Monday, December 27, 2010

Silk Ribbons are Back!

Great news! The silk ribbons are back in even more beautiful lush colors!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Holiday hours at Eclectica and The Bead Studio

December 24th 10:00am - 3:00pm

December 25th - Closed

December 31st 10:00am - 5:00pm

January 1st - Closed

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Euro Tool Power Punch!

New from EUROTOOL, our favorite tool company!
  • Rated for up to 16 gauge soft metals.
  • Lightweight carrying case.
  • Cutting dies and punches made of hardened steel.
  • PVC Padded grip.
  • Each punch and die is individually marked with size for ease and accuracy.
  • Chrome finish.
  • Replacement punch and dies set available.
  • 7 popular sizes: 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Birthstones - January is Garnet

Irina's ring project is featured in the January issue of BeadStyle magazine.

  • 22mm glass flower button with two holes
  • 8 ~ 4mm bicone crystals
  • 7" ~ 22 gauge dead-soft wire
  • 8 ~ 1 1/2" head pins
  • ring band
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
All supplies are from Eclectica. For more information call 262-641-0910.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stocking Stuffer Sale!

Stocking Stuffer Sale
December 16th - 19th

$5 ~ Stocking Stuffer Table 

50% OFF Holiday Themed Beads

 50% OFF Selected Czech Glass Strands

30% OFF ALL Kits Including 
Sale Kits at The Bead Studio

In-store sale only

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

New Class Schedule for January Now Available!

The January class schedule is now available online and at the store. Stop in and see the great new classes to choose from!

 Crystal Starlets Bracelet
Tuesday, January 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Woven Wrist Corsage
Thursday, January 13 & 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Crazy Eights Bracelet
Saturday, January 22, 10:00am-1:00pm
Special Guest Instructor ~ Sue Ripsch

These are just a small sampling of the new projects, for a complete list of our class projects, visit our website.

To register or for more information call 262-641-0910

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tool Sale & Gift with Purchase!

December 9th - 12th
Tool Sale ~ 20% OFF
Every Jewelry Designer loves tools for the Holidays! 

Gift with Purchase!
With every $50 purchase receive a Thunder Polish Crystal bracelet as our thank you gift to you!

In-Store Sale Only

Friday, December 3, 2010

Weekend sale at Eclectica!

Weekend Sale
December 3rd - 5th at Eclectica!

40% Off Artist and Focal Beads

Our Holiday Gift for You!

Fill a large-hole bead bracelet with 12 or more beads, purchase the beads and receive the bracelet as our gift to you!

A new $5 Make-n-Take project was just added to the Kids' Beadfest:

 The Swarovski Holiday Necklace

*All specials are in store only

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kids' Beadfest this weekend at the Bead Studio!

Kids' Beadfest
December 3rd - 5th at The Bead Studio!

$5 Kids' Make-n-Take Events
Memory Wire Bracelet
Freshwater Pearl Bracelet
Floating Necklace
Beaded Holiday Wire Ornament
Princess Pearl Necklace
Summer Vacation Necklace

Free Earring Make-n-Take

Minimum age 6 years old
Limited Seating
One pair per child

Kids' Beadfest Special!
Buy one Young Beader's or Holiday Kit and get one Young Beader's or Holiday Kit of equal or lesser value for 1/2 Price!

*All specials are in store only

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Base Metal Finishes from TierraCast!

TierraCast debuts two new finishes -- Black and Brass Oxide. This creative line is great for the latest jewelry designs. Many of their most popular charms and components are available in these finishes.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving
Eclectica & The Bead Studio!

Weekend Sale!

November 26th - 28th

Stone Strands - 50% Off

Freshwater Pearl Strands

50% Off

Loose Stone Beads - 50% Off

Artist Beads - 30% Off
C-Koop, Melanie Brooks,Butterfly Artworks, & more!

Buy one Kit, get the second kit of equal or lesser value for 1/2 Price at The Bead Studio!

In store only specials

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Findings Sale!

30% OFF Sale

November 18 - 21

We have such an incredible assortment of base metal and sterling silver findings, that we had to rearrange the store to accommodate them all! Please join us Thursday, November 18 through Sunday, November 21, when all findings will be 30% off at Eclectica.
  • Sterling Silver
  • Hill Tribe Thai Silver
  • Base Metal Findings in Silver tone, Gold tone, Copper & Gun metal
  • Vintage-Inspired Brass
  • New Antiqued Brushed Silver tone
In-store sale only

Friday, November 12, 2010

An Auction for Andrew Thornton

We here at Eclectica would like to help Andrew Thornton, a fellow jewelry designer who is in need. He's recovering from a surgery and could use a little help with his medical bills.

Whenever we stop at the Green Girl Studios booth and talk to Andrew, he's always so welcoming, and he's such a sweet person. He always has a kind word to say.

This necklace and earring set was created by Irina Miech from Precious Metal Clay and dichroic glass. The chain, the clasp, all of the jump rings, the ear wires, and all of the wire used are made of sterling silver.

We hope you'll consider bidding on this lovely necklace to show some support for Andrew.

To bid on this set, please leave a comment to this entry with the amount that you are bidding. The auction will close on Sunday, November 21st, 2010. All proceeds will be sent to Andrew. The winner must pay by credit card. The opening bid is $50.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Kit Sale at The Bead Studio!

Kit Sale at The Bead Studio!
November 11th - 14th

Holiday Earring Extravaganza - $36

Buy one kit and get the second kit
of equal or lesser value for 1/2 price!

In-store sale only

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our December class schedule is available!

Check our website for the December class schedule! There are lots of great classes available.

Jewels in Gear Necklace & Earrings Set
Wednesday, December 8 & 15
Intermediate Metal Clay

Crystal Starburst Pendant
Tuesday, December 14
Beginning to Intermediate
Needle & Thread

Holly Berries Bracelet
Saturday, December 4
Beginning Needle & Thread

Call (262) 641-0910 to register.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Venetian Bead Trunk Show!

Venetian Bead Trunk Show
November 8th-13th at
The Bead Studio

Come view an amazing selection of Venetian beads and components! Here for a limited time!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Still room in the following classes...

Precious Metal Clay
Jeweled Hollow Beads $75
Create fine silver hollow beads, embellish them with syringe and set stones. Learn a new finishing technique to create contrast. Make 2-3 beads.

Prerequisite: Level 1 Certification or proficient with syringe.
Level: Intermediate Metal Clay
Date: Monday, November 8, 15 & 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tools: Paint brush, Flexible sanding pad, or PMC tool kit, Metal or Agate burnisher.

Netted Bangle Bracelet $45
Learn the basic “netting” stitch. Make an elegant bangle with subtle pearls & crystals to give it a hint of sparkle. Great class for beginners!

Date: Saturday, November 13, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Level: Beginning Needle & Thread
Tools: Scissors

To register call 262-641-0910

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Our Huge Sterling Silver Trunk Show is Back!

From November 3rd - 30th we will hosting a giant sterling silver trunk show! There will be hundreds of styles of beads, clasps, pendants, spacers and much more!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 23rd Jewelry Making Fun Event!

We had a great turn out for our jewelry making fun event! Everybody left with a fun Halloween book pendant and a whimsical upcycled pair of earrings!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Make an Heirloom for the Holidays!

Victorian Netted Ornament Cover
November 3 & 10

Join us in making this beautiful netted ornament cover. Instruction, all materials and use of tools are provided for the $15 class fee.

Call for times, further details & to sign-up!
262-641-0961 extension 3

This is a reservation only make-n-take event, limited seating.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Steampunk in Bloom - BeadStyle cover feature by Irina Miech

New Kit Steampunk in Bloom Necklace!
Enameled copper flower and gear components combine to create the "Steampunk in Bloom" necklace by Irina Miech and featured on the cover of BeadStyle - November issue.

Color Available:
  • Floral Fantasy (rose, denim, rust, green, with copper chain)

For more information on this kit, visit our website.

New Kit - Steampunk in Bloom Earrings
Also by Irina and featured in this issue are the Steampunk in Bloom earrings. Pair these earrings with the matching necklace to complete the set, or allow them to stand on their own. Use a simple technique to link the flower and gear components together for these dangle earrings.

Color Available:
  • Harvest Fantasy (rust, gold with copper materials)
For more information on this kit, visit our website.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Jewelry Making Fun with BeadStyle Editor Cathy Jakicic

Saturday, October 23rd ~ 1:00 - 3:00pm
at Eclectica and The Bead Studio

BeadStyle Editor Cathy Jakicic, author of Hip Handmade Memory Jewelry will be here demonstrating fun jewelry techniques! Learn how to make a book club charm bracelet, and view jewelry featured in Cathy’s book. Bring in an aluminum can and learn how to upcycle it into beautiful jewelry from techniques shown in Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry.

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Holiday Arrivals!

Fun new holiday beads have arrived!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Second Annual Beads to Prevent Breast Cancer Event

October 25th-30th Pink Ribbon Auction

The Bead Studio will host a silent auction of artwork, on display during regular store hours. 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Froedtert Hospital Breast Cancer Research Fund.

October 25th-30th Pink Ribbon Collection

Purchase any beads from our pink ribbon collection, and 10% will be donated to breast cancer research.

October 30th Pink Ribbon Reception

Join us from 5-7pm for wine and cheese. Auction winners will be announced at 6:30pm. You need not be present to win.

October 30th
Make-n-Take Event

Make a pink bracelet for a $5 donation.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October Make-n-Take Events...

Wrapped Loop Bracelet
Make-n-Take Event

New date added
Friday, October 15th

Be sure to reserve your spot for the Wrapped Loop Bracelet Make-n-Take Event. Instruction, all materials and use of tools are provided for the $9 class fee.
Call for times, further details & to sign-up!
262-641-0961 extension 3

This is a reservation only make-n-take event, limited seating.

Stamped Pendant
Make-n-Take Event

October 19th & 20th
Be sure to reserve your spot for the Stamped Pendant Make-n-Take event. Instruction, all materials and use of tools are provided for the $5 class fee.

Call for times, further details & to sign-up!
262-641-0961 extension 3

This is a reservation only make-n-take event, limited seating.