ABS Meeting: July 27, 2020 – Brick Stitch Shoulder Duster Earrings

6:30-8:30 pm   via Zoom !     Instructor: Nora Pero These earrings seem to be really on-trend right now.  They’re all over Pinterest!  We’ll be doing ladder stitch, brick stitch and fringe. And learning how to design some on our own. Here are 2 examples for inspiration only: Nora has a little bit of homework to… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: July 27, 2020 – Brick Stitch Shoulder Duster Earrings

ABS Meeting May 18, 2020 -CANCELED ! –Hammered Hoops

We have CANCELED the May 18 meeting due to COVID-19.    6:30-8:30pm Project taught by Tonya Keville – from Sea of Beads A pair of simple hoop earrings-to wear anytime, anywhere! This class shows you how to make them yourself… Learn how to shape, wrap, and hammer wire into a perfect circle for a fabulous… Continue Reading ABS Meeting May 18, 2020 -CANCELED ! –Hammered Hoops

President’s Corner

Hi, all,  We wanted to show you some of the finished pieces from our monthly Membership meeting projects.     Drilling Stones      Beaded Ornament We learn (or get to practice) a wide breadth of techniques!  All for only $24 a year – which includes 9 monthly meetings (each with a project taught), a… Continue Reading President’s Corner

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

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