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Oct. 26, 2014


Just Bead'n
Around, Vol. 2

Beader's Chatelaine


14 Day Bead Cruise
March 15 - 29, 2016 Panama Canal

We bead 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 12-24 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. Once we reach 16 beaders an extra national instructor will be brought along to learn from at no additional cost to you.

Cruise Price: There is no mark up on the cruise price, it INCLUDES ALL port fees and taxes. You will also receive an additional $50 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!

Cabin Categories:
All prices are based on double occupancy, please e-mail me for single occupancy or other cabin pricing.
If you don't have a room mate and are flexible we can help you double up in a cabin.
The beds can be made into two singles instead of a queen.

Inside Cabin

Ocean View

Lanai Cabin

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!

Changes in Show Schedule. . . 2015 & 2016
I've had to cancel a few shows this November. I'm going to miss seeing you there. But I will be back out again this spring, remember, if I am travelling through your area, it's always a possiblity to have me stop by for a 1/2 day or full day private also be running more retreats at my new studio in Washington state, so don't miss out! Click here to see the full Schedule.

Closeout on KITS - Only a few left!
With a whole new book of designs coming and kits, I need to thin out older inventory. This is your chance to save and pick up kits that are going to be discontinued. The patterns will still be available, but not the complete kits. Don't miss out, especially ones with special fringe beads, as many of these use beads I can't even find or get anymore! Orders will be filled in date order. Click here to view.

New Book! "Gotcha Covered!"
Pre-Release Special $20 FREE Shipping!

Here are the lip balm covers, just working on the "When Pigs Fly" design and the Kleenex covers, which are really large. They are the size of the bag I made to fit the new smart phones up to the G4 Galaxy and older iPhones. Not the new huge ones which are really to large to make a beaded cover for.

Here is the Paisley Flower, Quilt, Feather and Flames designs. I'm beading the "When Pigs Fly" now and tweaking the Kleenex cover size. Though these will take me 24-30 hours each to bead, they are not small. So thank you for your patience, it will be well worth it and you will get it in time to make some Christmas gifts for that someone special.

Interested in Beading & Art Retreats?
I'll be planning more mini art and beading retreats that will happen spring/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!

Private Teaching...
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.

2 0 1 4   C A L E N D A R   O F   E V E N T S
October 25 - 27
International Quilt Market - Wholesale Only
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
October 29 - November 2
International Quilt Festival
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
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January 15 - 18
Pasadena Bead and Design Show
Hilton Pasadena ~ 168 S Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA
January 22 - 25
Road to California Quilt Show
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA
January 29 - 31
Rusty Barn Sew, Quilt, Craft Show
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Come by and sign-up, THEN go shopping, limited space and classes fill fast!!!
Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix, AZ
February 4 - 8
The Best Bead Show
Kino Veterans Memorial Community Center
2805 E Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ
February 11 - 15
Piecemakers Country Store
Come take a class in a beautiful setting. Open sessions, learn what you want, take the time you need to enjoy learning something new.
1720 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA
February 19 - 21
Rusty Barn Sew, Quilt, Craft Show
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Come by and sign-up, THEN go shopping, limited space and classes fill fast!!!
San Mateo Expo Center, San Mateo, CA
February 26 - March 1
Sew & Stitchery Expo
Check their website for my classes! They fill fast, - so don't wait to reserve your space!
Booth#511 ~ Showplex ~ Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup WA
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March - 2016
Panama Canal Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America or Norwegian Cruise Lines
I've just started working on either a 10 or 14 day Panama Canal Cruise.
Looking to find out who's interested and if you prefer 10 or 14 days.
Coast to coast or embark and debark at the same port.
Only 24 spaces available, looks like 6 may be coming along already!
So let me know as soon as you can if you're interested in more
information as I get it. E-mail me!
Check back for updates and new Trunk Show & Classes that will be added throughout the year!

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