Tuesday, August 25, 2009

September Stimulus

I was playing around with some chain and some Swarovskis the other day, and ended up with this beautiful pair of sparkly, dangly earrings, and I had an idea.

During the month September, each customer who spends $25 (on qualifying purchases**) will be entered into a drawing for these earrings.

Qualifying purchases = store merchandise (beads, findings, tools, magazines, etc). Purchases which are not included are class fees, repair/labor fees, and sales tax.

This photo was taken early this morning in the natural light inside the shop - look how the sunlight catches that crystal and chain on the right - these are really bright, sparkling earrings!

Each customer who makes a $25 purchase (as outlined above) during September will be entered in the drawing, which will occur sometime during the first week of October.

The winning ticket number will be posted here, and also in the store - but keep your ticket stub, because the winner must present the stub in order to pick up the earrings!

If this stimulus idea catches on, we'll plan to do a different one every month.

More News:

We received brand new issues of 3 magazines this morning:
October '09 Bead & Button
October/November '09 Beadwork
September/October '09 Step By Step Beads

They all have some terrific projects, and you beadweavers really need to take a look at the project on the cover of Step By Step Beads - it is gorgeous!

We are running out of room for all our magazines, so back issues of these 3 publications are now 15%.

We have even more gemstones, pearls, and findings in, so come take a look!

Don't forget to take a look at the latest class schedule, in the post below this one.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
behind Applebee's on Washington Rd.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Updated Class Schedule

This is the latest update to the Specialty Class Schedule at YaYa Beads:

Darlin's set: Sunday, September 13, 1 PM
In this class, students will complete a matching bracelet, ring, and pair of earrings using half-round wire (copper, sterling silver, and gold-filled wire available). Because 3 projects will be taught, the fee for Darlin's set is $45 plus supplies

Darlin's bracelet variations

Darlin's earrings

Darlin's ring variations

Cross-Over Bangle: Monday, September 14, 6:30 PM

Fees for Wire-Wrapping classes are $35 plus supplies, except where noted.
$15 non-refundable deposit required upon registration.


Copper Spiral Rope Bracelet: Saturday, September 12, 10:30 AM

close-up of spiral rope bracelet weave

While there are many spiral chainmaille weaves, this one is unique in that it is created with jump-rings crafted from half-round wire; copper rings will be used for this class project.
This bracelet has wide appeal, and is extremely popular with men.
Fee for this class is $35 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required upon registration.

Chunky Beaded Cluster: Saturday, August 22, 10:30 AM

This is one of our most popular classes - it's great for those leftover beads you always have lying around!
2 variations of the Chunky Beaded Cluster are shown here, but the possibilities are endless!

Wire Coiled Earrings: Saturday October 10, 10:30 AM

We are offering this advanced class one more time prior to our highly-anticipated Coiled Wire Neckpiece Class. This class is considered to be an advanced class (meaning you need to have successfully completed one of Ceil's other wire classes before registering for this class)
Completion of the Wire Coiled Earring Class is a mandatory pre-requisite for the Coiled Wire Neckpiece.
Beaded Bead: Saturday, October 24, 10:30 AM
This technique can be used in so many different ways once you master it! 2 variations are shown here:
Fee for all above Bead & Wirework classes is $30 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required upon registration

Wire-Coiled Neckpiece: Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM

Here it is - our highly anticipated master class! This day-long class is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 @ 10:30 AM. Class fee is $60 plus supplies; $25 non-refundable deposit required for registration.
If you are interested in this class, make sure you've completed a previous wire-coiled earring class, or else registered for the one on October 10.
Art-Clay Silver
Intro Art Clay: Saturday, October 17
We are repeating this introductory Art Class class because the class last week was full, and we have a lot of interesting new Art Clay Classes coming up, but registration in all advanced Art Clay Classes requires completion of this intro class, so don't miss out!
The fee for Intro Art Clay is $65, and includes all supplies. $25 non-refundable deposit required upon registration.

Other note-worthy upcoming YaYa events:
September Bead Swap: Monday, September 14, @ 6PM
Please refer to the post immediately below this one for more bead swap information.
Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
behind Applebee's on Washington Road