Thursday, February 28, 2013

A New Bead Store To Open... Well, at least for one day!

Every year Stony Creek Bead hosts a Czech Glass bead show, and over time it has grown bigger and BIGGER! To better accommodate MORE BEADS and the growing number of bead buyers, Stony Creek Bead is renting another space just a few feet down from our current location.
We hope you can make it on Saturday, April 6th from 10 am to 4 pm. We will have a huge selection of Czech glass, crystals, glass pearls, stones, freshwater pearls, pewter, silk ribbon, and more!

Regular Store Location: 2060 Whittaker Rd
Show Location: just a few doors down ~ look for the big, yellow banner!
Saturday, April 6, 2013. 10 am to 4 pm only!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Looking for something creative to do on Friday nights? Check out the Creative Social Club at the Ann Arbor Art Center... especially May 3rd, when Sue will be teaching!

Click here to learn more about the art center:

Stony Creek Bead Mixer

Exchange. Create. Mingle.

Problem Beads. We all have them – those beads that we LOVED in the store. The ones we HAD to have. The ones that we brought home and have NO IDEA what to do with them. Yep, those Problem Beads. We have a challenge for you and your Problem Beads in Stony Creek Bead’s first Bead Mixer.

Here’s the breakdown:
·Pack up those Problem Beads and enough coordinating, accent beads to total a retail value of at least$25.
o Not sure of the value? Ask us and we will be happy to help you estimate it.
o Please, use the golden rule here- don’t throw a bunch of junk-beads into the bag- think of what you would like to receive as a gift.
·DROP OFF your beads and registration form (see your inbox, on Facebook, or sales person in store) at Stony Creek Bead between February 22-28, 2013, so that the staff here can repack them in generic looking bags (no peeking!) and get them ready for their new homes.
·You can then PICK UP your new package of beads between2 and 4 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013. We can brainstorm, do sketches, and generally just PLAY with your new beads to get your design started.
o Bead packs are given out on a first-come-first-select basis, so come ASAP.
o If you are unable to come at this time, it is okay to pick up your new beads later

·Now, go and CREATE! There are no limits here except to have fun and to use your new beads (you can always add more to your design from your own stash).
·ATTEND the Mixer at Stony Creek Bead onSaturday, March 30th from 3 to 5 pm. MINGLE, meet other beaders, show off your creation, and see what others did with those Problem Beads! We are going to be giving away some gift cards, prize packs, etc for those of you who participate and attend, so mark your calendars now!