Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New items in, August Challenge, and a trunk show!

Hello everyone!

Many of you know I went on vacation last week (it was awesome!) so I'm back now and we've gotten lots of new stuff since I left so I wanted to write and get some pictures up of all the new things we've gotten in!
Superduos!

CzechMates Tile Beads!


CzechMates Brick Beads!


Assorted two hole daggers, pinch beads, and vintage czech beads!


New clasps and links from Tierracast!



Our kit challenge for August is ready! You will have two months to complete a project and the grand prize will be a $100 gift certificate to the store!



We also have an event this weekend Bollywood Gems will be here all weekend, 1-3rd, selling high end gemstones so come in and stock up - Arun is a certified gemologist and will be here with his product so if you have any questions he's the one to ask. :)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Help us win Niantic Town Favorite!

Vote for Niantic and Thistle Beads!

Vote here:
 http://bit.ly/voteniantic

Also check out the town video (you'll see us in there, and its so much fun to watch! Niantic really does have it all!)

Video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy6q-1eS35Q


Go Niantic!



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New in July 2014

Lots of new and exciting things in July!

We are currently hosting the Clamshell Quilt Guild Quilt. Come on in and buy raffle tickets to win! 

Also we just got in new coffee mugs! Come in and get your Thistle Beads mug!

This month we are also having Lis-el Crowley back for an intermediate Metal Clay class on July 26th from 10-5pm, called Fire+Ice where you will learn how to set fused glass into the metal clay!
Sign up soon call us at 860-739-6552


Upcoming in August Bollywood Gem Bead Company will have a trunk show here at the store
August 1-3rd so come on in and check out the new goodies!





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New Beadwork just in and a cool gadget.

Got my new beadwork magazine and now I cant stop making these lovely little peyote beads! They work up so quickly and are great for using up any little extras you have!


At Thistle Beads we carry these cards and they fit in your wallet nicely.

Its extremely helpful when your trying to figure out how many beads you need for a specific project.


Ok now Im going to make more beaded beads!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Its 2014 and you gotta see the new stuff!

Been so busy at the store - forgot I even had created a blog! My last post was in August of 2011. I promise to be better at posting on here as well - however I do make daily updates on our facebook.

facebook.com/thistlebeads

We carry a vast selection of:

Miyuki and Toho Seed Beads
Czech beads Assorted shapes and sizes
Czech Fire Polish in 3, 4, 6 and 8mm
Semi Precious Stones
Czechmates two hole beads - superduos, tiles, bricks, triangles, daggers and lentils
Kumihimo Supplies Galore! - C-lon Cord, crimp ends, and findings
Chains
Leather cording
Regaliz leather bracelets and accessories
Swarovski crystals
Rivolis
Cabochons
Glass pearls  2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12mm
Hand dyed Silk tie cords (great for bracelets and necklaces)
Kits
Pre-made, hand-made jewelry
Solmate Socks
gifts including - candles, soaps, cards, and more!
Alcohol Inks and accessories

OK! We've got a lot you'll have to take a trip down here to see it all! Our hours are:
Mondays 10-6
Tuesdays 10-6
Wednesdays 10-6
Thursdays 10-8
Fridays 10-6
Saturdays 10-6
Sundays 11-5

Here are a few pictures of the new beads we've gotten recently. :) Enjoy!











Friday, August 26, 2011

Check us out on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Thistle-Beads/128102040608025

We have Beading classes starting!!

Happy Beading!!!



Thistle Beads


WRAPPED CORD BRACELET $35 (Hurry only 3 seats left)

August 31st- Wednesday

6:30-9:00pm

The class will be taught by guest instructor Sally from Sally Bead Jewelry-check her out on facebook at SallyBeads@facebook.com.
This project is for beginners and beyond.
A material list will be provided for you when you sign up for the class.

KUMIHIMO PROJECT $40

September 7th-Wednesday

6:30-9:30pm
This class will also be taught by guest instructor Sally from Sally Bead Jewelry. Kumihimo is a japanese art of braiding often combined with beads. Kumihimo means "the gathering of threads" in the japanese language. This project is for beginners and beyond.
Although a kumihimo disk will be provided, a few other items are needed and you will receive a materials list when you sign up.


TEXTURES POLYMER CLAY BOOK WITH BEADED BINDING $50

September 10th- Saturday
1:00-5:00pm
This class will be taught by guest instructor Terrie Lightfoot from Lost Art Creations. Check her out at lostartcreations.etsy.com
This project is for beginners and beyond.
Materials are included in the class price but you will be provided with a list of tools you will need to bring.

STRINGING BASICS $30

September 11th- Sunday

1:00pm-3:00pm

This class will be taught by our own talented Brenda Coogan.
This class is designed for the beginning beader.
A material list will be provided when you sign up. STRINGING BASICS $30
September 20th-Tuesday
10:00am-12:00pm (for all you school aged Mom's and 2nd shifters)
Again, this class will be taught by our own talented Brenda Coogan.
This class is designed for the beginning beader.
A material list will be provided when you sign up.

KUMIHIMO PROJECT $40
September 21st-Wednesday
6:30-9:30pm

This class will also be taught by guest instructor Sally from Sally Bead Jewelry. Kumihimo is a japanese art of braiding often combined with beads. Kumihimo means "the gathering of threads" in the japanese language. This project is for beginners and beyond.
Although a kumihimo disk will be provided, a few other items are needed and you will receive a materials list when you sign up.


BEADED CHAIN $35
September 24th-Saturday
10:00am-12:30pm
This class will be taught by guest instructor Terrie Lightfoot from Lost Art Creations.
If you always wanted to learn how to make that perfect loop in your wire while connecting it to others, this is your class. This class is for beginners and beyond. You will be provided a materials list when you sign up. A picture is not provided but you have to see the class example at the store, it is a beauty!


BEADED HANGER $55

September 25th- Sunday

1:00pm to 5:00pm
There has been much interest in our store front beaded hanger so we are offering a class taught by the artist, Melody.
The project is a smaller scale version of the one in the window. The class is for beginners and beyond and all materials are included in the fee. We must warn you though, you may not want to tell anyone you made it because the requests will start pouring in from friends & family!



ST. PETERSBURG CHAIN $35.00

September 28th- Wednesday

10:00am-12:00pm

This class will be taught by guest instructor Linda Sistare.

It is not made of metal but of seed beads. A class example is available for viewing at the store. If you have never worked with seedbeads this is a good place to start. Of course it is always fun to learn a new technique as well!
A materials list will be provided when you sign up.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

OUR STORE

Hey everyone we have opened our store! Stop by and check it out
55 Pennsylvania Avenue Niantic, CT 06357

At Thistle Beads we have a large selection of beads and more
Swarovski Crystals
Chinese Crystals
Glass Beads
Czech Beads
Handmade Beads
Chip strands
Pearls
Seed Beads
Wood Beads
Clasps
Findings
Bead Boards
Beading Needles
Cords
Glues
Wire
Chain
Tarnish Remover
Tools for all kinds of beading
Beading Classes and Birthday Parties starting in August!

WE ALSO FEATURE LOCAL ARTISTS WORK - POTTERY, JEWELRY AND MORE!!!

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