Buttercup Beads Studio & Gallery
Classes, Parties, Oh-So-Pretty Sparkly Things, Fun!
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Candy Craig Designs coming soon! Check out her beautiful projects here!
Brand New Bead Crochet Classes at Buttercup Beads!
Welcome Ellen Krawiec!
Registration is now open and seating is limited -
Call today 484-524-8231
Sunday, September 9, 12:30 - 3:30pm - CLASS FULL
Saturday, September 29 12:30-3:30 CLASS FULL
New Date: Sunday, October 7, CLASS FULL
Tubular Bead Crochet - slip-stitch
Just look what a small crochet hook and a pile of beads can do! Use alone or use it to make stunning cording for all your favorite focal beads. Vary the pattern by adding more colors and/or sizes of beads. You will love the results.
Instructor: Ellen Krawiec
Fee: $40. + materials. (3 hour class)
OCTOBER 28, 12:30-3:30PM - CLASS SIZE LIMITED - REGISTER EARLY!
New! Ribbon Spiral Bead Crochet - slip stitch
Learn how to make this pretty ribbon design using Bead Crochet. This class will focus on reading graph patterns, as well as learning how to create your own patterns using a very beginner friendly app. This design uses multiple colors of 11/0 seed beads. Students should be familiar with basic tubular bead crochet before taking this class.
Level: Intermediate - must be proficient in tubular bead crochet
Instructor: Ellen Krawiec
Fee: $40. + materials.
Class size is limited - register early!
New! Sat, September 22, 12:30-3:30pm
New! Euro Bead Crochet - Diamond Spiral - single stitch
This is an intermediate version of Bead Crochet - done European style - you will love the subtle look and texture of this technique. Just look what a small crochet hook and a pile of beads can do! Use alone or use it to make stunning cording for all your favorite focal beads. Vary the pattern by adding more colors and/or sizes of beads. You will love the results.
Level: Intermediate - Must have basic bead crochet experience.
Instructor: Ellen Krawiec
Fee: $45. + materials. (3 hour class)
Sunday, September 30, 12:30-3:30pm - Only a few seats left!
New! Monarch Butterfly Pin
Oh my - this perfect little pin is a perfect realistic accessory to any wardrobe. Pin it to your jacket, dress, purse or outfit - or anywhere you want a little bit of happiness. An original design by Beth Craver - you will love learning how to make this stunning brooch in one short class. Let Beth show you the secrets!
Instructor: Beth Craver
Fee $45 + materials.
New! Buttercup Bead Along - Ornament Workshops
This year, Buttercup Beads is happy to announce a monthly ornament workshop Join us each month to work on a new ornament project. By years end we hope to have 12 made. Perfect for home decor, or to give as gifts to friends and family.
September's Ornament Bead Along -
Snowy Cardinal Puffy Star!
Pic coming soon!
Wednesday, September 26, 6pm or Thursday, September 27 - 6pm
Please call the store to reserve your seat! 484-524-8231 Seats are already filling fast!
Students must already be proficient with Puffy Star construction technique, as this will focus on just creating a star using a pattern. Only light instructions will be given on how to read the pattern. Call the store if you are not familiar with technique.
Pattern is $5. (cover printing costs) - beads must be purchased from Buttercup Beads: 2 colors Delica's, 8/0 or 11/0 rounds, and a 4mm bicone crystal
Bring snacks to share if you like - beading begins at 6pm!
Class fee: FREE
level: Intermediate - Beads must have been purchased from Buttercup Beads
New Gina Struebel Wire Workshops!
Saturday, October 13, 11-3:30pm
New Date Added: Sunday, October 14, 12:30-4pm
Registration is now open and Seating is limited - Call today! 484-524-8231
Wire Weaving 101
Take your wire skills to the next level with this beautiful wire technique. Learn how to weave wire to make stunning embellishments. This is a beautiful way to adorn most any object once you get the hang of it. Let Gina show you the secrets! You will love learning this new technique.
Instructor: Gina Struebel
Fee: $65. + materials.
Check the class calendar here!
Learn how to make glass beads! Andrea is currrently accepting new students for private Lampwork lessons. Call store for details. 484-524-8231
Who We Are
We are a Full Service Bead Store and Artisan Gallery nestled in a warm country setting.
We strive to bring you high-end and unusual findings for all of your creative jewelry making needs. We specialize in hand lampworked beads, focal pieces by local artists; as well as bring you a beautiful array of Japanese Toho & Miyuki seed beads, Sterling Silver findings including Saki, Bali, Swarovski, Czech & Chinese crystals, Semi-precious stone beads, Freshwater Pearls, and a whole garden of exciting glass beads just waiting to be picked. We also sell most every tool and accessory you might need for your own bead box or special project.
Jewelry Making Classes
Our jewelry making Classes are friendly and fun! We focus on everything from basic to advanced jewelry making techniques in most every medium. We'll keep you on the cutting edge of design and product because our instructors are not simple store clerks, but true artisans proficient in their craft. Check out our class descriptions and then the class calendar for dates and more information. Classes are popular - so hurry and reserve your seat today! Sign up for The Buttercup Newsletter for lots of great info.
Our Artisan Gallery will inspire and excite you to produce your own unique pieces utilizing almost every material out there. Artisan pieces are also available for purchase for gifts for any occasion. Can't decide? Not a problem - Gift Certificates are also available for your convenience.
Adult & Children Bead Parties
Our Buttercup Children Parties will keep the mess out of your home, while still providing a great learning experience in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. A perfect outing for Birthdays, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Sport and Dance teams. We love hosting (big) Girl's Night Out, Red Hatters, and Bridal Parties for any special occasion or for nothing at all. (It's a social thing, doncha know.)
Open Workshop Studio - No experience necessary!
Where there are no classes or parties scheduled - we are an open workshop environment. ~ Buttercup Beads encourages you to bring in your current project, or start a new one and sit and bead with us in our cozy cottage setting. If you've never beaded before you just come in, pick out a few beads and "Make and Take" your very own creation - no experience necessary - we'll do the finishing for you! We play nice too. We'll share our tools, as well as our expertise. We work closely with Bead Societies and Guilds to host special beading events, bead soirees, and unique workshops. Please come in to discover all of the many other services we have to offer!
We're the best girly store in town! We are a slipper friendly, chocolate eating, coffee drinking bunch. Robes however, are entirely optional but must be worn with large dangly crystal earrings...(We do have our standards doncha know.) Our prices are completely competitive and our service comes with a smile. Most of all - we're here to help you have fun!
Whether you are a beginner or advanced beader -
Buttercup Beads is the place for you!
We are very easy to get to and just minutes from the new Oaks Expo at the Oaks exit of RT 422. We are situated on the Pawlings Road side of the Audubon Shopping Center, right between Subway and Busy Bees Pottery. We are Handicap accessible and have free curbside parking. Please visit us today!
Heading East on Rt. 422 - exit at Oaks, bear right at the ramp - turn right at Pawlings Road (4th light) - Store will be on the right.
Heading West on Rt. 422 - Exit at Audubon/Trooper Road (Rt 363) - Turn Left at the first light (Audubon Rd)- turn right at the dead end (Pawlings Road) - Store will be on your left. Alternate: Use the Oaks exit, bear right at the ramp (Egypt Rd), turn right on Pawlings Rd - Look for us on the Pawling road side of the Shopping Center.
Buttercup Beads was thrilled to be featured in the Fall '09 issue of Bead Unique Magazine
"I Could Just Live Here!" pg. 44