Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Meet the Artist - Carol Cypher

1 Stop Bead Shop is excited to offer you a "once in a great while" opportunity to learn a technique that is NOT taught at our store - Felted Jewelry making. While you may not have woken up this morning, saying, "I want to learn Felted Jewelry," it is an intriguing and fun medium that has never been explored at 1 Stop that you can add to your already extensive repretoire of techniques. At the prices for which 1 Stop Bead Shop is bringing you the classes, you can afford to "try it out."

Carol Cypher, a professional fiber artist focusing on feltmaking and beadwork, is known for her provocative pairing of the two mediums. Cypher teaches workshops throughout the US, Australia, Germany, the U.K. and Japan, and her work is exhibited and widely published in these places.

PUBLISHED - Her Books:
Her first book, HAND FELTED JEWELRY AND BEADS: 25 ARTFUL DESIGNS enjoyed a couple printings and is now declared "out of print.

is a compilation of 63 original projects that provide a full and rounded repertoire of beading stitches. Currently in stock at 1 Stop Bead Shop. (Click on the title to buy.)

In HOW WE FELT: DESIGNS AND TECHNIQUES FROM CONTEMPORARY FELT ARTISTS, Carol shares tips and technique of 20 felt artists, including her own. When asked to write a book on feltmaking for the Japanese publisher Patchwork Tsushin Co., her English manuscript was translated into Japanese by Motoko Natsubori and published October 2008. She has shared her techniques on PBS, DIY and HGTV television networks in addition to workshops and classes worldwide.

1 Stop Bead Shop is honored that Carol has agreed to travel to Ohio to share her extensive knowledge exclusively for 1 Stop students. In an intimate classroom setting, and a much smaller venue than the Bead & Button Show, 1 Stop students will have 20 hours and 5 class opportunities to get to know Carol while they learn from one of the nation's elite and most respected beadwork and Felted jewerly designers. What's more, 1 Stop students get the classes at a great reduction from the exact same classes taught at the Bead & Button Show.

Compare 1 Stop Bead Shop's Hand Felted Bangle with Beaded Bead at $50 to B&B's exact same class at $100!
(Click on the 1 Stop links to sign up for our classes.)

Or compare 1 Stop Bead Shop's Complex Cane Hand Felted Bead Necklace at $80 plus $30 kit to B&B's $190 for the same class!

Carol has a Blogspot where she shares ideas and tips about her work, and you can learn more about why felting has become so popular.

What Others are saying about Carol:

(From Imagine - Felt Making Weekend with Carol Cypher)
"The Felt Making Week-End with Carol Cypher at Imagine! was a magical and wonderful experience. Carol is delightful, kind and great fun. She is articulate and a generous expert in her field. She taught the class how exciting it is to make felt and then to embellish it with beads to make gorgeous jewelry and accessories."
"Everyone agreed that we want her back. She coved so much in her two day sessions including needlefelting which was more intricate and bold than most of the craft work that we have seen. She shared several types of felting techniques and tips and she brought lush samples of her extraordinary work for inspiration."

1 Stop Bead Shop is proud to be hosting Carol Cypher as our Featured Guest Artist in May 2012. Visit our website for all the details and to sign up for Carol's classes, or call the store at 614-573-6452.


  1. Wow! This looks like a lot of fun & creative set of classes.

  2. Carol's Mastering Beadwork is one of my all-time favorite reference books - it never fails me! I'm looking forward to taking her felted bangle class at 1 Stop Bead Shop :)