Returning to Alaska!
7 Day Bead Cruise
August 31 - September 7, 2016
Cruising with Holland America
on the ms Volendam. We're headed further north to Glacier Bay! Plus a new port of call.
This sailing has more port time to take advantage of the tours and scenic adventures! Click here to view the ship and iteneray. Tours have yet to be added since this is still a year and a half away, but you can look at 2015 tours to get an idea of what will be offered. This cruise departs from Vancouver, BC. This is a town well worth coming in a day early to tour around. I'll be checking out hotels and working a a group rate for those who want to come in a day early.
We will have THREE FULL DAYS of beading PLUS plenty of open session beading when you're done with the shore excursions. We seemed to always have someone in the Hudson Room beading unless it was reserved for another group.
Cruising the scenic Tracy Arm. You won'tbelieve the color of the water!
Take a ride up the scenic Tram in Juneau, or go for a hike up the trail to the top for incredible views of the fjords and ride the Tram back down!
Wander the scenic town of Ketchikan. Situated in the Tongass Narrows,
the houses and buildings cling to the hills and over the water.
This cheerful town calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World!
The library is located right next door to our beading room has great seating and fabulous views to sit and bead, plus really cushy chairs, you just have to get there early to get a prime spot! There is one main project, and two others you will great combinations of projects from designers all over the country to choose from. Projects will be updated after Bead and Button in Milwaukee! Got to see what's new and wonderful first!
As we add people to the group, the benefits will add up. Since this is so early, none have been added yet, but there will be! Maximum of 24 beaders, I've found this is a great size, lots of personal hands on time and not getting lost in the crowd!.
Lip Balm Carriers
These designs can carry the classic Chapstick and lip balm tubes inside. They don't fit tight around the lip balm tube, so they are easy to slip out use, then pop back in. They are a great size to wear as a necklace, not too bulky, or just leave the necklace off and carry in your purse.
You can also use them to carry other things too, they would make a lovely scent vessel. Just put a few drops of your favorite scented oil on a cotton ball. Wrap it in cling wrap and pierce it in several places with a toothpick so the scent can travel out. The oils won't get on the beads or your clothes.
Click on the picture to see the full design with necklace.
Book "Gotcha Covered!"
Click here to see all the designs and kits availalbe. Have fun with these five designs in the various formats to create some unique and usable gifts! The final designs in the book are Floral Paisley, Sew Quilty, Blue Feathers, Hot Stuff and When Pigs Fly.Four more to go.
Tissue Holder -
Come Along with Us! 14 Day Bead Cruise
March 15 - 29, 2016 Panama Canal
The cruise ship is filling fast now! One category of Balcony cabins are sold out, and not many more left at the next level ($25 more per person). We have Only EIGHT beading spaces LEFT! If you're at all interested at least get your deposit in to hold the best prices! Fully refundable up til December 31st of this year, so you have nothing to lose, but a LOT to look forward to! Click here to view itinerary and shore excursions.
We will be beading while we're at sea and then enjoy all the regular activities and shore excursions of each port location. What a way to combine our joy of beading (and for me keeping my hands busy!) with seeing the world. I LOVE cruises!
Holland America is a great cruise line.
Their ships are smaller by almost 1,000 passengers! We were in port with a Princess and NCL ship in Victoria BC, it possitively made our ship look small! This means less crowding and more attention to detail. Group would be limited to 24 beaders only.
You do NOT need to be an experienced beader. These classes are for all levels and experience. You will have over 10 projects to choose from with multiple color choices.
Cruise Price: There is no mark up on the cruise price, it INCLUDES ALL port fees and taxes. You will also receive an additional $100 shipboard credit, and any other promotions until sailing that are listed for this cruise, you will receive also.
NOTE: If you go elsewhere online to compare pricing, make sure the rate INCLUDES the port fees and taxes, they usually post it without!
The Beaders Package is an additional $575, this is for 5 full day classes, includes all your bead kits with complete instructions and appropriate thread and needles. You will need to bring your basic tools (snips, cutters, crimpers, extra needles) reading glasses and/or magnifiers. If you don't have any basic tools, a starter kit for $20 will be available.
Also I will be looking into new destinations for 2017, this will give you plenty of time to save up or sign-up on a monthly payment plan that will make this both affordable and possible! E-mail me to offer suggestions/locations for the next Cruise!
E-mail me to reserve your space today!
& Art Retreats?
I'll be planning more mini art and beading retreats summer 2015 in the beautiful Skagit Valley in Washington State. To find out more click here or sign up for my beading retreat newsletter.
The mini Art Retreats will be open sessions. Enjoy working inside or outside overlooking Padilla Bay. You can learn anything I have kitted in my studio or pulled from my HUGE bead stash, OR you can bring a beading project you've needed help with! There will be beading, applique quilt designs, and who knows what else available by then for you to explore and create!
Having Fun with Applique
Art Quilt Designs!
I have new ones on the drawing board and samples on the way. Click here to see the quilt designs. If you have a pattern idea e-mail it to me. If you want your fluffy buddy imortalized in fabric, I do custom designs, 12" x 12" portrait with placement and color code chart for $85. If it's one I'd like to use as a design for retail and it's okay with you, you will recieve the pattern for FREE! Just e-mail me several pictures of your furry friend close up and in action, and his/her name and a little about them. It helps me capture more of their personality.
Join me on Facebook!
I've been posting new pictures of designs
and I'll be blogging a little on
my travels as I get on the road.
Just search my name "Amy Loh Kupser" in Facebook and
send me a Friend Request!
As I travel cross country, if I'm passing
through or fairly close to your town I offer private classes.
Minimum students 4 and I need a place to park my RV, and 110v
power for free, in front of your house works just fine! I don't
charge for my travel or stay, since I was coming through anyway. Contact
me in advance to find out if I'll be anywhere by you, or
look at my schedule and you can sort of figure out where I'll
be and around what dates. Click here to see what classes are available and the prices.
Classes at Shows
Keep checking or sign-up for my e-mail
newsletter to be the first to know where I'll be and to get
free tickets (not all shows give us tickets though but I'll post
when I have them and for which ones)! Plus new classes to be
added at the trunk shows and crafting shows.