Buttercup Beads
~where creativity blossoms!
Welcome to
Buttercup Beads Studio & Gallery
Classes, Parties, Oh-So-Pretty Sparkly Things, Fun!

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New Tutorials and Kits now posted! Check them out!


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! 

ryan and ruby

Gina's June Classes are now posted!  Check out the Class Calendar Here

tree of life

Tree of Life Pendant

Learn how to take wire and stone beads to make this beautiful Tree of Life Pendant.  A fun and fast project - wear your creation home by end of class!

Tree of Life Symbolism
The Tree of Life symbol meaning represents different qualities/virtues like wisdom, strength, protection, beauty, bounty and redemption. It is also considered to be the symbol of 'Creator'. The tree is associated with the creator because it provides protection, supports abundant fruit production and thereby, regeneration. This analogy can also be used to describe the life of humans. We as humans develop 'roots' of our beliefs, 'branch out' by means of wisdom and the 'trunk' (mind & body) keeps them connected.

The Tree of Life meaning as perceived in different faiths, belief systems and cultures, resonates with a simple and strong message of unity. The Tree of Life symbol indicates that all forms of life are connected through a cosmic energy and that we as humans should live in harmony with rest of the living beings.

Level:  Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Gina Struebel

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.

Level:  Intermediate
Instructor:  Gina Struebel
Fee:  $65. + materials.

wire wrapped cab

Wire Wrapped Cabochon

Learn how to bezel a beautifull 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!

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor:  Gina Struebel
Fee:  $45 + materials.



June's is our "Catch up On Unfinished Ornament's" Workshop!


By June we should be playing with the new twins.  To keep things simple, we're going try to catch up on previous projects. Please bring one or more of your unfinished objects to class. Come socialize and get some beading done as well

Wednesday - June 19 - 6pm  and/or

Thursday June 20 - 6pm 

Call to reserve your seat!  484-524-8231 

Please feel free to bring snacks to share if you like.


New Earring Kit!

Renaissance Elegance Earrings

Candy's stunning little earrings are now kitted for your convenience.  Choice of Pinks or Blues - this cute little earring works up fast and is oh, so pretty.  Perfect for Spring!


Tutorial and beads included.

Just Added! Bead Crochet Class!

Class postponed until August - Ellen broke her ankle!

Tubular Bead Crochet - 

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:  Beginner
Instructor:  Ellen Krawiec
Fee:  $40. + materials. (3 hour class)



As sparkling as the star galaxy it's named after, this stunning bracelet can be all yours in a matter of a few short hours.. Let Val show you how to construct this eye popper in one short afternoon.  Seating is limited - so call today to reserve your seat!

Level:  Intermediate
Instructor:  Valerie Felcetto
Fee:  $65. + materials.
New Date!  Saturday, June 29, 12-4pm

Seating is limited!  Call early to register and save your seat!






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.

Artisan Gallery
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 cozy.
  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.

class calendar purchase our tutorials! purchase bead kits!
jewelry making classes seed weaving wire & metal
chainmaille PMC/art clay silver/glass fusing
holiday projects lampwork class mixed media
  bead parties  
our creativity gallery bead challenges beads of courage

Proud Supporter of Beads of Courage

beads of courage at buttercup beads

Buttercup Beads was thrilled to be featured in the Fall '09 issue of Bead Unique Magazine

"I Could Just Live Here!" pg. 44

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Audubon Village Shopping Center
1123 Pawlings Road, Audubon, Pa. 19403    484-524-8231

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Our Hours:   Tues/Wed 10-6, Thurs/Fri 10-8,  Sat. 10-4, Sunday 12-4, Closed Mondays.

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