Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gearing up for Summer Classes

Summer's right around the corner, and we have a full schedule of classes on tap, starting next month.

Have you worked with Tila beads yet? These flat, double-drilled seed beads are versatile, and so much fun! We have a nice selection of colors, and on Friday, June 22 will be offering a beadweaving class, teaching how to make Tila flowers, flat floral components that look great as earrings, or can be linked together to make bracelets and necklaces:

Tila flower earrings:

Tila Flower bracelet:

This design uses a combination of peyote and herringbone stitches. Class will start at 10:30 AM, end at 4 PM. Once the flower itself is mastered, the class will concentrate on making more flowers, and then converting them into the desired design (earrings and/or bracelet and/or necklace). Students who master the flower component and feel comfortable assembling the earrings and bracelet on their own need not stay until the end of class! Fee: $35.00 plus supplies (we will be using FireLine, for those wishing to bring their own from home); $15.00 deposit required at registration.

Sunday, July 15, 1PM: Wire-wrapped Rings

This class will focus on the hidden beads ring (upper pic) - a ring which looks different depending on the size and shape of the bead you choose to wrap (If you have a favorite ring set aside at home, and you'd like to use it, bring it to class!). This class builds on the skills learned in the basic pendant class, but beginners will have no problems mastering this technique.

Once all the students have finished their hidden bead ring, Daniel will teach a bonus class - the bird's nest ring (lower pic). This is a fun, easy, and quick way to showcase a favorite bead, and a technique you'll enjoy recreating over and over - this ring makes a great gift, too!

Class fee: $35 plus supplies, $15 deposit required for registration.

Sunday, July 29, 1PM: Wire-wrapped Geometric Bracelet
This is a classic favorite here at YaYa Beads, and elegant wire design that looks great with every outfit! This is a wonderful beginner class, as the basic information about wire and tools is covered thoroughly before students move on to working with the wire.

Class fee: $35 plus supplies, $15 deposit required for registration.

Sunday, August 12, 1PM: Wire-wrapping, Basic Cabochon Pendant - see class description for June 24, (above).

Sunday, August 26, 1PM: Wire-wrapping, Project To Be Announced - we will be scheduling this class later this summer, based on customer requests received at the shop. If there is a particular class you have been wanting to take, now is your chance to see it on the schedule - come see us, and let us know what you'd be interested in taking!

Let us know if you are interested in a resin or cold connections class, or maybe even another type of class, and we'll see what we can do to add it to the schedule!

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

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wood/Glass Jewelry Display Cases for Sale

We have a *very* limited number of these wooden, glass top, shadow-box type display cases for sale in the shop. These have been used at least once, but are in great condition. We have put a few out, and they have sold immediately, so if you don't see them out, ask if we have any left - they will sell quickly. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - we cannot hold these!

These are fantastic for craft shows, but also for your personal jewelry - what a great way to keep your pieces organized, dust-free, and tangle-free!

Edited 5/17/12 to add: These boxes are now all sold - thank you!