Monthly Archives: May 2013

May 28, 2013 Project and Supplies

At our May meeting we will be blessed with two projects and two instructors.

 

 

FRENCH HOOK EARRING FINDINGS

Charlene Pierce will be demonstrating making your own French Hook earring findings.

You will need the following supplies and tools:

  • 5 inches of 20 or 22 gauge wire  (It can be sterling silver, silver filled, gold filled, copper or brass.  I can NOT be aluminum or craft wire.)
  • Flush cutters
  • Ruler
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Mandrel (I use the large side of bailing pliers, but you can use a Sharpie or anything that you think will work)

Optional Tools and Materials

  • Small beads (Most of the ones I use are 3-4 mm in size)
  • Metal file
  • Wire rounder file
  • Fine grit sandpaper (I use 400 grit)
  • Ball peen hammer

The second project will be presented by our other Charlene…Charlene Weyland

 

TWIN BEAD CIRCULAR BRACELET

Supplies:

  • Power Pro braided cord or Fireline (use dark thread or light depending on your bead colors)
  • Small needle
  • Twin beads  (A tube will make approximately two bracelets and a pair of earrings)
  • #11 seed beads  (Dark beads look better than light ones between the twin beads)
  • #8 seed beads or drop beads
  • Button or other clasp
  • Razor blade to cut Power Pro

 

Instructions were distributed at our April meeting but will be available in May for those who were not present in April. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you there….7:00 Tuesday May 28, 2013

 

 

 

April 23, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch Meeting Minutes April 23rd, 2013

The meeting was called to order with 16 members and 2 guests present. Lisa gave the treasurer’s report and noted our share of the profits from the Bead Bazaar. Discussion followed about how to promote the bazaar next year. Denise made a motion that we have a committee to market the bazaar, it was seconded and passed. Charlene Pearce volunteered to be on the committee along with Mary, Mary and Lisa.

Edna Perkins Project. Members brought items to donate to the Veteran’s Hospital for Mother’s day. Reminder to all members to be working on projects all year long so we have many pieces ready for April meeting.

Membership Book: Mary Hunter reported on her progress on the membership book. She intends to have it proofed and completed by May meeting.

Expressions Art Show:  Charlene told us about a new fashion and art show called Expressions that will be held on May 23rd at Sokal Auditorium.

May Projects:  Projects for the May meeting will be taught by both Charlene’s. We will learn about making french hooks and a beaded bracelet. The meeting was followed by Show and Tell and a beaded flower project by Sheri.

 

Thank you Sheri for a great project!

April Show and Tell

Submitted by:
Denise Stahl, Secretary