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Updated
April 13, 2016

 


Gotcha
Covered

$24.95

 

 

Spring Has Sprung! See me at the Shows and Stores!
Colorado :: Nebraska :: Arkansas :: Oklahoma :: Wisconsin :: Nevada!
Click here to see my schedule and all the upcoming events! It's a great time to catch me locally and take a class and get hands-on help! I'll be travelling all around the Mid-West and Central US. New bracelet designs and fun bead embroidery kits...See you soon!

Travelling Bead Board UPDATE...

I was all set to get the order in, called the company and the designer there had moved on and the new designer doesn't do 3D designs. So now, I have to find another shop to make them! Aaarrrgggh.

If you've pre-paid and wish to cancel your order, e-mail me your name and mailing address I'll send you a refund. For the rest, you've not been charged, so your can either stay in the pre-order list or let me know to pull you out. I still want to get these made, I love using them and really wanted to try out the new one for myself too. Sorry for the delays, it's never easy to find a manufacturer. Hoping to find one by this summer.

There's still time!
Alaska 7 Day Bead Creative Cruise
Aug. 31 - Sept. 7, 2016
Holland America ms Volendam

Click here to see current class choices

Looking for another single gal to share a window view cabin! Great rate of $1250pp same as what you would have paid for an inside cabin! You don't have to be a beader or quilter to join the group. Come along as an Artisan Companion!

Bring your own hand craft projects along and enjoy sharing in the energy of other crafters on board. Be included in all the pre-post and during cruise events. And when we all go and explore ashore you can join up with others from the group! Make new friends and have the comfort of a traveling with a group.

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. If you're flying in, check arriving in Vancouver, BC, Bellingham, WA or Seattle, WA. There are shuttles from Bellingham and Seattle to Vancouver by bus or train.

This sailing has more port time to take advantage of the tours and scenic adventures! Click here to view the ship and iteneray.

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
$1100 - $1250 pp

FF Ocean View
$1300-1450 pp

CA Lanai Cabin
sold out

BB Vista Suite
sold out

The Artists 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.

Artist Companion is $100 gives you access to any pre/post cruise events, and group events during the cruise.
Ability to purchase individual kits to work on the ship along with any of your current projects!

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14 Day Bead Creative Cruise
March 14-28, 2017 ::: Japan / China!

Not just for beaders! New Applique quilt designs that you'll piece on board and hand embellish, no sewing machine needed until you get home!

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.

Come along with us! This is a trip of a lifetime. If you just want to travel with a fun group you can join us without the beading, bring your knitting, stitching or other hand craft along to join with our group as an Artistan Companion and be included in all the pre-post and cruise activities and creative group energy!

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 is a 2 day pre-cruise excursion to visit temple flea markets, museums and several gardens. There will be a lot of walking and travelling on public transport as they have a great system in place. I've reserved several rooms at a hotel in the Shinjuku District. If you're interested in coming along and want to do this too get a hold of me NOW. Don't wait, I may not be able to get any more at the location we're at due to the Cherry Blossom Festivals going on during this time. Once I can't get rooms at the hotel, the pre-excursion option will not be available.

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 kits with 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.

Artistan Companion fee $150 gives you access to pre/post cruise events, and group events during the cruise.
Ability to purchase individual kits to work on the ship along with any of your current projects!

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

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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April 29 - 30
Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar
Denver Merchandise Mart ~ Denver, CO
May 4 - 7
Trunk Show & Classes
Julie's Creative 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, AR
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 - 5
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
N.E.W...S.H.O.W ! ! ! ... June 23 - 25
QSC Expos - Where Quilters & Stitchers get Inspired!!!
Classes in the Booth! Come early to choose your project and reserve your space. Only two seats available at a time!
Great new bracelet and necklace designs, learn to do Peyote Stitch the easy way! New Applique Quilt Designs.

Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, NV

August 31 - September 7, 2016
2016 Alaska Bead Creative 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 32 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 12 - 16
Trunk Show & Classes ::: NEW DESIGNS!
Wild Beads
2833 Galleria Drive,  Arlington, TX

October 18 - 22
Trunk Show & Classes ::: NEW DESIGNS!
Just Because Beads Boutique
1704 West Avenue M, Temple TX
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 Creative 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 14 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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