ABS Meeting Jan 28, 2019 Intro to Kumihimo

Introduction to Kumihimo – Beaded Bracelet Taught by Karen Strain Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making.  It is a popular craft for jewelry makers and fiber artists. The ancient braid is easy to learn with modern tools that make the projects very portable. Materials to bring to complete the project: Round Kumihimo Disk C-lon cord 8… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Jan 28, 2019 Intro to Kumihimo

ABS Meeting: Nov 26, 2018: Potluck and Earring Exchange

Farewell to 2018! 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! The ABS will provide sandwiches, the members provide the sides and goodies. Yum! In addition, we also partake in a White Elephant gift exchange! … Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Nov 26, 2018: Potluck and Earring Exchange

ABS Meeting: Oct 29, 2018 Cage Wrapped Crystal Project

6:30-8:30pm Here’s a useful technique – how to turn a stone or crystal without holes into something you can wear !   Instructor:  Sally deGraffenried Supplies needed to complete project: Crystal Point (at least 1” long) Tools:   Flat nose Pliers, Round nose Pliers, Nylon jaw pliers, Wire cutters (flush cutters) Pen or mandrel 22ga dead soft… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Oct 29, 2018 Cage Wrapped Crystal Project

ABS Meeting: Sept 24, 2018 – Alcohol Inks on Charms

6:30-8:30pm         Instructors: Michele Chesak and Laura Powell  This is a fun and easy project to create colorful metal charms to add to your jewelry creations. What will be supplied at the meeting:      

ABS Meeting: Aug 27, 2018- Circular Concentric Brick Stitch-“Enchanted Pendant”

6:30-8:30pm Instructor: Laura Zeiner Description: Summer is winding down (Haha! Just kidding. This is Texas!), and we are dreaming of cooler nights under a full autumn moon. Let’s create a stunning and surprisingly simple necklace using the versatile and easy-to-learn brick stitch (technically: Circular Concentric Brick Stitch). You can make them in any colors you… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Aug 27, 2018- Circular Concentric Brick Stitch-“Enchanted Pendant”

Class-The Dark Side Bead Embroidery – Sat, July 21, 10-4pm

The Dark Side Bead Embroidery Class- Sat, July 21, 10-4pm at the Villages at Turtle Rock            This class is perfect for beginners to the wonderful and addicting world of bead embroidery. Nora Pero is the instructor and she will guide you through the process of bead embroidery in this easy… Continue Reading Class-The Dark Side Bead Embroidery – Sat, July 21, 10-4pm

ABS Meeting: July 23, 2018 – Making a Beaded Bead

6:30-8:30pm                                                                   Add another dimension to your beaded projects by creating beaded beads.   Mary Stribling will be teaching us how to make the beaded… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: July 23, 2018 – Making a Beaded Bead

President’s Corner

I’m a little late, but I want to thank ABS members, Michele C. and Laura P., for their generosity in instructing September’s project.  They furnished the alcohol inks and charms and their expertise.  Everyone that attended had a great time!  October’s project was wire wrapping a crystal taught by Sally deGraffenried of Austin Bead Gallery. … Continue Reading President’s Corner

Dark Side Workshop

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE ! PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.   May 5, 2018 Dark Side Workshop Bead Embroidery Class By Nora Pero When: May 5, 2018 10:00am – 4:00am Where: Villages of Turtle  Rock, 12800 Turtle Rock Road , Austin, Texas 78729 This class is… Continue Reading Dark Side Workshop

ABS Meeting: April 23, 2018 Byzantine Weave Bracelet

ABS MEETING: APRIL 23, 2018 @ 6:30pm At: Journey Imperfect Faith Community, 7500 Woodrow Ave., Austin, Texas Come make a bracelet out of the chain maille Byzantine weave. Kits will be available for $2.00