Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wire Wrapping in July

Sunday, July 17, 1PM: Wire-wrapping, Geometric Bracelet

Wire-wrapped Geometric Bracelet

This is a good beginner-level wire class, with a lot of instruction about wire types and basic wire-wrapping skills, plus you'll leave class with a beautiful bracelet!

Class fee: $45 plus supplies; $25 deposit required for registration.
           

Just a reminder about our wire classes: Daniel travels a long way to teach these classes, so a minimum of 2 students must register for any class in order to justify Daniel's travel time and expenses. In the event that we fail to have enough students register for a particular class, any registration fees collected for that class will be refunded in full.

Also, Daniel offers private classes here at YaYa Beads, for those who want a little more individual attention and don't want to worry about whether enough students will sign up for our group classes. These private classes cost $90 (supplies are extra), and must be paid IN FULL at the time of registration. The student determines which projects will be taught. Depending of the projects chosen, Daniel covers anywhere from 2 to 4 projects in this class (the student will leave the session with a finished project for each lesson). The number of projects varies because some pieces are quicker than others, so more projects can be mastered during class time. Private classes are offered on Sundays (sometimes on Saturdays, depending on Daniel's availability), usually from 10AM to 5PM.

We appreciate your business, and hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147


Thursday, January 21, 2016

February and March Wire Classes Now Scheduled

We are back from the Holidays with new wire class dates for March:


Sunday, March 6, 1PM: Wire-wrapping, Basic Cabochon Pendant

Wire-wrapped cabochons
This is our most basic wire-wrapping class: lots of instruction in types of wire, various tools, plus students will learn to wire wrap a cabochon, leaving class with a beautiful pendant.

Class fee: $45 plus supplies; $25 deposit required for registration.

 Sunday, March 20, 1PM: Wire-wrapping, Geometric Bracelet

Wire-wrapped Geometric Bracelet

This is another good beginner-level wire class, with a lot of instruction about wire types and basic wire-wrapping skills, plus you'll leave class with a beautiful bracelet!

Class fee: $45 plus supplies; $25 deposit required for registration.
           

Just a reminder about our wire classes: Daniel travels a long way to teach these classes, so a minimum of 2 students must register for any class in order to justify Daniel's travel time and expenses. In the event that we fail to have enough students register for a particular class, any registration fees collected for that class will be refunded in full.

Also, Daniel offers private classes here at YaYa Beads, for those who want a little more individual attention and don't want to worry about whether enough students will sign up for our group classes. These private classes cost $90 (supplies are extra), and must be paid IN FULL at the time of registration. The student determines which projects will be taught. Depending of the projects chosen, Daniel covers anywhere from 2 to 4 projects in this class (the student will leave the session with a finished project for each lesson). The number of projects varies because some pieces are quicker than others, so more projects can be mastered during class time. Private classes are offered on Sundays (sometimes on Saturdays, depending on Daniel's availability), usually from 10AM to 5PM.

We appreciate your business, and hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December 2015 Holiday Hours





Are you making holiday gifts this year, or making yourself a little something? How about holiday ornaments?

There are only 6 bead-shopping days left before Christmas!

YaYa Beads Holiday hours:
Closed:     Wednesday, December 23
                 Thursday, December 24
                  Friday, December 25
                 Saturday, December 26
                 Thursday, December 31
                 Friday, January 1
                 Saturday, January 2


We're open regular hours Tuesday - Saturday, December 15 - 19, and Tuesday & Wednesday next week, December 29 & 30.

Happy Holidays!

Hope to see you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Hours AND Upcoming SALE!


YaYa Beads will be closed Wednesday, November 25 through Saturday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We'll reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, December 1, with a storewide SALE!

December 1 through December 5, all beads and findings will be 25% off, and all finished jewelry will be 10% off - don't miss this big sale!

Happy Holidays!

Hope to see you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Closed for July 4

YaYa Beads will be closed for one day only, Saturday, July 4, for the Independence Day Holiday.


Have a happy and safe Fourth!

Hope to see you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147



Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Closed Friday, May 8, for bead-shopping!

YaYa Beads will be closed for one day only, Friday, May 8, for our annual bead-buying trip. We'll be open as usual on Saturday, May 9, and will start putting out the new items as soon as they are inventoried and priced!

Come visit us next week to see all the beautiful treasures we bring back from the show!



Hope to see you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Wire Class: Beaded Bracelet

Daniel will be offering a brand new wire class on Sunday, June 14: A beaded bracelet.


This is a beginner wire-wrapping class: lots of instruction in types of wire, various tools, and students will leave class with a beautiful bracelet!If you've been wanting to try your hand at wire-wrapping, what are you waiting for?

Class date: Sunday, June 14
Class time: 1:00 PM

Class fee: $45 plus supplies; $25 deposit required for registration.
Call the shop to register, OR come by and see the bracelet in person!

Hope to see you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147

Friday, April 3, 2015

Taking a Spring-cation!

The shop will be closed Saturday, April 4, through Monday, April 13 - we'll reopen again, regular hours, on Tuesday, April 14.


 I  have decided to celebrate Easter/Masters/the arrival of Spring from Aiken this year!

Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Clearance sale!!

Our customers already know:  YaYa Beads has the largest selection of beads in the CSRA - more gemstones, more pearls, more seed beads, and more Czech glass than any other store between Atlanta and Columbia. And that includes Hobby Lobby and Michael's!

Did you know we have Mushroom Beads; O-Beads; Czechmates 2-hole Tiles. Bricks, and Lentils; Pellet Beads, Superduos, Long Magatamas, Matubos, and Tri-Beads? And, it seems like every week we add more and more fantastic new beads and bead shapes. And what happens when you keep adding more and more beads? You run out of room!!

To make room for all these new-shaped beads, selected Tools, Beadsmith Tool Kits (with Leather Case), Chain, Bead Boards, pre-made 18" satin ribbon necklaces (ready to hang most pendants), and ALL colored artistic wire (18g) are now marked 40% off - Final Clearance Price! 

Some of these are stained glass/fused glass tools: grozers, running pliers, and pistol-grip glass cutters - all of these are StudioPro brand.


First come, First Served! Don't miss out on these fantastic deals!

We also have lots of discontinued seed beads, pinch beads, and Czech glass at 25% off! 

And check out all the new beads, too!

Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147

Friday, March 6, 2015

April Cold Connections/Metalsmithing Workshop

Our Metalsmithing Workshop is Back!

Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19: METALSMITHING (COLD CONNECTIONS)

This is a terrific, intense 2-day workshop (9AM - 6PM both days) jam-packed with basic Cold Connections techniques, including cutting, sawing, annealing, etching, texturing, patination, and so much more. Students usually create anywhere from 6 to 12 pieces, depending on the size and complexity of the designs they choose. This is a very flexible class - no kits! Everyone makes whatever they choose, with lots of guidance, helpful tips, and hands-on instruction from the workshop leader. The fee for this 2 day workshop is $155 (nonrefundable registration deposit: $65), and includes handout materials, all supplies needed to learn the techniques and to make your pieces, as well as use of tools, etc. The only additional fees would be if you choose to use beads, crystals, etc from the shop as embellishment, or if you want bails, chain, earwires, or other materials to finish off your designs. If you have tools you wish to bring, or interesting found objects - feel free!

More information about this workshop can be found here. Please refer to this link for important materials and safety information for workshop participants!

For any interested students, we will be offering an optional 3rd day of Metalwork instruction on Monday, April 20. This class is designated as an "independent design day," where students can bring together the techniques they learned the previous 2 days to design and fabricate a piece of their choosing, with help from the workshop leader as needed. (Many samples and pictures are available for inspiration.) More advanced techniques such as fold-forming can be explored, OR interested students can try their hand at kiln enameling. Students can also dig deeper into any previously-learned techniques according to their own lines of interest. This is a terrific opportunity to integrate your brand new metal fabrication skills!

Students with solid prior Cold Connections experience are welcome to register for the Monday Independent
Design Workshop without enrolling in the Sat/Sun 2-day Workshop, but should be aware that this is NOT a refresher course, and no instruction in technique will be available on that day. The workshop leader will be available to provide guidance/consultation about design & fabrication ideas only, except where more advanced techniques (such as fold-forming or enameling) are explored, as discussed in the previous paragraph. The usual cold-connections stations (annealing, etching, pickling, etc) and tools will be available, so it's a great opportunity to put some pieces together without the bother of setting it up and cleaning it up at home!
  
The fee for this optional 3rd day is $75 ($35 non-refundable deposit required for registration). Class fee includes use of all tools, chemicals, enamels, etc - but does NOT include sheet metal or wire. These materials are available for purchase for students who don't have them, or you may bring your own (in the past, students have had plenty of copper left over from the preceding 2-day metal workshop).

Here are some pictures of projects created with Cold Connections techniques (more pictures can be found on YaYaBeads.com:





 


Space in this class is limited, due to the extensive classroom space needed for set-up of all the chemicals, tools, torches, etc.

Call the shop to register, OR come by and see examples of all these wonderful projects!

Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
(behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's)
706-651-1147