Monthly Archives: January 2012

Meeting Minutes January 24, 2012

Edna Perkins Project 2011

Beady Bunch Minutes January 24, 2012

The meeting was called to order with 9 members and 3 guests present.

We welcomed Amy Goodwin, Sheri Walters and Cindy Smith.

Treasures Report:  Chris gave the Treasurer’s report in Lisa’s absence.

Old business:

Bead Bazaar:

The Omaha Bead Bazaar will be held on April 14th at the Westside Community Center on 108th and Grover. Joan Duggan started a sign up sheet for volunteers to help out at the bazaar.

April Workshop

Chris gave an update on the Melanie Potter workshops and trunk show that will be held on April 28th and 29th. All classes are full and we have started a waiting list in case someone who is signed up would not be able to attend. Kit prices are $65 for Petalicious and $85 for the Floral Motif and can be ordered online at

Judy Citta is communicating with Melanie Potter about further details on the workshops.

The board members decided that due to financial concerns the club will not be providing lunch for attendees at the workshops.

Future Workshops:  Long Term Planning

Until we are able to build up our treasury again, we will try to bring in local artisans to teach classes for the club.


There was discussion of holding a bead swap or silent auction as a fundraiser. We all probably need to clean out our bead stash and pass them on to someone else who will love them. It was decided to hold the discussion until we have more members present.

The Bead-It-Forward Project:

If any of you have started blocks for this breast cancer awareness project, please send them to Denise Stahl before February 10th so that she can get them sent in for the March 1st deadline. Guidelines for this project can be found on the Bead and Button website. Email Denise for her mailing address and to let her know that you are sending blocks.

2012 Dues

2012 dues are due this month, so please get them turned in to Lisa Dryden soon.

Edna Perkins Project.

Chris reminded us to be working on projects for the Edna Perkins project and to be ready to bring them to the April meeting. Joni will present them in May to the recipient. If you have unwanted beads that you would like to donate to this project, please bring them to the February meeting. We would like to keep this project going strong.

Future Monthly Projects:

Gail volunteered to teach a project in September. We still need projects for August and November so be thinking of something fun that you would like to share with the group. Julie will be teaching the Chevron stitch in February and the supply list has been posted on our website.

The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and snacks for all to share.

WE all had great fun getting to know our three new members.

Thanks to Linette for sending them our way!

Our thoughts go out to Joni who is recuperating from an auto accident. Get well soon! We miss you!

Submitted by: Denise Stahl, Secretary

February 2012 Project

Julie Overbey has provided information on the February, 2012 project.

Here is a photo of the project we will be doing:

February 2012 Project

Supply list:

Size 11 seed beads

Size 15 seed beads

Seed beads may be the same, coordinating, or contrasting colors. You will need approximately 29 grams total.

Clasp or choice or button

Approximately 25 accent beads. In the sample project 4mm pearls were used

Basic bead kit, thread, wax, needle, etc.



November 22 ,2011 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch November 22nd, 2011 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order with 17 members and one guest present. Welcome LeAnn. We hope you will join us again!

Lisa gave the Treasurer’s report.

Old Business: Chris gave us a recap of the Diane Fitzgerald workshops and everyone shared the pieces that they created. It is a consensus that a good time was had by all.

New Business: Melanie Potter will be our next teacher for the April 28 and 29 workshops. Members voted on a group of projects with the winners being “Petalicious cuff bracelet” and “Floral Motif necklace”. These classes have a 15-person limit and many members have already reserved their spot. If you wish to attend, just send a $25 check per class to Lisa Dryden. Your check will be returned when you show up for class. You can find more details at Melanie will also be bringing a trunk show.

Chris reminded us that the $18 membership dues are due in January. There is no meeting in December. In January, bring a UFO to work on and a snack to share with the group.

We are still in need of instructors for a few monthly projects, so bring your ideas to the next meeting!

The meeting was adjourned, followed by Show and Tell. 

A metal stamping project taught by Linette.

Thanks Linette for bringing all the supplies and giving us some great tips!

Submitted by: Denise Stahl, Secretary