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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hot Classes and New Trunk Show Items!!

As the temperatures rise later this week, prepare for some HOT Classes, too!  Not to worry, though.  The A/C is on here at the shop so you’ll be cool and comfortable during those sizzling classes! 

Starting this Thursday, June 21st, from 6-8 P.M. we have the GARDEN CHOKER by bead artist Deborah Roberti.  As fresh as a summer breeze and as pretty as a picture, just seeing this gorgeous choker makes you think of sunshine and flowers. This fabulous piece by Deborah Roberti is as fun to make as it is to wear. Pearls and crystals in a triangular weave extend from a right-angle weave chain. This one fits closer to the throat but you can make it any length you desire. A stunning piece for wedding or prom wear, or just because it makes you feel good!  It’s a perfect complement to the FLOWER GARLAND BRACELET Odin taught earlier this month.  Your choice of colors will make it uniquely yours. Skill Level: Beginner/Novice (some hand weaving experience recommended), (If you’ve done Chevron Channels and/or Jewel of India, you’ll easily complete this piece).  Tuition $25.00.

On Saturday June 23rd, there are only one or two seats left for RUSSIAN LEAVES with Marie Jacques. What fun these fabulous leaves are to create and fashion into unique pieces. Arrange several as a focal on a necklace, dangle them for earrings, or make many and layer them for a full leafy necklace. These are fun to make and work up quickly. Use different sizes of seed beads to make an entirely different look. This is also a great exercise in shaped peyote stitch. Next step? Bead sculpture, perhaps? Skill Level: Novice (experience in basic flat peyote stitch is recommended).  Tuition $25.00.

Don’t wait to register for BAREFOOT BEAUTY, next Thursday June 27th.  Summer is the time for bare skin and bling. Why should your feet feel deprived. A bit of wire, a smattering of fire polished crystals and you'll have the prettiest feet on the beach (or padding around the pool). Free your spirit as you free your feet in these awesome "sole less sandals". You'll also be a master at wrapped loops by the time you are through. Skill level: Novice (some basic experience in wrapped loops recommended).  Tuition: $25

For the first time since we started offering this class, there are a couple of seats left for the NETTED ROPE BRACELET  on Saturday, June 30th.  It will not be offered next quarter.  So, if you’ve wanted to learn the technique, call and reserve your seat today!  See more details on line at:

Some NEW ITEMS have come in to add to the already fabulous TRUNK SHOW ITEMS!
PENDANTS, ready to hang on your favorite beaded necklace (spiral rope, crocheted rope, Kumihimo braid, etc…, including:
LAPIS PENDANTS                                                       

CAGED AGATES                                            


There are also hammered toggles at 50 cents a set in a variety of metals.            

Love Bling?  How about these woven balls made entirely of bicone crystals?

Come in for the classes, come in for the Trunk Show, come in just to cool off after your walk on the Rail Trail.  Come in and say Hi!  I always love to see what you’ve been Beading!   See you soon and ,
Happy Beading,
SAT 10-3

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