Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Updated Class Schedule

We've added more fun classes to our summer schedule - check them out!

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

This is our most basic wire-wrapping class: lots of instruction in types of wire, various tools, plus students will learn to make a beautiful wrapped cabochon.

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

Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19: COLD CONNECTIONS

This is a terrific, intense 2-day workshop jam-packed with basic Cold Connections techniques, including cutting, sawing, annealing, etching, texturing, patination, and so much more. Students usually create anywhere from 6 to 12 pieces, depending on the size and complexity of the designs they choose. This is a very flexible class - no kits! Everyone makes whatever they choose, with lots of guidance, helpful tips, and hands-on instruction from the workshop leader. The fee for this 2 day workshop is $145 (nonrefundable registration deposit: $65), and includes handout materials, all supplies needed to learn the techniques and to make your pieces, as well as use of tools, etc. The only additional fees would be if you choose to use beads, crystals, etc from the shop as embellishment, or if you want bails, chain, earwires, or other materials to finish off your designs. If you have tools you wish to bring, or interesting found objects texturing implements - feel free!

More information about this workshop can be found here.

For any interested students, we will be offering an optional 3rd day of Cold Connections instruction on Monday, August 20. On this 3rd day of class, some more advanced techniques such as fold-forming will be taught, and students can also dig deeper into any previously-learned techniques according to their own lines of interest. The fee for this optional 3rd day is $65 ($35 non-refundable deposit required for registration).

Here are some pictures of projects created with Cold Connections techniques:

Tuesday, August 21, 11:30 AM: Knotted Silk Necklace
In this class, students will learn the same technique used to knot pearls, combining the beads of their choice with colorful silk cord to create their own unique knotted silk necklace. This versatile technique works for almost every size and shape of bead, so the possibilities are endless!

Class fee: $25 plus supplies, $10 deposit required for registration. Bring your own lunch (or eat before class) - no lunch break will be taken.

Wednesday, August 22, 11:30 AM: Kumihimo

Master this ancient Japanese braiding technique, and create your own gorgeous beaded necklace. Kumihimo was originally designed for braiding textiles, but the possibilities expand when you add beads! You'll love the various ways you can use Kumihimo in your jewelry designs!

Class fee: $35 plus supplies, $15 deposit required for registration. Bring your own lunch (or eat before class) - no lunch break will be taken.

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!

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

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Seed Sale

You beadweavers know - there are so many beautiful seed beads out there, in gorgeous colors, fun shapes - no shop could possibly carry them all! YaYa Beads has the area's largest seed bead selection, by far - but we want MORE!

We have absolutely run out of room to add seed beads - and we want to add long magatamas, 1.5 mm cubes, and more to our inventory. So we need your help! We simply have to clear out some of our existing seed beads to make room for new ones!

Welcome to our Summer Seed Bead Sale - all seed beads 15% off, starting Friday, June 8, and running through Saturday, June 16. All YaYa Bead Club Members will receive an additional 10% off (with their current cards, of course!) - so if you have been thinking about joining our Bead Club, now is the perfect time!

And don't forget - we have some fun classes coming up (click the link for a complete listing):

Friday, June 22: Tila flower components class
Learn to make these flower components with Tila beads (one of the fantastic seed bead shapes that goes on sale tomorrow!), and then link them together to create a bracelet (or leave them as they are: they make beautiful earrings, too!) 10:30 AM - 4PM

Sunday, June 24: Wire-Wrapped Cabochon Pendant
Our popular introductory wire wrapping class, where students will learn the basics of wirework, including tools and types of wire, and also make a beautiful pendant. 1PM - 6PM

Lots more classes scheduled, too - click the link to learn more!

Hope to see you soon!

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