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November News

BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ALL WEEKEND SALES EVENT!

Watch our site for more information!

What can you do to stay out of mall madness this weekend?  Take a class at Star’s Beads!  Relax after all that turkey, make something new for the holidays along with picking up a few gifts for Christmas plus feel good about supporting small businesses and all things handmade!  See the holiday workshops offered this weekend here.

November 24th – 26th

POP UP SHOP & Workshops

with Julie Booth!

See a beautiful selection of handmade silk scarves designed by Julie Booth at Star’s Beads this holiday weekend.  Julie is has been designing for decades, has written a fantastic book called Fabric Printing at Home, and is an inspirational instructor who is dedicated to her trade.  Learn some of the secrets behind silk scarf making with her workshops this Sunday!  Sign up today!

NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Meet niobium and wire working expert Marti Brown! 🍀🤗 She is coming to teach tons of workshops @starsbeads November 11th-12th, to show the magic of niobium and metal working plus she will be bringing a trunk show of supplies and components. See more information:www.starsbeads.eventbrite.com

Patricia Healey Fabricated Copper Components

Patricia Healey’s creations are handmade from copper, creating designs and textures that are reminiscent of the beauty in nature. The crafting process includes a patina and coat of lacquer, this ensures that the copper component will last through the years without changing colors, oxidizing or tarnishing.

Copper is a hot beading component and has always been gaining respect and admiration throughout the beading and crafting industry. Create something completely unique with these hand-crafted folk art art copper pendants.

This product line is not about symmetry and perfection, but more charismatic and asymmetrical.

AVAILABLE @ STAR’S BEADS

NOVEMBER 4TH – 12TH

NOVEMBER CLASSES POSTED!

THE MAGIC OF NIOBIUM!

Want to learn more? Star’s Beads is excited to bring in guest instructor Marti Brown this November 11th-12th to inspire us in the world of niobium.

Have you ever heard of niobium? (Nb) is a pure element originally called columbium. Columbium was found to be two separate metals existing in the same ore; niobium and tantalum. Pure niobium is soft, ductile and malleable and easily fabricated by hammering, sawing, filing, bending, etc. Niobium absorbs electrons from oxygen, carbon and nitrogen forming alloys at temperatures over 600¡. It cannot be soldered due to this reactivity. Niobium is resistive to acids and alkalines, making it hypoallergenic.

October Events

Who says you are too old to go trick or treating? Join us at Star’s Beads for a little Halloween Social with open beading plus all things orange are 20% off! Free treats too!

Sunday Oct. 29th (12-4)

Share your passion, inspire creativity, and look good doing it, all at the same time! So get that jewelry out and give the world some extra sparkle today and everyday!

NEW @ Star’s Beads!

It’s a druzy kind of day. Sparkling with color and catches the the light perfectly plus I am a magpie for all things that glitter!

What are you doing this weekend?

Diane Dennis and Mardi Trout are teaching you all about seedbeads this weekend.  Learn the basics and come out addicted to these magical little beads that can be transform into beautiful wearable art.

Are you ready?!?!

Kieu is here and ready to show us some metal magic this weekend. She is also bringing all the tools too! She also owns and operates The Urban Beader, which supplies you with all the things you need to stamping, soldering, and enameling! Three days only and a couple spots are still available for her classes. Click here to see Kieu’s workshops!

THIS WEEK’S

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

Get your hands on some gorgeous handpainted porcelain from Russia!  Always beautiful and makes up quick and easy into a pendant or earrings.  We also have a great display of fun baubles and pendants from Two Charming Chix.  Cute, charming, and some already made up for a pick up gift.  You will also find the funky collection from the Jesse James collection so get to Star’s Beads this weekend and see all the new treasures!  See you soon!

What are you doing this Columbus Day Weekend?

LET’S PARTY!

In celebration of Columbus Day we are having a pearl party!  SHOW US YOUR PEARLS and get a strand for FREEPlus we are putting out a boat load more pearls out just for the weekend SALE. Take advantage of this opportunity and get into to Star’s Beads this SaturdaySunday and Monday for 30% off on ALL of the pearls in the shop. We will also have OPEN BEAD all weekend long so get your holiday gifts prepared early this year and come get your projects done!

See you there!

Join us for a Q&A with Kay!

With over 30 years of experience, Kay Goss will let you in on some of the secrets to her success in the beading industry. Have questions about:

  • Stone types?  Real vs not?
  • Selling and running a business
  • Social Media: Facebook?  Instagram?

Pick her brain on anything you can think to ask.  This is a free event and also helps us get a better understanding of the needs of our local beading community.

October 8th Sun. 1:00-2:00

Keith O’Connor Pottery and Raku THIS WEEK!

OCTOBER SPECIAL!

See some amazing treasures all month long!  Start your holiday gift shopping now!

See a different product line EVERY WEEK this month:

  • Raku (THRU THIS WEEK ONLY!)
  • Pottery  (THRU THIS WEEK ONLY!)
  • Lampwork beads
  • Russian porcelain and more!

See the latest updates on FB or www.starsbeads.com.

OPEN BEAD

THIS WEEKEND!

 Design, Create, Repeat

October 7th – 9th

(12:00-4:00)

Join us for OPEN BEAD all weekend long.  Come meet other local beaders, work on a project, and give yourself some personal “me” time.  Bring something that needs repair, design something new, or come just for fun!

BYOB: BRING YOUR OWN BEADS & BEVERAGES

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

See all the October classes at www.starsbeads.eventbrite.com!

October Workshops

Kieu Pham Gray has been rebooked!

Star’s Beads is excited that we were able to reschedule Kieu to come teachOctober 13th-15th.  Kieu had to unfortunately cancel her workshops at POP UP Washington due to vertigo but she is back at it and is excited to get back on the road to see us in a few weeks.  If you missed her the first time, you get another chance!  Do not miss out on learning the secrets from a master who can make you look like a pro in hours!  She will have all the supplies to get your personal set up too and can even create a custom stamp with your logo.

See all the October classes at www.starsbeads.eventbrite.com!

Did you miss POP UP Washington?

OCTOBER POP UPS!

Get another chance to see all the treasures!

For the month of October, see a different product line EVERY WEEK:

  • Vintage lucite and buttons (THIS WEEKEND ONLY!)
  • Seed bead kits (THIS WEEKEND ONLY!)
  • Raku
  • Pottery
  • Lampwork beads
  • Russian porcelain

See the latest updates on FB or www.starsbeads.com.

October Workshops

POP UP WASHINGTON: PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT

Do not miss your chance to see some of the coolest products in the industry and meet the people that design and create them!  These are some of the most creative people in the world so join us in spreading the love of beading and jewelry arts.

MEET & GREET @ POP UP WASHINGTON

ARTIST HIGHLIGHT

Paulette Rosner Baron has been beading since 1994, and teaching bead weaving classes in the Washington, D.C. area since 1996. In addition to teaching around her home base, Paulette also teaches across the country, including the Bead and Button Show, bead societies and premiere bead stores.

Having earned her Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University, she became a Graphic Designer. But it was when she became involved with beads that she found true calling. Her need to be creative and to work with colors and design had finally found a home. She has become known for creating three dimensional sculptural pieces of art out of beads. Her pieces utilize different sizes and shapes of beads and are made using a wide assortment of off-loom bead weaving stitches.

Paulette is illustrator and co-author of Beading Across America: A Jewelry Inspirations from Coast to Coast, 2011, Kalmbach Publishing with Sherry Serafini and Amy Katz.

Paulette’s Pinwheel Garden Necklace appears on the title page of The Beader’s Color Palette by Margie Deeb. She has three projects, including on the cover flap, in Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry by Lark Books. Paulette’s freeform sculptural brick stitch work is featured in Diane Fitzgerald’s book, “Beading With the Brick Stitch.” Two of her freeform sculptural peyote creatures were in the 2005-2006 traveling exhibition “The Beaded Figure.” Her Pinwheel Garden necklace won 2nd place in the 2005 Bead Dreams exhibition. This piece is also in the Dairy Barn traveling exhibit “Bead International 2006”. Paulette is one of the artists featured in the Japanese publication “The Best Collection of Beadweaving Stitches by 9 American Bead Artists” by Kumiko Mizuno Ito.

See her latest collections of fabulous finds for bead embroidery and see her work in person!

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!

She will be featuring her gorgeous work along with teaching you how all weekend long!  Take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Click to see Diane Dennis’ POP UP Workshops

POP UP Washington

 Bead & Craft Social Marketplace

Come spread the joy of

beading and crafts with us!
SEPTEMBER 23RD – 24TH

Click here to learn more!

POP UP Workshops

TRUNK SHOW STARTING SEPTEMBER 1ST!

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.

See the fantastic array of colors and shapes for a limited time at Star’s Beads!

SATURDAY, SUNDAY

& MONDAY!

Get to Star’s Beads this Labor day weekend and SAVE!  Get your projects done and join us for a weekend of open beading plus enjoy the flash sales of up to 50% off on select items.

OPEN BEAD

September 2 Saturday 12:00-4:00

Join us in celebrating Labor Day weekend with a fun play day!  Bring something that needs repair, design something new, or just come for fun! Come for an hour or come all day!

FREEBIES, snacks and refreshments will be served.

*BYOB: Bring your stash and lets play!

BEAD SOCIAL

SHOW & TELL SUNDAY & OPEN BEAD

September 3rd (12-4)

Star’s always loves to see what you have made with our beads so this it the time to break out that jewelry and dress to impress for Show & Tell Sunday! We will also have open beading so bring something that needs repair, design something new, or come just for fun!

FREEBIES, snacks and refreshments will be served.

BYOB: BRING YOUR OWN BEADS

FREE CLASS:

Leather Bracelets

AUGUST 26th (12:00 – 4:00)

 

Join us THIS SATURDAY in designing with leather!

Make the latest trending styles at this fun workshop.Learn to design a simple bracelet using a button as your closure. Perfect for all levels!

*Its free to play but we request supplies are purchased at Star’s on the day of event. (APPROX $10+)

*SEATS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, WE CAN ROTATE YOU IN ANY TIME!

Classes & Events

ARTISAN TRUNK SHOW
August 11th – August 13th


Meet the artists and see a fantastic display of silverwork from Peru!

Click here to see more class information!

HAPPY NATIONAL BEADING WEEK!

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

NOON – 4PM

It’s National Beading Week so join us in celebration with a surprise trunk show with Star’s Clasps and open bead THIS Sunday from noon to 4pm! Happy Beading!

NEW DESIGNS

FROM DIANE DENNIS

AUGUST 5TH

SURPRISE!  

Star’s Beads is throwing a spontaneous trunk show with Star’s Clasps that starts NOW! Get the sneak peek of their latest creative finding before they head to Bead Fest!

Do something new this summer and get those creative ideas into motion! Your passions are what make the world go round! Plus its healthy for the brain, beautiful for our bodies, and speaks to the soul. 💃🏻

FREE CLASS

Button Bracelet

BYOB! Bring your own button and CREATE! Learn to design a simple bracelet using a button as your closure. Perfect for all levels!

July 22 Sat. 12:00-4:00 

*BYOB – Bring your own button but we ask that the rest of the supplies are purchased at Star’s on the day of event. String and plated crimps will be provided. (APPROX $10+)

*SEATS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, WE CAN ROTATE YOU IN ANY TIME!

SUPERDUO BASKETWEAVE BRACELET

SATURDAY JULY 29TH (2-5)

ANNUAL PEARL SALE!

Are you ready?

Star’s Beads annual pearl sale is HERE!

Fabulous inventory, great deals,

&  limited time only!

Coming July 7th – 9th

LEARN TO

PEARL KNOT!

Learn traditional knotting between beads and a professional way to attach a clasp. This method is appropriate for pearls and semi-precious beads. Complete a necklace of semi-precious 8mm beads in class. Good for all levels and perfect to prepare you for making malas with a beaded tassel the following Sunday, July 9th!

July 8 Sat. 10:00-1:00 $35.00

Kathy Scripka, instructor

 

TRUNK SHOW EXTENDED: SEED BEAD KITS

JUNE 24TH – JULY 2ND

EXTENDED TO JULY 5TH!

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

DON’T FORGET

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

FREE MAKE & TAKE, TORCH DEMO DAY + SHOW & TELL SUNDAY!

BEAD SOCIAL SUNDAY

SHOW & TELL + OPEN BEAD

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.

BYOB: BRING YOUR OWN BEADS OR…

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

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW @ STAR’S BEADS

POP UP SHOP + TORCH DEMO with THE CAPTURED MUSE

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.

MAKE & TAKE with LEATHER & CORDING

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+)

MAY CALENDAR

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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.

FREE DAY @ STAR’S BEADS SATURDAY APRIL 15TH

FREE PLAY DAY @ STAR’S  SATURDAY APRIL 15th

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!

ARRIVED EARLY!

TRUNK SHOW @ STAR’S BEADS

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!

FREE GIVEAWAYS FOR ALL ATTENDEES!

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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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WIRE WEEK @ STAR’S BEADS!

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/circular-peyote-earrings-jewelry-making-tickets-29642771327

Crystal and Pearl Lariat

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pearl-and-crystal-lariat-jewelry-making-tickets-29639784393

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

    *Sign up for our e-mail list to hear more!

  • 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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