I’m Back from The Big Apple and picked up something just for you!

The Bead Biz logo

 

 

 

New York City Preview Party Sale
April 15th 6-10pmWe will only be open from 11-1pm Tuesday to get ready for the big sale

Just came back from a big shopping trip
in New York City

Are you interested in seeing

what we found?
Do you
want first dibs?
Well, here’s what
you will need to do.Purchase a private pass for $100 

. What does the $100 get you?
  •  Admission to the preview party
  • $100 credit for purchases that night or future purchases.
  • Extra 10% off new NYC  merchandise
  • Extra 20% off everything else in the store             (excludes consignment items) 
  • And best of all FIRST PIC OF NYC merchandise 

You must call Lora with a credit card number or come by and prepay during normal business hours on or before Sunday April, 13th to be included.

CALL     205-621-2426

There will be some surprises
and snacks too.

 

Drawers and drawers full of goodies. Brining home some great stamping a an

 

 
UH-OH!!!! To much bling in my bag.

NYC preview party sale Tuesday April 15th 6-10pm. Call the store to get th
OMG rolling in the chain in the chain room!! #NYC.

I bought so much great stuff that TSA searched my bag just to get a glimpse at all these great buys.  But, then I had to swear her to secrecy
I even found some hounds tooth leather!!  Remember limited quantities so call and get your $100 preview pass.  Gonna have some cool leather tassels for sale too!!
Chain Chain Chain!
So many designs that I had never seen before.  But, I found many of styles that were screaming your name so I just had to buy it.
Don’t miss out on first pic of these great items
NYC preview party sale Tuesday April 15th 6-10pm. Call the store to get th
NYC preview party sale Tuesday April 15th 6-10pm. Call the store to get th
NYC preview party sale Tuesday April 15th 6-10pm. Call the store to get th
Cool stamping blanks, filigree findings, vintage components. And even big glass pearl chain.  Over 25 lbs of chain for you to choose.  Vintage rhinestone clasp and Chatons
Great lace from the famous Mood fabric store.  You see a lot of lace in this summers fashion even in Jewelry.  We will have samples of  jewelry ideas to spin your creativity.
Crystal Chandelier Components. Almost 10 lbs of sparkly crystal.
We will have samples of jewelry ideas with these fun pieces. 
Don’t Forget that our Cha Cha Seed bead trunk show begins Saturday and runs til the end of the month.
cha cha
  • Great sizes and colors.
  •  Size 6 to size 15.   
  • Bugles and Cubes
  • Rounds, hexs, triangles and even some Czech mates too.

 

 

  NO PEEKING BEFORE PREVIEW SHOW SO THIS IS ALL YOUR GONNA SEE.
So leave your bribes for Lora at home

Don’t forget to call to reserve you pass
205-621-2426

 

 

April 2014 Class Schedule and Newsletter

The Bead Biz logo 

April
Newsletter
2014

Normal Hours of Operation


Sun. 1:30-5:30 pm

Mondays  Closed

Tues. 11am-6pm

Wed. 11am-6pm

Thurs. 11am-6pm

Fri. 11am-6pm

Sat. 10am-6pm


These are our Business selling hours unless you are scheduled for a class earlier or later than our normal hours above.

“By Appointment time” with Lora $25.00 an hour.  Schedule time with  Lora and get her undivided attention to help you with projects.  Call and set up a private session with Lora
25-621-2426

Just need help with a project from
a book or Magazine???

Give us a call for $10.00 and hour
we have a variety of teachers
that can meet with you for an
appointment to help you work through that design.
You must have purchased the book or magazine.

The Bead Biz
is Now Accepting
Jewelry and Watch
Repair

for
The Tic Toc Doc
Phil Rogers

Licensed
Insured
Bonded 

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!
25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!
 

New Fashion Colors for Spring 2014  
Women's Color Combos -- PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014
Women’s Color Combos — PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014

Check us out on Pintrest. Here are some of this months favorite pins. Click on the red link below and follow us

Find us on Pinterest

These bangles would look
great with our new fibers.

We have some great beaded
chain and semi precious connectors and pendant
on Trunk show this month
that would look great for this style of necklace

and here is one just for fun………………



We’re Social!

 Like us on Facebook

If you are our Friend on Facebook you get to hear about new merchandise as soon as it come in!!

Check out my blog regularly to get great deals of the day
Click the green button to go to the blog

Visit my blog
 
View our videos on YouTube
Follow us on Twitter

Join Our Mailing List



Crochet Magic Ring - Crochet Magic Circle
Crochet Magic Ring – Crochet Magic Circle

great tutorial for you crocheters

___________________________

Check out these videos of
new Products and
Techniques below

Fun Bracelet Using Crystal Clay
Fun Bracelet Using Crystal Clay
Tassel
Tassel
Great Tutorial for your
Knotty Do it All
Board.

We have more Knotty do it all
boards in stock 

Metalsmith Essentials: Create the Perfect Jewelry Workspace Promo
Metalsmith Essentials: Create the Perfect Jewelry Workspace Promo
How to Unravel a Sweater to Recycle Yarn
How to Unravel a Sweater to Recycle Yarn

New
Designers Choice
Metal bag program

$1.00 -$5.00 bags of
metal findings and beads

Buy 5 bags get 20% off
Buy 10 Bags get 30% off

New $5.00 recycle Sari Silk
cards back in stock.


New Trunk Show Items
This Month
below

Filigree $6.00 a package

  Lots of $2.50 a stand Sea Glass
New shapes too.

Great gemstone Drops
and
connector links
 from $7-$12

Great new gemstones on the
Trunk show wall this month
Big hole Pearls and Gemstones
too.


Bead Smith Counter top Catalog
Do you have a special tool, Book or bead item you are looking for?
We now can order it for you from BeadSmith with a 50% deposit.
Only 2 weeks to get it in.
Stop by and take a look at it

beadsmith


April    

Rainy Day
discount color
for the month

clear or white

rainy day sale

If you are at the Bead Biz and it is raining in the parking lot you can get 20% off anything

clear or white 

excludes consignment and trunkshow
Cannot be used with other discounts.

Quick Links…

Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on PinterestView our videos on YouTube

I will start updating our new
blog page with updates
so check it frequently below

Visit our blog

Help us get notice !  Right us
a nice review on the links
below for potential
customers
Find us on Google+Find us on Yelp

Watch Out
New York City
Here We Come!!

Preview Party
April 15th from 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Lora and Roxie are shopping
at a secret vintage warehouse in
New York. Interested in seeing
what they found for us? Do you
want first dibs? Well, here’s what
you will need to do. Purchase
a ticket for $100. What does the
$100 get you? Admission to the preview party, $100 credit for
purchases that night or future purchases. You must call Lora
with a credit card number or
come by during normal business
hours by
Wednesday April, 9th
to be included.

You know Lora,
there will be surprises
and snacks.

cha cha

Seed Bead Trunk Show from
Cha Cha Beads

April 12th- April 30th

____________________________________
Every Wednesday
this month
is Hump Day Sale!
 When you shop on Hump day you
will get to pull for a discount
out of a bag.  Who knows
what percent you
will get.  

10% to 50% off.

_____________________
 

Remember when you  sign up for a  class a

50% non-refundable deposit
required
for all classes with a  24 hour notice required
for cancellation.
You must call the store to sign up 205-621-2426 

Karin Bracelet

April 4th 2-5:00pm
April 19th 1-4pm
April 27th 2-5pm

Intermediate Seed Bead Class

This is a seed bead weaving bracelet using Tilas and SuperDuos.  Some seed bead weaving experience needed.
Instructor: Marsha Ingram
Class fee: $30 plus supplies 

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Beginning Wire Works 101 with Judi
(great class for the newbie beader)

April 5th 10-1pm
April 12th 2-5pm

judi earring class   


Beginner class 

Taught by Judy Wilde

All created with about 4″ of WIRE!

You will make 3 different sets of earrings and learn to make your own ear wires.  Learn to make a clasp or two and Headpins.  Also learn how to make the perfect loop and wire-wrap basic beads.

Craft wire is included in the class just need some beads for your earrings or to wrap.  Stop by and look at the examples and we can give you a handout.  Bring your wire working tools or Lora will have some for purchase. 
This class fee is $25.00.  Supplies are included.

This one is a good one and it is filling up fast!!
Great for Beginners!!

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required


Shadow box pendant

Metalsmithing class with Michael
Johnson

April 5th 1-5pm

This Cut and pierce pendant will sharpen your sawing skills.  Pierce and rivet your sterling silver cutout design to a copper sheet to give dimension, light and shadow.  

 

Class fee $150.00 includes supplies

Call the store to sign up
Spaces are limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

Wire Wrapped Pendant Class

April 5th 2-5:30pm

Intermediate

Judi wire pendant

Have you mastered Judi’s Wire working 101
class? Are you ready for the next step?  This intermediate class you will learn how to wire wrap unusual shape cabachons.
Make a Wire Wrapped Pendant with Square
and Half round Wire.
Class Fee is $40  Wire and a choice of $3.00 stone is included.

Instructor:  Judy Wild

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Wild woman Beads

April 6th 2-4pm
April 13th 5:30-7:30pm

Beginning Mixed Media 

 

This fun class is a great mixed media class using all kinds of fibers, papers and wire.  Shannon aka Trixie will make you mind race with ideas for new and exciting beads. Create one of a kind focals or make sets.  Make as many as you can in 2 hours.

Instructor: Shannon LaTonya
Class fee: $35.00 includes supplies

Call the store for early sign up
  205-621-2426
  50% deposit required.

 

goddess Bracelet

April 11th  1-3pm
April 13th 2-5pm
April 26th 1-3pm

Fun and easy beginner  seed bead
weaving class. Using Superduos and
Tila beads

 
Class fee $30.00 includes supplies

Call the store to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

 

New “Spin” Bracelet

April 12th 10-1pm
Beginning

 

 This is a new “SPIN”on the Swirling Sea
Bangle from the Organic Wire and Metal
book by Kalmbach publishing.  Beginner
to Intermediate Wire working class.

Class Fee is $40 kit included

Instructor:  Judy Wild

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

You can get free wire when you order
the book from the Kalmbach store
on line.  check out the link below

http://www.kalmbachstore.com/66357.html 

Beadology 101

Beginning Bead Stringing with Lisa

April 13th 2-5pm
April 16th 6:30-9:30pm 

randomactsstring

 

 In this perfect beginner beading class

students will learn the basics of stringing and design, including review of raw materials and proper use & application of tools.
Your necklace design will be completed
and able to be worn home by

end of class. Please plan on arriving early
to pick out your supplies and to purchase
any materials you may need.

Class fee is $25.00 plus supplies.
Instructor:  Lisa Dunn

 

Students will receive 20% off all supplies
day of the class.

 

Boho Crochet Earrings

April 16th 2-4 pm
April 27th 2-4pm

Or call to schedule a one-on-one Appointment

Basic Crochet Knowledge required

 

 

Let’s add a new dimension to your hoop earrings by adding crochet and beads.  You will use seed beads, size 20 crochet cotton and a blank hoop to create a unique earring.

Class fee is $35 including all supplies.
20% off purchases the day of the class

Pat Russell
Instructor
 

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required   

 

 

Spoon Pendant
Beginning

April 19th  1-3pm
April 25th 6:30-8:30pm 

 

Personalize a spoon with your favorite quote or saying with metal stamps. This Class is a great example of cold connection and metal stamping techniques.  All Spoons and use of store metal stamp kits included in the class fee.

 

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
Class fee: $35.00

Students will receive 20% off all supplies
day of the class.
 

Heirloom Memory Book

April 29th 11-2pm

Beginning Mixed Media 

 

This Class is a great mixed media class using Ice Resin, Embossing techniques with the Vintage Big Kick machine and your favorite Photos.  Make this memory charm book in the class.  Bring photos you have reduced in size and printed out on your computer.  Shannon will guide you through this mixed media project.
This will make a great one of a kind Christmas Present!

Instructor: Shannon LaTonya
Class fee: $25.00 plus supplies.

Call the store for early sign up
  205-621-2426
  50% deposit required.

 

Advanced Tree of Life

April 17th 2:30-5:30pm
April 18th 6:30-9:30pm

advanced tree2

If you have already made many a  The Tree of Life or have taken Lisa’s beginning Tree of Life class this is the next step. You will be making a willow tree or putting a moon in your tree.  Maybe even make a steam punk tree out of gears.   

Class Fee is $35.00 plus supplies  

Instructor: Lisa Dunn    

Call the store for early sign up

Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Spoon Leather Cuff

April 25th 11-1pm
April 27th  4-6pm 

 

Have you taken the Spoon Pendant class? Then you have leftover spoon handles! This class will take the leftover handles to create one of Roxy’s favorite things to teach….the Leather Cuff with the Snap Setter tool and the new Rivet Setter Tool. And if everyone is good, we an break out the metal stamps too. See you then!

Class fee: $45
All supplies included for one complete, standard cuff.


Instructor: Roxy Rabb

Students will receive 20% off all supplies
day of the class.
 


Kumihimo Bracelet

Beginner Class

By appointment with Marsha.

So you got this Disk with a name on it
you cannot pronounce.  No its not a
Frisbee for the dog.  But a fun way to
create a beautiful braided bracelet
S-lon cord and various size beads.
Give us a call and schedule a
one-o-one appointment with Marsha  

 

Class fee $30.00 plus supplies

Call the store to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

Pick your Soutache Class with Pat Russell
Bracelet, Earrings or Pendant
schedule an one-on-one appointment

Beginner Class

soutache

Beginning Soutache. Soutache is a narrow, flat ornamental braid used to embellish clothing or to create jewelry.  You will learn how to manipulate the two braids around the large stone or beads, and how to attach the braids to each other and to smaller beads. You will also learn how to finish your piece using the beaded embroidery brick stitch. There will be kits available for purchase that include two yards of Soutache in colors of your choosing, backing material and pseudo suede. You can bring your own stones and beads. Materials also needed are a strong needle and fire line.  

Teacher Pat Russell

 
Class fee $30.00 plus supplies.    

 Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Bohemian Loomed bracelet

By appointment this month

Beginner Loom class   

 

In this class you will learn the basic
skills for using and creating beadwork
on a beading loom. The technique is very
quick and easy to learn and it won’t take
long to see a pattern emerge right before
your eyes. You will enjoy the thrill of
beginning a loom piece from start to
finish. I hope to entice the bead weaver
in all that come! Let’s Loom!!!!

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.

Free use of the loom during class with option to buy when class is finished.  Remember 20% off everything you buy the day of a class excluding consignments and no other discounts apply.

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required 

 Tatting 101

Call to schedule a one-on-one class
205-621-2426

tatting   


Beginner class 

Taught by Pat Russell


Tatting Fundamentals:

Learn the art of tatting. This class is the first step
in the process and is a requirement for Tatting
with Bead Embellishments. You will learn to make
and rings. You will also learn to make chains
using the ball and shuttle technique. We will be
making notecards as your project. You will also
learn how to read the various styles of tatting
patterns. Tatting shuttle and thread are included.

This class fee is $30.00.

50% deposit due at sign up 

 Tatting  Level 2
(tatting 101 prerequisite)

Call to schedule a one-on-one
appointment
205-621-2426

For this class we will create a  beautiful necklace project. All threads are included.
You will need to buy any beads or findings.

Class price is $30. Teacher, Pat Russell. 

Thanks for all your support and I look forward
to seeing you in the store soon.
Sincerely,

Lora Lunsford
The Bead Biz
205-621-2426

3745 Helena Road Suite100

Helena, Al 35080

  send us an email

lora@thebeadbiz.com

March 2014 Class Schedule

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March
Newsletter
2014 

Crochet Camp MonthMarch 8th 11-4pm
March 9th 2-4pm
March 14th 6-8pm

So you always wanted to learn to Crochet but never got around to having your Mother or Grandmother teach you.  Well here is your chance to learn the basics with one of our experienced Crochet Camp Counselors.  This is a one hour learn the basics class.  You will learn how to make a chain stitch, single crochet and double Crochet and complete a simple bracelet project.  Cost is $10.00 for one hour of instruction supplies included.

Give us a call to reserve a spot
205-621-2426

Normal Hours of Operation


Sun. 1:30-5:30 pm
Mondays  Closed
Tues. 11am-6pm
Wed. 11am-6pm
Thurs. 11am-6pm
Fri. 11am-6pm
Sat. 10am-6pm


These are our Business selling hours unless you are scheduled for a class earlier or later than our normal hours above.

“By Appointment time” with Lora $25.00 an hour.  Schedule time with  Lora and get her undivided attention to help you with projects.  Call and set up a private session with Lora
25-621-2426

Just need help with a project from
a book or Magazine???

Give us a call for $10.00 and hour
we have a variety of teachers
that can meet with you for an
appointment to help you work through that design.
You must have purchased the book or magazine.

 

The Bead Biz
is Now Accepting
Jewelry and Watch
Repair
for
The Tic Toc Doc
Phil Rogers

Licensed
Insured
Bonded

 

New Fashion Colors for Spring 2014  
Women's Color Combos -- PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014
Women’s Color Combos — PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014

 

 

Check us out on Pintrest. Here are some of this months favorite pins. Click on the red link below and follow us

Find us on Pinterest

 

and here is one just for fun………………

 


We’re Social! 

 Like us on Facebook

If you are our Friend on Facebook you get to hear about new merchandise as soon as it come in!!
 

Check out my blog regularly to get great deals of the day
Click the green button to go to the blog
Visit my blog
 
View our videos on YouTube
Follow us on Twitter
Join Our Mailing List


In the Works….April I’m heading off to NYC
to hit the
vintage warehouse
of goodies!!

so stop by
and tell me
what your
are looking for..

___________________________

Check out these videos of
new Products and
Techniques below

Make Your Own Rhinestone Bezel
Make Your Own Rhinestone Bezel
5 Basic Beading Terms with Melinda Barta
5 Basic Beading Terms
with Melinda Barta
Metalsmith Essentials: Create the Perfect Jewelry Workspace Promo
Metalsmith Essentials: Create the Perfect Jewelry Workspace Promo
How to Unravel a Sweater to Recycle Yarn
How to Unravel a Sweater to Recycle Yarn

 

New
Designers Choice
Metal bag program

$1.00 -$5.00 bags of
metal findings and beads

Buy 5 bags get 20% off
Buy 10 Bags get 30% off

 


Bead Smith Counter top Catalog
Do you have a special tool, Book or bead item you are looking for?
We now can order it for you from BeadSmith with a 50% deposit.
Only 2 weeks to get it in.
Stop by and take a look at it

beadsmith


March    

Rainy Day
discount color
for the month

 

Blue
rainy day sale

If you are at the Bead Biz and it is raining in the parking lot you can get 20% off anything

Blue

excludes consignment and trunkshow
Cannot be used with other discounts.

Quick Links…

GrayLike us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterFind us on PinterestView our videos on YouTube

I will start updating our new
blog page with updates
so check it frequently below

Visit our blog

Help us get notice !  Right us
a nice review on the links
below for potential
customers
Find us on Google+Find us on Yelp

Dear Lora,

Big  Big Big
Delica Trunk Show
March 1st- March 15th

Shop early for the best selection.
All size 11′s
 Over 200 colors but only 6 tube of each color.
____________________________________
Every Wednesday
this month
is Hump Day Sale!
 When you shop on Hump day you
will get to pull for a discount
out of a bag.  Who knows
what percent you
will get.  

10% to 50% off.

_____________________
 

Remember when you  sign up for a  class a

50% non-refundable deposit
required
for all classes with a  24 hour notice required
for cancellation.
You must call the store to sign up 205-621-2426 

Mata Hari BraceletMarch 7th 2-5:30pm
March 30th 2-5:30pm

Intermediate Seed Bead Class

This is a great Herringbone stitch bracelet from the Book Stitch Workshop: Herringbone Stitch by Diane Fitzgerald.   We are excited to be allowed to teach this class.
Instructor: Marsha Ingram
Class fee: $30 plus supplies 

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Trixie’s  Crystal Clay Play NiteBeginner Class

March 7th 6-8pm

or call and schedule a Tues. or Thurs. 11-2 appointment

Very creative class today at the Bead Biz today.  Crystal clay play with T

 

   


Class fee is $30 includes clay and
chaton stones for up to 3 pieces.

We have various shapes of ring blanks now in stock to choose from.  Or Choose a pendant blank to create a one of a kind statement piece.  Nunn Design Chatons and Crystal clay in lots of colors too.

Instructor: Shannon aka Pixie Trixie

Beginning Wire Works 101 with Judi
(great class for the newbie beader)
March 8th 10-1pm
March 22nd 10-1pm
April 5th 10-1pm

judi earring class   


Beginner class 

Taught by Judy Wilde

All created with about 4″ of WIRE!

You will make 3 different sets of earrings and learn to make your own ear wires.  Learn to make a clasp or two and Headpins.  Also learn how to make the perfect loop and wire-wrap basic beads.

Craft wire is included in the class just need some beads for your earrings or to wrap.  Stop by and look at the examples and we can give you a handout.  Bring your wire working tools or Lora will have some for purchase. 
This class fee is $25.00.  Supplies are included.

This one is a good one and it is filling up fast!!
Great for Beginners!!
 

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Wire Wrapped Pendant ClassMarch  8th 2-5:30pm
April 5th 2-5:30pm

Intermediate to Advanced

advanced wire pendant 

Have you mastered Judi’s Wire working 101
class? Are you ready for the next step?  This intermediate class you will learn how to wire wrap unusual shape cabachons.
Make a Wire Wrapped Pendant with Square
and Half round Wire.
Class Fee is $40  Wire and a choice of $3.00 stone is included.Instructor:  Judy Wild

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Wild woman Beads
March 11th 11-1pm
March 13th 6-8pm
March 23rd 2-4pm
Beginning Mixed Media 

 

This fun class is a great mixed media class using all kinds of fibers, papers and wire.  Shannon aka Trixie will make you mind race with ideas for new and exciting beads. Create one of a kind focals or make sets.  Make as many as you can in 2 hours.Instructor: Shannon LaTonya
Class fee: $35.00 includes supplies

Call the store for early sign up
  205-621-2426
  50% deposit required.


Crochet Wrap Bracelet or Necklace
March 13th  1-3pm
March 22nd 11-1pm

beaded crochet

Add beads and crochet this wrap bracelet or wear it as a necklace.  Fun and easy beginner class.

 
Class fee $30.00 includes suppliesCall the store to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

Wire Crochet Bracelet

Beginner Crochet class
Must have basic knowledge of Crochet
March 15th 10-12pm
March 16th 1:30-3:30pm

  

 

Learn to make this bracelet using basic crochet techniques of chain and single crochet but instead of yarn, you will be using wire and will be adding beads or chips.Instructor Pat Russell
Class fee $40.00 includes wire and beads.  You will need to purchase or bring your own clasp.

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Wire Crochet Ring

Beginner Crochet class
Must have basic knowledge of Crochet
March 15th 1-3pmpm
March 16th 4-5:30pm

  

 

Learn to make these rings using basic crochet techniques of chain and single crochet but instead of yarn, you will be using wire and will be adding beads or chips.Instructor Pat Russell
Class fee $40.00 includes wire and beads.

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Heirloom Memory Book
March 20th 11-2pm
Beginning Mixed Media 

 

This Class is a great mixed media class using Ice Resin, Embossing techniques with the Vintage Big Kick machine and your favorite Photos.  Make this memory charm book in the class.  Bring photos you have reduced in size and printed out on your computer.  Shannon will guide you through this mixed media project.
This will make a great one of a kind Christmas Present!Instructor: Shannon LaTonya
Class fee: $25.00 plus supplies.

Call the store for early sign up
  205-621-2426
  50% deposit required.

Leather and lace cuff
Beginning
March 21st 6:30-8:30pm
March 22nd 3:30-5:30pm

 

New spin on Roxy’s Leather cuff class.  Test your creativity using various fibers, findings and wire. Learn to use the Leather Punch and the snap setting tool.  Come dig thru Roxy’s secret stash  and let your imagination run wildClass fee is $40.00 includes supplies and use of new tools.
Instructor:  Roxy Rabb

Students will receive 20% off all supplies
day of the class.

Blooming Flower Leather cuff
Beginning
March 22st 12:30-3pm
March 23nd 4-6pm

 

If you have not already learned to use the amazing stap setter too. Here is your chance.  As well as our new riveting too. Come play with Roxy and have fun using these tools.Class fee is $40.00 includes supplies and use of new tools.
Instructor:  Roxy Rabb

Students will receive 20% off all supplies
day of the class.

Byzantine BraceletMarch  22nd 2-5:30pm
Beginning Chain Maile

byzantine 

    Always wanted to learn Chain Maile.  Learn to make this bracelet in this introduction to chain maile class with Judi.
Class Fee is $45  kit includedInstructor:  Judy Wild

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Wish Rings
with Metalsmith Michael Johnson 

metalsmith  Project class

March 23rd 1-5pm

Learn the basic skills of soldering and make these 3 intertwined sterling silver rings. This beginner metalsmithing project is from the new
Hot and Cold Jewelry Connections book by Kieu Pham Gray.

Class Fee is $60.00 includes supplies.

Call the store for early sign up

Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Hollow formed pendant
with Metalsmith Michael Johnson 

metalsmith  Project class

March 29th 1-5:30pm

hollow pendant

This project based class will cover, cutting, forming, soldering, and tube-setting. A great class for someone wanting to explore the building process. This class
requires some prior experience
with using a torch, but is taught
with the beginner in mind.  All
supplies for the class are provided,
and all you will need is an open
mind, ready to learn.  You can
purchase everything you need to
go home and start practicing and incorporating these new skills at
home.

Class Fee is $150.00 includes supplies.
The pendant will have a copper back
with sterling silver bezel and
embellishment. 

Call the store for early sign up

Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Flat Celini Spiral
Intermediate Seed Bead class
March 29th 10-1pm
Or Call to schedule an Appointment

 

So you have mastered Peyote Stitch and want to know what is next.  Flat Celini Spiral might
be for you.   You will be using seed beads from
size 6 to size 15.

Class fee is $30
Plus supplies 20% off supplies the day of the class

Marsha Ingram -
Instructor  

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required   

 


Shadow box pendant
Metalsmithing class with Michael
Johnson

April 5th 1-5pm
Picture not available at this time
(but I bet it will be purty)
 

This Cut and pierce pendant will sharpen your sawing skills.  Pierce and rivet your sterling silver cutout design to a copper sheet to give dimension, light and shadow.  

 

Class fee $150.00 includes suppliesCall the store to sign up
Spaces are limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required.


Kumihimo Bracelet
Beginner Class

By appointment with Marsha.

 

So you got this Disk with a name on it
you cannot pronounce.  No its not a
Frisbee for the dog.  But a fun way to
create a beautiful braided bracelet
S-lon cord and various size beads.
Give us a call and schedule a
one-o-one appointment with Marsha  

 

Class fee $30.00 plus suppliesCall the store to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

Pick your Soutache Class with Pat Russell
Bracelet, Earrings or Pendant
schedule an one-on-one appointmentBeginner Class

soutache

Beginning Soutache. Soutache is a narrow, flat ornamental braid used to embellish clothing or to create jewelry.  You will learn how to manipulate the two braids around the large stone or beads, and how to attach the braids to each other and to smaller beads. You will also learn how to finish your piece using the beaded embroidery brick stitch. There will be kits available for purchase that include two yards of Soutache in colors of your choosing, backing material and pseudo suede. You can bring your own stones and beads. Materials also needed are a strong needle and fire line.  

Teacher Pat Russell

 
Class fee $30.00 plus supplies.    

 Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Bohemian Loomed braceletBy appointment this month

Beginner Loom class

 

In this class you will learn the basic
skills for using and creating beadwork
on a beading loom. The technique is very
quick and easy to learn and it won’t take
long to see a pattern emerge right before
your eyes. You will enjoy the thrill of
beginning a loom piece from start to
finish. I hope to entice the bead weaver
in all that come! Let’s Loom!!!!

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.

Free use of the loom during class with option to buy when class is finished.  Remember 20% off everything you buy the day of a class excluding consignments and no other discounts apply.

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required 

 Tatting 101

Call to schedule a one-on-one class
205-621-2426
 

tatting   


Beginner class 

Taught by Pat Russell


Tatting Fundamentals:
Learn the art of tatting. This class is the first step
in the process and is a requirement for Tatting
with Bead Embellishments. You will learn to make
and rings. You will also learn to make chains
using the ball and shuttle technique. We will be
making notecards as your project. You will also
learn how to read the various styles of tatting
patterns. Tatting shuttle and thread are included.

This class fee is $30.00.50% deposit due at sign up

 Tatting  Level 2
(tatting 101 prerequisite)

Call to schedule a one-on-one
appointment
205-621-2426

 

For this class we will create a  beautiful necklace project. All threads are included.
You will need to buy any beads or findings.

Class price is $30. Teacher, Pat Russell.

Thanks for all your support and I look forward
to seeing you in the store soon.
Sincerely,

Lora Lunsford
The Bead Biz
205-621-2426

3745 Helena Road Suite100

Helena, Al 35080

  send us an email

lora@thebeadbiz.com

 

Wednesday Hump Day Sale Extended

The Bead Biz logo

DUE TO BAD WEATHER 

HUMP DAY SALE HAS BEEN
EXTENDED UNTIL FEB. 16TH
Humpday

SAVE 10%-50%
 on all merchandise.
Spin the Camel and see what discount you will get.
 Excludes consignment and Trunkshows
Cannot be used with any other discounts
WHATS HAPPENING!
Aquamarine 3mm-4mm stands
Regular $24.00
On Sale now for

$8.00
Great Tiger Eye Nugget Strand
On Sale now for
$10.00
Delica Size 11 Trunk Show

March 1-15th

Check out  Myuki website below to see what is a Delica

African Bead
 Trunk Show

Feb. 22nd-23rd

Melody will be here
with a great selection
and fabulous price.
She will also be
teaching that
weekend

 

February 2014 Class Calendar and Newsletter

 


The Bead Biz logo 

February Newsletter
2014 

Normal Hours of Operation


Sun. 1:30-5:30 pm
Mondays  Closed
Tues. 11am-6pm
Wed. 11am-6pm
Thurs. 11am-6pm
Fri. 11am-6pm
Sat. 10am-6pm


These are our Business selling hours unless you are scheduled for a class earlier or later than our normal hours above.

“By Appointment time” with Lora $25.00 an hour.  Schedule time with  Lora and get her undivided attention to help you with projects.  Call and set up a private session with Lora
25-621-2426

Just need help with a project from
a book or Magazine???

Give us a call for $10.00 and hour
we have a variety of teachers
that can meet with you for an
appointment to help you work through that design.
You must have purchased the book or magazine.

 

The Bead Biz
is Now Accepting
Jewelry and Watch
Repair
for
The Tic Toc Doc
Phil Rogers

Licensed
Insured
Bonded

 

 

New Fashion Colors for Spring 2014  
Women's Color Combos -- PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014
Women’s Color Combos — PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2014

 

 

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In the Works….March is gonna be Crochet Camp Month.

Coming Soon
Delica Trunk Show

___________________________

Check out these videos of
new Products and
Techniques below

Make Your Own Rhinestone Bezel
Make Your Own Rhinestone Bezel
Peyote
Peyote
Spin & String (bead spinning wheels) by Beadsmith
Spin & String (bead spinning wheels) by Beadsmith
Crystal Clay two part epoxy clay by BeadSmith
Crystal Clay two part epoxy clay by BeadSmith
BEADSMITH Macrame Board
BEADSMITH Macrame
Board—————–
Now in Stock

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“Soutache & Bead Embroidery” by Amee K. Sweet-McNamara – Meet the Author!

New Soutache Book in Stock Check out the Video above and meet the Author

 


Bead Smith Counter top Catalog
Do you have a special tool, Book or bead item you are looking for?
We now can order it for you from BeadSmith with a 50% deposit.
Only 2 weeks to get it in.
Stop by and take a look at it

beadsmith


February

Rainy
Day discount color for the month

 

Purple
rainy day sale

If you are at the Bead Biz and it is raining in the parking lot you can get 20% off anything

Purple

excludes consignment and trunkshow
Cannot be used with other discounts.

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Dear Lora,

 
I hope everyone survived January’s winter storm and are ready for a new month.  Lots going on over here at The Bead Biz.  Gemstone Trunk Show from Nirvana is here so hurry in for the best selection.  Lots of great classes this month some old goodies and some new ones too.  Our friend Melody Mcduffee is coming back this month with 3 classes and here great selection of African Trade Beads Trunk Show.  Be sure to check it all out in this month newsletter.

Nirvana Gemstone Trunk Show going on Now!!
Every Wednesday
this month
is Hump Day Sale!
 When you shop on Hump day you
will get to pull for a discount
out of a bag.  Who knows
what percent you
will get.  

10% to 50% off.

 


Remember when you  sign up for a  class a

50% non-refundable deposit
required
for all classes with a  24 hour notice required
for cancellation.
You must call the store to sign up 205-621-2426 

Flat Celini Spiral
Intermediate Seed Bead class
Feb. 7th 11-2pm
Or Call to schedule an Appointment

 

So you have mastered Peyote Stitch and want to know what is next.  Flat Celini Spiral might
be for you.   You will be using seed beads from
size 6 to size 15.

Class fee is $30
Plus supplies 20% off supplies the day of the class

Marsha Ingram -
Instructor  

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required   

 

 Tatting 101

Feb. 7th  11:00-1:00 pm
Or Call to schedule a one-on-one class
205-621-2426

tatting   


Beginner class 

Taught by Pat Russell


Tatting Fundamentals:
Learn the art of tatting. This class is the first step
in the process and is a requirement for Tatting
with Bead Embellishments. You will learn to make
and rings. You will also learn to make chains
using the ball and shuttle technique. We will be
making notecards as your project. You will also
learn how to read the various styles of tatting
patterns. Tatting shuttle and thread are included.

This class fee is $30.00.50% deposit due at sign up

Beginning Wire Works 101 with Judi
(great class for the newbie beader)
Feb. 8th 10-1pm
Feb. 16th  2-5pm

judi earring class   


Beginner class 

Taught by Judy Wilde

All created with about 4″ of WIRE!

You will make 3 different sets of earrings and learn to make your own ear wires.  Learn to make a clasp or two and Headpins.  Also learn how to make the perfect loop and wire-wrap basic beads.

Craft wire is included in the class just need some beads for your earrings or to wrap.  Stop by and look at the examples and we can give you a handout.  Bring your wire working tools or Lora will have some for purchase. 
This class fee is $25.00.  Supplies are included.

This one is a good one and it is filling up fast!!
Great for Beginners!!
 

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Wire Wrapped Pendant ClassFeb. 8th 2-5:30pm

Judi wire pendant 

Have you mastered Judi’s Wire working 101
class? Are you ready for the next step?
Make a Wire Wrapped Pendant with Square
and Half round Wire.
Class Fee is $40  Wire and a choice of $3.00 stone is included.Instructor:  Judy Wild

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Mata Hari BraceletFeb. 8th 2-5:30pm
Feb. 16th 2-5:30pm

Intermediate Seed Bead Class

This is a great Herringbone stitch bracelet from the Book Stitch Workshop: Herringbone Stitch by Diane Fitzgerald.   We are excited to be allowed to teach this class.
Instructor: Marsha Ingram
Class fee: $30 plus supplies 

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Beadology 101
Beginning Bead Stringing with Lisa
Feb. 9th 2-5pm
Feb. 15th 12-3pm

randomactsstring  

In this perfect beginner beading class, students
will learn the basics of stringing and design,
including review of raw materials and proper
use & application of tools.  Your necklace design
will be completed and able to be worn home by
end of class. Please plan on arriving early to pick
out your supplies and to purchase any materials
you may need.
Class fee is $25.00 plus supplies.
Instructor:  Lisa Dunn

Students will receive 20% off all supplies
day of the class.

Pick your Soutache Class with Pat Russell
Bracelet, Earrings or Pendant
Feb. 9th 2-5:30pm
Or schedule an one-on-one appointmentBeginner Class

soutache

Beginning Soutache. Soutache is a narrow, flat ornamental braid used to embellish clothing or to create jewelry.  You will learn how to manipulate the two braids around the large stone or beads, and how to attach the braids to each other and to smaller beads. You will also learn how to finish your piece using the beaded embroidery brick stitch. There will be kits available for purchase that include two yards of Soutache in colors of your choosing, backing material and pseudo suede. You can bring your own stones and beads. Materials also needed are a strong needle and fire line.  

Teacher Pat Russell

 
Class fee $30.00 plus supplies.    

 Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Trixie’s  Crystal Clay Play NiteBeginner Class

Feb. 9th 5:30-8 pm
Feb.21st 6-8:30pm

Very creative class today at the Bead Biz today.  Crystal clay play with T

More crystal clay class

   


Class fee is $30 includes clay and
chaton stones for up to 3 pieces.

We have various shapes of ring blanks now in stock to choose from.  Or Choose a pendant blank to create a one of a kind statement piece.  Nunn Design Chatons and Crystal clay in lots of colors too.

Instructor: Shannon aka Pixie Trixie

Spoon Pendant with Roxy 

Feb. 13th 6:30-8:30pm
Feb. 15th 2-4:30pmBeginner

 

Personalize a spoon with your favorite quote or saying with metal stamps. This Class is a great example of cold connection and metal stamping techniques.  All Spoons and use of store metal stamp kits included in the class fee.

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
Class fee: $35.00

Call the store for early sign up
  205-621-2426
  50% deposit required.

Sparkle Leather Cuff
Feb. 15th 11-2pm
or call to schedule and appointmentBeginner class

Learn to use the amazing Snap Setter Tool.  Make your own leather cuffs.Roxy will teach you different techniques to use with your leather cuffs. and this will be the style we make in class.  If you’ve taken the beginner leather cuff class let’s step it up and bling it up for the dreary winter!Class Instructor: Roxy Rabb

Class fee $35 (includes leather, beads, wire and use of snap setter for the class.)  Additional leather, stones and tools are available for purchase after the class.  Bringing any tools (pliers, needle nose) or use ours for the class.

 Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Twisted Ribbon Earrings

Some wire work experience needed
Intermediate Class 

Feb. 15th 3-6:30pm
 

  

 

Learn to make these wire woven earrings from the new Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry book.  Lisa will guide your weaving of wire into these beautiful earrings.  Some wire weaving experience needed.Instructor Lisa Dunn
Class fee $40.00 includes supplies

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Twisted Wire Necklace with Melody McDuffeeBeginner  Wire Working Class

Feb. 22 10-1pm

Floral Cluster Ring with Melody McDuffee

Feb.  22nd 2-5pm

Intermediate Wire working class

Chandelier Earring Components

 Feb. 23rd  2-5pm

Advanced Wire working

Melody is back with new classes.
Come spend the Weekend with us
and Melody.
Each Class is $40.00 each
with Wire included. 
We will have an assortment of
crystals available for purchase
the day of the class.
Remember you will get 20% off crystals the day of the class.
Melody will also have a great selection of African beads from Soul of Somanya for
sale.
Check out their website

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Bohemian Loomed braceletBy appointment this month

Beginner Loom class

 

In this class you will learn the basic
skills for using and creating beadwork
on a beading loom. The technique is very
quick and easy to learn and it won’t take
long to see a pattern emerge right before
your eyes. You will enjoy the thrill of
beginning a loom piece from start to
finish. I hope to entice the bead weaver
in all that come! Let’s Loom!!!!

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.

Free use of the loom during class with option to buy when class is finished.  Remember 20% off everything you buy the day of a class excluding consignments and no other discounts apply.

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required 

Bezel set Pendant
with Metalsmith Michael Johnson 

metalsmith  Project class

March 1st 1-5pm

Bezels is an intermediate level
torch class, where we will learn
to make a bezel for a cabochon
and set the stone.  This class
requires some prior experience
with using a torch, but is taught
with the beginner in mind.  All
supplies for the class are provided,
and all you will need is an open
mind, ready to learn.  You can
purchase everything you need to
go home and start practicing and incorporating these new skills at
home.

Class Fee is $150.00 includes supplies.
The pendant will have a copper back
with sterling silver bezel and
embellishment. 

Call the store for early sign up

Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

         
Riveting RoxyThis month by Appointment

  


Beginner class 

  Roxy will be helping you design the perfect bracelets using rivets, stampings and our new selection of leathers. She will be teaching you to  use rivets and guiding you imagination to a fabulous creation.

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
This class fee is $30.00.  


Kumihimo Bracelet
Beginner Class

By appointment with Marsha.

 

So you got this Disk with a name on it
you cannot pronounce.  No its not a
Frisbee for the dog.  But a fun way to
create a beautiful braided bracelet
S-lon cord and various size beads.
Give us a call and schedule a
one-o-one appointment with Marsha  

 

Class fee $30.00 plus suppliesCall the store to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.


Marsha’s Bag of Projects
Beginner Class

By appointment with Marsha.

 

Stop by and check out a variety of designs
and sign up for one of these classes with
Marsha.  We have bracelet designs using
various techniques
Peyote, Circular Peyote, Celini Spiral, Right
angle Weave, Brick Stitch, Square Stitch and
more.
 

Class fee $30.00 plus suppliesCall the store to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

 Tatting  Level 2
(tatting 101 prerequisite)

Call to schedule a one-on-one
appointment
205-621-2426

tatting earrings

For this class we discuss your interests and create a project All threads are included.
You will need to buy any beads or findings.

Class price is $30. Teacher, Pat Russell.

Thanks for all your support and I look forward
to seeing you in the store soon.
Sincerely,

Lora Lunsford
The Bead Biz
205-621-2426

3745 Helena Road Suite100

Helena, Al 35080

  send us an email

lora@thebeadbiz.com

Class Calendar for January 2014

Happy New Year All!!
I hope 2013 was good and 2014 is even better.  Got so many of new exciting ideas in my head that they are just spilling out my ears for 2014. 
Every Wednesday
this month
is Hump Day Sale!
 When you shop on Hump day you
will get to pull for a discount
out of a bag.  Who knows
what percent you
will get.  

10% to 50% off.

We have new classes and have
pulled out some old favorites
this month.
Check them out below and give us a
call to sign up.


Sign up for classes and get
20% off
class supplies and anything
in the store the day of your
class.

 

(excludes consignment items
or trunk shows)


Please Call 205-621-2426 to sign
up for this months classes
(50% non-refundable deposit
required
for all classes 24 hour notice required
for cancellation)

Resin Play Come and Go class With TrixieJanuary 7th 6:00-9:00 pm
January 12th 2:00-5:00 pm

 

Learn to make your own personalized pendants and components with watch parts, empherma, or your own sentimental doo dads. We will work with Susan Lenart Kazmers Ice Resin to create fun and interesting mixed media jewelry parts that you can use to create jewelry with your personal touch.

Class fee is $25
Includes resin buy or bring your bezel settings and findings.

Shannon LaTonya -Instructor  

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required  

Sparkle Leather Cuff
January 10th 6:30- 8:30 pm
January 25th 11:00- 1:00 pmBeginner class

Learn to use the amazing Snap Setter Tool.  Make your own leather cuffs.Roxy will teach you different techniques to use with your leather cuffs. and this will be the style we make in class.  If you’ve taken the beginner leather cuff class let’s step it up and bling it up for the dreary winter!Class Instructor: Roxy Rabb

Class fee $35 (includes leather, beads, wire and use of snap setter for the class.)  Additional leather, stones and tools are available for purchase after the class.  Bringing any tools (pliers, needle nose) or use ours for the class.

 Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Etched Puffed Heart Pendant
Beginner to Intermediate metalsmith classJanuary 11th 1:30-5:30 pm

Puffed Heart Class- This class is a project-based class that will cover, using the jeweler’s saw,  etching, dapping the shape, and soldering to make a copper pendant.

All supplies for the class are provided, and all you will need is an open mind, ready to learn.  You can purchase everything you need to go home and start practicing and incorporating these new skills at home.  Although we will be going over the skills needed to complete the project, you can take these same skills to make anything, limited only by your imagination.

Instructor: Michael Johnson
Class fee: $120 includes all supplies

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Bohemian Loomed bracelet with LeighJanuary 12th 2:00- 5:00 pm
January 25th 2:00-5:00 pm

Or give us a call and Schedule a group class with 3 or more friends.

Beginner Loom class

 

In this class you will learn the basic
skills for using and creating beadwork
on a beading loom. The technique is very
quick and easy to learn and it won’t take
long to see a pattern emerge right before
your eyes. You will enjoy the thrill of
beginning a loom piece from start to
finish. I hope to entice the bead weaver
in all that come! Let’s Loom!!!!

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.

Free use of the loom during class with option to buy when class is finished.  Remember 20% off everything you buy the day of a class excluding consignments and no other discounts apply.

Instructor: Leigh Davis

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required 

Beadology 101
Beginning Bead Stringing with Lisa
January 17th 3:00-6:00 pm
January 19th 2:00-5:00pm
January 23rd 6:00-9:30 pm

randomactsstring  

In this perfect beginner beading class, students
will learn the basics of stringing and design,
including review of raw materials and proper
use & application of tools.  Your necklace design
will be completed and able to be worn home by
end of class. Please plan on arriving early to pick
out your supplies and to purchase any materials
you may need.
Class fee is $25.00 plus supplies.
Instructor:  Lisa Dunn

Students will receive 20% off all supplies
day of the class.

Leather Chain and Bling BraceletJanuary 17th 6:30-9:30 pm
January 23rd 3:30-5:30 pm

Beginner class


Learn and make this quick and easy bracelets.  Use Leather, Rolo chain and Cup chain for added bling.     
Instructor: Lisa Dunn

Class fee is $30.00

Spaces are limited
Call to sign up
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Spoon Pendant with Roxy 

January 16th  6:30-9:30Beginner

 

Personalize a spoon with your favorite quote or saying with metal stamps. This Class is a great example of cold connection and metal stamping techniques.  All Spoons and use of store metal stamp kits included in the class fee.

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
Class fee: $35.00

Call the store for early sign up
  205-621-2426
  50% deposit required.

Beginning Wire Works 101 with Judi
(great class for the newbie beader)
January 18th 10:00-1:00 pm

judi earring class   


Beginner class 

Taught by Judy Wilde

All created with about 4″ of WIRE!

You will make 3 different sets of earrings and learn to make your own ear wires.  Learn to make a clasp or two and Headpins.  Also learn how to make the perfect loop and wire-wrap basic beads.

Craft wire is included in the class just need some beads for your earrings or to wrap.  Stop by and look at the examples and we can give you a handout.  Bring your wire working tools or Lora will have some for purchase. 
This class fee is $25.00.  Supplies are included.

This one is a good one and it is filling up fast!!
Great for Beginners!!
 

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Simple Wire BraceletJan. 18th 1:30-4:30 pm

Have you mastered Judi’s Wire working 101
class? Are you ready for the next step?  Judi’s
Simple Wire Bracelet will be a great next step.
Learn to make links and your own clasps.
Class Fee is $35.00  supplies included
Instructor:  Judy WildCall the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Soutache Pendant with Pat Russell
January 19th 2:00-5:00pmBeginner Class

soutache

Beginning Soutache. Soutache is a narrow, flat ornamental braid used to embellish clothing or to create jewelry. The beginning soutache class involves creating a pendant with a center stone, two colors of soutache and additional beads to embellish. You will learn how to manipulate the two braids around the large stone, how to attach the braids to each other and to smaller beads. You will also learn how to finish your piece using the beaded embroidery brick stitch. There will be kits available for purchase that include two yards of Soutache in colors of your choosing, backing material and pseudo suede. You can bring your own stones and beads. Materials also needed are a strong needle and fire line.  

Teacher Pat Russell

 
Class fee $30.00 plus supplies.    

 Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

Torch Play Soldering ClassBeginner  metalsmith  technique class

January 25th 3:30-5:30

torch play
Torch Play is an introduction to using a torch in metalworking.  We will learn to anneal, fuse, and solder; the three essentials to working with metals.  All supplies for the class are provided, and all you will need is an open mind, ready to learn.  You can purchase everything you need to go home and start practicing and incorporating these new skills at home.


Instructor: Michael Johnson
Class fee: $45.00 class fee all supplies included

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Trixie’s  Crystal Clay Bling Ring
Beginner Class
January 28th 6:00-8:00 pm

   


Class fee is $25.00 plus supplies

We have various shapes of ring blanks now in stock to choose from.  Or Choose a pendant blank to create a one of a kind statement piece.  Nunn Design Chatons and Crystal clay in lots of colors too.

Instructor: Shannon aka Pixie Trixie

 Tatting 101

Febuary 1st 1:00-3:00 pm
Or Call to schedule a one-on-one class
205-621-2426

tatting   


Beginner class 

Taught by Pat Russell


Tatting Fundamentals:
Learn the art of tatting. This class is the first step
in the process and is a requirement for Tatting
with Bead Embellishments. You will learn to make
and rings. You will also learn to make chains
using the ball and shuttle technique. We will be
making notecards as your project. You will also
learn how to read the various styles of tatting
patterns. Tatting shuttle and thread are included.

This class fee is $30.00.50% deposit due at sign up

Twisted Ribbon Earrings

Some wire work experience needed
Intermediate Class 

Feb. 1st 2:00-5:30
 

  

 

Learn to make these wire woven earrings from the new Weaving Freeform Wire Jewelry book.  Lisa will guide your weaving of wire into these beautiful earrings.  Some wire weaving experience needed.Instructor Lisa Dunn
Class fee $40.00 includes supplies

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

 

         
Riveting RoxyThis month by Appointment

  


Beginner class 

  Roxy will be helping you design the perfect bracelets using rivets, stampings and our new selection of leathers. She will be teaching you to  use rivets and guiding you imagination to a fabulous creation.

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
This class fee is $30.00.  


Kumihimo Bracelet
Beginner Class

By appointment with Marsha.

 

So you got this Disk with a name on it
you cannot pronounce.  No its not a
Frisbee for the dog.  But a fun way to
create a beautiful braided bracelet
S-lon cord and various size beads.
Give us a call and schedule a
one-o-one appointment with Marsha  

 

Class fee $30.00 plus suppliesCall the store to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

 Tatting  Level 2
(tatting 101 prerequisite)

Call to schedule a one-on-one
appointment
205-621-2426

tatting earrings

For this class we discuss your interests and create a project All threads are included.
You will need to buy any beads or findings.

Class price is $30. Teacher, Pat Russell.

Thanks for all your support and I look forward
to seeing you in the store soon.
Sincerely,

Lora Lunsford
The Bead Biz
205-621-2426

3745 Helena Road Suite100

Helena, Al 35080

  send us an email

lora@thebeadbiz.com

Ending the Year with a Bang!!! Big Trunk Show Starts Black Friday!

Save the Date!

                                     Friday, November 29th kicks off our last big

Gemstone and Seed Bead Trunk Show for the year!
November 29th -December 13th

shop early for the best selection 

 

We will be starting a great Trunk Show this Friday.  Remember….. First Come First Pick!

We will be having seed beads from Cha Cha Seed Beads.  I peaked in the box and we have some great colors and sizes.
Also we will have some awesome gemstones from International Jewelry and Beads.  Our friend and former owner of Bama Beads and Bella Beads, Ilene,  is sending 32 trays of gemstones for you to choose from.  Also she are sending some great $2.00 bags of Crystals , metals and various tidbits of goodies.

See ya at The Bead Biz
Lora
205-621-2426

 

The Camels are Here!!!

camels are here

The camels have arrived in Helena!!! Let the best Dressed Camel Contest Begin!
We are having our own Best Dressed Camel Contest just like Pushkar India’s Camel Fair. In Pushkar in November they have a large live stock fair to sell their camels. Everyone decorates their camels in Brightly colored beads and beautiful tassels to get the best price for their camels.
Pick up a camel at The Bead Biz and decorate it to win a $100.00 Gift card. The Best Dressed camels will be on display for voting at the end of the month.

 

Exciting new classes for October 2013

 

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October Newsletter
2013 

 
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You don’t want to miss these great Guest Teachers and classes 

 

 

 
Normal Hours of Operation


Sun. 1:30-5:30 pm
Mondays  Closed
Tues. 11am-6pm
Wed. 11am-6pm
Thurs. 11am-6pm
Fri. 11am-6pm
Sat. 10am-6pm


These are our Business selling hours unless you are scheduled for a class earlier or later than our normal hours above.

“By Appointment time” with Lora $25.00 and hour.  Schedule time with  Lora and get her undivided attention to help you with projects.  Call to set up appointment with her during closed hours.


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Bead Smith Counter top Catalog
Do you have a special tool, Book or bead item you are looking for?
We now can order it for you from BeadSmith with a 50% deposit.
Only 2 weeks to get it in.
Stop by and take a look at it

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October

Rainy
Day discount color for the month

 

Pink
rainy day sale

If you are at the Bead Biz and it is raining in the parking lot you can get 20% off anything Pink.
excludes consignment and trunkshow
Cannot be used with other discounts.

Help us WIN

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Bead Shop Shopping Spree

Go to www.BeadAndButton.com/CJS during September and October and tell us the name and location of your favorite bead shop. At the end of October, we will randomly select one store from all the entries to win a $5000 shopping spree at CJS Sales: Craft, Jewelry, Supplies (Vintage Warehouse) in New York City! The winning store will also receive a travel voucher from Kalmbach Publishing for up to $500 to defray the cost of transportation.

It would be great to win this and bring back a lot of fabulous vintage merchandise for you from New York City.

Click here to Vote for The Bead Biz

Look at the goodies I could bring home to you if we win!
Look at the goodies I could bring home to you if we win!
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We have the new
Little Knotty-Do-It-All
in Stock !!!
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knotty board
We have both size board in stock.
The Little Knotty do it all is $60.00it includes pegs, pins and tools
New DVD  and PDF E-book

Introduction to Knotty Do-It-All by Sandra Younger
Introduction to Knotty Do-It-All by Sandra Younger

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Now in Stock the new Macrame Board from Beadsmith $12.00
Now in Stock the new Macrame Board from Beadsmith $12.00

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Ricks Beading Loom can be ordered for $75.00
Ricks Beading Loom can be ordered for $75.00

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1-Step Looper
1-Step Looper

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Now in stock the
Vintaj Dapping
Tool

Vintaj Natural Brass: Dapping
Vintaj Natural Brass: Dapping
Various Metal Stamps in stock now or speciality Stamps can be ordered
Various Metal Stamps in stock now or speciality Stamps can be ordered
New shipment of
 $5.00 and $6.00 metal bead bags
now in stock
Tons of New stock of S-lon Cord

new leather 1

Great new magnetic clasp for our fabulous selection of Leather.
Also new shipment of 1.5mm and 2mm leather in Natural Brown and Blacks.

And soooo
much more!!!!

2013 Fall Fashion Color Trends and color combos
PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2013: Women's Color Combos
PANTONE Fashion Color Report Fall 2013: Women’s Color Combos


click on the video above and learn more about color, balance and 2013 colors from Pantone
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October is Visit Your Local Bead Shop Month and we are so excited to have 3 well know artists  come and teach for us. We will have lots of surprises all month so be sure and check your emails and remember to Visit your local Bead Shop.

Christie Prince

has been making jewelry almost her entire life. She began designing projects and teaching beading classes in 2004.  Some of my designs have been featured in Beadwork Magazine; the Marguerite Bracelet in April/May 2006, Star of India in December 2006/January 2007, Chain of Jewels in August/September 2011, and Clinging Vine Bracelet in April/May 2012.

Melody MacDuffee Originally a crocheter, Melody MacDuffee eventually began using wires to create lacy, intricate jewelry designs that reveal a confirmed crocheter’s aesthetic. She also taught at the Bead and Button show in 2013

Her publications include a number of feature articles, as well as four books, most recently “Lacy Wire Jewelry”, published in 2010 by Kalmbach. Melody is the Executive Director of Soul of Somanya, a small non-profit she co-founded, which helps artisans in the Krobo region of Ghana improve their standard of living by creating jewelry and other beaded products.

We will have Autographed copies of her  Lacy Wire Book in stock for purchase.
Check out her Etsy store

http://www.etsy.com/people/SoulofSomanya
Jeanne Rhodes-Moen, filigree metalsmith Artist

work is a unique combination of an ages old technique of cutting, shaping and soldering individual wire into a lacelike webwork of silver around stones. It’s taken me many years to develop her individual style, combining this ancient technique with more modern design. In addition to handmade filigree, she also does a cast line, stone cutting, and jewelry photography.

Her filigree is based in the Norwegian style of filigree she learned while in visiting in 1988. I have fused this beautiful technique together with my American heritage to create my own, unique style of filigree jewelry using a more freeform style, gemstones, pearls and beads.

Jeanne’s studio is currently in Asheville North Carolina where she resides with her two children.

We will have her book available for autographs, Silver Threads is a how-to book which will introduce you to the basics of designing and creating filigree similar to what you see on my site. The book contains a general section on filigree around the world, basic silversmithing techniques you will need to do this work, a section on finishing and designing, and 12 step by step projects with full color, detailed photos of the process! The projects range from simple earrings which are commonly worn with Norwegian folk costumes to the final, advanced project which is shown on the cover!

Filgree Soldering Demo - Part 1
Jeanne Rhodes-Moen Filigree Metalsmith

Sign up for classes and get
20% off
class supplies and anything
in the store the day of your
class.

 

(excludes consignment items or trunks
shows)
 


Please Call 205-621-2426 to sign up for this months classes

(50% non-refundable deposit required for all classes 24 hour notice required for cancellation)

 

Lacy Lariat Necklace with Cristie Prince
Oct. 5th  10-1pm
$30.00 plus supplies
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Chevron stitch your way to a classic lariat necklace. Fancy fringe adds a graceful fluidity to the piece as it is worn. This stitch was popular in the ’20′s, often used to make the long necklaces worn by “flappers.” Also looks great worn as a “scarf” or belt.Present your offer, ensure it is specific, and includes a call to action and time frame.

Call the store for early sign up Only a couple of spots left
  205-621-2426
  50% deposit required.

Button Rivoli Pendant with Cristie Prince
Oct. 5th  2-5pm
$30.00 plus supplies

 

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This beautiful pendant uses the net stitch and a Rivoli. Some needle and thread experience needed

Call the store for early sign up
205-621-2426 
50% deposit required

Knotty do-it-all Board
Make and take Bracelet
By appointment
Give us a call and set up your Appointment
205-621-2426

   

 Make a bracelet similar to these using the Knotty-do-it-all board.  If you already have your board or not come and learn basic macrame techniques and get 20% off your board and supplies the day of the class.
$25.00 class Supplies Included
Take a Knotty for a test drive before you buy one.

 
    

Soutache Bracelet
with Pat Russell
October 6th 2-5pm
October 11th 6:30-9:30 pm

 

 This bracelet is created using three colors of soutache, 8mm round beads, seed beads and a clasp. Basic Soutache preferred but not required. Soutache is included in the class price. You will need to bring or buy round beads, seed beads and a clasp.  

 Soutache is a narrow, flat ornamental braid used to embellish clothing or to create jewelry. The beginning soutache class involves creating a pendant with a center stone, two colors of soutache and additional beads to embellish. You will learn how to manipulate the two braids around the large stone, how to attach the braids to each other and to smaller beads. You will also learn how to finish your piece using the beaded embroidery brick stitch.  

Teacher Pat Russell

 
Class fee $30.00 plus supplies.    

 Ice Resin Trixs with Trixie
October 10th 1-3pm
October 29th 6:30-9-30pm
ice resin
  

Learn to make your own personalized pendants and components with watch parts, empherma, or your own sentimental doo dads. We will work with Susan Lenart Kazmers Ice Resin to create fun and interesting mixed media jewelry parts that you can use to create jewelry with your personal touch.
Class fee is $20
Shannon LaTonya -Instructor

Beadology 101
Beginning Bead Stringing with Lisa
Oct.13th 1:30-3:30 pm
Oct. 16th 6:30-9:30pm

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In this perfect beginner beading class, students will learn the basics of stringing and design, including review of raw materials and proper use & application of tools.  Your necklace design  will be completed and able to be worn home by end of class. Please plan on arriving early to pick out your supplies and to purchase any materials you may need.Class fee is $25.00 plus supplies. 
Students will receive 20% off all supplies day of the class.

Riveting Roxy
October 13th 3:30-5:30pm       

  


Beginner class 

  Roxy will be helping you design the perfect bracelets using rivets, stampings and our new selection of leathers. She will be teaching you to  use rivets and guiding you imagination to a fabulous creation.

This class fee is $30.00. 

Orb and Elipses BraceletsOctober 16th 3-5pm

Beginner wire working

Beginner Wire Wrap Bracelet
Learn and make both of these quick and easy bangle bracelets. 
Instructor: Lisa Dunn

Class fee is $25.00 includes wire

Etching and Embossing with Vintaj Metals and using the Vintaj “Big Kick” Machine.

Oct 17th 6:30-9:30pm
Oct. 22nd 1-3pm 
 

vintaj class
Learn how to use the Bead Biz new Vintaj “Big Kick” machine. We have all the embossing and etching plates for you to use.   You can use our paints too for the class.

 

big kick
Vintaj Big Kick Machine


Check out the Video on the left side of this month email

Class fee is $20.00.  you must buy Vintaj pieces for the class to use.  Paints will be sold for use at home after class.

After having the class you may come and use the Stores machine and plates to emboss and etch your Vintaj pieces.

Beginning Wire Works 101 with Judi
(great class for the newbie beader)
October 17th 6:30-9:30pm
November 9th 10-1pm

judi earring class   


Beginner class 

Taught by Judy Wilde

All created with about 4″ of WIRE!

You will make 3 different sets of earrings and learn to make your own ear wires.  Learn to make a clasp or two and Headpins.  Also learn how to make the perfect loop and wire-wrap basic beads.

Craft wire is included in the class just need some beads for your earrings or to wrap.  Stop by and look at the examples and we can give you a handout.  Bring your wire working tools or Lora will have some for purchase. 
This class fee is $25.00 .

This one is a good one and it is filling up fast!!
Great for Beginners!! 

 Jailhouse Rock Bracelet

October 18th 6:30-9:30pm
 

jailhouse rock

 

Let’s take our new favorite passion to the next level! If you haven’t learned how to make a leather cuff yet, don’t worry! You’ll get a quick lesson in making your pattern, using a rotary cutter, setting snaps and making a new design. We will pick a pendant and wire wrap it onto our finished piece. Hope you can join us!
Roxy Rabb – Instructor
Beg-Adv
Class fee $35 (includes leather, use of snap setter for the class, and one $3 pendant)
Bring any tools (pliers, needle nose) you would like to use and preferred pendant, if you have one you would like to use.

Wire Worked Beads and Components with Melody MacDuffeeOct. 19th
10-1pm
$25.00 plus supplies
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Beginner wire class

 

Imagine the freedom of being able to make your own decorative metal beads, clasps, and other jewelry components, all to your own specifications! No heat is required — you’ll only need three basic hand tools and two gauges of wire. This class focuses on refining wireworking skills, which may be used to create a beautiful necklace or other piece of jewelry.

Students will Learn: How to fashion decorative components to their own specifications while gaining wireworking skills.

Call the store for early sign up
  205-621-2426

Decorative Strand Separators and Connectors with Melody MacDuffee
This class was taught last year at the Bead And Button Show
October 19th 2-5pm
 $30.00 plus supplies
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Make your own strand separators and connectors, and you’ll never have to search endlessly for commercial components that have the right number of holes or loops at exactly the right places. In this class, we will focus on making components only, not a finished piece of jewelry

Students will Learn: How to custom-create their own multi-strand jewelry components using nothing but wire and the three most basic hand tools (no heat required).

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Twisted Wire Floral Pendant with Melody MacDuffee
This class was taught last year at the Bead And Button Show
October 20th 1-5:30pm                                    
 $45.00 plus supplies
 

Dive headfirst into the world of twisted wire as you create a delicate filigree of floral wire lace studded with tiny gemstones, then attach the filigree to frames using a coiling technique. Make a wire pendant and earring frames in any shape you like.

Students will Learn: How to make custom wire frames and twisted wire floral “lace” or filigrees; a coiling technique for attaching the lace to the frame — all while gaining a great deal of practical wireworking experience

Call the store for early sign up
Space is limited
205-621-2426
50% deposit required

Introduction to soldered filigree with
Jeanne Rhodes-Moen 

October 26th 11-5pm
 

 

This class will give a basic introduction to making simple filigree, including cutting, shaping and soldering sterling filigree elements. Students will be guided through a class project creating a simple filigree pendant with a cabochon. Afterwards, students will be able to design and create a second piece of their own design using provided materials.

Class taught by Jeanne Rhodes-Moen, author of Silver Threads, Making Wire Filigree Jewelry.

 

 

Class fee $125.00 plus $25.00 supply fee.Extra silver and cabochons will be available for sale after the class.

Check out her website for more beautiful example of her work

 Tatting 101

Call to schedule a one-on-one class
205-621-2426
 

tatting   


Beginner class 

Taught by Pat Russell


Tatting Fundamentals:
Learn the art of tatting. This class is the first step in the process and is a requirement for Tatting with Bead Embellishments. You will learn to make and rings. You will also learn to make chains using the ball and shuttle technique. We will be making notecards as your project. You will also learn how to read the various styles of tatting patterns. Tatting shuttle and thread are included.

This class fee is $30.00.

 Tatting  Level 2
(tatting 101 prerequisite)

Call to schedule a one-on-one appointment
205-621-2426

tatting earrings

For this class we discuss your interests and create a project All threads are included.You will need to buy any beads or findings.

Class price is $30. Teacher, Pat Russell.

 

Thanks for all your support and I look forward to seeing you in the store soon.
Sincerely,

Lora Lunsford
The Bead Biz
205-621-2426

3745 Helena Road Suite100

Helena, Al 35080

  send us an email

lora@thebeadbiz.com