Monthly Archives: September 2015

Meeting Minutes August 25, 2015

Beady Bunch meeting minutes 8/25/15
Bead retreat in 3 ½ weeks, all signed up, please sign up for meals.
Chris – Altoid challenge due in March
Kim and Samantha are new members, Bead Market employees
Open bead night at Bead Market the 1st Thursday of each month 6-9pm
Char talked about the Bead and Button National Bead it Forward fundraiser for cancer research. 2016 theme is Space related. 1 ½ “ square, put on a backing, due March 1st, bring to February meeting. See for rules.
UFO, Bead night could be a group project to put backings on as a group.
Show and Tell
Mary Wheeldon(me) won the prize this month, so will bring the next prize.

submitted by Mary Wheeldon, Secretary

Meeting Minutes July 28, 2015

Minutes for July 28, 2015 meeting.

There were 14 members who attended the meeting including Kim who is a new member to our group.

Lisa gave the treasurer report and advised us of the money set aside for the bead retreat.

If there is anyone who still wishes to spend the night for the bead retreat, a couple of rooms are being held at a nearby hotel.

New Business: We have a new challenge. It is to decorate the inside and outside of an Altoids can. You can get some ideas for your masterpiece from Pinterest. We have until the March meeting to complete the challenge.

Joan advised how to enter a beaded item at the Nebraska State Fair. You need to enter on-line by August 12. You goggle- Nebraska State Fair – Go to the link Get Involved – Competitive exhibits – Fine arts. The Beading is on page 10 & 11 for you to choose your category. Then choose the division you wish to enter. You can give your beaded item entry to Joan before Aug. 20th.

The International Bead Market will have an open bead night the 1st Thursday of each month from 6-9.

This will be our 10th year for the Edna Perkins Project. We would like to be able to donate 100 items for our 10th Anniversary.

Show and Tell.

Our project was a fun fabric/paper bead star ornament taught by Chris.

Next month’s project is a super duo bracelet.
Supply list:

58 SuperDuo 2-hole beads
15 2-hole tila beads
30 size 6 seed beads
3 grams of size 8 seed beads
2 grams of size 11 seed beads
2 2×2 tube crimp beads
4 feet of .014 thin original satin silver Soft Flex Wire
1 shank button 16mm (5/8″)
wire cutters