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

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


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

October Project: Tassel with Beaded Cap


October Meeting Project:Tassel with Beaded Cap Monday October 26th, 6:30 p.m., Camp Mabry see website for directions     Tassels are all the rage this season.  Ida, Jackie and Marsha will show us how to make our very own custom tassel with a beaded cap. These tassels can be used on a necklace, as earrings,… Continue Reading October Project: Tassel with Beaded Cap

September Project: Lacy Polymer Clay Beads


    Lacy Polymer Clay Beads, presented by Nora Pero September 28th, 2015 This month we will be learning how to form our own beads out of polymer clay. Imagine how proud you will be to wear jewelry that you made yourself, from scratch! A kit will be available for purchase for $3. The kit includes premade… Continue Reading September Project: Lacy Polymer Clay Beads

Handyman Earrings


August 24th Meeting Presented by Sally deGraffenried. From the time I was small, playing with my siblings (unsupervised!) in our grandfather’s workshop, I have loved creating random objects of art with screws, nuts, bolts, nails, telephone wire, etc. Art Deco Machine Age jewelry must have been inspired by such love. Here’s your chance to create… Continue Reading Handyman Earrings

Classy Key Earrings


Classy Key Earrings, Presented by Laura Zeiner July 27th Meeting Project What is it about a key that is so intriguing? Is it the tiny size and sleek shape? Their ability to open something once locked? Is it their ability to gain access to the unknown? We just don’t know. We DO know that we… Continue Reading Classy Key Earrings

Meeting Project- June 22nd


Upcycled Paper Beads Presented by Danielle Baker This month at our meeting, you will learn how to make the cool paper beads that have become all the rage…and the best part? You’ll be using old magazines you already have! Nothing beats repurposing…You’ll leave with plenty of beads you can use to create beautiful, unique jewelry.… Continue Reading Meeting Project- June 22nd