Buttercup Beads Studio & Gallery
Classes, Parties, Oh-So-Pretty Sparkly Things, Fun!
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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.)
First UFO Open Beading - Feb. 7, 6pm
Our free monthly Ornament Bead Along Workshops Continue for 2020!
No class fee - just purchase beads for class.
January Workshop: Elsa's Snowflake
Jan. 22 and/or Jan 23 - 6pm.
Call to save your seat - 484-524-8231
This is my take on the pretty Victorian Lace ornament. - This super sparkly snowflake is fun to do and oh so elegant. You will love making this ornament. Students should bring fireline and needles to class, along with the ornament magazine we've been working from. New students will be required to purchase the magazine night of class. Tutorial Addendum and Wire snowflake form will be provided. Beads for project to be purchased night of class.
Learn Advanced Brick Stitch techniques with Beth Craver!
Monarch Butterfly Pin Workshop
NEW DATE: Saturday, February 29, 12:30 to 3:30pm
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! Students are not limited to making the Monarch Butterfly - Beth also has other pin kits to choose from in the store.
Instructor: Beth Craver
Fee $45 + Kit
January 18, 12:30 - 3:30PM
New for 2020!
~ Heart's Desire ~
by Gina Struebel
Saturday, February 22, 12-3pm $45.
Call to save your seat! 484-524-8231
Learn how to make this elegant heart pendant using wire weaving techniques in one short afternoon. The perfect little gift just in time for Valentine's Day!This is an Intermediate project. Students should have some prior wire weaving experience. Students should bring the usual wire working tools for class. Wire to be purchased day of class.
~ Killer Queen Bracelet ~
by Val Felcetto
Limited Seating now - Don't miss out.
Saturday, Feb. 1 12:30-3:30PM
Another stunner by Val - Killer Queen is a mix of all things sparkly and beautiful and can also be made to adapt to other looks. 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
Limited seating left - call today!
Instructor: Valerie Felcetto
Fee: $55. + materials
New! Registration for Patti Parker"s Floral Series Workshop II is now open!
Saturday, February 8th - 12:30-3:30pm
Patti's Floral Garden Workshop #2
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 Second Workshop is now taking registrations!
Instructor: Patricia Parker
Fee: $45 + materials
New for 2020!
Tree of Life Cabochon Pendant
Saturday, February 29, 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.
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.
Buttercup Beads was thrilled to be featured in the Fall '09 issue of Bead Unique Magazine
"I Could Just Live Here!" pg. 44