Lots of Mexican Fan Earrings
There's a lot to catch you up on about the goings on at Poppyfield Bead Company.
Holiday Weekend Schedule
Poppyfield Bead Company WILL BE OPEN our regular hours over the holiday weekend. Friday 12-5:30, Saturday 12-4:30, and Monday 2-8 PM. Saturday is open beading from 12:30-4:30. Click here for more info about Open Beading. Monday evening is the RAW Bon Bon class at 6:00 PM. It is SOLD OUT. BUT.... there is already another class scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd 1-4. Don't miss out.
RIVOLIS ARE HERE
My "emergency" order of over 20 different Swarovski 14mm rivolis arrived today. There are some new colors such as Ultra Pink AB, Emerald Glacier Blue, Purple Haze, and also tried and true favs like Light Siam, Aquamarine, and Volcano and Sahara. Prices start as low as $1.65. If you are taking the RAW Bon Bons class Monday night with Margo and want to do the rivoli version, rest easy. I've got 'em!
DROPS AND LONG MAGATAMAS
I've got them in now, and hanging on the wall. There are over 26 colors of Japanese 3.4 mm Drops from Miyuki. They are used in the Mixed Media Medallion class (6/20) and are a great embellishment item, in general. I've got some gorgeous Long Magatamas now also - these can be seen in the bangle bracelet in one of the recent bead magazines (oops I can't remember which).
New Book: Handcrafted Wire Findings
This brand new book is great for beginners with wire who want to make their own findings. I can tell you from experience, it's great to be able to complete a project with a "just right" clasp that you make at home. It has been on back order and just came in today.
NEW CLASS: MEXICAN FAN EARRINGS with Julia Hecht (me)
Monday July 18th 6-9 OR Saturday, July 30th 1-4 $25
Mexican Fans by Julia Hecht
This is a one session class where you will learn to make a bezel and crystal embellishment for a large fire polish bead. I am about to try a giant pearl version. Stay tuned for pics of the pearl one.
There are still places available in the following classes:
- Phoenix Phlower with Margo Field: 6/4, 6/11, 6/18
- Milagro Chain Intro to Wirework with Susan Skinner: 6/13
- Mixed Media Medallion with Julia Hecht (me): 6/20
- Raw Bon Bons with Margo Field: 7/23
Check the classes page for details.
SAVE THE DATE: DIANE FITZGERALD AT POPPYFIELD
NOV 4-6, 2011
Bead Master Diane Fitzgerald is booked for 3 days of workshops at Studio Poppy. She and I are in discussion about which classes she will teach. Please let me know if you would be interested in her gingko leaf necklace. It sells out every year (for the last 12) at Bead and Button. Yet I know some of you have already done it. Click here for pic and info about the Gingko Leaf project.
Peace and Beads, y'all!