Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March 3

Several new classes have been added to the schedule. Here is the updated class calendar:


Saturday, March 13: Chunky Beaded Cluster (10:30 AM)

Saturday, March 27: Intro Art Clay Silver (10:30 AM)
This class only rolls around 3 or 4 times a year, and is a pre-requisite for all of our fun Advanced Art Clay Silver classes. If you have always wanted to try Art Clay Silver, this is a great opportunity!

Sunday, March 28: Wire-Wrapped Celtic Earrings (1 PM)

Celtic Earrings

Saturday, April 17: Art Clay Silver: Silver Paste

This Advanced Art Clay Silver Class teaches you how to turn organic objects like leaves into interesting and beautiful pendants or earrings, and is a great class for Spring, with all the gorgeous leaves we have in this area. Feel free to bring leaves from your yard, or experiment with leaves provided by the teacher.



Sunday, April 18: Wire-Wrapped Cabochon Pendant (1 PM)

We also have a huge selection of new gemstones and glass - stop by and see us!

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

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pinwheel Earrings

These cute pinwheel earrings are the project for the Art Clay Silver Class this Saturday (February 20). The pinwheels even spin!


There are still a couple of openings available in this class; call us if you are interested!

Remember: Completion of Intro Art Clay is a prerequisite for this class.


NOTE: The wire-wrapping class on February 21 (Darlin's set) is FULL.
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
706-651-1147
(behind the Washington Road Applebee's)

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Class Update

Another opportunity to try Art Clay Silver!

Art Clay Silver is a fun and interesting technique in which you mold an organic clay polymer, which is embedded with silver molecules, into various jewelry objects, including pendants, rings, earrings, connectors, clasps, and more; then fire them in the kiln or with a torch, yielding 99.9% silver (fine silver). The possibilities are endless, and limited only by your imagination!

We offer a number of advanced Art Clay Classes, including rings, bezel setting, enameling, and paper clay, and Angela keeps adding more and more fun new advanced projects. All advanced classes require successful completion of Intro Art Clay.

We have had a number of requests to offer Intro Art Clay so folks can be ready for the advanced classes, and we are pleased to announce a new Intro Art Clay class, on Saturday, March 27, @ 10:30 AM. Call us, or drop by the shop to register.

And don't forget to check the calendar for all our other classes - we have a lot of fun stuff coming up, including a terrific introductory-level Wire-Wrapping class. If you have been wanting to try out wire-wrapping, this cabochon pendant class would be an ideal opportunity. It is scheduled this Sunday afternoon, 2/7, @ 1 PM - time is running out to register!

We also have another advanced Art Clay class (Paper Clay - see our last newsletter post for a picture of this project) on Feb. 20; a Wire Class on 2/21; Kumihimo on Feb 26; Cold Connections on Feb 27 & 28, and Chunky Beaded Necklace on 3/13.

Hope to see you soon!

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

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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!

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Update on classess and drawing

Congratulations to Caryn Anderson, who took home the lonely snowmen earrings today - and here is the winning ticket number for the enameled copper earwire assortment:


If you have the matching stub with this number, bring it by the shop to claim your earwires!

This drawing will end at 5 PM on January 30, so check your tickets now!

Our cold connections class (Feb 27-28) has only 2 openings left, and there are 4 openings remaining in the Kumihimo class (2/26). The wire classes and Art Clay classes all have 3-4 openings remaining, so if you're interested in one of our upcoming classes, don't delay in registering.

YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta GA 30907
706-651-1147
Behind the Washington Road Applebee's


We hope to see you soon!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

These Snowmen need a good home

No one has ever stepped forward to claim the poor Swarovski snowman earrings that were our November stimulus giveaway - so here's the deal: the first person to walk into the store after I post this newsletter, with any ticket at all for a November purchase (one of the red entry tickets - not a receipt, just to clarify), and to tell me they read about these poor homeless snowmen, gets to take them home. Bye-Bye, snowmen!

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New business: Don't forget to check out our upcoming classes -
Wire-Wrapping: 1/24: Celtic Necklace & Matching Earrings
2/7: Basic Wire-Wrapped Cabochon pendant
2/21: Darlin's set (matching bracelet, earrings, and ring)

Art Clay Silver: 1/30: Rings
2/20: Paper Clay Project (new technique)
*remember: previous successful completion of Angie's Intro Art Clay Class is a prerequisite for either of these classes

BeadWork: 2/26: Kumihimo
3/13: Chunky Beaded Cluster Necklace

Cold Connections: 2/27-2-28

Pictures of Kumihimo and the Celtic Necklace can be found a couple of posts below this one; the post was titled "Upcoming Events", and dated 12/12/09. We also have samples of all these projects in the shop, except the Art Clay Silver Paper Project - and I am trying real hard to get a sample piece from Angie.

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I will draw a ticket for the December giveaway (the enameled earwires) as soon as someone comes to claim the snowmen!

Happy New Year!

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

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last drawing for snowman earrings

No one has stepped forward to claim the Swarovski snowman earrings yet, so I have drawn one more ticket -






If you have the matching stub, come to the shop by 12 noon on Saturday, January 2, to claim your earrings.

If the earrings are still unclaimed at 12 noon on January 2, I will put out another post here, announcing how they will be given away.

Good luck, and happy holidays!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

A new, and hopefully winning, ticket is drawn

No one came forward with the matching ticket stub we drew on December 1, so, as promised, we drew a new ticket a few moments ago - check your stubs, and see if you have a match!

Those little Swarovski snowmen are hoping to go to a good home!


If no one claims the earrings before 5 PM on December 20, I will draw one more time from the batch of tickets collected in November.

Good luck everyone!

Don't forget to come in and look at our new beads, findings, and focals - we have some exciting new stuff, and new seed bead colors, too!

And YaYa Beads Gift Certificates make great holiday gifts!

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

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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!


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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)

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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

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

We have a Winner...


This is the winning ticket number for our October Giveaway - if you have the matching stub, bring it in to collect your bracelet!.
Don't forget - we are closed next week, and will re-open on Tuesday, November 10.
Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta GA 30907
706-651-1147

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