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

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

ABS Meeting: June 25, 2018 Carrier Beads

ABS Meeting: June 25, 2018    6:30-8:30pm Project: Fun with Carrier Beads by Karen Long Carrier Beads are currently all the rage!  Karen will teach us how to cover the beads and offer some ideas for fun and beautiful projects. We’ll be beading a peyote strip, zipping it together, and connecting it to the carrier… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: June 25, 2018 Carrier Beads

ABS Meeting May 21, 2018: Bead Soup Challenge

ABS Meeting: May 21,  6:30-8:30pm We are meeting on the 3rd Monday in May (May 21), due to Memorial Day falling on the 4th Monday. Come show us your creativity and join us in our Bead Soup Challenge! Select beads from a collection of beads and create something new and exciting. TO BRING TO MEETING: … Continue Reading ABS Meeting May 21, 2018: Bead Soup Challenge

May 27, 2017 Meeting

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 27, 2017 Meeting

April 24, 2017 Meeting

  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 24, 2017 Meeting

March 2017 Meeting

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

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

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