Monday, August 20, 2012

August/Sept Classes/News

I love summer but somehow it seems to fly by. We hope your summer was filled with sun and fun. Ours was filled with work and orders from our handbag line….so no fun or sun. Unfortunately our classes have had to take a back seat because of our tiring work schedule but we are offering a few classes in the next few weeks.

Store Hour Changes
We are also changing our store hours and days…so please note the new changes: We will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12pm to 6pm, Saturdays 12pm to 5pm.
We will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Our sidewalk sale
will be Saturday Sept. 29th. We are scheduling it later in the month in hopes that there will be cooler weather. We are making space for new inventory and freeing up our storage space…so join us for a fun day. Icy cold lemonade and unbelievable deals that have been dug up from the bead vaults. We will be wheeling and dealing with closeouts on tons of items.

Our New Gallery
Pudgy Beads will be adding a selling gallery to our retail store so big changes are ahead. Our target date to open is November 1st just in time for the holiday selling season. If you would like to be put on the list to receive additional information, call or come in.


BASIC BEADING WORKSHOP I/Bracelet This is our basic beginner’s stringing workshop. In this class, you will learn how to choose and attach clasps. You will learn about the different stringing materials and tools required to design with. You will leave with a finished bracelet. Class Fee: $15.00, Materials not included. Date: Saturday, 8/25, 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, Materials not included, Dates: Saturday 9/1/ 1:00pm – 3pm.

Intro to Polymer Clay:  Stamping and Glazing Techniques  If you’re completely new to polymer clay, or have used it but want to learn these specific stamping techniques, this class is for you! Learn how to condition the clay, stamp it, bake it, and glaze it. Create faux ceramic and/or metallic pendants and earrings that you can incorporate into other beading and wirework projects. Bring stamps, textures sheets, bead, buttons…. anything that can create texture and be pushed into clay.  Come enjoy creating beautiful bright pieces, and gaining basic tips on how to work with this wonder medium. Date: Saturday Sept 8th 1pm tp3pm Class Fee: $40.00 (materials not included).

Wrap Bracelet - Julia Roberts wore one in the Movie "Eat Love Pray" and Chan Luu made them everyone’s wearing them. You should all know that we are talking about the wrap bracelet. Wrap Bracelets are hot! In this class we will show you how to master a version of this bracelet. After this class you will be churning them out with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board. Class Fee: $40.00 Saturday September 15, 1pm to 3pm (materials not included).

Bella Beautiful This is a fun and fanciful design that is easier to make than you would think. After learning this technique you will be beading by the yard! Its time to get started on your christmas list and with just a few design twists you will be making all your friends the same thing and they all will look a little different. This  beading technique can be made as a pendant, earrings, or a necklace. In class we will be making the earrings. Class Fee: $40.00, Saturday Sept 22, 12:30pm – 2:30PM