Visit the Venetian Theatre
in historic downtown Hillsboro!Venetian Theatre & Bistro
253 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 (503) 693-3953
Premade Jewelry for Sale!
And by premade, we mean "made by us!" Need a quick gift that is handmade by artisan jewelry makers? Come visit the shop for a pretty selection of class samples for sale!
We are thankful to you, our loyal customers, for supporting your local bead shop, us! It feels good for many of us to purchase from the "little guy" to keep our economy alive rather than the big corporate world. The holiday season is upon us, so please consider supporting your community small businesses for your gift giving needs. A few dollars mean so much more to small jewelry designers, supply shops, boutiques, and local restaurants than mega corporations!
A class or gift certificate make pretty awesome gifts for the beader or beader-wanna-be in your lives!
Holiday Party Cancelled
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the holiday party previously scheduled for December 6 has been cancelled. We hope to see you at any future events in 2014.
Schedules through February
Our class schedules through February are online and we have some new projects to share with you!
December 1 - Beaded Kumihimo
December 21 - Crystal Berry Chain Necklace
January 5 - Frosty Kisses
January 12 - Pretty in Peyote
February 2 - Valentine Spiral - New Colorway
Be sure to get all the details in our "Projects" section and remember to note if you need to take a prerequisite class. Have questions? Ask any of the Planet Bead Staff!
Did you know... we do Private Parties of 6 or more? Pick a project and we will be there to teach it to you and your girlfriends, group, club, family, etc. Now that's fun!
Please visit us at
2905 SE 73rd in Hillsboro, near Lil' Cooperstown
off TV Highway
Collect Class Bucks
People are LOVING the savings they get with our CLASS BUCKS! Attend 10 classes and receive the 11th FREE (up to $50 value)
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|SURPRISE BEAD CHALLENGE RESULTS
The rules of engagement are simple. Purchase a discounted bag of beads/components sight unseen (surprise!) and accept the challenge to:
1. Use everything in the bag,
2. Add whatever you want,
3. Make whatever you want.
Not knowing what's in the bag beforehand eliminates our prejudging of the beads/colors/etc. and enables us to fully accept the challenge of creating something outside of our "norm." It stretches our creative muscles.
We have been asked, "Is there a prize?" and the answer is yes and no. First of all, none of us here at Planet Bead wants to judge the creative process! How is that even possible? The idea is to watch the creative process at work and in the end appreciate our differences and what comes from a group of people beginning with the exact same base. And THAT is our very valuable prize!
So, here are the wonderful and diverse results of the Surprise Bead Challenge! Thanks to all who have participated! YOU ROCK!!!
View past challenges here.
"Summer Takes Flight"
There is still time to bring your "Autumn Leaves" project in for photography. Final deadline is November 24th to be included in the November Bead Challenge results!
If you are having trouble getting the finished project back to us for photography, please feel free to email your quality photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
WE LOVE TUESDAYS!
Get 15% off bead purchases when you wear your Planet Bead T-shirt on Tuesdays AND get your Bead Card stamped! Everyone loves a good bargain. Of course, the usual discount restrictions apply... No extra discounts on bulk or clearance items, books, classes, kits or instructions, jewelry or gift items.
Participate in our
First Tuesday Bead Together
5-7pm every First Tuesday of the Month
and receive 15% off qualified purchases between
5 and 7pm - Wear your T-shirt and receive 20% during the bead together!
It's FUN, it's RELAXING, it's SOCIAL, it's CREATIVE, It's INFORMATIVE, and did I mention it's FREE!?
Just bring a project to work on (or come early to pick out a new project to start) and enjoy the company of other beaders in our classy classroom. Pick each other's brains, start a great conversation, learn something new, or share what you know. We would love to see some of your favorite projects so bring a couple in and let us ooh and ahh!
Participate in our Surprise Bead Challenge! It's really a lot of fun to see what creativity is sprouted from a group of people with the same bag of beads and goodies. Purchase a bag at a discount, make whatever you want, use everything in the bag, add whatever you wish... then bring it to the next Bead Together to see what everyone else made too! If you can't make it to the next Bead Together, bring it in when you are finished so we can photograph it and add it to our newsletter and website.
You may also send a good quality photo of your project to email@example.com ... just in case you can't make it in!
UPCOMING CLASSES AT PLANET BEADClass Schedules Through December are Available!
||New! Beaded Kumihimo|
||New! Crystal Berry Chain Necklace|
|| Open 'til 3pm|
||Merry Christmas! Closed |
||Open 'til 3pm|
||Happy New Year! Closed |
||New! Frosty Kisses|
||New! Pretty in Peyote|
||A Red Affair |
||Wire Wrapped Cabochon |
||Crystals 'n Dewdrops |
||Textured Stamped Dapped Earrings|
||A New Flame |
||Check the schedules for much, much more! |
December, January, & February Class Schedules Available!
Join us for an upcoming class! The schedule is busy, so don't miss out on these great opportunities to enhance your beading skills and have some fun! Check schedules for a full list of upcoming classes.
Crystal Berry Chain
Attend 10 classes
and receive the 11th FREE (up to $50 value)
Get your Class Bucks card
at your next class and let the stamping begin!