Your Ultimate Bead Source in Central Austin!
Our official Grand Opening is Thursday, February 25th, 2010
6:00 - 9:30 pm
(in conjunction with the Wonder Craft)
carry an extensive array of semi-precious and natural gemstones,
Swarovski crystals, seed beads, sterling silver, gold-filled and copper
and findings. We have fun and crafty beads in glass, ceramic, acrylic,
and base metal. We also carry a wide assortment of beading supplies and
necessities including Bead Smith tools and
Soft Flex beading wire.
In addition, we offer custom-crafted finished jewelry and unique gift items which are available in our storefront as well as on our online gallery at
We will be holding
drawings for great prizes during our Grand Opening - but you must be
present to win - so please come help us celebrate!
We look forward to seeing you at our
Our first class offering - Beading Basics - will be on Tuesday, February 16th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. $50 class fee includes ALL materials (yes, all beads, findings, stringing and finishing materials!) The focus of this class is to teach you about the fundamental techniques and the basic tools you will need to create a pair of interchangeable earrings and a beaded necklace with a sterling silver toggle clasp. With the basic beading knowledge and skills learned in class, the necklace and earrings you create will serve as a "template" as you continue to make more of your very own custom-crafted jewelry. Tools and bead boards will be available for use during the class. Class size is limited to 8 participants; please consider pre-registering to reserve your place.
Click here to register for Beading Basics
Join us for a "Charming Good Time" on February 18th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Come with friends or make new ones at Lapis Lane! $25 class fee includes ALL materials (charms rings, seed beads and clever accent charms) to make a fun set of six, one-of-a-kind stemmed glass or mug charms. Feel free to bring your own wine or other beverage. A complimentary wine glass is yours to keep as a reminder of the Charming Good Time you had at Lapis Lane! Class Size is limited to 8 participants; please consider pre-registering to reserve your place.
Click here to register for a Charming Good Time
Please visit the web site for updates on class offerings and
a calendar of classes.
March 4, 2010 - 1st Thursday on South Congress Avenue - Courtyard at Guero's Taco Bar, 1415 South Congress.
April 1, 2010 - We will not be participating in the April, 1st Thursday on South Congress, with family coming to town for Easter Weekend. We wish everyone a wonderful and peaceful Easter!
May 1-2, 2010 - Lapis Lane will present "The Rasha Collection" at the Old Pecan Street Arts Festival on 6th Street in Downtown Austin.
Our Featured Artistic Austinite!
From time to time we will be featuring an outstanding artist from the Austin area that consigns with us here at Lapis Lane.
Rasha Proctor ~ The Rasha Collection
Rasha's passion for art and love for adventure have inspired this unique collection of jewelry. In wandering the continents, Rasha has discovered beauty beyond description tucked away in the Mountains of Nepal, coves of Cambodia and desert of Egypt.
Rasha grew up in Egypt and around the Mediterranean region, moved to NYC to attend engineering school at City University of New York. Soon after graduation, she moved to Austin, Texas, where she discovered her love for Yoga and silversmith.
In the last 10 years, Rasha has traveled the world, learning, watching, and marveling at each country's uniqueness. Destiny lead her to Japan, India, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Egypt, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, and Switzerland. She has lived and worked in some countries, while in others she was an explorere of their native culture and art.
Studying, practicing and teaching Yoga has opened her heart and mind to exploring her love for semi-precious stones and silversmith. After years of struggle between the Corporate world and her free spirit, Rasha has decided to listen to her heart by teaching Yoga, spreading the Buddah Dharma and sharing her unique finding and jewelry with the world.
There are several ways to see her work:
~ in our shop at 4520 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756
~ in our online gallery at www.lapislanebeads.com
~ The Rasha Collection will be presented by Lapis Lane at the Old Pecan Street Art Festival, May 1st and 2nd, 2010
~ Online at www.theRashaCollection.com
Lapis Lane's Services
Ladies Night Out! $20 per person. Looking
for a fun and creative ladies night out? Make a reservation for your
group with Lapis Lane! Select beads and findings at a 15% discount on
the day of your gathering, for a special creation, and join each other
for a night of fun around our bead table! We will provide bead boards,
tools and Soft Flex bead wire for your group. Feel free to bring your
own bottle of wine and we will provide a keepsake glass!
Princess Parties! $25 per person. For
an unforgettable party for your little "Princess", join us for a
Perfect Princess Party! Girls will dress up in jeweled tiaras and
feather boas, play games, and create their own bracelet or necklace as
a keepsake of their special time at Lapis Lane! Designed for groups of up to 8 girls.
Is there a specific semi-precious gem you are looking for or a special
tool you simply must have? We'll do our best to locate it for you,
even if we have to place special order. Feel free to stop by the store
or give us a call to inquire.
you have a broken but treasured piece of beaded jewelry that you would
love to wear again? Bring it by Lapis Lane and we see if we can repair
it for you!
Be sure to come enjoy the festivities at our Grand Opening!
Thursday, February 25th, 6:00 - 9:30 pm
See you there!
Your friends at Lapis Lane ~ your ultimate bead source in Central Austin
Lapis Lane Beads
4520 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756
In This Issue
- Class Information
- Upcoming Venues
- Featured Artist
Lapis Lane is located inside The Art Pad, at 45th and Burnet Road, where you can:
"Make it today and wear it tonight!"
your beads and findings, and create your own unique jewelry in our
studio! We provide tools, bead boards and a large well lighted work
space for your convenience
The Rasha Collection
Stunning triangular blue agate set in sterling silver with sterling focal beads on a sterling wire. A pair of complimentary earrings complete this beautiful asymmetrical
wearable art set.
Lapis Lane Beads
4520 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756