New This Week at Laura’s Beads – 10/10/18

New Products Just In

Paisley Duos have arrived! We love these because you do NOT need a right and left bead since they are flat on both sides instead of domed like some other similar types. We got a BUNCH of great colors and they are available both in our shop and online.

We also restocked our Czech glass buttons, including some new, larger size designs:

Coming up next — a beautiful selection of 2mm firepolish is being unpacked and ticketed as I write this, so stay tuned!

Classes Added to Calendar

We’ve added a lot of new classes to our calendar lately, so be sure to check them out and join us for some fun and learning!

Intermediate Level:

Tubular Netting: We are offering this class complimentary and asking that you instead make a donation to help fight breast cancer, in honor of breast cancer awareness month. We will have a donation jar here at the shop and give the proceeds to Moffitt Cancer Center (see for more info).
Tubular netting is an easy, repetitive stitch that produces a substantial rope with a lacy effect. We used a combination of two different colors of 4mm beads and size 15 seed beads to create a swirled, plaid-like pattern. You can either make one long tube, or two shorter ones with focal beads in between. We then finished our piece with flexible beading wire and crimps. Although our featured bracelet was all done in pinks, you can stitch yours in whatever colors you like.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up; two dates to select from when registering

“Brique Bands” designed by Deb Roberti,
These bands are a fun, quick little project with several variations included in the pattern, so you can be creative. Make a Halloween piece (looks like candy corn!), a patriotic piece, or any other color combination that makes you happy. This is the perfect project for a beader who has taken a few beginner classes and would like to try an easy intermediate-level piece.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

Cellini Ring
When one of our staff members here, Cessile, came in wearing a beautiful Cellini stitched ring, we knew that it needed to become a class project! In this particular version we used odd-count peyote to get the bicone crystals completely centered and a variety of bead sizes for just the right shape. It works up quickly and easily — we know you’ll enjoy this unique project!
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

“Scalloped Pearl Necklace” designed by Deb Roberti,
This necklace has a traditional and classic look. Deb used some creativity in her triangle weave to get the components that make up this necklace to keep turning direction, creating movement, and giving it the scalloped edge.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

“Step it Up Bracelet” base by Kathy Simonds, compliments of Starman; embellishment by Laura
We really loved Kathy’s use of several types of 2-hole beads, including crescents and bricks, to make the sleek look of the base of this bracelet. She then added a subtle embellishment, which is perfect for beginners stitching this piece. However if you would like to dress it up a bit more with the detailed embellishment shown in the photo, Laura’s add-on tutorial will help you accomplish that . We think it produced quite a beautiful group effort!
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

Perfect for Beginners:

Basic Bead Stringing – Learn how to repair your own strung jewelry
Learn the basics of stringing beads on flexible beading wire. You’ll play with design options with guidance from your instructor, as well as learn how to crimp and finish your piece. This is also the perfect class for people who would like to learn how to repair their own pieces of strung jewelry.
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

“Cali Band” designed by Deb Roberti,
These contemporary bands can be worn single or stacked and use the unique, 3-hole Cali beads. Perfect for beginners!
Click on the photo for details and to sign up

Click here to view our complete calendar of upcoming projects!

Until next time, have a sparkling week and happy beading!

Remember, if you are interested in making any of the projects shown in our emails, but are not in the area to join in, you can purchase all the necessary supplies on!

Many of the patterns are available through popular magazines or websites, which will be indicated on our website when you click on any of the projects above, so that you can view a materials list. If it’s an original pattern, simply email Laura at and let her know you are interested. We love to share!

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