Voices of the Stones Trunk Show

Date and Time: 09/22/2018 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Cost: FREE


Description: Join Carole and Mary from New York State at their Voices of the Stones trunk show. The Bead Lab will be full of stone (raw to delicate and everything in between), pearls, and glass. Come to touch, explore, learn, and take home.

Gems of Hope Workshop at Beadology Iowa

Date and Time: 10/04/2018 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cost: FREE


Description: Join others in the community in this volunteer opportunity to support cancer patients by helping create inspirational cards and beautiful earrings for new cancer patients at UIHC. This is a free and family friendly cancer support event.

7th Annual Bead Challenge

Date and Time: 10/19/2018 from 6PM



Description: Help us celebrate our 7th annual bead challenge. This is a wonderful way to highlight our talented customers.The bead challenge starts on Friday, September 7, at 10am and ends on Friday, October 19th at 6pm. Make anything you want from the kit-- jewelry, sculpture, collage work, quilts, embroidery, a knitting project--anything. You must use at least one of each of the kinds of beads in the kit to qualify for the challenge. You may add as many or as much of other materials as you desire. Those turning in qualifying finished work will be included in a one-week exhibit starting October 26 with their name and name of their work prominently displayed as well as being featured on out Bead Challenge page on our web site. Qualifying artists will have their name in the hopper that will be pulled randomly to win gift certificates. Please call the store if you have questions about any of this information. Below is a listing of items included in the kit.*20 grams of Toho 11/0 color #176b *20 grams of Toho 11/0 color #1825 *1 30x50mm Sibucoa wood teardrop *2 18mm ceramic beads *5 7x7mm brass spacers *10 10mm carved wooden beadsOpening Reception Friday, October 26, from 5:30-7pm Food and drink provided.Bead Challenge Exhibit Friday October 26 thru Friday November 2.Pick up Bead Challenge pieces on Saturday, November 3.Kits are $25 and includes all materials pictured.

Fall Shop Crawl

Date and Time: 10/26/2018 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost: Ticketed event


Description: Shop downtown a little extra late and find specials and refreshments at participating stores. Vie for prizes of gift certificants and coupons from downtown shops. Come to Beadology Iowa for 15% off that night and an extra coupon for 20% of everything except commission work on your next visit. We'll be serving up a scary drink and wearing our best Halloween costumes. This is a ticketed event through the Iowa City Downtown District.This is a ticketed event through the Iowa City Downtown District. For tickets, go to:

7th Annual Bead Challenge Exhibit Opening Reception

Date and Time: 10/26/2018 from 5:30PM - 7:00PM

Cost: Free


Description: Come see the talents of our customers who met the 7th Annual Bead Challenge. These creative community members took a package with various beads and supplies and designed a variety of items. You will be amazed at the spectrum of work that can be made from the same set of materials. There will be food and drink to share. The exhibit goes through November 2nd. The picture is of the 2017 challenge piece by Bonnie Hanlin.This is our day for Halloween/Day of the Dead dress up, so come in costume if you like.