Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bead and Button Show

Join us for one of the largest bead shows in the country! The Bead & Button Show will be held at the Midwest Express Center in downtown Milwaukee, WI from June 4th through June 7th, 2009. We will be bringing a huge assortment of beads, including semiprecious stone, pearls, artist beads, Swarovski crystal, and much more. We will also be showcasing metal clay tools and products, including a large variety of unusual CZs and our exclusive line of stamps. We are set up as booth numbers 601-609, 611, 613, 700, 702, 704, 708, 710, 712, and 714. We hope to see you there!

Please note that on June 4th the show is open for a special preview for preregistered buyers only.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bead and Button Kiosk

Taking a class at Bead & Button before the Marketplace opens? Just realized that you forgot that all-important beading needle? Last minute beads, tools, and class supplies may be purchased at our beading kiosk, located on the 2nd floor of the Hyatt Hotel in the atrium area. Our kiosk will open daily at 7:00 am from Sunday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 3 as a courtesy and convenience for beading students prior to the opening of the Bead Marketplace.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Come in and check out our sale!

From May 23rd - June 8th we will be having a sale in our store!

50% Off Pearl Strands and Glass Pearl Strands
(Excluding Swarovski Pearls)

30% Off Semi-precious Stone Strands, Loose Stones, Stone Cabochons, and Loose Pearls

20% Off Seed Beads

Stop by and see our amazing selection!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our new class schedule has arrived!

Our new July - August class schedule is available at the store and on the web! Click here to view our class schedule on our website. We will explore many new techniques, including making jewelry out of photos and bead crochet. Please stop by the store or click on the link to see our new summer classes!

Friday, May 15, 2009

PMC Level 1 Certification, Introduction to Metal Clay

We've added another opportunity to take the Level I certification class!

The Introduction to Metal Clay class features projects and techniques designed by Irina Miech and recognized by the PMC Guild International. Learn new techniques and skills, and make eight projects. Have fun creating beautiful jewelry in metal clay!
  • Dates: July 7th & 8th (Tuesday 10am-6pm & Wednesday 10am-6pm)

  • Cost: $335 (fee includes ALL supplies, tools, and the book Metal Clay for Beaders)

  • Location: The Bead Studio, Galleria West Shopping Center, 18900 W Bluemound Rd Ste 139, Brookfield, WI (located next to Eclectica)

  • To register: Call Eclectica at 262-641-0961

Limited space available

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Multi-hole Electroplated Leaf Components!

These wonderful components are actual leaves that have been electroplated with silver (.925) and copper. Each leaf is unique and will vary in size.

There are two styles available (for more information visit the Featured Beads section):
  • Drilled with one hole at the top for a jump ring or bail (photo below, left leaf).
  • Drilled with one hole at the top for a jump ring or bail and four additional holes for embellishing (photo below, right leaf).

These leaves offer a world of possibilities for creative jewelry design!

The leaves are featured in Irina's new book Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders, which is published by Kalmbach Books.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Swarovski Bead Sale

Starting May 1st, selected Swarovski styles and colors will be 30% OFF.