Beads on the Kennebec

Beads on the Kennebec, located in Augusta, Maine is a premier beading store, conventiently located, offering a huge variety of beads, beading supplies, and classes for the beginning, as well as advanced, beader.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Items in the Shop

Hi All,

I just want to remind you that there are a few seats left in some great classes this week.

First, Christina Niet’s ICE BRACELET, this Thursday evening from 6-8 P.M. This bracelet is the ultimate Bling Bracelet and the one you'll want to wear to all your special holiday parties. Once your friends see it, they'll all want one for themselves. Be ready to surprise them with one you made yourself (It’s easy enough for a beginner). Christina Niet of Good Quill Hunting designed this gorgeous piece, but since she's moved to Colorado, she's left it to me to show you how to create it. New to hand weaving? This is a great starter piece, too. Just a couple of seats left. Call today to reserve yours. Tuition $25.00

This Saturday, Mig is back from Fryeburg Fair and anxious to show you some wonderful wire and metal techniques.
This Saturday, October 15th from 10-12:30, be here for BORDER WRAP. If you loved the Wire Sculpting class with Mig, you'll love Border Wrap. The second in our WIREWORKS series, this class teaches you how to showcase a cabochon or other flat backed stone by incasing the edges in a bound bezel. You'll learn to create exquisite sterling or gold filled border wrapped slides and pendants. 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). SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER. Tuition $65.00

Saturday, October 15th from 1-3 P.M. join Mig for HAMMERED COPPER CUFF AND EARRINGS. It’s easy, it’s fun and you get to pound metal! Mig will show you how simple it can be to beginning your journey into metalwork. Start by fashioning this simple bracelet and earrings set from affordable copper forms. You'll learn to shape and texturize the metal by the proper application of some simple, basic metalwork tools. This class will open the door to working with metals. Future classes could lead to stamping and embellishing your metal pieces. Skill Level: Beginner. Tuition $65.00

Now for some NEW STUFF!!

Blister Pearls

Gorgeous crystal rondells in an amber fall mix, black and gold, black and white and metallic blues and clear. (Must see in person to truly appreciate)

Faceted Black Onyx

Etched Ironstone, very interesting

Carved Jade Focals

If you loved the spotted mushrooms, they’re back in a mini variety.

Large Calsilica in green, purple and black and white, and Christmas Calsilica!

Peacock Jasper in assorted shapes and sizes


This is just a small sample of 4mms in scrumptious colors for holiday dressing. There are more colors and all sizes waiting for you.

Stop in, browse around and see what’s new. See you soon and,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friends of Cyndy Sexton

Some of you may not be aware that the founder of Beads on the Kennebec was a wonderful woman named Cynthia Sexton.  Cyndy was an expert beader and for more than four years loved running this shop and delighted in her customers and their accomplishments.  Cyndy reluctantly gave up the shop in order to focus on treatments for breast cancer.  Those who knew and loved Cyndy will want to know that she passed away on Wednesday, October 5th, surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Monday, October 10th at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street in Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 11th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Avenue, Augusta. Burial and committal prayers will follow in the family lot in St. Mary Cemetery, Winthrop Street, Augusta.

Donations may be made in Cyndy’s memory to: Franklin Memorial Hospital-Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME, 04398. Donations will aid current and future breast cancer patients in their fight against cancer with comfort care.

Beads on the Kennebec will be closed on Tuesday, October 11th until 2:00 P.M..