Friday, July 31, 2009

September Swapapalooza!

Time for another YaYa Bead Swap!


If you're like most beaders, you have more than a few beads or findings lying around from previous projects. YaYa Beads is sponsoring our next Bead Swap on Monday, September 14, where any interested beader can trade their unused beads, clasps, seed beads, etc... with other beaders, and go home with some great new inspiration!

Many of you are familiar with the Bead Swap rules, but here they are for the newcomers:



How it works:
1) This is a bead swap: no money is to exchange hands. Your leftover beads and findings are the only accepted currency at the swap.

2) You may bring in any beads or findings you are willing to part with.

3) We will provide a space for you to display your items. You'll mark your spot with a name tag, and then you are free to walk around and check out the other items up for trade, or stay with your own beads. But don't worry - any interested trader will be able to find you!

4) Once you find some beads you'd like to swap for, you can call out the name of the owner and take your beads to them, or bring them back to your spot, and start working on your trade. Remember: no money is to exchange hands.

5) You are under no obligation to swap with anyone. Sometimes someone may want one of your beads, but you don't see anything of theirs you want - that's OK.

6) Terms of each swap are left up to the 2 trading parties.

7) All swaps are final, so make sure you really want to part with your beads before you enter into any trade.

8) YaYa Beads is proud to host this swap, but YaYa inventory is not up for trading!



One Beader's leftovers are another Beader's treasure!

Mark your calendars for this fun event: Monday, September 14, @ 6:00 PM.


Just a few reminders:

Think you'd like to learn to make a wire-wrapped focal piece like this?


The prerequisite class, Wire-coiled Earrings, is this Saturday - August 8 @ 10:30.


Give us a call, or come into the shop, and get registered! Don't miss out!



Daniel's Wire-wrapped Pendant class is also this weekend - Sunday, @1 pm. This is a terrific class for anyone interested in learning wire-wrapping basics or in expanding their skills.


This class is already half-full, so don't miss your chance to register!


We look forward to seeing you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA
30907
706-651-1147
(behind Applebee's on Washington Rd)

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Plethora of Beads

I did a little bead shopping last week, and almost all of the new beads (gemstones and pearls) are already out on display -

Lots of coral, onyx, turquoise, and various gorgeous jaspers, and a number of brand new selections, too.

Be sure and come by to check them out!

And don't forget to scroll down and check out the class schedule - things are filling up!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA
30907
706-651-1147

(behind Applebee's on Washington Rd)

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Don't Miss Out!

Look at the gorgeous wire work in this necklace:

This is one of Ceil Thomas' intricate wire-coiled neckpieces, and Ceil will soon be teaching this technique as a 2-day seminar at YaYa Beads.


In order to enroll in this 2-day seminar, we are offering the following class as a mandatory pre-requisite:

Wire-Coiled Earrings: Saturday, August 8, 10:30 AM


This class will begin to teach you the techniques needed to make Ceil's beautifully detailed coiled wire centerpieces. There are still 3 openings available for this class.

Note: The wire-coiled earring class is considered an advanced wire-weaving class.

Samples of both these projects are on display at the shop. The fee for Ceil's beadwork classes is $30 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required for registration.

If you are interested, please give us a call, or come in and sign up!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

YaYa News, 7/22/09

Just a few updates and additional information about the current class schedule:


This is a sample of the "Wire Coiled Earrings," which will be taught on August 8 @ 10:30 AM.


This is considered to be an advanced project/class, but if you are at all interested in taking our 2-day seminar, to be offered later this year, on making those intricate, gorgeous wire-coiled focal pieces of Ceil's, this class is a mandatory prerequisite - so check your calendars, and give us a call if you're interested!


The following are just a few of the pieces produced in previous Chunky Beaded Cluster classes:





It's easy to see that this class allows you to produce a necklace that is only limited by your imagination (and supply of beads).

The next Chunky Beaded Cluster class is scheduled for August 22 @ 10:30 AM, and there are only 2 openings left!



The Lacy Wire Cuff Bracelet class last Sunday was a huge success - everyone's bracelets looked different, and every

one had a great time.


YaYa Beads will now be offering this class on a one-on-one flexible scheduling basis, like we do with our beadweaving and basic beading classes, so give us a call if you're interested in learning this fun bracelet.



NOTE: Intro Art Clay Silver, on Saturday, August 15, is now completely full.


I will be happy to start a waiting list for anyone interested in having us schedule another Intro Art Clay class.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA
30907
706-651-1147

(Behind Applebee's on Washington Rd.)

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

YaYa Beads News 7/18/09

Specialty Class Schedule

WIRE-WRAPPING with Daniel Morgan
  • Lacy Cuff Bracelet: Sunday, July 19, 1PM

A pretty, girly project, and we have a nice assortment of these fantastic focal clasps!

  • Pendant: Sunday, August 9, 1PM

Learn to wrap your favorite cabochon or bead with beautiful ornamental wire, to really show it off! YaYa Beads has a wide variety of cabs to choose from, or bring your own.

This is a great project for beginning wire-wrappers.

  • Ring-a-Ding Ring: Monday, August 17, 6:30PM

This is a fun, adjustable ring which looks great whether you choose the plain or fancy design! This would make a great toe ring, too!

  • Darlin's Set: Sunday, September 13, 1PM

You'll love this trio of matching bracelet, ring, and earrings!

Since 3 projects will be created in this class, the class fee for Darlin's set is $45.
  • Cross-Over Bangle: Monday, September 14, 6:30PM

Tools for all wire-wrapping classes will be available for student use, or you may bring your own. Flat nose pliers and flush wire cutters are required for most projects, and you may want to bring these if you have them.


You will leave class with at least one fabulous finished project!


We have samples of most of these projects available at the shop...

These Wire-wrapping classes (except where noted) are $35 + cost of supplies
$15 non-refundable deposit required

Beadwork and Wire-Weaving with Ceil Thomas

  • Wire Crochet Flower Earrings: Saturday, July 25, 10:30 AM
Learn to crochet with sterling silver wire - no prior knowledge of crochet is necessary!
  • Wire-Coiled Earrings: Saturday, August 8, 10:30 AM


    This class will teach you the techniques needed to make those beautiful, intricate chunky coiled wire centerpieces that many of you have seen Ceil wearing. We will be offering a 2-day seminar a bit down the road on making those gorgeous pieces, but successful completion of this earring class will be a required prerequisite.

Note: The wire-coiled earring class is considered an advanced wire-weaving class.

  • Chunky Beaded Cluster: Saturday, August 22, 10:30 AM

This is one of the most popular classes taught at YaYa Beads - it is fun, easy, and a great way to use up those beads left over from previous projects!

Samples of all these projects are available at the shop.

The fee for Ceil's beadwork classes is $30 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required for registration.


Ceil is also taking appointments for students interested in learning pearl knotting. You can call the shop, or stop in for more information.

Art Clay Silver with Angela Foreman

  • Intro Art Clay Silver: Saturday, August 15, 10:30 AM

Learn to make your own fine silver pendants, charms, rings, and more - Angela's introductory Art Clay Silver technique is a required prerequisite for all her great advanced classes, plus you'll end up with a pendant of your own design! These intro classes are only taught 3 or 4 times a year, so if you've always wanted to try Art Clay Silver, this is a great opportunity.

As of today, there is one opening still available for this class: don't miss out!

The class fee for Intro Art Clay Silver is $65, and includes ALL supplies. $25 non-refundable deposit required for registration.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
706-651-1147
(behind Applebee's on Washington Rd)

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