Friday, August 26, 2011

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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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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beading Day (Just the girls)

Today is Wednesday October 13th! We are approaching the craft fair and my mom and I are having a beading day to expand our creations together - making lots of new things all to be for sale - we will be posting several new items as well as moms first blog! WOO HOO!!!!!


Chains of Love


CHAINS OF LOVE

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010



Now that Im on a roll here are a few pieces that are inspired by our new International Collection. The red and green pieces really complement each other.




The Winter Blue tree was made with swarovski elements and 16/26 gauge wire. My mother showed me how to create this gorgeous pendant and I plan on making several more in different colors - crystal copper - as well as one I would like to call the forbidden apple. Here are some more sample pictures of earrings I have been creating.
As well as the winter blue necklace - inspired by needing that "something blue" on a special day.