Bead Store Useful Information

Tue-Sat 10am-5pm Wed 10am-9pm Sun noon-5pm Closed Mondays

(413) 525 2229 37 Harkness Avenue, East Longmeadow, MA 01028

Needle Felted Bangle Bracelet, Tucson 2012

Thursday, February 2, 12:30pm
3 hour class, $35.00

To Bead True Blue Show
Tucson, Arizona

Students will learn the fundamentals of needle felting, creating a bangle bracelet using sheep’s wool in a wide range of colors. The art of felting has been around for centuries. Needle felting—a relatively new technique—requires fewer tools and is not messy like traditional techniques using water and friction. After creating the bracelet form, students are encouraged to embellish their bangle in a variety of ways covered in the class. You can even bring your own dog or cat’s fur to add, making for a really personalized creation!

Sign up by calling 413-525-2229 or online by clicking the buy now button below.

Beach Pebbles Bracelet, Tucson 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 1:30pm
3 hour class, $35.00
To Bead True Blue Show
Tucson, Arizona

These realistic wool “pebbles” look like they just washed up on your favorite beach! Artist and author Pat Pawlowicz will show you how to make the smooth “stones” in realistic shapes and colors by blending the wool. We’ll create the multi-strand bracelet and finish it up with a quick and easy magnetic clasp. All materials are provided, and written instructions are included. No experience necessary—needle felting is for all ages and abilities!

To sign up call 413-525-2229 or sign up online with paypal by clicking the buy now button below.

Needle Felted Jewelry—Beads and Beyond! Tucson 2012!

Monday, January 30, 1:30
3 hour class, $35.00
To Bead True Blue Show
Tucson , Arizona

This class is a great introduction to needle felting, and is guaranteed to bring out the creative YOU! Come and learn all about wool, and how easy needle felting is. We’ll focus on the many techniques used to make beads in a bunch of different shapes, embellish with fiber, sequins, seed beads and more. All materials are provided, written instructions are included.  Pat is the author of “What You Can Do with a Fistful of Felt”, and teaches her craft all around the country. She approaches her teaching in a humorous, upbeat manor—you’ll leave class with a brand new skills and lots of laughs!

To sign up call: 413-525-2229 or Sign up with paypal by clicking the buy now button below.

Inventory!!!! YIKES!!!!

We will be closed for inventory January 2nd to the 6th. Yes we have to count every little bead!

Plan ahead for your old and new projects-make sure you have all your supplies ready for the week!

Bead Crochet Bracelet

Sunday, January 8th, noon

Learn how to bead crochet with the an easy starter. Pat knows the secret! We will work on a crochet bracelet with size 6/0 seed beads. Instructions will include how to finish with a focal bead or a seamless finish!

Class fee of $25.00 includes all materials

Stop in to sign up or give us a call 413-525-2229

Corkscrew Kumihimo Bracelet

Wednesday, January 11th, 6pm

A new Kumihimo braid to try! A fun new braid that makes a great bracelet or necklace.

Class fee of $25 includes all materials.

Sign up in the store or give us a call 413-525-2229

Wire Wrapping a Cabachon

Saturday, January 14th, 10am

Interested in working with wire?  Come learn these techniques & you will be able to “wrap” anything in wire to create a pendant or window ornament!  Choose a
cabochon or slab from our large selection of semi-precious stones & crystals from all over the world.
Pat will show you how it’s done
during this intensive 2-hour class.

Class Fee of $25.00 includes all materials.

Stop in to sign up or give us a call 413-525-2229.

Leather and Chain Bracelet

Sunday, January 15th, Noon

Quick, easy, and versatile! Great for guys or gals. Learn how to turn great linked chain into an awsome leather bracelet.

Class fee of $25.00 includes all materials.

Sign up in the store or give us a call 413-525-2229.

Earrings for Everyone

Wednesday, January 18th, 6pm

Learn the essential jewelry making skill of perfect loops! You'll use this skill not just for earrings but in many of your other jewelry making projects. Simple loops, wire wrapped loops and how to assemble chandeliers are all topics in this essential skills class.

All materials are included in the $25 class fee.

Sign up in the store or call 413-525-2229.

Beading Basics

Saturday, January 21st, 10am

Let's get you started! This class is designed to introduce you to the primary tools and techniques for making beaded jewelry. We'll cover the types of stinging materials, essential jewelry making tools, basic design techniques and most importantly the proper way to finish your work!

Class Fee of $25.00 includes all instructions and materials. You will go home with a piece of jewelry you designed and finished yourself!

Sign up in person at the store or by calling 413-525-2229.

Needle Felting Your Favorite, Furry, 4-Legged Friend

Sunday, January 22nd, 12 noon

Bring a photo of your beloved kitty, dog, horse, hippo, weasel—whatever animal you’d like to turn into a 3-D sculpture! Learn the techniques of creating a critter
with wire armature and building up layers of wool.
Adding the eyes, face, color and fur, detailing and musculature is what truly
brings your animal to life!

Class Fee of $25 includes all materials.
Sign up in the store or call 413-525-2229.

Seed Bead and Sample Sale

We are revamping our seed bead wall and need to make room for some changes and new colors so you get to reap the benefits and pick up some great bargains-visit the sale table at the front of the store and pick up some great tubes of beads for 30% off! Check back often-we will be adding to the table frequently in the coming weeks.

We also have a bin of samples for sale-there are some terrific values in there. Most is finished jewelry, some are unfinished class projects. Take a look see and you may find a terrific bargain.


Okay maybe 10!!! We have a few great ideas to give someone a great piece of jewelry and we promise it won't take long at all to put it together. Stop in and see our gorgeous collection of chain and see how easy it is to add a clasp and instantly have a great bracelet! Want to spend a few more minutes: add a few embellishments to spice it up. Guarantee you will have a great gift really quick!

Diamond and Scallops Bracelet Instructions

We now have the option for you to be able to pay and download instructions on how to create your very own Diamond and Scallops style seed bead Bracelet. This uses the Payloadz system, a branch of Paypal. You click the button, and can use your paypal account or any credit card to send us money, and then an email is automatically sent to you with instructions on how to download your project.

You may then print it out, or just read it on your computer, and create the wonderful jewelry we show you inside!

Click the BUY NOW to buy the Diamond and Scallops Bracelet Instructions!

only $6.95!

Normally $9.95!
Such a bargain!