Buttercup Beads Studio & Gallery
Classes, Parties, Oh-So-Pretty Sparkly Things, Fun!
Go Away Covid19!
We have no love for you either.
Buttercup Beads will temporarily close shop in accordance with Governor Wolf's request.
Classes, kid parties, and private events will be on hold and/or rescheduled until we see how this rolls out.
Be assured that I will be putting together new projects, kits and tutorials, and possibly videos - during this time.
Thanks for your patience everyone!
Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Busy, Stay Positive. We will get through this too, we always do...
Introducing Buttercup Bead Bucks!
Now you can Purchase a Store Gift Certificate off the website
during our Corona Crisis closure and earn FREE Buttercup Bead Bucks!
It's our way to thank you for your continued support.
You can purchase Gift Certificates online and we will keep them on file at the store for
you once we re-open.
During our temporary closure, earn an additional 20% in beads with your purchase with our new Buttercup Bead Bucks!
Indicate in the comment section if you want us to hold them at the store or mail to you.
Check out the Certificate Page
Denominations of $25 - $150. with additional 20% in bonus bead bucks now until we reopen!
Thank you everyone!
Shop our new Buttercup Beads Artisan Craft Show on Facebook!
"In crafting the eare no mistakes just unique creations." ~anon.
As we enter a new type of normal due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we need to find ways to continue
to support our talented artisans. Please use this virtual Craft Show to support and discover artisans who have
lost income avenues due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Hear Ye! Here Ye!
The Official UFO Decree is Hereby Officially and Eternally Scheduled.
First Fridays UFO Open Bead Nights
Let it be knowneth to all that the First Fridays of the Month will now be dedicated to UnFinished Bead Objects at Buttercup Beads. Peace will reigneth and feelings of accomplishment will brighten our minds with every (finally!) finished project. Haggard, careworn, and sleep deprived beaders are to bring a project that has been yelling at them from bottom of their bead bag, along with a cheery countenance, maybe a small snack to share, and a modicum of determination at 6 o'clock pm or so, on the First Friday of every month from now until eternity, Amen. (Because we all know that we have an eternity of bead projects to finish, doncha knoweth.)
UFO Open Beading - March 6, 6pm
New! Family Birthstone Ring
Rescheduled - April 18.
Learn how to make this pretty sterling birthstone ring in one short class. A perfect gift for Mother's day, grandparents, new baby, or birthdays for you or your loved ones. Let Gina show you the secrets.
Instructor: Gina Struebel
Fee: $30 + kit
Our free monthly Ornament Bead Along Workshops Continue for 2020!
No class fee - just purchase beads for class.
March Workshop: Season's Greeting Puffy Star
Ornament Workshop is on hold until we reopen.
Call to save your seat - 484-524-8231
Time to get back to making puffy star ornaments! This pretty mosaic pattern is fun to do and works up in any color combination or size bead. Beginner star makers should call the store to arrange for a free technique class on making these stars. This is a pattern only class.
New for 2020!
Tree of Life Cabochon Pendant
Saturday, March 22, 11:30-3:30pm
Leave it to Gina to bring us another version of Tree of Life! This stunning wire technique is a beautiful way to incorporate the symbolic Tree of Life. You will love making this pendant and they make wonderful gifts for friends and loved ones. Let Gina inspire you. Students should bring tools to class, and have prior wire experience.
Instructor: Gina Struebel
Fee: $45. materials.
Wire Wrapped Cabochon
Saturday, March 28, 12-3:30pm
Learn how to bezel a beautiful stone cabochon in one short class. Wire wrap your favorite cabochon stone with sterling wire and embellish it to your taste. This is the perfect starter class for more intricate wire wrapping later. You will love wearing your design home by end of class!
Instructor: Gina Struebel
Fee: $45 + materials.
~ Sweet Emotions Bracelet~
by Val Felcetto
Limited Seating - Don't miss out.
Sunday, March 29, 12:30-3:30PM
Another stunner by Val - Sweet Emotion Bracelet is stunning mix of Swarovski pearls, montees, seed beads, and crystals. It captures and scatters light at every angle. You will love wearing this showstopper accessory.
This is an intermediate bead weaving project - students should have prior experience.
Seating is limited and we must have a minimum to hold this class. - call today - 484-524-8231
Instructor: Valerie Felcetto
Fee: $55. + materials
New! Registration for Patti Parker"s Floral Series Workshop III is now open!
Sunday, April 19 - 12:30-3:30pm
Seats filling fast!
Patti's Floral Garden Workshop #3 - Peyote Flowers
Patti Parker, the Queen of beaded Florals will walk us through growing our own beaded garden. Use these handy workshops to learn how to sew a variety of beautiful beaded flowers, berries, and leaves. Put them together as earrings, pins, bracelets, necklaces and more. The varieties are endless and Patti will take you through beginner to advanced techniques with these fun workshops.
Pictures above are for inspiration only - Pat will walk us through individual flowers in sequence of difficulties with each workshop. You will love this making these beautiful beaded flowers.
Seating is limited - register early to save your seat!
Our Third Workshop is now taking registrations!
Instructor: Patricia Parker
Fee: $45 + materials
Tubular Bead Crochet -
Saturday, April 18 12:30-3:30pm
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: $45. + materials. (3 hour class)
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 next to 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 on the side of the shopping center..
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 Audubon Shopping Center.