Monthly Archives: June 2012

Fire Mountain Updates Its Website

I received this e-mail from Fire Mountain Gems this morning and decided to share it here for the benefit of members who may not have received it and may find it of interest:

As the industry continues to evolve, we’ve been making changes to our website to reflect those changes: we’re in the middle of launching a new search tool to make finding product easier; our product lines continue to increase in breadth and depth; and navigation has been simplified so you find what you want, when you want.

If you find you need inspiration, why not visit our site,, to see all the resources and once again stimulate your creative impulses? There you will find
Over 2,000 more Gallery of Designs ideas — 14,000 in all — featuring other renowned artists and showcasing necklace, earring, and bracelet designs, accessories and home decor, using techniques from molding clay to metalsmithing, wire-wrapping to looming.
FREE Step-by-Step Beading Instructions
An improved and enhanced weekly newsletter (see an example here)
Your Events Directory — your premier source of information about beading classes, cruises and conferences across the USA and oceans blue, whether you’re giving or receiving
100+ Video How-To’s added in the past year
Updated Fashion Spotlight and PANTONE color forecasts to create pieces soon to be en vogue
An enhanced Ask the Experts section, answering your questions on techniques and care
Additionally, we offer 116,000 HOT jewelry-making products to make those ideas a reality.

One item remains constant: our commitment to customer service. As a Fire Mountain Gems and Beads customer, you are part of the world’s largest community of jewelry-making professionals. Come back and visit us, soon!

Best of beading,
Chris & Stuart

June 14, 2012 Supply List For Project

Joan Duggan will be presented this terrific project at our June meeting.

Supplies needed:
Backing fabric – stiff
4 – 6 mm beads to go around the cab. Can be round, bicone, or faceted.
Size 11’s or 8’s for next round
Size 15’s for the twisted round up on the cab.
Other beads for additional rounds as desired.
Regular beading supplies.
Any thread to be used as a single thread. I use fireline
Glue the cab onto the backing if you can. I’ll have glue for those who need it.

Will also have colored stiff backing and some glass cabs for sale.

Don’t forget the date change for this meeting. Hope to see you there!

May 22, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch May 22nd Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order with 15 members and 3 guests present. Welcome Kim, Carla and Sue!

Old Business: Chris led us in a quick review of the Melanie Potter workshops. The consensus is that they were awesome!

Joni reported that she delivered the donated the Edna Perkins project items to her contact at the VA Hospital. Reminders to everyone that they can work on this project throughout the year and have one or several pieces ready to contribute next April.

New Business: Chris led a discussion on having a UFO night with no meeting, just a gathering to work on our own projects and have a more social night. The church is available the 2nd Thursday of the month. Discussion followed. Mary made a motion that we start in June and meet during the same hours, 6:30-9:00. Gail seconded it and the motion carried. Chris confirmed with the church.

Mary offered to have a daytime group meet at her house. She passed around a sign up sheet for those who are interested.

Julie reminded us that officer elections are coming up this fall and that it might be nice to have some new people take some offices. So, be thinking about becoming involved as an officer.

The June project is a dimensional embroidery bezel taught by Joan. She will be sending a supply list to be posted on the website soon. The June meeting will have a change of date due to a conflict at the church. It will be held Thursday June 14th.

The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a resin project taught by Silkie. Thanks for a fun project!

Submitted by:
Denise Stahl, Secretary