ABS Meeting Jan 27, 2020 -Drilling Stones Into Beads

    6:30-8:30pm       Project taught by Laura Zeiner Spend a delightful (and noisy) evening learning to drill holes into stones with a rotary tool. River or beach stones make great beads, buttons, pendants, and even clasps.  In the coming months, the Austin Bead Gallery will be teaching more drilling, engraving, and jewelry classes… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Jan 27, 2020 -Drilling Stones Into Beads

ABS Meeting: March 23, 2020 – !! CANCELLED !! Annual Elections, Food, and Members’ Crafts Sale

        The March meeting has been cancelled.  Next meeting will be April 27.  We are joining in the efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Call them snacks, munchies, refreshments, appetizers, finger food, or hors d’oeuvres, they’ll be there at the March 23 meeting.             … Continue Reading ABS Meeting: March 23, 2020 – !! CANCELLED !! Annual Elections, Food, and Members’ Crafts Sale

ABS Meeting: Feb 24, 2020 – Beaded Dragonfly

6:30-8:30pm     Meeting place-Austin Bead Gallery     Project taught by Carolyn Roach of Mars Beads This sparkly wired dragonfly is a fun project and requires an easy to medium skill level. It is colorful and would make a beautiful pendant for a necklace or a sun catcher for your window. We will have kits available… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Feb 24, 2020 – Beaded Dragonfly

Class – Feb 29, 2020 – 12-4pm – “Sparkling Serenity” earrings – Bead Embroidery

    Class taught by Nora Pero When: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020  noon-4pm Where: Villages of Turtle Rock, Click on address to see map      12800 Turtle Rock Road , Austin, Texas 78729 These earrings sparkle like crazy! You are sure to be the center of attention when you wear these!  They were a definite… Continue Reading Class – Feb 29, 2020 – 12-4pm – “Sparkling Serenity” earrings – Bead Embroidery

ABS Meeting: Nov 25,2019 – Potluck and Earring Exchange

Farewell to 2019! Come celebrate all the joy of the Holiday Season and look back on a great year with the Austin Bead Society by joining us for a pot luck and earring exchange! The ABS will provide barbecue from Blacks-pork and turkey !!                       … Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Nov 25,2019 – Potluck and Earring Exchange

ABS Meeting Oct 28, 2019-Beaded Holiday Ornament

         6:30-8:30pm Project taught by Sally de Graffenried. We’ll be learning an ornament beading pattern.            You’ll be able to add a group of lacy, bead-covered ornaments to your holiday collection this year.       They also make lovely hostess gifts!  SPARKLY! Items to bring to the meeting… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Oct 28, 2019-Beaded Holiday Ornament

ABS Meeting Sept 23, 2019-Beautiful Bead and Crystal Spider

6:30pm-8:30pm This is an easy to make and fun project with endless possibilities! With this design, you can make an endless supply of different spiders using a huge variety of beads and in a wide variety of sizes. The results can be used as a pendant or pin or part of a spooky house decor. … Continue Reading ABS Meeting Sept 23, 2019-Beautiful Bead and Crystal Spider

ABS Meeting Aug 26, 2019-Trading Beads of West Africa

  Location:  Austin Bead Gallery  8440 Burnet Rd, Suite 100A, 78757.    Click here to see a map.  Presented by Barbara McKay Barbara’s presentation will include a discussion of the fascinating and little known history of trading beads in West Africa. The talk will span centuries, from the earliest use of beads as currency to buy… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Aug 26, 2019-Trading Beads of West Africa

ABS Meeting July 22, 2019-Leather Tassel Earrings

REMEMBER: !! New location this month !! –                 Austin Bead Gallery  8440 Burnet Rd, Suite 100A, 78757.    Click here to see a map.  Project taught by Michele Chesak There are a lot of options when using leather to make jewelry. This project will not require any expertise other… Continue Reading ABS Meeting July 22, 2019-Leather Tassel Earrings