OK for the project – I wanted to make it fun, easy and quick. So we are going to use Memory Wire. You can get it for necklaces (I’ve not done these so not sure how tight/choker-like they are), bracelets and rings. If anyone wants to make a ring, I have plenty so will bring that along. I think all the bead and jewelry stores carry this if you need to buy some – can use coupons depending on where you are getting it at. Bring your stash of beads – hopefully Joni will be there and will bring her bag of beads for Edna Perkins – this is a GREAT way to use up those onesie/twosie beads you have and don’t know what to do with them. Remember, DON’T use your good wire cutters to cut memory wire – it will ruin them. I just use a regular pliers that has a wire cutter on it (oops – might be from my Dad’s toolbox that “accidentally” got into my bead tools!). I will bring it along and you are welcome to use it. Seed beads will fit on memory wire. IF you want to make a dangle for the ends, bring along some head pins. But really any beads will work.
OK secondly, this is our last meeting before the Bead Bazaar. We REALLY want to “beef up” our promotion to drive attendance. Just to let you know – as of today – we have 11 paid members for our group which means – we have $340 in membership dues. We pay the church $30 a month (not for Dec) – SO you can see that leaves us $10 a year – that doesn’t cover the website we have to pay for and other misc things – SO we really need to get numbers up so we make $$$ for our group on the Bazaar.
SO speaking of money – this is not a joke. There is a company that does testing for medicine lids and packaging. They have come to the meeting for the Lincoln group at least 2 times that I have gone. They pay $5 a person for each person who tests for them. Last night it took me less than 5 min – I had to unscrew and then screw back on the lids for 2 bottles. The only info I had to provide for them was that I was female, my name and signature and then my birth date. You have to be from 50-70 years old. We had 11 people for the Lincoln group test last night and the group got a check for $55 on the spot. They are coming to our meeting Tuesday night. PLEASE PLEASE come to the meeting (especially if you are in this age group). They will be there about 6:45 – I would like to see OUR group get a BIG FAT check also! Bring your spouses, friends, neighbors – whomever you know that could give maybe 10 min of their time to help us make some $$ Just in case you are wondering, the name of the company is National Child Resistant Testing Inc. I called a few min. ago just to confirm they are coming. They NEED people to test so lets help our group out and make some $$.
One more thing – we would like to have samples (easy, medium and difficult) that we can display at the Bead Bazaar. If you would be willing to loan some things you have made, please bring them to the meeting. See you all Tuesday – remember – bring mature/experienced people with you to test so we can get $$$