New Summer Day Camp Classes for 2016

We have added three new camps this summer that will focus on development of your child’s talents.  Girls and Boys ages 8 and up will enjoy four half day camps. These camps will run Monday thru Thursday 10am til 2:30pm on the following dates:

Gemologist Camp June 20th-23rd ~  exploring the science of how gemstones are created, searching for gems, cleaning and setting the stones they find and more!

Artist and Crafter Camp July 18 th – 21st ~ discovering the use of fiber and textile arts in painting, sewing, and more!

Designer Camp August 15th -18th ~ learn the basics of color theory,  design sketching, jewelry assembly and more!

Campers will need to provide a daily sack lunch and reusable water bottle.

Cost per camper is $150 (family discount for second child). Attend all three camps and receive a $50 discount per camper (sorry, no other discounts apply).  Coupons and other discounts are not available on summer camps. A 50% deposit is required when registering your child. Tuition must be paid in full one week prior camp to start date. All deposits are non-refundable. Space per camp session is limited to 14 campers.

All materials are included and campers will keep the projects they make.

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New Items from Tucson Bead show now arriving at Ain’t Miss Bead Haven!

New arrivals from Tucson Gem and Bead Show.

New arrivals from Tucson Gem and Bead Show.

Tucson Gem and Bead Show 2014

We had a lovely time at the Winter 2014 Tucson Gem and Bead Show, and made it back home ahead of the snow.  The twice yearly show is quite famous for it’s international offering of beads, gemstones, seed beads, charms, silver, vintage, chain, findings, new artists, and old favorites – you name it and it’s probably there.

Luckily, our shipments have started to arrive as the snow has started to fall. We really enjoyed this year’s show.  Honestly, it’s hard work, but I really enjoy it every year.  Never mind the back and arm pain from bending, carrying , and packing up all those beads, after all, there were BEADS everywhere.  The weather was beautiful, 70’s and sunny blue skies in February!! While we worked hard, we also had a little fun around Tucson. We spent time at a local fair complete with midway food and games, bumped into old friends, and visited the outdoor markets (think dinosaurs, gemstones as big as your kitchen table, and amethyst geodes taller than 6 feet), .  

Not to worry, we brought back lots of goodies – including new Fine Silver charms and pendants, Czech beads (including 3mm), old world bronze reproduction findings, beaded chains, lovely druzy in cabachons, pendants & links, bead strands, and sweet little tassels to name a few.  We replenished our supply of leather and findings including the Regaliz line, and added new lines of ceramic beads, Petal beads and more.

We added new lines  of re-imagined antique castings, and exquisite hand-made glass beads all made here in the USA ~ .

Many thanks to the USPS for getting things here ahead of the upcoming snowstorm…hopefully the rest is not too far behind. Thank you to our wonderful staff, friends and family who helped run the shop. In the meantime we will get busy and get these new items out as quickly as possible. Stay tuned for more picture!

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Everything….yes, we mean EVERYTHING* in the store is 40% OFF!

 

Enjoy Our Year-End 40% Off Sale!

Pendant By The Artist Jay

Pendant By The Artist Jay

Maybe you forgot to tell Santa what you really wanted …perhaps you’ve since found something you love….or you’re a bead lover and our beads are on sale…but to be perfectly honest, Santa and her elves do not want to count all of those teeny tiny little beads so…

Everything….yes, we mean EVERYTHING* in the store is 40% OFF!

Sales Ends Saturday January 4th

*Okay, we do have to have a few exceptions to the 40% Off Sale: Excludes Large Spools of Wire, Swarovski Crystals, Silver Tag Items, Classes, and Parties

~ Shop Early for Best Selection at Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop in Mooresville ~

 

 

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Check out our latest newsletter and 50% Off Coupon!

Lovely little leather tassels in two sizes and twelve colors; silver-tone or gold-tone caps.

Lovely little leather tassels in two sizes and twelve colors; silver-tone or gold-tone caps.

Be sure to print your 50% Off Coupon from our current newsletter and bring it in to Ain’t Miss Bead Haven as your entry in our $50 Gift Certificate.  Offers expire 12/24/2012.

 

 

Ain’t Miss Bead Haven’s December Newsletter and 50% Off Coupon

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Local artist Wes Harvey Trunk Show at Ain’t Miss Bead Haven

Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop will host local glass artist Wes Harvey  this Friday Dec. 13th from 5pm-8pm.

Wes will bring his fused glass pendants and jewelry as well as his new fused glass coasters – perfect for your holiday gift giving needs.  Thank you for Shopping Small and Local!

Trunk Show Friday Dec. 13th 5-8pm at Ain't Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop.

Trunk Show Friday Dec. 13th 5-8pm at Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop.

Wes Harvey fused Glass Trunk Show 001!!!!

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Thank You For Shopping Small Saturday Nov. 30th from Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop

 Shop Small Saturday Sale Nov. 30th at Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop Downtown Mooresville. 

Enjoy 25% Off All Purchases  11/29-12/2/13 (excludes classes, parties, & silver tag items).

Enjoy 25% Off All Purchases 11/29-12/2/13 (excludes classes, parties, & silver tag items).

RECEIVE 25% OFF ALL PURCHASES ALL DAY 

“BLACK FRIDAY” NOV. 29TH 

“SHOP SMALL SATURDAY” NOV. 30TH AND

 “CYBER MONDAY” DEC. 2ND

(classes, parties & silver tag items excluded)

 

 

Don’t miss our specials and prizes Saturday Nov. 30th!

FREE BEAD STASH LARGE GOODIE BAG WITH $40 PURCHASE 

available for the first 20 purchasers 

Saturday Nov. 30th Only

FREE BEAD STASH SMALL GOODIE BAG WITH $20 PURCHASE

available for the first 20 purchasers 

Saturday Nov. 30th Only

GIFT CARD SPECIAL thru Dec. 24th 

For every $50 in Gift Cards you purchase, receive a FREE $10 Gift Certificate!  

See our current newsletter here:

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Thank you for shopping our small local business!

 

 

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New “old stock” just in @ Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop!

New and limited “old stock” vintage glass beads and buttons just in and already on the floor – get it quickly. Vintage stock hails from Germany, Japan, and Czechoslovakia.

We are open Wednesday 11/27 10am-3pm. We are closed Thanksgiving Day 11/28.

We will resume our regular hours of 10am-6pm on Friday 11/29 and Saturday 11/30 (look for our email with upcoming sales on Thanksgiving Day). — withAint-Miss Bead-Haven at Ain’t Miss Bead Haven.

Limited vintage glass beads and buttons from Germany, Japan, and Czech Republic.

Limited vintage glass beads and buttons from Germany, Japan, and Czech Republic.

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Join us Saturday 11/16 for B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your own Beads) Social – FREE!

Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop B.Y.O.B (Bring Your own Beads) Social – FREE!

Beautiful druzy pendant paired with goldtone vintage chain and candy apple red faceted crystals.

Beautiful druzy pendant paired with goldtone vintage chain and candy apple red faceted crystals.

Free, and open to all beaders (ages 14+, please). Experience NOT required.

Enjoy the opportunity to dazzle your fellow beaders with your handiwork, and be dazzled in return. Our socials are a tremendous source of inspiration, determination, original designs, and beautiful jewelry made by local beaders. We encourage you to attend, use what you already have (c’mon, we beaders all hoard beads, lol), and dedicate a little time to your hobby – most of us are so busy with our day to day routines that we forget to carve out a little time to replenish our spirits with an activity we love that brings us so much joy – not to mention, fabulously fashionable jewelry to wear!

Meeting space and lite refreshments are provided – feel free to bring something to share – your smile, your beadwork, and on occasion, that wonderful dessert you keep telling us about!

What we ask you to bring:
Your beads, beading supplies, tools, beading mat, etc.
A couple of hours to relax, create, and share.

While we offer a generous 25% discount for your purchases during Meet-Up / B.Y.O.B. Socials, we are not able to provide gratis beading supplies for meetups.

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Kumihimo Dragonscale Bracelet

Dragonscale Kumihimo Bracelet @ Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop

 

This design is both dramatic and fierce! Shiny and matte gunmetal colored Miyuki Long Magatama beads are Kumihimo braided into a spiral pattern that is visually stunning and texturally intriguing.

 

Kumihimo is a form of ancient Japanese braiding. The word Kumihimo translates almost directly into “coming together (kumi) of threads (himo)”. These techniques were often used to make ties, cording, and belts.

 

Using a foam disk, students will make a braided and beaded bracelet with the ancient Japanese braiding technique of kumihimo.  They will also learn how to finish off and wire-wrap on end cones and a clasp.

 

Note: Due to the complexity of this beautiful project, there will be a short break of 15-20 minutes so feel free to bring a light snack to hold you over for the duration of the class. Some students may not finish the project but will be provided with instructions on how to complete the ends once the braid is complete.

 

 

Class Instructor: Susan Elstrom

Class Fee: $50

Kit Fee: Included*

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Internediate

 

Supplies Needed:

*Each student will need to bring a Kumihimo Disk; we will have some available for purchase.

 

Supplies Provided:

S-Lon Cord

WHEN: November 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

WHEN:
November 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Miyuki Long Magatama Beads (Bracelet requires 30 grams)

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Thank you Joe Gibbs Racing!!!!

Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Bead Shop loves Joe Gibbs Racing and Cheryl’s Cookies!!!

We received this yummy gift today from some wonderful ladies compliments of Joe Gibbs Racing – a box of Cheryl’s Cookies.  My oh my, they are so sweet, and the cookies are delicious.  Thank you all so much from the Ain’t Miss Bead Haven Staff.

Thank you!!!!

Thank you!!!!

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