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Feb. 9, 2016

 

 


Gotcha
Covered

$24.95

 

 

Want to Take a Class With Me?
Here's Your Chance!

Piecemakers in Costa Mesa, CA
February 10th - 13th Beading OR
Sunday the 14th for a Special FULL DAY Applique Quilt Class! 10am - 4pm

Coming back to one of my all time favorite stores. Come take a class with me. Spend the day beading and taking time to create. Call the store at (714) 641-3112 to reserve your morning or afternoon space for beading on the 10th - 13th, or to sign-up for the special full day class on Sunday the 14th. It's already half full, so don't delay if you are interested. Includes their fabulous home made lunch spread! This is a wonderful store to explore and express your creative side.

Keep VOTING & Place Your PRE-ORDERS... NEW Travelling Bead Board or the Original!

Pre-Order - Travelling Bead Board $25.00

The votes are coming in and TBB-3 is slowly taking the lead! But's it's anyones call. Thank you for placing orders, we're getting there, about
1/2 way there. I need a total of 125 to make this a go.

Orders placed now won't be charged until I reach 125 orders. I'll e-mail you when I have enough orders to get the initial order in. Then the boards will be made in about 4 weeks and shipped as soon as I get them. New laminate pattern "Bamboo" like the flooring, it's a great color and has a nice visual texture

I will be ordering half the boards to be made in the classic "36 Space" TBB-1 layout. Both styles will have the 1/4" laminate lid and clips.

The second design is by beader's choice. Let me know when you order... "VOTE" for TBB-2, TBB-3, or choose Either. I can't make both so the new design will be the one with the most votes. I'll also be putting this up on Facebook for viewers to vote on. The one with the most votes will be the board that get made!

The only catch is you won't know if it's TBB-2 or TBB-3 that will be sent if you order "New Design" until the vote is over, it won't take long. I have a couple of stores chomping at the bit to get theirs. Also, if you belong to a guild or bead group, I can ship 7 boards in one priority medium flat rate box, so you can group together and have it shipped to one address and save a lot on shipping, otherwise they go out individually in priority flat rate letter mailer. Get your order in toay! Pre-Order - Travelling Bead Board $25.00


 

NEW!!! 14 Day Bead
Quilt & Craft Cruise
March 14-28, 2017
Japan / China!

Only need TWO more beaders to make this cruise official! And by coincidence, I'm looking for two beaders to share a Private Balcony Suite! For just $600 more than what an inside cabin would cost! Enjoy the lager cabin and the use of a private balcony of a Vista Suite! E-mail me to find out more or become my roomy!

Love exotic locations? Be pampered on a cruise and enjoy your favorite hobbies during the liesure time between ports! I'll be looking into a pre-cruise excursion to local flea markets, fabric and bead stores in Yokohama/Tokyo.

Believe it or not, I'm surprised at the pricing, it's really reasonable. Cabins start at about $2,300 and up, air fare looks to be in the $900-$1000. But that's to fly across the world!

Click here to view the cruise details.
Click here to see current class choices.

There will very likely be an additional 2-3 day pre-cruise excursion option to see more of Tokyo and visit the local flea markets and bead and fabric stores, so remember to leave space in your luggage, or bring an empty to fill up! As soon as I have the details, they'll be posted.

There will also be more needlework classes that will include Applique Quilts and Bead Embroidery, very possibly chain mail classes. Let me know what you'd like to see as possible project ideas or classes. Remember we are on a ship and things that would take flame and complex tools are hard to get approval for or pack along.

Remember, we only work on projects while we're at sea, so when we arrive in the ports we all go and explore! Classes are all open session, you're not trapped all day at a table, once you get started you're more than able to take your project and continue working on it in one of the many beautiful lounges and observation areas!

You'll need to check into flights to Yokohama (Tokyo) Japan, and return flight from Hong Kong.

ms Volendam ::: Japan / China 2017 ::: Cabin Categories:
All prices are based on double occupancy, please e-mail me for single occupancy or other cabin pricing.
If you don't have a room mate and are flexible we can help you double up in a cabin. if you do not have a travel companion we will do our best to find you a room mate, but if not the single supplement would apply. The beds can be made into two singles instead of a queen. $600 deposit reserves your cabin. 100% refundable up to the final payment date of December 14, 2016.
Cabin prices are subject to change as we get closer to the sailing date. Book early for the best rate!

Questions or ready to reserve your space? E-mail me bead@i-bead.com or call me at 360.271.1410 PST


Inside Cabin
$2300 pp

Ocean View
$2600 pp

Lanai Cabin
$3200 pp

Vista Suite
$3700 pp
3rd Person $1350

Neptune Suite
$6850 pp

The Artist Package is an additional $575, this is for 5 full day classes, includes all your bead/quilt/craft kitswith complete instructions and material supplies. You'll have 5 Points to choose projects with. You will need to bring your basic tools based on your projects, a list will be provided upon final selections.

Alaska 7 Day Bead Cruise
Aug. 31 - Sept. 7, 2016
Holland America ms Volendam

Combine your love of beading and travel by cruise ship in one! More projects to be added this coming couple of weeks!

We're about halfway booked up, so don't wait, get your reservation in. And if you have to cancel later, there is NO CANCELLATION FEE if you cancel before the final payment date!

Hold your cabin at the best price which is available NOW. If you wait, the cabin prices only go up. We have a beader looking for a room mate, so if you were worried about booking for just one, get a hold of me so I can connect you and find out if you'd make good room mates!

We'll be tavelling on the ms Volendam. We're headed further north to Glacier Bay! Plus a new port of call Skagway. NOTE: This is a WEDNESDAY to WEDNESDAY sailing. This saves about $100 per person and usually cheaper air fares during the week.

This sailing has more port time to take advantage of the tours and scenic adventures! Click here to view the ship and iteneray. Tours have yet to be added since this is still a year away, but you can look at 2015 tours to get an idea of what will be offered. This cruise departs from Vancouver, BC. This is a town well worth coming in a day early to tour around. I'll be checking out hotels and working a a group rate for those who want to come in a day early.

We will have THREE FULL DAYS of beading PLUS plenty of open session beading when you're done with the shore excursions. We seemed to always have someone in the Hudson Room beading unless it was reserved for another group.

Cruising the scenic Tracy Arm. You won't believe the color of the water!

Take a ride up the scenic Tram in Juneau, or go for a hike up the trail to the top for incredible views of the fjords and ride the Tram back down!

Wander the scenic town of Ketchikan. Situated in the Tongass Narrows, the houses and buildings cling to the hills and over the water. This cheerful town
calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World!

NEW Project . . . "Sweet Dreams"
This lovely lady has such a peaceful demeansor. I had a lot of fun designing this project. This is perfect for your room key which is all you'll need while cruising! Learn to do some bead embroidery, fun fringing and a creative adjustable necklace. Your choice of beautiful hand dyed batik fabrics, then chose from four different bead mixes to compliment the fabric.

The library is located right next door to our beading room has great seating and fabulous views to sit and bead, plus really cushy chairs, you just have to get there early to get a prime spot! OR, head up to the crows next and pick out a great seat up there, enjoy the music and scenery all around.

As we add people to the group, the benefits will add up. Maximum of 24 beaders, I've found this is a great size, lots of personal hands on time and not getting lost in the crowd! We're about halfway there, so don't wait to reserve your space, also the earlier you reserve the lower the cabin price!

Classes are based on a point system. You'll have 3 full points to go towards your choice of projects. A point equals a project that would take approximately a full day and a little to finish. So for example, you can choose something as simple as a pair of earrings for a quarter point (.25), a bracelet for half a point (.5) or a necklace that can range from one full point or more for a more advanced and complex piece. Additional points will be available for purchase if you just can't decide! Click here to see current class choices.

Cabin Categories . . . All prices are based on double occupancy
Please e-mail me for single occupancy or other cabin pricing. If you don't have a room mate and are flexible we can help you double up in a cabin, though as we get close to our beader limit, if you do not have a travel companion we will do our best to find you a room mate, but if not the single supplement would apply. All rooms can be set up with two singles or a queen. Cabin prices are subject to change as we get closer to the sailing date. So book early for the best rate!

$350 Deposit reserves your space and cabin.
Questions or ready to reserve your space? E-mail me bead@i-bead.com or call me at 360.271.1410 PST


L Inside Cabin
$1250 pp

FF Ocean View
$1450 pp

CA Lanai Cabin
$1715 pp

BB Vista Suite
$2215 pp
The Beaders Package is an additional $450, this is for 3 full day classes, includes all your bead kits
with complete instructions and appropriate thread and needles. You will need to bring your basic tools
(snips, cutters, crimpers, extra needles, round nose plyers) reading glasses and/or magnifiers. If you don't have any basic tools a starter kit for $25 will be available. Class choices will be posted shortly.

NEW Book!!!
More Than A Needle Case
$24.95

Click here to see all the new designs and kits!

Confetti Dragon - Zephyr - Wisteria - Floral Paisley
Hot Stuff - Sew Quilty - Blue Feathers - When Pigs Fly

Confetti Dragon Needle Case
This fun little guy is all wrapped around the long needlecase in all his glorious colors and funny little face! This is NOT for the beginner, but if you are fairly comfortable with the
Peyote Stitch, you won't have any problems.

Detailed step by step instructions to construct his head and add all the great details that make this such a fun piece!
COMPLETE KIT... $34.00  
PATTERN ONLY... $16.00  


Book
"Gotcha Covered!"
$24.95  

Click here to see all the designs and kits availalbe. Have fun with these five designs in the various formats to create some unique and usable gifts! The final designs in the book are Floral Paisley, Sew Quilty, Blue Feathers, Hot Stuff and When Pigs Fly.Four more to go.

Tissue Holder - Floral Paisley


14 Day Bead Cruise!!!

March 15 - 29, 2016 Panama Canal

There are still inside cabins available, and you can always go on a wait list for the other categories. I just got a request for a beader needing a room mate.

Give me a call for current pricing or to reserve your space. Click here to view itinerary and shore excursions.

We will be beading while we're at sea and then enjoy all the regular activities and shore excursions of each port location. What a way to combine our joy of beading (and for me keeping my hands busy!) with seeing the world. I LOVE cruises!

Holland America is a great cruise line. Their ships are smaller by almost 1,000 passengers! We were in port with a Princess and NCL ship in Victoria BC, it possitively made our ship look small! This means less crowding and more attention to detail. Group would be limited to 24 beaders only.

You do NOT need to be an experienced beader. These classes are for all levels and experience. You will have over 10 projects to choose from with multiple color choices.

Classes are based on a point system. You'll have 5 full points to go towards your projects. A point equals a project that would take approximately a full day and a little to finish. So for example, you can choose something as simple as a pair of earrings for a quarter point (.25), a bracelet for half a point (.5) or a necklace that can range from one full point or more for a more advanced and complex piece. Click here to see current class choices.

Cruise Price: There is no mark up on the cruise price, it INCLUDES ALL port fees and taxes..
NOTE: If you go elsewhere online to compare pricing, make sure the rate INCLUDES the port fees and taxes, they usually post it without!

ms Maasdam ::: Cabin Categories:
All prices are based on double occupancy, please e-mail me for single occupancy or other cabin pricing.
If you don't have a room mate and are flexible we can help you double up in a cabin. The beds can be made into two singles instead of a queen.
Click here to place your reservation: Order


L
Inside Cabin
$2300pp

FF
Ocean View
$2700pp

CA
Lanai Cabin
SOLD OUT

The Beaders Package is an additional $575, this is for 5 full day classes, includes all your bead kits with complete instructions and appropriate thread and needles. You will need to bring your basic tools (snips, cutters, crimpers, extra needles) reading glasses and/or magnifiers. If you don't have any basic tools, a starter kit for $20 will be available.

Also I will be looking into new destinations for 2017, this will give you plenty of time to save up or sign-up on a monthly payment plan that will make this both affordable and possible! E-mail me to offer suggestions/locations for the next Cruise!

Interested in Beading & Art Retreats?

I'll be planning more mini art and beading retreats summer 2016 in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Washington State. To find out more click here or sign up for my beading retreat newsletter.

The mini Art Retreats will be open sessions. Enjoy working inside or outside overlooking Padilla Bay. You can learn anything I have kitted in my studio or pulled from my HUGE bead stash, OR you can bring a beading project you've needed help with! There will be beading, applique quilt designs, and who knows what else available by then for you to explore and create!

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, .75 cents per sq. inch., portrait with placement and color code chart. 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.

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.

 

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February 1 - 6
Best Bead Show
Come and see the new designs!
Kino Veterans Memorial Hall ~ Tucson, AZ
February 10 - 14
Piecemakers Country Store
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Call and reserve your space. Learn beading or Applique WITH Beading!
1720 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa, CA
February 18th
Come see me in Visalia, CA!
ONE DAY CLASS, you choose what you want to learn.
Click on classes to see options or choose any of the amulet kits.
E-mail me to get location information.

Call me at 360.271.1410 or e-mail for more info.
February 25 - 28
Sew & Stitchery Expo
Lots of New Quilt Designs!
New 4 Needle Class - Mini Art Applique Tissue Holder

Showplex ~ Puyallup, WA

March 15 - 29, 2016
Panama Canal Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America
Only a few places left, though all the balcony and lanai cabins are gone.
A few view cabins are left and inside cabins.

14 day Panama Canal Cruise. Starting in San Diego, CA and ending in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Contact me for more information or to reserve your space, limited cabins left call for availability. Deposits and any payments made to the cruise are 100% refundable up til December 21, 2015! So you have nothing to lose except missing out on a fabulous trip! Don't miss out, e-mail me!

April 29 - 30
Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar
Denver Merchandise Mart
Denver, CO
May 4 - 7
Trunk Show & Classes
Julie's Xpressions
743 West 2nd Street, Hastings, NE
Call to reserve your class time! 402.462.9284
May 14 - 15
Kansas City Bead Society Bead Blast
NEW LOCATION ::: KCI Expo Center
11730 NW Ambassador Dr ~ Kansas City, MO
May 20 - 21
Trunk Show & Classes
Private Class - Mountainburg, MO
Open to everyone! E-mail me to get location and time.
May 24 - 28
Trunk Show & Classes
The Beadles Bead Shop
114 W Dallas St, Broken Arrow, OK
June 1 - 9
Trunk Show & Classes
Prairie Flower Beads
210 West Cook St., Portage, WI
June 9 - 12
Bead & Button
Wisconsin Center - 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI

August 31 - September 7, 2016
2016 Alaska Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America ms Volendam
Back by popular demand, for those of you who missed out or want to come along again and visit a different part of Alaska here's your chance. Limited to 24 beaders! No limit for non-beaders.

Contact me for more information or to reserve your space. Deposits and any payments made to the cruise are 100% refundable up til June 1, 2016!

September 22 - 24
NW Quilt Expo
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR

October 29 - 31
International Quilt Market - Wholesale Only
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

November 2 - 6
Internaitonal Quilt Festival
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
November 17 - 19
Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals
Washington State Fairgrounds
Puyallup, WA
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March 14 - 28, 2017

14 Day Bead Quilt & Craft Cruise
March 14-28, 2017 ::: Japan / China!

Travelling on Holland America ms Volendam

Love exotic locations? Be pampered on a cruise and enjoy your favorite hobbies during the liesure time between ports! I'll be looking into a pre-cruise excursion to local flea markets, fabric and bead stores in Yokohama/Tokyo.

Believe it or not, I'm surprised at the pricing, it's really reasonable. Cabins start at about $2,300 and up, air fare looks to be in the $900-$1000. But that's to fly across the world!

Click here to view the cruise details.

Limited to 24 beaders! No limit for non-beaders.

Contact me for more information or to reserve your space.
Deposit $600 and payments made to the cruise are 100% refundable up til December 14, 2016!

Check back for updates and new Trunk Show & Classes that will be added throughout the year!

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