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Updated
Dec 2, 2019

 

 

Small Business Saturday - Going on Through Dec. 15th!
Support Your Independent Designers and Businesses!
15% OFF ALL BEAD KITS, BOOKS, PATTERNS & SUPPLIES
FREE Shipping ! ! ! NO Minimums ! ! ! Bonus Gift with $75+ Orders
*Free shipping on orders in the US only. 50% off international shipping.

Thank you for your support and patronage through the years. I couldn't have done it without you.

I am re-inventorying as this sale goes on, so orders will go out as quickly as I can,
but may have to wait on some supplies. I will be gone from the 5th to the 15th, so orders will be
filled when I get home.
Thank you for your patience, if you need it as quckly as possible
put a note in the order instructions and I'll do what I can.

Check out the 2020 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!

Great Find!!!
Thread Cutterz . . . For Fireline & Thread

Some of you may have come across these at sewing shows, and at Bead and Button a few years back, but they've come along with new styles that really work for us beaders! They wer originally fishing line cutters, so they have an incredible blade that holds it's edge for a long time. The blade is completely enclosed so you won't have it taken away by TSA!


The Zipper Pull is perfect to attach to your beading bag, the ring to use as a thread keeper or wear, and the Flat Mount is great to put right on your beading board!

The RINGcomes in multiple colors, Pink, Black and Orange. The FLAT MOUNT comes in Purple and Black, and my favorite the ZIPPER PULL is only in Black, but I will be offering a free pattern shortly to "Bling it Up!"

RING........................... $12
FLAT MOUNT.............. $12
ZIPPER PULL ............. $14

Atlantic Puffin
Amulet: 164 Across by 90 Down ::: 4-1/8" w x 3" long
Necklace 24" Long ::: Fringe 2-3/4" Long

These happy little funny faces always make me smile, though the creative process for this one almost had me tearing my hair out, instead I tore it apart many times to get the coloring and shape just right. The end result came out really fun and I love it. His little feet walked all over me!

I had fun with the necklace, creating a fun multi-strand that helps balance the width of the piece when worn.

I may have had a bit too much fun with the fringing, and took that apart 4 times before I found the combination I liked! Enjoy!

PATTERN ONLY $12.00  
COMPLETE KIT  $68.00  
DELICA ONLY KIT $94.00  


 

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NEW Book ... Beads of a Feather, Vol. 2

It's the long awaited second book. Life has been crazy and gotten in the way of designing.
But hopefully I'm back on track. For all of you who pre-ordered there will be a coupon
in your order to thank you for your patience!

Beads of a Feather, Vol. 2 - $24.95

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  

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August 16 - 21, 2020

Space is filling! Only 10 spaces left.

Visit the amazing 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!

If the dates don't work for you but you'd still like to come out and bead between July and September contact me!

............................ 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.


There are only ONLY 12 Beading Spaces Left.
Click Here for more information!

POST CRUISE EXCURSION UPDATE - 11/9/19: This will be a 5-Day Post Cruise Excursion. We'll arrive in Seward Alaska Friday the 24th. Travel by luxury motorcoach to Danali National Park. This is an all day trip, we'll arrive around 8 pm. Spend the whole day Saturday and Sunday July 25th & 26th at Denali, and depart Monday July 27th back to Anchorage. Spend the night in Anchorage and fly home Tuesday, July 28th. This will cost approximately $800 for the post cruise excursion, includes transportation to and from Denai and the hotels, does not including meals. There will also be an optional one day PRE-Cruise excursion to Vancouver Island, and Butchart Gardens on July 16th, so you would need to arrive in Vancouver July 15th. I am working on the group hotel rates now for both the pre-and post cruise hotels.

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!

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 Bus.

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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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.

 

2 0 2 0   C A L E N D A R   O F   E V E N T S
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 13 - 16
Piecemakers Country Store
Costa Mesa, CA
February 21 - 23
Tucson Quilt Fiesta
Tucson, AZ
February 27th - March 1
Sew & Stitchery Expo
Puyallup, WA
March 13 - 15
Quilters Anonymous
Monroe Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

March 20 - 21
Tri-Cities Quilt Guild Show
Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA

May DTBA
Beadles - Trunk Show & Classes
Broken Arrow, OK

May DTBA
Wild Beads - Trunk Show & Classes
Arlington, TX
May DTBA
Prairie Flower Beads - Trunk Show & Classes
Portage, WI
May 31 - June 7
Bead & Button Show
Milwaukee, WI
June 11 - 13
Minnesota Quilt Guild Show
St. Cloud, MN

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

Celebrity Cruise Line ::: Celebrity Millennium

Join us aboard the 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, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Hubbard Glacier in Glacier National Park and Seward.

OPTIONAL Post cruise excursion to Denali National Park ... full day scenic motorcoach ride up to to the lodge at the park entrance. We will spend two full days to explore the park. Then motorcoach back to Anchorage and fly out the next day.

Call me at 360.271.1410 or e-mail me for more information. There is a maximum of 24 beaders, but open to as many non-beaders who wish to come along and get in on the great group savings. 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.

August 16 - 21, 2020
Call to reserve your space early!
10 spaces left.

Visit the amazing 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!

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

If the dates don't work for you but you'd still like to come out and bead between July and September contact me! We have two AirBNB rooms available plus access to the Studio!

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

Celebrity Cruise Line :: Celebrity Millennium

We're headed to the shopping mecca of
Hong Kong then to China Taipei, Taiwan,
then to 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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