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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: April 25, 2017

 

IMG_3559April 25th Beady Bunch Meeting
18 People in attendance, including 3 possible new members.
Mary
Valentina
Miss No Name! (Rhonna? or Ronna?)
WELCOME LADIES! We hope you decide to join us!

Reminder for those attending meetings: PLEASE wear your nametags, we have potential new members joining us and they don’t know who we are yet, I am sure they appreciate this welcoming gesture when joining a new unknown group.

The meeting started with the small review of the Bead Affair, the numbers and feedback was not in yet so it was a short discussion. There were great comments from Teachers and Vendors, we know how to do it right! The dates for next year are April 15th & 16th.
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Edna Perkins donations were due. Joni is taking all of the donations to the VFW in Council Bluffs so they can distribute for us. Thank You Joni!

Casting for Recovery projects are due at the next meeting, we want to have 40 donations (fish pendent) to give away at the nest meeting so the representative for this group doesn’t not have to make a return trip this fall.

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The Bead Retreat was a topic for discussion, it is coming up in September. The sign up for the outing will start at the June Meeting. We will have a signup sheets available for the attendance and meals starting at the June meeting. Keep it in mind, September will be here before you know it!

The Nebraska State Fair has information on their website now. If anyone would like to submit a piece for judging, think about doing it soon, the fair is at the end of August.

A new beading challenge was decided on. The challenge is to bead embroider a heart. For this challenge, you can do anything you want, a pendent, focal piece, earrings even a pin. Use your imagination! These will be submitted at the February 2018 meeting, so you have plenty of time to come up with an idea and work on it.
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The May project will be a Super Duo bracelet that Lisa will be teaching.

The random number generator picked Kathy to win the exchange, Cindy forgot to bring her piece so she will bring it in May.

Show and Tell pictures are up
Prolific Beader of the Month – Sheri ( really Cindy, only 1 piece, your slipping!)

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.

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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:

http://heatherworks.co.uk/national-beading-week-2016/

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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.
 
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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

 

 

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Glue Types and Information

Adhesive
Dries:
Time:
Works with:
Did you know?

Acid-Free Tape
Clear
Instant
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
Opaque
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.

Araldite®
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.

Bond-A-Dot
An opaque fabric-like material
Instant
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
Clear
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
Clear
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
Clear
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
Clear
Dries in 8 hours. Washable after 72 hours.
Fabric
This glue is very stretchable even when dry!

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

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

E-6000 Jewelry and Bead™
Clear
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
Cloudy
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™
Clear
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®
Clear
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
Clear
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
Clear
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.

GORILLA glue
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
White
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
Translucent
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
Clear
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
Clear
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
Clear
Depends on thickness and climate.
Fabric
Use this to make ”needles” on the end of your silk thread.

Hot Glue Stick
Clear
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™
Transparent
Very quickly
Paper
This is specifically made to glue and seal paper–give it a try when you’re working with a Paper Bead Roller.

PASCOFix®
Clear
Instantly
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
Clear
Instant
Paper
This is photo safe, so great for scrapbook projects.

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

Repositionable tape roller
Clear
Instant
Paper
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
Clear
Instant
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
Clear
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.
Thanks.
Sheri

 

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

Meeting Minutes for January, 2014

February, 2014 Project by Joni Stinson
The meeting was called to order with 11 members present.
Lisa gave the treasurer’s report.
Old Business:
No report from the Bead Bazaar committee.
The bead retreat was successful.  Everyone who attended had a wonderful time.
New Business:
The dues are $20 per year.
With Mary H. leaving, the Vice-President slot is vacant.  Eileen W. volunteered and was elected to fill this slot.
The next Bead Retreat is scheduled for September 19, 20, 21.  This is a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  It will be held at the same place where our Fall Bead Retreat was held in Griswold, IA.
Bring your finished jewelry items for the Edna Perkins project by the April Meeting.
UFO:
The February 13th UFO night will be at D. J.’s Dugout.  It is located in the Aksarben Village, about 68 & Mercy Rd.  Bring your laptop, I-Pad, Tablet or Kindle,  We will be learning how to use Pintrerest.  The meeting will be from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM..  We needed a place to be able to accommodate us hooking up to Wi-FI.
Show and Tell was followed by eating the wonderful treats that were brought.  Everything was delicious.  And we also had fun with the Chinese auction gift exchange.
Submitted by Eileen Wilson, Acting Secretary
Webmaster Note:  The February Project is the ring at the top of this post.  The materials needed are in a separate post on this website.

February, 2014 Project: “Diamond” Ring

Our February Project will be making a “diamond” ring…..named for its shape, not it’s gemstone.

 

February, 2014 Project by Joni Stinson

Supplies Needed

Delica seed beads size 11 (DB0035) in photo

Delica seed beads size 11 (accent shown in blue in photo but can be any color)

2 Miyuki Size 8 seed beads Size 8 (these are the top and bottom beads in the photo and are silver 0181)

1 4 mm Swarvski crystal bicone

Nymo B or D

Needle

These are ideal for birthstones:

These SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal beads are organized by birthstone color. Whether you’re creating birthstone jewelry for a friend or making something for yourself, this section makes it easy.

This picture can be better viewed at this link:

http://www.artbeads.com/swarovski-birthstones.html

Call me at 402-493-8065 if you have questions.

Joni

Meeting Minutes: June 25, 2013


The meeting was called to order with 13 members present. 
 
Old Business: The officers met earlier this month and discussed proposed revisions to the bylaws. Mary explained some of their thoughts and why the bylaws should be revised. Members were each given a copy and we will discuss and vote on the changes at the July meeting. 
 
We did a new drawing from a list of those members who taught a project in 2012. The winner was Joan. She received a $25 gift card to Beadsetc. Thank you to all of you who offered your time and talents to teach a project. 
 
The Charlene from 5z’s workshop will be held on Saturday Sept. 7th from 1:00-5:00. The cost is $25 per student plus a small fee (approx $20) for the beads. The beads are to be purchased from Charlene. 
 
Mary explained the Chis/Mary challenge for any members who missed it at the May meeting. Mary has provided the beads and Chris will provide the prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The finished projects will be due at the September meeting and will be judged by the members present at that meeting. 
 
Discussion of the newly formed Bead Bazaar committee. Charlene P. will head the committee and volunteers are Mary H, Lisa D, and Joan D will act as an adviser. Charlene noted that she will set up a meeting for the committee and contact someone from the Lincoln group with the 
hope of coordinating efforts.
 
Reminder, that there will be no UFO night in July.
 
New Business:
 
Chris opened a discussion of a possible bead retreat in the fall. Mary presented 2 ideas and sent around a signup sheet to get a general consensus. Possibilities are a one day retreat or a weekend. A few locations were discussed. Mary will do some research and report later.
 
Show and Tell was held followed by a beaded name tag project by Mary. The finished name tags are due at the September meeting. If you don’t wear your name tag at a meeting, you will be assessed a fine of a quarter which will go to the treasury. The July project will be a continuation of the Name Tag Project.

(Note: Please correct your project list. The July Ring project that was to be presented by Joni Stinson was post-poned to February, 2014.)
Submitted by:
 
Denise Stahl, Secretary