124 S. 9th Street # 3
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
402-477-4054

Located: 1/2 block south of "O" Street on the East side of 9th Street

in the Mission Arts Building where Gallery 9 is also located

Hours:
* Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday-Noon-ish to 5pm or by Appointment other times

Closed for Major Holidays, Major Storms and Home Football Game Days
(Note: Sales apply to In Shop Purchases)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: Dec. 29-31, 2011

10% OFF
All Kumihimo Supplies
(Disks, Findings, C-Lon Thread)
THURSDAY, Dec. 29 through SATURDAY, Dec 31, 2011

1/3 OFF
Christmas Collection Charms
(Charms in Antique Silver & Antique Brass)
THURSDAY, Dec. 29, to SATURDAY, Dec. 31, 2011

Simply mention this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

NOTE: 5Z'S will Closed Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012

Thursday, December 22, 2011

SPECIAL NOTICE & Sale: Dec. 22-24, 2011



10% OFF
All Kumihimo Supplies
Thursday, Dec. 22 through Saturday, Dec 24, 2011

5Z'S will be closing early (4:30 pm)
on
Friday, December 23, 2011


Thursday, December 15, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: December 15-18, 2011

12% OFF
Entire Purchase
of
Regularly Price Items
Thursday, Dec. 15 through Sunday, Dec 18, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items & Classes)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: December 8-11, 2011


1/3 OFF
Christmas Collection Charms
THURSDAY, Dec. 8, to SUNDAY, Dec. 11, 2011
Individual Charms Regularly Priced at $1.50
$1.00 with this BLOG AD
Set of Charms Regularly Priced at $15.00
$10.00 with this BLOG AD
Comes in Antique Silver & Antique Brass
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

These are perfect for Christmas Charm Bracelet!
or
As a charm on Bookmark!
or
For that Special Holiday pair of Earrings!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: December 1-4, 2011

10% OFF
All Purchases
THURSDAY, Dec. 1, to SUNDAY, Dec. 4, 2011
Excludes Already Discounted Items & Classes &
Finished Beadwork

AND

20% OFF
All Finished Beadwork
FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2011 6:30-9:30 pm
During the Open Reception

Friday, November 25, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE November 26-27, 2011

25% OFF
One Regularly Priced Item
Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items & Classes)
Limited to One Item Per Day
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE November 17-20, 2011

Santa Says:

At 5Z'S for

10% OFF
All Cube Beads
Thursday, Nov 17 through Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011
1.5mm - 3mm - 4mm Cubes &
the New Tila Beads!
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: November 10-13, 2011

10% OFF
All Swarovski Crystals
Thursday, Nov 10 through Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

TRUNK SHOW with Jamie Bossert

FRIDAY, November 4, 2011
6:30 - 9:30 pm
at
5Z'S Star City Bead Shop

Ruby, Emeralds, Sapphire, Peridot
Tourmaline, Amethyst, Garnet
and
MORE!

A little about Jamie:
Jamie Bossert, a lapidary artisan from Blue Springs, Missouri, has been fascinated with rock since the age of 10 when she started working with her grandfather tumbling and polishing stones to set jewelry for her Grandmother, Mother and Aunt. After working with her father's Industrial Tool Company's machinery shop, she has learned now how to cut, grind and drill stones into beads. She has a passion for the simple river rock stones, the mountains she has seen in her travels, and the precious and semi precious stones that she sells, all unique and beautiful.

I invited Jamie to do this Trunk Show as a way of supporting Made in the USA since she cuts and grinds and drills these beads all in the USA. They are a little more expensive; so in an effort to offset these costs, I've worked out a deal with her that all your purchases from her will be:

25% OFF!!!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Get Ready for Christmas


New at 5Z'S
The Christmas Collection of Charms
Sold as a Group or Individual Pieces


Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Halloween Poem

CAW CAW
~^~
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
The Black Crow called in its eerie voice
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
What does it want?
Sitting up so high in the trees
At the very top, flapping its wings
Maintaining its balance
~^~
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
The Black of Night so Cold, so alone
Silence in the snap of the wind
Broken by the call of the Black Crow
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
Why won't it stop calling?
MAKE IT STOP!
~^~
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
Feet move swifter to approach the walkway
A sudden CRASH of a limb to the ground
Shattering into a million pieces
Of old dried out weathered wood
Steps hurrying now, moving faster and faster.
~^~
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
What the hell does it want?
What is it cawing at?
Steps transforming into leaps of running legs
Got to get to safety,
Leaves rustle like tin scraping the pavement
Circling up in a tornadic whirl
Cutting the face with little slits
A droplet of blood trickles down.
~^~
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
There it is: home!
Running past the gate
Creaking open at the hurried forced touch
The Black Crow, Cawing even louder
"CAW CAW CAW CAW"
Flapping its Wings with Fury
Holding on to the fiercely swaying tree top limb.
~^~
Next Day:
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
The Black Crow caws as its claws
Grab at the spoiled meat
Laying on the discarded newspaper
With the headlines saying:
Halloween Tragedy
Man Dies On Front Porch Step From Fallen Tree Limb!
"Caw Caw Caw Caw"
As it flies off with its spoils,
The Black Crow caws the words:
"Caw, Some refuse to listen to the magic, Caw
Caw, in the call of my voice, Caw".
~^~
end
by Charlene F. Zweerink © 1998

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SPECIAL PBB SALE: October 1-9

5% OFF
All Purchases
October 1 - 9, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
PBB = Pre-Bead Bazaar

2011 Lincoln Bead Bazaar
October 15, 2011
9am - 4 pm
GuestHouse Conference Center
5250 Cornhusker Hwy
Lincoln, Nebraska


Thursday, September 22, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: September 22-25

10% OFF
All Size 11/0 Seed Beads
Thursday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE Sept. 15-18, 2011

10% OFF
All
Drop Beads,
Magatama & Long Magatama Beads
Thursday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

(Note: Shop is closed this Saturday, Sept. 17 for NU Home Football Game)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: September 8-11

10% OFF
All 3mm & 4mm Cube Beads
Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SEPTEMBER 2011 SALE:

10% OFF
All Size 8/0 & 6/0 Seed Beads
Plus
The Husker Special!
The Sunday following
At Home games,
you'll receive a special "free gift"
with your purchase
of $10 or more!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: August 25-28

12% OFF
All Findings
Anniversary Sale
Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

NEW Beads and Findings

NEW Czech Pearls
Montana / Silver

NEW Fire Polish and Druks
Midnight-Fire / Marbled Dark Red / Stone Blue / Midnight Pearl / Opaque Red

NEW Chain
.7mm Beading Chain
2mm Cable Chain
3.47mm Flat Cable Chain

NEW Toggles
Philodendron Leaf Toggles

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: August 18-21

12% OFF
All 8/0 Seed Beads
Anniversary Sale
Thursday, August 18 through Sunday, August 21, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: August 11-14

12% OFF
All 11/0 Seed Beads
Anniversary Sale
Thursday, August 11 through Sunday, August 14, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

12TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY

YES! It has been 12 years since 5Z'S came into existence!
To celebrate this and the fact that school classes start this month:

All Classes are 12% OFF
AND
All Supplies for classes are 12% OFF!

Information about classes can be found here:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE July 28-31, 2011

5% OFF
Entire Purchase
Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31, 2011
(Excludes Already Discounted Items)
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: July 23-24

20% OFF
ALL CZECH GLASS PEARLS
Saturday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the AD, you won't get the sale!

I'm getting in one more color of Czech Glass Pearls
& Lots of colors of the size 8mm Czech Glass Pearls!
Hopefully, they will be in the shop by this Sale Weekend.
(If the Shipment arrives on time, they WILL be!)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: July 14-17

10% OFF
ALL SILVER FINDINGS
Thursday, July 14th through Sunday, July 17th
2011
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD CODE
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the CODE, you won't get the sale!
What is the code?
The Code is: 5ZS5

Friday, July 8, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE: July 9-10


5% OFF
ENTIRE Purchase of REGULAR Priced Items
Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10
2011
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention this AD, you won't get the sale!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gallery 9's July Invitational


This year I was invited to show some of my beadwork in the July Invitational at Gallery 9's art gallery. What I have on display is what I refer to as my "African Tribal Series". I used Copper, Brown, Orange, and Blue Beads to make each piece. The selection of these colors came from a piece of material that I picked up at The Cosmic Cow fabric store here in Lincoln, Nebraska.


African Tribal Butterfly Set - Large


African Tribal Butterfly Set - Small


African Tribal Set



Thursday, June 23, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE June 23-26, 2011

10% OFF
ALL

Tila Beads
&
Long Magatama Beads

June 23-26, 2011


When mentioning this CODE: 5Z10TM at Check-out!
(PS: And if you forget the code...just mention this Blog Ad)

NEW BEADS - Tila and Long Magatamas

NEW Tila Beads
2 Hole Flat Square Japanese Beads
5 grams of approximately 50 beads


Light Amethyst Gold Luster - Opaque Black - Matte Black AB

Pearl White - Medium Blue Iris - Bronze

Dark Beige Ceylon - Matte Metallic Blue-Grey - Matte Metallic Silver-Grey

NEW Long Magatama Beads
12.5 gram bags of approximately 110 beads

Matte Tr. Red/Orange - Matte Tr. Crystal - Matte Tr. Sapphire
Matte Tr. Lt. Topaz AB - Metallic Purple Iris - Metallic Med Blue Iris

Opaque Black - Pearl White -
Matte Dk. Copper Bronze Iris - Matte Metallic Khaki Iris

Thursday, June 16, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE June 16-19, 2011

25% OFF
ONE Item
with Minimum Purchase of $10.00

Thursday, June 16, through Sunday, June 19, 2011

Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD CODE
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the CODE, you won't get the sale!
What is the code?
The Code is: 5Z25A

(This Sale Does NOT Include Delicas, Beadwork or Classes)


NEW at 5Z'S

More Czech Pearls
More Tila Beads
More Long Magatama Beads
More Fire Polish Crystals
More Delicas
More - More - More

AND

For those of you who have asked me about Bone Beads;
I have found a source for ordering Bone Beads.
Be sure to ask me about them and to see a few samples.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE June 9-12, 2011

10% OFF
ALL SILVER FINDINGS
Thursday, June 9th through Sunday, June 12th
2011
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD CODE
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention the CODE, you won't get the sale!
What is the code?
The Code is: 5Z12345

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SPECIAL BLOG SALE June 4-5, 2011


20% OFF
NEW Glass Pearls
Saturday, June 4th and Sunday June 5th
2011
Simply by mentioning this BLOG AD
At the time of purchase!
If you don't mention this AD, you won't get the sale!

NEW Beads and Findings


NEW GLASS PEARLS
Cream / Tanzanite / Blush / Bronze / Cocoa

NEW GLASS TOGGLES
Aqua / Garnet / Black&White / Sapphire / Olivine

Friday, April 22, 2011

Omaha Bead Bazaar

This year's Omaha Bead Bazaar was "HOT"! As chilly as it has been lately, you would not believe that it was in the 90's on that Saturday! Yet in spite of it being so hot, it was the best time ever! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing familiar faces and getting to know new faces. What was even more enjoyable was seeing the beadwork of the various beaders in attendance. That is just the BEST to see the beadwork. Just as a tid-bit: Show off your beadwork! Bring it /wear it to the bead shows. Show it off. Bring it/wear it to the Bead Shop. Show it off! (I'm giving you permission to be a "show-off"! LOL)

The Lincoln Bead Bazaar will be held this fall on October 15th! This gives you a little bit of time to get ready to "Show Off"!

Have a lovely Easter Holiday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

THE BOYS! and BEADWORK!

Sometimes, when you stop by the shop, I mention "The Boys". I thought you might like seeing "The Boys". I also call them "my 20-pounders".


Scotty is on the left and Jimmy is on the right. They both know that "Mom's beads are not to be played with!" They just chew on the baggies instead!

They have also claimed this chair as theirs! This is where we find them every evening for their regularly scheduled nap. They do have a lot of those throughout the day! (Ah to live the life of cat!)

Beadwork:

Recently I have been having a lot fun making Flat Spiral Bracelets! Here is a picture of a few of them. (Contact me at the shop if you would like to learn how to make these!)


I also made up this Hamsa that was designed by Shala Kerrigan. The pattern is available at this web site: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art69802.asp .


It really is a lot of FUN to bead!