DROP EVERYTHING AND TWIST!
FREE WIRE HOUR
EVERY TUESDAY 1:00-2:00 PM
THE OCCASIONAL MONDAY 6:00-8:00 PM
The FREE WIRE HOUR last Tuesday was a great success!! 11 people filled the tables of "Studio Poppy" to learn the secrets of making perfect wire loops and spirals. We had a lot of fun doing low- key twisting. Everyone left with new "tricks", nice loops, and pretty good spirals. I have received requests from a number of customers to offer a similar class after the work day. I can offer an hour or 2 on Monday evenings when there is no class scheduled and Solange, my trusted employee, is here to mind the store. This Monday evening, August 1st, I will offer 2 hours from 6:00 - 8:00. We will cover everything I taught this past Tuesday, plus what I will teach next Tuesday. You don't need to register or call. Just show up. There are no printed instructions, so bring something to jot down a few notes.
NEW FREE PROJECT - FIRECRACKER EARRINGS
Firecracker Earrings by Julia Hecht
(2 colorways shown)
The inspiration for these earrings was this 4th of July's amazing fireworks display in Pine Plains, NY . The big bead is the heart stopping BOOM and the wire dangles of color are the works.
I will teach these fun earrings during D.R.A.T. (Drop Everything and Twist) this coming week. The earring class will begin during the 2nd hour of Monday evening's 2-hr free wire class on August 1st, and again on Tuesday August 2nd from 1 -2 PM. It is an opportunity to practice and perfect wire loops and wrapped loops while creating something pretty to wear or give. Work with 2 different gauges of wire, seed beads, a large bead and accent beads. You will need: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, flush cutters, nylon jaw pliers, 20 ga wire and 22 ga wire (copper based or dead soft wire recommended), size 11 seed beads in 1-3 colors, 2 size 6 beads, 4 mm accent beads, 2 12 mm beads ( I used Swarovski pearls), and earring wires. ALL supplies and tools are currently available at Poppyfield Bead Company. The class is FREE. There is no registration. Just show up!
Mexican Fan Earrings class tomorrow has SOLD OUT!!
Gingko Leaf Necklace with Diane Fitzgerald on Nov 4th has SOLD OUT!!
Registration is OPEN for:
Crystal and Brick Revival Earrings with Julia Hecht, 8/15 6-9 PM, $25
Fan Dance Necklace with Margo Field, 8/13, 20, 27 1-4 PM, (a few places are left) or 9/12, 19 and 26th 6-9 PM, $65.
Almost Infinity Bracelet with Julia Hecht, 9/10 and 17 6-9 PM, $40
Moorish Tile Beaded Beads with Diane Fitzgerald, 11/5, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, $85
Tropical Bauble with Diane Fitzgerald, 11/6, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, $85
See the "Classes and Shows" page for pics and details of these classes and for the class policies.
5 mm x 7 mm Czech Teardrops (drilled from top to bottom) in 20 different colors - Now at $3.00 for 25 beads. These are hard to find drops and may not be available after selling out.