{Disarmed} FW: Social: Potluck and a little learning

Subject: Social: Potluck and a little learning   MY Dear Crafty Friends:   I am back fron Austin.  I had a great time.  Grand kids, learning long talks and walks with my daughter, Lisa.   Bead and DRUZY shopping.  Not huge shopping but, inspirational.  Some of everything to sell.   My morning epifany today is I cound use some of the little druzy beads in the center of my “potluck bracelet.”  I will post again later.  Right now I have a docors appt. YUCK>   Nancy PS Please come to the potluck party on Friday.  I’ll save you a seat.     PotLuck and Shared Bead Bracelet Party with Nancy and Amy Friday, November 6th starting 4:30 until ????  Come early – Stay late Bring a dish and beads to share, your needle, thread, and bead mat and imagination. (Magnifiers if you need them) Amy will teach us the basic brick stitch for the bracelet and we can mix and share beads to make our own individual masterpiece.                  St. Petersburg Stitch Bracelet (see class calendar for picture) Wednesday, November 4th  10:30 am โ€“ 1:00 pm  $40 Join Amy to learn how to make the St. Petersburg stitch and use it to make a 2 or 4 strand bracelet.  I will also show you how to make a small beaded bead to use as a matching clasp for your bracelet.  This class is for all levels of seed bead weavers.     Super duo Christmas Wreath Earrings (see class calendar for picture) Saturday, November 7th  10:30 am โ€“ 1:30 pm  $45 (includes...

FW: PAINT HALLOWEEN is almost over

> Subject: PAINT HALLOWEEN is almost over > > > [https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=0bJpg2LvvV4vyoxiR4KF7JNkm8AQBPJd91EG5IqDRgc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f04745780264b062086f3832e4fab580e%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > > > > > > > > > > > > > BEGINNING BEAD MAKING: LAMPWORK BEAD MAKING: TORCH WORK WITH PAUL > > Wednesday, October 7th 10:30 -4 > > #lampwork #torchwork #beadmaking #HOTHEAD #MINOR > > > > > Spoon Bracelets Friday: October 9th, 10:30-12:30 with Paul $35 plus > Materials $3 each spoon or fork and a clasp > > Learn to cut, saw, file, pierce and bend pieces of silver plate > flatware. Assemble the pieces into a bracelet. Many styles of > flatware are avaiable or bring your own. > > #recycledcrafts > #spoonbracelets[https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=0bJpg2LvvV4vyoxiR4KF7JNkm8AQBPJd91EG5IqDRgc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f6537b20c7e6472bbc7a88536d63ded4e%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > > [https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=0bJpg2LvvV4vyoxiR4KF7JNkm8AQBPJd91EG5IqDRgc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f1194f9093dec8512c239247b7a17269f%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > Paint Halloween is our new class. All supplies are included paint and > even lights and battery pack are included. There will be a 8×24 inch > canvas provided. We will complete a picture while teaching you how to > paint yours. You should completely finish your painting and take it > home. The class is $35 and includes all supplies. > > > > choose on of the following 3 hour classes:โ€‹ > > * Saturday, October 10th, 1-4pm > > * โ€‹Saturday, October 17th, 2-5pm > > This class will be taught at Brighton Beads. > > > > Register by phone 810-844-0066 or on line at > > www.BrightonBeadsandMore.com > > #painting #socialpainting #acrylicpainting #paintandpaou > #halloweenpainting #kidspaint #socialpainting > > [https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/12031506_10153257380939952_1924916708098802639_o.jpg] > > > > > > > > > > > > > FREE KUMIHIMO: Sunday, October18th at 1:30pm FREE with kit purchase. > #kumihimo #beadbraiding...

FW: Paint Halloween: tonight at Gourmet Gardens

Brighton Beads ________________________________ > Subject: Paint Halloween: tonight at Gourmet Gardens > > > [https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=zLlOnlaiNZMRYww6%2fiQGP4COY%2bVtgvM%2bLzONswm1VVc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f04745780264b062086f3832e4fab580e%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > > > > > > > > > Paint Halloween is our new class. All supplies are included paint and > even lights and battery pack are included. There will be a 8×24 inch > canvas provided. We will complete a picture while teaching you how to > paint yours. You should completely finish your painting and take it > home that night. The class is $35 and includes all supplies. > > Thursday, September 3, 6pm Come have fun, I’ll be there at 5, snacking > and setting up. Yes, you can come early but, but please call > 810-844-0066 to register. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nancy > > Saturday, September 26th, 2-5pm > > Gourmet Garden Chinese Restruant, Brighton, Mi > > Register by phone 810-844-0066 or online at > > www.BrightonBeadsandMore.com > > [https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=zLlOnlaiNZMRYww6%2fiQGP4COY%2bVtgvM%2bLzONswm1VVc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f1194f9093dec8512c239247b7a17269f%2fimage%2fjpeg] > > > > > > > Saturday, September 5th at 10:30am Advanced Kumihimo > > Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:30 continuing until 1:30 FREE with > purchase of kit. > > Thursday, October 1st at 10:30am FREE with kit purchase. > > > > > > > > [https://bay168.mail.live.com/Handlers/ImageProxy.mvc?bicild=&canary=zLlOnlaiNZMRYww6%2fiQGP4COY%2bVtgvM%2bLzONswm1VVc%3d0&url=http%3a%2f%2fstaticapp.icpsc.com%2ficp%2floadimage.php%2fmogile%2f36367%2f1ba22a444ababaac3fe1d7c1bc8c41ec%2fimage%2fjpeg]Wire > Woven Bezel: > > Saturday, September 26 at 10:30am, $35 Nancy > > Working with round wire you will learn to creat a decorative and > functional bezel for a cabashon. Sign up for this one session class > by calling > > 810-844-0066 > > > > > check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com > > You can now sign up for classes directly from...

{Disarmed} FW: Paint Michigan, Riviting and Fused Glass

Subject: Paint Michigan, Riviting and Fused Glass     Paint Michigan is a new canvas painting class we are offering. This particular lesson involves using acrylic paint on a stretched canvas, a pallet knife, brushes and step by step instruction.  This particular lesson will be a sunset over water. (see above)  Wednesday, August 26 5pm Alexanders Fine Dining in Brighton, Michigan Register by phone 810-844-0066 or  online at www.BrightonBeadsandMore.com        ***************************************   Paint Halloween is our new class. All supplies are included paint and even lights and battery pack are included. There will be  a 8×24 inch canvas provided. We will complete a picture while teaching you how to paint yours. You should completely finish your painting and take it home that night. The class is $35 and includes all supplies. Thursday, September 3, 6pm  Gourmet Garden Chinese Restruant, Brighton, Mi Register by phone 810-844-0066 or  online at www.BrightonBeadsandMore.com                            Wire Woven Bezel: Saturday, September 26 at 10:30am, $35  Nancy Working with round wire you will learn to creat a decorative and functional bezel for a cabashon.   Sign up for this one session class by calling 810-844-0066   check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com You can now sign up for classes directly from our website!             Painting on GLASS,  Thursday, August 27, 6:30, $25 **********************************************************   NEW CLASS: Paint Your PET Friday, Oct 9  at 5pm, $45 includes all materials: This will be held at Alexanders restuarant in Brighton. You must register in advance and send your pets picture in...

{Disarmed} FW: Howel Melon Fest, this weekend

  Friday: 5-9 Saturday: 9-9 Sunday: 9-5 Brighton Beads and More will on the court house lawn at the   Howel Melon Fest.   We’ll have MAKE N’ Take craft projects for the whole family.   Stop by and get special coupons for upcoming events.   Wire Woven Bezel: Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30pm, $35  Nancy Working with round wire you will learn to creat a decorative and functional bezel for a cabashon.   Sign up for this one session class by calling 810-844-0066   check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com You can now sign up for classes directly from our website!   BEAD MAKING, LAMPWORK BEAD MAKING. Saturday, August 22, 10:30- 4:30 Check the full description in our website. http://www.brightonbeadsandmore.com  With each full day class, you will have 3, 3 hour hands on practice torch sessions. which enables you to practice what you have learned.  That is a total of 5 1/2 hours of instruction and 9 hours of practice. Register now for tomorrows class.         Painting on GLASS,  Thursday, August 20, 6:30, $25 **********************************************************   NEW CLASS: Paint Your PET Friday, August 7th at 3pm, $45 includes all materials: NO experience necessary, All ages Welcome  (“Trust me.” “NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY,” says    Nancy)   Any pet:  cat, dog, mouse, snake ….. Send me a photo.   Send it to BrightonBeads@live.com (You can take the picture with your smart phone etc.) I need to receive your pet’s image at least  a few days in advance of the class, so that I can get your pre-painting exercises ready for you.) You go home with a finished...

{Disarmed} FW: ONE DAY PEWTER workshop

  check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com You can now sign up for classes directly from our website!   Several people said that they were interested in taking the pewter class BUT, they couln’t afford it or were not totally sure about the “whole pewter thing.”  So here is what I’ve arranged.  Lisa will teach a one day sampler class.  This will give you some experience with pewter, an opprotunity to brainstorm as there wiIl still be a small class, and everyone will have fun.       Recognize the work above?  Yes, it is the work of  Wanaree Tanner an accomplished metal clay artist. The picture on the right won her first place for metal clay in the Saul Bell Award in2013.   Check out how Wanaree Tanner has come to incoroporate pewter into her work.  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/11259067788162485/   GREEN GIRL STUDIOS: Cynthia Thornton of Green Girl Studios http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/n-ww20x/knjcx0/products/277/images/814/149_Bubo_OwlA__78270.1396209144.220.290.JPG?c=2   Cynthia Thornton of Green Girl Studios has been making pewter beads, buttons and clasps for longer than I hane been in business.  Check out her work, please.   Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, ask questions, get hands on experience in a small group from an inspiring teacher.  Lisa is coming from San Diego to give this workshop.  If you have never tried or had a chance to work with this metal, this is the perfect time to do so.   Nancy    ps:  I will be doing some FREE KIDS MAKE n’ TAKES. I’ll be at “The Taste of Brighton” in a few weeks.  I will post more info about these and other happennings around town on our...

{Disarmed} FW: Sterling Silver vs Argentium Silver ????????

  check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com You can now sign up for classes directly from our website! My Crafty Friends,Goldmiths, Bench Jewelers, etc.   Tomorrow I have room for 2 more people in my metalsmithing class.   We will be making a classical loop n loop chain.  Solder or fuse each ring, form it, link it shape the chain, clean it up a bit, make or purchase a toggel clasp.  Wear it proudly. Success is anticipated for all including first time torchers.   Bench jewelers and goldsmith who want to know more and have a quick experience in Argentium and Sterling should take my class.       Friday, 10:30am to 12:30pm.  $35 plus materials.       Saturday, 10:30am  free kumihimo.   Nancy         HURRY AND SIGN UP… SPACE IS LIMITEDN   New class June 20, 2015, 10:30 Patriotic kumihimo. The class is free with purchase of patriotic kumihimo kit. This kit assumes you have other supplies but if you do not they can be purchased at the time of the class.         Brighton Beads & More 9850 East Grand River * Brighton, MI 48116 810-844-0066                                                      ...

{Disarmed} FW: Beth Stone Class and News from Nancy

  Check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com You can now sign up for classes directly from our website!         My dear Crafty Friends,   Beth Stone is an excellent teacher.  She has one of those engineering type minds that cannot be contained.  You will be quite pleased if you like to go beyond the exact project.   We just returned from Austin.  Everyone is fine there.  The dancing little grand kids are as cute as ever.  We took this opprotunity to buy dichroic glass.  We have 104 COE for the lampworkers and 90 COE for the fusers among us.  Come early to get the best selection.   I bought dicro for my fused glass classes.  Watch for them being listed.  I have to make some samples of new techniques I want to teach.   Weaving is on my mind.  Please keep reading.    Nancy     Wire Woven Bezel with Nancy  Friday, June 12 10:30 – 12:30 $35 includes practice material,  bring a cabashon or purchase one to wrap.         FUSED GLASS JEWELRY PIECES WITH DICHROIC AND MICA. (no pictures yet, you can sign up and assume that you will have a good time and learn techniques.  Nancy :))  $48 includes materials and firing . Make multiple pendants.   Wednesday, June 10, 10:30 – 12:30 Saturday, June 13, 10:30 – 12:30 Wednesday, June 17, 10:30 – 12:30   FREE KUMIHIMO with purchase of basic kumihimo kit. Registration is required Friday, June 12, 1:00 Saturday, June 20, 10:30 Sunday, June 28, 1pm       Thursday, June 18, 10:30 – 12:30, $35 plus...

FW: Seed Bead Techniques?????

      .  Hi there all my crafty friends, . Today I went to a luncheon and to hear a speaker.  There was great food and a very interesting lecture.  One of the highlights of my day was bumping into an old friend, Beth Stone.  Here are the questions Beth asked me, “Do I have seed beaders?  Do we have beaders who would like to learn from her.”  I said, “YES.”   Beth Stone loves teaching.   Help me out here.  This is not a sign up question.  I do need to know of your interest.  Please send me a note at BrightonBeads@live.com  I need your help to find out what you might be interested in.  This is a great opprotunity for all of us, from beginners to advanced beaders.    You may know her as an avid beader and prolific author.           About Beth Stone Beth calls beadwork “a puzzle with infinite solutions.” The third in a line of beading artists – her grandmother was a beader and artist and her mother still is – Beth’s first love is seed bead work and creating pieces of art by combining tiny points of color using different off-loom bead-stitching techniques. In addition to her seed bead work, she also creates one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry.     Bead Play will be coming out in October 2015.   i   Bead Play Every Day: 20+ Projects with Peyote, Herringbone, and More by Beth Stone Yours, Nancy     0.0 of 5 stars                         Painting on Glass many but not...

FW: Kumihimo, catch the wave

  .  Happy Holidays. May you have a blessed celebration.     Brighton Beads will be closed on Saturday, Sunday , and Monday.  We will reopen on Tuesday, April 7, at 10am.     Look for FREEBIES on our calendar.  Last week I had my first Beginning Kumihimo and  review.  It was great.  Don’t miss the next one.  I will put it on the calendar.   There are a coupel of spaces in the Jayne redman class.   The shopping cart is being worked on.   New beads and finding are continuing to arrive.     I hope you will take the opportunity to get out of the house and join me for a class or two to begin or continue your adventure with these great new beads!!    If there is a class you would like to take but you can’t make it at the scheduled time, please let us know and we can schedule a class at a time to meet your needs.   Check out our new website.http://BrightonBeadsandMore.com   We are working on the shopping cart next. ๐Ÿ™‚  Nancy   Please forward the email to your friends.              Painting on Glass most Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, $25 includes supplies with Nancy                                                        ...

FW: Kumihimo, catch the wave

  .  Hi everyone, Last Sunday we had a booth at the Bead Bonanza in Southfield.  Many friends old and new came by our booth.  Our Kumihimo kits were well received.  Checkmate beads 2 hole, four hole, triangle, quatras, lentils, daggers etc were just what shoppers were looking for.  Many beaders had only seen the beads in print, not up close and personnel.  It is difficult to keep up with the new beads and colors.  Two hole crescent beads are now on the horizon.  Actually they are in the mail.   OK, lets get serious now.  I am so excited about the combination of kumihimo and multi hole beads Ive begun to dream about the possibilities.  I am eager to get you started and share my enthusiasm.  I began by expanding our beginning and advanced beginning kits with explicit instructions.  We were able to present 3 of those kits in our booth and one intermediate Kumihimo design at our booth.  If you can, come by this Sunday morning  and I will give you a free demo on kumihimo.   I hope you will take the opportunity to get out of the house and join me for a class or two to begin or continue your adventure with these great new beads!!  Nancy   If there is a class you would like to take but you can’t make it at the scheduled time, please let us know and we can schedule a class at a time to meet your needs.   Check out our new website.http://BrightonBeadsandMore.com   We are working on the shopping cart next. ๐Ÿ™‚  Nancy   Please forward...

FW: This week at Brighton Beads

  Every magazine and new book out now seems to be focused on 2 hole and 4 holed beads.  Amy, Ardetta,  and I have been sequestered for many days brainstorming design ideas and writing patterns,focused intently on Kumihimo.  Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique which we have spent many years here at Brighton Beads perfecting. This week we will be bringing out new kits and patterns.  If you are new to kumihimo or need a review, I strongly urge you to check out the basic kumihimo classes.  Some of the new kits are for intermediate and advanced skills.  Don’t miss the kumihimo wave or  the fun of using the various shaped beads.     We have all been having a lot of fun creating all sorts of new pieces with these new beads that come in many shapes and wonderful fun colors.  Nancy has been working hard to bring in a great array of colors that can be matched with like color schemes across the entire array of the new Czech multi-hole shapes, which then can be used together to create very unique new styles.    I hope you will take the opportunity to get out of the house and join me for a class or two to begin or continue your adventure with these great new beads!!  Nancy   If there is a class you would like to take but you can’t make it at the scheduled time, please let us know and we can schedule a class at a time to meet your needs.   Check out our new website.           Tuesday,...

March 2014 Wire & Seed Bead Classe at Brighton Beads

Due to the extremely cold (BRRR!!!) and snowy weather we experienced in February, I think we all decided to hibernate all last month.ย  Now that the weather is starting to break a little, I decided to offer most of the same classes again this month.ย  I wanted to be sure to give everyone who wanted a chance toย be introduced to all of the exciting new Czech multi-holed beads, will get the opportunity to do so. We have all been having a lot of fun creating all sorts of new pieces with these new beads that come in many shapes and wonderful fun colors.ย  Nancy has been working hard to bring in a great array of colors that can be matched with like color schemes across the entire array of the new Czech multi-hole shapes, which then can be used together to create very unique new styles.ย  I hope you will take the opportunity to get out of the house and join me for a class or two to begin or continue your adventure with these great new beads!!ย  If there is a class you would like to take but you can’t make it at the scheduled time, please let us know and we can schedule a class at a time to meet your needs. March 2015 Wire & Seed Bead Classes with Amy Butala Saturday, March 7th,ย  1 pm – 3 pm, Coiled Wire Bracelet ย ย $35 plus supplies Learn to use a wire coiler, including some extra tips and tricks. Then use this tool to create this fun, unique bracelet that will make you the envy of all your...

Come out of the cold: $5 MAKE N TAKE CLASS

CzechMate 2 holed beads are ready for you.  Starting tomorrow Saturday, February 14 all 2 holed beads (more than just CzechMates} are 15% OFF.        PURCHASE CHECKMATE BEAD SUPPLIES to MAKE ONE OF THE PATTERNS ABOVE, GET THE PATTERN FREE  ๐Ÿ™‚ OR We have the bracelet on the left kitted up in 4 different color waves.  It is fun to make.  Looks great when you are finished.       ************************************************************************************************** Try it you might like it. Its just one hour. $5 with Amy *If you have never tried beading with a needle, this is a great time to see if you like it. *If you love seed beading, this uses shapped beads.  Your mind will be spinning with ideas of how you can incorporate these beads and techniques into your work. *If you just like to have fun and use your mind and hands, give this a whirl. Floret Earrings with Amy  Intro to multi hole beading. One hour Make & Take. Saturday, February 14th, 11am-3pm $5 includes materials (BEGINS at the beginning of each hour) CALL TO REGISTER Amy is ready to teach, she has the instructions.  I have the special 2 hole triangle beads. Sorry I cannot find my image to show you.  ๐Ÿ™ Nancy *********************************************************************************  SILVER STAR BRACELET Sunday, February 15th, 1pm-3pm, $35 plus materials This an exciting component that can be put together many different ways.  (I, Nancy, will be using my components with chain or chain mail to make a suite, necklace, bracelet and earrings. I cannot wait.)  Amy will be our teacher.  This pattern uses the new Checkmates 2 hole triangle...

CzechMate 2 holed beads are ready for you

CzechMate 2 holed beads are ready for you.  Starting tomorrow Saturday, February 14 all 2 holed beads (more than just CzechMates} are 15% OFF.        PURCHASE CHECKMATE BEAD SUPPLIES to MAKE ONE OF THE PATTERNS ABOVE, GET THE PATTERN FREE  ๐Ÿ™‚ OR We have the bracelet on the left kitted up in 4 different color waves.  It is fun to make.  Looks great when you are finished.       ************************************************************************************************** Try it you might like it. Its just one hour. $5 *If you have never tried beading with a needle, this is a great time to see if you like it. *If you love seed beading, this uses shapped beads.  Your mind will be spinning with ideas of how you can incorporate these beads and techniques into your work. *If you just like to have fun and use your mind and hands, give this a whirl. Floret Earrings with Amy  Intro to multi hole beading. One hour Make & Take. Saturday, February 14th, 11am-3pm $5 includes materials (BEGINS at the beginning of each hour) CALL TO REGISTER *********************************************************************************  SILVER STAR BRACELET Sunday, February 15th, 1pm-3pm, $35 plus materials This an exciting component that can be put together many different ways.  (I, Nancy, will be using my components with chain or chain mail to make a suite, necklace, bracelet and earrings. I cannot wait.)  Amy will be our teacher.  This pattern uses the new Checkmates 2 hole triangle bead for the points.  Call today to register. 810-844-0066 ********************************************************************************** “Oh Just Pinch Me” Combine o beads, pinch beads and superduos to form this necklace.  Thursday, February 19th, 10:30am – 12:30pm $35 plus materials...