April Meeting

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  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 Meeting

March 2017 Meeting

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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

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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

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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

November Meeting – Holiday Party

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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 Meeting – Holiday Party

October 24 Meeting

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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 Meeting

September 2016 Meeting

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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

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Embroidered Rope Bangle Correction – Meeting is Monday, Aug 22 (not the 29th), 6:30 pm Presented by Jane-Michael Stallings, www.janemichael.com   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

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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