Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Don't miss out on this Metalsmithing Class!

There is still time to sign up for our Mini-Metal Workshop, this Sunday, December 2, 10 AM - 4PM.

Want to learn some basic metalsmithing techniques, but afraid to dive into our 3-day Cold Connections workshop? How about a Mini-Metal Class, where you can learn a few of the basic metalsmithing techniques, with which you can create lots of fun earrings, pendants, and many more components to complement your jewelry designs? Just in time for the holidays, too!

In this 6 hour basic Cold Connections (no soldering!) workshop, students will create this pendant (individual designs will vary, as we have a huge selection of textures for students to choose from!):

Skills learned will include:
  • cutting sheet metal
  • finishing rough edges
  • texturizing with hammers
  • etching
  • chasing
  • weaving
  • patination with Liver of Sulfur

The fee for this class is $75 ($35 non-refundable deposit required for registration), and includes all supplies needed to make the pendant shown above, and use of any needed tools. Students do NOT need to bring any tools to class. Students are welcome to embellish their pendants with crystals, beads, or other items, but these are not included in the class fee.

All students MUST wear close-toed shoes!

Call or come by the shop to register; availability is limited to 6 students.

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Store Hours

YaYa Beads will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 21 through Saturday, November 24. As always, we will be closed Sunday and Monday (November 25/26)

Will will reopen, with regular hours, on Tuesday, November 27.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Are you ready for the Holidays?

It's time to stock up on the supplies you need for Holiday gift giving!

YaYa Beads has a limited supply of holiday-themed beads and components, including our popular ceramic snowmen, gingerbread men, Santas, candy canes, and angels. These ceramic beads, which make terrific earrings and pendants, have been discontinued by our vendor, so when they are gone, they are GONE!!

ceramic beads

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of this week (November 15, 16, and 17) we will be having a SALE on all Holiday Beads, components, and supplies. 25% off!

In addition to the ceramic beads above, the sale will include specialty red and green glass beads, the Swarovski crystals used in the earrings below (beads only - headpins, earwires, and other findings are not on sale), and our red and green satin rattail cord, which is great for making cute coordinating necklaces for your holiday bling, and also works up beautifully into kumihimo necklaces and bracelets!)

Swarovski Crystal Holiday Earrings

Kits for these chainmaille pendants will also be 25% off:

Japanese chainmaille Holiday tree pendants

These kits include instructions for these chainmaille trees, but if you aren't that comfortable with your chainmaille skills, we will also be scheduling classes for this project upon request - just ask us for details! The cost for these classes will also be reduced (a $10 savings!) IF the you register for the class AND pay in full during this 3-day sale!

Handcrafted Holilday pendants and earrings make great gifts! Teachers, friends, coworkers, Secret Santa? We've got you covered! Don't miss this opportunity to get a head start on making your holiday gifts!

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 15 - 17. 25% off selected Holiday themed beads and components, while supplies last!

And don't forget our Mini-Metal Workshop, Sunday, December 2 (see post below this one) - it's filling up!

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