Lobelia Necklace - Mon, Jun 7 Learn another RAW variation in this new design from Deborah Roberti with seed beads, crystals and pearls.
Beginning Wire Wrap Bracelet & Earrings - Tue, Jun 8 Develop muscle memory for the basic skills of wire wrapping using fine gauge wire, while making a charm bracelet and earrings. Robin had developed a 2-step technique that simplifies the process and makes it easier to create perfect, professional wraps every time!
DIY (Do it Yourself) Jewelry Jumpstart - Tue, Jun 8 - 11:00 am DAY CLASS OR Wed, Jun 9 - 6:00 pm - Welcome to the Wonderful World of Jewelry Making! You've selected a fun and profitable experience. In this class, you will make a one pair of wire wrapped earrings, one wire linked bracelet and one single strand bead strung necklace, all in the space of one class! You'll learn professional wireworking techniques, crimping and finishing - everything you need to make professional looking jewelry right from the jumpstart.
Dragonfly on a Lilypad - Wed, Jun 9 - This class offered in 2 parts. Take either part or both. If you miss the dragonfly, you will receive directions in the Lily Pad class. Dragonfly - Learn to weave a sparkly dragonfly pendant from Swarovski crystals. Lily Pad - Learn freeform bead embroidery on fabric then attach your dragonfly. Pre-req RAW
Aquamarine Choker - Thu, Jun 10 - Learn double-thread stitching in this delicate chain with tiny flowers made of crystals.
Crocodile Tears Kumihimo Bracelet - Sat, Jun 12 - Learn Japanese Braiding on the Marudai. This form of beading makes beaded rope bracelets and necklaces in a fraction of the time of traditional off-loom bead weaving. Made with the easiest 4 strands Kumihimo braiding technique, but variations in braids resulting in positioning of initial strands and usage of the bugle beads make it stunning. No pre-work for this one.
Hannah's Here Starting June 15
You don't want to miss a chance to take classes with our very own Hannah!
If you haven't met Hannah yet, here's her story (or a short part of it - she's done a lot for someone so young!). Hannah began beading over 20 years ago. During that time she lived and taught beading in Pittsburg and Chicago primarily. While she was teaching in Pittsburg, a brand new beader showed up in one of Hannah's classes, looking for some bead therapy. Today, she credits Hannah with getting her started on her amazing beading career Hannah and Sherry Serafini remain good friends.
Skip ahead to 2005, when a bold knock came on the papered windows of the soon-to-be-opened 1 Stop Bead Shop. In walks this little bubble of energy and tells me shes a teacher and a designer and very excited about this new store. Her designs were awesome! It wasn't long before Hannah became a staple at 1 Stop, teaching both bead weaving and lampwork bead making and eventually working in the store as well.
We were sad when she moved far away to Taos, NM a couple of years ago, but she has kept us from missing her too much by taking over our website content, blogging, and social media. She has also kept in touch with her loyal student fan base by coming back twice a year to teach. She'll be here again in a few days.
Since she's been gone, she really followed her heart and got back to designing and teaching full time which has been her passion since before coming to us at 1 Stop Bead Shop. She is cranking out designs at the rate of several a month, and has been winning contests that she is entering. A couple of the most prestigeous ones included the lampwork category at the Bead & Button Show in 2009 and the Toho Emerging Artist Competition where she received 2nd place and will be recognized at this year's Toho Gala held during the Bead & Button Show.
We are so pleased that Hannah considers herself one of us, and I am proud to be able to count her among my personal friends. Now's your opportunity to come and learn from our very own award winner designer friend - Hannah. Here for a 1 week engagement Jun 15-19, 2010.
** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair! (Already signed up for a Hannah class - take a 2nd and get an additional $5 off. Signed up for 2? Remind us to give you a $5 bonus toward supplies.)
Pick Your Peyote- Tue, Jun 15 Students will Pick their projects when they come to class and will have time to shop for beads. If you have never done peyote stitch before, you'll learn basic peyote and how to read a flat peyote graph. Students who already know Even Count Peyote Stitch will learn how to read a graph using Fast Peyote. ** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair!
Temari Pendant - Wed, Jun 16 - 11:00 DAY Class - Ladies of the early 17th century Japanese Imperial Court challenged each other to contests to determine whose embroidered Temari was the most intricate and opulent. Ball patterns developed one from another or were embroidered in the traditional Japanese Embroidery techniques. Yours will be made using seed beads. ** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair!
Steampunk Insect - Wed, Jun 16 - Steampunk is popular everywhere. Come and see why. Uses Vintaj, crystals, and seed beads. Some pre-work will be required. Some pre-work. ** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair!
Royal Ruffles - Thu, Jun 17 - 11:00 DAY Class - Not as hard as it looks, but how DOES it DO THAT?! Intermediate Peyote. ** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair!
Something Crazy & New in Steampunk: Freeform Peyote Curls w/ Multi-media -Thu, Jun 17 - Steampunk ceramic pendant and charms with Hannah's over-the-top style. Includes both peyote and netting over a form. Don't want to make anything that eleborate - no worries? You will learn a series of pendants and be shown multiple construction ideas. Level 4 - Please note that this class will be taught at lightning speed. ** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair!
Sellling On-line - Intro to eBay & Etsy - Fri, Jun 18 - 10:00 DAY Class - 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 me in class to list yoru first item and set up online shiops. No photography covered. ** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair!
Intermediate Lampwork - Making & Using Milifiori & Murrine - Sat, Jun 19 -Learn to make your own millefiori and to use them on lampworked Beads. Note: Bring your lampwork tools. Tools will not be provided.** Bonus discount - sign up for 2 Hannah classes and get $15 off the pair!
Summer Quarter Visiting Guest Artists
Register Now - spaces are limited in all classes!
My jewelry making journey began in 2004 as a creative outlet while working as a professional computer trainer in the Washington, DC area. My first formal jewelry making workshop was in the summer of 2005 where I was introduced to basic soldering techniques. From that point on, I was smitten!
While I enjoy creating unique jewelry items, my passion lies in teaching. My classes are filled with energy and an easy going atmosphere. My goal is to have my students walk out comfortable with new techniques and confident in their own jewelry making ability. Working as a professional computer trainer for 10 years I learned that there are many ways to teach, and each person learns differently. I strive to use that knowledge to benefit my students. When you take a class from me, I won't ever "leave you in the dust". I will do my very best to make sure you understand the concept and technique we are covering in that course. I look forward to expanding my teaching opportunities.
Melissa has taught classes all over Ohio and overseas, and has been published in a number of jewelry design magazine. She has completed hundreds of hours of metal design classes at the University of Akron. She is also the founder of the Ohio Jewelry and Metal Arts Guild.
Don't miss your chance to learn metal working from a master designer and first rate teacher!
Sat, June 26 ONLY
Riveting w/ Metal & PlexiGlass
10:00 - 2:00
Learn to use telescoping rivets to create dimension and a different visual appear with Plexiglas, for a stunning one-of-a-kind pendant.
4:00 - 8:00
Take your soldering skills to the next level as you learn what is involved in making a spinner ring including measuring, sizing and fabricating. These rings are comfortable, full of motion and very popular just now. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes.
Jean Campbell July 9 & 10
The votes are in and here's what you chose:
Star of India
Fri & Sat, July 9 & 10 - 6:00
6 hrs - 2 parts
One of Jean's most popular classes. This princess-length necklace is created with Swarovski crystals, true-cut seed beads, and Czech rondelles. A really fun project to make. It employs sculptural peyote stitch, stringing, and fringe techniques.
Fri, July 9
10:00 - 4:00
Who needs a prom date when you can wear this intriguing and shapely wrist corsage, making you feel like the belle of the ball? Stitch this beauty with seed beads and a variety of crystals using sculptural peyote stitch, netting, and ladder stitch techniques. It's a versatile design that can easily be modified to make a necklace or brooch.
Only 5 spaces left!
Sat, July 10
10:00 - 4:00
Be the first to learn this beautiful bracelet from Jean's
book which doesn't even release until this Fall!
A true work of beaded art combining herringbone,
Peyote & RAW in this cabochon featured bracelet.
Mark Your Calendars for our Annual Bead & Button Show Trunk Show!
Saturday, Jun 19
10:00 - 6:00
We always bring back wonderful new goodies from the Bead & Button show just for you.
Many of these items are limited quantity, so come early for best selection.
Watch next week's newsletter for a preview list.
1 Stop Bead Shop Coupon
40% off 2 items
Not valid on PMC, Tool sets, Add-a-bead systems, Artisan beads, Classes, Kits, or Parties. Coupon expires Jun 12, 2010
Club Bead Date Change Reminder
Mark your calendars - Club Bead will be moved to the 3rd Friday in June & July due to Bead & Button Show and Jean Campbell classes.
3rd Friday - June 18
Don't miss Bead & Button Show sneak preview exclusively for Club Bead Members!
Want to come too? Just join that night. Here's how:
Joining the Club is simple~
Membership through Dec 2010
10% off entire purchase Club Bead nights
(some exclusions apply)
Register on-line, over the phone, in the store, or on Club Bead night!