easily be renamed "The Pearls & Crystals quarter." Having a little fun with that: Correctly count the number of classes that have BOTH the words PEARL and CRYSTAL in EITHER the Title OR Description. Submit your answer to Lisa at lisa@1stopbeadshop.com or in person in the store by Aug 31. All correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a FREE Pearl & Crystal Level 1 or 2 Class.

Frequently Asked Class Questions:

Q - Does 1 Stop supply the tools for class? A - Unless otherwise noted on the class schedule - NO. We do usually have some that can be shared, but we assume in most cases you are learning this new skill so you can do more of it, and you will need the tools to do it.

Q - Is my class fee refundable? A - No - unless 1 Stop is forced to cancel the class - all class fees are non-refundable. Our instructors get paid by the head and classes require a minimum of 3 students to run. Constantly shifting class numbers leads to mistakes, confusion, the possibility of causing the class to cancel and keeping others from getting in to a full class.

Q - Why is the kit/materials cost not included in the class cost? A - We schedule our classes quarterly. It is possible to sign up in August for a class that is not until December. Would you want $$ tied up in a kit that you won't get to use for 4 months? Furthermore, class fees are non-taxed education; kits must be taxed. If we include the kit fee w/ the class, then both must be taxed. Do you want to pay more taxes than necessary?

Q - When are kits available? A - Generally the night of the class, rarely beforehand.

Q - Why are some classes kits & some materials? A - Well the rules of thumb work kind of like the English language - they apply except for when they don't. Generally, however:

  • Beginning Classes & Level 1 or 2 classes that have complicated materials are kitted.
  • Wire, metals, chain maille, PMC & Polymer classes are kitted to be sure you get the correct guages etc.
  • Classes that require very personal bead choice, or with a simple supply list are usually materials.Some Level 3 & most Level 4 classes are materials, assuming you have the pre-requisite knowledge for selecting your own (and probably the stash to match).
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Can I teach my friends the class I took at 1 Stop?
Copyright Laws and you
Reprinted from 1 Stop Bead Shop Newsletter


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 copyright law without realizing it. So, here’s the basic skinny to help guide your decisions

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

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.

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

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.

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Coupon Special

Shop or sign up for classes any time between today and this Saturday, August 15

Get a mystery coupon redeemable from August 17-31. Everyone receives 1 of 5 potential coupons for discounts off of merchandise or classes. 2 lucky winners get the top prizes:

Top Prize - 50% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply

2nd Prize - 40% off entire purchase (some exclusions apply)
Shop this week and save next week!


Carpe Beadem!

-Lisa
1 Stop Bead Shop
6347 Sawmill Rd
Dublin, Ohio 43017
614-573-6452
www.1stopbeadshop.com
lisa@1stopbeadshop

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Classes still available next week:

Cubes & Crystals Cuff
Wed, Aug 12
This one will make your friend's drool. This one is elegant enough to wear to the theater or with your best cocktal dress.

Intro to Wire
Thu, Aug 13
Usually taught on a Tue or Sat - here's a rare Thursday chance to get our essential beginning wire class. Learn all about tools, guages, terminology, and get a feel for the wire while making foundational findings including jumprings, head pins, and clasps. Pre-req for all our advanced wire, metals & soldering classes.

Peyote Curves
Sat, Aug 15
Add-on over-flow class. This class was so popular many of you got shut out. We had an opening, so here's your second chance.

For larger pictures, or to sign up, visit the August calendars on our website!
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Our new class schedule for September-December is due to release next week!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sherry Serafini TRUNK SHOW at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

Sherry Serafini will be bringing her work, kits and book for a
TWO DAY TRUNK SHOW! Get an autographed copy of her bead embroidery book and meet this international level beadweaver even if the class was filled before you could sign up.

Fri August 7: 10-6
Sat August 8: 10-4

Friday, July 31, 2009

SPECIAL SALE at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Do you like a treasure hunt? Do you like a good deal? (DUH, who doesn't!) We've got both for you.

TODAY ONLY
July 31

More Bang for your BUCK Friday!
Everything - yes everything - that is normally priced $1.25 - $2.00 is
ONLY A BUCK!
So what can you get for a BUCK?

Try these on for starters:

Seed Beads
Loose Tierra Cast
Ball & Socket Clasps
6mm Swarovski Cubes & Olives!
Swarovski Rondells & Squaredells
Ceramic animals & sports balls
Crystal & Vintage Buttons (in front window)
Loose silver findings & beads
Bags of premium plated metal findings & headpins
C-lon, Silimide & Pearl knotting cord
3 & 4mm Firepolish
Loose Chinese Lampwork
Loose Semi-Precious
Lampwork Cane
Buckeye & football beads!
The list could go on and on.

Come scour the store and see what other goodies you can find. If it's over $1.00 and under $2.01 then it's

ONLY A BUCK!

Classes with openings for this week (Aug 3)

Classes still available next week at 1 Stop Bead Shop:

Buckeye Wire Wrap
Mon, Aug 3
Learn to wire wrap and show your Buckeye spirit at the same time. Not a fan? Do it in whatever color you like - the technique you learn in elemental in quality jewelry.

Spiny Pearl Necklace
Mon, Aug 3
Learn how to wrap dozens of beads and "bunch" them.

Metal Cabochon Pendant
Tue, Aug 4
This pendant is a piece of wearable art. Each creation will be completely unique while you learn to work with pre-fab metal blanks, soldering, wire & embellishments. Great beginning level metals class!

Right Angle Weave Tennis Bracelet
Wed, Aug 5
Our ever popular tennis bracelet. Besides learning RAW, you will also learn about several variations.

Cagey Herringbone Bracelet
Thu, Aug 6
Learn the cage wrap and the striking herringbone wrap - 2 classic bead wrapping and linking techniques - great way to spruce up a plain bead!

To sign up for classes, go to our website http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bead of the Month Club at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Do you want to get beads at discounted prices sent to your home?

Of course you do!

Then join our Bead of the Month Club options!

  • Here's how it works:

    Choose your club(s).
    Go to the Bead-of-the-Month Club link on our website to sign up!
    http://www.1stopbeadshop.com
  • We will follow up with you to obtain your credit card number, expiration date and billing zip code to keep on secure file.
  • We will bill you and ship your beads (FREE SHIPPING) to you no later than the 7th of each month.

Sit back and wait for your beads to enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions:

What clubs are there to choose from?
Swarovski $25+tax Semi-Precious $30+tax Seed Beads $20+tax Findings $40+tax (NOTE: THIS ONE IS BI-MONTHLY)
What is the advantage to joining a club?
You will be able to get more beads for your money. For example, the February Swarovski of the Month Club is $25+tax. If you were to pay retail for those same beads, it would cost $31.25+tax. This does vary each month but will ALWAYS be greater than the monthly fee for your club!
Can I join more than one club?
Yes! You may join one, two, three or all four clubs in any combination, including joining one club for multiple selections. For example, if you want to build up your seed bead stash you could join the seed bead club for 2 selections and you would receive double each month!
What if I want to change clubs or cancel membership?
Just call us before the 1st of the month and we can accomodate any changes.
Can I buy a membership as a gift?
Yes! You can sign up a friend or family member for 3 month, 6 month, 9 month or 1 year memberships. GIFT MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE CHARGED IN FULL AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
How do I sign up?
Call us at 1-614-573-6452 or email us at robin@1stopbeadshop.com with the following information:
What club(s) you want to join.
Your credit card number, expiration date and billing zip code.
Your shipping address.
How do I pay for each month?
We will automatically charge your account that we have on file at the time of shipment. This is usually the first business day of the month but no later than the 7th of each month. GIFT MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE CHARGED IN FULL AT TIME OF REGISTRATION.
Disclaimers and Additional Information:

Some clubs may follow a holiday, seasonal or birthstone related theme, but we reserve the right to choose the theme each month. Frequently, we will include exclusive beads that will not be offered for retail sale to the public. They may only be available to members of that club. Or, if we choose to then offer it for retail sale, it will go public only after all club members have received their selections. Once billed, all sales are final. All sales for the current month end on the 15th. If you sign up for a club after the 15th you will begin receiving your selection beginning with the next month. We reserve the right to substitute items other than shown on our sample board.

Have you seen our new bling?



Inspired by the beautiful Czech cut crystal chandeliers Lisa saw while she was in Prague, she had a brand new bit of bling installed in the 1 Stop Bead Shop store. Come on in and see our new chandelier, hung, appropriately in front of our Czech glass Preciousa crystals.

Photos by Bonnie Elliott.

Classes with openings for this week (July 28)

We still have openings in some of our classes this week!

July 30th - 6pm
Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet
Wire wrap a stone in a bracelet instead of a pendant.
Level - 4
Length - 3 hours
Kit - Kit purchase required. Our kits are always discounted off of full retail.

Saturday, August 1 - 10am
NEW PMC® Filigree Pendant & Earrings Using PMC Syringe, create a free-form, lacy filigree pendant or earrings.
Level - 1
Length - 3 hours
Kit - Kit purchase required. Our kits are always discounted off of full retail.

To register or for more information visit our website at http://www.1stopbeadshop.com or call teh store at 614-573-6452.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Classes with openings for this week (July 20)

Classes still available this week at 1 Stop Bead Shop:

Beginning Bead Stringing
Mon, Jul 20
The place to begin if you've never made jewelry before. Your first piece will have all the finishing touches of the experienced beader. Bead with confidence!

Do It Yourself (DIY) - Bead Caps
Tue, Jul 21
Go pound metal! Learn to dap (shape), texturize and add finishes to metals in order to turn any sheet metal into just the right sized bead cap. Also great for earrings!

Caterpillar Bracelet w/ Lampwork Focal
Wed, Jul 22
(Note - different date from the ORIGINAL schedule). Choose a handmade lampwork focal bead that makes your heart go pitty-pat, and then make a fringe bracelet to highlight it.

Beaded Vine Sq. Wire Bracelet
Sat, Jul 25
OMGoodness! Have you seen the amazing wire work that Ron is doing? Every time I see him, he's got several WONDERFUL new wire bracelets and rings. If you haven't take a class with Ron, you've got to come see what you've been missing. Since he comes to it as a craftsman rather than someone who started out making jewelry for himself, he has an entirely different take on wire working. This bracelet was the top pick of the people who took his last class.

For pictures, or to sign up, visit the July calendars on our website
http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

CHINESE CRYSTAL Bicones & Rondells at 1 Stop Bead Shop

BRAND NEW! ONLY AVAILABLE IN OUR STORE!

CHINESE CRYSTAL Bicones & Rondells
So much bling!
And the price is irresistable!

1 gross (144) 4mm Bicones - 62 colors in regular & AB for just (wait for it) - $7.95 per GROSS! (Yes, you did read that right!)

8" strands of 6x4, 10x8 & 12x9 rondells from $6.75 - $8.50!

In case you're thinking they can't be that great at that price, you will be as blown away as we were. They are leaded crystal, with all the bling you expect from crystal. The bicones are not as regular as Swarovski & Preciosa, but they'll work great in anything where bling is required, but a lower price is desired.

Designers - now you can sell your crystal jewelry at a price people are willing to pay!

Best of All - The 4mm bicones come in these tiny little bottles w/ a stopper in the top and a ribbon tied on.

For our first shipment we only bought 5 of each color, so get here early for the entire selection!