Buttercup Beads Studio & Gallery
Classes, Parties, Oh-So-Pretty Sparkly Things, Fun!
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Kate McKinnon's Kaleidocycle Workshop Coming March!
Sunday, March 3, 12:30-4pm
Class Fee $25 + materials.
Registration is now OPEN - seating is limited - call today!
Students must be proficient in Peyote and Herringbone technique.
New! 2019 Buttercup Bead Alongs - Ornament Workshops!
This year, Buttercup Beads is happy to continue our 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.
2019 is time to get in on learning this great technique. We have added free beginner classes for all those wanting to learn how to make the puffy star. After that - join us at one of our free monthly ornament bead alongs - Registration is now open - call the store to save your seat 484-524-8231
Class is free - 3 colors 8/0 seed beads, Fireline & beading needle.
Beads for class must be purchased at Buttercup Beads.
Puffy Star Class
Basic Technique now scheduled!
Calling all newbies! Learn how to make this cute puffy star technique with a free class!
Class is free - beads for the project are to be purchased from Buttercup Beads. Once you know how to create the basic puffy star, you can easily join us for any of our monthly star workshops!
Friday February 8, 6pm
Call the store to save your seat. 484-524-8231
New for 2019!!
Candy Craig Designs Starting January!
This year, we are thrilled to be an authorized distributor of Candy Craigs designs! Candy has recently retired from the Bead show circuit and we are happy to host a variety of classes, kits, and tutorials of many of her most beloved projects. You will love making these beautiful designs!
Ripples 2 Ruffles Bracelet
Two techniques are used in this bracelet: ladder stitch to create the center spine and Ndebele, or herringbone, to create the wavy sides of the bracelet. The first variation, Ripples, is not very wavy; the second variation, Ruffles, is much wavier. Both versions are included in the tutorial. The tutorial includes six pages of detailed step-by-step directions and colored graphic illustrations.
Instructor: Andrea Mazzenga
Fee: $35. + materials
Tuesday, February 19. 2pm
New! Buttercup Bead Along - Ornament Workshops!
This year, Buttercup Beads is happy to continue our 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.
February Ornament Bead Along -
Wish Upon a Star Octohedron Ornament
Students must bring the Beaded Ornaments & Jewelry Magazine to class.
Save the date: Wednesday, February 20, 6pm and/or February 21, 6pm.
Please call the store to reserve your seat! 484-524-8231 Seats are already filling fast!
Bring snacks to share if you like - beading begins at 6pm!
The workshop is free- just purchase beads needed for class from Buttercup Beads.
New! Euro Crochet!
Sunday March 17, 12:30pm = Registration is now open!
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 know how to crochet
Instructor: Ellen Krawiec
Fee: $45. + materials. (3 hour class)
(Byzantine Chain is shown as design option and not covered in class.)
Sunday March 17, 12:30pm = Registration is now open!
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 the Sandwich Shack 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