Austin Bead Society

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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