New Year, New Landing Page!
 
 
 
 
The start of a fresh year is always a great excuse to make some changes. We took a look at our web presence and decided that some things could use a bit of tidying up. After rejuvenating our Instagram and YouTube profiles, the Touchstone home page was the next logical step. The Touchstone landing page  is now the second home of our monthly schedule as well as a portal for you to access all things Touchstone. Check out links to each section of Touchstone and all of the year's class schedules with more coming soon. So give it a click and let us know what you think of our new setup! 
 
 
Check out our new Landing Page!
 
 
 
Featured: Fire Polish Beads
 
 
 
 
Fire Polish Beads, a type of Czech Glass Beads, are a sparkly labor of love. These opulent pieces come in nearly every color imaginable in a bevy of shapes and sizes. The method for producing these beauties is long, but well worth the work. The process begins with heating, molding and tumbling.  Then moves on to faceting, baking and coating before finally being placed into a kiln. While we've put it simply here, the process can take days and involves the hard work of many people. Check out this series by Potomac Bead Company to see each step for yourself. These glistening beads are a popular choice with crafters around the world and we're proud to offer select strands of fire polish beads for $1 per strand. This deal is available in-store only. If you're only able to shop with us online, we offer over 100 types of fire polish beads at just $2 a strand.
 
 
Shop Fire Polish Beads!
 
 
 
Monthly Classes 
 
 
 
 
Our weekly beading classes are a popular attraction at the store. We premiere the schedule each month in this newsletter and post weekly events on Facebook for attendees to use as reminders. Subscribe to our events page to be notified as soon as we add an event. To reserve your spot in a class give us a call at 1-417-881-0223!  Each class requires a $10 fee. All supplies must be purchased at Touchstone. Act as quickly as possible as seating is very limited! 
 
 
 
 
 
Leather Wrapped Bracelet 
February 4 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn to combine leather cord with round beads. Madeline will help you create a unique bracelet sure to impress your friends. A great class for beginners! A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tree of Life 
February 18 - 10:00 a.m.
Learn to make a lustrous pendant with wire and crystal beads. Wanda will be there to guide you through putting your spin on this popular design. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $20-$25 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 6 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wire Wrapped Pendant
February 25 - 3:00 p.m.
Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants for undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or craft plated wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4
 
 
 
 
Basic Stringing
February 4 - 10:00 a.m.
If you're new to the beading world,
this is the class for you. Learn the basics of beading structure, as well as wire stringing, clasp options and attaching crimps. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will go toward purchase of supplies. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Beads and Wire Bracelet 
February 11 - 10:00 a.m.
A new beginner class taught by Wanda. Learn basic wire wrapping techniques while making a bracelet that features a beaded centerpiece and hook-eye clasp.  A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$30 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Poinsettia Row Bracelet 
February 25 - 10:00 a.m.
Learn to embellish a variation of right angle weave with "Dragon Scale" beads. Red is the only color available at this time. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $20-$25 depending on the materials chosen. Price does not include the cost of needles and thread. 
Seat Limit: 5 
 
 
 
Download the February class schedule!
 
 
 
 
One Last Thing! 
 
 
 
 
Before you go, we have one last thing to mention. We love seeing the things you all create with our products and we'd like to share them! Starting with our March class schedule, we'll be featuring customer projects in our monthly newsletter, printed class schedule and on social media. So help us get started by sharing your work with us on Facebook and Instagram! If you haven't already, please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media! We've got all sorts of things cooking on Facebook and Instagram three times a week. Links are below. 
See ya next time! 
 
 
 
 
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