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April '12 Newsletter

Posted by The Bead Place on April 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM

It’s Springtime…

Hello to all our Bead & Fiber Lovers,

What’s On Sale?  Well, since you asked… How about this?  Bead Club members enjoy BOGO on ALL GLASS STRANDS - pressed glass, daggers, flowers, leaves, ovals, & rounds!  Buy one strand get one strand ½ off.  (This sale excludes Chinese crystal, Swarovski crystal & seed beads). Sale starts now & will run through the end of May.  If you have never noticed the wall of glass in our store, next time you’re in, take a moment & just look at all the beautiful color.  These strands make beautiful, bright jewelry for the upcoming summer season.


Happy Hour for Bead Club Members  Effective immediately & running through the end of May, The Bead Place will be hosting a happy hour every day from 2pm to 4pm.  No, we’re not serving drinks; we’re serving up tasty savings on strands of beautiful fresh-water pearls.  Half-off all full strands of fresh-water pearls from the walls or the showcase, every day from 2-4pm!  Quench your desire for beautiful pearls.


Farewell to Miche Bags  Enjoy 50% savings on all Miche related items while supplies last.


FREE Workshop Saturday, April 28th from 12-3p The Free Workshops are so much fun.  Mark it on your calendar & make a point to join us this month.  Stop in to see a sample of this month’s project, or check out the list of upcoming (& past) workshops at under News Feed, or on the calendar page.  We will be showing you how to make the Fairy Bangle this month.  No experience necessary…we promise!


NEW Metal Mondays The last Monday of every month is Metal Monday or Open Studio for you to use our tools & materials - just $10.00 per person.  Get advice & ideas from other metal-heads like yourself.

Some of the tools at your disposal: Metal letter & design stamps, assorted hammers, brass texture plates, torches, tripods, kiln, kiln bricks, third hands, bench blocks, vices, anvils, hole punches, dapping blocks, liver of sulfur, pickle, steel wool, micro buffing pads, forming pliers, brass & steel brushes, metal shears, steel ring & bracelet mandrels, tumbler, files, hand & power drills, center punches, badger balm, rubber texture mats (for PMC or polymer clay), acrylic rollers, clay misters, permanent markers, & various metal clay tools.


Metal Monday is first come, first serve.  Make sure to arrive by 7p.  Our hope is that Metal Monday will be a time for you to work on or try out a new project.  With that being said, anyone is welcome to come & watch, or just hang out, but please be courteous to those around you who are working.  If you plan to torch, please BYOB (bring your own butane - refills can be found at any hardware store in a little canister).


We hope to see you for our first Metal Monday, 4/30/12 at 7p.  Drop in & watch a demo on how to make a ball pin.  Fire is FUN!


5/6/12 Sunday - Can't find the perfect gift for Mother's Day?  Why not make it?!  We're hosting a Mother's Day Stamping Event the Sunday before Mother's Day.  Stop in anytime between 1p & 5p & we'll help you stamp something perfect for Mom!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS  He's coming back!  Trunk Show with Toyo at The Bead Place!  Monday, May 7th, 10a – 5p.  Bring your friends & shop ‘til you drop for beautiful high-quality precious & semi-precious gemstone strands.  One Day Only - Don’t miss the excitement!


5/26/12 Saturday - Sara of C-Koop is coming!!!! One of our favorite artists, Sara Lukkonen of C-Koop will be coming HERE to teach a Torch Enameling Class.  If you love her work as much as we do, & would like to know the art of copper enameling, sign up now!!!  There are still a few openings!  (Students supply MAPP gas & safety glasses - all other materials are included.)  Class fee is $120.00.  Please have a credit card handy when calling to register.  Exact time of class will be announced.


More yarn has been added to the 35% off sale bin.  Be sure to take a peek.  Woot!


New Goodies  Noro Shiraita - a luscious cashmere blend, Killino - a great linen/cotton yarn, Luna by Trendsetter with beautiful sequins, Luxury Silk by Knitting Fever, Luxury Mohair by Knitting Fever, Tamarillo another beautiful cotton by Schulana, Silver-filled French hook earrings, Small, tiny, itty-bitty letter & number stamps, More design stamps, Swarovski Crystal colors for summer, Silver-filled stamping blanks, Silk fairy ribbons



New Classes

Fair Isle Tam Class by Bridgette

English Garden Bracelet by Abbi

Organic Bangles by Abbi



Coming Soon

Summer’s Last Blast Yarn Crawl 7/26-29/12 (“Like” this on Facebook for periodic updates)

Frabjous Fibers Silk Hankies

One skein novelty scarf yarns from Plymouth

Colorful Hemp Samplers

Metal Cast Pendants


Reminders:  To honor our beautiful Mothers, The Bead Place will be Closed on Mother’s Day.  Have a wonderful day!


Like us on Facebook to be “in” on the scoop. Sometimes there are secret sales. Shhh.


Don’t forget to buy local & from independent retailers whenever possible. To find out more about this important

movement, please click ( You can & do make a difference!



Yay Local Artists! Buy Handmade!


The Bead Place 5200 North Illinois, Ste. 102 Fairview Heights, IL 62208 618/222-0772 for news, videos, and a current list of upcoming classes.


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