July 2014 Class Calendar and Newsletter

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July
Newsletter
2014

Mini Trunk Show Grid
Cherry Tree Beads
until
July 6th
Lots of new big hole beads for the trunkshow at The Bead Biz from #cherrytreebeads  come on by for the best selection
Great Big hole Beads Selection

Great new artisan crystal strands from #cherrytreebeads trunkshow.  Only $9.00 a strand at The Bead Biz
pretty Artisan Crystal Strands $9.00

New trunkshow from #cherrytreebeads at The Bead Biz . Big hole shell pearls $12 a strand

Big hole shell pearls
Big hole Gemstones
Big hole Freshwater pearls

 

Ugly Bead Sale
still going on!

We have been cleaning out overstock and putting it on sale to make room for the new.
We have 2 grids full

at 60% off

Cannot be combined with any other offer

Come early to get the best selection

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 

Paper Bead Glaze Tutorial ~ CraftyNaomi
Paper Bead Glaze Tutorial ~ CraftyNaomi
How to Thread a Needle
How to Thread a Needle
Intro to beading tools
Great video on Tools by the Bead and Button Magazine
Learn basic loomweaving
Learn basic loom
weaving

 

Metal Stamping by BeadSmith
Metal Stamping
by BeadSmith
New Fashion Colors for 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

Great use of Buttons

Love this Idea

Art Jewelry - Lighting and using a torch
Art Jewelry – Lighting and using a torch

and here is a few 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

 
___________________________

Check out these videos of
new Products and
Techniques below

Whammer Hammer
Whammer Hammer

Check out this new hammer by Beadsmith.

How to Build a Portable Bead Studio with Melinda Barta

How to Build a Portable Bead Studio with Melinda Barta
———————————————————————–

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


Great new Beads from India


New Fairy Ribbon
$7.00


$7.00


Great new colors of Stiff Stuff
$4.00 each


The Big Looper now in Stock


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


July

Rainy Day
discount color
for the month

Red

rainy day sale

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

Red   

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

Quick Links…

Phil is Back!!
Voyager Beads
Trunk Show

July 3rd 11 am-til 8:30 pm

(Stay for the Fireworks 8:30 pm)

July 4th 11am til 6pm

____________________________________
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Don’t Forget!
Every Wednesday
this month
is Hump Day Sale!
 When you shop on Hump day you
get to spin the Camel Wheel!!

.  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 

Brick Stitch Bracelet

Beginner Seed Class

July 11th 1-4pm
July 25th 1-4pm

brick stitch

This is a fun and easy Bohemian style beginner bracelet. Use up all your left over seed bead stash.  Even throw some fire polish in the design.  Great way to learn how to do the Brick stitch.

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.  Get 20% off
your supplies the day of the class.

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

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

July 12th 10-1pm

judi earring class


Beginner class 

Taught by Judi 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 Working 102  


July 12 1:30-4:30pm

Beginner

wirework 102

You all have asked for it and now it’s back.
Have you mastered Judi’s Wire working 101
class? Are you ready for the next step?  This beginner class takes you into making your
own clasps and findings

Class Fee is $25  Wire is included

Instructor:  Judy Wild

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

Etched Puffed Heart

Beginner Class
with Metalsmith
Michael Johnson

July 12 2-6pm

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 $120.00 includes supplies

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

Dichroic Glass Pendant Class

July 13th 1-2:30pm
In this class, students create a fused glass pendant. Class lasts approximately one hour and costs $45.00, which includes your glass, firing it in the kiln and a bail to hang it on a necklace. 
Additional pendants can be made for $25 each 

Instructor:  David Schlueter
Class fee: $45 all supplies included 

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

Dream Weaver
Beginner Loom

July 13th 2-4pm
July 17th 6:30-8:30pm
    

In this class you will learn the basic
skills for using and creating a woven bracelet
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.

Class Fee is $30.00 Use of a loom and thread will be provided.  All you need is size 6 or 8 seed beads and a button. 

Instructor: Shannon aka Trixie  

Call the store for early sign up

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


Sparkle Leather Cuff

July 15th 6:30-8:30pm
July 20th 4-6pm

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 Summer!

Class Instructor: Roxy Rabb

Class fee $45

(includes leather,  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 to schedule your appointment 205-621-2426
50% deposit required.

Potato Chip Netting Bracelet
Beginner Class

July 18th 1-4pm
July 26th 1-4pm

potatoe chip

This is a fun bracelet.  Make it really wavy or
just a little.   Using a netting stitch technique
every bracelet can look different. Use seed
beads in sizes 6,8,11 and 15′s. Embellish the
top or not.

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.  Get 20% off
your seed beads the day of the class

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

Fiber, Metal Stampings and Leather

Beginner

July 18th 6:30-8:30pm
July 19th 12-2pm


Lets use our creativity and put them all together.  We’ll use our amazing Snap-Setter tool, our new Rivet setter and break out our favorite Stamp collections.
This is a great Girl’s Night Out class. You and Three of your friends can schedule a private class or feel free to sign up for the posted classes.

20% off Metal Letter stamps kit day of the class

 

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
Class fee: $45.00 includes supplies to make 1 bracelet.

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

Chain Maille 101


July 19th 10-1pm

Beginner

You will learn the history and basics of creating chain maille and the special language used in patterns as you create three stunning pieces of jewelry.  You will learn about the various metals to use and how to calculate the different ring sizes for different gauges of wire.  The patterns you will learn are the Rosettes earrings, the 2-in-2 bracelet, and the Parallel (Helm) bracelet. 
Class Fee is $40  Practice kits & findings are included.

Instructor:  Judy Wild

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

Intermediate Chain Maille  


July 19th  1:30-5:30 pm

Intermediate Level

It will be a Byzantine Blowout class. With a knowledgable foundation of the Chain Maille Basics, you will learn the Byzantine and a variation of the Byzantine pattern called the   Romanov.

Practice kits included.

Cost: $ 45 Practice kits and findings are included

Judi Wild

Torch play Soldering Class
with Michael Johnson

July 20th 2-4pm

Beginning Metalsmithing 

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

 

Students will receive 20% off store products
day of the class.
(excludes trunkshow items) 

Copper and Sterling Earrings

Beginning soldering class
with Metalsmith
Michael Johnson

July 26th 2-5:30pm

Beginning Metalsmithing class June 8th at 2pm at #beadbiz.  Call us to sign up. 205-621-2426

Learn the basics of soldering and make this   easy beginner pair of earrings.  This is a
great introduction to the basics of soldering mixed metals: controlling solder flow and working with metals that have different
melting points.

 
Class fee $50.00 includes supplies

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

Viking Weave Bracelet

Beginning wire 

July 27th 2-5pm

viking  

Learn this traditional wire weave technique that dates back to the
Vikings. Add a few beads and cones
and you have a bracelet.

Instructor: Marsha Ingram
Class fee: $30.00 includes wire.

Call the store for early sign up
  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

Big Bead Truck Load Sale

Gallery

Big Truck Load Sale with  Phil from Voyager Beads July 3rd 11am-8:30pm  (stick around and watch the Helena Fireworks from our parking lot) July 4th 11am-6pm Remember  Phil with all his fabulous shell, horn and bone beads from Beadapalooza! Well, … Continue reading

June 2014 Newsletter and Class Calendar

 

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June
Newsletter
2014

We will have a booth
at the

Alabama Quilters Symposium
June 5th-7th

at

Bumpus Middle School
6055 Fleming (or Flemming) Parkway
Hoover, AL 35244

All facilities are handicap accessible 

www.alabamaquilts.com

Check out our

 Kid Classes this month

We has decided to try
 some kid classes this summer. We will be
offering classes for
various ages.

Each class will
cost $15 and will last 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. All supplies are included.
The teacher will be Pat Russell. (Adults, you
are welcome to take
the class as well as
your child).

Ugly Bead Sale
still going on!

We have been cleaning out overstock and putting it on sale to make room for the new. 
We have 2 grids full

at 60% off

Cannot be combined with any other offer

Come early to get the best selection

Helena School of Art
Kid Classes for Sumer

check out their calendar in the link below.

www.artinhelena.wikispaces.com

.
 

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 

Intro to beading tools
Great video on Tools by the Bead and Button Magazine
Learn basic loomweaving
Learn basic loom
weaving

 

Metal Stamping by BeadSmith
Metal Stamping
by BeadSmith
New Fashion Colors for 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


Bet you never thought of Peyote this way

Nice free form Peyote

and here is a few 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

 
___________________________

Check out these videos of
new Products and
Techniques below

Whammer Hammer
Whammer Hammer

Check out this new hammer by Beadsmith.

Fun Bracelet Using Crystal Clay
Fun Bracelet Using Crystal Clay

How to Build a Portable Bead Studio with Melinda Barta

How to Build a Portable Bead Studio with Melinda Barta
Learn basic loomweaving
Learn basic loomweaving
———————————————————————–

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


Another shipment of Sari Silk Card just arrived Saturday.
$5.00 each

New Fairy Ribbon
$7.00


$7.00


Great new colors of Stiff Stuff
$4.00 each


The Big Looper now in Stock

New Chain in Stock


Yummy mix of Chalcedony
.75 cents each


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


June

Rainy Day
discount color
for the month

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

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

Quick Links…

Seed Bead
Trunk Show all
this Month

June 5th-7th
at
Alabama Quilters Symposium

Click here to see brochure

June 8th-June 15th
at The Bead Biz

____________________________________
Stop in  and Stock up!!
Limited Quantities so shop early for the best selection.

Size 6
Size 8
Size 11

Plus NEW
Superduos, Tila’s and Rizo’s
Now in stock 

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Don’t Forget!
Every Wednesday
this month
is Hump Day Sale!
 When you shop on Hump day you
get to spin the Camel Wheel!!

.  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 

Viking Weave Bracelet

Beginning wire 

June 7th 1-4pm
June 29th 2-5pm

viking  

Learn this traditional wire weave technique that dates back to the
Vikings. Add a few beads and cones
and you have a bracelet.

Instructor: Marsha Ingram
Class fee: $30.00 includes wire.

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


Potato Chip Netting Bracelet
Beginner Class

June 6th  1-4pm

June 17th 1-4pm
June 21st 1-4pm

potatoe chip

This is a fun bracelet.  Make it really wavy or
just a little.   Using a netting stitch technique
every bracelet can look different. Use seed
beads in sizes 6,8,11 and 15′s. Embellish the
top or not.

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.  Get 20% off
your seed beads the day of the class 

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

Metal on Metal Stamping and Rivets

Beginner

June 7th 12-2pm

 

Learn this popular technique of stamping words on metal discs.  Also learn how to rivet pieces together using a hammer. Take your pieces home and create a one of a kind necklace or bracelet. Or let your imagination run wild.

Free Use of Hammers and Letter stamps for the class
Must buy stampings blanks to embellish.

20% off Metal Letter stamps kit day of the class

 

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
Class fee: $35.00

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

 

Copper and Sterling Earrings

Beginning soldering class
with Metalsmith
Michael Johnson

June 8th 2-5:30pm

Beginning Metalsmithing class June 8th at 2pm at #beadbiz.  Call us to sign up. 205-621-2426

Learn the basics of soldering and make this   easy beginner pair of earrings.  This is a
great introduction to the basics of soldering mixed metals: controlling solder flow and working with metals that have different
melting points.   

 
Class fee $50.00 includes supplies

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

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

June 11th 11-2pm  (special weekday class)
June 14th 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

Chain Maille 101


June 11th 2:30-6:00pm
June 20th 11-2pm

Beginner

You will learn the history and basics of creating chain maille and the special language used in patterns as you create three stunning pieces of jewelry.  You will learn about the various metals to use and how to calculate the different ring sizes for different gauges of wire.  The patterns you will learn are the Rosettes earrings, the 2-in-2 bracelet, and the Parallel (Helm) bracelet. 
Class Fee is $40  Practice kits & findings are included.

Instructor:  Judy Wild

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

Bubbles and lights

KIDS CLASS
ages 6 and up


June 12th 10-11am

Kid class month at #beadbiz .  Bubbles and lights class for age 6 and up June 12th from 10-11 am call to sign up 205-621-2426
This class included two beading projects. The first project will be to create a lantern with a beaded handle. A mason jar, beads, wire, tissue paper, Mod Podge and glitter will be used to complete the unique designs. The second project will be to create a beaded bubble wand using beads and wire. Beads will be strung on wire to create the handle and the wand.  


Instructor: Pat Russell
Class fee: $15.00 all supplies included 

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

Flower Polish

KIDS CLASS Or ADULT
ages 10 and up


June 12th 6:30-8pm
June 18th 11:30-12:30pm

A little polish, a little wire, a little twist and you have created a flower. To create these flowers, we will be working with thin gauge wire and finger nail polish


Instructor: Pat Russell
Class fee: $15.00 all supplies included 

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

Beaded Critters 1 and 2
KIDS CLASS
ages 6 and up


June 13th 10-11am (1)
June 13th 11:30- 12:30pm (2)
June 19th 6:30-7:30  (1 or 2)

Beaded Critters I
We will use pony beads and s-line to create animals using basic stringing techniques.

We will use pony beads to create slightly more complex animals using basic stringing


Instructor: Pat Russell
Class fee: $15.00  each class
all supplies included 

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

 

Wireworking 102  


June 14th 1:30-4:30pm

Beginner

wirework 102

You all have asked for it and now it’s back.
Have you mastered Judi’s Wire working 101
class? Are you ready for the next step?  This beginner class takes you into making your
own clasps and findings

Class Fee is $25  Wire is included

Instructor:  Judy Wild

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

 


Baby gate Bracelet
Beginner Seed Class

June 15th 2-5pm
June  24th 1-4pm

New class this May at the Bead Biz. The Baby Gate Bracelet.  #beads #beadi

This is a fun and easy beginner bracelet. Use size 11′s, 15′s, firepolish and softflex wire.
Yes, I said Softflex.  No needle required!!!

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.  Get 20% off
your supplies the day of the class.  

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

Carnival Earrings or pendant

Beginner

June 15th 2-5:30pm
June 28th 1-4:30pm

Basic Crochet Knowledge helpful but not
required

 

 

Using a variety of hoops and beads, create a unique and colorful earring. We will be using a basic crochet style technique, but no crochet experience is needed.

Class fee is $30 including threads.
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   

 

Wish Bracelet
KIDS CLASS
ages 10and up


June 18th 11:30-12:30pm

The idea behind a wish bracelet is that you make a wish, and tie it on. Eventually, the hemp wears out, and you will lose the beads. Which sounds sad, but when this happens, your wish is then “released” and is supposed to come true. We will be making wish bracelets using hemp and size 6 seed beads.

Instructor: Pat Russell
Class fee: $15.00  each class
all supplies included 

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

Wire Animal Bookmark 1 and 2
KIDS CLASS
ages 10and up


June 19th 10-11am (1)
June 19th 11:30-12:30 pm (2)

Wire Bookmarks 1 
We will be twisting wire into fun shapes to create bookmarks.

Wire Bookmarks 2  

We will be creating slightly more complex bookmarks using wire.


Instructor: Pat Russell
Class fee: $15.00  each class
all supplies included 

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

  Sterling Silver Tube Set Stack Ring

Beginner Class
with Metalsmith
Michael Johnson

June 21st 1-5:30pm

Learn to make a sterling silver stack ring with a tube set cz.  You will learn how to create a ring shank from wire and cut tubing.  We will have CZ’s to set.  This ring looks great by itself or with a simple band. 

 
Class fee $125.00 includes supplies

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

 

Intermediate Chain Maille  


June 20th 2:30-6:00pm

Intermediate Level

It will be a Byzantine Blowout class. With a knowledgable foundation of the Chain Maille Basics, you will learn the Byzantine and a variation of the Byzantine pattern called the   Romanov.

Practice kits included.

Cost: $ 45

Judi Wild

Class Fee is $40  Practice kits & findings are included.

Instructor:  Judy Wild

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

Glass Soldered charm pendants

with Stain Glass artist, Dave
from Buck Creek Stained Glass

June 22nd 1-4pm

 

Learn to make your own one of kind soldered glass charms to be used for jewelry or other art pieces.

No soldering experience necessary.

Students will have materials and time to make several charms in class. All Supplies provided, but if you have special images you would like to use, bring along a nice copy.

You will leave knowing soldering iron safety, basic soldering with a soldering iron.   How to solder glass pendants and add a jump ring to a piece of metal. 

 
Class fee $75.00 includes supplies

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

 

Spoon Leather Cuff

June 27th 6:30-8:30pm

 

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 store products
day of the class.
(excludes trunkshow items) 

 

Mother/Daughter or Father/Daughter/Son
Bracelet Class

KIDS CLASS
ages 10and up


June 28th 10-12pm

This is a basic beading class where you will create a bracelet using 8 mm round beads and size 8 seed beads.  This class is for Mother and daughters, for just daughters or just Moms or a son or Father who wants to make something for a Mom, Wife or daughter.

Instructor: Pat Russell
Class fee: $15.00  each class
all supplies included 

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

Dog Tag Chain

Beginning soldering class
with Metalsmith
Michael Johnson

June 29th 2-5:30pm

Making your own chain of mixed metals with
Soldered links is not only a fun way to add
your own style to your jewelry, it’s great
practice for closing links without accidentally soldering the rest into a jumble.  Repetition with simple exercises, like soldering multiple links  build long-term skills.  

 
Class fee $75.00 includes supplies

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

 

Memorial Shrine Pendant
Beginner Mixed Media

Call to schedule a class for 3 or more of
your friends

New Class this May at the Bead Biz.  The Memorial Shrine pendant class.  #

Cut and shape copper sheet into a shrine box and add items, embellishments and background papers to memorialize a loved one or a pet. Use Ice resin to seal it all together.    

Class Fee is $30.00 plus supplies  

Instructor: Shannon aka Trixie 

Call the store for early sign up

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

Heirloom Memory Book Party

Gather 3 or more friends and sign up
for a private class

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.

Instructor: Shannon LaTonya
Class fee: $30.00  each plus supplies.

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

Crystal Clay Play party

Gather 3 or more of your friends and schedule this class

Come have fun at #beadbiz  We sell crystal clay and chatons and have fun o      

 

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

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

 

May 2014 Class Calendar and Newsletter

 

The Bead Biz logo 

May
Newsletter
2014

Big Ugly Bead
Tent Sale

Friday May 9th 11-6pm
Saturday May 10th 10-6pm

We are cleaning out overstock and putting it on sale to make room for the new.  We have a large shipment coming from India soon and so the old has got to go!!

50% to 75% off

We will have jewelry and some Yard art too.

Come early to get the best selection

What is an ugly bead sale you ask?
Well, It must be ugly cause it is still here.

 

We will be closed
Mothers Day
to Spend time with Family
May 11th

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 

Intro to beading tools
Great video on Tools by the Bead and Button Magazine
Learn basic loomweaving
Learn basic loom
weaving

 

Metal Stamping by BeadSmith
Metal Stamping
by BeadSmith
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


Great idea to display your jewelry at a show

This would look great with some of the lace we brought back from NYC last month.

Smash up old metal buttons to get these

little beauties

We still have a few Chandelier componets left for the big NYC buying trip.


Great example for our Memorial Shrine class.

New Twist on the Tree of Life Pendant.

and here is a few 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

 
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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

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.


We have in stock some new cool leather tassels from our NYC buying trip last month and we still have some hounds tooth leather left in stock

Lots of new Chain
Great Prices in 3 foot lengths


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


May    

Rainy Day
discount color
for the month

Green

rainy day sale

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

Green  

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

Thunder Polish Strand
Trunk Show all
this Month
Thunder polish Bead Trunkshow this may at The Bead Biz.  #beadbiz #crystal

Stop in  and Stock up!!
Limited Quantities so shop early for the best selection.

3mm bicone strands
4mm bicone strands
6mm bicone strands
4x8mm Roundel
6x8mm Roundel
NEW!! 2x2x1.5mm Roundel

Thunder polish is an excellent quality of Chinese Crystal and is a favorite of The Bead Biz

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Don’t Forget!
Every Wednesday
this month
is Hump Day Sale!
 When you shop on Hump day you
get to spin the Camel Wheel!!

.  Who knows
what percent you
will get.  

10% to 50% off.

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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 

Heirloom Memory Book
Just in time for Mothers Day Presents
May 4th 2-4pm

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 Mothers Day Present!

Instructor: Shannon LaTonya
Class fee: $30.00 plus supplies.

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

 

Wild Woman Jewelry Set

May 4th 4:30-6:30pm

Beginning Mixed Media 

Lauren's beads she made today in Shannon's Wild Woman Bead Class today #be  

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 focal 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

May 5th 2-5pm

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.


Potato Chip Netting Bracelet
Beginner Class

May 8th 1-4pm
May 17th 1-4pm
May 25th 2-5pm

potatoe chip

This is a fun bracelet.  Make it really wavy or
just a little.   Using a netting stitch technique
every bracelet can look different. Use seed
beads in sizes 6,8,11 and 15′s. Embellish the
top or not.

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.  Get 20% off
your seed beads the day of the class 

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

 

Karin Bracelet

May 14th 1-4pm
May 18th 2-5pm
May 31st 1-4pm

Intermediate Seed Bead Class

Karin bracelet class went well today at The Bead Biz.  Rainy day classes a
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

Spoon Leather Cuff

May 15th  6:30-8:30pm
May 25th 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 store products
day of the class.
(excludes trunkshow items) 

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

May 17th 10-1pm
May 31st 1:30-4:30pm

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

Boho Crochet Earrings

May 17th 10-1pm

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   

 

 

Memorial Shrine Pendant
Beginner Mixed Media

May 17th 10-12pm
New Class this May at the Bead Biz.  The Memorial Shrine pendant class.  #

Cut and shape copper sheet into a shrine box and add items, embellishments and background papers to memorialize a loved one or a pet. Use Ice resin to seal it all together.    

Class Fee is $30.00 plus supplies  

Instructor: Shannon aka Trixie 

Call the store for early sign up

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

Wire Wrapped bangle Class

May 17th 1:30-4:30pm

Intermediate

beg. wire work bangle

Have you mastered Judi’s Wire working 101
class? Are you ready for the next step?  This intermediate class you will learn how to make
2 wire wrap bracelets using square and half
round wire.
Class Fee is $40  Wire is included

Instructor:  Judy Wild

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

 

Rock Paper Paint

Beginner Class

May 18th 2-5pm
May 23rd 6:30-9:30pm

rockpaperpaint

Explore a different method for embellishing a stone.  Choose your stone from the $3.00 bin. Sketch your design.  Paint that design on
your stone.  Pat will guide you through the technique.

 

 

Class fee $30.00 all supplies and paint included

Instructor:  Pat RusselL

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

Metal on Metal Stamping and Rivets

Beginner

May 20th 6:30-8:30pm
May 24th 11-1pm

 

Learn this popular technique of stamping words on metal discs.  Also learn how to rivet pieces together using a hammer. Take your pieces home and create a one of a kind necklace or bracelet. Or let your imagination run wild.

Free Use of Hammers and Letter stamps for the class
Must buy stampings blanks to embellish.

20% off Metal Letter stamps kit day of the class

 

Instructor: Roxy Rabb
Class fee: $35.00

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

Crystal Clay Play Nite

May 20th 6-8pm

Come have fun at #beadbiz  We sell crystal clay and chatons and have fun o

 

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

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


Baby gate Bracelet
Beginner Seed Class

May 22nd 2-5pm
May 24th  2-5pm

New class this May at the Bead Biz. The Baby Gate Bracelet.  #beads #beadi

This is a fun and easy beginner bracelet. Use size 11′s, 15′s, firepolish and softflex wire.
Yes, I said Softflex.  No needle required!!!

Class fee is $30.00 plus supplies.  Get 20% off
your supplies the day of the class.  

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

New “Spin” Bracelet

May 31st 10-1pm
Beginning Wire Working

 

 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 

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

 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

 

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

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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

The Bead Biz logo 

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

 

 

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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.

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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

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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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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
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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

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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

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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.
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