Thursday, October 6, 2011

Holiday Beads and Classes

The holidays will be here before you know it, and we have beads and components that can be used in a variety of ways to make beautiful holiday gifts, or treats for yourself!

These are examples of holiday earrings made with Swarovski crystal components. We have all of the components shown in this picture, as well as others that can be turned into great gift ideas.

These ceramic beads have been extremely popular here at YaYa Beads, but for some reason the vendor decided to discontinue this line in approximately August of 2010. We have luckily just placed at large order for these beads, and this year we have a very limited selection left - just the ones that didn't sell out last season. So if you like these little ceramic figures, come on in before your favorites sell out, because we cannot order an more!

This picture shows a holiday version of the combination peyote/herringbone triangle pattern. This is a class that we teach one-on-one, Tuesday through Friday only, all year round; during the class we cover the weaving of the pendant only, and give instructions on how to turn the pendant pattern into the matching earrings. This pattern looks great in many different color combinations, and would make thoughtful gifts for someone special. This pattern is for experienced beadweavers only, and if you would like to learn this design, please call or come by to book your appointment. You do NOT have to use the red & green color combo, though you certainly may if you choose to.

This is a close-up of the chainmaille holiday pendant. We have squeezed this class into our already full class calendar, and will be offering it on Saturday, November 19, 1PM - 4PM. Class fee is $35 and includes materials to create one pendant. Additional kits will be available for purchase. Students will be responsible for supplying their own tools: one pair of chainnose pliers & one pair of bent chainnose pliers (we have these available for purchase if you don't already own these handy tools!)

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta GA 30907
located in the Augusta Business Center, behind the Washington Rd. Applebee's