Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bead Cruise 2013

We had such a great time on our 2012 event that we started right away to finalize our plans for our 2013 sailing!  Early bird registration has already begun for our past cruisers and open registration begin on April 30th.

We'll set sail on March 2nd for a seven night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas.  Our journey will start in New Orleans next year with a bead field trip the day before the cruise.  We'll set sail to tropical beaches in Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica.

Visit our website for complete details.

Our 2013 instructors include:

Our classes will cover wirework, polymer clay, beadweaving, macrame, metalsmithing and photography - there are classes for all skill levels and in many cases you'll walk out of the class wearing your new piece of jewelry!

Make plans now to join us for 2013!

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Queen's Ball

Our cocktail party this year is in a medieval inspired disco called the Dungeon. We decided to have some fun with that and dress up a little! Wear a crown, tiara, fascinator or mask to the Queen's Ball. We will have cocktails, music and prizes at this royal event. You might even end up being the Duchess of Filigree or the Countess of Crystal.

Everyone traveling in our Bead Cruise group is invited to this event.

(Photo by John Havel)

There will be prizes for those who wear a crown, fascinator or masquerade ball style mask!

Here are some examples to get you inspired for this fun evening.

Wired Up:

Titania's Blessing Fairy Queen Crown by Angelyques Trinkets.

Black Swan Tiara by Merritt Gade.

Sea Inspired:

Starfish Headband by Smitten For You.

A Black Galleon Ship Fascinator by Professor Maelstromme

Masquerade Masks

Black and Silver Metallic Mask by The Crafty Chemist

Venetian Masquerade Mask by Feather Light Design.

You can go as simple or as fantastical as you'd like. 

I will be giving out prizes for the most creatively crowned/masks guests!

Featured Sponsor: Tesori Trovati

Tesori Trovati means Treasures Found in Italian and that is just what Erin Prais-Hintz offers in her line of Simple Truths pendants.  Each design is handcrafted, delicately colored and matched up with just the perfect saying, phrase or word to inspire the wearer.

We are proud to have Tersori Trovati as one of our new sponsors this year!

Visit Erin's Etsy shop to her line of pendants and jewelry.  Be sure to stop by her beautiful and thoughtful blog.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Featured Sponsor: Captured Moments

We have a few new sponsors this year on the Bead Cruise for our swag bags.  I'm happy to introduce you to Captured Moments.  Cindy creates wonderful cuff bracelet components - they make designing a bold bracelet a breeze.  Just add chain and some accent beads!

Be sure to check out Captured Moments on Etsy to see her vast collection of unique pendants, beads, cuffs and bezels.  Cindy also offers a free Resin Jewelry tutorial.