Friday, October 23, 2009

70% OFF - Special Closeout Table!

We have added new styles to the 70% OFF closeout table.
The selection is fantastic!
(In-store only)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Holiday Sparkle Sale starts October 24th!

Join us at Eclectica from October 24th through November 8th for the Holiday Sparkle Sale!

  • All semiprecious stone and pearl strands ~ 20% Off (excluding Swarovski pearls)

  • CZ strands ~ 50% Off

  • 20% Off All loose semiprecious stone beads, pearls, and drilled CZ's
(In-store sale only)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Furnace Glass Sale!

All furnace glass is 40% OFF!
(In-store sale only)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Resin & Beaded Bead Trunk Show

Have you seen our Indonesian trunk show yet? We have Resin Bead strands in rich variegated colors & sizes. They are amazingly light...Big...Funky & Fun!! We also have beaded beads with intricate patterns of tiny seed beads.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

PMC Certification Level III: Advanced Metal Clay

In this class the student will learn advanced metal clay techniques, including how to make a hinged pendant, applying gold leaf to a metal clay pendant, enameling, and advanced ringmaking and stone setting techniques. This class is designed by Irina Miech and recognized by the PMC Guild International.

  • Dates: May 14th & 15th, 2010 (Friday 10:00am-7:00pm & Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm)

  • Class fee: $350 (includes ALL materials and a copy of Inventive Metal Clay for Beaders).

  • Tools: Tool kit from Level I Introduction to Metal Clay class.

  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level II Intermediate Metal Clay class.

To register call 262-641-0910

Saturday, October 17, 2009

PMC Certification Level II: Intermediate Metal Clay

In this class, the student will create six projects and learn how to create a bezel for a natural stone pendant, a prong setting for a large CZ, and how to use sheet as a CZ setting. The student will also create a hollow constructed bead and make earrings using a mold. This class is designed by Irina Miech and is recognized by the PMC Guild International.

  • Dates: April 9th & 10th, 2010 (Friday 10:00am-7:00pm & Saturday 10:00 am-5:00pm)
  • Class fee: $335 (includes ALL supplies, materials, tool kit and a copy of More Metal Clay for Beaders).

  • Tools: Tool kit from Level I Introduction to Metal Clay class.

  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I certification class.

To register: Call 262-641-0910.

Friday, October 16, 2009

PMC Level 1 Certification, Introduction to Metal Clay

The Introduction to Metal Clay class features projects and techniques designed by Irina Miech and recognized by the PMC Guild International. In this class you will create eight metal clay projects while exploring a variety of basic techniques, such as rolling out clay, texturing, using syringe, making hollow forms, using sheet, and setting CZs. Have fun creating beautiful jewelry in metal clay!

  • Dates: March 19th & 20th, 2010 (Friday 10am-7pm & Saturday 10am-5pm)

  • 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

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Octopus Ojime Lariat featured in BeadStyle

The November 2009 issue of BeadStyle featured the Octopus Ojime Lariat by Irina Miech. This project features a whimsical octopus followed by a playful trail of pearl bubbles.

For more information on this kit, visit our website. You can also view the "Wooden Owl Necklaces" mentioned in the article, which is available on the BeadStyle website.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Indonesian Bead Trunk Show!

Come join us for an exciting display of beads from Indonesia! We will be hosting a special trunk show October 12th - 31st, featuring beautiful handmade glass beads called "manik manik." These colorful, fun beads from Java will add a touch of whimsy to your designs.

The trunk show will also contain handmade beaded beads from Indonesia with wonderful patterns and textures.

Stop in and see the trunk show!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

On Saturday, October 3rd, we held a special fundraiser to benefit The American Cancer Society. Even though the weather did not cooperate, it did not dampen the enthusiasm, and we raised over $500 for Breast Cancer Research.

Thank you to all of the vendors who supported us in this fundraising effort, and thank you to all of the customers who stopped by and made it a success!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hill Tribe Silver Trunk Show!

We will be hosting a Hill tribe silver trunk show from October 10th through October 31st.

This trunk show will be featuring many beautiful and distinctive silver beads, pendants, and components. The silver content in Hill Tribe silver beads is higher than the silver content in sterling silver, and the beads are handmade by the Karen Hill Tribe in northern Thailand using traditional tools and techniques.

We hope you will join us for this event!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Free Make-n-Take Event

Join us in October for our special Free Funky Felt Earrings Make and Take Event! Starts October 1st runs through the end of the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:15am to 7:00pm.
  • Limited seating
  • One Pair of Earrings per Person
  • Minimum age: 16 years