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minutes of our monthly meetings

Meeting Minutes: June 28, 2016

Beady Bunch meeting minutes 6/28/16
We met at the Garden Café in Rockbrook, had a wonderful meal and a short meeting before socializing.
Lisa gave the treasury report. Made a better profit this year than previous year at the Bead Affair, food offered was a good idea and will be done again at next year’s Affair.
Sign up sheet for retreat was passed around. Only a few more spots are available.
Voting on Amy Katz’s classes in November was held and counted. Dates are November 12th and 13th. Save the dates on your calendar. Classes will be held at the Whitecliff Apartments clubhouse, 15202 Whitecliff Dr. (around 156th & Pacific)
Casting for Recovery is taking 2 groups of 14 breast cancer survivors for a fly fishing experience in September. Our group was asked to make bracelets for these women. Chris bought aquatic beads, she had sorted in little bags for each of us to take two bags to add to our bracelets. Joni added fish hook charms to each bag. Thank you both for your generosity to the rest of the group. Please use memory wire or elastic as we do not know what wrist sizes are needed. Need to be complete by Aug meeting.
UFO nights – 1st Thursday is at IBM in Rockbrook – 6-9 pm
2nd Thursday is at Papio Creek on 144th St (across the street from Oakview) 6-9 pm
Next Beady Bunch meeting July 26th, project is copper tube bead – taught by Diane

Minutes: February 23, 2016



Beady Bunch meeting minutes for 2/23/16

16 members attended​
Lisa gave the Treasury Report
A reminder was given that the Altoid challenge was due next month in March
Chris made a motion to have $10, $15 and $20 gift cards as prizes for the ‘Cover the tin” challenge. Joni seconded the motion. All agreed.
Bead Affair (April 16th & 17th) – request was made again for items that have been made by members for our member table at the affair. Also, a chicken coop is being made for all the chickens that are being made. All members are encouraged to make at least one chicken for our chicken coop. Any size.
Cindy has a list of 10 teachers for us to choose from for a future event, either Fall 2016 or Spring 2017
Lisa asked for volunteers for the Beady Bunch table as well as the entrance table and the raffle table. She sent around a signup sheet.
Some of the proceeds from Lynette’s seed bead table will be given to the Beady Bunch for helping. The Beady Bunch may have to man the table if Lynette can’t be there.
Barb visited the DO Space center. Said we can meet there for free. It is a large space but can only be reserved a month in advance. May try for June meeting as the church has to use our spot that month.
Bead Forward Project – squares were given to Char to mail, about 8.
Bead Creation Exchange – Diane won this month.
Show & Tell
Kim (from Bead Market) is doing next month’s project. You need super duos and O rings, Fireline. It is a 2 needle method.

October 27, 2015 Meeting Minutes


Beady Bunch meeting minutes 10/27/15
Voted on 2016 Bead Retreat. Decided on 9/16/15-/18/16. Lisa will put a deposit down at the Center.
Altoid Challenge – Lori wants to use at the Bead Affair. Lisa also suggested displaying finished projects from the 2015 Bead Retreat with Lisa Turnene.

Cost of church was discussed and it was voted that we give the church $20 a month for the use of our meeting room. Chris made the motion, Joni seconded it.
Lisa gave the treasury report.

Question was asked if our group would need to add to the seed money already given to the Bead Affair since the Lincoln group is not going to participate in 2016. We already have vendors and teachers set up. The deposit on the building has been paid. Publicity expenses are the next biggest expense and it looks like we will be ok. Profits will be divided in half in 2016.
There was an article about Edna Perkins in the 9/24/15 Living section of the Omaha World Herald.

Cindy to find a teacher for next fall. Let her know if there is anyone that you would like to come and teach.
Native American Craft show 12/5/15 at Westside Community Center.
Show and Tell


November project
1 tube Kheops beads
50 4mm rounds or fire polish
11 and 15 seed beads, similar or contrasting colors
2 split rings
2 size 8 beads in matching colors


submitted by Mary Wheeldon, Secretary

Meeting Minutes July 28, 2015

Minutes for July 28, 2015 meeting.

There were 14 members who attended the meeting including Kim who is a new member to our group.

Lisa gave the treasurer report and advised us of the money set aside for the bead retreat.

If there is anyone who still wishes to spend the night for the bead retreat, a couple of rooms are being held at a nearby hotel.

New Business: We have a new challenge. It is to decorate the inside and outside of an Altoids can. You can get some ideas for your masterpiece from Pinterest. We have until the March meeting to complete the challenge.

Joan advised how to enter a beaded item at the Nebraska State Fair. You need to enter on-line by August 12. You goggle- Nebraska State Fair – Go to the link Get Involved – Competitive exhibits – Fine arts. The Beading is on page 10 & 11 for you to choose your category. Then choose the division you wish to enter. You can give your beaded item entry to Joan before Aug. 20th.

The International Bead Market will have an open bead night the 1st Thursday of each month from 6-9.

This will be our 10th year for the Edna Perkins Project. We would like to be able to donate 100 items for our 10th Anniversary.

Show and Tell.

Our project was a fun fabric/paper bead star ornament taught by Chris.

Next month’s project is a super duo bracelet.
Supply list:

58 SuperDuo 2-hole beads
15 2-hole tila beads
30 size 6 seed beads
3 grams of size 8 seed beads
2 grams of size 11 seed beads
2 2×2 tube crimp beads
4 feet of .014 thin original satin silver Soft Flex Wire
1 shank button 16mm (5/8″)
wire cutters

June 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch meeting minutes 6/23/15 13 members attending Treasury report by Lisa Bead Affair did very well this year. The goal of the Bead Affair is to earn money for the group. Bead Retreat is full 7 more spots for class 1 more spot for bed Have supply lists for those taking classes. Lisa is taking orders from FireMountain Gems and Fusion beads for supplies needed for classes, must have by Sunday 6/28. Flight information is to come yet. Sign up sheet for the retreat menus. Don’t forget snacks and beverages. Chris: Linette Nelson(Beads Etc. Linette) has agreed to be our seed bead dealer for next Bead Affair. Bead Market will have an open bead night, we decided the first Thursday of the month was good. Bead Market will order anything that we request. This month’s winner was Joni, she will supply next month’s prize. There was a motion to buy book for 2 hole beads, it was seconded. Next month’s project is Christmas in July. Chris is supplying the fabric/paper beads for star ornanments. Bring 24 guage wire, 3-4mm crystals (15-20), and size 6 or 8 seed beads, bugle beads (10), clear nail polish. Show and tell. Photos to follow.

Submitted by Mary Wheeldon, Secretary

May 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes

March Project Presented by Lisa Dryden
March Project Presented by Lisa Dryden


17 members attended our May Meeting.

The Fall Retreat is full unless you want to sleep on a air mattress or in a sleeping bag in the conference room where the classes are going to be held, in the hallway or in someone’s room etc. etc. Let Laurie know so she can bring the beds.
4 spots in each class still available at time of meeting
Members voted to add the cost of the Conference to hold the classes so that tables would not have to be move or the need to bring extra tables from home. This added $5 per class but all agreed it would be better.
Lincoln’s Bead Society has made the decision not to participate in next year’s Bead Affair 2016. Seed money will be worked out with the treasurer.

Show and Tell was held followed by the program.


The June project and supplies are in the previous post.

Respectfully Submitted by Mary Wheldon, Secretary

Minutes For April, 2015 Meeting

Beady Bunch minutes 4/28/15
19 members in attendance​
Chris gave report on Bead Affair, it was deemed a success. Classes were reported to be good. There are suggestions for some changes for next year which will be discussed later. Next year’s Bead Affair is April 16th and 17th, 2016. Set up is on Friday starting at 4 pm.
Lisa gave the treasury report.
Retreat is September 18th, 19th and 20th 2015. There are 16 spots, 6 have paid. It is in Griswold IA about an hour away. You bring whatever you want to work on. Two classes are being offered Saturday, 6 hour class – 9 lives necklace and Sunday, 4 hour class – whiskers bracelet and earrings. You can take one, both or none of the classes.
Supply list for May
​Size 8, 11 and 15 seed beads
​Crystal bicones – 3 mm and 4mm
​Super Duos
​6mm pearls (4) 2 for drop
​​Pattern can be viewed on – look for free Christmas gift 2013


Respectfully Submitted by

Mary Wheeldon, Secretary



March 25, 2015 Meeting Minutes


Beady Bunch meeting minutes 3/25/15
Sheri opened the meeting at 7:10
Chris reported that the balance in the check book was $1393.85.
Bead Affair – only 2 ½ weeks away
​Coupons, flyers, volunteer list – passed around
​Please sign up for classes, volunteer time will be worked around the class times.
​4 new vendors

Speaker in September
​Motion to pay for her expenses of $350 a day and airline ticket.
​Coming to retreat so lodging and meals will be less.
​If more rooms are needed for classes, there would be a rent cost.
​Voting took place on which classes are to be taught.

Motion that classes would be $25 non refundable, Laurie seconded the motion, checks to made out to Beady Bunch.
Drawing for door prize (for lack of another name), winner was Sheri – she will provide the prize for next month. She also is not allowed to win again until March 2016.

Show and tell.
Cindy handed out project sheets and all got to work.
Project for next month is bobbin beads, you can bring 4 or 6 mm beads, Laurie will have kits for $1 each.


Respectfully Submitted By

Mary Wheeldon, Secretary


February 24, 2015 Meeting Minutes


February 24, 2015 Beady Bunch meeting minutes
President Sheri Walters opened the meeting at 7:00.

Treasurers Report : Lisa Dryden said the Treasurer’s report had not changed since last month.
Omaha Bead Affair
Last meeting was Saturday, February 21st. All is going good though need to get out flyers.
Need coupons to pass out.
17 vendors so far, 12 out the 36 tables allotted are left.
Classes – some are limited to 6-8 people, copies of classes and registration forms will be passed around the group.
Volunteer sheet also is going around.
Publicity – Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter
Omaha World Herald, Ralston Chambers Newsletter, Sunshine Artists Magazine
Outside Beading Instructor
Need to vote for teacher for fall – Lisa Turune was picked, was Designer of the Year for Beadwork
Bead Retreat.
Retreat Sept 18-20th, 2015

Charlene Pierce visited the Oklahoma bead guild – showed us a kit that every new member receives which includes a needle, beads and instructions on numerous techniques.i

New Business
Group voted to buy organza bags for Edna Perkins gifts
A suggestion was made to have a signup sheet that is numbered and a drawing will be done by numbers and whoever wins provides the prize for the next month. Chris bringing first gift.
Darcy is having a trunk show this coming weekend.
March class Flat Spiral with Cindy. (Photo below)
Supplies – 6mm rounds 27 for bracelet, 69 for necklace
4mm bicones 52 for bracelet, 136 for necklace
Size 11 seed beads


Show and tell was held.  Photos are available on our Facebook page.
J Chris added a PS for Omaha Bead Affair – we will be selling $1 tickets for items donated by vendors and members
Anything that you want to be displayed on the Beady Bunch table at the Omaha Bead Affair, bring to next month’s meeting.

Also bring any finished items for Edna Perkins gifts; these are due no later than the April meeting.

Respectfully Submitted by

Mary Wheeldon, Secretary.

November 25, 2014 Meeting Minutes

nov project

Beady Bunch November 25, 2014 Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to order by the president with 17 members present. Lisa gave the treasury report giving the current balance with a note that $150 would be paid to the church this month.
Dues are $20 and due in January.
Omaha Bead Affair November meeting:
• Setting up early and electrical have been planned out.
• Currently have 5 vendors (hoping for 30 booths), 2 teachers with 4 more expected.
• Information can be seen on the Omaha Bead Affair website as well as Facebook, Twitter, InstaGram and Google Plus. There is link on the website for Pinterest.
• Every Tuesday new tips will be posted on the website.
New officers:
• President – Sheri Walters
• Treasurer – Lisa Dryden
• Secretary – Mary Wheeldon
• Website – Joni Stinson
No meetings in December
No UFO meeting in January
Next meeting is January 27th; bring any project you want to work on, food to share and a $10 gift pertaining to beading for a white elephant stealing exchange. Please wrap gift but do not put a tag on it.
Went over classes for 2015 starting in February, November is the only month not taken if anyone would like to teach a technique. Classes will be listed each month on the agenda.