Fast & February

You GOT to be in it to WIN it!

You still have a couple days to get your ticket to win the ultimate prize from Tucson with our Tucson Treasures raffle!  You could win a beautiful slab of petrified wood, a fantastic strand of Mohave purple turquoise, a gorgeous strand of American turquoise from the coveted Kingman mine and more!  Winner will be drawn end of President’s Day Monday, February 19th.  You do not have to be present to win.  Prize valued at $300+.

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Presidents Day Weekend


SURPRISE!  We have some new workshops posted.  We have had some technical difficulties getting our classes up this month as usual but we are still running classes.  Try your hand at chainmaille, a little peyote, wireworking, or soldering!  Click here to see the latest as they are posted at www.starsbeads.eventbrite.com.  Get ready for more new classes, product lines, design ideas, and trunk shows next month!



It’s so hard to describe Tucson but it’s an experience! The entire industry of jewelry suppliers from around the world come here to create a massive marketplace of the most amazing things imaginable!

Star’s Beads goes each year to find the coolest things to share with you so be sure to get your golden ticket to the private preview party and get first peek plus there will be deals, discounts, and more! Call the shop to get yours today!

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11th (6pm – 8pm)


You only have 1 week to buy your GOLDEN TICKET!  Get $100 in bead bucks that never expire and available to use any time plus a special Tucson souvenir and a FREE entry for the Tucson Treasures Raffle.  You will also get a VIP pass to the Private Preview Party where you will get a chance to win mad money, prizes, along with special deals & discounts!

Tucson Treasures


Get a chance to win the ultimate prize from Tucson!  The raffle prize will be revealed on the Private Preview night.  For those who buy a golden ticket, you get one FREE entry to the raffle and you can always buy more for a better chance!  Winner will be drawn end of President’s Day Monday, February 19th.  You do not have to be present to win.  Prize valued at $300+.

Stay in the know and sign up for our email list for the most up to date announcements and events.

You never know what you might find in Tucson!

Or who you will meet!

*This one is for you, Jonah!


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Happy New Year!

Free Demo

Saturday January 20th (2:00 – 4:00)

Do you want to make this style of jewelry?  Star’s Beads knotting teacher, Kathy will be showing off how Sandra Younger’s Knotty Do-It-All is a multi-functional cord knotting tool that allows users to quickly and easily perform a variety of knotting techniques, including coil knots, moose knots, overhand knots, macramé, braiding and much more. The sturdiest most versatile cord knotting tool on the market today includes an easy-to-follow instructional DVD and E-Photobook showcasing a wide variety of bracelets and necklaces. With no experience you can make professional-looking jewelry in just minutes! Come see how it works and you will be amazed!

Kathy will be teaching a class on THIS board the following Saturday January 27th. Please check the class listing or call for more information.

Cheers to 2018!

We have all had a week to get settled into 2018 and you better get ready because this is the year to MAKE IT HAPPEN!  Lose weight, eat healthier, work smarter, be creative, make new friends, help the community. Whatever it is you want this year, we are ready to help you get there AND look good doing it!

Star’s Beads is ready to start the year off right and to kick that off, we are having a FLASH SALE this holiday weekend!  There will be sales, there will be SPARKLINGnew rocks, there will be classes and open bead going on ALL weekend long.  Sale starts Saturday!  Click here for more.

January 4th – Baby it’s cold out there!🌬 Usually we follow the Fairfax County schools but it doesn’t look too bad out there, just coooold!☃️ 


 Take a look at January while you wait.

Keep checking back for updates!


“Social Stitch In”

Have you bought a seed bead kit but are intimidated to try it on your own?  Bring it into Star’s Beads and we can help you work through it!  Don’t have a kit?  We have plenty!  Let’s get those new years resolutions started and do more, be creative, and get social!

Saturday January 6th from 12-4

Design, Create, Repeat

Join us in the joy of beading with a free play day! Bring something that needs repair, design something new, or just come for fun! Find a bead buddy or bring a friend!

January 7th Sunday 12:00-4:00

*BYOB: Bring your stash and lets play!

December is here!


Resume normal store hours Jan. 2nd, 2018!


CLICK HERE for all the workshops!

Fun new classes being offered this Christmas week plus a pop up shop with Lisa St Martin, a world renowned glass artist, this Saturday!

Lisa St Martin will be offering a wire crochet class this Saturday as well as bringing in all of her glass creations! ONE DAY ONLY! Take advantage of this amazing opportunity. She will be teaching, Wonderful Wire Crochet, on the same day. Click here to see our listing of workshops.

Star’s Beads will be OPEN ALL WEEKEND to help you with last minute gifts! We have tons jewelry made up so pop in and we can help you finish your holiday shopping!

All I want for Christmas…are those gorgeous beads I saw at Star’s! 😍  Don’t forget to ask for a gift certificate this holiday!


Every weekend before Christmas we will be having workshops and pop up shops by local artists.

CLICK HERE for the latest schedule of events or to sign up for a workshop!

THIS Saturday

December 16th (12:00 – 4:00)

Make &  Take with Mardi Trout and POP UP shop with Mary Soucy of Bead Me a Story

FREE introduction to chainmaille. 

You just pick the kit! 

Choose from any of our $6.00 – $10.00 mini projects and Mardi and Mary will help you through the step to make amazing chain maille jewelry. There will be earrings or ring kits available to try plus once you are hooked, you can stock up on a ton of other fun pre made kits! They make great gifts too for your beading friends and family.

Cost is whatever project you choose. All other tools and materials will be provided.

THIS Sunday

December 17th (11:00 – 4:00)

The Captured Muse Trunk Show & Metal Workshop

Meet Charles. Star’s Beads metal man who has 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 teaching you the basics of soldering. Sign up for his Rings of Fire workshop here. ONE DAY ONLY!

SURPRISE! Star’s Beads is having a spontaneous trunk show with Star’s Clasps! Did you know Star’s Beads has another facet of their business? They also design , create and manufacture designer clasps and components. Star’s Clasps has been distributing their creative components all over the world for almost two decades! They travel to trade shows across the country to show off what you get right here locally, 7 days a week at Star’s Beads!

Bead happy if you are local because Star’s Clasps is giving the Star’s Beads community a sneak peak of the latest designs before heading Tucson. Arizona for the largest jewelry show in the country! Be sure to stop by if you are in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. We hope to see you there!

Can you believe it? 2017 is almost over so let’s make this last month count! Join us for Pop Up Shops with local artisans & workshops all month long.

Remember Star’s Beads has the perfect gifts for your holiday season. ☃️ Take advantage of the many ready made gifts we make or use our back table to get your own holiday projects finished! Are you home for the holidays? There are a load of classes being offered the week after Christmas and don’t forget to ask for a Star’s Beads gift certificate from all your friends and family!




Diane Dennis is a self-taught seed-bead jewelry artist, beading since 1999 and has been teaching her beadwork designs since 2003. Diane teaches locally in Washington, DC area, and also for various bead societies’ and for bead shops as a guest instructor, as well as teaching for Bead Fest and the Bead and Button show. Diane has been featured in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads advertising and has been a contest winner, she has been published in Beadwork, Bead & Button Magazines, Artisan Jewelry Times and Perlen Poesie. Her piece Star Light Star Bright appears in the Lark publication Showcase 500 Necklaces, which you can find all at Star’s Beads!

She will be featuring her gorgeous work along with teaching you how for ONE DAY ONLY! Take advantage of this amazing opportunity. She will be teaching A Piece of Cake and Fun with Bezels, click here to see our listing of workshops.