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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 

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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.

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

Meeting Minutes June 27, 2017

Meeting notes 6.27.2017
11 people in attendance and 1 new member, Welcome Penny!
This was an unofficial meeting, pretty much just dinner with friends, and thanks to all that attended we all had a great time! For those that couldn’t attend, we missed you and we will see you at the next meeting in July (7.25.17).
There were a few thing that were discussed, just reminders really. The signup sheet has been started for the bead retreat in September (15th-17th). Think about coming to the event, it’s a lot of fun! There are 2 more meetings with a chance to sign up for it but members can always get a hold of Lisa D. to let her know you want to sign up.

Other reminders included the Nebraska State Fair, it a great challenge to participate and the committee has opened up several new categories to judge. Check out their website www.statefair.org . The path to follow is – Get Involved, Open Class Exhibits, Fine Arts; the entry form and info is there.

Several members have started working on the February Challenge – Hearts (get creative with hearts in bead embroidery)

Prolific Beader of the Month is Julie O. There are pics of her work also posted.

Many group members brought Christmas ornaments for the exchange. There was lots of stealing going on in the battle for the best present! But, everyone made out, they were all very beautiful creations.
See you in late July!

Laurie McKeever, Secretary

Meeting Minutes: April 25, 2017

 

IMG_3559April 25th Beady Bunch Meeting
18 People in attendance, including 3 possible new members.
Mary
Valentina
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.
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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.

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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.
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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!)

January 24, 2017 Minutes

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Example of February Project

Treasurers Report: Not captured in the notesq

Reminder –  2017 club dues need to be paid to Lisa. $20 annually.

 Welcome to new member Deb!

 Omaha Bead Affair Committee Help:

Lisa and Chris would like other members to get involved in this committee. They will still help and volunteer at OBA but just want to transitition out of the committee responsibilities. The new committee members would serve a 2-3 year term. Kim and Eileen volunteered and will shadow Chris and Lisa.

Cindy motioned that OBA committee members members receive a free class from one national instructor during the time of their service. Kim seconded. Motion was approved by all.

Casting for Recovery:
Amy Katz provided a pattern. Lisa made samples in two sizes.

Bead it Forward: Squares   due by 2.28.17. Google for patterns.

 Egg Challenge:

Due in March. Will be displayed at OBA.

Edna Perkins Project   Due in April. Please bring contributions to April meeting.

Ornament Exchange:   An ornament that you made

2017 Bead Retreat:   September 15-17. $40 night

Upcoming Projects
Feb. 28 – Mona Beading Board
Mar. 28 – OPEN
Apr. 25 – Kim B. Celini Swirl Pendant
May 23 – Lisa Leather Wrap
Jun. 27 – Dinner and Ornament Exchange
Jul. 26 – OPEN
Aug. 23 – Stephanie TBD
Sep. 27 – Cindy TBD
Oct. 25 – OPEN
Nov. 22 – OPEN
December – NO MEETING

February Project

See photo at top

Supply List

Steering Wheel Cover
Pizza Pan that fits in wheel cover
Fabric – $2 fee to Chris
Foam Core – small fee to Mona

Meeting Minutes: October 25, 2016

Beady Bunch Meeting 10.25.2016

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October-November, 2016 Project

16 Members were in attendance for tonight’s meeting and the pill bottle testers were there so we had a few members participate in that. After the testing was completed the meeting was called to order by President Sheri Walters.
This was a busy meeting with lengthy discussions on all topics. The meeting started with a discussion about the final plans for the weekend class coming up in November with Teacher Amy Katz.

A pot-luck sign-up sheet was passed around the group. As a reminder to those that did not attend the meeting , but are attending the classes: this is a pot luck and every attendee must contribute to the lunches on either Saturday OR Sunday. Call Lisa Dryden with your decision. The choice of food is your decision but you must bring enough to share with the group.
VP Chris Johnson communicated that some members of the Nebraska Bead Society have expressed interest in participating, so she suggested that the classes now open to any non-members that would like participate as well. The group voted unanimously in favor, resulting in the decision that each non-member who would like to take the class will pay a fee of $50.00 per class and must contribute to the potluck luncheon. It is stressed that these are not beginners classes, intermediate and advanced ONLY. All beaders MUST bring a Lamp to use because the venue is not well lit.
The next order of business were the nominations for officers, no new nominations were submitted and voting takes place at the November meeting. There were no new nominations, so the choices on the ballet remain, Sheri Walters – President, Chris Johnson – Vice President, Lisa Dryden – Treasurer, Laurie McKeever – Secretary, Webmaster – Joni Stinson, Librarian – Cindy Smith.
Mona Jenkins was one of the attendees of the Casting for Recovery event in Valentine NE for breast cancer survivors. She relayed to the group that the bracelets we donated were greatly appreciated by the other participants. The group agreed that everyone participating in the making of the donations will work on the same pendant but colors can vary. See Chris or Sheri at any of the next meetings for the pattern.
The group does not have access to the church facilities in June of every year due to a charity event that takes place. The group agreed that dinner with an ornament exchange at the June meeting will be planned. Some type of Christmas ornament, beaders discretion, should be made by anyone that would like to participate. All members are welcome to join the dinner, and not required to participate in the exchange. Venue and dates will be determined at a later date during a group meeting.
The Bead exchange winner this month was Mona Jenkins!
Show and Tell highlighted the some very talented members this month. Prolific Beader of the Month is Lisa Dryden! Check out the photos of her stash (she has a name tag included in the picture).


The meeting was adjourned and everyone started working on the beaded flower that Chris was teaching. This is a 2 part project that will continue at next months meeting. Participants are to bring with them :

11° seed beads
1 tube of delicas
15° seed beads
1-12mm Rivoli
Drop beads – 3-4mm
Ultra Suede for backing

The picture of the blue flower that is posted is to give members an idea of how the beads needed can go together. You can choose any color scheme you want or mix it up !

See you in November!

Meeting Minutes: September 24, 2016

September Beady Bunch Meeting

The meeting opened up at 7pm with approximately 20 members in attendance.
We started with a report from the Treasurer – Lisa D., the number will be unpublished, but our bank account is looking good.

Bead Retreat
The Bead Retreat was another success; everyone had a great time. It was discussed whether we should rent the extra room down by the office again, the decision was a unanimous NO. The room’s not lit well enough for our needs and is smaller than the one we used last year. Instead, Chris suggested we take some of the money we have in the past used for that room and buy some more OTT lights for the retreat. This brought up the reminder for those planning to attend the retreat next year, BRING YOUR OWN LIGHTS (and a fan).

The Retreat has been scheduled and booked for next year September 15, 16, and 17. The Retreat Center raised the price to $40 an night (up $1 from this year). Everyone mark your calendars, fees will be collected next summer.

Amy Katz Workshop
The Amy Katz Retreat is coming up, November 12 &13. Some people have not yet paid for this, PLEASE pay Treasurer Lisa D. at the next meeting or make arrangements with her as to when you can do so. Thirteen (13) members have signed up for the “Fish Out of Water” and eleven (11) have signed up for the Queen’s Tier class. There are still a few spots left for anyone wanting to join; the price is $30.00 a class. Classes are 9am – 4pm with a 1 hour lunch break.  Cindy S. is taking care of booking a hotel for Amy.

Who would like to join Amy for dinner?
We are looking for 2-3 members each night who would like to take Amy to dinner so she can experience a little bit of Omaha while she’s here.

The retreat location is at the Wycliffe Apartment Clubhouse, 15202 Wycliffe Dr.
Pot Luck was voted on for both days; everybody is bringing something, so think of an idea of what that will be as the sign-up sheet will be circulated at the next meeting.

Bead Creation Winner

Kim B. won this months bead creation exchange. Diane presented to her a beautiful set of copper enameled beads.

Bead It Forward

Chris brought example of Bead-it-Forward patterns. This years theme is fantasy and you can go to their website to get more ideas, www.bead-it-forward.com
Election

Nominations are in for the officers

Lisa D. – Treasurer
Sheri W. – President
Chris J. – Vice President
Laurie M. – Secretary
Cindy S. – Librarian
Joni S. – Web Master

If anyone else is interested in running, bring it up for discussion at the next meeting. Voting is at the November 22 meeting.

October/November Project
Chris discussed her project for next months meeting. Everyone picked out a small packet of fabric, and you are reminded to bring thread to match the color of fabric that you chose to the October meeting.

Show and Tell

Check out the latest photos of Show and Tell, Cindy has been busy as usual and Chris finished a project!

You can view the items on our Face Book Page.

Project

Diane taught her class on enameling copper beads, great participation, everyone had fun learning the technique.

Name Tags

Lisa D. would like to remind members to bring and wear your name tags, or pay the penalty (.25)

Meeting Minutes, August 23, 2016

Instructor: Diane
September Instructor: Diane : Copper Beads

The August 23rd, 2016 meeting started at 7pm. Seventeen members were present

Casting For Recovery:  Officers Christine Johnson and Lisa Dryden presented Casting for Recovery representative Linda Severin with the bracelets the group made for Casting for Recovery. Linda gave the group a little more insight as to what her organization does for women with breast cancer and thanked the group again for voting on making this an annual endeavor for the group. If members are interested in information about this group they are invited to go to the web page www.castingforrecovery.org. Pamphlets were left with the group which will be available at the retreat and the next meeting.

Bead Retreat:  The subject of the Bead Retreat was discussed with the reminder that there are 3 spots left if anyone else would like to join the group heading to Griswold, IA for the weekend of September 17th and 18th. All payments are due, if any member that plans on attending has not paid yet they must contact Lisa Dryden, whose information can be found on the updated email list that was sent out earlier this summer. For anyone attending the retreat, there will be an open Polymer clay session provided by Laurie M. that will start after lunch on Saturday.

Amy Katz Class:  The Amy Katz classes that are coming up in November where discussed, Christine Johnson proposed that each member taking the classes pay $30.00 per class to help cover the costs of the teacher. Lisa Dryden seconded the proposal (in the absence of Joni Stinson) and all attending members voted in agreement. The proposal passed and Funds are due at the next group meeting on September 27. Christine Johnson is going to make a group order for supplies for the Amy Katz “Queens Tear” necklace. If members are interested in joining her order for bulk pricing please email Chris as soon as possible. Please reference the updated email list that was sent out at the beginning of the summer.

Egg Challenge:  President Sheri Walters proposed a new group challenge, the decoration of an egg. The medium can be the artists choice, wooden eggs were handed out in the meeting, but other mediums include foam or plastic Easter eggs found at local craft stores. The challenge is due at the March 2017 meeting. Group members were given examples of what types of decorations can be applied and were urged to do an internet search through a favored search engine or to seek out examples on Pinterest.

September Project:   Diane will be teaching her copper bead at the September meeting, kits are going to be supplied for a small fee of $5.00. Diane asks that members bring a heat gun if they have one.

Elections:   Member are reminded that group elections are coming up and officer nominations will be happening at the October meeting.

Announcements:  Informational – The Annual Omaha Gem and Mineral Show will take place at the Westside Junior High School this year(not the community center). October 1&2, Located at 8601 Arbor St., Sat. 9-6 Sun. 10-5. The School is located on the north side of 86th and Center Street, facing directly across the road from Canfields Sporting Goods.

Meeting was adjourned at 745pm after which group members worked on the monthly project, the diamond duo bracelet, with instruction supplied by Stephanie Harris.

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

October 27, 2015 Meeting Minutes

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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

 

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

 

submitted by Mary Wheeldon, Secretary

March 24, 2014 Meeting Minutes

March Project Presented by Lisa Dryden
Beady Bunch Minutes March 25th, 2014

The meeting was called to order with 15 members and 2 guests present. Welcome Stephanie and Diane. We were glad to have you with us.

Lisa gave the Treasurer's report and reminded everyone that 2014 dues are due now and are $20/year. Please bring or send your payment to Lisa soon or you will be removed from the roster.

Old Business:  April 12th is the Bead Bazaar. A report was given from the committee. Charlene will be doing a press release to promote the bazaar and Joan passed around a signup sheet for volunteers to help with set up, admission takers, etc. at the event.  If you are signed up to help at the Beady Bunch table, be sure to bring finished examples of past monthly projects to show participant. And, be sure to eat lunch at the event to help cover our percentage of the cost.

Edna Perkins project. Please remember to bring your finished contributions to the April meeting so that Joni can deliver them in May. If you have any extra organza bags that you would like to donate, bring them too. Joni can use them when the jewelry is distributed. 

Bead Retreat: To be held on Sept 19, 20, 21st, 2014 at the Creighton Retreat in Griswold, IA. The cost is $34/night for all nights and $39/night for one night. Reserve your spot soon by making payment to Lisa.

New Business: Chris mentioned that the Beady Bunch and Lampworkers Guild may hold a local bead bazaar in Sept. 2015, possibly a two day event to include finished jewelry and lampwork items. 

UFO night is April 10th 6:30-9:00. April’s project is X’s & O’s bracelet. Chris handed out the supply list.

Show and Tell was followed by a memory wire project taught by Lisa.

 Thanks Lisa for a quick and fun project!

Submitted by:
Denise Stahl, Secretary

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