Li'l Ornament Class Added!

We've snuck another class into the schedule!

Li'l Ornament Cover

Use those sweet Super Duos or Twins to make this ornament cover that will fit almost any ornament. This one is dressing a 1-1/2" globe, but the same cover works on larger ornaments as well. Once you make one, you'll want to make them in every color you can get your hands on. And it just so happens that we have more than thirty colors of the new two-hole beads, as well as some beautiful new glass and gorgeous shimmering daggers. Add a little crystal bling, and that is one classy little handmade gift!

Saturday, December 8, 10-noon.
Class fee: $20 
Instructor: Carole Ohl
Call 640-3017 to reserve your space in class.

Exclusively at Stash!

Deborah Roberti Patterns now available! 

We are very happy to be the only bead store to offer printed bead patterns by one of our favorite designers, Deb Roberti. Not only are Deb's designs beautiful, her patterns are very easy to read and follow which makes them enjoyable for every bead weaving skill level. Whether you're a crystal/pearl enthusiast, or ready to explore the new two-hole beads like Tilas and Twins, Deb has a great variety of designs to choose from! Stop in today to pick out your favorites!

Pj Party!!!

PJs. Pizza. Beads.
Come on over to finish up those Holiday Gift Projects (or just come to party in your pjs!) $7 for food, drinks, and fun.

Autumn Leaf Love

Donna Glaze brought in her gorgeous autumn leaf necklace for a little show-n-tell one day last week. Love love love this time of year! This necklace says it all. Thanks, Donna! beautiful color choices and primo beading!

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party!

Not only did Stash participate in the Kalmbach Bead Soup Party by sending some soups to the group, but I personally signed up to get some soup to play with. I received a yummy concoction from Grand River Beads in Rocky River Ohio. Here is a photo of the soup ingredients and a photo of the finished necklace. Thank you Kalmbach and Eva Sherman for a delicious project!

Here is the mix that Stash sent in:

Click here to see what Dot Lewallen did with the soup she got from Stash!  Awesome, Dot!!

Here is a photo of what Anzia Parks did with the Stash bead soup... Love it! Thanks, Anzia!

Halloween Party!

Bring a project and a snack to share. Come anytime between 4-8pm. Stop in for a bit or stay and bead. Everyone is welcome!

Inspiration: Bead and Button

One of Stash's 'every other Friday' regulars is Donna Glaze. She always brings her latest bead project to share. Today she wowed us with her version of Bead and Button's (October 2012) Marjan by Riana Olckers. Thanks to Donna for some big inspiration today!! (love those 457s!)

Rustic Russian Class

At the end of this morning's Rustic Russian class, we got most of the students' little 'blobs' together for a starter portrait. I hope to see all of these when they are completed. Each one is a delightful reflection of the person who made it. One pattern: endless color combinations. Great work, everyone!


Today Stash hosted a birthday party of six girls. They chose the jump ring bracelet as their project and look what a wonderful job they did! Happy birthday, Ariel!

Juicies: 2/0 Magic Beads

Our Bead of the Month is a sweet collection of size 2/0 Rocailles that are perfect for making this quick and easy Jump Ring Bracelet. These beads are plump with color and ripe for picking! Come in and choose your favorite: Lime, Flame, Raspberry or Amber.

We also have more jump rings, including some new 4mm that are great for making some 'baby' versions of the jump ring bracelet.

Seeing Beads!

There are few things as fun as getting a shipment of beads. One is a shipment of Ott lights to SEE our beads! We just unloaded some new table lamps for our classes and general playing.

We also got in some of the cute little baby Otts that are great for stuffing in your purse or traveling... we have bright pink and bright blue (the green one is mine, sorry!) Specially priced and only 7 in the store, so get them while they're here!

Bead Soup Party!

Stash is taking part in Kalmbach Publishing's Bead Soup Party. Four 'bead soup' ingredient bags go in the mail today. Can't wait to see what people will do with them! Pretty tasty stuff!

New Beauty: Mudpie Butterscotch

Our newest beautiful bead is a 4x6 rondelle called Mudpie Butterscotch. It's yummier in person than in the photo. Perfect for fall with its tones of the Pantone French Roast and Honey Golds!

Also in the rondelle 'department' is a gorgeous 7x11 amethyst blue zircon that works perfectly with all things denim! A silvery lustre makes these a color that can be used with silver or gunmetal.

We could go on and on....

Everyone is having so much fun with this Lesley Watt design, that we are doing another Ten Buck Technique Class this Thursday, August 7, 6-7pm. The photo shows all the beautiful ways to use this simple, fun, and FAST design! Call 640-3017 to reserve a spot in this week's class. 

Ten Buck Technique: August 2!

Get Inspired with this week's
Ten-Buck Technique!

Lesley Watt's
Seed Bead and Jump Ring Bracelet

Thursday, August 2, 6-7pm
Learn this quick and stunning technique by Lesley Watt!
    Thanks to Lesley for letting us share her design with our customers! Be sure you visit her blog to see all the yummy, creative things she does!!
    In this class you will learn the basics of how this design works, and see examples of how it can be adapted for different kinds of beads. Materials are included, and we'll use the beautiful black diamond seed beads (our bead of the month!), jumprings, cord, and a ball and socket clasp. You will want to make LOTS of these! Class fee including materials: Only $10!

Call 640-3017 today to reserve your spot!

Madison Bracelet

Saturday morning fun at Stash...
Coffee, donuts, and Marie Prego's easy and gorgeous Madison bracelet class is a great way to spend a summer Saturday morning! We're fully stocked with lots of crystal colors and Delicas to choose from. Call us at 640-3017 to reserve a spot in this class. Saturday, July 28, 10-noon.

Ten Buck Techniques: Simply Beautiful!

There are so many simple things you can do with beads once you know a few basics! We are now offering our Ten Buck Technique Classes. Tomorrow night (Thursday, July 26) is a quick lesson in stringing and crimping. For $10 you get supplies* and use of our tools to try your hand at the basics of stringing. Make one bracelet and you're on your way to a fun and creative way to make your own jewelry, not to mention jewelry for all your friends! Call 640-3017 to save a space. And then stay tuned for other fun projects next month!

*Supplies include wire, crimps, ball and socket clasp, and your choice of a tube of our 'marvelous mixes'. Additional supplies are always available!

Breathe, please!

When I opened the latest bead shipment, these beads were so gorgeous, I had to remind myself to breathe! These picasso finish rondelles are perfect for the jump ring/rondelle bracelet that everyone has been making. We have two sizes: 6x9 and 7x11. I have a feeling I will have to order more...

It's Tuesday: Open Bead Night!

Tuesdays are one of our favorite days at Stash. It's Open Bead Night! Everyone is welcome to bring a project, bring some dinner, show and tell, stories from the week. It's great inspiration to see what other people are beading, and great fun to share some time with other bead lovers. 4-8pm. We have a cooler full of ice and the air conditioning feels mighty nice!

Twisted Sister Fun

Saturday's Twisted Sister bracelet class was lots of fun. This design by Shelly Steffano is always a hit with its simplicity AND its versatility. Here is just one one seven bracelets made in Saturday's class. Thanks to Terri Gee for letting us photo her finished bracelet. Gorgeous! She used one of our 'marvelous mixes' and added some blue impression jasper rondelles for a little pop. Nice! I heard a few students say they were going home to make a necklace:)

Inspiration on the Loose!

It all started when Renetha Stanziano told us about a tutorial she found on a wonderful blog by Lesley Watt. (check out and like Lesley's Facebook page, because you will want to keep track of her!!)
     Even though it was during our Art Doll day, when most of us work on our dolls, many of us got all ginned up with this easy and gorgeous bracelet design. This was so much fun, we've already made quite a few and are experimenting with different size of jump rings and beads. Lesley was gracious enough to let us teach her design, so if you need any help, we will be adding that to our schedule soon. We just put up lots of pretty yummy jump rings on the wall, and are expecting a stash of beautiful stones soon to use with this design. Stop in and see!
     Here are a few of our pieces. The pink one is Renetha's, the 'muddy' one is Carole's, and the red quartz, well, that would be Diane McConnell's. Each one makes me want to do another six! They are easy enough that I bet I will!!
     Thank you Lesley, for sharing your design, and Renetha, for lighting the fire for so much fun!

Yummy Earring Kits

Linda Stiles Smith has created some gorgeous kits for her class, Swarovski Cluster Earrings. This classic earring design, created by Brenda Turmeo and Shannon Treisch, has great movement and fun color. Perfect for a wedding, or with just a t-shirt and jeans, Linda has put together some really beautiful combinations: White, Tahitian Sea, Golden Sand, Royal Rose, Vintage Gold, Green Gold, Autumn Leaves. It's something that you just have to see in person, so come  in and pick out your favorite soon!

Need a little sparkle in your life?

If you're looking for crystals, we have them... and getting more early next week! We also have Swarovski pearls in 3mm and 4mm.

Stash is open today from noon til 5pm.

A Full House!

Last night's Open Bead Nite was filled with beaders. We are so happy to be able to open our doors so bead lovers have a spot to share the love and fun of beading! This is what we're all about!

We are open today from noon til 8pm. Stop in and check out our new space!

Our first few days

Thanks to everyone who came out for our opening days. It was great to see some old friends, and to meet so many new ones!

Class sign-ups have started and we are really excited! Shown here are Linda Stiles Smith's Garden Bloom Earrings. This class is a great way to learn about designing with wire. If you already know about wire, you can still purchase one of her adorable kits!

There is lots of beady fun ready to happen in Dayton! 

We are Open!

Seems like a nice day to open a bead store:)

Hope to see you soon!

Classes Announced!

We are so happy to announce our classes for July and August. We have a good collection of techniques and skill levels for you to choose from. Stop in the store or call 937-640-3017 to reserve a spot in a class or two or three! You can see photos here, or visit our store to see the class samples in person.

Welcome to Loretta Puncer's Drawing class!

Stash is a great place to gather for fun and learning. Loretta Puncer's drawing students are hard at work on Wednesday nights at Stash. If you have a group, or need a place to teach a class, we have plenty of space! Call 640-3017.

It's coming!

Would you like to find ...
the perfect beads for your new project
a way to sell your extra beads
a breather from the day’s tensions
party time with friends
a creative spark
a place to hang out

you can...
in June 2012.
Stay tuned...