Get ready to celebrate!  Star’s Beads is giving 20% off on anything RED, WHITE, OR BLUE this Saturday & Sunday PLUS Tuesday the 4th!  Come show off your American pride and get your purchase added to your  Star’s Beads frequent shoppers card too!  That’s like another 10% off of great stuff like white pearls, red coral, and blue lapiz.



Never have all the parts?  Not sure of your bead and color combinations?  Here is your answer!  KITS!  Come by, see the samples in person, and pick your kit with the color combo that best fits you! Add your own baubles and beads to the mix to customize it even more!  Limited time only.

A Tudor Queen’s Earrings

These earrings were inspired by the fabulous jewelry from the show The Tudors. I noticed that Henry often recycled the jewelry that he gave his wives. If you were looking, once he was done with his current queen, the jewelry often showed up on the neck of another queen! So my ode to the wives of Henry the eighth! Stitch beadwork bezels around crystals and add layers of beads, crystals and crystal pearls. Add a few dangly crystal or pearl drops on the lower edge, and ear wires and the look is complete!

Get prepared for this class and start with A Piece of Cake offered right before this class. This is an intermediate to advanced beading level project. You must be proficient in the peyote stitch and with stepping up.

June 24 Sat. 2:00-5:00 $35.00

Diane Dennis, instructor

Peyote Basics: A Piece of Cake Bracelet

This is a great seed bead 101 class; we will take it from the beginning. You will learn about the different bead sizes and shapes, about needles and thread types.  So, if you’ve never tried peyote because of those little beads, why not give peyote another look with larger double size beads. Create a band of single even count peyote to fit your wrist. Embellish the sides with a ruffle of drop/fringe/dagger beads. Create closure with a bead loop and a Czech flower bead, a button or use a purchased clasp. Once you learn the technique these bracelets work up fast!
Excellent for beginners.

June 24 Sat. 10:00 – 1:00 $35.00

Diane Dennis, instructor


Wednesdays @ 11:00

Twisted Sister

Wire Wrap Gemstone Earrings

Did you miss the first offering of this class last month? Not to worry, you have another chance!  These fun, feminine, and totally twisted Wire Art earrings will delight you to Rock Out In Style!  Lightweight and comfortable on the ears with built-in ear wire. You will enjoy creating these Artesian design earrings crafted by you! In this class you will use three wire techniques: weaving, coiling and wrapping around 8 mm round beads using 20g and 28g wire. Pictured in precious metal, but all colored craft metals look great too.

June 17 Sat. 2:00 – 5:00 $35.00

Lisa Hampton-Qualls, instructor

Knotted Mala with Beaded Tassel

Come learn to make a beautiful knotted Mala along with a beaded tassel. Malas are traditionally used for meditation and prayer, but they are also worn as necklaces. You may use any round stone or gemstone that holds meaning for you. There is traditionally 108 beads on each mala, along with a guru bead and tassel. Come join us in making one! This is the latest trend and there are so many tassel variations you can do from seedbeads to chain! Knotting experience is required and is being offered May 27th, the Saturday prior to this class and is great for all levels.

May 28 Sun. 12:00-4:00 $45.00

Kathy Scripka, instructor

Twisted Sister

Wire Earrings

These fun, feminine, and totally twisted Wire Art earrings will delight you to Rock Out In Style!

Lightweight and comfortable on the ears with built-in ear wire. You will enjoy creating these Artesian design earrings crafted by you! In this class you will use three wire techniques: weaving, coiling and wrapping around 8 mm round beads using 20g and 28g wire. Pictured in precious metal, but all colored craft metals look great too.

May 27 Sat. 2:00 – 5:00 $35.00

Lisa Hampton-Qualls, instructor




Join us Mother’s Day for a little bead social.  Break out that jewelry and dress to impress for Show & Tell Sunday.  We will also have open bead so be sure to bring something that needs repair, design something new, or come just for fun! Snacks and refreshments will be served.


FREE PEARLS will be given to all those that join us!



MAY 13TH + 14TH

Get fired up for a demo on a new interchangeable AND portable hand torch. Brought from the world of orthodontics to jewelry, this little baby packs some heat and precise enough not to hurt your pearls and stones! Better than the Little Smith and not carried by Rio, be sure to stop by this weekend to see it in action!

Also get a chance to meet Charles. Star’s Beads metal man who can teach you to transform metal into art and since he a local art teacher and photographer, he has an eye for color and details. He will be showing you his wearable artwork along with bringing his torch to show you a technique or two on the spot. Fired up? Take a class from him the following weekend on enameling.


May 13th Saturday: 12:00 – 4:00

Using a variety of different size leather, learn to make a ton of jewelry designs in just minutes. Perfect for all levels!  *JOIN US FOR A MINUTE OR COME PLAY ALL DAY!  *FREE TO LEARN JUST PAY TO PLAY. (APPROX $5+)


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More May Classes!

Get inspired this Spring @ Star’s Beads!

See all the new baubles & jewels to keep you looking and feeling beautiful this season.



Take a play day at Star’s Beads and come make a fun wrap bracelet with a two holed bead called the Superduo.  So simple to make and there are endless color possibilities!  Betty will be offering two sessions: 10am & Noon.  Click here to reserve your seat.  

Continue the afternoon with a free demo on macrame techniques and the benefits of using
The Knotty Do It All Board with Kathy.  If you want to learn more from her, take her class the following Sunday!  Call the shop to register or reserve your seat online.  *Note: You will still need to call to pay to be confirm.

April Classes Are HERE!

More April Classes

April classes are being posted!



MARCH 24th – April 2nd

Unicorne Beads are individually handcrafted in the USA by a network of highly skilled glassblowers. These beads are fashioned in a torch flame by a process called “lampworking”. Unlike most beads, which are made from ordinary or “soft” glass, Unicorne Beads are created from “hard” or borosilicate glass. Only the finest imported glass from Europe and the United States is used. Many of the colored glass is custom mixed. Borosilicate glass is worked at much higher temperatures than ordinary glass and then kiln annealed at over 1000 degrees which makes for a stronger more durable product. The higher temperatures are also responsible for the rich natural colors characteristic of Unicorne borosilicate glass beads.

S U R P R I S E !

SURPRISE! Did you hear?!? All thing green are 20% off at Star’s Beads this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! That means tourmaline, peridot, green amethyst…Mmmm so yummy and delicious! Expires March 19th, 2017.

The Bead Study meets weekly @ Star’s Beads at 11:00 am until someone is looking for you!

Meet local people to discuss design ideas, tips and techniques.

Wednesday March 22nd @ 11am
*Bring your beads, bring your buddies, and bring a snack!


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Happy February!

Amethyst is your power this month. It is the purple variety of the mineral Quartz, and was as expensive as ruby and emerald until the 19th Century, when Brazil’s large deposits were discovered.

Its name derives from the Greek “amethystos”, which means “not drunken”, as Amethyst in antiquity was thought to ward off drunkenness. It is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability.

Join us this holiday weekend for some fun classes or just to enjoy some eye candy.  Lots of cool treasures from Tucson and an open work table to get those projects finished because you know you are always missing just that ONE thing!  Have a beady day!

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Its the weekend we wait for all year because for jewelers across the world, its like Christmas in February! Kay & John have returned from the largest gem show in the world and have searched for the newest things in our industry this year.  Be sure to see their findings starting TOMORROW for the debut weekend!  Just in time to treat for yourself this Valentine’s day!

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Home for the holidays? Join Star’s Beads for WIRE WEEK! There is a great variety of wire classes being offered NEXT week. It’s a perfect outing especially if you have family in town.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Bring your friends and family in by the end of the year and get a free beading magazine! *Limited one per purchase until supplies last!

We will be open normal business hours with the following exceptions:

Christmas Eve – 10am – 3pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED

New Year’s Day – CLOSED

Shop, snack and create with Indoor Girl!

Join us for LATE NIGHT Friday December 2 and party with our POP UP Holiday Shop with Indoor Girl, G’ann Zeiger! There will be make & take projects, snacks and holiday gift shopping!

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Can’t make it? No worries! You can still shop online and get free shipping if you order during the show hours (5pm-9pm). www.indoorgirl.etsy.com

Shop & Learn with Dale of PaleFire Designs

Friday December 16th (6pm – 9pm)

Join local artist and instructor, Dale Feuer, to some beautiful ready to pick up items that can make your gift giving a whole lot easier. Invite those men you know and you can come too! Dale will be doing some demos to help you use those left overs you have sitting around at home. See the classes she is teaching the next day too, she is sure to inspire and motivate!

Circular Peyote Earrings


Crystal and Pearl Lariat


Customized Storage Solutions!

FRIDAY DECEMBER 9th (6pm – 9pm) 

POP UP Shop & Snack with Thirty One!  Pick out smart solutions to keep your home organized and beautiful. Pack more into your mornings with items that will see your whole family through the day and find the perfect bag to help you be the best you can be at home and on the go! Great solutions for organizing your beads are available too!

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November Classes & Events Schedule!

November is just around the corner so take a peek at a few of the fun things scheduled this month at Star’s Beads!

  • Fun classes from wire working, metal smithing, to bead embroidery!
  • Star’s Clasps Trunk Show: November 25th – 27th
  • Black Friday Sales & Specials

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  • OPEN LATE starting Friday November 25th!
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October Classes

Happy October!

Star’s Beads is excited for this Fall!  We will be working to help you get ready for the holidays with quick and easy projects, late nights, and other fun surprises and sales.

October classes are here and we have a great line up starting THIS weekend!  We have new classes and new instructors with fresh designs and some really fun projects.

Keep checking back because new things will be popping up all Fall!


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COMING Columbus Day Weekend! October 7th – 10th: Australian Boulder Opal Specialist Janice Evert

Australian Boulder Opal Specialist

Janice Evert

October 7th – 10th 

(THIS Friday – Columbus Day Monday) 

Come meet Janice and see her her fantastic collection of opals this WHOLE Columbus Day weekend @ Star’s Beads in Vienna!

A little from Janice:

My name is Janice Evert. I am very passionate about Australian Opal, particularly Queensland Boulder Opal. I have been associated with Boulder Opal all my life. My father, Vince Evert, was a pioneer of Boulder Opal, mining in the remote Winton Fields in Western Queensland from the 1960’s. Queensland Boulder Opal is excitedly different to other Australian Opals, such as Black Opal from Lightning Ridge and White Opal from Coober Pedy. Boulder Opal is gaining momentum in it’s following throughout the world.

I am an opal cutter by trade. In the late 1970’s I went to Sydney to work with a group of professional opal cutters fine-tuning my skills as an opal cutter and wholesaler of Australian Boulder Opal. I currently sell Boulder Opal within Australia, Japan and America. Some forty years after Boulder Opal’s introduction to the international market, we are still discovering alternate direction to utilize this unique gemstone. We now combine exciting new grades of Boulder Opal in silver and gold jewelry. This has made Boulder Opal more attractive, accessible and price friendly to a new client base within the fashion jewelry design industry.

The vivid colours of Boulder Opal give this amazing gemstone a real life persona, un-equalled in stature from any other opal. Each piece is unique in nature.Bolder opals

For those who own a Boulder Opal, wear it often and with confidence. Boulder Opal loves to be worn. Opal comes alive, makes you feel good and you should be excited when wearing this very special gemstone. One day, when you see ” That Opal “, it will capture your heart and, just like me, you will become a very passionate lover of Queensland Boulder Opal. ENJOY!!!

Janice is always doing something new and now she is into crocodile!  See it in person at Star’s Beads trunk show!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/australian-boulder-opal-jewelry-trunk-show-tickets-28041886036

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