Sunday, October 20, 2013

Memory Wire Show IN Tell at Michaels TODAY!

I'll be at Michaels in East Hanover, NJ today from 1:00-3:00pm for the Bead Gallery with Memory Wire Show IN Tell. Learn how to create a memory wire bracelet with beautiful Bead Gallery beads.

Hope to see you there!

Bead Gallery green and brown label beads are on sale this week for 40% off. :-)

Happy beading!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bead Night Anyone?

I'm trying to set up a monthly Bead Night at Michaels. This will be similar to the Bead Social/UFO Night I used to host at another location.

Have UFOs landed at YOUR house??? Gather them up/dust them off and bring them to the monthly Bead Night with Julie. Don't bead alone! This will be a working class for beaders who may have questions or need a quick refresher in any area of beading. There will be no specific instruction but lots of one-on-one time with students. A great class to get motivated to finish your UFOs (UnFinished Objects), get back into beading, start a new project, or for social beading. Also, a great chance to meet new friends and see old ones. 

All attendees are encouranged to bring along some of your finished projects to show the others.

Bead Night with Julie hasn't been scheduled yet. I need YOUR input! What day/time works for you?

Come join the fun at the monthly "Bead Night with Julie" and bead yourself happy. Just $5 + supplies!

As one student used to say, "It's cheaper than therapy!" 

Class Schedule for October

I'm a new Beading/Jewelry Instructor at Michael's in East Hanover, NJ. I've taught classes before both privately and at another craft store. I'm really looking forward to teaching again, meeting old friends and making new ones. I hope to see you soon!

Classes are taught at Michael's in the Castle Ridge Shopping Center, 410 Route 10 (west bound lane) East Hanover, NJ Sunday afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm (unless otherwise noted). Cost for each class is $25.

Classes MUST be signed up for in person at the store, or online at, at least 48 hours in advance (by 1:00pm on Friday afternoon). If at least 2 people are not signed up the class will be canceled. If this day/time doesn't work for you please let me know and I'll try to arrange an alternate.

Here are the classes I'm teaching in October:

October 6 - Intro to Crimping
October 13 - Intro to Pearl Knotting
October 20 - Intro to Chain Maille
October 27 - Advanced Crimping

You can always click on the Upcoming Classes/Events tab for additional information. Photos of sample class projects will be posted soon.

Happy Beading!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Classes at Michaels!

I'm officially a Michaels Bead Corner Design Academy certified instructor. Woohoo! I'll be teaching at the East Hanover, NJ store. Last Saturday, September 21st, Michaels had an Open House for classes. I got to meet my fellow instructors and lots of new potential students. Several instructors had sign ups for their classes but not me.  :-)

My classes will be held on Sundays from 1:00-3:00pm. There are two other jewelry instructors at the East Hanover location and their classes are during the week. If Sunday afternoon doesn't work for you just let me know. I'm flexible with days and times and maybe we can make other arrangements.

Here are a few pictures from the Open House.

Oscar the painting instructor
Samples of the knit and crochet projects

Samples of the Scrapbooking projects

A sample from the Wilton Instructor for Lion Brand Yarns birthday.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Miss Me?

I know it's been a long time since I posted here so I just wanted to give you an update on what's been going one.

I haven't stopped beading just teaching. I REALLY miss all of you that were my students. Sometimes when I see a bead or component it reminds me of some of you. As I've said before, you were all great. You challenged me to become a better beader because you were all so eager to learn new things. It made me learn new things too.

Very soon I'm hoping to have an announcement about where I'll be teaching again. I'd LOVE to see some of your familiar faces in my classroom. 

Until then...

Happy beading!