Monthly Archives: November 2011

Diane Fitzgerald Workshop: November 12, 13, 2011

On Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th 2011, the Omaha Beady Bunch had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful workshop with Diane Fitzgerald, internationally known beader, writer, and instructor. 

Judy Citta and her committee did all of the hard work to make this dream a reality for our organization.  Here is a photo of Judy just after she introduced Dianne to the participants.

Diane is a prolific author of many books, designer of numerous complete beading kits, DVD’s, and other helpful tools to enhance the skills of beaders all over the world.

Here are examples of her publications and her work:

Beautiful work done with a combination of seed beads and Swaroski crystals.

Due to the protected nature of photographs on Diane’s website, I was unable to post a copy of the photos of items presented in these two workshops.  If you would like to see the Moorish Tiles (Saturday) and Gingko Leaves (Sunday), you can view them on Diane’s site.  Here is her link:

Here are various members hard at work on the Moorish Tile Bead.

Are they all singing “Zippity Do Da?”

Singing Zippity Do Da
The Group with Diane
The Beady Bunch Participants With Diane (Center)
Lisa Preparing to Change The Song To "Dippity Do Da!"
Lisa Changing the Song To Dippity Do Da
One Down.....Only 6 To Go!
A great time was had by all in attendance.  Thanks to our President, Chris Johnson, our Chair, Judy Citta and Diane Fitzgerald, instructor extroidinnaire,  for making this a special week-end of beading, learning, and great fun!

October 25, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch Oct. 25th, 2011
Meeting Minutes

 The meeting was called to order with 18 members present. 







 There was no treasurer’s report.

Old Business:

Review of details for the upcoming workshops with Diane Fitzgerald Nov 12th and 13th.

Possible national teachers for 2012 are being researched by Judy Citta. More details to follow.

New Business:

Virginia reported that the Fall Bead Renaissance show in KC is Nov 4-6.

The project for our November meeting will be Metal stamping by Linette. Watch your email or the web site for supply list.

Discussion of possible monthly projects/teachers for 2012. Tentative list is as follows:

February, Julie has something in mind.

March, Eileen= Japanese cross.

April, Diane = Bezel a crystal.

May, Silky = Resin project.

June, Joan = Right angle weave

July, Mary = Serpentine Bracelet

Aug, TBD

Sept. TBD

Oct. Joni = Brick stitch duster earrings

Nov. TBD

Dec. No meeting.

Meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell.

Linette got us started on a beaded Kumihimo project.

 Great fun! Thanks Linette!

Submitted by:

Denise Stahl, Secretary