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May 1, 2014

 


Gotcha
Covered

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Beader's Chatelaine
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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  

Zephyr Needle Case

This elegant piece is soft peaches and cream floating around the needle case like a warm summer wind. Accented with a little sparkle with the netting of pale gold and little crystals accents.

COMPLETE KIT... $32.00
PATTERN ONLY... $14.00  


Wisteria Needle Case

Lovely rich greens, winding vines and perriwinkle flowers bring this piece to life. What a fun way to celebrate spring.
I love wisteria, they are amazing in the color variation,
but the perriwinkle is my favorite of all of them.

COMPLETE KIT... $30.00  
PATTERN ONLY... $12.00  

 

 

 

 

NEW CRUISE!!!
Returning to Alaska! 7 Day Bead Cruise
August 31 - September 7, 2016
ms Volendam

Cruising with Holland America
on the ms Volendam. We're headed further north to G
lacier Bay! Plus a new port of call.

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 and a half 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'tbelieve 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!

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! There is one main project, and two others you will great combinations of projects from designers all over the country to choose from. Projects will be updated after Bead and Button in Milwaukee! Got to see what's new and wonderful first!

As we add people to the group, the benefits will add up. Since this is so early, none have been added yet, but there will be! 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!.

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.

$350 Deposit to reserve your space and cabin. Click here to place your reservation: Order
Questions? E-mail me bead@i-bead.com or call me at 360.271.1410 PST


L Inside Cabin
$1115 pp

FF Ocean View
$1315 pp

CA Lanai Cabin
$1615 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 $20 will be available.

New Trunk Shows & Returning to . . .

Booth #132

Midway along the left hand side of the room.
I'll be travelling round the central US for an abbreviated spring/summer run.
Don't miss out on catching me in your area! Check my schedule.

Mark Your Calendar & Reserve Your Place!!!
Summer Bead & Craft Retreat Dates!

Here are the dates for the Mini Art Reteats plus one true getaway retreat! The exact location for the two day retreats will be announced a little later, they will be in Mount Vernon or Anacortes. You can stay anywhere from La Conner to Anacortes and Mount Vernon, WA area and be only 15 - 20 minutes away from any of the locations I'm looking at. This gives you plenty of choices of where to stay if you're to far to drive home each day.

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!

To stay up to date sign up for my beading retreat newsletter.

2015 Two-Day
Retreats

12 to 20 people
depending on location.

July 12th
July 25th & 26th
August 8th & 9th

CLICK ON ORDER
TO CHOOSE YOUR DATE AND RESERVE
YOUR SPACE

 

Fidalgo Bay Bead Retreat
August 26th - 29th, 2015

This will be held at a beautiful view home. Arrive August 26th, relax, enjoy the stunning views, then enjoy a great group dinner at 6:30pm.

Classes start Thursday August 27th through Saturday August 29th. Choose from multiple amazing projects.

This retreat is limited to 12 people, $395 reserves your space and covers your two kits, classes, lunch, beverages and snacks for the class days and welcome dinner. The kit choices will be from national designers from all around the country in many different color ways.

There are three bedrooms available for single or double occupancy, and additional pull out beds throughout the home. Let me know if you'd like to stay at the house, room pricing to come.

FIDALGO BAY BEAD RETEAT      $395  


I'm keeping the Two-Day Retreats small so you get more hands on help and not lost in a crowd! Reserve your space early. You can come up for just a single day, or both. Hours from 10am to 5pm each day. The class fee is $50 for one day or $80 for both. This includes beverages, snacks and lunch for the day. Then pick out a project and it's just the kit price to learn it, or bring a project you may have picked up before and need help on and we'll work on that! I can even help with most other designers patterns, bring the beads and pattern with you and we'll give it a whirl.

My studio is located right next to Bayview State Park, so if you have a camper or motorhome or like to tent camp it's a great location, they also have two or three cabins available.

I will also be offering applique quilt classes too, pick from any of the designs on the i-stitch.com page. I'll be adding more shortly! That's what I'll be focusing on design are new art quilts! They are so much fun to do and I love being able to draw again!

Click here to see the Full Schedule, there have been some changes.

New Designs from "Gotcha Covered!"

Pen
Sleeves

These designs fit the top shank of the Pilot G2 Pen.

NOTE: Pens provided in the kits are either Black or Dark Blue shown with Sew Quilty and When Pigs Fly, other colors can be purchased at your local office supply. The ink matches the color of the pen, so you can replace the ink cartridge if you want the fun outer color but need black or blue to write with.

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Blue Feathers
COMPLETE KIT
      $16.00  

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

Floral Paisley
COMPLETE KIT
      $16.00  

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

Hot Stuff
COMPLETE KIT
      $16.00  

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

Sew Quilty
COMPLETE KIT
      $16.00  

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

When Pigs Fly
COMPLETE KIT
      $16.00  

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

Lip Balm Carriers
These designs can carry the classic Chapstick and lip balm tubes inside. They don't fit tight around the lip balm tube, so they are easy to slip out use, then pop back in. They are a great size to wear as a necklace, not too bulky, or just leave the necklace off and carry in your purse.

You can also use them to carry other things too, they would make a lovely scent vessel. Just put a few drops of your favorite scented oil on a cotton ball. Wrap it in cling wrap and pierce it in several places with a toothpick so the scent can travel out. The oils won't get on the beads or your clothes.

Click on the picture to see the full design with necklace.

Blue Feathers Floral
Paisley
Hot Stuff Sew Quilty When
Pigs Fly




 

COMPLETE KIT
$30.00  

PATTERN ONLY
$12.00  
COMPLETE KIT
$28.00  

PATTERN ONLY
$12.00  
COMPLETE KIT
$30.00  

PATTERN ONLY
$12.00
  
COMPLETE KIT
$28.00  

PATTERN ONLY      
$12.00
  
COMPLETE KIT
$28.00  

PATTERN ONLY
$12.00
  

 


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


Come Along with Us! 14 Day Bead Cruise
March 15 - 29, 2016 Panama Canal

We have SEVENTEEN beaders coming! Only SEVEN spaces LEFT! If you're at all interested at least get your deposit in to hold the best prices! Fully refundable up til December 31st of this year, so you have nothing to lose, but a LOT to look forward to! 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.

Cruise Price: There is no mark up on the cruise price, it INCLUDES ALL port fees and taxes. You will also receive an additional $100 shipboard credit, and any other promotions until sailing that are listed for this cruise, you will receive also.
NOTE: If you go elsewhere online to compare pricing, make sure the rate INCLUDES the port fees and taxes, they usually post it without!

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
$2275pp

FF
Ocean View
$2500pp

CA
Lanai Cabin
$3325pp

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!

E-mail me to reserve your space today!

Interested in Beading
& Art Retreats
?
I'll be planning more mini art and beading retreats summer 2015 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, 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.

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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C A N C E L L E D
April 24 - 25
-
Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar & May 1 & 2 Kansas City Bead Blast
Sorry! Due to unexpected life happenings, I'm having to cancel these two shows. I will miss you all, please check the schedule later, I am going to try and set-up a trunk show and classes in your area later in June.

May 19 - 23
Trunk Show & Classes
Bead Heaven

Lovely store if you've never visited, come on by!
6900 Denton Hwy, Watauga, TX
May 26 - 31
Trunk Show & Classes
Wild Beads

I'm headed your way too! Come see the new designs!
2833 Galleria Drive, Arlington, TX
June 5 - 7 - I'M BAAAAACK!!!
Bead & Button Show - Milwaukee, WI
NEW BOOTH LOCATION!!!
Booth #132
Midway down the left hand side of the room.
LOTS of NEW designs, I'll be squished in, but I'll be there!
June 11 - 13
Trunk Show & Classes
Hosted by Carol Mundy
5905 Slater, Merriam, KS 66202
10 am - 5 pm each day. See you there!
Contact me if you have questions or want to join us!
June 16 - 20
Trunk Show & Classes ~ The Beadles
Hey Ladies! I'm coming back! Lots of new designs!
114 W Dallas St., Broken Arrow, OK
August 13 - 15
Quilt, Knit, Stitch
Portland Convention Center
Portland, OR.
September 18 - 19
EverGreen Quilters Show
Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Ct., Bellingham, WA
September 24 - 26
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!!!
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
October 8 - 10
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 ?
Trunk Show & Classes ~ Wild Beads
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced.
2833 Galleria Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
October 24 - 26
International Quilt Market - Wholesale Only
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
October 29 - November 1
International Quilt Festival
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
November 12 - 14
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!!!
Puyallup, WA
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March 15 - 29, 2016
Panama Canal Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America
14 day Panama Canal Cruise. Starting in San Diego, CA and ending in Fort Lauderdale, FL for only 24 beaders! No limit to non-beaders.
Only 8 spaces available! 16 are already coming along!
Contact me for more information or to reserve your space. Deposits and any payments made to the cruise are 100% refundable up til December 31, 2015! So you have nothing to lose except missing out on a fabulous trip! The earlier you reserve, the more cabin choices. Don't miss out, e-mail me!

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 to 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 16, 2016!

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

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