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July '11 Newsletter

Posted by The Bead Place on June 29, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Hello Everybody!

Grasshopper Design Challenge!

The projects were put on display at The Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, WI. The winners were chosen by Jeff of JP Imported, the creator of the grasshopper beads! ...and the winners are: 1st Place - Jeanine "JD" Dunn! 2nd Place - Jason Sinco! 3rd Place - Linda Sinco! Our winners have already received their prize baskets chocked full of fun items! Thank you to everyone who participated in this silly contest. And, a big thank you to JP Imported for donating to the prize stash.

If you’d like to see the photos, they will be posted on our Facebook page under the 2011 Design Contest Photo Album.

What’s New!

Yarn, and Lots of It !!!!!!!

A knitter knows what YO means. The last couple of days here at The Bead Place, we have had YARN all OVER the place. You see, we have brought in a new line – in a BIG way. Trendsetter arrived this week and we are so excited. We have so many beautiful novelty yarns to share with all of you. Also, we will be introducing a new technique (debuting at Fiber Friday, 7pm) on July 1st. Trust me, we’ve got you covered for Christmas gift ideas THIS year.

Summer's Last Blast Yarn Crawl

Oh my gosh - Don't Miss This!!!!!!!  We are THRILLED to have been invited to participate in this year's St. Louis Metro Area Yarn Crawl.  Beginning Thursday, 7/28 - Sunday 7/31.  Four days + 12 shops = 1 Great Event.  For more information, see the events page on Ravelry, or go to Facebook pages "Summer's Last Blast Yarn Crawl," or, simply come into the shop and we will fill you in on all the details.  Passports will soon be available online and at The Bead Place.


Also New (Kind-of):

Free Workshop last Saturday of every month from 12p-3p (Stop in to see a sample of this month’s project, or check out the list of upcoming (and past) workshops at under News Feed, or on the calendar page).

The Sale! Back by popular demand!!!! We have an awesome, incredible, stupendous, best ever, better than you could ever imagine sale for you this month. Buy ANY strand of Semi-Precious and get ANY strand of Semi-Precious 50% off. Go ahead…read it again…I’ll wait. That’s right! We didn’t say “equal or lesser value” did we... so, wouldn’t you agree that this is a “fantabulous” sale? Buy a $10 strand and get a $180 strand for $90.00. Are we crazy? Maybe a little – we just want you to have some fun! The only catch is this sale is for existing Bead Club Members only. Sale starts July 1st and ends on July 31st. Come in and check out our newly expanded Semi-Precious Wall.

New Stuff!

-Beginning Knitted Lace Class

-Metallic Leather

-Micro Wire Wrapping Class

-Ceramic Letter Beads

-Fiber Boa Class

-Pagewood Farms Roving

-Frabjous Fibers “Sparkle” Roving

-Wire Weaving Pendant Class

-Pagewood Farms Hand-dyed Cotton Yarn 

-Trendsetter Novelty Yarns (Out the Wazoo)

-Wire Weaving Earrings Class

-Needle Felting Pendant Kits

-Silver-Filled Earring Findings

-Fun Lantern Moon Stitch Markers and Bracelets

-More TierraCast beads in the newest “black ox and brass ox” finishes

-Semi-Precious strands and loose stones

-Basic Bead Stringing Bracelet Kits

-Berlini and Katia Yarns

-New Miche Bag Shells

-Magnesite “Chipper” Pendants – Fun for Summer, get ‘em while they last!



Coming Soon!

Earring of the Month Club!

Plymouth Galway Yarn

More Trendsetter Yarn



Happy Birthday America! We will be closed on Monday, July 4th. Have a safe and happy holiday!


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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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