COMING October 7th – 9th: Australian Boulder Opal Specialist Janice Evert

Come meet Australian Boulder Opal Specialist Janice Evert

October 7th – 9th @ 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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Pearl Sale

June Events at Star’s

Classes at Star's Beads June 2016.

Memorial Day At Star’s!


Please join us for a fun-filled Memorial Day Weekend at Star’s Beads!

Lumina Inspirations

June 3rd – 12th


Lumina Inspirations is a designer and maker of distinctive porcelain, fine china and ceramic art beads and jewelry. Come see their eclectic collection of accent pieces to make your jewelry, truly one-of-a-kind.

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Art Metal Components by Anju


May 6 – May 15

Create fantastic jewelry with Art Metal Components – a gorgeous line of adaptable pendants and charms handcrafted by the artist, Anju. Art Metal Components are made of fine pewter which has been electroplated with silver, copper, and brass. They are antiqued to bring out each detail and finished with an anti-tarnish coating so each piece always stays beautiful.

Shandor Madjar at Star’s Beads


April 22- April 24

Be sure to stop by Star’s Beads this weekend and meet a spectacular silversmith who has designed with the finest. Known for his multiform designs, motion jewelry and special arthritis rings, Shandor Madjar has something beautiful for every style and taste. With an extraordinary eye for detail, you will just love wearing his designs.

Polymer Clay Artist: Heather Millican


April 15- April 24

Let me introduce you to Heather Millican of Swoondimples. An amazing artist who strives to offer hope to those who may need encouragement. Heather is a polymer clay expert and her handmade pendants and components will be available at Star’s Beads starting April 15.

From the Artist:

“I am a lover of words and have a grand heart for the ones who feel too deeply, the brave, and those that find beauty in the mundane.

I am an art college graduate and currently live in Florida with my handsome husband, 4 young boys, and boston terrier, Ollie. I am surrounded by dudes.

All of her pendants and beads are made to order from polymer clay. Each piece is formed with polymer clay, handstamped, laden with texture and patina, wet sanded and buffed. “

Spring/Summer Class Listings


Here is a highlight of what classes are being offered starting this weekend.

Get the first look at the new class listings by downloading this PDF:


Sign up online through EventBrite for several of our upcoming classes.