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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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)

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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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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

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dee Dee Miller, who won our October giveaway - the beadwoven pink fringe bracelet!

Our November drawing will be for these holiday Swarovski snowman earrings - good luck!

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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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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10-27-09

Just some quick updates this morning:

We have added a calendar view to the YaYa Beads Webpage. This will let you view scheduled classes, as well as other events at the shop, and also provide a reminder about days the shop will be closed for vacation, holidays, etc.

We are experiencing a few technical difficulties with the calendar view right now that make it difficult to read the name of the entire class scheduled on a particular day, but we hope to have these bugs ironed out shortly. The good news is, you can now click on the calendar and at least see the schedule, and you can always click back to the newsletter to get full details on any classes and scheduling questions.


Whether you are ready for it or not, the holidays are fast approaching!

YaYa Beads has lots of great holiday-themed beads and ideas - including these cute Swarovski Christmas trees and snowmen -

and these ceramic beads:


If you need a quick gift, we have earrings already made up for purchase, or you can buy the beads and make them yourself.




We have new gemstones, several new seed bead colors, and these new trailer hitch clasps:



These clasps are extremely secure, and can be opened and closed with one hand, which makes them great for bracelets! They are available in 2 sizes, and in gold, silver, copper, and antique copper.




And speaking of the calendar, the shop will be closed from Tuesday, 11/3, through Saturday, 11/7, and will reopen on Tuesday, 11/10.

We will hold the drawing for the October Stimulus prize at the close of business on 10/31, and I hope to get the winning number posted here by the next day - but the winner will need to wait until we reopen to claim the bracelet.

And our November Stimulus Prize will be one pair of the Swarovski snowman earrings - don't miss your chance to enter the drawing, starting 11/10, and running through the end of November.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

10-7-09

Congratulations to Betty Ashley, the winner of our September Stimulus Earrings!

Betty dropped by the shop this morning, and claimed her beautiful Swarovski earrings.

The October Stimulus is in full swing - the drawing for the pink fringe bracelet will be held around 11/1, and the winning number posted here.

Upcoming Classes:

Wire Coiled Earrings (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Saturday October 10, 10:30 AM
Intro Art Clay (Art Clay Silver): Saturday, October 17
Beaded Bead (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Saturday, October 24, 10:30 AM
Wire-Coiled Neckpiece (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM
Geometric Bracelet (Wire-Wrapping): Saturday, November 14, 1 PM
Rings (Wire-Wrapping): Sunday, December 6, 1 PM


In this ring class, students will learn the Hidden Bead Ring,
Hidden Bead Ring Variations
and will also be able to make 2 of the 3 Freeform ring projects shown here -

Additional details about these classes are available in earlier posts (below) or in the Class section @ YaYaBeads.com.

You can register for any of our classes by phone or by dropping by the shop.
NOTE: There is one opening left for the Art Clay Silver Introduction Class Saturday, October 17. Don't miss out!
There are several openings left in the Wire-Coiled Earring Class on Saturday, Octover 10 (that's this weekend!) If you've had your eye on the beautiful wire-coiled neckpiece, this class is a must for you. The neckpiece class will be held November 8, and you must complete this earring class first!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta GA 30907
706-651-1147
behind Applebee's on Washington Road

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

9-23-09

Reminder!

YaYa Beads will be closed for vacation from Friday, September 25, through Friday, October 2.

We'll reopen for business as usual on Saturday, October 3. Hope to see you then!


Since this month is being cut a little short because of vacation, there are only 2 days left to qualify for the September Stimulus earring drawing - don't miss out! The winning ticket number will be posted here sometime around 10/6/09.


And speaking of Stimulus, we have a special giveaway for October:


This beautiful pink and white fringe bracelet, complete with Breast Cancer Awareness charm and adjustable toggle, is our Stimulus prize for October, as a tribute to Breast Cancer Awareness month.
See posts below for stimulus entry rules.
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA
30907
706-651-1147

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Calendar Reminders

Just a short post to provide a quick look at upcoming events:

Classes:
Copper Spiral Rope Bracelet (Chainmaille) : Saturday, September 12, 10:30 AM

Darlin's set (Wire-wrapping): Sunday, September 13, 1 PM

Cross-Over Bangle (Wire-wrapping): Monday, September 14, 6:30 PM

Wire Coiled Earrings (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Saturday October 10, 10:30 AM

Intro Art Clay (Art Clay Silver): Saturday, October 17

Beaded Bead (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Saturday, October 24, 10:30 AM

Wire-Coiled Neckpiece (Beadwork/Wire-weaving): Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM

Additional details about these classes are available in earlier posts (below) or in the Class section @ YaYaBeads.com.

You can register for any of our classes by phone or by dropping by the shop.

Bead Swap: Monday, September 14, @ 6PM

The store will be closed for vacation at the end of the month: from Friday September 25 through Friday, October 2. Reopening Saturday, October 3.


Our September Stimulus is in full swing (details posted below) - visit us before 9/25 to enter the drawing! Since we'll be closed at the end of the month, I'll draw the winning ticket when the store re-opens. Look for the winning ticket number here, sometime around October 7. (It'll be posted in the store, too.)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

September Stimulus

I was playing around with some chain and some Swarovskis the other day, and ended up with this beautiful pair of sparkly, dangly earrings, and I had an idea.




During the month September, each customer who spends $25 (on qualifying purchases**) will be entered into a drawing for these earrings.



Qualifying purchases = store merchandise (beads, findings, tools, magazines, etc). Purchases which are not included are class fees, repair/labor fees, and sales tax.



This photo was taken early this morning in the natural light inside the shop - look how the sunlight catches that crystal and chain on the right - these are really bright, sparkling earrings!

Each customer who makes a $25 purchase (as outlined above) during September will be entered in the drawing, which will occur sometime during the first week of October.

The winning ticket number will be posted here, and also in the store - but keep your ticket stub, because the winner must present the stub in order to pick up the earrings!

If this stimulus idea catches on, we'll plan to do a different one every month.

More News:

We received brand new issues of 3 magazines this morning:
October '09 Bead & Button
October/November '09 Beadwork
September/October '09 Step By Step Beads

They all have some terrific projects, and you beadweavers really need to take a look at the project on the cover of Step By Step Beads - it is gorgeous!

We are running out of room for all our magazines, so back issues of these 3 publications are now 15%.

And:
We have even more gemstones, pearls, and findings in, so come take a look!

Don't forget to take a look at the latest class schedule, in the post below this one.

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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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Updated Class Schedule

This is the latest update to the Specialty Class Schedule at YaYa Beads:

WIRE-WRAPPING:
Darlin's set: Sunday, September 13, 1 PM
In this class, students will complete a matching bracelet, ring, and pair of earrings using half-round wire (copper, sterling silver, and gold-filled wire available). Because 3 projects will be taught, the fee for Darlin's set is $45 plus supplies

Darlin's bracelet variations




Darlin's earrings

Darlin's ring variations




Cross-Over Bangle: Monday, September 14, 6:30 PM

Fees for Wire-Wrapping classes are $35 plus supplies, except where noted.
$15 non-refundable deposit required upon registration.

CHAINMAILLE:


Copper Spiral Rope Bracelet: Saturday, September 12, 10:30 AM


close-up of spiral rope bracelet weave

While there are many spiral chainmaille weaves, this one is unique in that it is created with jump-rings crafted from half-round wire; copper rings will be used for this class project.
This bracelet has wide appeal, and is extremely popular with men.
Fee for this class is $35 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required upon registration.


BEAD & WIREWORK:
Chunky Beaded Cluster: Saturday, August 22, 10:30 AM


This is one of our most popular classes - it's great for those leftover beads you always have lying around!
2 variations of the Chunky Beaded Cluster are shown here, but the possibilities are endless!




Wire Coiled Earrings: Saturday October 10, 10:30 AM

We are offering this advanced class one more time prior to our highly-anticipated Coiled Wire Neckpiece Class. This class is considered to be an advanced class (meaning you need to have successfully completed one of Ceil's other wire classes before registering for this class)
Completion of the Wire Coiled Earring Class is a mandatory pre-requisite for the Coiled Wire Neckpiece.
Beaded Bead: Saturday, October 24, 10:30 AM
This technique can be used in so many different ways once you master it! 2 variations are shown here:
Fee for all above Bead & Wirework classes is $30 plus supplies; $15 non-refundable deposit required upon registration

Wire-Coiled Neckpiece: Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM




Here it is - our highly anticipated master class! This day-long class is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 @ 10:30 AM. Class fee is $60 plus supplies; $25 non-refundable deposit required for registration.
If you are interested in this class, make sure you've completed a previous wire-coiled earring class, or else registered for the one on October 10.
Art-Clay Silver
Intro Art Clay: Saturday, October 17
We are repeating this introductory Art Class class because the class last week was full, and we have a lot of interesting new Art Clay Classes coming up, but registration in all advanced Art Clay Classes requires completion of this intro class, so don't miss out!
The fee for Intro Art Clay is $65, and includes all supplies. $25 non-refundable deposit required upon registration.
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Other note-worthy upcoming YaYa events:
September Bead Swap: Monday, September 14, @ 6PM
Please refer to the post immediately below this one for more bead swap information.
Hope to see you soon!
YaYa Beads
109 Shartom Drive
Augusta, GA 30907
706-651-1147
behind Applebee's on Washington Road

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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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