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!
Hannah Rosner


Artist: Marsha L. Wiest-Hines
Haute Ice Beadwork
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.


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

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.

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:

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!
1 Stop Bead Shop
6347 Sawmill Rd
Dublin, Ohio 43017

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 ( OR email 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.

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: