ABS Meeting: Feb 24, 2020 – Beaded Dragonfly

6:30-8:30pm     Meeting place-Austin Bead Gallery  

  Project taught by Carolyn Roach of Mars Beads

This sparkly wired dragonfly is a fun project and requires an easy to medium skill level. It is colorful and would make a beautiful pendant for a necklace or a sun catcher for your window.

We will have kits available for $10 for the materials only or if you want to bring your own materials, they are listed below.

Items to bring to the meeting to complete the project:  

Please bring the following tools, if you can:  Nylon Jaw Pliers; Bail Making Pliers; Wire Cutter; Chain Nose pliers    There will be a couple of each tool to share if you don’t have it.

if not buying a kit, also bring:

                          4  Pear shaped beads 15mm X 10mm

                          1     10 X 5mm rondelle crystal

                          1   8mm rondelle

                          2     6mm bicones 

                          1     4mm bicone

20 gauge wire 2 feet    &   26 gauge wire 2 feet

3/8 and ½ inch dowels

Carolyn is the owner/operator of Mars Beads which is located at 400 W Hwy 290 in Dripping Springs. She is a self-taught beader (with a lot of help from her bead friends).

The store specializes in gemstones, African trade beads, and all sorts of metal findings. There is a free class once a month as well as 3rd Friday’s which allows anyone to come ask questions and get help on their unfinished  and new projects.  

Carolyn says:  “Stop by anytime – We would be happy to see you!”

Note:  ABS Members can sell beaded wares at any monthly meeting!