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March 31, 2014


Just Bead'n
Around, Vol. 2

Beader's Chatelaine


Home for a few weeks... Up come the tulips!
Insane few weeks coming for me. Working on our new place, trying to finish just enough to move in. Living in the RV again! Thank goodness we at least have it. I'll be working on inventory and just getting back on the road. The tulips are coming up, and they are beautiful. A little sun inbetween all the rain and drizzle. But I'm so happy to not be so dried out! Idaho was a little on the dry side for me.

I am coming back to Nevada! After a long absence, I'll be showing at the Carson Valley Quilt Guild show in Carson, NV and at the Sew Expo in Reno the following weekend. Check my schedule to see where I'll be throughout the summer...which is ALL over!

Orders will be filled once a week, if you need your order sooner call me.

Having Fun with Applique
Art Quilt Designs!

I have new ones on the drawing board and samples on the way. Click here to see the quilt designs. If you have a pattern idea e-mail it to me. If you want your fluffy buddy imortalized in fabric, I do custom designs, 12" x 12" portrait with placement and color code chart for $85. If it's one I'd like to use as a design for retail and it's okay with you, you will recieve the pattern for FREE! Just e-mail me several pictures of your furry friend close up and in action, and his/her name and a little about them. It helps me capture more of their personality.

New Book This Year! "Gotcha Covered!"
Pre-Release Special $20 FREE Shipping!

Okay... it's been delayed again... I promise it will come out this year and for those of you who have already ordered and have been patiently waiting, you'll get an additional bonus kit when I send it out. I've been so busy getting moved across states and resettled and with so much time on the road, no time to design.

This fun book will have over 20 great designs from fun and fanciful to elegant to cover ball point pens and lip balm! Also a kleenex tissue cover, the travel size ones. Just right for gifts and that perfect little something for someone special.

Treat Yourself! Come Along on a Bead Cruise to Alaska!!!
September 7-14, 2014

Pictures will be added shortly of some of the great elements I found while in Tucson to be used on the first two projects. Time is running out to get on board!

1 ~ Klondike Netted Amulet Bag: The main piece and necklace will be easy to complete our first day at sea. It can be used to hold your room key which is what we all use on the ship, no purse required!

2 ~ Inside Passage Bracelet: Beaded bead elements that remind you of the ocean you are travelling above. Each component is made, then connected together for a complete look. After making a component, you have time to go enjoy the view up through the Inside Passage, then come back and work on the next component!

3 ~ Squared Crystal Necklace & Earrings or Crystaline Lariat: By Kelly Weise... I absolutely love her designs and she is always gracious enough to let me teach them. These are both wonderfully sparkly and elegant necklaces for that evening out on the town or just to bling up a plain outfit!

Enjoy fine food, fun with beads, gorgeous views and time seeing a little bit of the world . . . We'll have three full day projects and three half days of open session classes where you can opt for a 2-3 hour project or continue to work on one of the full day project and after landfall to bead to our hearts content. We'll have a private club room with ocean views to spread out in.

Click here to learn more about the cruise!

We leave from downtown Seattle, WA and up through the Northwest Passage up into the wilds of Alaska, some of the most breathtaking natural beauty in the world. E-mail me for more info or click on the order button to get your space reserved today!

 $1,610 ~ Cruise, Beading Classes & Kits*
            Full Amount           $1,610  
            Deposit Only          $350     

     $1,160 ~ Cruise Only*
            Full Amount           $1,160  
            Deposit Only          $350     

To hold your space, a deposit of $350 (100% refundable if paid by check or minus 3% for merchant fees if paid by credit card, until June 1, 2014), you'll be able to sign up for a monthly payment plan that will make this cruise a breeze! If you want to auto-bill the balance once a month, please make a note in the comments section and what day to run the charge. I'll e-mail you the monthly amount. If you wish to pay by check, click on "Order", choose "Gift Certificate" as payment method, fill out the form and mail in with your check made out to "i-bead.com". Balance is due June 5, 2014.

*Price is for an "Inside" cabin, no window, if you wish to have a partial ocean view add $200, call or e-mail me for other cabin options. Prices based on double occupancy. Does NOT include Airfare. Fly into Seattle, WA. Boarding starts at 1pm on Sunday September 7th, in downtown Seattle. Arrive back in Seattle September 14th 7am. Base cruise price is subject to change, there are only so many cabins at each rate. Call for current rate.

Travelling Bead Board...
As seen in the Bead & Button, June 2012

The new bead boards have curved edges so that your thread will slide around them easier and all the bases are Natural so that your bead colors stand out better.

Travelling Bead Board ~ Natural Lids Only . . . $25   Order

Join me on Facebook!
I've been posting new pictures of designs and I'll be blogging a little on
my travels as I get on the road. Just search my name "Amy Loh Kupser" in Facebook and send me a Friend Request!

Private Teaching...
As I travel cross country, if I'm passing through or fairly close to your town I offer private classes. Minimum students 4 and I need a place to park my RV, and 110v power for free, in front of your house works just fine! I don't charge for my travel or stay, since I was coming through anyway. Contact me in advance to find out if I'll be anywhere by you, or look at my schedule and you can sort of figure out where I'll be and around what dates. Click here to see what classes are available and the prices.

Classes at Shows
Keep checking or sign-up for my e-mail newsletter to be the first to know where I'll be and to get free tickets (not all shows give us tickets though but I'll post when I have them and for which ones)! Plus new classes to be added at the trunk shows and crafting shows.

2 0 1 4   C A L E N D A R   O F   E V E N T S
April 26 - 27
Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar
Denver Merchandise Mart ~ Denver, CO
May 3 - 4
Kansas City Bead Blast
Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, KS
May 6 - 10
Trunk Show & Classes
The Beadles
114 W. Dallas St., Broken Arrow, OK
May 14 - 18
Trunk Show & Classes
Your Design Ltd.
2340 Cumberland Square Drive, Bettendorf, IA
June 7 - 8
Carson Valley Quilt Guild
Carson High School ~ Carson , NV
June 12 - 14
Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Come by and sign-up, THEN go shopping, limited space and classes fill fast!!!
Sierra Grand Resort ~ Reno, NV
July 10 - 12
Oregon Summer Quilt Expo
Central Oregon Convention Center
Deschutes County Fair and Expo ~ 3800 Airport Way, Redmond OR
September 29th - October 4th
Harlequin Beads
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced.
Eugene, OR
October 9 - 11
Rusty Barn Sew, Quilt, Craft Show
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Come by and sign-up, THEN go shopping, limited space and classes fill fast!!!
Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA
October 25 - 27
International Quilt Market - Wholesale Only
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
October 29 - November 2
International Quilt Festival
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
November 13 - 15
Rusty Barn Sew, Quilt, Craft Show
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Come by and sign-up, THEN go shopping, limited space and classes fill fast!!!
Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA
November 20 - 22
Rusty Barn Sew, Quilt, Craft Show
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Come by and sign-up, THEN go shopping, limited space and classes fill fast!!!
Portland Metropolitan Expo Center, Portland, OR
Check back for updates and new Trunk Show & Classes that will be added throughout the year!

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