Instructor ~ Amy Loh Kupser

You may have met me at shows or stores around the country. I've been teaching beading for 18 years. I love to do the peyote stitch and design amulet bags since it's so much like painting with beads but I'm not one for the more complex seed bead work design but I enjoy doing them too!

Sweet Dreams - Key Card Holder

The wonderful projects offered are the designs of many of the other great national designers plus myself. Some choose to focus on designing, others who would rather not travel, and some who have just graciously granted me permission to teach their designs so you get a chance to learn about them. Some of these designers I'd love to be able to bring along sometime in the future as these grow.

There are a lot of options to choose from and are based on a point system. A point is equivalent to approximately a 1-2 day project, so earrings would be as little as .25 point. A projects points also depend on its components and complexity.

The full day class sessions are where you'd want to work on the more advanced pieces, but on the half day open sessions myself or my assistant will be in and out to help you if you have questions.

You don't have to stay the whole day from 10 am - 4:30 pm. You can come and go! There are a lot of activities happening all over the ship and you should take advantage of those too.

NOTE: These projects are for Bead Cruise & Retreat Participants ONLY.
Not available for regular website orders.

Projects...

PROJECT CHOICE DEADLINE
2016 Alaska Cruise --- July 25, 2016
Project Points . . . . . . . . . . 3 Points
2018 Panama Canal ---- December 31, 2017
Project Points . . . . . . . . . . 5 Points

You can also use your any additional points left towards the goodies at the bottom of the list and other supplies or tools you may not have and need for the cruise. Some of these are great products that are perfect for beading while travelling.

You will be able to choose colors once you've add the project to your shopping cart.
Colors may vary due to different computer monitors.

Designs by Amy Loh Kupser
Choose from any of my amulet, bracelet or necklace designs on the main website to add as a project for the cruise,
e-mail me if you have questions about how it would work with your project points.

Sweet Dreams (Shown above)


Blue, Teal &
Green Floral

Chocolate,
Teal Floral

Pecan, Lavender
Floral Splash

Aqua, Teal &
Purple Clouds


Orange, Purple,
Plum Floral


Purple & Blue
Raindrops

Pastel Cream &
Teal Vines

Orange, Purple,
Plum Texture

Sweet Dreams ................... 1.25 Point

Select Batik fabric choice in shopping cart.
More color choices will be added early this summer 2016.

This is the perfect size for your room key for the cruise. Explore bead embroidery and have some fun with fringing. This piece is both easy and complex. You decide how much to embellish it. Keep adding to it through out the whole cruise. You just need to zip up the sides and add the necklace and you can start wearing it immediately!

You choose the fabric which is pre-fused to the backing and ready to be stiched! Water soluble fabric pens will be available for you to draw a pattern or go wth the flow!

Each kit comes with two moon faces, eyes open and closed. Lovely lucite flowers or other beautiful accent beads, or stones, pearls, or other fanciful shapes to go with the colors of the fabric, plus a custom bead mix.

The pattern will include detailed instructions on different bead emboidery techniques, necklace options and more!

Klondike Amulet Bag

You may or may not finish this by the end of the cruise, but if you get at least the main bag done (which is netting) you'll be able to use it to carry your room key which is what you use for everything on the cruise! You will continue to work on the fringe throughout the cruise during the open beading times.

As each person places their project order you'll get your choice of the porcelain focals. Picture on the right is just a sample of the designs. You'll get the current photo to choose from.

String the fringe elements and accent beads in your own unique combination for the necklace and around the bag will make it your own. Time to get creative or follow the original pattern.

There will be an idea sheet for different fringing and decorating options. What you choose to use and put together in combination will make it one of a kind.

The amulet comes in TWO colors:

Kondike Forest - A combination of deep satin browns with AB coat and bronze, dark olive, burnt sienna and cream and amber accents.

Klondike Glacier - Soft teal blue greens, champagne beige, white, frost white, crystal sea foam and teal AB accents.

The fringe elements consist of daggers, crystals, seed beads, and natural stone to compliment each color way. Components will vary in each kit.

Klondike Amulet Bag ........ 1.25 Points

Empress Bracelet

This is one bold bracelet, hence the name "Empress". It uses the new Thorn and Two Hole Chili Pepper beads. There are enough beads to make up to a 9-1/2" bracelet, if you still need a little more length it can be added at the clasp junction. Perfect for the beginner to advanced. A project you can complete in a day or less. Choose from FIVE amazing color combinations. The pictures REALLY don't capture how pretty these are.

NOTE: New color combinations will be added shortly.

Empress Bracelet ........ .5 Points

 

Designs by Kelly Wiese

Moon Glow Pendant

Kelly brings together a lovely combination of the
Lunasoft Cabochons and Swarovski Crystals
to create this stunning pendant.

Pinks .... Turquoise / Gold .... Purple / Bronze AB / Jet
Green / Bronze (not shown)

Moon Glow Pendant ........... .5 Point

 

 

Antique Elegance
This design is so beautiful in person, a must have in any beaders collection!

Green Iris / Amethyst ...................................... Burgundy / Fuchsia ...................................................... Bronze / Teal

Antique Elegance ........... .5 Point

 

La Petite Fleur
Bracelet & Earrings

Kelly has a way with the itty bitty beads!
Working with 3mm, 4mm crystals and pearls
and Size 11 and Size 15 seed beads to
make elegant designs.

Fuchsia & Gold ..... Hematite & Silver .....
Amethyst & Green

La Petite Fleur Bracelet ........... .5 Point
La Petite Fleur Earrings ........ .25 Point

 


Crystalline Lariat

Simply elegant with just the right
amount of bling!

Black & Silver .....
Light Colorado Topaz, Silver, Gold
Amethyst, Green Iris, Teal .....
Tanzanite, Bronze, Gold (not shown)

Crystalline Lariat ............. .75 Point



On the Side Necklace

This is a classic look that would look good over a high collared shirt or sweater.
Even though this is only a half point project, it will take you more than a day to finish.

Blue / Silvers .......... Purples .......... Teal / Bronze

On the Side Necklace ........ .5 Point


Designs by Jeanette Cook
Jeanette is a kooky and fun artist whose designs are both whimsical and beautiful at the same time. Lots of color and sparkle and a unique twist on looking at the world gives her designs a life of their own!

Phoenix Rising

In mythology, the Phoenix is reborn from it's own ashes and rises to live again! The graceful shape of this necklace reminds one of the Phoenix Rising up, illuminated by Swarovski® crystals, wings glowing in the fire of the sun. Simple, Elegant and with just enough sparkle to get your attention!

- Purple/Orange/Olivine (see left)
- Blues and Greens

Phoenix Rising ........ 1 Point

Treble Clef Pendant

The resemblance to the musical symbol gives this pendant it's name. A double spiral made with two colors
of 15/0 seed beads overan armature is embellished with 3mm Swarovski® Crystals. This one is shown suspended from an anodized aluminum jump ring and strung on a simple black rubber cord.

- Blue Green w 2x Jet AB Crystals
- Chartreuse and Purple Olivine 2x Olive Green AB Crystals
- Bronze and Black w 2x Jet Nut Crystals (dark bronze)

Treble Clef Pendant ................. .75 Point


La Femme Spirit Necklace

This lovely pendant appears to be a dancing feminine spirit. Sparkling rhinestone head tops the spiral body. The graceful zig zag appears to be legs positioned en Pointe, arms outstretched, she appears to be traveling upward, suspended from a trapeze in a fantasy dance de cirque. Colors are similar but kit componets may vary due to availability but all are fabulous!

Blues and Greens ..... Fuchsia / Orange / Chartreuse .....
Purple / Teal / Chartreause

La Femme Spirit Necklace ........ 1 Point

 

Designs by Ella Des

Ella is an amazing international designer. She travels the world by sail boat! Touching down here and there but never in one place long. She creates the most wonderful designs. Her patterns are super detailed with step by step photos along with her descriptions. I'm proud to offer these designs from her.

Zahara Pendant
A Lunasoft Cabochon glows softly from the middle of this fantastic pendant. Taking advantage of the contrast of the soft glow from the center to the sparkle of the crystals outside nestled inbetween the delicas and seed beads. Each color way will be tone on tone like the sample to the left. Extras of the color ways will be brought along on the cruise if you wish to swap.

Ocean Breeze - Aqua / Teals .... Midnight Iris - Deep Purple / Black AB / Indigo .... Tropical Splash - Lime / Tangerine / Fuchsia

Zahara Pendant ...... .25 Point

Annelies Bracelet
Beginner / Intermediate

Using two colors of Twins this bracelet comes alive. Instead of the 4mm Bicone, a 4mm Round is used instead.

This is a lovely cuff bracelet that lays nice and flat and is very flexible. We'll be using two magnetic clasps instead of one to help it lay a little better and as a second backup!

Annelies Bracelet Kit ...... .5 Point

Super Diamond Pendant
Beginner / Intermediate

This pendant is just as pretty on the ribbon as shown or used as an elegant dangle on the end of a herringbone lariat.

The design shown uses only one two hole color, the color ways are all two color, where you can make your pendant reversible or
one sided design!

The drop is a Swarovski Briolette
insted of a drop pearl.

Kit comes with an 18" coordinating thread wrapped cord. Your choice.
Will be brought on Cruise.

Super Diamond Pendant .... .5 Point

Travel Goodies...

A must for anyone who travels and does hand work!

Rechargeable LED Travel Light ...... .25 Point

Even on the open deck with the sun out, these lights added just the little bit extra to take out the shadows and make it easier to bead and indoors will keep you from struggling to see in the soft ambient lighting which is NOT good for detail hand work and seeing the holes in small beads!

It folds flat for portability, and opens to reveal OttLite LED Illumination with two brightness settings, as well as an LCD display with date, time, temperature, and a snooze alarm. Simply plug it in to recharge the battery via the included USB cable and A/C adapter. Use on any tabletop or with the included wall mount. Features 18 Super Bright Natural Daylight LEDs rated to last up to 50,000 hours.

Last a good 4 hours plus after being charged up. So just as it starts to dim, it's time to take a break and let it recharge!

  • Super Bright Natural Daylight LEDs with 2 brightness settings
  • Rechargeable -- Includes USB cable, and A/C adapter
  • LCD display with date, time, temp and snooze alarm
  • Use on any tabletop or with included wall mount
  • 7-1/2" Long x 1-5/8" Wide. Folds down to 1-5/8" high and extends aprox. to 14"
 

Design Save'n Go! Junior........ .25 Point

Keeps your projects-even small beads and tools -perfectly in place! Includes a design template and The Perfect Bead Mat which allows you to keep your project just how you left it! 1) Create on the built-in Perfect Bead Mat! 2) Not finished? No problem! Just close it! 3) Take your unfinished project with you! 4) Open it and everything is right in place!

 

Beaders Starter Kit .......... .25 Point

New to beading? These are all the basics you will need to do the projects on the cruises. OR if you are a beader and have all the tools, but don't want to pack them all along. Now, they'll be waiting for you in your goodie bag!

  • Snips for Thread or Fireline
  • Beading Mat
  • Size 10 & 12 Beading Needles
  • Silamide
  • Thread Heaven
  • Tape Measure
  • 6lb. Fireline 15 yd Spool Smoke
  • Bees Wax
  • Bead Scoop


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