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Meeting Minutes June 27, 2017

Meeting notes 6.27.2017
11 people in attendance and 1 new member, Welcome Penny!
This was an unofficial meeting, pretty much just dinner with friends, and thanks to all that attended we all had a great time! For those that couldn’t attend, we missed you and we will see you at the next meeting in July (7.25.17).
There were a few thing that were discussed, just reminders really. The signup sheet has been started for the bead retreat in September (15th-17th). Think about coming to the event, it’s a lot of fun! There are 2 more meetings with a chance to sign up for it but members can always get a hold of Lisa D. to let her know you want to sign up.

Other reminders included the Nebraska State Fair, it a great challenge to participate and the committee has opened up several new categories to judge. Check out their website www.statefair.org . The path to follow is – Get Involved, Open Class Exhibits, Fine Arts; the entry form and info is there.

Several members have started working on the February Challenge – Hearts (get creative with hearts in bead embroidery)

Prolific Beader of the Month is Julie O. There are pics of her work also posted.

Many group members brought Christmas ornaments for the exchange. There was lots of stealing going on in the battle for the best present! But, everyone made out, they were all very beautiful creations.
See you in late July!

Laurie McKeever, Secretary

Meeting Minutes: October 25, 2016

Beady Bunch Meeting 10.25.2016


October-November, 2016 Project

16 Members were in attendance for tonight’s meeting and the pill bottle testers were there so we had a few members participate in that. After the testing was completed the meeting was called to order by President Sheri Walters.
This was a busy meeting with lengthy discussions on all topics. The meeting started with a discussion about the final plans for the weekend class coming up in November with Teacher Amy Katz.

A pot-luck sign-up sheet was passed around the group. As a reminder to those that did not attend the meeting , but are attending the classes: this is a pot luck and every attendee must contribute to the lunches on either Saturday OR Sunday. Call Lisa Dryden with your decision. The choice of food is your decision but you must bring enough to share with the group.
VP Chris Johnson communicated that some members of the Nebraska Bead Society have expressed interest in participating, so she suggested that the classes now open to any non-members that would like participate as well. The group voted unanimously in favor, resulting in the decision that each non-member who would like to take the class will pay a fee of $50.00 per class and must contribute to the potluck luncheon. It is stressed that these are not beginners classes, intermediate and advanced ONLY. All beaders MUST bring a Lamp to use because the venue is not well lit.
The next order of business were the nominations for officers, no new nominations were submitted and voting takes place at the November meeting. There were no new nominations, so the choices on the ballet remain, Sheri Walters – President, Chris Johnson – Vice President, Lisa Dryden – Treasurer, Laurie McKeever – Secretary, Webmaster – Joni Stinson, Librarian – Cindy Smith.
Mona Jenkins was one of the attendees of the Casting for Recovery event in Valentine NE for breast cancer survivors. She relayed to the group that the bracelets we donated were greatly appreciated by the other participants. The group agreed that everyone participating in the making of the donations will work on the same pendant but colors can vary. See Chris or Sheri at any of the next meetings for the pattern.
The group does not have access to the church facilities in June of every year due to a charity event that takes place. The group agreed that dinner with an ornament exchange at the June meeting will be planned. Some type of Christmas ornament, beaders discretion, should be made by anyone that would like to participate. All members are welcome to join the dinner, and not required to participate in the exchange. Venue and dates will be determined at a later date during a group meeting.
The Bead exchange winner this month was Mona Jenkins!
Show and Tell highlighted the some very talented members this month. Prolific Beader of the Month is Lisa Dryden! Check out the photos of her stash (she has a name tag included in the picture).

The meeting was adjourned and everyone started working on the beaded flower that Chris was teaching. This is a 2 part project that will continue at next months meeting. Participants are to bring with them :

11° seed beads
1 tube of delicas
15° seed beads
1-12mm Rivoli
Drop beads – 3-4mm
Ultra Suede for backing

The picture of the blue flower that is posted is to give members an idea of how the beads needed can go together. You can choose any color scheme you want or mix it up !

See you in November!

Meeting Minutes, August 23, 2016

Instructor: Diane
September Instructor: Diane : Copper Beads

The August 23rd, 2016 meeting started at 7pm. Seventeen members were present

Casting For Recovery:  Officers Christine Johnson and Lisa Dryden presented Casting for Recovery representative Linda Severin with the bracelets the group made for Casting for Recovery. Linda gave the group a little more insight as to what her organization does for women with breast cancer and thanked the group again for voting on making this an annual endeavor for the group. If members are interested in information about this group they are invited to go to the web page www.castingforrecovery.org. Pamphlets were left with the group which will be available at the retreat and the next meeting.

Bead Retreat:  The subject of the Bead Retreat was discussed with the reminder that there are 3 spots left if anyone else would like to join the group heading to Griswold, IA for the weekend of September 17th and 18th. All payments are due, if any member that plans on attending has not paid yet they must contact Lisa Dryden, whose information can be found on the updated email list that was sent out earlier this summer. For anyone attending the retreat, there will be an open Polymer clay session provided by Laurie M. that will start after lunch on Saturday.

Amy Katz Class:  The Amy Katz classes that are coming up in November where discussed, Christine Johnson proposed that each member taking the classes pay $30.00 per class to help cover the costs of the teacher. Lisa Dryden seconded the proposal (in the absence of Joni Stinson) and all attending members voted in agreement. The proposal passed and Funds are due at the next group meeting on September 27. Christine Johnson is going to make a group order for supplies for the Amy Katz “Queens Tear” necklace. If members are interested in joining her order for bulk pricing please email Chris as soon as possible. Please reference the updated email list that was sent out at the beginning of the summer.

Egg Challenge:  President Sheri Walters proposed a new group challenge, the decoration of an egg. The medium can be the artists choice, wooden eggs were handed out in the meeting, but other mediums include foam or plastic Easter eggs found at local craft stores. The challenge is due at the March 2017 meeting. Group members were given examples of what types of decorations can be applied and were urged to do an internet search through a favored search engine or to seek out examples on Pinterest.

September Project:   Diane will be teaching her copper bead at the September meeting, kits are going to be supplied for a small fee of $5.00. Diane asks that members bring a heat gun if they have one.

Elections:   Member are reminded that group elections are coming up and officer nominations will be happening at the October meeting.

Announcements:  Informational – The Annual Omaha Gem and Mineral Show will take place at the Westside Junior High School this year(not the community center). October 1&2, Located at 8601 Arbor St., Sat. 9-6 Sun. 10-5. The School is located on the north side of 86th and Center Street, facing directly across the road from Canfields Sporting Goods.

Meeting was adjourned at 745pm after which group members worked on the monthly project, the diamond duo bracelet, with instruction supplied by Stephanie Harris.

July Monthly Project Update

Update for July Meeting:

The June meeting notes indicate that Diane would be teaching copper beads at our July meeting.  We have had to make a change in plans due to her need to be out if town at the time of the meeting.

Instead, Sherri Walters will be teaching this “Stack a Rainbow” bracelet.


The UK celebrating a National Beading week and this pattern is being given away by Heather Kingsley-Heath, inventor of the Albion stitch for this event.

You can download the pattern from this site:


in case you are inable to download and/or print the pattern, here is a list of the supplies you will need:

# 15 seed beads (main color A)

#15 seed beads…silver (color B)

#11 seed beads main color (C)

#8 seed beads main color (D)

thread, Needle, clasp (omit clasp if you prefer a bangle)

See you there!






June 23, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch meeting minutes 6/23/15 13 members attending Treasury report by Lisa Bead Affair did very well this year. The goal of the Bead Affair is to earn money for the group. Bead Retreat is full 7 more spots for class 1 more spot for bed Have supply lists for those taking classes. Lisa is taking orders from FireMountain Gems and Fusion beads for supplies needed for classes, must have by Sunday 6/28. Flight information is to come yet. Sign up sheet for the retreat menus. Don’t forget snacks and beverages. Chris: Linette Nelson(Beads Etc. Linette) has agreed to be our seed bead dealer for next Bead Affair. Bead Market will have an open bead night, we decided the first Thursday of the month was good. Bead Market will order anything that we request. This month’s winner was Joni, she will supply next month’s prize. There was a motion to buy book for 2 hole beads, it was seconded. Next month’s project is Christmas in July. Chris is supplying the fabric/paper beads for star ornanments. Bring 24 guage wire, 3-4mm crystals (15-20), and size 6 or 8 seed beads, bugle beads (10), clear nail polish. Show and tell. Photos to follow.

Submitted by Mary Wheeldon, Secretary

May 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes

March Project Presented by Lisa Dryden
March Project Presented by Lisa Dryden


17 members attended our May Meeting.

The Fall Retreat is full unless you want to sleep on a air mattress or in a sleeping bag in the conference room where the classes are going to be held, in the hallway or in someone’s room etc. etc. Let Laurie know so she can bring the beds.
4 spots in each class still available at time of meeting
Members voted to add the cost of the Conference to hold the classes so that tables would not have to be move or the need to bring extra tables from home. This added $5 per class but all agreed it would be better.
Lincoln’s Bead Society has made the decision not to participate in next year’s Bead Affair 2016. Seed money will be worked out with the treasurer.

Show and Tell was held followed by the program.


The June project and supplies are in the previous post.

Respectfully Submitted by Mary Wheldon, Secretary

Beady Bunch Minutes June 24th, 2014

The meeting was called to order with 13 members and 3 guests present. Lisa gave the  Treasurer’s Report and noted that she has paid the church for the first half of the year, and collected dues from the new members.
Old Business:
Chris & Lisa gave a report from the Bead Affair committee. The three groups met last Saturday and discussed having a start-up bank account with each of the groups contributing $500. This money will be used for advertising and promoting the event. A motion was made by Lisa that our group would agree to the contribution of $500. Joni seconded it and the vote passed.
Bead Retreat, Sept 19th-21st:
Chris sent around a sign-up sheet for those that want to attend. There is room for 18 spots for each night and you must give Lisa a check to hold your spot. Please note that your check will be cashed. You will be able to get a refund up until Sept. 1st, if you are unable to attend. There will be exceptions for emergency situations and that shall be decided by the officers. The cost is $34/night for both nights and $39 for one night.
UFO Night
Our next UFO night will be July 10th, and regular meeting will be July 22nd. 
New Business:
Mary Hunter's class will be $20/person and we will need 5 people to attend in order to hold the class. No date is set yet, but will likely be held in the fall. Let Chris or Lisa know if you are interested. Chris has examples of the two projects.

July Project

The project for July meeting will be a netted butterfly bracelet taught by Kim D. Supply list will include:
  • 7-6mm round beads or pearls,
  • 8 to 10 grams of size 11 seed beads in two contrasting colors (8-10 grams of each color). They must be very different in order to distinguish the butterfly.
  • You will also need a 3 strand tube clasp
  • regular bead stitching supplies…needle, thread of choice and mat.
image                      July Project

Show and tell (can be viewed on Our Face Book Page:  www.facebook.com/OmahaBeadyBunch?ref=hl was followed by a leather necklace project taught by Diane. 

Instructor:  Diane
Instructor: Diane
And her Trusty Hubby and Helper
And her Trusty Hubby and Helper
Thanks Diane for a fun project!

Submitted By:
Denise Stahl, Secretary

Guide To Glues



Glue Types and Information

Works with:
Did you know?

Acid-Free Tape
Fabric, foam, paper, and wood.
This tape has a red peel-away liner for easier use.

Apoxie® Paste
Slightly translucent
1 – 3 hour working time. Fully cures after 24 hours
Foam, wood, stone, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This waterproof paste can be tinted to match your designs.

Apoxie Sculpt
1 – 3 hour working time. Fully cures after 24 hours.
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This moldable adhesive is great for use in pavé designs.

Very light ivory color
90 minutes
Fabric, foam, paper, wood, plastic (except for polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon®), stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This two-part epoxy provides you with a waterproof connection.

An opaque fabric-like material
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones without foil backing and cabochons.
These dots can be cut to the size you need.

Devcon® 5 Minute® 2-part Epoxy
5 minutes
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
Mixing the equal parts is easier because of the syringe packaging.

Devcon 2 Ton® Clear, 30-minute, 2-part Epoxy
30 minutes
Wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This is as strong as the 5-minute version, but allows more working time.

E-6000® Extreme
Dries in 8 hours. Washable after 72 hours.
Fabric, paper and wood.
This glue lets you create repositionable dots of adhesive.

E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
Dries in 8 hours. Washable after 72 hours.
This glue is very stretchable even when dry!

E-6000 Fray Lock
Crystal clear
Dries in 2 to 5 hours. Washable in 72 hours.
This is great for locking in knots, quilting and more.

E-6000 Stitchless
Sets in 60 seconds. Washable in 72 hours.
This glue lets you use your iron to quickly “sew” hems.

E-6000 Jewelry and Bead™
24 to 72 hours
Fabric, stone, glass and metal.
Because this glue is flexible once dry, it makes a great choice for securing knots.

E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Fabric, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones without foil backing.
Flexibility when this glue dries helps to make sure it won’t crack with movement.

E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive White
Opaque white
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Fabric, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones without foil backing.
This is the same formula you may be used to in E-6000, but white.

E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive Black
Opaque black
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Fabric, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones without foil backing.
This is the same formula you may be used to in E-6000, but black.

E-6000 Shoe Dazzle™
Sets in about 10 minutes. Fully cured in 24 to 72 hours.
Leather, fabric, vinyl and rhinestones without foil backing.
Designed specifically for use on most shoe materials, allowing you to bling out your heels!

E-6000 Spray Adhesive
Translucent white
1 to 5 hours
Leather, fabric, rubber, foam, vinyl, paper, wood, plastic and metal.
This is odor free and cleans up with warm water.

Epoxy 220
Transparent amber
12 hours at room temperature or 20 minutes under a heat lamp.
Stone, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
This is one of the strongest holds in jewelry adhesives.

Epoxy 330
Clear with a blue tint
1 hour at room temperature or 10 minutes under a heat lamp.
Stone, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
This epoxy is a good choice for bonding gemstones to metal findings.

Super Glue® Future Glue®
Sets in seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), rubber (except certain silicone types), metal, leather, wood and ceramics.
While the best results are on clean and dry surfaces, this glue can bond through dirt and oil.

Super Glue Future Glue Brush-On
Sets in less than 30 seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Metal, leather, ceramics, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), rubber and wood.
The brush gives control of application; something that’s important when working with fast-drying adhesives.

Super Glue Future Glue Gel
Sets in less than 30 seconds. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Metal, vinyl, rubber (except for some silicone types), plastics, (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), ceramics, wood and leather.
This gel formula doesn’t run or sag, so it works really well on vertical applications.

GORILLA™ Epoxy Impact-Tough™ Formula
Light tan
5 minutes working time. Undisturbed for 90 minutes. Light handling, 24 hours for 100% dry.
Foam, wood, plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon), stone, glass, ceramics and metal.
This water-resistant epoxy has a slight gap-filling quality that can be helpful when working with slightly uneven surfaces.

Light tan
3 – 4 hours for light handling. 24 hours for 100% dry.
Foam, wood, plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene, and Teflon), stone, glass, ceramics, and metal.
This glue is non toxic, acid free, waterproof and stainable/paintable.

Gorilla Glue Precision Pen
5 minutes for light handling. 24 hours for 100% dry.
Foam, wood, stone, glass, ceramics, and metal.
This glue expands to 3 to 4 times the surface area you apply–a little goes a long way.

GORILLA Super Glue Impact-Tough Formula
30 to 60 seconds
Wood, metal, stone, ceramics and plastic (except polyethylene, polypropylene and Teflon).
Once you apply your pieces they can’t be repositioned, but the fully dried glue can be sanded.

G-S Hypo Cement
Crystal clear
10 minutes
Wood if painted or sealed, plastic, glass, ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
This was originally created for watch makers, but the durability of the adhesive and the precision tip make it perfect for jewelry designers too.

G-S Hypo Fabric Cement
Crystal clear
10 minutes
Leather, fabric, paper, balsa wood, plastic and rhinestones without foil backing.
This flexible glue is great for sealing knots and is washable. You can launder fabric that has this glue applied once it has dried for at least 24 hours.

Helmar® Acid-Free Gemstone Glue
Fast–can vary depending on the climate
Plastic, stone, glass, rhinestones and cabochons.
While the name of this particular product is Acid Free, all Helmar adhesives are acid free and photo safe.

Helmar Clear Silicone Sealant
Fast–can vary depending on the climate
Rubber, plastic, glass, glazed ceramics and metal.
This is acid free with a neutral cure, so it’s ideal for archival-quality work.

Helmar Super-Tac
Clear and flexible
Fast–can vary depending on the climate
Fabric, paper, wood, plastic, glass, ceramics, metal and rhinestones.
Great for adhering unusual shapes.

Henrietta’s® gum arabic
Depends on thickness and climate.
Use this to make ”needles” on the end of your silk thread.

Hot Glue Stick
35 to 40 seconds
Leather, fabric, foam, paper, plastics and wood.
This glue will stay clear, as opposed to yellowing.

Jewel Bond™ Glue
Crystal clear
Can be handled in 24 hours.
Fabric, stone, rhinestones and cabochons.
This is made specifically for embellishing fabric. Your fabric can be washed by hand after 5 days of drying.

Loctite® 409 Gel
Crystal clear
Instant bond
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
Gap-filling qualities and extended life by refrigeration make this a go-to adhesive.

Loctite 454 Gel
Crystal clear
In seconds
Wood, plastic, stone, glass, ceramics, metal and opaque cabochons.
Fine-tip applicator and gap-filling qualities.

Loctite Prism® 406
Crystal clear
In seconds
Fabric, plastic, glass, metal and cabochons.
The gap-filling properties and the fine-tip applicator are a perfect match for cord ends.

Mod Podge® Gloss-Lustré glue sealer
Clear with a high gloss
Depends on thickness and material applied to.
Paper and fabric.
Is perfect for scrapbooking and can also be used as a sealer.

Paper Bead Girl Adhesive™
Very quickly
This is specifically made to glue and seal paper–give it a try when you’re working with a Paper Bead Roller.

Rubber, wood, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Tefleon), stone, glass ceramics, metal, rhinestones and cabochons.
One of the strongest instant glues we know of–use only a drop at a time!

Permanent Tape Roller
This is photo safe, so great for scrapbook projects.

Poly Bonder™
Instant bond
Polymer clays, vinyl, plastics and ceramics.
This is made to withstand baking up to 300-degrees Fahrenheit.

Repositionable tape roller
This can be easily rubbed off, without leaving a residue, to allow for repositioning.

Super Glue® 5-Minute Epoxy
Light yellow
5 minutes to set. Fully cured in 24 hours.
Wood, glass, ceramics, metal and cabochons.
For the best adhesion, roughen smooth surfaces with sand paper before applying the mixed epoxy.

Super Glue® Single-Use
Rubber, wood, plastics (except for polyethylene, polypropylene or Teflon), ceramics and metal.
It doesn’t take much; only use about one drop per square inch.

The Ultimate! Adhesive
Crystal clear
24 hours
Leather, fabric, paper, wood, plastic, glass, ceramics and metal.
The flexibility makes it great to use when using fabrics.

Vigor® Super Glue
15 to 20 seconds
Rubber, plastics, stone, glass, ceramics and metal.
The tiny applicator is very helpful, especially when gluing knots.

Sample of Project by Sheri Walters

May 2014 Project

Sample of Project by Sheri Walters
Sample of Project by Sheri Walters

This gorgeous piece will be our featured Project at the May Meeting.  Sheri has provided us with the supply list of things you need to bring to the meeting.


From Sheri:
I will be teaching the pendant design, for the May Beady Bunch project.
The supplies needed for this follows…
  • Delica beads (size 11) – 1 or 2 colors needed, small tube, or partial tube of beads will be plenty.
  • Dagger beads, or drop of any kind – 20+ beads needed, depends on how full you want the fringe to be.
  • Thread and needle that you are comfortable working with.
Have an idea what kind of necklace you will be putting the pendant on. so you know how large to make the starting tube.
I will attach a link, to the website that was my inspiration.


Minutes For February, 2014 Meeting

 Last Years Edna Perkins Invitation to Veterans

The meeting was called to order with 10 members present. Lisa gave the Treasurer’s report and noted that she has paid the lodging deposit for the fall retreat.
Old Business: Bead Bazaar committee report. Lisa brought up a discussion of alternative ideas for the bazaar. Since Char has taken a new job that requires her to travel most of the time, we will need to figure out ways to do marketing for the bazaar. Lisa offered to contact Char to get some ideas of how to proceed. Joan clarified some things regarding working with the Lincoln group. Lisa, Diane and Joan will be on the steering committee to meet with April of the Lincoln group to get things started. 
Edna Perkins Project. Chris reminded  the members that they are to bring their completed items no later than the April meeting. 
2014 dues are due now. $20 per year. Give or send your check to Lisa if you haven’t paid yet.
Fall Bead Retreat: Sept. 19, 20 & 21. The cost is $34/night for two nights and $39 for one night. 
New Business: Lisa will teach the March project. We will be using memory wire, either ring size or bracelet size. This is a good project to use up your miscellaneous beads or left overs. So, check your stash and be ready to have some fun with a quick and easy project.
Show & Tell was followed by a beaded ring project taught by Joni. Thanks Joni!
Submitted by:
Denise Stahl, Secretary