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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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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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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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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