Bead Embroidered Cabochon Workshop – 2017

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 – 2017

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 2016 Meeting – Holiday Party

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 2016 Meeting – Holiday Party

October 24, 2016 Meeting

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, 2016 Meeting

September 2016 Meeting

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

August 2016 Monthly Meeting

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 2016 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 2016 Meeting, Monday, July 25, 6:30 pm

June 2016 Meeting – June 27, 6:30 pm

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 2016 Meeting

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 2016 Meeting

April 2016 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 2016 Meeting