Friday, October 30, 2009
IN PROGRESS NOW!(Friday and Saturday)
They showed up with all their clasps & CHAIN!
Gorgeous fashion chain in silver and gold!
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)
Ghosts, pumpkins, candy corns, etc.
And don't forget:
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
To sign up and to see photos, check out our class page:
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
Good River Gallery and 1 Stop Bead Shop have teamed up for a Beading Contest!
Get your kit HERE:
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!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
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
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
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!
1 Stop Bead Shop
6347 Sawmill Rd
Dublin, Ohio 43017
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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!
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?
We have a small selection on our website at
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 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:
Monday, October 5, 2009
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.