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

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

ABS Meeting June 24, 2019 –How to use UV Resin for Beading Components

Rhonda Heidebrecht and Laura Powell will teach us several techniques and effects using UV resin. This is a VERY hands-on workshop; you will be able to take home several completed projects! Some of the techniques that will be covered are:                    -Using an open bezel to create… Continue Reading ABS Meeting June 24, 2019 –How to use UV Resin for Beading Components

ABS Meeting May 20, 2019 Bolas (Diagonal Peyote Stitch-Beaded Beads) Earrings

In May, we will learn to make Bolas!  These cute beaded beads are made using the diagonal peyote stitch. Instructor:  Lisa HerrNeckar We will be following a tutorial created by Cath Thomas (with her blessing). For your first time, I recommend that each size of bead be a different color. It will be easier to follow the… Continue Reading ABS Meeting May 20, 2019 Bolas (Diagonal Peyote Stitch-Beaded Beads) Earrings