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Mar. 2, 2014


Just Bead'n
Around, Vol. 2

Beader's Chatelaine



Home!!! Time to Design & Plan The Summer
Mini Bead & Crafting Retreats!

Check back in a week or so. I'm working on getting the dates nailed down for this summers fun mini art retreats. You'll be able to reserve your space
online as soon as I get the dates.

Hours from 10am to 5pm each day. The class fee is $50 which includes beverages, snacks and lunch for the day. Then pick out a project and it's just the kit price to learn it, or bring a project you may have picked up before and need help on and we'll work on that! I can even help with most other designers patterns, bring the beads and pattern with you and we'll give it a whirl.

I will also be offering applique quilt classes too, pick from any of the designs on the i-stitch.com page. I'll be adding more shortly! That's what I'll be focusing on design are new art quilts! They are so much fun to do and I love being able to draw again!

Click here to see the Full Schedule, there have been some changes.

New Designs from "Gotcha Covered!"


These designs fit the top shank of the Pilot G2 Pen.

Here are some great gift projects you can order individually to get started now!

Orders are shipped priority mail, but it isn't guarnateed during the holiday season to arrive in the 2-3 day delivery time. I will get orders out as quickly as I can through the end of this month


Blue Feathers

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

Floral Paisley

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

Hot Stuff

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

Sew Quilty

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

When Pigs Fly

PATTERN ONLY      $12.00  

NOTE: Pens provided in the kits are either Black or Dark Blue shown with Sew Quilty and When Pigs Fly, other colors can be purchased at your local office supply. The ink matches the color of the pen, so you can replace the ink cartridge if you want the fun outer color but need black or blue to write with.

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.

Blue Feathers Floral
Hot Stuff Sew Quilty When
Pigs Fly








"Gotcha Covered!"
Book will start shipping end of December.

The final designs in the book are Floral Paisley, Sew Quilty, Blue Feathers, Hot Stuff and When Pigs Fly. I've finished up all the Lip Balm Cases and Pen Covers. One done! Four more to go.

Tissue Holder - Floral Paisley

Thank you all who have pre-ordered the book for your patience. You will receive an bonus pattern too!

Come Along with Us! 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!

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.

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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!
Four Needle Class: PEYOTE STITCH... there is still space!!!
Three Needle Clase: Anastasia / Sarafina Bracelet... Sunday Class.

Booth#511 ~ Showplex
Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup WA

April 24 - 25
Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar & May 1 & 2 Kansas City Bead Blast
Sorry! Due to unexpected life happenings, I'm having to cancel these two shows. I will miss you all, please check the schedule later, I am going to try and set-up a trunk show and classes in your area later in June.

If anyone would like to host the trunk show and classes for a day or up to 3 days, there is no day rate and classes are just the price of the kit, starting at just $20. PLUS the host/hostess gets a bonus for helping arrange it all!

May ???
Trunk Show & Classes ~ The Beadles
Hey Ladies! I'm coming back! Lots of new designs!
114 W Dallas St., Broken Arrow, OK
? June 5 - 7 ?
Bead & Button Show - Milwaukee, WI
Check back in April for booth confirmation and location.
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
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 ?
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 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
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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.
Only 9 spaces available! 15 are already coming along!
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!

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

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