ABS Meeting: March 28, 2022 – Embellishment Techniques & Elections

6-6:30 is Socializing and Catching Up time

6:30pm – 8 is Elections and class:  Embellishment Techniques

8-8:30 is Show and Tell time. We show what we’ve been working on or finished.

Yes, Yes! Finally! We are done with the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) and the latest surge has declined significantly. We don’t need to be on Zoom; we can meet in-person, at Austin Bead Gallery. (for March, anyway )

March meeting project will be:
Part 2 of Beaded Name Tags: Embellishment!!!,
as well as Elections for 2022-2023 Board positions.

It will be an in-person meeting, we’re meeting at Austin Bead Gallery 

Even if you missed the Peyote Name Tag Base lesson, Please attend anyway.   These techniques are used on many different beaded works, especially cuff bracelets!

We’ll do the Elections first, then jump into Embellishment techniques – taught by member Laura Zeiner.

                          DESCRIPTION AND MATERIALS LIST:

Here are several options for embellishing your beaded name tag and what you will need for each:
——–Raw Edge –


Just leave the name tag’s edge as is. If you wish to make your name tag less flexible, we will have a stiffener available.

——–Picot Edge –  

Size 11/0 or 15/0 seed beads.

This is a simple decorative edge that frames the name tag.

——-Bead Soup Edge –   see photo above for example

Random or coordinated assortment of size 3mm to 8mm beads in various shapes and sizes.

Size 11/0 or 15/0 seed beads

This is a fun and playful edge that frames the name tag.

——-Fringe –                  

Size 11/0 or 15/0 seed beads

3mm to 8mm beads in the same or different shapes

We will discuss various techniques for adding fringe to your name tag.

Attachment Techniques (how to wear your name tag):

——-Pin –

Pin back    (we’ll a bunch there for anyone that wants one)

——-Strung Necklace –

Size 11/0 or 8/0 seed beads

Tiger tail

Crimp beads

Clasp (optional)

——-Chain Necklace –

Chain or beaded chain

Clasp (optional)

If you want to make your name tag less flexible / floppy, there will be stiffener available.