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September’s Jewelry Making Classes are Now Online

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Can you believe it’s almost autumn?  Neither can we!

We have been busy arranging new classes for you at Wired Up Beads.  Our jewelry making classes are filling up September’s calendar, and we are thrilled to have over a dozen planned for this month.

You can view our class descriptions and register here, or view in calendar format here.

We are especially excited to be hosting Master Lampwork Artist Sam Hibler in our Dallas/Fort Worth studio this month!  Sam has three incredible classes scheduled September 14-16.  If you are in the area and want to learn advanced techniques for making glass beads, this is the class for you.



We have been having a blast with our $10 Happy Hour classes on Friday.  These popular classes have been selling out – and it’s no wonder!  You get to learn a new jewelry technique, hang out with fun people, and we even give you a $10 voucher to use that day, which makes the class essentially… FREE!

Grab a friend and come join us for some fun at WUB!

Tomorrow’s Grab Bags — What’s Inside!

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Hello Friends!  Hope everyone has had a great weekend.

Just a quick update to tell you more about our limited edition Goody Bags.  They will be available for sale on our website on Monday, June 25th,  at 6:00 a.m. (Central Time).

Each bag will include a fine silver pendant, beautiful clasp, a variety of beads and other beading supplies.  We are so excited to offer these treasures to you — each grab bag was assembled with coordinating colors so everything works together and will spark your creativity.

Remember, there are only 30 grab bags, so order early to snag one.

Best wishes for a great week, and happy jewelry making!

Cozy Up and Make Something Special!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Some bracelets are sure to make you smile, and this Christmas Past Bracelet design is one of them!  Featuring Tierra Cast fine pewter charms and findings in either antique silver or gold, these new kits will be a welcome adornment for your wrist or that of someone special to you.  Tierra Cast products are certified as lead free, and have a high quality fine metal plating that lasts for years.  Skip the long shopping lines, and order our carefully assembled kit, which includes all the materials that you need to make a true keepsake.  Here’s wishing you time this weekend to cozy up with your pliers and a nice big mug of hot chocolate for some quality jewelry making time!

The Beauty of Beads

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

We have had some really amazing artists teach in our studio here at Wired Up Beads. One of these artists is Sam Hibler, and we are so excited to have her back in our studio again this year! Her classes have become a favorite among our students. She is an amazing artist and she does a great job at helping others develop their craft.

Recently Sam was featured in The Crafts Report, a monthly business magazine for the crafts professional. It is an honor as an artist to be featured in such a magazine, and we are so excited to be able to host an instructor who has achieved such high praise! If you haven’t checked out the class line up she is offering in our studio later this month, be sure to take a look.



Have you ever had a class with Sam or seen her work? Tell us about it!


A Silver Lining…

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

This week we finally received our full stock of silver filled wire, and we are so excited about it! Thought to be of a higher quality than plated or craft wire, we were itching to try this economical innovation.  To give you an idea of what “silver-filled” means, here is a visual:


(Silver-filled on the left, silver-plated on the right)

You can find out more about silver-filled wire by clicking this link:

Silver Filled Wire.

None of us had ever experimented with silver filled wire before, so we weren’t sure what to expect from it. We were thrilled to learn that it reacts exactly like Sterling Silver in most situations. We soldered, textured, twisted and tumbled it and it responded beautifully. You can see the resulting pieces in the collage below:

So, get out there and create pieces of your own! You can see our full selection of silver filled wire by clicking here: Silver Filled.