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Hi Everyone!



Thank you to everyone who read the recent email about my putting the Shop up for SALE. To be clear, the shop is NOT CLOSING and will remain operating as usual until the right person(s) is found. This shop and all of you mean a great deal to me and I wouldn't just abandon my "baby". There has already been interest expressed, so if you are seriously looking to "take your passion and make it happen" then come talk to me!

Much is happening, as always here in the shop and DOWNTOWN! A small group of us are working together on a fundraising project called "RIVER OF TREES" but everyone is welcome to join in. Many Augusta merchants are joining forces to put on a spectacular event of decorated Christmas Trees. The event will be held in the old COLONIAL THEATER and will (in part) go toward renovation of that building. We are planning "our tree" to be a spectacular display of hand beaded ornaments. It would be too large a project for one person to tackle, but with many hands and a couple of donated items per person, we will be decked out in high, glistening style. We will meet at the first Beader's Night Out on September 7th, to organize a bit more, and begin our holiday beading. Anyone is welcome to join. Just let me know you are coming as space is limited.

As for the rest of the schedule, there are a lot of exciting classes to get you back in the groove after the long hot summer. Now that the kids are safely situated back in class, maybe it's time for MOM to get scholastic herself! I'm not talking algebra, but BEADING!! There are basics to brush you up, dozens of uses for Duos, Christmas on a Loom, new ways to braid, Autumn in copper, holiday dazzle and little beaded boxes to keep it all in!! Interest peaked? Take a look below at all the autumn spender! You will also want to stop by and wish Connie Foster a happy winter down south, (her last class will be October 1st) and welcome back Lori Holt after a long summer away. All the regulars are here! Welcome back Mig Lemire (wait till you see the copper leaf pendant), Sue Daigle with a new flat Japanese Braid, Marie Jacques here to help another group discover the joys of Freeform Peyote and Johanna Bierwirth with another beautiful piece on a loom.

Call and schedule early. Classes are sure to fill fast as always.

An added bonus for scheduling early - register by Saturday, September 10th and receive 15% off materials for those classes!!

As an added note, I'd just like to say what fun I've had working on this schedule. I love seeing what we have coming up and anticipating the excitement you all feel when you see the projects. I'd like to thank, profusely, all of the instructors who work so hard to come up with the unique classes and projects you see. Their talents and dedication to beading in general and this shop in particular, should be recognized and praised. I am humbled by the talent that surrounds me and the support I have received over all the years I have been here. Thank You!

See you soon and,
Happy Beading!
Linda


Beads on the Kennebec

BEADS on the KENNEBEC 2016 FALL CLASS SCHEDULE Class fees do not include materials unless otherwise indicated. Register for classes in person or call the shop at 622-1666. A Deposit of at least 50% of the class fee is required to register for class. If you email to request a seat in class, please include your phone number. SHOP HOURS: TUES-FRI 10-5 SAT 10-3 Follow us on Facebook!
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The shop will be CLOSED on FRIDAY and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 &3, for a long LABOR DAY WEEKEND. (and only for the weekend)!


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BEADER'S NIGHT OUT: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 6:00 p.m: NO FEE

This Beader's Night Out will be, in part, a meeting to further discuss and begin beading projects for the "RIVER OF TREES" Fund Raising Event to be held in the Colonial Theater on Water Street in Augusta, on November 25-26 and December 2-4. The event will raise funds to benefit the???? And the Colonial Theater Restoration Fund. Anyone interested in beading for this project are welcome to attend. The shop will be donating a tree to the event decorated in hand beaded ornaments. All are welcome to participate. Seating is limited, please call ahead.



WIREWORKS, WIRE SCULPTING: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 10:30 A.M., W/ MIG LEMIRE, FEE: $55, SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

The first in the WireWorks series taught by Maine Artist Mig Lemire of Scarborough, this is our version of Wire 101. In this free form wrapping style, you'll learn how to fashion elegant wire sculpture around a flat stone, beach glass or dichroic glass piece. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to create, and how many compliments you'll receive on your craftsmanship. This stunning art form is so much easier than it looks, you'll wonder why you waited so long to take the class.



AUTUMN LEAF PENDANT: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1:00 P.M., W/MIG LEMIRE, FEE: $55, SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

"Falling" in love with this beautiful harbinger of the season. YOU HAVE GOT TO COME SEE THIS IN PERSON!! I just about flipped when it arrived! If like me, you love crunching through autumn leaves, you'll be wearing this pendant all through the season and beyond. (I wanted to put it right on when I first saw it and it was 82 degrees)! In this class you'll learn to shape, patina and embellish a plain piece of copper into a work of art!! Please register early. This class is sure to fill quickly and seating is limited!



GOTHIC ARCHES CHOKER: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 6:00 P.M., W/LINDA, FEE: $22.50, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE. (Some hand weaving experience recommended)

I've offered this piece quite a while ago and have had a couple of requests for it recently. It is a beautiful piece and is a stand out, whether you are dolled up for a holiday party or in a business suit. Classic, elegant and versatile. My kind of piece. Easy to make, too! Call to register early!



YOU'RE ON A ROLL! SUPER DUO PEYOTE BRACELET: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 10:30 A.M., W/CONNIE FOSTER, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE, (Some hand weaving experience recommended)

This is such a super cool and easy bracelet to make and wear. Make a continuous tube with Super Duo beads. In fact, make several and stack them. Done in a tubular peyote, this will work up quickly and easily! Some hand weaving experience is all you need!



DAGGER BRACELET: SATURDAY MAY 7, 1:00 P.M., W/CONNIE FOSTER, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: Novice (Some hand weaving experience recommended)

We're at it again. Yes, a rerun of the Dagger Bracelet. It took some folks coming in and seeing it in person to understand how truly lovely and unique this bracelet is! (You just can't tell by the photos!) Whether they remind you of dragonflies or flower petals, daggers are fun! So don't miss out this time. Connie will be gone soon and there won't be another chance before next summer!!



TEXTURED TILE BRACELET: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER, 21, 6:00 P.M. W/LINDA, FEE: $22.50, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE (Some experience with hand weaving recommended)

This is a crafty little bracelet created by Deb Wear-Finkle and works up fast and easy. It's a variation on herringbone stitch and fun to make. I love the organic simplicity of the piece in Tilas and seed beads. (can also be done in Czech mate tile beads) Great casual piece with jeans, for business or bling it up for dress wear.



LOOM PANELS DECORATIVE ORNAMENT: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 10:30 A.M., W/JOHANNA BIERWIRTH, FEE: $45 W/JOHANNA BEIRWIRTH, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE (Basic Loom experience recommended)

All the loom ladies (recent loom aficionados) saw these and started asking "when is the class"? Straight loom and tapering techniques are used to create these holiday panels. You can use seed beads, but delicas have a better look and feel. Love looming? Then you'll love creating these lovely holiday displays. Call early for your seat!



SNOW QUEEN BRACELET: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 6:00 P.M., W/SUE DAIGLE, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE (Some hand weaving experience recommended)

These lovely, sweet bracelets combine two of my favorite beads. Super Duos and Swarovski Crystals! The "Snow Queen"in white was a winner in last "Cabin Fever" Contest. Want an easy, relaxing beading project to whip up? This is it! Why stress yourself out shopping for gifts? Settle in whip up a couple of these. You'll distress and have a couple of gifts ready to go. Easy and relaxing. What more could you ask for? Reserve your seat early!!



DIAGONAL DUO BRACELET: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 10:30 A.M., W/ CONNIE FOSTER, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE. (Experience in hand weaving recommended)

I know you all have several colors of Super Duos in your stash that you've been dying to try in a special project. Here it is. Three colors of duo and size 11/0s and you are on your way. A pretty pattern enhanced by any colors you choose! Fun and easy with a little knowledge of hand weaving! Call early to register.



EARRINGS: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1:00 P.M., W/CONNIE FOSTER, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE

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WIREWORKS: BORDER WRAP, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 10:00 P.M., W/MIG LEMIRE, FEE: $55, SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

If you loved the Wire Sculpting class with Mig, you'll love Border Wrap. The second in the WIREWORKS series, this class teaches you how to showcase a cabochon or other flat backed stone by incasing the edges in a neatly bound wire wrap. You'll learn to create exquisite sterling, silver filled or gold filled border wrapped slides and pendants. (They look great in copper, too.) Bring your own stones or pick from our beautiful selections. (This is a standalone class. You do not need to have taken Wire Sculpting to accomplish this technique. This technique will spring board you into many other wire wrapped pieces).



BEADING BASICS: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 6:00 P.M., W/LINDA, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER

You've been wanting to take up beading. It looks like so much fun and well, you love jewelry, right! RIGHT! Don't wait another year, month, week or day to begin having the most fun you can have (legally) with other gals who love it, too. Some of my best times have been sitting around with friends creating MAGIC with BEADS! Your journey begins with this class! Here the art of beading will be demystified. You'll learn about all the tools, components, (what findings are), and about composition and creating your own wearable art! Don't delay, call today! You'll wonder why you waited so long.



FREEFORM PEYOTE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 10:30 A.M., W/MARIE JACQUES, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE (Experience with basic peyote stitch mandatory)

YOU ASKED FOR IT! This class was such a hit last quarter, we've been asked to have it again. Folks who have taken it previously have been having such fun exploring the endless possibilities for combining seed and novelty beads into unique art jewelry! You've marveled at the seemingly random beauty of Freeform Peyote stitch. How do they do it? Stitching seems to branch off every which way with different size beads interjected everywhere? What may seem random usually does have a plan (of sorts). Marie will show you how to jumpstart your creativity. You'll start with a thin band and build from there. Where will your imagination take you? This is just a sample of where your imagination may go. Bring all your odd beads and see how to bring them all together beautifully!



BEADED BOXES: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 AND 26, 6:00 P.M., W/LINDA, FEE: $50 ($40 if book "Little Beaded Boxes" has been purchased here at this shop), SKILL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE (Must have experience with basic peyote.)

Peyote lovers!! Here's a new project to get excited about! I've offered a class in Beaded Boxes quite a while ago. I've been asked (for a while) to have another. Different shape than before. So, at last, here is our next BEADED BOX project. This two part class is to cover technique. Much of the piece will be accomplished at home.



FLAT KUMIHIMO BRACELET: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, NOON, W/SUE DAIGLE, FEE: $25, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE (Experience with basic Kumihimo recommended)

Feeling pretty proficient in basic Kumihimo. Made enough necklaces to outfit all of Kennebec County? Twice? Love the technique and ready for something new and different? Then try this beautiful bracelet in a flat braid with beaded edge. I just love learning twists on techniques I already know. It's like getting a new scarf to wear with that favorite dress. New, but still comfortable. Call to register today! .



DUO AND 6 CUFF: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 10:30 A.M., W/LORI HOLT, FEE: $35, SKILL LEVEL: NOVICE (Some hand weaving experience recommended)

Wow, we haven't see our friend Lori all summer! Well, she's back and as usual has a fun new project! We call it Duo and 6 because that is what it is mostly made of. Super Duos, size 6/0 seed beads (and a few 15/0s). Fun, fast and easy to do. Just imagine the color combinations you can come up with! We'll have loads of fun catching up with Lori and learning something new. Hope to see you there! Call today!



COUNTRY CALICO ANGELS AND SNOWFLAKES: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1:00, W/LORI HOLT. FEE: $25, PROJECT KIT: $6.00 (Just bring needle and thread)

It's getting closer folks, so now is the time to start creating fun holiday projects while all the holiday stress is still a little way off! Our friend Lori Holt is always coming up with fun, innovative and surprisingly easy projects. She brought these little delights in and the gals fell in love with their sweet simplicity. All materials included in the kit. Just bring needle and thread and prepare to have a FUN afternoon full of laughter! These will look lovely on our "Tree" project.




 

 

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