Friday, April 11, 2014

A New Contest...

Derby Hat or Fascinator Contest!

Why a Derby Hat or Fascinator? 
Well, why not?  For generations women in the South have been wearing fabulous hats and fascinators to derbies, tea parties, luncheons, and anywhere else that they want to show off or outshine their neighbors.  If they can do it, so can we!

Your designs can be big and bold, whimsical and witty, sedate and seductive (or any other combination of adjectives) - but they must all be fun to create and to wear.

When Is My Hat or Fascinator Due ?
Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 3 pm.
Winner to be announced between 3:30 and 4 pm
In order to be considered for judging, and thus eligible to win one of the prizes, your design must be at Stony Creek Bead no later than 3pm on Saturday, May 10.
We hope that you will come a bit early and show off your creation.  However, if you cannot be here at that time, we will accept them earlier.

1. Some of the beads or materials  must be purchased at Stony Creek Bead. (It's our contest, after all.)
2. This should be a new creation, not previously entered into any other contest. (Because you should have a new hat or fascinator as often as possible.)
3. To be considered for the Grand Prize, your creation must be wearable.  (While wall art or statuary pieces are admirable, this contest is all about beautiful head gear!)

Did Someone Say Prizes?
Yep, that's right!  We have decided that everyone who enters will get a prize, and
the Grand Winner will receive a $75 gift card to Stony Creek Bead and a $50 gift card to LushLapel.
So, put on your creativity caps and get designing!

The beads should be from us, and, for everything else, visit: 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Stony Creek Bead Kits on Etsy!

Announcing Stony Creek Bead Kits on Etsy! We started with our most popular pattern - Dicey Diamonds Bracelet and we will be adding more over the next couple of days (so check back often).  CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE.

We can create a custom kit for you too! Send us a message, call or come in. Tell us what pattern, the colors you are looking for (if different than ours), and we will put together a customized kit just for you.

Happy Beading!

Friday, March 28, 2014

LushLapel at Stony Creek Bead!

Millinery Supply Show
LushLapel is coming to Stony Creek Bead, bringing everything you need to make a stupendous Derby hat or fascinator -  a wide variety of fascinator bases feathers, veiling, ribbons, and more. (They do not currently supply full-sized hats.) 

Why a Millinery Show?  Watch your inbox for more details as we will be having a contest soon.  (We are still just hammering out a few of the details.)

LushLapel will be at Stony Creek Bead on Saturday, April 12 from 10-4 only.  

You can also find them at:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


We found a typo in our class list.  The class time for embroidery class on April 15 is 6-8pm. (NOT 11:30-1:30 as listed).  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bead Embroidery Exploration
Tuesday, April 15 11:30-1:30 $30
Start small, but think big!  Learn the basics of bead embroidery and let your imagination fly free!  Instructor:  Sue Schwartzenberger

Friday, March 21, 2014

You Asked For It, So Here You Go...

You asked us if we could sell the Beadwork Challenge beads separately.

Yes - we now have them on our etsy site.

Happy Beading!

Click Here to See More

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What Are You Doing This Sunday?

ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT in Sue's Fostoria class this Sunday.  Call now to register!  734.544.0904

Fostoria Necklace     
Sunday, March 23     
11:30-1:30      $30
Elegant crystals and pearls – but don’t save this just for “dress-up occasions” – it looks great worn with a tee-shirt and jeans!  Bezels and simple stringing – you should have this! Previous seed bead experience required.  Please ask for more details. Instructor:  Sue Schwartzenberger

UPDATE:  This pattern is now available in the store or on our etsy site: Click here to see more