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Oct. 18, 2014


Just Bead'n
Around, Vol. 2

Beader's Chatelaine


Changes in Show Schedule. . . 2015 & 2016
I've had to cancel a few shows this November. I'm going to miss seeing you there. But I will be back out again this spring, remember, if I am travelling through your area, it's always a possiblity to have me stop by for a 1/2 day or full day private also be running more retreats at my new studio in Washington state, so don't miss out! Click here to see the full Schedule.

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!



14 Day Bead Cruise ... March 15 - 29, 2016 Panama Canal

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!

14 Day
Panama Canal
March 15, 2016

Holland America has proven to be a great cruise line to travel with. 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 12-24 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. Once we reach 16 beaders an extra national instructor will be brought along to learn from at no additional cost to you.

The bead class portion will run around $525-650, this is for 5 projects. Includes all your class kits with appropriate thread and needles. You will need to bring your basic tools (snips, cutters, crimpers, extra needles) reading glasses and/or magnifiers. You MUST bring a task light with a power cord, do not bring a battery operated one unless you also bring rechargable batteries, they only last about 4 hours then you need new batteries! We had several different versions and none of them lasted past the first 1/2 day! If you have a bead board, or portable beading surface that would be good too. If you don't have any basic tools, a starter kit will be available.

E-mail me if you'd be interested in this bead cruise. I will be posting more information as I get it.

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.

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Cancelled - Sorry!
Check For New Dates Later!

Harlequin Beads
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
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January 15 - 18
Pasadena Bead and Design Show
Hilton Pasadena ~ 168 S Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA
January 22 - 25
Road to California Quilt Show
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA
January 29 - 31
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!!!
Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ
February 4 - 8
The Best Bead Show
Kino Veterans Memorial Community Center
2805 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ
February 11 - 15
Piecemakers Country Store
Come take a class in a beautiful setting. Open sessions, learn what you want, take the time you need to enjoy learning something new.
1720 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA
February 19 - 21
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!!!
San Mateo Expo Center, San Mateo, CA
February 26 - March 1
Sew & Stitchery Expo
Check their website for my classes! They fill fast, - so don't wait to reserve your space!
Booth#511 ~ Showplex ~ Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup WA
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March - 2016
Panama Canal Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America or Norwegian Cruise Lines
I've just started working on either a 10 or 14 day Panama Canal Cruise.
Looking to find out who's interested and if you prefer 10 or 14 days.
Coast to coast or embark and debark at the same port.
Only 24 spaces available, looks like 6 may be coming along already!
So let me know as soon as you can if you're interested in more
information as I get it. E-mail me!
Check back for updates and new Trunk Show & Classes that will be added throughout the year!

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