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
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...
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
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.

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.


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:

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!

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

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.


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?

Sponsored by 1 Stop Bead Shop & Good River Gallery with beads made by & kits designed by our own Hannah Rosner
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
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!

Tools, storage & display
All Artisan made beads - lampwork, PMC, enameled copper, polymer clay, etc.
Chinese Crystals
Sterling & Gold Filled Wire (by the 1 oz coil)
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
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!


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