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Happy New Years From Our President!

Hello Beady Bunch!

img_1190Welcome to 2017! I hope you all had a festive and safe holiday season.

I wanted to send reminder’s for January events.
Thursday, January 5th – UFO beading at International Bead Market from 6-9 pm.
Thursday, January 12th – UFO beading at Papio Creek Beads from 6-9 pm.

Tuesday, January 24th – Our first Beady meeting of the new year, 7 pm.
This meeting will not follow our normal format. It is our holiday party. Please bring a snack/treat to share.
We will also be having our White Elephant gift exchange. Your gift should be a beading supply, not valued over $10. Beading supply is a very “loose” definition, as we have had wine and chocolate included in this gift exchange in the past. Traditional bead supplies are always welcome, but don’t stress over your gifting choice too much.*:) happy
Please wrap your gift, or place in a gift bag so that the contents are concealed nicely. I am going to give you a web address with information about White Elephant gift exchanges. We have followed the basic rules, with the variation of 3 swaps for the gift, and it is out. I hope everyone can come to the party!

Official White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules

Sheri

Guide To Glues

 

 

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Glue Types and Information

Adhesive
Dries:
Time:
Works with:
Did you know?

Acid-Free Tape
Clear
Instant
Fabric, foam, paper, and wood.
This tape has a red peel-away liner for easier use.

Apoxie® Paste
Slightly translucent
1 – 3 hour working time. Fully cures after 24 hours
Foam, wood, stone, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This waterproof paste can be tinted to match your designs.

Apoxie Sculpt
Opaque
1 – 3 hour working time. Fully cures after 24 hours.
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This moldable adhesive is great for use in pavé designs.

Araldite®
Very light ivory color
90 minutes
Fabric, foam, paper, wood, plastic (except for polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon®), stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This two-part epoxy provides you with a waterproof connection.

Bond-A-Dot
An opaque fabric-like material
Instant
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones without foil backing and cabochons.
These dots can be cut to the size you need.

Devcon® 5 Minute® 2-part Epoxy
Clear
5 minutes
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
Mixing the equal parts is easier because of the syringe packaging.

Devcon 2 Ton® Clear, 30-minute, 2-part Epoxy
Clear
30 minutes
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This is as strong as the 5-minute version, but allows more working time.

E-6000® Extreme
Clear
Dries in 8 hours. Washable after 72 hours.
Fabric, paper and wood.
This glue lets you create repositionable dots of adhesive.

E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
Clear
Dries in 8 hours. Washable after 72 hours.
Fabric
This glue is very stretchable even when dry!

E-6000 Fray Lock
Crystal clear
Dries in 2 to 5 hours. Washable in 72 hours.
Fabric
This is great for locking in knots, quilting and more.

E-6000 Stitchless
Clear
Sets in 60 seconds. Washable in 72 hours.
Fabric
This glue lets you use your iron to quickly “sew” hems.

E-6000 Jewelry and Bead™
Clear
24 to 72 hours
Fabric, stone, glass and metal.
Because this glue is flexible once dry, it makes a great choice for securing knots.

E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive
Cloudy
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Fabric, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones without foil backing.
Flexibility when this glue dries helps to make sure it won’t crack with movement.

E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive White
Opaque white
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Fabric, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones without foil backing.
This is the same formula you may be used to in E-6000, but white.

E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive Black
Opaque black
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Fabric, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones without foil backing.
This is the same formula you may be used to in E-6000, but black.

E-6000 Shoe Dazzle™
Clear
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Leather, fabric, vinyl and rhinestones without foil backing.
Designed specifically for use on most shoe materials, allowing you to bling out your heels!

E-6000 Spray Adhesive
Translucent white
1 to 5 hours
Leather, fabric, rubber, foam, vinyl, paper, wood, plastic and metal.
This is odor free and cleans up with warm water.

Epoxy 220
Transparent amber
12 hours at room temperature or 20 minutes under a heat lamp.
Stone, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
This is one of the strongest holds in jewelry adhesives.

Epoxy 330
Clear with a blue tint
1 hour at room temperature or 10 minutes under a heat lamp.
Stone, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
This epoxy is a good choice for bonding gemstones to metal findings.

Super Glue® Future Glue®
Clear
Sets in seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), rubber (except certain silicone types), metal, leather, wood and ceramics.
While the best results are on clean and dry surfaces, this glue can bond through dirt and oil.

Super Glue Future Glue Brush-On
Clear
Sets in less than 30 seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Metal, leather, ceramics, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), rubber and wood.
The brush gives control of application; something that’s important when working with fast-drying adhesives.

Super Glue Future Glue Gel
Clear
Sets in less than 30 seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Metal, vinyl, rubber (except for some silicone types), plastics, (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), ceramics, wood and leather.
This gel formula doesn’t run or sag, so it works really well on vertical applications.

GORILLA™ Epoxy Impact-Tough™ Formula
Light tan
5 minutes working time. Undisturbed for 90 minutes. Light handling, 24 hours for 100% dry.
Foam, wood, plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon), stone, glass, ceramics and metal.
This water-resistant epoxy has a slight gap-filling quality that can be helpful when working with slightly uneven surfaces.

GORILLA glue
Light tan
3 – 4 hours for light handling. 24 hours for 100% dry.
Foam, wood, plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene, and Teflon), stone, glass, ceramics, and metal.
This glue is non toxic, acid free, waterproof and stainable/paintable.

Gorilla Glue Precision Pen
White
5 minutes for light handling. 24 hours for 100% dry.
Foam, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, and metal.
This glue expands to 3 to 4 times the surface area you apply–a little goes a long way.

GORILLA Super Glue Impact-Tough Formula
Translucent
30 to 60 seconds
Wood, metal, stone, ceramics and plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon).
Once you apply your pieces they can’t be repositioned, but the fully dried glue can be sanded.

G-S Hypo Cement
Crystal clear
10 minutes
Wood if painted or sealed, plastic, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This was originally created for watch makers, but the durability of the adhesive and the precision tip make it perfect for jewelry designers too.

G-S Hypo Fabric Cement
Crystal clear
10 minutes
Leather, fabric, paper, balsa wood, plastic and rhinestones without foil backing.
This flexible glue is great for sealing knots and is washable. You can launder fabric that has this glue applied once it has dried for at least 24 hours.

Helmar® Acid-Free Gemstone Glue
Clear
Fast–can vary depending on the climate
Plastic, stone, glass, rhinestones and cabochons.
While the name of this particular product is Acid Free, all Helmar adhesives are acid free and photo safe.

Helmar Clear Silicone Sealant
Clear
Fast–can vary depending on the climate
Rubber, plastic, glass, glazed ceramics and metal.
This is acid free with a neutral cure, so it’s ideal for archival-quality work.

Helmar Super-Tac
Clear and flexible
Fast–can vary depending on the climate
Fabric, paper, wood, plastic, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones.
Great for adhering unusual shapes.

Henrietta’s® gum arabic
Clear
Depends on thickness and climate.
Fabric
Use this to make ”needles” on the end of your silk thread.

Hot Glue Stick
Clear
35 to 40 seconds
Leather, fabric, foam, paper, plastics and wood.
This glue will stay clear, as opposed to yellowing.

Jewel Bond™ Glue
Crystal clear
Can be handled in 24 hours.
Fabric, stone, rhinestones and cabochons.
This is made specifically for embellishing fabric. Your fabric can be washed by hand after 5 days of drying.

Loctite® 409 Gel
Crystal clear
Instant bond
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
Gap-filling qualities and extended life by refrigeration make this a go-to adhesive.

Loctite 454 Gel
Crystal clear
In seconds
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and opaque cabochons.
Fine-tip applicator and gap-filling qualities.

Loctite Prism® 406
Crystal clear
In seconds
Fabric, plastic, glass, metal and cabochons.
The gap-filling properties and the fine-tip applicator are a perfect match for cord ends.

Mod Podge® Gloss-Lustré glue sealer
Clear with a high gloss
Depends on thickness and material applied to.
Paper and fabric.
Is perfect for scrapbooking and can also be used as a sealer.

Paper Bead Girl Adhesive™
Transparent
Very quickly
Paper
This is specifically made to glue and seal paper–give it a try when you’re working with a Paper Bead Roller.

PASCOFix®
Clear
Instantly
Rubber, wood, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Tefleon), stone, glass ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
One of the strongest instant glues we know of–use only a drop at a time!

Permanent Tape Roller
Clear
Instant
Paper
This is photo safe, so great for scrapbook projects.

Poly Bonder™
Clear
Instant bond
Polymer clays, vinyl, plastics and ceramics.
This is made to withstand baking up to 300-degrees Fahrenheit.

Repositionable tape roller
Clear
Instant
Paper
This can be easily rubbed off, without leaving a residue, to allow for repositioning.

Super Glue® 5-Minute Epoxy
Light yellow
5 minutes to set. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Wood, glass, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
For the best adhesion, roughen smooth surfaces with sand paper before applying the mixed epoxy.

Super Glue® Single-Use
Clear
Instant
Rubber, wood, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), ceramics and metal.
It doesn’t take much; only use about one drop per square inch.

The Ultimate! Adhesive
Crystal clear
24 hours
Leather, fabric, paper, wood, plastic, glass, ceramics and metal.
The flexibility makes it great to use when using fabrics.

Vigor® Super Glue
Clear
15 to 20 seconds
Rubber, plastics, stone, glass, ceramics and metal.
The tiny applicator is very helpful, especially when gluing knots.

Omaha Bead Bazaar: April12, 2014

 

Join members of the Omaha Beady Bunch and The Nebraska Bead Society for this annual event!

 

Omaha Bead Bazaar Showcases 18 Vendors from Across the Midwest

 

Omaha, NE – Omaha Bead Bazaar takes place on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Westside Community Center, 3534 S. 108th Grover St, Omaha, NE.  Eighteen vendors from across the Midwest will be displaying their goods for purchase.  Products available include; handmade lampwork beads, art beads, rustic iron charms and pendants, gemstones, seed beads and many others.

 

56% of households participated in one or more type of crafting activities in 2012*.  Making your own jewelry is a rising trend.  The Omaha Bead Bazaar will have everything for a new crafter that is just learning and the experienced crafter that is looking for unique pieces and new ideas.

 

The Omaha Bead Bazaar is an annual event that started over 10 years ago.  It is put on by the Omaha Beady Bunch and Lampworkers Guild, both of which are subsidiaries of the Nebraska Beading Society.

Several of the vendors design and make their own products; including artistic glass lampworked beads and pendants, intricate wire wrapped pendants and rustic iron charms and pendants.  More than half of the vendors have a retail store in cities such as; Des Moines and Kansas City, and they bring a large sampling of their product to Omaha.  You will find gemstone beads, seed beads and many other unique and fun products to use in jewelry making or other similar crafts.

 

Omaha Bead Bazaar admission is $3.00 at the door.  A dollar off coupon is available at www.nebraskabeadsociety.com/blogspot where you can also find a complete listing of the vendors that will be at the show.

 

*Source: More Americans Turn to Crafting. Gifts & Decorative Accessories.  Sandow Media LLC., 25 Jul. 2013

Proposed By-Law Revisions

At our June meeting, the Board presented proposed to changes to our organizations by-laws.  Copies were distributed to the members who were in attendance at the meeting for review.

If you have mis-placed your copy or if you were not present at the June meeting, a copy is being posted here for your convenience.  Please review and be ready to discuss, revise/amend, and or accept these changes prior to the July meeting.  A vote will be taken at the July meeting.

 

Please review and be prepared to discuss at our next meeting.

Rings and Things Trunk Show: Omaha, March 24, 2013

 

Rings and Things will be in Omaha on March 24, 2013.  You can read about this show on their website:

www.rings-things.com   It will be on a Sunday.  I think this is a first as it is usually a week day.

 

Omaha, NE

    – Sunday, 03/24 2013

    • 1pm-5pm
    • Marriott *NEW Location!*
    • 10220 Regency Circle
    • Omaha, NE 68114
    • (402) 399-9000
    • Directions: I-80 to I-680. Exit I-680 at Pacific Street and turn right. Stay in left lane and turn left onto Regency Pkwy. Follow Regency Pkwy to Regency Circle.
    • Free Parking! Request your invitation!
    • Order by Mar. 18 to have it delivered to the Show! (under 10 lbs – no liquids or HZ items)

Fire Mountain Updates Its Website

I received this e-mail from Fire Mountain Gems this morning and decided to share it here for the benefit of members who may not have received it and may find it of interest:

As the industry continues to evolve, we’ve been making changes to our website to reflect those changes: we’re in the middle of launching a new search tool to make finding product easier; our product lines continue to increase in breadth and depth; and navigation has been simplified so you find what you want, when you want.

If you find you need inspiration, why not visit our site, www.firemountaingems.com, to see all the resources and once again stimulate your creative impulses? There you will find
Over 2,000 more Gallery of Designs ideas — 14,000 in all — featuring other renowned artists and showcasing necklace, earring, and bracelet designs, accessories and home decor, using techniques from molding clay to metalsmithing, wire-wrapping to looming.
FREE Step-by-Step Beading Instructions
An improved and enhanced weekly newsletter (see an example here)
Your Events Directory — your premier source of information about beading classes, cruises and conferences across the USA and oceans blue, whether you’re giving or receiving
100+ Video How-To’s added in the past year
Updated Fashion Spotlight and PANTONE color forecasts to create pieces soon to be en vogue
An enhanced Ask the Experts section, answering your questions on techniques and care
Additionally, we offer 116,000 HOT jewelry-making products to make those ideas a reality.

One item remains constant: our commitment to customer service. As a Fire Mountain Gems and Beads customer, you are part of the world’s largest community of jewelry-making professionals. Come back and visit us, soon!

Best of beading,
Chris & Stuart

New “Twin” Beads

New two-hole Twin seed beads

Preciosa Ornela presents the exclusive Czech two-hole Twin seed bead. Twin, a new seed bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand, offers much more creativity and possibilities.

The oval shape of the new two-hole seed bead has dimensions of 2.5 x 5 mm and it is available in two glass materials: crystal and black. The wide range of 80 currently available color finishes on the two-hole Twin beads will inspire you to make infinite color combinations like the ones which are already known from the existing seed bead color charts.

Twin Art No, Twin schema

Number of Beads Per 16 Inch Strand

Fire Mountain Gems and Beads

 Number of Beads per 16 inch strand 

**Please note that the number of beads listed below is an estimate only. Number of beads may vary.

Size
Number of Beads
Rounds
2mm
203
3mm
136
4mm
100
6mm
67
8mm
50
10mm
41
12mm
34
Hearts
6mm
90
Thick Hearts
12mm
36
20mm
20
Stars
6mm
70
Twists
8x20mm
20
Lentils
12mm
40
20mm
22
Leaves
14x18mm
20
Shells
18x20mm
20
Triangles
16mm
24
Rice
5x12mm
36
Melons
4x6mm
64
Rondelles
3x5mm
175
Cubes
4x4mm
102
Tubes
3x5mm
80
4x13mm
30
Rectangles
4x13mm
30
Teardrops
6x16mm
25
9x22mm
19 (strung lengthwise)
Donuts
20mm
20
25mm
15
30mm
13
40mm
10
45mm
8
Discs
3x5mm
25
Cylinders
13x4mm
16
Pears
16x7mm
24

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