Friday, December 31, 2010

Annual SALE at 1 Stop Bead Shop

And NOW...
The Announcement you've been waiting for...
Our Annual January "We Don't Want to Count it" SALE!
January 3 - 8, 2011
Here's What's in store next week
All items are Selected Overstock & Discontinued Styles
Monday - Czech Glass Strands- Buy 5 Get 6 FREE
Tueday - Seed Beads - Buy 5 Get 6 FREE
Wednesday - Base Metal & Tools - 25%-60% off
Thursday - Bagged Tierra Cast - Buy 2 Get 3 FREE
Friday - Swarovski & Chinese Cyrstals AND Silver & Gold Filled - 50% off
Everyday - Clearance & Christmas - Now 60% off marked price
Everyday - Comeback Coupon with EVERY purchase. Shop every day and get several!
Saturday - SURPRISE! Watch for next week's email to announce all the fun we're going to have on our BIG BLOW-OUT Day!
Your Questions/Comments Answered
Did you know 1 Stop has a suggestion box? We've received a number of good suggestions, and thought you might like to hear the answers. Look in this section each week for another answer to your questions.
Comment: As an experienced beader, I would like to see more challenging classes.
1 Stop is committed to the growth of both experienced and new beaders. We try to offer a variety of classes across all experience and interest levels each quarter. It's one of the reasons we offer so many classes. Here are a few of the ways you can find more advanced classes on our schedule:
Look for an instructor who often offers the more challenging pieces. Instructors to look for include:
Bonnie Elliot - Bonnie designs nearly all her pieces. She has a variety of beginning or intermediate classes and is uniquely qualified to give you insights into the design process.
Hannah Rosner - National award winner for both lampwork and Bead Weaving Design. Hannah also does all of her own designing and most of her classes combine a variety of stitches that will help you to learn how to think beyond the one-stitch design.
Peggy Chavez, Robin Brannan & Lisa Noyes all offer a selection of intermediate/advanced PMC, metalsmithing, and "Wire & Fire" classes (also known as soldering and fusing).
Look for the Level # in the "L" column on our class list or posted on our website in the class description:
Level 3 is an intermediate class that requires the pre-requisite knowledge listed. You do not have to take the pre-requisite class here, but it is required that you know it, so that the class goes smoothly for everyone.
Level 4 is an intermediate/advanced class. Level 4 classes usually require 2 pre-requisites or "mastery" of the technique. Mastery means you've done more than just take one class in it - you could do it in your sleep.
Level 5 is advanced and always combines a variety of techniques or design elements that require several pre-requisites.
Current schedule has 17 level 3 or equivalent classes and 9 level 4 or equivalent classes.
Visiting Guest Artist Classes - 1 Stop already has a 3 year track record of hosting the bead world's best and hottest - nationally and internationally known, recognized and often published.
These instructors are the bead world's most qualified and experienced instructors and we bring them to you at lower cost than the national shows. We have given you the opportunity to take classes from nationally recognized designers including:
Sherry Serafini - 3 times
Jeannette Cook - 2 times
Maggie Meister - Coming in 2 weeks for the 2nd time
Huib Petersen
Dallas Lovett - 2 times
Leslie Frumin - 2 times
Shielah Cleary
Coming in 2011 - All of the artists listed below are teaching at Bead & Button this year and many of them will be teaching the same classes here at a lower price and without the travel and hotel cost!
Janice Berkebile - Wire & Metals - Feb 17-19
Diane Fitzgerald - Beadweaving - April
Huib Petersen - Beadweaving - May
Cindy Pankopf - Bead Maille - Jun
Jeanette Cook - Beadweaving - Aug
Sherry Serafini - Bead Embroidery - Sep
That said, I will continue to encourage our instructors, as they make their choices for what classes to submit, to really think of challenges for our experienced jewelry makers.
Thanks for the great question/comment. Keep them coming!

Coming Up at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Great Changes "In Store" for You
The creative world of design and fashion is one of constant shift and change. 1 Stop Bead Shop is always interested in staying on the cutting edge of what's new and hot and what you are asking for.
Here are a few of the new items we have begun adding to the store in the last couple of months:
Mykonos Greek Ceramic Beads - Formerly a Byzantium favorite - You asked for it, so we got it. Solid & Mixed Metalic colors. Ask for them by name. So popular we have plans to continue to expand the line in 2011.
1 Step Crimper - Newest innovation in beading tools. You asked for it. We got it!
Tila Seed Beads - Two hole flat seed beads that tickle the design imagination. All the best designers are using them, including our Bonnie Elliot. Show us your designs!
Metal Seed Beads - Real metal beads in seed bead shape in 3 sizes and a dozen metalic colors. 1 Stop is one of only 2 stores in the state to carry these and the only store w/ 15s.
Artistic Wire & Colored Jump Rings - Artistic Wire Jump Rings are new from Artistic Wire. Colored Jump Rings were another request from former Byzantium customers. We intend to expand this line to make 1 Stop your Chain Maille headquarters. Now in a brand new location - easy to see - easy to find!
Base Metal Chain - As silver and gold prices have climbed, manufacturers have stepped up the quality of their base metal production. You're going to love the variety and affordability of even the chunkiest chain.
$10 Large Hole Sterling Core Beads - Semi-Precious, Glass & crystal. Designed to fit Pandora, Chamillia, PerlAmore, etc. but at 1/3 the price!
BrightEye Magnification Glasses - One of the hotest new items of 2010. 2 LED lights on the front of the magnifying glasses light up and magnify your project simutaneously. Lightweight, multiple magnifications and great designer styles!
Sequins - We get constant feedback on how much you love these. Look for them in their new home at the end of the seed bead wall - great dedicated location that allows you to see all the designs!

Janice Berkebile Coming Soon to 1 Stop Bead Shop

Visiting Guest Wire & Metal Artist
Janice Berkebile arrives in February

All Samples in the Store
All Wire & Metals Classes Pre-req: Intro to Wire (taught Jan 6)



Midnight Lanterns - Thu, Feb 17 - Using plain and textured metal, stack domes in layer after layer adding beads for texture and color. When the stacking is done, cage it all up with wire. Embellish. These are AWESOME in person - you gotta' see the sample!




Pod Rings - Thu, Feb 17 Embellish a special bead with a thai silver drop and cage with basketweave for a dramatic ring!









Fierce Connections - Fri, Feb 18 - Using plain and textured metal, cut out a variety of forms. Explore using disc cutter and dapping block. Add layer after layer of contrasting metals and using various connections, combine the elements. Add beads for texture and color.





Crown Jewel Focal - Fri, Feb 18 - Showcase a focal bead by wrapping it in textured metal strips. Secure with large holed spacers. Embellish with caps, spacers and complimentary beads and add ball chain.









Fruit of the Vine - Sat, Feb 19 -Using basic low tech Repousse and chasing techniques, move metal to create 3-D leaves. Add a few pods made using basketweave and stuffed with your favorite gems and pearls. This is one of the most beautiful bead /wire pieces I've seen - the picture can't even begin to capture the depth and color!

Maggie Meister Samples at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Maggie Meister's Classes Filling Fast
All Samples in the Store
Intimidated by Visting Guest Artist Classes? Don't be. If you have learned the pre-requisites, that's all you need to take a VGA class. If anything, you are in the best qualified hands to teach you. These artists teach at Bead & Button, and in stores and venues all over the country and the world. They are highly experienced and qualified instructors who are best suited to helping you take the next step in your beading journey.

Macha Necklace - Thu, Jan 20 - Participants will learn to make spiral pattern components with circular peyote and and join the components to make three-dimensional triskelians – a motif from the Celts. Participants should be familiar with circular peyote and right angle weave.







Bacchus Bracelet & Earrings- Fri, Jan 21 -Learn to make grape leaves with a combination of RAW and Peyote stich and grape clusters with a variation of Nepal Chain. Pre-req Peyote and Right Angle Weave.









Iside Necklace - Sat, Jan 22 - Components are made with peyote stitch and then combined with RAW to creat this pendant. Pre-req Peyote.

New Projects for 2011 at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Start off the New Year with a New Project
Dozens of Great Classes in Jan 2011

Simple Rope Workshop - Mon, Jan 3 - Learn 4 new different techniques! Brick Stitch, Tri-Angle Stitch, Quad-Angle Stitch and Daisy Stitch.

Sparkling Filigree Leaf Necklace - Mon, Jan 3 - Use polymer clay and a filigree pendant to creat this fun, motion-packed necklace. You'll be able to develop your own color and shape variations.



Beginning Bead Stringing - Multi-Strand w/ Chain - Tue, Jan 4 - Learn all the basics of bead stringing using the multiple strand technique, and how to attach chain.




Bling's the Thing Bracelet & Earrings - Wed, Jan 5 - Make simple square beaded beads using 3D RAW and string them into a bracelet and/or earrings.





2 RAW Rings - Wed, Jan 5 - A delicate round top and a show stopping square cocktail ring with crystals.


Intro to Wire Components - Thur, Jan 6 - This is the pre-requisite class for all Level 3 wire classes and ALL metals classes. Learn about wire gauges, tools, and bsic wire handling techniques. Make several parts including: basic ear wires, head pins, simple designs and clasps.




DIY (Do It Yourself) Jewelry Jumpstart - Fri, Jan 7 -This sampler class introduces the basics of 3 techniques and makes a complete matching set of jewelry: 1) Bead Stringing Necklace 2) Wire linked Bracelet 3) Wire Wrapped Earrings. For more in-depth fin ishing techniques & designing try Begin Bead Stringing. For wire wrappig perfection try Begin Wire Wrap.
(Note: These pics do not link to website. Click on class name for link.)




Icicle Kumihimo Necklace - Sat, Jan 8 - A new round Kumihimo braid with 8 strands and 2 colors. Compact and easty to work RAW stitched center bead and crystal fring. 21 inches long. Learn how quickly a beaded rope works up on the Japanese Marudai. Marudai rental available for class. Pre-work required.

(Note: If links to classes or pictures are broken, simply go to our January Classes Page which can be found by cutting and pasting: http://www.1stopbeadshop.com/classes-january-2011-c-223_519.html?osCsid=6253a61b54e7e0010e6330d7078d8d12 .)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WHAT? Another SALE at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Watch for another email this week announcing Next Week's Inventory Reduction Sale!
What? Another Sale?
Yep - you read it right!
So how will next week be different?
This week you get 50% off ENTIRE departments, so you get to choose your savings.
Next week, we choose only those items that are overstock or selected for discontinuation. New items will be added each day, but these items will NOT be on sale next week:
Base Metal Beads & Findings - unless discontinued
Base Metal Chain
Seed Beads - except overstock
Czech Glass - except discontinued
Tierra Cast - except discontinued loose & overstock bags
So, be sure to get in by THIS Friday in order to take advantage of savings on ALL your favorite beads!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Maggie Meister IS COMING to 1 Stop Bead Shop

Yea! Maggie Meister is officially coming!
Thanks to all the people who signed up before the airline deadline, we were able to get enough confirmed class reservations to cover her fees!
Good News! If you haven't signed up yet, there are spaces remaining in all 3 classes.
Macha Necklace - Thur, Jan 20 - to make spiral pattern components with circular peyote and and join the components to make three-dimensional triskelians – a motif from the Celts. Intermediate to Advanced Participants should be familiar with circular peyote and right angle weave.


Bacchus Bracelet & Earrings - Fri, Jan 21 - Participants will learn to make grape leaves with a combination of Right Angle Weave and peyote stitch and grape clusters with a variation of Nepal Chain to make a pair of earrings or bracelet. Instructions include directions for both medium and large leaves. Intermediate – Participants should be proficient in peyote and familiar with Right Angle Weave basics.


Iside Necklace -- Sat, Jan 22 - Components are made with peyote stitch and then combined with right angle weave to create this pendant. Although the pendant is shown on a Viking Knit chain, Viking knit will not be taught in this workshop but instructions for Russian Spiral will be included in the handout. Participants should be proficient in peyote.

Classes Still Available For The Rest Of 2010


Peacock Feather Bracelet - Mon, Dec 27 - Learn Odd-count peyote in this lovely, original design cuff designed to appear like double peacock feathers complete w/ fringe.



Spiral Elegance - Tue, Dec 28 - Learn a basic spiral stitch wit a "twist", by adding different size beads.

Hodo Japanese Chain Maille - Wed, Dec 29 - Combination of Japanese 4-in-1 and 8-in-1 techniques in a pattern of alternating small and large rings. Can be made in copper, silver, aluminum, brass.

Stringing with a Flair - Wed, Dec 29 - Take stringing to the next level. Learn a simple beadweaving technique that can spice-up a simple strand of beads. Also learn to easily add chain and components using jump rings.


Holiday Store Hours
Christmas Eve - Closing at 3:00
Christmas Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
New Year's Day - CLOSED
Sat, January 15 - Closing Early at 5:00 for Inventory

Janice Berkebile's Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop


Hey Wire & Metal Fans



Have you checked out Janice Berkebile's classes yet?


Samples are in store NOW!


After Christmas Sale at 1 Stop Bead Shop

1 Stop Bead Shop's BIG After Christmas Sale begins Monday, December 27

Save BIG on key departments all week!
50% Off Seed Beads - all types
50% off Czech Glass - stranded & loose
50% off Tierra Cast - bagged & loose (excluding 3mm hexagonal heishi)
50% off Base Metal - bagged & loose
50% off Clearance marked price (many new items pulled for clearance in addition to the clearance rack)
50% off Christmas THEMED beads
Sale Ends Friday, Dec 31, 2010
at 3:00 pm

Friday, December 17, 2010

2 Exciting New Products at 1 Stop!
Leave it to 1 Stop to keep getting in new products right up till the end of the year!

Welcome New Local Lampwork Artist Azura
2 Styles of bracelet sized beads in regular & large hole.
  • Bump style bead w/ a Moon-glow bump that looks like you are looking at a glow ball. Stunning!
  • Multi-color swirl smooth bracelet beads in a rainbow of colors - Just $3 a bead!
So new we don't have pictures yet. Besides you've got to see these in person to see how amazing they are! We've never had any like them.

Artistic Wire Chain Maille Jump Rings
Not just your ordinary Jump Ring
Artistic Wire jump rings are precision made and have the ideal temper for chain maille designs.
All made with Artistic Wire non-tarnish wire.
  • 18 Guage
  • 4 colors - Copper, Gold, Silver & Black
  • Variety of Sizes

Still Room In Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available for the rest of 2010

Right Angle Weave Chain - Mon, Dec 20 - Use right angle weave to make a chain of semi-round beaded balls using 2 colors of crystals. familiarity with RAW recommended - may finish in class.

Ndebele Cubes Bracelet - Mon, Dec 20 - Flat Ndebele using cubes and and innovative latch clasp.

Swarovski Triangle Kaleidoscope Bracelet - Tues, Dec 21 - Diagonal spacer bars separate a rainbow of bicone crystals in this simple 3-strand beauty. Try seasonal colors for the holidays! Strings up quickly - still time to make several for gifts.

Peacock Feather Bracelet - Mon, Dec 27 - Learn odd-count peyote in the lovely, original design cuff designed to appear like double peacock feathers complete w/ fringe.

Spiral Elegance - Tues, Dec 28 - Learn a basic spiral stitch wit a "twist", by adding different size beads.

Hodo Japanese Chain Maille - Wed, Dec 29 - Combination of Japanese 4-in-1 and 8-in-1 techniques in a pattern of alternating small and large rings. Can be made in copper, silver, aluminum, brass.

Stringing with a Flair - Wed, Dec 29 - Take stringing to the next level. Learn a simple beadweaving technique that can spice up a simple strand of beads. Also learn to easily add chain and components using jump rings.

Maggie Meister at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Maggie is scheduled for 3 full day classes in January, but time to sign up is getting short!
Flight tickets have to be bought three weeks in advance.
Deadline to sign up for Maggie's classes to guarantee she comes is December 27!

Macha Necklace - Thurs, Jan 20 - The original piece was inspired by the Celtic torcs worn in ancient Ireland and was named for the woman who was the only High Queen among the High Kings of Ireland. Participants will learn how to make spiral pattern components with circular peyote and join the components to make three-dimensional triskelians - a motif of the Celts. Intermediate to Advanced. Participants should be familiar with circular peyote and right angle weave.

Bacchus Bracelet & Earrings - Fri, Jan 21 - The grape motif is found throughout antiquity in jewelry, mosaics, and frescoes. Participants will learn to make grape leaves with a combination of Right Angle Weave and peyote stitch and grape clusters with a variation of Nepal Chain to make a pair of earrings or bracelet. Instructions include directions for both medium and large leaves. Intermediate - participants should be proficient with peyote and familiar with Right Angle Weave.

Iside Necklace - Sat, Jan 22 - Iside (Isis in Italian) is a pendant inspired by the headdress that is found on many of the statues of Isis found in Pompeii and Southern Italy. Components are made with peyote stitch and then combined with right angle weave to create this pendant. Although the pendant is shown on a Viking Knit chain, Viking Knit will not be taught in this workshop but instructions for Russian Spiral will be included in the handout. Participants should be proficient in peyote.
Holiday Store Hours
Christmas Eve - Closing at 3:00
Christmas Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
New Year's Day - CLOSED

Holiday Specials at 1 Stop Bead Shop

On the First Day of Christmas my 1 Stop gave to me…
6 days left to live out the song with 1 Stop specials each day.
WE'VE SAVED SOME OF THE BEST SPECIALS FOR LAST!
We'll be announcing the special for each day on our webite.< /span>
Here is a sampling of a few of the specials we saved for the next 6 days!
See below for tomorrow's awesome special.
  1. Bead of the Month Club -1 Year Membership - Buy 10 months, get the last 2 free (must pay for first 3 months upon registration). Already a member? - You can extend your membership for another 12 months and take advantage of this great deal now!
  2. 2 Free mystery bags ($25 value each) with every $50 Gift Certificate purchase. Buy 1 for yourself and get the 2 free mystery bags as your bonus.
(Specials will be posted EACH day on the website. )
All specials are designed with gift giving in mind, but the deals are so good you may want to snag them for yourself!
Tune in to our website each day from now till Dec 24 and find a great deal on your True Love - Beads!
Saturday, Dec 18 Sale
Classes - Buy 2 - Take $15 off the pair
(That's an extra $5 off per pair)

1 Stop Bead Shop

Earring Recipe Bar
Tomorrow - Saturday, Dec 18
11:00 - 3:00 (Or while supply lasts)
Great last minutes gifts & Stocking stuffers!
Bring the kids...
Bring the neighbors...
Several quick & easy-to-make recipes
All set up assembly line style.
Make several pair in just a few minutes.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Club Bead

Club Bead Girl's Night Out
This, Friday, Dec 10
7:00 - 10:00
Doors Open at 6:50
Not a member? Join that night!
1 Stop Bead Shop Holiday Store Hours
Tue, Dec 14 - Closing at 5:00 for Staff Appreciation
Christmas Eve - Closing at 3:00
Christmas Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
New Year's Day - CLOSED

Get Your Orders In Early For Christmas!!

Product Availability through Christmas
As we approach the end of the year, ordering naturally slows down, and some items may run low on stock (don't worry, we'll still have crimps & wire). If you have an important item on your Christmas list, we recommend getting it now, so you're not disappointed at the last minute.
Last day to place special orders for guaranteed Christmas delivery is Monday, December 13.

CONGRATULATIONS from 1 Stop Bead Shop

Congratulations to the Winners of our 1st Annual Christmas Tree Ornament Contest
1st place - Mary Moore - Sea glass and wire
2nd place - Mariane Gehring - Clear glass ball with beaded netting
3rd place - Caroline Moeller - Soldered glass panes
Thank you to all our contestants who entered. It was a pleasure to see the variety and creativity of the designs and we have enjoyed displaying them on our tree.

Still Room in Our Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes still available until Christmas
St Petersburg Chain w/ Focal - Mon, Dec 13- An intricate chain of alternating colors of seed beads with Swarovskis to match a colorful focal bead and branching fringe.
St. Petersburg Chain w/Focal Bead & Fringe
Peyote Cobblestones - Wed, Dec 15 - (or what to do with that cool mix of size 6 seed beads) Peyote base with dense fringe to create a supple carpet of color.
Peyote Cobblestones
Vintage Crystal & Antique Earrings - Wed, Dec 15 - Create your own bezel to hold your rivoli and embellish with crystals and pearls using Peyote, RAW and Netting. Permission of Deborah Roberti.
Vintage Crystal and Antique Earrings
Jazzy Jig Earrings - Thu, Dec 16 - You'll opo off dozens of these in gifts. Try using colored craft wire for fun! Pre-req - Intro to Wire or Jig Components
Jazzy Jig Earrings
Copper Treasure Bracelet- Sat, Dec 18 -Learn to die cut shapes from copper sheet, texturize and hole punch to make a beautifully texturied bracelet. Add patina optional. Use soldering tech to make a toggle clasp out of copper.
Copper Treasure Bracelet
Right Angle Weave Chain - Mon, Dec 20 - Use Right Angle Weave to make a chain of semi-round beaded balls using 2 colors of crystals. Familiarity with RAW recommended - may finish in class.
RAW Chain
Ndebele Cubes Bracelet -- Mon, Dec 20- Flat Ndebele using cubes and an innovative latch clasp.
Ndebele Cubes Bracelet
Swarovski Triangle Kaleidoscope Bracelet -- Tue Dec 21 - Diagonal spacer bars separate a rainbow of bicone crystals In this simple 3-strand beauty. Try seasonal colors for the holiday! Strings up quickly - still time to make several for gifts!

Hurry to Sign Up for Maggie Meister's Classes

Maggie is scheduled for 3 FULL Day classes in January, but Time to Sign up is getting short!
Maggie is one my favorite designers. She is passionate about antiquities and all of her designs recreate these antiquities by intricately combining stitches.
No artist challenges you quite so much to think outside of traditional pattern designs and truly combine stitches with the ancient piece as the standard. I learned more about combining all the stitches I have learned from Maggie's classes, than from any other artist!
The pieces you create in Maggie's class have already stood the test of time and will be a treasured heirloom in your collection!
Maggie is coming Jan 20 - 22
But flight tickets have to be bought 3 weeks in advance.
Deadline to sign up for Maggie's classes to guarantee she comes is December 27!
Just click on the pics to sign up.
Macha Necklace - Thur, Jan 20 - The original piece was inspired by the Celtic torcs worn in ancient Ireland and is named for the woman who was the only High Queen among the High Kings of Ireland.
Participants will learn to make spiral pattern components with circular peyote and and join the components to make three-dimensional triskelians – a motif from the Celts. Intermediate to Advanced Participants should be familiar with circular peyote and right angle weave.
Macha
Bacchus Bracelet & Earrings - Fri, Jan 21 - The grape motif is found throughout antiquity in jewelry, mosaics, and frescoes. Participants will learn to make grape leaves with a combination of Right Angle Weave and peyote stitch and grape clusters with a variation of Nepal Chain to make a pair of earrings or bracelet. Instructions include directions for both medium and large leaves. Intermediate – Participants should be proficient in peyote and familiar with Right Angle Weave basics.
Bacchus Bracelet/EarringsBacchus Earrings
Iside Necklace -- Sat, Jan 22 - Iside (Isis in Italian) is a pendant inspired by the headdress that is found on many of the statues of Isis found in Pompeii and Southern Italy.
Components are made with peyote stitch and then combined with right angle weave to create this pendant. Although the pendant is shown on a Viking Knit chain, Viking knit will not be taught in this workshop but instructions for Russian Spiral will be included in the handout. Participants should be proficient in peyote.

12 Days of Christmas Sale at 1 Stop Bead Shop

On the First Day of Christmas my 1 Stop gave to me…
For the next 12 days, you can live out the song with 1 Stop specials each day.
We'll be announcing the special for each day on our webite, but here is a sampling of a few of the specials we willing be doing sometime in the next twelve days:
  1. Classes - $15 off a pair
  2. Selected Sterling Core Pandora-style beads - A huge assortment - just $5 each when you buy 10 (you could make several gifts w/ this one!)
  3. Tools - 20% off and Tool Kits - 10% off
  4. Bead of the Month Club -1 Year Membership - Buy 10 months, get the last 2 free (must pay for first 3 months upon registration). Already a member - you can extend your membership for another 12 months and take advantage of this great de al now!
  5. 2 Free mystery bags ($25 value each) with every $50 Gift Certificate purchase. Buy 1 for yourself and get the 2 free mystery bags as your bonus.
(The specials listed above are only 5 of the 12 specials we will be offering. Specials will be posted EACH day on the website. )
All specials are designed with gift giving in mind, but the deals are so good you may want to snag them for yourself!
Tune in to our website each day from now till Dec 24 and find a great deal on your True Love - Beads!
Saturday, Dec 11 Sale
Kevin O'Grady Bracelets
40% off - Staring at just $36!
At these prices, this deal won't last long!
15 Bracelets in various styles and sizes!
All pieces are made of durable borosilicate glass, also known as Pyrex, and are signed and dated by the Artist with his exclusive signature cane. Pyrex is strong and durable and will last a lifetime if cared for like the precious Art Jewelry it is. Each piece is truly one of a kind and variations are to be expected and treasured as true Art Glass.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Still Room in Next Weeks Classes at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Classes Still Available Next Week

Spiral Duet - Mon, Dec 6 - 2 fun spiral ropes for quick gifts! Sedona Spiral - Like the DNA spiral with spacers. A Helx Spiral - an elegant spiraling tubular rope - the trick is in the tension.

Beginning Bead Stringing - Mon, Dec 6 - Learn essential beginning beading techniques including tools, how to use them, crimping and finishing, and how to choose quality components.

Intro to Wire Components - Tues, Dec 7 - Learn about wire gauges, tools, and basic wire handling techniques. Make several parts including: basic ear wires, headpins, simple designs, and clasps. This is the prerequisite class for all level 3 wire classes and All metal classes.

Sky Blue Necklace & Earrings - Wed, Dec 8 - Two-thread techniques to make a crystal ball and triangle pattern along with vintage filigree to look like antique jewelry.

Star Fruit Bracelet - Wed, Dec 8 - Beautiful "Star" shaped bracelet that transitions in this ombre-style in color and shape. Triangle weave, RAW variation. Permission of Heather Kahne.

Holiday PMC - Thurs, Dec 9 - Celebrate the holidays with your own special charms and pendants using brand new templates and textures available for the first time in 2010. Personalize by adding names and dates on the back.

Rivers of Blue Kumihimo Necklace - Sat, Dec 11 - This truly square braid is made with 8 strands of beads. Chevron patterned and long enough to go over the head. Finish with big focal bead and tassel. Pre-work required.
1 Stop Bead Shop Holiday Store Hours
Tue, Dec 14 - Closing at 5:00 for Staff Appreciation
Christmas Eve - Closing at 3:00
Christmas Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
New Year's Day - CLOSED

Visiting Artis Maggie Meister at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Time to sign up for Visiting Guest Artist Maggie Meister is short & We Added a 3rd Class

Maggie is coming January 20 - 22
But flight tickets have to be bought three weeks in advance
Deadlines to sign up for Maggie's class to guarantee she comes is December 27

Macha Necklace - Thurs, Jan 20 - The original piece was inspired by the Celtic torcs worn in ancient Ireland. But as time went on, I fell in love with the spirals found in Celtic designs and Macha changed to use these spirals and more color. The piece was named for the woman who was the only High Queen among the High Kings of Ireland. Participants will learn to make spiral pattern components with circular peyote and and join the components to make three-dimensional triskelians-a motif of the Celts. Intermediate participants should be familiar with circular peyote and right angle weave.

Bacchus Bracelet & Earrings - Fri, Jan 21 - These earrings are a component form the Penelope's Crown Workshop. The grape motif is found throughout antiquity jewelry, mosaics, and frescoes. Participants will learn to make grape leaves with a Right Angle Weave and peyote stitch and grape clusters with a variation of Nepal chain to make a pair of earrings or bracelet. Instructions include directions for both medium and large leaves. Intermediate-participants should be proficient with peyote and familiar with Right Angle Weave basics.

Iside Necklace - Sat, Jan 22 - Iside (Isis in Italian) is a pendant inspired by the headdress that is found on many of the statues of Isis found in Pompeii and Southern Italy. This Egyptian Goddess was worshipped in Pompeii where a temple and frescoes showing the rituals of the cults have been found. Components are made with peyote stitch and then combined with right angle weave to create this pendant. Although this pendant is shown on a Viking Knit chain, Viking Knit will not be taught in this workshop but instructions for Russian Spiral will be included in the handout. Participants should be proficient in peyote.

For more info and sample photos, visit: http://www.1stopbeadshop.com

Winter Class Scedule at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Some of you told me that you had missed the Class schedule and calender, and requested I send it again - Here you go!
The New Winter 2011 Class Schedule is HERE!
Want a copy of the calendar? Click here.
Last Day to Vote for 1 Stop Christmas Ornament Contest
Tomorrow, Saturday, Dec 4
12 beautiful ornaments - Support your favorite - Cast your vote!

Just In at 1 Stop Bead Shop

New Arrivals - Fresh in at 1 Stop
Check out the New Arrivals Wall
  • 8" Semi-Precious Strands
  • 32" Chip Strands
  • Cathedral Beads - A favorite for Czech glass fans - in a rainbow of colors
  • Czech Pressed glass beads in New Matte Fairy Dust Finish - so pretty!
  • Lots of new, hard-to-find rich, bright Purples
  • Dozens of new colors of Sz 6 "E" Beads
  • BrightEye LIGHTED Magnifying Glasses - great gift! Already 1/2 sold out!
  • More styles of Base Metal Plated Chain

Saturday Only at 1 Stop Bead Shop

Saturday Special - 1 Day ONLY!
Tomorrow - Saturday, Dec 4
10:00 - 6:00
$10 Bead Bucks w/ Every $50 purchase
(Some exclusions apply. Cannot be redeemed w/ any other discount. See store for details.)

Monday, November 29, 2010

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CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL - ONE DAY ONLY!
GIFT CERTIFICATES - A Perfect Gift for the holidays

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL. FOR EVERY GIFT CERTIFICATE OR COMBINATION THEROF TOTALING $50, YOU WILL RECEIVE $5.00 IN BEAD BUCKS.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Message from 1 Stop Bead Shop

Happy Thanksgiving

On behalf of myself and the staff of 1 Stop Bead Shop I would like to take a moment and tell you how thankful we are on a daily basis to be able to spend our days doing something we love in the service of the kind and creative people who shop at our store. We wish all of you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Holiday Hours Update

1 Stop Bead Shop Holiday Store Hours
Thanksgiving Day - CLOSED
Christmas Eve - Closing at 3:00
Christmas Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - Closing at 3:00
New Year's Day - CLOSED