Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Summer is finally here...I'm always happier in summer. Pudgy Beads is in the mist of filling orders for our handbag and jewelry line. We got into a major catalog and we are excited but busy. Trying to keep my day job of running the store and filling my orders is exhausting but we are seeing light at the end of a tunnel. The first issues of the catalog will be in the store late August or early September. Be sure to drop by and check it out.
Stay tuned for our "Bead Store yard/Sidewalk sale" sometime in July. We are consolidating and clearing out inventory and will have lots of odds and ends at rock bottom stay tuned for our July Newsletter with all the details.
Remember stay cool and enjoy the beautiful summer we are having.

Classes  Below

SOLDERING WORKSHOP I/Bracelet Learning to solder can open up a whole new world of jewelry making to you. Though the process is fairly simple it does take practice. In this class you will be learn to solder Sterling or Copper square rings then fabricate them into a bracelet. We will spend some time on safety aspects and learning how to handle and adjust the flame. Class Fee: $60.00, Materials not included. Dates: Saturday 6/23,12:30pm – 4:00pm

WIREWRAP COMPONENTS - This class is for anyone who wants to take their wirewrap and fabricating skills to another level. You can even take this one if you are a beginner to wirewrapping. We will be making components and connecting them into a necklace. We'll be working with a large gauge of aluminum wire to make your components easier to construct. We will also fabricate your pieces using a bench block and a ball peen hammer. This class is perfect to make the long necklaces that so in style now. Class Materials not included. Class Fee $45.00, June 30, 1:00pm-3:00pm

BASIC WIRE WRAP/CABOCHON  In this class you will learn basic wire wrapping skills. You will use wire to create a structural frame or saddle around a glass or stone cabochon. The frame will securely hold the piece and convert it into a pendant. This class is a must for enhancing your beading repertoire. Materials not included. Class Fee: $35.00, Dates: June 24, Sunday 1:00pm – 3pm


WORKING WITH CRYSTAL CLAY WORKSHOP  - Crystal clay is the latest thing to use to set chaton crystals. You will be mixing two clays together and shaping it to the shape of your bezel. You will handset your crystals into the clay to give your finished item as much or as little bling as you want. You will work with different bezel shapes to create stunning pendants, rings or bracelet parts. This is a hands on workshop, so come prepared to have fun and work with this new product. Workshop Fee: $15.00 (materials range from 15.00 up depending on how many finished items you want . Workshop Date: Saturday 7/7, 1:00pm - 3:00pm