May Meeting

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26 Inch Button Necklace   Michele Chesak Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. Supplies: Buttons – can all be the same or mixed sizes and colors – you will need enough buttons for twice the length of the necklace, e.g. 104 for ½ in. buttons. You will be doing two different patterns: front and back. Thread… Continue Reading May Meeting

April Meeting

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  April 24th, 6:30 p.m. Beaded Kumihimo by Nora Pero Nora will teach us how to make a Kumihimo braid with beads. This technique closely resembles a bead crochet rope when finished- but it is much, much easier! You will need: Kumihimo disk and bobbins Size 8 beads, one six inch tube S-Lon or C-lon… Continue Reading April Meeting

March 2017 Meeting

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March Meeting, Monday, Mar. 27, 6:30 pm Election of new Board and Pot Luck Dinner The Holiday Pot Luck was so scrumptious and popular that the members have asked to add that to the March meeting as well.  Bring something to share.  The Board of Directors for the next year will be elected. Many board… Continue Reading March 2017 Meeting

February 2017 Meeting

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February Meeting, Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 pm Winter is time for soup – Bead Soup that is! In January, we learned the basics of stringing beads. Now we will put those skills back to work and add some design fun.  Brings beads to donate to the bead soup. Each participant will receive a serving of… Continue Reading February 2017 Meeting

January 2017 Meeting

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Bead Stringing Basics Monday, Jan. 23, 6:30 Nora Pero, instructor Probably the first beading ever done was someone running a string of some kind thru a shell or stone. Today, stringing beads for a necklace, bracelet or earrings remains the most popular use of beads. It provides an infinity of combinations from pony beads to… Continue Reading January 2017 Meeting

Bead Embroidered Cabochon Workshop

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January 21, 2017, 9 am- 5 pm, La Quinta Lakeline $45, ($20 non-refundable deposit) class fee includes kit In this beginner level class Nora will teach you how to bead embroider a bezel around a cabochon. Learning this skill is the first step in making those beautiful bead embroidered necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that everybody… Continue Reading Bead Embroidered Cabochon Workshop

About SafePlace

SafePlace provides a valuable service to our community through their program to provide a destination for women and children escaping domestic violence. Many of them leave their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs. Needless to say, the holidays can be especially bleak for these families. To add a little cheer, ABS… Continue Reading About SafePlace

November Meeting – Holiday Party

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Monday, Nov. 28, 6:30 pm   The November meeting is traditionally our holiday party. A time to socialize and get to know one another better while we share food, gifts, and FUN! Here is a list of what you might want to bring:   – A potluck dish to share. Whatever you wish. It always… Continue Reading November Meeting – Holiday Party

October 24 Meeting

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Gift Boxes and Bags – by Michele Chesak Now that you have all your beautiful handcrafted jewelry to give as gifts, make your own boxes and bags to present them in style. Boxes – 2 pieces of Heavy Paper – 8″ x 8″ and 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ (will be supplied but you might… Continue Reading October 24 Meeting

September 2016 Meeting

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Pinwheel Earrings – presented by Danielle Baker of the Bead Stash Monday, Sept 26, 6:30 pm It’s time to dust off your wire tools and join Danielle to make these gorgeous earrings! With a few simple tricks here and a little technique there you’ll end up with a fantastic pair of pinwheel earrings sure to… Continue Reading September 2016 Meeting