Bead Embroidered Cabochon Workshop

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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

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

Announcing Jill Wiseman Workshop

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Jill Wiseman Workshop February 20th, 2015. 9 am to 5 pm. We are pleased to announce a full day beading workshop with Jill Wiseman. Jill is a nationally known beading teacher. She also is well known for her youtube videos and Is personally responsible for infecting hundreds of people with a beading addiction. Jill also… Continue Reading Announcing Jill Wiseman Workshop

Call for Entries!!!!!

The Austin Bead Society will be having an exhibit at Austin Bergstrom International Airport from August through November (exact dates still to be determined). Just imagine- your work could be seen by visitors to Austin during Austin City Limits and the Formula 1 Racing that will take place during the exhibit! We are soliciting Members… Continue Reading Call for Entries!!!!!

September President’s Corner

Wow!  We are almost through another beadiful year and I’m so excited for what’s yet to come.    First, let me take a moment to thank Nora Pero, our Vice President and August presenter.  We tried something new designed to give you a forum to ask questions and just to demonstrate tips and techniques.  I… Continue Reading September President’s Corner

A Fond Farewell!

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I’d like to take a moment to say farewell to one of our Local Bead Stores (LBS), Nomadic Notions, located on West Anderson Lane.  A couple weeks ago, we found out that not only did owners Robert and Gemma Corbin sell the store after 25 years, but that the new owners would not be maintaining… Continue Reading A Fond Farewell!

June 2014 President’s Corner

Holy Moses, the summer has kicked in with a vengeance.  I’m sitting in my office and it’s 78 degrees (yup, inside my office in the air conditioning).  What’s a girl to do?   Any who, thought of beads and beading will keep me cool (I hope)! I don’t know about you guys, but I loved our… Continue Reading June 2014 President’s Corner

April President’s Corner

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  I don’t know about you, but I am oh so ready for Spring!  Unfortunately, Old Man Winter is still trying to hang around.  I hope you guys are managing well through the many cold fronts coming through Austin. On behalf of the Board, I’d like to thank to all who participated in March’s meeting… Continue Reading April President’s Corner

How Much for the Shiny in the Window?

  Can’t tell you how many times I have asked, I’ve been asked and will be asked this question again! How much do you think I should sell this bracelet (necklace etc) for?  Well the answer is simple…kinda… There’s three general methods for pricing one’s goods.  I purchased the book “Sell Your Jewelry..How to Start… Continue Reading How Much for the Shiny in the Window?

Beadful Thoughts From the ABS President

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  Thanks to everyone that participated in the 2014 Bead and Button Bead It Forward Project especially Ms. Michele Iaci.  Your contributions enabled us–as first time participants–to submit 19 squares that will be made part of the quilt to be auctioned. We’ve got lots planned for the March meeting.  As you know, this month is… Continue Reading Beadful Thoughts From the ABS President