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Wrapping Up

For many friends, this is a busy time of year. I have limited the number of new classes I am teaching this month, in order to give my students an opportunity to work on gifts, and finish up a variety of projects from 2019.

However, we ARE having tremendous fun wrapping agate slices to create pendants and window hangings for beautiful, unique and easy gifts, sure to be enjoyed and treasured by any recipient.

New supplies continue to be added to the shop weekly – your favorites and special requests – Unicorne Beads, triangles, Goddess Bracelet supplies and more have all been restocked.

Stop on in Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week, or contact me directly to purchase a gift certificate – always in stock and available in any amount. Bead Happy, Judi

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Artisan & Artist Fair

Where will YOU be on November 16, 2019? I know I will be at the Burlington Town Hall, 200 Spielman Hwy, Burlington.

The Fair will take place from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm; be sure to pick up Craftgarden Beads Vendor Bucks at the door for special discounts!

Lots of beautiful new pieces for sale this year in a wide variety of prices. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase an original and unique hand crafted piece of jewelry for someone you know.

Gift certificates always available.

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Week of October 20, 2019

SHOP HOURS this week:
Wednesday October 23 – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday October 24 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please note that the shop will be closed on Tuesday this week in honor of the conclusion of the Jewish holiday of Succot; the Festival of Booths.  Next week we return to our regular schedule.

  • I have MORE new goodies for you to choose from this weeks!  New 15/o, 11/o, 8/o, 6/o in lots of metallics, + SuperDuos, O’s, pellets, & more. 
  • The Kumihimo Center is very full – it is now really easy to see all of the Kumi supplies, from discs and bobbins to cording and caps.  This fantastic rolling gridwall unit rolls right out of the shop  to add lots of extra space for beads & supplies inside – come and see for yourself!
  • NEW PROJECT begins this week – the Bon Temps bracelet – you can vary the width if you’d like, but don’t miss out on this really fun project! Join the Creative Beady Buddies on Wednesday and/or Thursday for lots of fun!

Hope to see YOU on Wednesday and/or Thursday.Bead Happy, Judi

Coming soon – Blooming Mondays!
Beginning Monday, November 4th, Craftgarden Beads will be open from 3:00 – 8:00 pm on the first and third Monday of the month.

Join me and allow YOUR creativity to BLOOM!
Bring any creative project you’d like – beading, knitting, crocheting, drawing, weaving, spinning, painting, macrame, writing, whatever makes you feel happy and creative.

$5 weekly facilities fee applies
no class fees

 Creative Beady Buddies
Class Schedule this Week:

WEDNESDAY: class begins at 5:30 pm

Shop Opens at 4:00 pm so you can get any extra supplies you need for class and be ready to begin

PROJECT NAME: BonTemps Bracelet
Using DiamonDuos is always fun!  Add some 6mm pearls or rounds along with an assortment of 11/o seed beads, and you have a great bracelet!  The clasp is added in an unexpected way – and I have beautiful new clasps for you drool over!
Change the width of the bracelet if you choose; but don’t miss this project!

THURSDAY: class begins at 11 am

Shop Opens at 10:00 am so you can get any extra supplies you need for class and be ready to begin

PROJECT NAME: BonTemps Bracelet $10 fee
see above

I hope to see YOU this week!  PLEASE reply and let me know when you will join me so I can set up enough tables and chairs.

If it’s the first time you will be taking a class please be sure I know so I can bring you a copy of the pattern.
You may respond to this email, post on Facebook, or text me at 860.794.8354. 

– one $5 weekly facilities fee provides you access to all programs
– unlimited snacks

  • class fees are usually $10 for the first class, and include copy of pattern
  • $5 fee (if required) for additional weeks

Everyone is welcomed here.  You are never required to take a class; in fact, you don’t even have to work on a beading project.  Just come and join us, and be prepared for a wonderful day (or evening)!   We welcome YOUR creativity! Craftgarden Beads – where creativity blooms! 

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Craftgarden Beads – where creativity blooms

Shop Hours:

  • Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesdays from 4 – 9 pm
  • Thursdays from 10:00 am – 4 pm
  • and by appointment

141 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury CT, in the Chabad of the Valley Building

between Bidwell’s Garden Center & Cumberland Farms, across from Dunkin Donuts

It’s true! Finally a place in the Farmington Valley to purchase the finest Japanese and Czech glass beads, and a wide range of the newest supplies for stringing, beadweaving, wire wrapping, Kumihimo and more!

A one-stop-shop, where you can shop and take classes in the same place, while spending time with others who love all types of crafts.

Please come and create with us!

contact Judi at 860.794.8354 for more information
Weekly group classes; individual classes by request.

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Neglected Web Site; LOTS of Projects!

Anyone who checks my web site might well think I no longer  create any beadwork; I certainly would not be able to fault them!  In fact, I have just been so busy with so many projects that I have neglected this poor site.  My apologies!  I shall attempt to add some new pictures, and over the next few months attempt to update more regularly.

For now, rest assured that I am still here, my shop is  still open, and I am still creating new things every day!

I had a blast designing and beading this Odd Count Pendant in the last couple of weeks; now I am deciding how to attach a beaded chain- hope to share the completed work soon. In the meantime, Bead Happy! Judi

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Almost Show Time!!!!

packing-for-showThis is a picture I snapped this morning as I was packing for the show next week… I will have a wide range of necklaces, bracelets and earrings available for sale, and hope that everyone who comes will find something special to enjoy.

Please be sure to join me on September 24 & 25 10am – 5pm, at the Avon Village Marketplace, 41 East Main Street, Avon

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Avon Arts Association Art & Craft Show & Sale

PLEASE mark your calendars ladies and gents!

I’m delighted to announce that I have been accepted into this juried show.  My jewelry designs will be on display and available for sale from 10am – 5pm on September 24 and 25, in the Avon Village Marketplace, 41 East Main Street, Avon CT.

I plan to have a wide range of of pieces available, in a range of prices.

Also exciting, my DH will also be showing his phenomenal wood turnings!  We are both excited, and hope to see you!

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So many new Designs!

It has been a busy time!  I have new students in my classes, and creating new designs and teaching new classes has kept me super-busy!  Here are few pictures of some recent work:Dashing Diamonds Cuff (2) flower sprinkled necklaces On the Vine One the Vine Necklace 5 Papillon Bracelet 3

I MUST get out my camera and take some more pictures!  For now, enjoy these, and Bead Happy!

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Cellini Spiral

OCellini Spring Necklace (2)h how I love thee! Cellini is so much fun!  I first learned about this great stitch from Kim Rueth, owner of Knot Just Beads, and just recently Carol Cypher shared her brilliant insight about working on it with NO step ups.  Well, I can step up with everyone else, but if I can skip it, I will!  Tah-Dah!  So much easier!  I love this just completed necklace.

If you want to make one too, here’s how: Cellini Spring Necklace