Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Special Mother's Day Workshop at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Mother/Daughter Tea & Country Garden Necklace Mother's Day Workshop
Saturday, May 9

Mother's Day is Sunday May 10.

Why not treat Mom to a memorable afternoon of tea, savories, and jewelry making? You'll be making this lovely necklace - suitable for any age - with timeless Swarovski crystals.

Or, plan to spend an afternoon with your daughter - just the girls!

Cost for the event $45 for both Mother and Daughter plus kit.
Call the store to register and for more information. 614-573-6452

April/May Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available in April & beginning of May
For photos of these items and registation, check our website
April Classes.
May Classes.

Love Knot Bracelet
Tue, Apr 28 Learn the tricks to this popular 2nd level wire wrap technique.

Multi-Strand Necklace w/ Permanent Twist
Wed, Apr 29 Ever try to make a twisted necklace just to discover it won't stay twisted. Jackie figured it out - and she can teach you! Level 1 fun.

Maggie Meister VISITING ARTIST classes
Santa Sophia Pendant See below for all the info on Maggie Meister's classes
Solomon's Knot Bracelet See below for all the info on Maggie Meister's classes

Crystal Picot Bracelet
Mon, May 4 Springy and lacy - a Deborah Roberti design that is so fun to stitch you'll make it over and over! Level 1-2.

Beginning Beadweaving
Mon, May 4 Our most popular beadweaving class. This class has been nearly sold out every month since October. Here's your chance to get in when it's not a capacity class!

Mokume Gane Polymer Clay II - Glass Effects & Metallics
Wed, May 6 People say, "These are polymer clay? Really? They look so much like glass!" Come learn how to make your own "glass" beads without fire! Level 1.

Beginning Bead Stringing
Wed, May 6 For the true beginner - all the techniques to make your jewelry look like the pros from the very first time!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Photos! 1 Stop Bead Shop

All photos were taken by instructor Bonnie Elliott.

A whole WALL of seed beads!

Another shot of our seed bead wall.

Look what I made at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Upcoming Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

For photos, check our website or stop into the store to see our pieces in person!

Swarovski Pearls & Crystals
Mon, Apr 20 Structured cuff - learn the stitch then change the beads or sizes.
2 spaces left!

Wire Tree (so new we don't have a picture - but you've seen it in the store).
Mon, Apr 20 I loved this tree as the perfect decoration for a bead store. We set it out and many of you loved it too and wanted to learn to make 1 for your home. Inexpensive, simple and very impressive!

Hodo Japanese Chain Maille Bracelet
Wed, Apr 22 Open weave flat chain maille. KIT avail in copper or sterling. 2 spaces left!

Right Angle Weave Tennis Bracelet
Wed, Apr 22 Great chance to get into one of 1 Stop's most popular beadweaving classes - usually fills to capacity! Learn the stitch and hear about all the variations our customers have come up with.

Intro to Bronz Metal Clay
Sat, Apr 25 Last Bronz Clay class this quarter. Great chance to learn about the differences between Bronz Clay and PMC.

For more information, check our website or call the store 614-573-6452

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Club Bead Tomorrow at 1 Stop Bead Shop


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 through Dec. 09
10% off all purchases on Club Bead night
Join on-line, over the phone, or in person on Club Bead Night
NOTE: Club Bead will resume at it's normally scheduled time in May - 2nd Friday of every month.

Tierra Cast 3mm Heishi in 6 colors at 1 Stop Bead Shop


Tierra Cast 3mm Heishi in 6 colors! We just discovered that in addition to Antique Silver, Antique Gold & Copper that most Tierra Cast beads and findings come in, they also make the 3mm heishi (used in the Right Angle Weave Tennis Bracelet) in:

Bright Silver - we've had this in for about a month
Antique Rhodium - darker than Antique Silver
Bright Gold - no antiquing
NOTE: We are currently out of ALL colors except for Antique Rhodium in 50 pc bags and are expecting a shipment in on Mon or Tue, Apr 20/21 - Please call first if you are making a special trip.


April 17 & 18

Don't miss another of 1 Stop Bead Shop's fabulous Trunk Shows! A trunk show is YOUR opportunity to shop directly from the vendor! They send us 5-10 times the amount of inventory we carry, so you get a HUGE, Exciting selection. But it's only here for 2 days and then it goes back! New this time:

Georgeous new spring colors including a purple/blue that is scrumptous!
New shapes including stars, hearts, and cones.
A large selection of large focal beads and the most bracelet sized Venitian beads we have ever had!
A completely NEW line fresh from Italy called perlAmore - large hole bracelet beads suitable to fit your Pandora or Troll chains. They are sterling cored, and marked "92.5" and "Murano glass, Italy."
See ya' this weekend!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Techniques Night at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Techniques Night just a couple of weeks away!

Monday, April 27 - 6:00-9:00

Cost to pre-register and assure your spot - $25
(limit of 30 spaces available)

Learn up to 4 new skills in one action packed night! Choose from:
Beaded Beads
Right Angle Weave Margarita Ring
2 Fringes (earrings)
Swarovski Star (bead or pendant)
Chain Maille Star Earrings

Each technique will be taught in one 40 minute session which you choose that night by sitting down at the table. Move from 1 session to the next learning up to 4 new techniques. Charge for each technique will be $10-$15 including supplies!

Call or register on-line to reserve your spot
(2 class discount does not apply to Techniques night)

To register, either go to our website at www.1stopbeadshop.com
or call 614-573-6452

Visiting Artist Maggie Meister at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Maggie Meister's Classes are filling!

Both Solomon's Knot, May 2 and Santa Sophia, May 1 have passed the half-way full mark. Don't wait till the last minute - these classes will sell out!

Who can take these classes?
Santa Sophia requires knowledge of Peyote
Solomon's Knot requires knowledge of Right Angle Weave and has simple RAW prep work to be done in advance of the class (approx 2-4 hours of work depending on your speed).

For photos of the pieces, scroll down. We've blogged about them beforehand.
To register, either go to our website at www.1stopbeadshop.com
or call 614-573-6452

Monday, April 13, 2009

Classes with openings for this week (April 13)

Classes with openings for this week at 1 Stop Bead Shop. All of these are last time offerings for this quarter - most are 1 time offerings only!

Purple Haze Bracelet Mon, Apr 13 Nice beginning netting class. Change the beads - change the look!

Multi-Strand Donut Mon, Apr 13 Hot, hot look in all the department stores. Learn how to do it yourself!

Soldering & Fusing: Vine Chain Tue, Apr 14 An original Robin design! Learn the techniques while you make a delicate bracelet that could easily be extended into a necklace.

Spiral Rope Chain Variations Wed, Apr 15 Sprial ropes make great chains for pendants or to be worn alone. Learn how to change the numbers in order to change the sizes.

Spring Jumble Wed, Apr 15 My very popular jumble bracelet teaches stringing and multiple kinds of fringe. 2 kits in 2 spring color ways (fresh spring and pastel spring) as well as OSU and other color ways.

PMC on a Budget - Initial Yours Thurs, Apr 16 Learn to work with Silver Precious Metal Clay as your desing your own charms

Back to School Peyote Bracelet Sat, Apr 18 Take your peyote to the next level while you learn to follow a peyote graph and make a gift for the yourself or the teacher friend in your life.

Freeform Woven Bangle Sat, Apr 18 Learn heavy wire, coiling, wrapping to create a fun, bangle cuff.

Call or stop by the store to register. 614-573-6452

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Semi Precious Trunk Show at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Revolving Semi-Precious Trunk Show is back!

What's a Revolving Trunk Show? One of our vendors sends us a new shipment of beads. It's here for 30 days and then it's GONE FOREVER!

Last month, during our Grand Opening, we introduced you to the first shipment of our new Revolving Semi-PreciousTrunk Show. We AMAZED you with the quality and the low, LOW prices! (Note: Trunk Show merchandise is not eligible for any discounts or coupons.)

This brand new shipment includes more of some of your favorites from last month, as well as a nice selection of new semi-precious beads.

Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild Meeting

Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild Meeting

is next Saturday, April 18 at the Gahanna Bead Studio at 6:00pm.

This is the 2nd meeting of the newly forming Central Ohio branch of this guild. All jewelry makers and metal works of any sort are invited and encouraged to become a part of what promises to be a very dynamic group. 26 people attended the first meeting, where, in addition to covering the mission of the guild, founder and metal jewelry artist Melissa Muir gave the best talk I have EVER heard on how to price your jewelry and ideas for marketing.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

1 Stop Bead Shop is Hiring

I am currently hiring for 2 positions.

*Business Development
*Customer Service Representative

Are YOU:
*A fast learner
*Energetic and friendly
*A dependable team player
*A Go Getter?

If you believe this is you, call
614-390-1769 by 5pm Wednesday April 15th

Friday, April 10, 2009

Announcement: No Club Bead Tonight!

NO Club Bead Tonight

Club Bead was moved this month to next Friday, April 17 because today is Good Friday.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!


You get all the benefits of being an employee for one day at 1 Stop Bead Shop!

10% off Everything else

1 Day Only
TOMORROW - Saturday, April 11

You read that right! Everything - Literally Everything our employees get a discount on is on sale for 1 Day only. You save:

30% off Seed Beads
30% off Silver
30% off Tierra Cast
30% off Swarovski
30% off Semi-Precious & Pearls
30% off Czech Glass
10% off Tools - including kits
10% off Artisan Beads
10% off Staxx & Ala Carte
10% off Kits (not including class kits)
10% off Books & Magazines
10% off Clearance
Don't see it listed here? It's either 10% off or 30% off, and we can tell you before you buy! (Exclusions: Party fees, class fees, class kits and trunk show merchandise.)

BUT WAIT! There's more! Do you still have a coupon from the bottom of your receipt from the Grand Opening that says it expired yesterday? We'll honor it through the Saturday sale. Use it on 1 item for an additional savings!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

More Photos! 1 Stop Bead Shop

A few new photos of the 1 Stop Bead Shop new store!
All of these were taken by Bonnie Elliott.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A few photos of the new store - 1 Stop Bead Shop

Here are a few photos of the interior of 1 Stop Bead Shop's new store. Pretty, isn't it? We have so much more room. You should be able to click on the thumbnails for larger photos.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

New Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

NEW Classes added starting NEXT week - photos available in the classes section on our site. Call to register. 614-573-6452

NOTE: ALL Classes are at the store - there is NO warehouse anymore!

2 Wire Focal Rings Wed, Apr 8 Learn to work w/ square and half-round wire to create 2 dainty crystal cocktail rings. Small enough to wear every day - elegant enough to dress up any outfit.

Santa Sophia Pendant Fri, May 1 See Maggie Meister (below).
Solomon's Knot Bracelet Sat, May 2 See Maggie Meister (below).

Spring Bling Beaded Bead Bracelet Mon, May 11 Also back by request. Beaded beads can be used in anything. Learn how to make a really small one and Rishanna's bracelet finishing techniques.

Right Angle Weave Passion Flower Necklace Wed, May 20 Your last chance to get the pre-req for Hannah's Passion Flower Necklace in June. The class filled to capacity in March. Also, just a really sweet, lightweight necklace project on it's own. Make a flower with Swarovski hearts.

Recycled Charm Necklace Thu, May 28 They just kept taking pictures of her neck! Learn basic wire wrap in this fun charm necklace. You are encouraged to bring in old charms from home (or you can buy new here of course!). Note the very different look using all charms or adding beads.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Maggie Meister's Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Maggie Meister's Classes have been chosen at 1 Stop Bead Shop and are available for sale. You can either call the store at 614-573-6452, stop by and register in person, or check out our website at http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/.

Anyone who voted should have received a call letting you know that Maggie's classes have been scheduled for May 1 & 2. We tallied all your votes and there were 2 clear winners. For those of you who may have voted for other favorites, I'm sorry that we couldn't offer each of them. We looked at the possibility of a 3rd day, but it just wasn't feasible. Hopefully, with a good response to Maggie's visit this time, she will be amenable to coming again in 2010 and teaching some of your other favorites.

In an effort to keep the costs affordable to you, Lisa has kept her class fees at a low $75 each for each full day (10-5) class.

Santa Sophia Pendant

Fri, May 1 - 10:00-5:00 (w/ lunch break)
Maggie Writes: While living in Italy, I fell in love with the onion dome style of church steeples found on many of the churches. This style of dome dates back to Byzantine times and is most famous in Russia and Eastern Europe. There is a church in Italy named after Saint Sofia who was born in Milan and is the patron saint of many cities throughout the world. These earrings and pendant were inspired by the onion dome steeples.
Using a variation of peyote, we will build our own onion domes with seed beads. The domes do not cover any core piece and stand alone. You will learn to make different sizes and how to use the components in your designs.
One Day Workshop.Participant must know peyote stitch and be familiar with basic right angle weave.

Solomon's Knot

Sat, May 2 - 10:00-5:00 (w/ lunch break)
The Solomon’s Knot Motif is found in mosaics (and other mediums) throughout the ancient world. This example of the Solomon’s knot is found in Ravenna, Italy in Theodoric’s Palace but this motif is also found in Il Domus dei Tappetti di Pietra the floor.
The workshop translates this mosaic into a beautiful seed bead bracelet. You will learn to make the knot in different sizes to make a smaller bracelet, a necklace or earrings.
There is pre-work for this class.
One Day WorkshopParticipants must know Right Angle Weave and Brick Stitch.

A Thank You...

A Note From the Owner:

I've been wanting to get an email out to tell all of you, our loyal customers, THANK YOU! Thank you for coming to our Grand Re-Opening Celebration and making it such a success. Thank you for all the kind and thoughtful notes and words of encouragement. Thank you for your patronage of 1 Stop Bead Shop, that has allowed us to expand into this beautiful new space, and continue to grow to serve your needs.

I know the Thanksgiving holiday is months away, yet I am completely overwhelmed whenever I reflect on how blessed I am personally to be surrounded by kind, generous, thoughtful, and oh so talented and creative people. I know you've heard me say it before, but I do enjoy coming to work each day because of you.

So, with a grateful heart, I extend my most sincere appreciation to all of you.