Monthly Archives: June 2011

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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Minutes of May 24, 2011 Meeting

 

Minutes of May 24, 2011 Meeting
 
The meeting was called to order by President Chris Johnson.
 
The minutes from the last meeting were approved. 
 
Treasurers Report:  Lisa had no current balance because the bank statement hadn’t been sent yet.  She had added $30-50 in the account from new memberships.  From the Bead Bazaar we got $970.54.  If you have need of the account balance.  Please contact Lisa.
 
Discussion regarding the national teachers.  August 20 & 21, 2011 will be Judy Walker – Triple Tassel and Bargello Hearts Necklace.  On November 12 & 13, 2011 the national teacher is Diane Fitzgerald.  The projects will be Moorish tiles on Saturday and Ginko on Sunday.
 
Joni advised us that the finish donated Edna Perkins project was delivered and distributed to VA hospital.  The people were thrilled.
 
The monthly projects were switched between the May and June projects.  Christy will be doing the watch project in June.
 
Joan will bring our fused glass next month.
 
For the July and August, Viking Weave bracelets kits will be available for $7 plus tax.  In June let them know if you want a kit.  For the bracelet you will need to use 24 gauge artistic wire.  Julie will make a list of what we need.
 
The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a safety pin project taught by Lisa.

Supply List For July, August, 2011 Meetings

Here is the supply list for July and August.   
Viking Knit Bracelet
 
For both months:
Nylon jay pliers (for straightening wire)
Wire cutters
 
 
Viking Knit Bracelet
For July: 
 
Approximately 10 yards of 18 or 20 gage dead soft wire (Artistic Wire is recommended) or sterling silver wire
1/2″ wooden dowel
Awl
Nylon jaw pliers
 
For August:
2 -End Cones (sterling or plated, your choice)
1 – large focal bead of your choice
1 -Clasp of your choice
1′ – 24 gage craft or sterling wire (used to finish bracelet)
 
 
Additional supplies that Julie, Lisa, and Linnette will supply
Draw plate
Credit card or 3″ wide piece of sturdy cardboard
3′ 24 gage craft wire
masking tape

News Flash: The Project For June, 2011

The project and supply list for our June meeting have been changed due to our “instructor” having to have surgery. 

You will not need to bring supplies unless you have a “dedicated” electric skillet or melting pot. 

Gail May has generously stepped up to the plate to replace Christy this month.  She will be teaching us a “faux” dichroic technique.  She will bring the necessary supplies and assess us the nominal fee of $2.00 for them.

The June project will be re-scheduled for a later date….to be announced.

Our best wishes goes out to Christy for her successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Our gratitude goes out to Gail for filling in our program for this month.

Join us June 28, 2011!

June 2011 Project: Supplies Needed

List of supplies for June bracelet watch project:

“Ribbon type” watch face of choice

Elastic beading cord (1mm)

Assorted size and shaped beads of choice large beads, interesting shapes, colors, textures, wood, ceramic, plastic, resin charms if desired

Assorted spacers for between beads and between bracelets

Lobster Claw clasps 4 for each watch…make sure your clasp is big enough to clasp the bar on the watch. Probably will take 14-16 mm for most watches.

See You June 28th!