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Meeting Minutes: February 24, 2018

IMG_4023Photo:  Heart Challenge Entries

February 2018 Beady Bunch Meeting
19 People in attendance
1 New Member – Welcome Deb!

The President has a new Golden Piggy Bank for Members that do not have a nametag made. The price at each meeting is a quarter.
Stephanie went ahead and paid into it for the year, because she knows she is going to keep forgetting one. Members are encouraged to make and wear a nametag; they really do help everyone in the group to get to know you.

Membership dues are past due, Lisa will be contacting members that have not paid yet.

Casting for Recovery projects are due next month at the meeting, please do not forget to bring what you have made. This season it was a flower pendant of your choice. We do need 4 more.

Edna Perkins projects are also due at the next meeting, do not forget these. This can be a bracelet, necklace or earrings, some jewelry that you think would make delight someone on Mother’s Day. Show some love to veterans and their loved ones.
Bead Affair Notes:
The volunteer signup sheet went around the room; it will be available at the March meeting as well.
We would appreciate donations for door prizes, anything will do, beads you might not want, focal beads, tools, books, or pieces of jewelry.
Please bring some of the pieces that you have made this last year so they can be displayed on the group table, the fish that everyone loved to make, BITO projects, Amy Katz projects , group projects that we have worked on or anything you would like to show off. The Christmas tree will be displayed again, if we get enough ornaments to put up.
We are working with Gail to have a make-n-take project at our table.H
National Teacher update:
Leslee Furman sent a few pictures for the workshop that we may be working on. Your President is organizing the pictures and descriptions of the projects that we will choose from, she will be sending out an email to everyone in the group when she gets it completed. Please go over this carefully as we will be voting only by email for the projects that we are doing during the class. The class will be October 13th and 14th. The location has yet to be determined.
The new bead group challenge is to do something with the resin roses that were handed out during the last meeting. If you were not at the last meeting, and would like to consider doing the challenge, please come to the March meeting, we have extras for anyone who wants them. There is a short time frame on this challenge; they are due during the June meeting. This is our “Christmas in June” meeting and the ornament exchange will take place as well for those that would like to participate in that event. Panera located at 13410 West Maple, in the Baker’s shopping center.

Winners of the Heart Challenge: 1st Cindy S., 2nd – Kim D., 3rd – Julie O. Congratulations ladies!

Prolific Beader of the Month – Lisa

November 28, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Edna Perkins Project

Members work: Edna Perkins Project Archive

November Meeting 2017 15 members present

Reminder, no Meeting in December; January meeting(01.23) is the holiday party, please bring an appetizer to share with the group if you would like to join us.

Lisa is paying dues to the Church
Sister city bracelets came in, Chris distributed them to those that wanted to participate. These are due at the March meeting.
At the January party the Bead-it-Forward squares will be collected, if anyone has done those.

Most Prolific Beader Award
Cindy S. – making 1 necklace style 4 times is what threw her over the top!
Come on ladies, who is going to challenge for next month!?

Bead Affair
If anyone has ideas as to what you might like to see on the Bead Affair Facebook page, let Chris J know.
– Jewelry ideas, class ideas, beader information etc.

Sheri taught a quik class on a beaded ring pendant

We are also looking for volunteers to teach a project after the meetings, as of right now the schedule is empty so pick a project and pick the month you would like to teach it.

UFO/Open Beading night to remember
Thursday Dec. 14 at Papio Creek: 6-9
Thursday Dec. 21 at IBM : 6-9
Thursday Jan. 4 at IBM: 6-9
Thursday Jan 11 at Papio Creek : 6-9
Thursday Jan. 18 at IBM: 6-9

Reminders for upcoming meetings
Jan. 23 – Holiday party and Bead-it-Forward projects due
Feb 27 – Embroidered Bead Heart Challenge Due (we would love to put these on the show table)
April 14-15 – Omaha Bead Affair
April 24 – Edna Perkins Project due
May 22 – Casting for Recovery pendants due ( flower with a necklace or chain)

Meeting Minutes: August 22, 2017


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August Beady Bunch 
There is still time for anyone who wants to go to the bead retreat! For you last minute decision makers, you can show up on any of the days. No problem, just pay when you get there.
When – September 15, 16 &17 (this weekend!)
Where – Griswold, IA. Creighton Retreat Center. 16493 Contrail Ave
How – to get there take Hwy92 east to Griswold. Turn left onto Contrail Ave right before you cross the East Nisnabotna River
Why – cause you wanna hang with the girls and bead all night!
Don’t forget to take some food with you to share, everybody’s doin the potluck thing!

Sister City
Info on the sister city bead group: These ladies are a bunch of beaders that call themselves Beaders Anonymous. If you want to participate then make a base bracelet that fits your wrist, using whichever stitch you like to do. We are going to send these to the group and they will embellish it for you. We are going to be doing the same for them. Any bases that are completed will be collected in the October meeting and we will send them out together. Enclose a card with some information about yourself so the designer can get an idea of what you might like.

September Project and Supplies 

Supplies for the monthly project that Cindy will be teaching:

28 or 30 gauge wire, pre-strung with size 6 or size 8, color of your choosing. You can use a bead mix as well. You will also need jump rings, a magnetic clasp and a crochet hook, size 1-2.25mm.

October Project
Sheri is teaching a rope necklace in October.

Future Workshop 

Attention! if anyone has an idea of who they would like to see come to town and teach please send suggestions to Cindy Smith. She is going to start contacting teachers and would welcome any suggestions of who that could be.

Penny won the Bead Creation Exchange!
We have a new prolific beader!!! Chris J. won this month!

July 2017 Meeting Minutes



IMG_3684July Meeting Notes

18 people were in attendance at this months meeting
the medical supply testers showed up looking for volunteers as well.

Future reference for those attending meetings : silence your phones please! also let the meeting commence with out talking to your neighbors, please wait to socialize until after the meeting is over.

This meeting was short and sweet!

A fellow beader, Ann Reborn, from Florida was visiting our state for as family wedding. Some of the group met her at IBM while shopping. This lady had the idea that our 2 groups could correspond and exchange projects, kind of like a sister bead group! The group in attendance at July’s meeting liked the idea, We are awaiting contact from the Florida beaders.

Nebraska Bead Society Update:

The group has decided to stay together for, at least, one more year. There will be projects every other month for the group will work on. Alternate months there will be meetings only. The group is open to anyone who would like to join, the fee
 is $25.
Show and Tell went as predicted, Lisa won Most Prolific Beader! Barb made least productive, she is using the excuse that she had surgery on her hand and now has metal in her wrist. Please wish a speedy recovery to Barb.

August Project


Stephanie will be teaching at the next meeting. Bring $5.00 if you want to work on it because Stephanie is making kits up for everyone.

Diane won the bead exchange gift

Joan taught her peyote pendant project.

Project: July 25, 2017


This is our Project for July 25, 2017.  Joan Duggan will be our instructor.

Joan has provided this supply list:


Approx. 7 to 8 grams of Delicas. (Could be more than 1 color if desired)
12 – 2mm crystals ( could use 3mm)
Center piece – approx. 1/2 to 1 inch in diameter
Needle, thread of choice

I will supply the starter needed

Hope to see you there!




Meeting Minutes May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017 Meeting
IMG_3612                                        Linda Severin, Casting for Recovery and President Sheri Walters
16 people attended.

Linda from Casting for Recovery was at the meeting to collect all of the fish that were made for donation to her group. Thanks very much to all that help make them, we collected 41, enough for both outings this year. In appreciation for all that our group does for them, Linda had a donation for us! Thanks Linda!

The treasury report was next on the agenda. I will not report the exact amount in these notes, but we are doing well. If any member not in attendance would like more details, they can contact Lisa D. for that information. We did make a little money on the selling of snacks at the Bead Affair, but the question arose as to the group continuing with this in future shows; is it worth it, do you have a better idea? Members think about this and let you opinions be known.

The Nebraska State Fair has updated their website for this year’s event. They have posted new jewelry groups for this year, giving people much more of an opportunity to participate! Follow this path to get there; , then click on these tabs Get Involved , Open Class Domestic Exhibits and Results, Fine Arts. Check out the entry book to find a group. We encourage our members to get involved, it’s fun!

The Bead it Forward theme has been announce this year; Butterflies. That group is also asking for volunteers from around the country, they also have exciting changes in mind for the project, including donation of projects to local fundraisers across the country.
Check out their website.

The bead creation Exchange was won by Trish! She received some tubes of beads.
Cindy M. is looking into finding another teacher for the group, if you have any ideas, let her know.

Prolific Beader of the month is Lisa D.

**The June meeting (6.27.2017)will be held at Panera Bread on 134th and Maple. The church is starting vacation Bible school that night and they need the facilities. Come join us, have a snack, have dinner or just join us for a beverage and get to know your fellow members tonight.
We are having an ornament exchange that night as well, this is optional, (kinda a Christmas in June thing).

Countdown! You have 9 months to work on the Bead Embroidery Heart group project. If you haven’t heard about it yet get in touch with Sheri W. for details. All entries will be shown in the next Bead Affair.

Think about joining group members at the Annual Bead Retreat in Griswold, IA this September. The sign up starts at the June meeting and there are limited spots available.

The meeting was adjourned and Lisa taught her Super Duo Seed Bracelet, a simple bracelet but with beautiful results.

Meeting Minutes: April 25, 2017


IMG_3559April 25th Beady Bunch Meeting
18 People in attendance, including 3 possible new members.
Miss No Name! (Rhonna? or Ronna?)
WELCOME LADIES! We hope you decide to join us!

Reminder for those attending meetings: PLEASE wear your nametags, we have potential new members joining us and they don’t know who we are yet, I am sure they appreciate this welcoming gesture when joining a new unknown group.

The meeting started with the small review of the Bead Affair, the numbers and feedback was not in yet so it was a short discussion. There were great comments from Teachers and Vendors, we know how to do it right! The dates for next year are April 15th & 16th.
Edna Perkins donations were due. Joni is taking all of the donations to the VFW in Council Bluffs so they can distribute for us. Thank You Joni!

Casting for Recovery projects are due at the next meeting, we want to have 40 donations (fish pendent) to give away at the nest meeting so the representative for this group doesn’t not have to make a return trip this fall.


The Bead Retreat was a topic for discussion, it is coming up in September. The sign up for the outing will start at the June Meeting. We will have a signup sheets available for the attendance and meals starting at the June meeting. Keep it in mind, September will be here before you know it!

The Nebraska State Fair has information on their website now. If anyone would like to submit a piece for judging, think about doing it soon, the fair is at the end of August.

A new beading challenge was decided on. The challenge is to bead embroider a heart. For this challenge, you can do anything you want, a pendent, focal piece, earrings even a pin. Use your imagination! These will be submitted at the February 2018 meeting, so you have plenty of time to come up with an idea and work on it.
The May project will be a Super Duo bracelet that Lisa will be teaching.

The random number generator picked Kathy to win the exchange, Cindy forgot to bring her piece so she will bring it in May.

Show and Tell pictures are up
Prolific Beader of the Month – Sheri ( really Cindy, only 1 piece, your slipping!)