{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>



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 – 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 – 1:30 pm  $45 (includes supplies)

Join Amy to learn to make these beautiful Christmas wreath earrings using 2-hole super duo beads, O beads, and seed beads.  These earrings are sure to bring many compliments at your holiday parties or as gifts.  This class is for all levels of seed bead weavers.


Super duo Winter Snowflake Earrings (see class calendar for picture)

Saturday, November 7th  2:00 – 4:00 pm   $35 (includes supplies)

Join Amy to make a pair of winter snowflake earrings that can be worn for the holidays and all winter long.  Using 2-hole super duo beads and seed beads, these earrings can be made in different colors to give them different looks.  This class is for all levels of seed bead weavers.


Silver Clay Begin or advance your skills with Nancy  2 Sundays: November 8th and complete on Sunday November 15th 1pm bring ideas of your desires

$70 plus supplies

#silverclay  #PMC  



Wire Christmas Earrings

Friday, November 20th  11:00 am – 1:00 pm  $35 (includes supplies)

Join Amy to make 3 different basic wire shaped Christmas earrings; Holiday Bow, Christmas Tree, and Candy Cane earrings.  

This is a fun way to learn some basic wire shaping techniques using basic wire shaping tools.  Bring any wire shaping pliers you may have, but we will have tools you can use if you need them. (We also sell the tools in the store if you would like to purchase some after class).



Tweaked Stacker Bracelet

Friday, November 20th  1:30 – 3:30 pm  $35


Join Amy to make this fun bracelet using 2-hole super duo beads, 2-hole tile beads, and seed beads.  This is an easy pattern that can be made with a number of color combinations.  This class is for all levels of seed bead weavers.






Call for information for next date  $35 plus supplies.

Make a beautiful bracelet out of silver plate flatware.  We have many patterns to choose from.

This class will be taught at Brighton Beads.


Register by phone 810-844-0066 or  on line at


#painting #socialpainting #acrylicpainting #paintandpaou #halloweenpainting  #kidspaint #socialpainting







FREE KUMIHIMO: Saturday, November 14 at 10:30am  FREE with kit purchase.  Registration is important.#kumihimo #beadbraiding



check out our updated web site www.BrightonBeadsAndMore.com

You can now sign up for classes directly from our website!







NEW CLASS: Paint Your PET (portrait)

Friday, November 20 at 5:30

$45 includes all materials:

 You must register in advance and send your pets picture in advance so we can crop, prepare a value exercise and reference copies for your individual use in class.  This is a step by step exercise with exceptional results.  When you begin to paint you have a totally blank canvas. All supplies included. 

NO experience necessary, All ages Welcome  (“Trust me.” “NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY,” says    Nancy)


Any pet:  cat, dog, mouse, bird …..

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. This class is really a good lesson in identifying values, no experience is necessary.  Let yourself be surprised.)

You go home with a finished painting.  (3 hours)  #painting #socialpainting #acrylicpainting #paintandpaou   #kidspaint  #petportrait  #catportrait  #dogportrait






(one session class with Robin) at Brighton Beads and More

Saturday, November 14th, 2-5,

$35 (includes everything, step by step instruction, canvas, paint, lights, battery and a box to store your masterpiece in for future years.)  Pre-registration is required. Call 810-844-0066

 #painting #socialpainting #acrylicpainting #paintandpaou   #kidspaint   #familyfun  #holidaypainting




Fused Glass MONDAY, November 9th at 10:30 $45 includes supplies and kiln firing

We will use compatiable glass to make jewelry size pieces.  Nancy




FUSED GLASS JEWELRY SIZE  or MAKE A NIGHT LIGHT      Wednesday, November 11, 10:30 – 12:30 



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