Sunday, January 24, 2010

Class News

This is a picture of the Art Clay Silver Paper Project that Angela will be teaching on February 20 - although this picture shows a ring, the class project that day will be a pair of earrings.

There are still 2 openings left in this class - don't miss your chance to learn this new technique!

There are also a couple of openings left in the Art Clay Silver Rings class this Saturday - give us a call if you're interested.

We have still openings left in the upcoming Wire Wrap Classes and the Chunky Beaded Cluster class, and there are only 2 spots left in the Cold Connections Workshop, and 3 slots left in Kumihimo.

Now that winter has set in, use this time to get started in something new!

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


Hope to see you soon!

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Upcoming events

We are in full holiday swing at YaYa Beads - we have lots of holiday items available for last minute purchases, and the 2009 class schedule has wound down.


Speciality classes will pick up again in January:


Wire-Wrapping:

On Sunday, January 24, (1PM) we will be offering a brand new Wire-Wrap Class here - the Beaded Celtic Necklace. This necklace allows you to combine the beads of your choice with a wire-wrapped Celtic design, and then you have several options to compete the necklace - simple chain mail, a wire-wrapped style of chain, or even bead stringing or bead-weaving. This is a pretty versatile and interesting design, and if time allows, students will also be able to make the matching earrings, at no additional cost (other than materials.) Class fee: $35 plus supplies.


On Sunday, February 7, (1PM) we will again be offering our basic wire-wrapped cabochon pendant class. This is an excellent class for beginning and advanced wire students alike. Class fee: $35 plus supplies.




On Sunday, February 21, (1PM) we will be offering Darlin's set - a matching bracelet, ring, and earrings set that is always a popular class. Because 3 completed projects are completed in this class, it tends to run a little longer than our other Wire classes, and its fee is $45 plus supplies, instead of the usual $35 fee.





Beadwork and Wire-Weaving:


Ceil Thomas had a busy and prosperous 2009, and has asked to take January and February off to recuperate, and she will be starting up classes again in March, with her extremely popular Chunky Beaded Cluster Necklace Class. on March 13 at 10:30 AM. Class Fee: $30 plus supplies.



Art Clay Silver:

Join us on Saturday, January 30, at 10:30 AM for Art Clay Silver Rings! Angie always has new designs and techniques to share, and this promises to be a great class. (Intro Art Clay is a required pre-requisite) Class Fee: $65 (includes all supplies.)


On Saturday, February 20, at 10:30 AM Angie will be offering a completely new class: Paper Clay. This features more of Angie's innovative techniques and ideas, and something completely new for those of you who haven't taken any Art Clay Silver Classes in awhile. (Intro Art Clay is a required pre-requisite) Class Fee: $65 (includes all supplies.)


Kumihimo:









Kathy Morris will returning February 26, to offer Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese art of braiding with beads. This will be an all-day class, from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and the project will be a rope necklace, which the student may chose to finish with a focal bead, or fringed as a lariat, or simply leave unadorned. The fee for this class is $45 plus supplies. All supplies will be available at YaYa Beads, but if you have a favorite focal bead that you have been wondering how to use, feel free to bring it! [$30 deposit required for registration.]


Cold Connections:


Kathy will again be offering her 2-day Cold Connections workshop on Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28 (9 Am - 6PM) . Cold Connections is a fascinating MetalWorks process, in which a variety of materials and found objects are attached without the use of glues or soldering. The creative possibilities with Cold Connections are virtually endless – limited only by your imagination.



Kathy has taught this Cold Connections workshop here before, and does not designate projects in advance - she allows each student to design their own projects, and in the past, students have left the workshop with anywhere from 4 to 8 completed projects, plus some works-in-progress they could finish at home later.



The fee for this intense 2-day workshop is $135.00, and includes ALL materials, literature, consumables, and supplies to be used in the class. [$65 deposit required for registration.] Any additional cost incurred would be for embellishment or finishing of the designs (such as crystals, beads, or perhaps chain to complete a pendant), or for the purchase of tools and/or materials that the student may wish to acquire from the instructor or YaYa Beads to continue working at home with cold connections.


Pictures of Cold Connections projects and more information about this workshop will soon be posted in the Classes section of http://www.yayabeads.com/



Keep checking back here for more updates to the Specialty Class Schedule. As always, beading, beadweaving, and wrapped loop classes are offered on a flexible schedule, during the week, according to available openings - so if you would like to take one or more of these, call early to reserve your spot!



Take note of our Holiday Closings:



Closed December 24 through December 28 (reopening Tuesday, Dec. 29)
Closed December 31 and January 1


Happy Holidays, and hope to see you soon!

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

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November winning ticket and other news

This is the winning ticket in our November drawing for the Swarovski Snowman earrings. If your ticket stub matches this one, bring it in and collect your prize!


**~**~**~**~**~**~**

This post has been edited 12/10/09, 5 PM: No one came forward with the above winning ticket by the deadline previously established, so a new ticket has been drawn, and will be posted in a few minutes.


If you don't have the matching stub, hang on to your tickets for a little while - if no one claims the earrings by 5 PM on Thursday, December 10, we will draw another ticket, and post that number here.



So check your tickets soon - if you have the winner, don't forget to come by the shop before 5 PM on the 10th!



We now have earwires available in 14 gorgeous colors, including brown, black, red, orange, yellow, peach, and several shades of blue and green:

These earwires are made from 22 gauge enameled copper, and will give you many more choices in earring design.

We have put together a package with one pair of each color, and are offering this multi-pack for our December stimulus drawing.


We recently received a new shipment of gemstones, and continue to receive new seed beads, findings, and glass beads every week.



Don't miss out on our upcoming classes and workshops! There are still a couple of openings in the wire-wrap Ring class this weekend: Students will leave the class with 3 completed rings -- the hidden bead ring, and 2 freeform rings of their choice.



We also still have openings in the Kumihimo workshop AND the Cold Connections workshop - we are very excited to be able to offer unusual workshops!



Call us or come by the shop to register.



We look forward to seeing you soon!



YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive

Augusta, GA 30907
706-651-1147
(behind the Washington Road Applebee's)

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Holiday Information

We will be closing early (1 PM) on Wednesday, November 25, and will be closed all day Thursday, November 26.

We will reopen, with extended hours (9 AM to 7 PM) on Friday, November 27, for a special Black Friday Sale!

And don't forget our 2 upcoming workshops - Kumihimo on December 11 (Friday) and Cold Connections on December 12 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday) - registration is in full swing - don't miss out!

Happy Thanksgiving

Labels: , , , , , , , , , ,

Friday, November 13, 2009

Exciting New Workshops!

We have an event-filled weekend of new workshops coming up in December - you won't want to miss out on this rare opportunity!


We are offering 2 exciting new classes, in an intense, information-packed format, both taught by Kathy Morris, a visiting teacher from the William Holland Lapidary School in Young Harris, Georgia, where she has taught a variety of classes since 2003, including Beadweaving, Wire-Wrapping, and Cold Connections. Many of you have already met Kathy; she is a dynamic instructor and an endless source of beading information (ask her how seed beads are made!), and we are anxiously awaiting her upcoming visit!


On Friday, December 11, Kathy will be offering instruction in Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese art of braiding with beads. This will be an all-day class, from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM, and the project will be a rope necklace, which the student may chose to finish with a focal bead, or fringed as a lariat, or simply leave unadorned. The fee for this class is $45 plus supplies. All supplies will be available at YaYa Beads, but if you have a favorite focal bead that you have been wondering how to use, feel free to bring it! [$30 deposit required for registration.]

Examples of Kumihimo - (click photos to enlarge):


On Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, Kathy will be teaching Cold Connections. Cold Connections is a fascinating MetalWorks process, in which a variety of materials and found objects are attached without the use of glues or soldering. The creative possibilities with Cold Connections are virtually endless – limited only by your imagination.


Kathy has taught this Cold Connections workshop here before, and does not designate projects in advance - she allows each student to design their own projects, and in the past, students have left the workshop with anywhere from 4 to 8 completed projects, plus some works-in-progress they could finish at home later.

The fee for this intense 2-day workshop is $135.00, and includes ALL materials, literature, consumables, and supplies to be used in the class. [$65 deposit required for registration.] Any additional cost incurred would be for embellishment or finishing of the designs (such as crystals, beads, or perhaps chain to complete a pendant), or for the purchase of tools and/or materials that the student may wish to acquire from the instructor or YaYa Beads to continue working at home with cold connections.


The workshop is planned for all day Saturday and Sunday, from 9 AM to 6 PM both days. We will offer a short break for lunch, but we want to maximize our learning time - so feel free to bring snacks and beverages, and store them in our fridge. Past students have been too excited about the class to leave for lunch!


TOOLS NEEDED for Cold Connections: Chasing hammer, riveting hammer, steel block, metal shears, small ball peen hammer. If you have these tools, please bring them clearly marked with your name. YaYa Beads will also have the necessary tools and materials for use available at the workshop. Additionally, many tools and supplies will also be available for purchase for any interested students. SAFETY GLASSES are strongly recommended, but will not be provided – please make sure you come to class with safety glasses – you can get these at Lowe’s, Walmart, etc.


Some examples of Cold Connections pieces (click photos to enlarge):























































Kathy's last Cold Connections Workshop at YaYa Beads filled up within 3 days. Class size in Cold Connections is limited to 6 students, and Kumihimo registration is limited to 8 students, so don't hesitate to register if these classes interest you!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
706-651-1147
behind the Washington Road Applebee's

Labels: , , , , , , , , , ,