Buttercup Beads Studio & Gallery
Classes, Parties, Oh-So-Pretty Sparkly Things, Fun!
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New Kits Full Persian & Byzantine Weave Chainmaille
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
August Workshop Dates:
Wed, August 21, and/or Thurs, August 22 - 6pm
Sample in progress - pic coming soon!
Call to reserve your seat! 484-524-8231
Please feel free to bring snacks to share if you like!
Mermaids Treasure Necklace
This beading pattern combines two basic stitches, chevron and fringe, to create a fun-to-wear 18" necklace that’s like a spring garden. The mermaid who loves this necklace can be found near the Lorelei Rock of the Rhine River in Germany enjoying the fragrances of beautiful wildflowers. Dangling fringe, the longest 2½” and the shortest 1", contain beautiful Czech glass flowers and leaves. Splashes of color peak through leafy seaweed-like fringes. With eleven pages of detailed step-by-step directions and colored graphic illustrations, you’ll never loose you way.
Instructor: Andrea Mazzenga
Sunday, August 4, 1-3pm
On May 30, 2019
We welcomed Little Ryan and Ruby into the world!
They were 36.6 weeks and Ryan weighed 6.11oz, and Ruby weighed 5.3oz. Perfectly formed peanuts!
Momma Carlie and the babies are doing great!
~ Gina's Upcoming Wire Classes ~
Gina's Wire Bootcamp
Here is a perfect introductory class for all students interested in learning how to shape wire into useful design components. This is a concentrated wire technique class focusing on making beautiful wire connectors and components. Learn how to make this beatiful necklace in one short class. Use your knowledge later to adapt to your own designs. You will be amazed at all the things you can do with wire! Let Gina show you tips and techniques with this interesting and fun class.
Instructor: Gina Struebel
Fee: $65 + materials
August 3, 12-3:30pm
Sugarcubes Wire Bracelet
Take your wire skills to the next level with this amazing wire bracelet. Beautiful stacked or or any wardrobe, and easy to adapt to different kinds of beads. This is an intermediate technique - students should have wire experience. Bring tools if you have them to class, all other materials to be purchased in class. You will love making this bracelet! Let Gina show you the secrets.
Instructor: Gina Struebel
Fee: $45 +materials
September 15, 12:30-3pm
August Ornament Workshop coming soon!
~Val Felcetto's September Workshop~
Ok ladies - are you ready for another stunning design by Valerie? Get your bling on with this amazing bracelet - Learn how to bezel multiple colors of beautiful Chatons for this little number. Perfect for any wardrobe. Come see the sample in person!
Instructor: Valerie Falcetto
Fee: $55. plus materials/kit
Saturday, September 7 12-4pm
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - Seating is limited, call today!
Take a Lampworking Class with Andrea!
Learn how to make glass beads! Andrea is currently 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 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