7 Day Bead Cruise
Aug. 31 - Sept. 7, 2016
Holland America ms Volendam
Combine your love of beading and travel by cruise ship in one! More projects to be added this coming couple of weeks!
We're about halfway booked up, so don't wait, get your reservation in. And if you have to cancel later, there is NO CANCELLATION FEE if you cancel before the final payment date!
Hold your cabin at the best price which is available NOW. If you wait, the cabin prices only go up. We have a beader looking for a room mate, so if you were worried about booking for just one, get a hold of me so I can connect you and find out if you'd make good room mates!
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!
NEW Project . . . "Sweet Dreams"
This lovely lady has such a peaceful demeansor. I had a lot of fun designing this project. This is perfect for your room key which is all you'll need while cruising! Learn to do some bead embroidery, fun fringing and a creative adjustable necklace. Your choice of beautiful hand dyed batik fabrics, then chose from four different bead mixes to compliment the fabric.
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! OR, head up to the crows next and pick out a great seat up there, enjoy the music and scenery all around.
As we add people to the group, the benefits will add up. 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! We're about halfway there, so don't wait to reserve your space, also the earlier you reserve the lower the cabin price!
Classes are based on a point system. You'll have 3 full points to go towards your choice of 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. Additional points will be available for purchase if you just can't decide! Click here to see current class choices.
More Than A Needle Case
Click here to see all the new designs and kits!
Confetti Dragon - Zephyr - Wisteria -
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
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 -
14 Day Bead Cruise!!!
March 15 - 29, 2016 Panama Canal
There are still inside cabins available, and you can always go on a wait list for the other categories. I just got a request for a beader needing a room mate.
Give me a call for current pricing or to reserve your space. 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. Click here to see current class choices.
Cruise Price: There is no mark up on the cruise price, it INCLUDES ALL port fees and taxes..
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!
Interested in Beading & Art Retreats?
I'll be planning more mini art and beading retreats summer 2016 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, .75 cents per sq. inch., portrait with placement and color code chart. 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.