Saturday, October 31, 2009

We have a Winner...

This is the winning ticket number for our October Giveaway - if you have the matching stub, bring it in to collect your bracelet!.
Don't forget - we are closed next week, and will re-open on Tuesday, November 10.
Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta GA 30907

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Just some quick updates this morning:

We have added a calendar view to the YaYa Beads Webpage. This will let you view scheduled classes, as well as other events at the shop, and also provide a reminder about days the shop will be closed for vacation, holidays, etc.

We are experiencing a few technical difficulties with the calendar view right now that make it difficult to read the name of the entire class scheduled on a particular day, but we hope to have these bugs ironed out shortly. The good news is, you can now click on the calendar and at least see the schedule, and you can always click back to the newsletter to get full details on any classes and scheduling questions.

Whether you are ready for it or not, the holidays are fast approaching!

YaYa Beads has lots of great holiday-themed beads and ideas - including these cute Swarovski Christmas trees and snowmen -

and these ceramic beads:

If you need a quick gift, we have earrings already made up for purchase, or you can buy the beads and make them yourself.

We have new gemstones, several new seed bead colors, and these new trailer hitch clasps:

These clasps are extremely secure, and can be opened and closed with one hand, which makes them great for bracelets! They are available in 2 sizes, and in gold, silver, copper, and antique copper.

And speaking of the calendar, the shop will be closed from Tuesday, 11/3, through Saturday, 11/7, and will reopen on Tuesday, 11/10.

We will hold the drawing for the October Stimulus prize at the close of business on 10/31, and I hope to get the winning number posted here by the next day - but the winner will need to wait until we reopen to claim the bracelet.

And our November Stimulus Prize will be one pair of the Swarovski snowman earrings - don't miss your chance to enter the drawing, starting 11/10, and running through the end of November.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Congratulations to Betty Ashley, the winner of our September Stimulus Earrings!

Betty dropped by the shop this morning, and claimed her beautiful Swarovski earrings.

The October Stimulus is in full swing - the drawing for the pink fringe bracelet will be held around 11/1, and the winning number posted here.

Upcoming Classes:

Wire Coiled Earrings (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Saturday October 10, 10:30 AM
Intro Art Clay (Art Clay Silver): Saturday, October 17
Beaded Bead (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Saturday, October 24, 10:30 AM
Wire-Coiled Neckpiece (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM
Geometric Bracelet (Wire-Wrapping): Saturday, November 14, 1 PM
Rings (Wire-Wrapping): Sunday, December 6, 1 PM

In this ring class, students will learn the Hidden Bead Ring,
Hidden Bead Ring Variations
and will also be able to make 2 of the 3 Freeform ring projects shown here -

Additional details about these classes are available in earlier posts (below) or in the Class section @

You can register for any of our classes by phone or by dropping by the shop.
NOTE: There is one opening left for the Art Clay Silver Introduction Class Saturday, October 17. Don't miss out!
There are several openings left in the Wire-Coiled Earring Class on Saturday, Octover 10 (that's this weekend!) If you've had your eye on the beautiful wire-coiled neckpiece, this class is a must for you. The neckpiece class will be held November 8, and you must complete this earring class first!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta GA 30907
behind Applebee's on Washington Road

Saturday, October 3, 2009

September Stimulus Winner!

This is the winning ticket for our September Stimulus Giveaway - if you have the matching stub, bring it by the store and claim your prize!

Our October Stimulus prize is this beautiful, adjustable pink fringe bracelet, designed a tribute for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Customers will receive one entry for each $25 in qualifying purchases.

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907