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Aug. 18, 2014


Just Bead'n
Around, Vol. 2

Beader's Chatelaine


Bonus Sale!!! Buy Two Kits Get the Third One FREE!!!

"Feed Your Need to Bead!"

A special bonus for all my great
customers and beadie buddies!
Choose ANY Two Kits, amulets, bracelet or necklace kits, and your thirdof equal or lesser value is FREE*.
Stock up for winter, it's just around the corner!

*Closeout kits not included. Shopping cart
will show total sale, discount will be applied before charging your card. Offer ends September 5th

Closeout on KITS - Only a few left!!!
With a whole new book of designs coming and kits, I need to thin out older inventory. This is your chance to save and pick up kits that are going to be discontinued. The patterns will still be available, but not the complete kits. Don't miss out, especially ones with special fringe beads, as many of these use beads I can't even find or get anymore! Orders will be filled in date order. Click here to view.

New Book! "Gotcha Covered!"
Pre-Release Special $20 FREE Shipping!

Here are the lip balm covers, just working on the "When Pigs Fly" design and the Kleenex covers, which are really large. They are the size of the bag I made to fit the new smart phones up to the G4 Galaxy and older iPhones. Not the new huge ones which are really to large to make a beaded cover for.

Here is the Paisley Flower, Quilt, Feather and Flames designs. I'm beading the "When Pigs Fly" now and tweaking the Kleenex cover size. Though these will take me 24-30 hours each to bead, they are not small. So thank you for your patience, it will be well worth it and you will get it in time to make some Christmas gifts for that someone special.

Interested in Beading & Art Retreats?
I'll be planning more mini art and beading retreats that will happen spring/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!



Bead Cruise...2016
Caribbean? Mexican Riviera?
Alaska Glacier & Denali?

Looking into new destinations for 2016, 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!

We bead 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!

10 -14 Day Panama Canal
March 2016

I haven't decided whether it will be with Holland America or Norwegian Cruise Lines, they are both quality cruise line with an impecable repuation. Group would be limited to 12-24 beaders only.

Cabin rates start anywhere from approx. $1100 and up per person. Does not include bead class portion which will run around $525-650 depending on the length of the cruise, this is for 5-8 days worth of projects. Includes all your class kits and bead supplies. You'd need to bring your tools (snips, cutters, crimpers, needles) reading glasses and/or magnifiers, extra task light and power cord. If you have a bead board, or portable beading surface that would be good too.

It's not for sure yet, but it's is a strong possibility! The 10 day cruise price range starts at around $1000 and embarks and debarks in Miami FL, the 14 day start in San Diego, CA and end in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. This would give us anywhere from 5-8 full days of beading while at sea or passing through the Panama Canal. Beading projects would be everything from necklaces to earrings. Some quick, some more complex giving us a chance to get up and move around, time to walk around and enjoy the sights and still have enough time to bead to our hearts conent! E-mail me if you'd be interested in this bead cruise.

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.

Travelling Bead Board...
As seen in the Bead & Button, June 2012

The new bead boards have curved edges so that your thread will slide around them easier and all the bases are Natural so that your bead colors stand out better.

Travelling Bead Board ~ Natural Lids Only . . . $25   Order

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 1 4   C A L E N D A R   O F   E V E N T S
September 7 - 14
Alaska Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America
Departing from Seattle. Interested? Call 360.271.1410
September 29 - October 4
Harlequin Beads
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced.
Eugene, OR
October 9 - 11
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 14 - 16
Bead Haven
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced.
6900 Denton Hwy, Watauga, TX
October 17 - 21
Wild Beads
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced.
2833 Galleria Drive, Arlington, TX
October 25 - 27
International Quilt Market - Wholesale Only
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
October 29 - November 2
International Quilt Festival
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
November 5 - 8 ~ Trunk Show & Classes
Sparkles Bead Company
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. This is your chance to see me in the fall and come bead with me!
Call the store to reserve your space.
207 5th Street, Castle Rock, CO ~ 303.663.2323
November 13 - 15
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!!!
Western Washington Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA
November 20 - 22
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!!!
Portland Metropolitan Expo Center, Portland, OR
Check back for updates and new Trunk Show & Classes that will be added throughout the year!

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