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July 25, 2014

 


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Check out my new store!
I'm putting all my
bead stash stuff
there. I'll also be
putting them on
my Closeouts page

After 18 years of beading and experimenting and trying out different techniques. I have found a HUGE stash of Bali Sterling Silver Findings! AND precious stones, Natural Touch resign beads and more. I'll be adding these all summer to the Closeouts page and on my new Etsy store site.

You can get bulk discounts on my website, but the Etsy store doesn't let me do discounts for quantity, so if you want more than just the single pieces, get them here!

Summer Fun ... Book & Kit COMBO SALE!!!
Purchase ONE Kit AND ONE Book and receive
$5 OFF and FREE Shipping!
OR
Purchase TWO kits and choose ANY book and get the book 50% OFF and FREE Shipping!
Sale ends August 5, 2015 ... Discount applied before charging your CC.

Check out the
Closeouts & Great Finds!!!

I'm closing out some kits since I've added so many new ones, get them while they last.

AND I did find some great products while I was on the road, one is this fabulous Yazzii Craft Basket! It's even better than the one I had before.

Available in Navy (shown), Black, Maroon, Fushia (hot pink!) Sage Green, Purple and Aqua!

Sells for $49.95 + $11.95 S&H on the Yazzii website.
Yours for $40 + $6.50 S&H ... YOU SAVE $15.40

YAZZII CRAFT BASKET ... $40.00  

More space, double the outside pockets, which are deep enough to put two layers of tools in. I sell it for less than what you'll find on the Yazzii site and it also ships for less! I'll be getting more colors in, so if you order now, I'll ship as soon as I get them. Choose color in the shopping cart.

             

 

Come take a Class!
FREE Tickets to Get In

Only 8 tickets left to give away, so first come
first serve! Click here and let me know your name, mailing address (max 3 tickets).

I'll be teaching Make & Takes in my booth. Come by early to sign up for your seat and time, THEN shop the show. This way you'll have a guaranteed seat. Only 4 spaces available at a time, classes take from 30 minutes to 3 hours! Choose from any design in the booth.

This is jus the second year for this show. It is a great show with quality vendors and fabulous demonstrations, classes and displays of many different disciplines. Real beading classes

August 13 - 15 :: Oregon Convention Center :: 777 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR

 

BONUS Promotion!!! Alaska! 7 Day Bead Cruise
August 31 - September 7, 2016
ms Volendam

Reserve your cabin now for just $175,
50% OFF
the regular deposit of $350.
Receive a FREE Signature Beverage Package!
Valued up to $1400!
AND Dinner at the Pinnacle Grill,
a $58 value.

Don't miss out on the Bonus Promotion, it just started but can run for a couple of weeks to a couple of months, but they don't tell you when they'll stop offering it, so don't wait to at least get your deposit in and lock in your cabin price. We'll be tavelling on the ms Volendam. We're headed further north to Glacier Bay! Plus a new port of call Skagway. NOTE: This is a WEDNESDAY to WEDNESDAY sailing. This saves about $100 per person and usually cheaper air fares during the week.

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 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't believe
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!

Classes are based on a point system. You'll have 3 full points to go towards your projects. A point equals a project that would take approximately a full day and a little to finish. So for example, you can choose something as simple as a pair of earrings for a quarter point (.25), a bracelet for half a point (.5) or a necklace that can range from one full point or more for a more advanced and complex piece. Class choices will be posted shortly.

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, though as we get close to our beader limit, if you do not have a travel companion we will do our best to find you a room mate, but if not the single supplement would apply. All rooms can be set up with two singles or a queen. Cabin prices are subject to change as we get closer to the sailing date. So book early for the best rate!

$350 Deposit to reserve your space and cabin. Click here to place your reservation: Order
Questions? E-mail me bead@i-bead.com or call me at 360.271.1410 PST


L Inside Cabin
$1250 pp

FF Ocean View
$1450 pp

CA Lanai Cabin
$1715 pp

BB Vista Suite
$2215 pp
The Beaders Package is an additional $450, this is for 3 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, round nose plyers) reading glasses and/or magnifiers. If you don't have any basic tools a starter kit for $25 will be available. Class choices will be posted shortly.

NEW Book!!!
More Than A Needle Case
$24.95

Click here to see all the new
designs and kits!

Confetti Dragon - Zephyr - Wisteria
Floral Paisley - Hot Stuff - Sew Quilty - Blue Feathers - When Pigs Fly

Confetti Dragon
Needle Case

This fun little guy is all wrapped around the long needlecase in all his glorious colors and funny little face! This is NOT for the beginner, but if you are fairly comfortable with the Peyote Stitch, you won't have any problems.

Detailed step by step instructions to construct his head and add all the great details that make this such a fun piece!
COMPLETE KIT... $34.00  
PATTERN ONLY... $16.00  

Zephyr Needle Case

This elegant piece is soft peaches and cream floating around the needle case like a warm summer wind. Accented with a little sparkle with the netting of pale gold and little crystals accents.

COMPLETE KIT... $32.00
PATTERN ONLY... $14.00  


Wisteria Needle Case

Lovely rich greens, winding vines and perriwinkle flowers bring this piece to life. What a fun way to celebrate spring.
I love wisteria, they are amazing in the color variation,
but the perriwinkle is my favorite of all of them.

COMPLETE KIT... $30.00  
PATTERN ONLY... $12.00  

 

 

 

 


Book
"Gotcha Covered!"
$24.95  

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 - Floral Paisley


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. 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.

Classes are based on a point system. You'll have 5 full points to go towards your projects. A point equals a project that would take approximately a full day and a little to finish. So for example, you can choose something as simple as a pair of earrings for a quarter point (.25), a bracelet for half a point (.5) or a necklace that can range from one full point or more for a more advanced and complex piece. Class choices will be posted shortly.

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!

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.

Click here to place your reservation: Order


L
Inside Cabin
$2275pp

FF
Ocean View
$2700pp

CA
Lanai Cabin
$3750pp

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!

Interested in Beading
& 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!

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 5   C A L E N D A R   O F   E V E N T S
August 13 - 15
Quilt, Knit, Stitch
Portland Convention Center
Portland, OR
September 18 - 19
EverGreen Quilters Show
Birchwood Presbyterian Church
400 Meadowbrook Ct., Bellingham, WA
September 24 - 26
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!!!
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
September 29 - October 4
Trunk Show & Classes ~ Sew Beadazzled
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced.
Call to reserve your space!

1068 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA ~ 408.293.2232
October 8 - 10
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!!!
Pomona Fairplex, Pomona, CA
October 15 - 20
Trunk Show & Classes ~ Wild Beads
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced.
2833 Galleria Drive, Arlington, TX 76011
October 24 - 26
International Quilt Market - Wholesale Only
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
October 29 - November 1
International Quilt Festival
George R Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

November 4 - 10
Trunk Show & Classes ~ White Bluffs Quilt Museum
Great Classes for Beginners to Advanced. Call to reserve your space.
294 Torbett St, Richland, WA :: 509.943.2552

November 12 - 14
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!!!
Puyallup, WA
2 0 1 6   C A L E N D A R   O F   E V E N T S
March 15 - 29, 2016
Panama Canal Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America
14 day Panama Canal Cruise. Starting in San Diego, CA and ending in Fort Lauderdale, FL for only 24 beaders! No limit to non-beaders.
Contact me for more information or to reserve your space. Deposits and any payments made to the cruise are 100% refundable up til December 31, 2015! So you have nothing to lose except missing out on a fabulous trip! The earlier you reserve, the more cabin choices. Don't miss out, e-mail me!

August 31 - September 7, 2016
2016 Alaska Bead Cruise
Travelling on Holland America ms Volendam
Back by popular demand, for those of you who missed out or want to come along again and visit a different part of Alaska here's your chance. Limited to 24 beaders! No limit for non-beaders.

Contact me for more information or to reserve your space. Deposits and any payments made to the cruise are 100% refundable up til June 1, 2016!

Check back for updates and new Trunk Show & Classes that will be added throughout the year!

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