August 2016 Monthly Meeting

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Embroidered Rope Bangle Correction – Meeting is Monday, Aug 22 (not the 29th), 6:30 pm Presented by Jane-Michael Stallings,   Learn to think about bead embroidery in new, 3-dimensional ways. We will transform a bungee cord into a bangle bracelet and use basic bead embroidery to add decorative embellishments with size 15 beads. Bring… Continue Reading August 2016 Monthly Meeting

July Meeting, Monday, July 25, 6:30 pm


Make Your Own Findings Presented by Nora Pero, President of the Austin Bead Society. Ever been frustrated or had to stifle your muse because you didn’t have the right color/size/type of finding?  Imagine your pride when you can point out that you made the entire set of earrings- including the hand forged ear wires!  Nora… Continue Reading July Meeting, Monday, July 25, 6:30 pm

June 2016 Meeting – June 27, 6:30 pm

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More About Gem Stones Presented by Chip Burnette of the Austin Gem & Mineral Society. For many bead lovers, working with gem stones is the epitome of beadwork. June’s program will bring us a wealth of information covering: What is the difference between precious and semi-precious stones? What are the most popular stones used by… Continue Reading June 2016 Meeting – June 27, 6:30 pm

May Meeting

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May Meeting- May 23, 2016 6:30 p.m. Leather Necklace Primer   Presented by Emily Spiars   Have you ever wanted to make a leather necklace and not known how to end it off except by tying a knot? Want to make it an adjustable length with those cool sliding knots? Or, what if the holes in your beads… Continue Reading May Meeting

April Meeting


April Meeting- Monday April 25th, 6:30 p.m. Macrame Wrap Bracelet Presented by Danielle Baker Chan Luu bracelets have been all the rage the past few years but if you’re like Danielle, you’re ready for a refreshed version of the popular wrap bracelet. Join us at our next meeting and learn how to macrame a fantastic… Continue Reading April Meeting

March Meeting

Monday, March 28th 6:30 p.m.     It’s that time of year again! Elections for the board are held at our Spring meeting. All members are eligible to run, and nominations will be accepted for all board positions. If you are interested in becoming a more active member of our Society, now is the time… Continue Reading March Meeting

February Meeting

February Meeting Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:30. Camp Mabry Chain, Chain, Chain Presented by Karen Meador Long necklaces are “in” and you can create your own chain and bead necklace at the February meeting. We will work on various types of chain links, make jump rings and utilize beaded links. If desired, participants will… Continue Reading February Meeting

Herringbone Stitch, presented by Mary Stribling January 25th, 6:30 p.m., Camp Mabry Herringbone or Ndebele stich is a very distinctive stitch that places pairs of beads side by side so that they stack at a slight angle. Herringbone is a versatile stitch and can be stitched up flat, tubular, or in a spiral. Embellishment beads… Continue Reading


Announcing Jill Wiseman Workshop


Jill Wiseman Workshop February 20th, 2015. 9 am to 5 pm. We are pleased to announce a full day beading workshop with Jill Wiseman. Jill is a nationally known beading teacher. She also is well known for her youtube videos and Is personally responsible for infecting hundreds of people with a beading addiction. Jill also… Continue Reading Announcing Jill Wiseman Workshop

Annual Pot Luck and Gift Exchange

November 23rd. 6:30 p.m. Camp Mabry- see website for details. Bring a dish to share as we do our annual gift exchange! The gift exchange is totally voluntary- but oh so much fun! We are expanding it this year to include any item of jewelry that you make. If you wish to participate, bring a… Continue Reading Annual Pot Luck and Gift Exchange