Monthly Archives: March 2012

February 28, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch February 28, 2012 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order with 15 members and 1 guest present. Welcome Sue!

Chris gave the Treasurer’s report in Lisa’s absence.

Business: Discussion of the upcoming Melanie Potter workshops. A few people are dropping out, so the back up list will fill in the spots. It was suggested that Lisa email out a list of who is taking each class, so that everyone can be reminded of who is in each class.

Edna Perkins project. Joni brought the bead supply so that members could select beads for their pieces. Please check your stash for any items that you would like to donate to the bead supply. Your completed pieces will be delivered by Joni for Mother’s day, so they need to be turned in at the April meeting at the latest. It’s ok to bring them to the March meeting as well.

Monthly Projects: Eileen brought samples of the Chain Maille project that we will be doing at the March meeting. A supply/tool list will be posted to the web site prior to the meeting.

Monthly dues of $18 are due.

Discussion of the April 14th Bead Bazaar. Joan reported that the volunteer list is full. Gail suggested that if you are manning the demonstration table, you could bring completed projects from our previous monthly meetings. That way prospective members can see what kind of things that we do. Flyers and business cards will be available to hand out to those who show interest in coming to our meetings.

The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a Chevron Stitch necklace project.

Submitted by:

Denise Stahl, Secretary

March, 2012 Monthly Project: Chain Maile Japanese Cross

Our March, 2012 project will be taught by our member, Eileen.  She has provided the photo of the project and a list of the materials you will need to bring to the meeting.

Japanese Cross Bracelet
Japanese Cross Bracelet

Here is the list of supplies for the March project as provided by Eileen.

 
Jump rings – 18 ga. 3/16″  (I used copper color on my bracelet.)
 
Jump rings – 18 ga. 5/32″  (1 or 2 colors) 
 
For each Japanese crosses you would like to make, you will need 8 of the 3/16″ and 10 of the 5/32″ size.
 
Beading wire (I used copper since I made a copper bracelet)
 
Wire guards (I used copper)
 
Crimp Tubes (I used copper)
 
Toggle clasp
 
If desired, beads to place between each Japanese Cross.
 
Two flat nose pliers
 
Crimping Tool
Looks like a fun project….thanks Eileen! 
Webmaster Note:  Don’t forget to bring beads from your stash if you would like to contribute beads for the annual Edna Perkins Project.  I will bring our current supply to the March Meeting for those who were unable to attend the February meeting.  You still have plenty of time to create some great pieces.  All piece