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Updated
Jan. 18, 2018

 

 

New Trunk Show & Class Location!!!
Bead Unique ::: February 6 - 9

6008 W. Bell Rd., #F-104
Glendale, AZ . . . 602.682.7124

I'm staying in Phoenix a little longer after the Sew Quilt and Craft show. You'll get a chance to take a class without all the noise from the show going on around you!

Enjoy a fun class and exploring the great beads at Bead Unique in Glendale, AZ. Many more class designs available that aren't even on the website yet!

Learn how to do the peyote stitch the easy way right over your chart! (picture to the right) Or learn a new stitch. You choose what you want to learn in each 3 hour session. Bring your lunch and spend the day beading away! Remember to call and reserve your space!

New Designs!

I'm working like crazy to finish the Beads of a Feather Volume 2. Just these last two designs (Greyt Blue Heron and the Puffin) then the matching earring designs to go with all the designs in the book. Check back beginning of January!

NEW Schedule Dates

I've been playing hop scotch with my summer show dates and locations! 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! I'm also working on new bracelet and necklace designs for classes. I have a busy teaching schedule this spring at multiple stores, so don't miss me when I come to your area!

Bead Cruise Update...

I've gotten more information on the Alaska 2020 and the China Japan 2021 bead cruises to share, just click on either link to learn more or to pre-register to save your space. I've had a LOT of interest in the Alaska already, don't miss out.

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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! 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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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
$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
OUT OF STOCK until 3/15/19

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
$25 ...

Perfect to tuck into your purse and
take a project along.


There is still space, don't miss out on
my favorite cruise!

March 19 - April 3, 2019


Holland America - MS Volendam

We are travelling EAST TO WEST this time! This time we GAIN time as we travel through the canal versus losing it! Only one sailing is going East to West. Different stops from the last bead cruise, three new ports so if you came along last time, you will have new locations to explore this time! Get away from the cold and rain, travel to where it's warm! Click here to see more details.

We have fabulous pricing for this cruise I don't have control over the cruise price, as it gets closer to the sailing date and the ship is filling, they take back our group rate! So if you are fairly serious about wanting to go, at least place your deposit for the cruise to lock in your cabin price. It's 100% REFUNDABLE until the final payment date next year. So you have nothing to lose except the great pricing by waiting.

Now is the time to reserve your cabin. Verandahs and balconies book quickly even this far out. Your deposit is 100% refundable until the final payment date (Dec. 2018), but you will be assured the cabin you want if you reserve it now! Click here to view the Holland America itinerary.

Click here to see current class choices. NOTE: there will be many new classes added before final choices need to be made for this cruise. What's shown is for the current year's cruise.

You don't have to be a beader to come along, any person who is into hand crafts, knitting, embroidery, hand quilting etc. is more than welcome to come along as an Artisan Companion, or if you have a bunch of UFO bead projects, bring them along instead of purchasing the Beaders Package. You'll still receive the group discount off the cruise price, a fun goodie bag and included in all the group activities. For the non crafter companions, there is no additional fees other than your cruise price.

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Late July 2020 Date TBA
10-Day Double Denali


24 Beading Spaces
Click Here for more information or to
Pre-Register to save your space!

We'll be starting out by spending two amazing days in Denali National Park, then heading down to the ship to cruise on down through Glacier Bay National Park and the Inside Passage!

No pre or post cruise excursion since we're spending the extra time in Denali National Park this trip!

The dates haven't been released yet but as soon as they are I will post them. The earlier you reserve your space the better the price. Your deposit is 100% Refundable up until the final payment date which is about two months before the cruise, so if you are even semi-serious, place your deposit for your cabin to hold cruise price!

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 and to get on the list to contact as soon as the dates are released.

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Late March / Early April 2021
14-Day Hong Kong, China
& Japan Bead Cruise

Holland America ::: TBA

We're headed to the shopping mecca of Hong Kong then into China to get a chance to experience Tianamen Square and the Great Wall then into 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 ::: Click here to Pre-Register and Save Your Space!

Offical dates have not been released, but now is the time to start planning. 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 and we can start to reserve offical passage. 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.

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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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January 24 - 27
Road 2 California Quilt Show
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
January 31 - February 2
Rusty Barn - Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals
Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ
February 4
Sun City Trunk Show & Class
Sun City, AZ
NEW LOCATION!!!
February 6 - 9
::: Teaching & Trunk Show
Bead Unique
6008 W Bell Road, F-104, Glendale, AZ
Call to reserve your class space . . . 602-682-7124
February 14 - 17 - Trunk Show & Class
Piecemakers Country Store
Call to reserve your class space . . . 714-641-3112
Costa Mesa, CA
February 22 - 24
41st Annual Quilt Show :: Tucson Quilt Fiesta!
Tucson Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B & C
Tucson, AZ
February 28 - March 3
Sew & Stitchery Expo
Washington State Fairgrounds - Showplex
Puyallup, WA
NEW SHOW!!! --- March 15 - 17
Quilters Anonymous Quilt Show

Evergreen State Fairgrounds
Monroe, WA

March 19 - April 3, 2019
15-Day Panama Canal Bead Cruise

Holland America ::: ms Volendam

Click on the link above for more information or e-mail or call 360.271.1410.
There is a max of 24 beaders. So don't miss out, even if you're only mostly sure,
book now for the best pricing, your deposit is 100% refundable up to the final
payment date of Dec. 15, 2018!

April 27 - 28
Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar
Denver Merchandise Mart
Denver, CO
May 1 - 4 :: Trunk Show & Classes
Wild Beads
NEW STORE LOCATION!!!
Woodland West Shopping Center
1124 S Bowen Road, Arlington, TX
May 8 - 9 :: Lecture & Class
Golden Needle Quilt Guild
Lecture: Friendship Center @ CandyCane Park
Class: Quilters Quarters - 3500 W Davis, #270
Conroe, TX

May 14 - 18 :: Trunk Show & Classes
The Beadles Bead Store
114 W Dallas St., Broken Arrow, OK

May 22 - 25 :: Trunk Show & Classes
The Beaded Peacock
805 East Canal Street, Winona Lake, IN
574.371.2777

May 28 - June 2 :: Open
Prairie Flower Beads
210 West Cook Street, Portage, WI

June 2 - 9
Bead & Button Show
Milwaukee, WI
June 13 - 15
Minnesota Quilt Guild
Rochester, MN

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!

October 31 - November 3
International Quilt Festival
Houston, TX
November 5 - 9 :: Trunk Show & Classes
The Bead Studio
Rockport, TX
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Last Week in July 2020
DTBA

10-Day Alaska
Bead Cruise

Holland America ::: TBA

They haven't posted official cruise dates yet, but I'm
planning this for the last week in July or first
week in August.

Start saving and planning! We're doing a Double Denali (two days in Denali National Park) then cruising south through Glacier National Park and the Inside Passage!

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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Late March / Early April 2021
14-Day Hong Kong, China
& Japan Bead Cruise

Holland America ::: TBA

We're headed to the shopping mecca of Hong Kong then into China to get a chance to experience Tianamen Square and the Great Wall then into 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 ::: Click here to Pre-Register and Save Your Space!

Offical dates have not been released, but now is the time to start planning. 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 and we can start to reserve offical passage. 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.

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

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