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Updated
July 3, 2018

 

 

... NEW SHOW ...

July 26 - 28
Covington Quilter's Guild Show
Cedar Heights Middle School
Covington, WA

I'll have all my bead kits and patterns there too!

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The time is drawing near! There are still 5 spaces left for you to join us!

August 18 - 23, 2019

Returning to the Tetons! An amazing place to get your creativity flowing! The studio is nestled in the valley at the base of the Tetons surrounded by the Carribou Mountain range! This is a busy
time of year in the valley. Music and Art Festivals plus the Yellowstone & Teton National Parks!

Click here to learn more or to reserve your space!

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NEW Book ... Pre-Release Special!!!
Beads of a Feather, Vol. 2

The new book will ship towards the end of July. This is a LOOONG spring/summer show run and road trip for me this year. I had hoped to have it finished before I left on this road trip but the Puffin is torturing me! I've revised it over eight times to get it right from changing the colors to shading to getting just the right look. I'm finally happy with how it's looking, but I could have finished it 3 times by now if I wasn't so picky, but he's adorable..

PRE-RELEASE SPECIAL $22 -- FREE SHIPPING
--
Reg. Price $24.95 + $8 S&H ... SAVE $11 --  

Travels Winding Down...
Come see me at the final show. Orders will ship once a week, if you need it sooner please put a note in the "Ordering Instructions" or call me. Thanks for your patience and support!

NEW Design ...
Great Blue Heron

Amulet: 170 Across by 80 Down ::: 4-1/4" w x 2-3/8" long
Necklace 24" Long ::: Fringe 2-7/8" Long

The Great Blue Heron is a beautiful bird with subtle rich colors flowing through its feathers. Patiently waiting along the edge of waterways searching for their next meal.

The necklace and fringe use beautiful varigaed
Czech Table Cut Accent beads and fun Nugget Accent beads along with the seed beads to compliment the amulet.

PATTERN ONLY $12.00  
COMPLETE KIT  $65.00  
DELICA ONLY KIT $76.00  


 

............................ Bead Cruise Update ............................

July 17 - 24, 2020

7 - Night / 8 Day
Northbound Glacier Cruise

!!! Welcome Special Guest Artist ::: Liisa Turunen !!!

Liisa Turunen and her husband Jaani will be joining us on this fabulous cruise to Alaska! Above are the selected projects for this cruise, but she is well known for her amazing designs and teaching skills. You will have the option of also choosing other projects from her website and a she will be bringing a mini-trunk show along on the ship.


I've added beading spaces, but there are only ONLY 14 Beading Spaces Left.
Click Here for more information!

Cabin Pricing: Inside Cabin: $1221 pp ........ Window Cabin: $1351 pp ........ Balcony Cabin: $2281 pp
Click Here to Reserve Your Space ..........

Early Signing Bonus:
-- Classic Beverage Package --
-- $175 Per Person Shipboard Credits --
(Singles get DOUBLE!)
-- Deposit is only $250 pp --
Refundable up to the day before final payment
with no penalties!

We've changed cruise lines and now you have more options! You can do just the 7 day Alaska Bead Cruise, or ADD Denali at the end of the cruise. We'll still have a fabulous 7 day adventure starting in Vancouver, BC and ending in Seward, AK where you can then either fly home or travel with us on POST-Cruise excursion up to Denali National Park via Train or Bus. I will be working out the details of the land portion later this summer and a PRE-Cruise excursion to Vancouver Island, and Butchart Gardens.

Remember, the earlier you reserve the better the bonuses, they go away as the ship fills. Your deposit is 100% Refundable up until the final payment date which is about three months before the cruise, so if you are even semi-serious, place your deposit for your cabin to hold cruise price and special deals!

We will have multiple FULL DAYS of beading while at sea, PLUS plenty of open session beading when you're done with the shore excursions. We seemed to always have gatherings around the ship beading. Remember, these are very relaxed open session type classes. Start whichever project peaks your interest, switch between them. Come and go as you want. Take advantage of all the other great shipboard activities. You are not "trapped" in class! This is supposedto be fun! Bead as much as you can take and then take a break!

Call me at 360.271.1410 or e-mail me for more information or to reserve your space!

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March 14 - 28, 2021 on Celebrity Millennium


We've got an amazing deal for this cruise on the Internationally Award winning cruise line Celebrity. Their clean lines and modern decor are both relaxing and luxurious. Come along for this once in a lifetime adventure combing our love of beading and trave!

Click here to learn more! Amazing early booking discount available. Cabins starting at just $1860 a person for 15 nights / 14 days!

Early Booking Special Pricing ... Non-Refundable Deposit*
*Add approximately $200 to the cabin pricing for a refundable deposit
Inside Cabin $1860 pp .......... Ocean View $1970 pp
Balcony $2470 pp

$450 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT..........
$450 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT..........
*Will call with cabin price.

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NEW!!! Travelling Bead Board MINI-DESIGNER

I've listened to your requests and here it is! The new MINI-DESIGNER.
12 square spaces to hold more beads or larger beads, up to an 8mm width will fit with the lid on, and one long space for your needles. A compact design
that easily fits into your purse or carry-all.

Beautiful ebony wood lid and pale white oak base
for a great "Yin & Yang" feel.

TBB-4 Mini Designer - 13 Spaces - White Oak & Ebony
4-1/4" W x 7-1/2" L x 1" H ............................... $25 ...

Show Schedule & Teaching Dates

Check out the 2019 Show Schedule to see where I'm going to be. Come see me at the stores and shows and take a class, see the new designs and more! New bracelet and necklace designs for classes. I have a busy teaching schedule at multiple stores, so don't miss me when I come to your area!

Travelling Bead Boards

All boards include binder clips to hold on lid. If you have problems with your hands, you can also pick up the self sticking velcro straps and use at least two straps, one for the length and width to hold it shut.

TBB-1 Original - 36 Spaces
7-1/2" W x 9" L x 1" H
Color: Bamboo Base / Cognac Lid
$35 ...

My favorite still. The smaller spaces actually make it easier control your beads.

TBB-2 Designer - 32 Spaces
7-1/2" W x 9" L x 1" H
Color: White Oak Base / Ebony Lid
$35 ...

This combination is for seed beaders and stringers using larger crystals, pearls.

TBB-3 Mini - 19 Spaces
4-1/4" W x 7-1/2" L x 1" H
Color: Bamboo Base / Cognac Lid
White Oak Base / Ebony Lid
$25 ...

TBB-4 Mini Designer - 13 Spaces
4-1/4" W x 7-1/2" L x 1" H
Color: White Oak Base / Ebony Lid
$25 ...

NOTE: Not all designs are available in all colors. If you have a choice it will show up in the shopping cart or see descriptions to the left.

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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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July 26 - 28 ::: Covington Quilt Guild Show
Cedar Heights Middle School ::: Covington, WA

August 18 - 23, 2019
Call to reserve your space early!
Only 5 spaces left!

Returning to the Tetons! An amazing place to get your creativity flowing! The studio is nestled in the valley at the base of the Tetons surrounded by the Carribou Mountain range we're surrounded by beauty! Don't wait too long to reserve your space!

This is a busy time of year in the valley. Music and Art Festivals plus the Yellowstone & Teton National Parks!

Click here to learn more or to reserve your space!

September 28 - 29
Bling Fest 2019
San Antonio Garden Center
3310 N New Braunfels Ave. San Antonio , TX

October 2 - 5
Trunk Show & Classes
TBA
Do you have a group of beaders on my route and would like me to stop for a bead in? Call me!
October 9 - 12 :: Trunk Show & Classes
Just Because Beads
Temple, TX
October 16 - 19 :: Trunk Show & Classes
The Austin Bead Gallery
Austin, TX

October 22 - 26 :: Trunk Show & Classes
The Bead Studio
Rockport, TX

October 31 - November 3
International Quilt Festival
Houston, TX

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January 23 - 26
Road 2 California Quilt Show
Booth #3H/4H - Ontario, CA
January 31 - February 5
Best Bead Show
Tucson, AZ
February 10th
Sundial Handweavers & Spinners
Sun City, AZ
February DTBA
Piecemakers Country Store
Costa Mesa, CA
February 27th - March 1
Sew & Stitchery Expo
Puyallup, WA

March DTBA
Quilters Anonymous
Monroe, WA

July 17th - 24th, 2020
10-Day Alaska
Bead Cruise

Celebrity Cruise Line ::: Celebrity Millennium

Join us aboard the ms Noordam to cruise up into some of the most beatiful landscapes in the world. Serene mountains coming up from jade green glacial waters.

We'll be cruising north up through the Inside Passage,
visiting Ketchican, Juneau, Skagway and Glacier
National Park, spending two days in Denali National Park then ending in Anchorage Alaska!

No pre or post cruise excursions planned for this trip as we're spending the extra days in Denali! Some of the most amazing wilderness left in the world.

Call me at 360.271.1410 or e-mail me for more information and to get on the list to contact as soon as the dates are released. There is a max of 24 beaders, but open to as many non-beaders who wish to come along. So if you have any friends or family who have been wanting to do this same cruise, they can save between $200 - $600 pp for a $75 reservation fee.

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March 14 - 28, 2021
14-Day Hong Kong, China
& Japan Bead Cruise

Celebrity Cruise Line :: Celebrity Millennium

We're headed to the shopping mecca of Hong Kong then into China to get a chance to experience Taiwan, Shanghi, and multiple ports in Japan during the Cherry Blossom Festival time.This is a dream vacation that combines our love of beading with seeing some of the wonders of the world

Click here to learn more about the cruise

Now is the time to get your reservation in. Call me at 360.271.1410 or e-mail me for more information. There is a max of 24 beaders, but open to as many non-beaders who wish to come along and get the same great group rate on the cruise, so if you have any friends or family who have been wanting to do this same cruise, they can save between $200 - $600 pp for a $75 reservation fee.

There is a special promotion right now saving you $200 pp on the fare for a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit. Choose which way you'd like to reserve your cruise when you register. I will be calling to confirm.

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

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