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May 6, 2018



You can order MORE of the Cruise Projects than your allotted points.

Additional points are $25 per .25 point. Add all the kits you'd like to have to your shopping cart. Choose a credit card for "payment type" and complete purchase.


Panama Bead Cruise Project Choices...
Final design options are posted ... Place your orders for kits by December 31st. If you don't use all your points I will have a great mini-trunk show of kits from designers from all over the country that I will be collecting as I do my summer show run.

You can also order any other kits and supplies from my website and they will be applied to the appropriate point value. Lots of bracelet, necklace and the fun amulet bag designs to choose from!

Bead Cruise &
Retreat Projects

Amy Loh Kupser

You may have met me at shows or stores around the country. I've been teaching beading for over 20 years. I enjoy teaching and have a unique format for the retreats and cruises where you work on what you want on any given day, for as long or a short a time as you wish. Switch between projects or focus on just one.

Sweet Dreams - Key Card Holder

The wonderful projects offered are the designs of many of the other great national designers plus myself. Some choose to focus on designing, others who would rather not travel, and some who have just graciously granted me permission to teach their designs so you get a chance to learn about them. Some of these designers I'd love to be able to bring along sometime in the future as these grow.

There are a lot of options to choose from and are based on a point system. A point is equivalent to approximately a 1-2 day project, so earrings would be as little as .25 point. A projects points also depend on its components and complexity.

Cruise Class Times: There will be Full Day sessions (AT SEA DAYS), 10 am - 4:30 pm and half days (when we are either waiting to go ashore or after we come back) you can then continue work a current project or work on smaller projects.

NW Bead Escape Class Times: Class Days are from 10 am - 4:30 pm SUNDAY, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, Open Session / Tour Days TUESDAY, FRIDAY.

NOTE: These projects are for Bead Cruise & Retreat Participants ONLY.
Not available for regular website orders.


Panama Canal
December 31, 2018
Project Points . . . . . . . . . . 3 Points
Teton Bead Retreat
July 15, 2019

Project Credit . . . . . . . . . . $300 + 5% off kit price

You can also use your any additional points left towards the goodies at the bottom of the list and other supplies or tools you may not have and need for the cruise/retreat. Some of these are great products that are perfect for beading while travelling.

You will be able to choose colors once you've add the project to your shopping cart. Colors may vary due to different computer monitors. Limited additional kits will be on hand to purchase or exchange color ways.

If you see something specific on any of the designers web pages,
including mine! That you would like to do in addition to the options below:

Type the Designers Name ... Project Name ... Color Way
Into the"Ordering Instructions" box in the shopping cart.

I will calculate the project points needed and let you know the total.

Designs by Amy Loh Kupser
Choose from ANY of my amulet, bracelet or necklace designs on the main website to add as a project, e-mail me if you have questions about how it would work with your project points.

Sweet Dreams (Shown above)

Blue, Teal &
Green Floral

Teal Floral

Pecan, Lavender
Floral Splash

Aqua, Teal &
Purple Clouds

Orange, Purple,
Plum Floral

Purple & Blue

Pastel Cream &
Teal Vines

Orange, Purple,
Plum Texture

Sweet Dreams ............. 1 Point

Select Batik fabric choice in shopping cart. May not be exact
but very similar and extras will be available to exchange.
MANY more color choices at the studio to choose from,
so don't worry about exact color now. You'll have the option to
"choose later" in the shopping cart.

This is the perfect size for your cruise room key or as a mini purse for your credit card and ID as you walk around town and not have to carry a purse! Explore bead embroidery and have some fun with fringing. This piece is both easy and complex. You decide how much to embellish it. Keep adding to it through out the whole cruise. You just need to zip up the sides and add the necklace and you can start wearing it immediately!

Each kit comes with two moon faces, eyes open and closed. Lovely lucite flowers or other beautiful accent beads, or stones, pearls, or other fanciful shapes to go with the colors of the fabric, plus a custom bead mix.

The pattern will include detailed instructions on different bead emboidery techniques, necklace options and more!

Klondike Amulet Bag

Bring a little bit of the Northwest back with you. This design represents more than just the Kondike but the great Pacific Northwest.

As each person places their project order you'll get your choice of the porcelain focals. Picture on the right is just a sample of the designs. I'll e-mail you a current photo as soon as your order comes in.

String the fringe elements and accent beads in your own unique combination for the necklace and around the bag will make it your own. Time to get creative or follow the original pattern.

The amulet comes in TWO color ways:

Kondike Forest - A combination of deep satin browns with AB coat and bronze, dark olive, burnt sienna and cream and amber accents.

Klondike Glacier - Soft teal blue greens, champagne beige, white, frost white, crystal sea foam and teal AB accents.

The fringe elements consist of daggers, crystals, seed beads, and natural stone to compliment each color way. Components will vary in each kit.

Klondike Amulet Bag ........ 1 Points



Designs by Ella Des

Ella is an amazing international designer. She travels the world by sail boat! Touching down here and there but never in one place long. She creates the most wonderful designs. Her patterns are super detailed with step by step photos along with her descriptions. I'm proud to offer these designs from her.

Zahara Pendant
A Lunasoft Cabochon glows softly from the middle of this fantastic pendant. Taking advantage of the contrast of the soft glow from the center to the sparkle of the crystals outside nestled inbetween the delicas and seed beads. Each color way will be tone on tone like the sample to the left. Extras of the color ways are available to swap or add!.

Ocean Breeze - Aqua / Teals .... Midnight Iris - Deep Purple / Black AB / Indigo ....
Tropical Splash - Tangerine / Fuchsia

Zahara Pendant ...... .35 Point


Designs by Patty Tiry... BeadPrestige

I'm proud to introduce Patty Tiry from Palmyra Wisconsin. She doesn't make it to the west coast for any shows so unless you've been out to the mid-west shows you'll not have run across her. She has some beautiful designs and these are the four I've chosen as official projects.

You can see or purchase more of her designs here www.beadprestige.etsy.com. I will also be bringing along a great mini-trunk show of a mix of all her designs for you to see in person and add to your stash! If you see something specific on either of her websites that you'd like to get, let me know and I'll make sure to put it in your goody bag!

Mademoiselle Necklace

Colors, colors and more colors! You will use a variety of stitches that incorporate the new Diamond Duo beads to create this beautiful and uniquely layered Medallion center piece with a very stylish chain.

KR035 - Color Choices: Blue, Copper or Pink

.4 Point

Confectionary Delight Bracelet

Yummy is an understatement for this bracelet! The perfect compliment to the Mademoiselle Necklace without being matchy matchy. What a fun mix of the new shapes and a great way to try them out.

KR038 - Color Choices: Copper, Blue or Pink

.35 Point

Elaine Bracelet

If you'd like something a little more delicate,
this is the bracelet to go with the necklace above.

KR037 - Color Choices: Copper, Blue, Gold or Pink

.25 Point


Patchwork Pendant

If you'd like something a little more delicate, this is the bracelet to go with the necklace above.

KR015 - Color Choices: Blue, Copper/Ruby, Purple
Green/Pink, Brown

.33 Point



Designs by Marla Salezze ... BeadedByMarla.com

I've chosen these two lovely designs but she has so many more available on her website. I will have a wonderful little trunk show from her on the ship of her other designs. Choose from these two elegant desgins to add to your projects!

Rivoli Raindrop Earrings
Color Choices: Black Diamond, Olivine or Topaz

.55 Point

These stunning designs include all supplies
needed for the project, including needles, thread and
in-depth color printed instructions. Marla uses Swarovski
crystals, freshwater pearls, sterling silver and 24k gold plated seed beads and Nunn Design metal components in her kits.

Through the Looking Glass Necklace

This is a great combination of chain, metal and beads to create an elegant necklace with a unique look.

Color Choices: Black Diamond, Vintage Rose or Topaz

.75 Point


Designs by Kelly Wiese ... TheBeadParlor.com

These are just a sampling of the designs by Kelly. Save some of your project points!
I will be bringing a mini-trunk show box on the cruise ship with selections from her design line.

Visit her website to see all the great designs, if you see something specific that you would like to do,
let me know by June 9th and I'll make sure to pick up that kit Type the name and color way into the
"Ordering Instructions" box in the shopping cart.

Designs shown from left to right: Moonglow Pendant, Crystal Lariat, Modern Geometry Bracelet, Pagoda Bracelet, Bling Wing Earrings, Pagoda Ring, Squared Crystals Necklace, Crown Jewel Pendant, Antique Elegance Bracelet.


Travel Goodies...

Got Light?

Found these fabulous lights a quilt show and immediately saw the perfect portable craft/task light! Nothing to break, no replacing bulbs, and light weight.

Tables on a cruise ship are small and there isn't a power plug handy in various places. These lights can be powered via the portable battery packs you can purchase for as little as $10 at your local box store (see picture to right), powered by the same USB to Micro USB cord and wall plug that comes with your phone (if its a Samsung or Android, not iPhone).

Three styles to choose from: 1) 4 LED lights,
2) 8 LED lights, or 3) 4 LED uses 2 AA Batteries (picture coming, will fit in the carrier shown).

These lights are full spectrum, giving you a true color and you wear it so that it is angled right over your hands where you're looking, not shining at you or in front of you putting your beads in the shadow under your hands, or trying to find a place to set your light without it getting in the way. I find the eight elements to be a bit much and will use your battery power up a little quicker, but if you need the extra light, there's no comparison. No more leaning forward over and over again to get your hands under the light to see what you're doing, saving your back!

The 4-LED will run on the inexpensive portable power source for 6-7 hours, pretty amazing, cut that by half for the 8-LED. So it's always good to have two batteries on hand, one to be charging, one to be in use, or if you have one of the newer mega power packs, you'll be set! If you choose the AA battery one, make sure to bring RECHARGEABLE batteries, at least 6, one set to use, one set to be in the charger and one set for backup. You do NOT want to buy batteries on the cruise, expect to pay 4-6 TIMES more, it will be a LOT less expensive to have purchased the rechargeable batteries at home!

SewLite Options
SewLite-4-LED USB

SewLite-8-LED USB
SewLite-4-LED - AA Battery
Light Holder Kit - (Light sold separately)
Color choices on the cruise, a fun rainbow of color combinations to choose from.

USB to Micro USB Power Cord & Charger
.2 Point
.3 Point
.3 Point
.3 Point

.15 Point

Design Save'n Go! Junior........ .25 Point

Keeps your projects-even small beads and tools -perfectly in place! Includes a design template and The Perfect Bead Mat which allows you to keep your project just how you left it! 1) Create on the built-in Perfect Bead Mat! 2) Not finished? No problem! Just close it! 3) Take your unfinished project with you! 4) Open it and everything is right in place (NOTE: Only if you don't tip it sideways!)

We have found this a great tool for beading and the size is just right to pack around the ship.


Beaders Starter Kit .......... .25 Point

New to beading? These are all the basics you will need to do the projects on the cruise or retreat. OR if you are a beader and have all the tools, but don't want to pack them all along. Now, they'll be waiting for you in your goodie bag!

  • Snips for Thread or Fireline
  • Beading Mat
  • Size 10 & 12 Beading Needles
  • Silamide
  • 6lb. Fireline 15 yd Spool (2)
  • Tape Measure
  • Bees Wax
  • Bead Scoop
Note: Does not include Thread Heaven shown in picture, it's no longer available.

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