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!