Monthly Archives: April 2012

Meeting Minutes April 24, 2012

Beady Bunch April 24th, 2012 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order with 19 members and 1 guest present. Welcome Kim!

Lisa gave the Treasurer’s report with our current balance plus the receipts from the Bead Bazaar. She noted the members that still need to pay their 2012 dues.

Julie reported on some of the comments from the vendors at the Bead Bazaar. Discussion was held on how we could improve the advertising and signage to create more exposure for next year’s event. Suggestions included newspaper ads, radio, flyers at public venues and our website.

We had a last minute review of details for the Melanie Potter workshops this weekend. One open spot was quickly filled. The attendees are looking forward to learning from Melanie and shopping at her trunk show.

Joni collected everyone’s pieces for the Edna Perkins project and the contributions to keep the stash going. She will artistically arrange and deliver the donations to the Veteran’s Hospital for Mother’s Day weekend. Thanks to everyone who contributed and to Joni for taking on this project and getting it delivered!

Diane had several suggestions for adding fun to our meetings. It was noted that our finances would not allow for all of them so, Diane made a motion that at the end of the year we have a drawing from all members that taught a project during the year. The prize would be a $25 gift certificate to a local bead shop. Denise made a motion that it be from “beads etc” because Linette is so supportive of our group. Joni seconded it and both motions passed.

“beads etc” will be moving their store in June. Julie handed out coupons for 20% off your purchase during June at the new location.

Julie reported that she had talked with Charlene from 5z’s in Lincoln about teaching a workshop for us next year. Julie would like us to go to their web site to check out the class offerings. The group agreed that it would be good to have a local person in to teach.

The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a project on bead bezeled rivoli taught by Diane. Thanks Diane for a fun project!

Submitted by:

Denise Stahl, Secretary

Webmaster Note:  Show and Tell photos to follow soon!

April, 2012 Project Supply List

Supply list to bead around a Swarvoski Crystal Rivoli

18 Mm crystal rivoli (IBM has them) You can use a smaller one if they’re out of 18’s
Delica – Color to match
Size 15 – These will help cinch up around the center on front and the back
Size 3 or 4Mm crystals (IBM has examples for you to see what a finished one looks like)

You don’t need very many to complete the project. I’ll bring some I’ve completed that have 3-4 Mm crystals around the sides.

I’ll have an instruction sheet for you to follow.

Also need basic beading kit. I use 4lb Crystal Fireline

Call me at

402-889-1148 with any questions – Diane

Meeting Minutes March 27, 2012

Beady Bunch Meeting Minutes March 27th, 2012

The meeting was called to order with 15 members present.

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

Business: Chris gave us a recap of details on the upcoming Melanie Potter workshops on April 28th and 29th. Open spots are being filled from the backup list for those who signed up and are unable to attend.

The Omaha Bead Bazaar will be held on April 14th. Joan passed the volunteer list around to fill a few timeslots. The hours are 9:00 to 4:00 at the Westside Community Center at 108th and Grover.

Edna Perkins project. Be sure to bring your finished pieces and any donations from your bead stash to replenish our supply of beads by the April meeting. Joni will assemble all the finished pieces and deliver them to the Veteran’s Hospital for Mother’s Day. We want to keep this worthy project going strong, so dig deep ladies!

Joan mentioned that Papio Beads invited the Beady Bunch to have a Bead Party at their store sometime. It was suggested that we have it on our regular meeting night. Joan will follow up with more details at an upcoming meeting.

The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a chain maille project taught by Eileen. Thanks Eileen! Good job.

Submitted by: Denise Stahl, Secretary

Show and Tell Photos