{Disarmed} FW: Potluck and New Classes

    check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com You can now sign up for classes directly from our website! Kumihimo, Basics and Beyond, FREE (all ages welcome)   Tuesday, July 28, 10:30 FREE with kit purchase    NEW CLASS: FLAT Kumihimo Braid, Wednesday, August 5, 3pm  BEAD MAKING, LAMPWORK BEAD MAKING.   Tuesday, July 28, 10:30 – 4 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.       Fused GLASS: WEDNESDAY, July 29 10:30am or at 1:30pm  Basic Fusing for Jewelry $45 (normally $75 we are running a special GROUPON price right now) * includes all materials and firing * instruction on glass cutting, use of tools and safety * you will have the opportunity to do several pieces (depending on the size you choose to make. Most students make 6 -9 pieces) * techniques demonstrated that you may then use alone or in combination are: metal inclusions, glass painting, stacking and dichroic  ** You will be notified when your art work has been kiln fired and ready for pick up. ** Occasionally your pieces may come out of the kiln with a rough edge.  When you pick up your work, you will have an opportunity to use the glass grinder if needed. ** We have many choices of findings for chemically binding to you fired glass.  These are available for an additional...

{Disarmed} FW: attention: Seed Beaders & Beth Stone followers

  .  Look for FREEBIES on our calendar.  I began giving FREE Beginning Kumihimo and  review Kumihimo classes.  It was great.    I will put it on the calendar.#   Thursday, May 21 at 10:30am FREE Kumihimo with purchase of kit.     Argentium Silver Demo Friday, May 15, 10:30am  $12 alows you to try creating and fusing it yourself.     Just added to the calendar is Beginning Silver Clay, Wednesday, May 27th, 6pm-8pm $35 plus materials   The shopping cart is being worked on.   New beads and findings are continuing to arrive.   We just hosted Jayne Redman from Maine.  People came to the workshops from California, Arizonia, Traverse City, Bay City and Saginaw.  Jayne had a great time and was asked to return for an advanced follow up workshop.  So, she will be coming back next April right after she teaches in Chicago.   Jayne is a warm and giving teacher.  (Yeah! I’ve made a new friend.)     Thursday, May 14, $35 includes most supplies (you will also get a supply list, so you can share your stash.)  Beth Stone will be teaching a unique bead soup technique and a ring or a bail.   PS If you’d like her to sign one of your books that she has authored, bring it for her to sign.   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...

{Disarmed} FW: FREE Kumihimo classes

.  Look for FREEBIES on our calendar.  I began giving FREE Beginning Kumihimo and  review Kumihimo classes.  It was great.    I will put it on the calendar.# Sunday, May 3rd 10:30am or 1pm FREE Kumihimo with purchase of kit. Thursday, May 21 at 10:30am FREE Kumihimo with purchase of kit. Argentium Silver Demo Sunday, May 10, 1pm Friday, May 15, 10:30am  $12 alows you to try creating and fusing it yourself. Just added to the calendar is Beginning Silver Clay, Wednesday, May 27th, 6pm-8pm $35 plus materials The shopping cart is being worked on. New beads and findings are continuing to arrive. We just hosted Jayne Redman from Maine.  People came to the workshops from California, Arizonia, Traverse City, Bay City and Saginaw.  Jayne had a great time and was asked to return for an advanced follow up workshop.  So, she will be coming back next April right after she teaches in Chicago. Jayne is a warm and giving teacher.  (Yeah! I’ve made a new friend.) Thursday, May 14, $35 includes most supplies (you will also get a supply list, so you can share your stash.)  Beth Stone will be teaching a unique bead soup technique and a ring or a bail.   PS If you’d like her to sign one of your books that she has authored, bring it for her to sign. 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...
Magnetic and other new clasps

Magnetic and other new clasps

We just received these new clasps. Many are magnetic and work so the pull is not on the magnet. Get away from the usual and try something unique and new for you to add extra interest to your project.
Just arrived amyethyst druzy’s

Just arrived amyethyst druzy’s

Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top a colorful mineral. It is beautiful when used in making jewelry. One of the perks to druzy stones is that they are not as expensive as big faceted gemstones and they have sparkle and great color and it can be cut into various shapes with ease. The druzy quartz gems grow slowly over millions of years and are found as the very last layer of growth on agate or another colorful base. It does not always refer to quartz, druzy is any kind of mineral found in a plate-like form, such as garnets, calcite, dolomite and malachite. Common colors are white, yellow, brown, red, and orange. Druzy style beads are great for centerpieces in pendants. While they look sparkly and delicate, druzy quartz is a fairly durable...

FW: New Groupon

  .      There are a couple of spaces in the Jayne redman class still available.   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. 🙂  Nancy   Please forward the email to your friends.              Painting on Glass many but not all Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm, Groups may request an alternative day, time, or venue $45 class now $25 includes supplies  for one glass with Nancy       The fused glass pendant above includes glass paint, mica powder, and a bit of dichroic glass.  Thw wire wrapping is an additional class.   artist: Nancy Garber   TODAY begins a new GROUPON ACTIVITY OFFER:   FUSED GLASS ..Jewelry Size pieces.  (YES, plural)  Most people want to create at least 4 pieces.  You do have to return to retrieve the fired work.  Your art work gets fired over night. You may make one dichroic glass pendent in this class.   You may register directly with us by phoning 810-844-0066. Or through Groupon.  Right now I am putting several...