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.
September 13th will be the get together to work on unfinished projects. 6:30 to 9:00 pm
September 25th will be the meeting and project. Gail’s project is a mystery project. The project will need 1 tube of seed beads no bigger than size 6. Size 11 or 8’s work best. And wire no thinner than 26. The best size would be 22 or 24. Wire cutters will be needed.
Joan has talked to Mary Goddard who would be interested in having a workshop in the Spring for us. No project has been decided yet, but it would be a Saturday workshop with one project in the morning and another in the afternoon. An example for the projects would be a beaded bead and a sphere.
Mary will have UFO beading sessions at her house Thursday September 6th and 20th, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Bring your project, lunch and drinks. The UFO sessions will be the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month. She would like a 24 hour notice so she can have tables set up to accommodate those attending. RSVP (817) 937-9891.
We had Show and Tell and Charlene taught Bead Crochet.
This is the necklace that our member, Mary, will be presenting at the July meeting. I apologize for the “blurry” quality of the photo….but you get the idea. Mary did not photograph her sample and sold it….so this is a thumbnail from the Beadwork site.
Saint Petersburg Stitch Necklace
5 grams size 11 seed beads (Color A)
5 grams size 8 seed beads (Color B)
10 grams 4.5 mm flat square 2-hole beads (Miyuki Tila Beads work best)
I used 2 complimentary colors for my necklace. Color A and the Tilas were the same color but of different values. Color B and the briolettes were the second color and can be of the same value. PS: value means light, medium or dark shade of color.
Last time I was at Beads Etc. Lynette had both the Tila beads and the Briolettes
The meeting was called to order with 15 members and 1 guest present. Welcome Sue!
Chris gave the Treasurer’s report in Lisa’s absence.
Business: Discussion of the upcoming Melanie Potter workshops. A few people are dropping out, so the back up list will fill in the spots. It was suggested that Lisa email out a list of who is taking each class, so that everyone can be reminded of who is in each class.
Edna Perkins project. Joni brought the bead supply so that members could select beads for their pieces. Please check your stash for any items that you would like to donate to the bead supply. Your completed pieces will be delivered by Joni for Mother’s day, so they need to be turned in at the April meeting at the latest. It’s ok to bring them to the March meeting as well.
Monthly Projects: Eileen brought samples of the Chain Maille project that we will be doing at the March meeting. A supply/tool list will be posted to the web site prior to the meeting.
Monthly dues of $18 are due.
Discussion of the April 14th Bead Bazaar. Joan reported that the volunteer list is full. Gail suggested that if you are manning the demonstration table, you could bring completed projects from our previous monthly meetings. That way prospective members can see what kind of things that we do. Flyers and business cards will be available to hand out to those who show interest in coming to our meetings.
The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a Chevron Stitch necklace project.
Our March, 2012 project will be taught by our member, Eileen. She has provided the photo of the project and a list of the materials you will need to bring to the meeting.
Here is the list of supplies for the March project as provided by Eileen.
Jump rings – 18 ga. 3/16″ (I used copper color on my bracelet.)
Jump rings – 18 ga. 5/32″ (1 or 2 colors)
For each Japanese crosses you would like to make, you will need 8 of the 3/16″ and 10 of the 5/32″ size.
Beading wire (I used copper since I made a copper bracelet)
Wire guards (I used copper)
Crimp Tubes (I used copper)
If desired, beads to place between each Japanese Cross.
Two flat nose pliers
Looks like a fun project….thanks Eileen!
Webmaster Note: Don’t forget to bring beads from your stash if you would like to contribute beads for the annual Edna Perkins Project. I will bring our current supply to the March Meeting for those who were unable to attend the February meeting. You still have plenty of time to create some great pieces. All piece
The meeting was called to order with 17 members and one guest present. Welcome LeAnn. We hope you will join us again!
Lisa gave the Treasurer’s report.
Old Business: Chris gave us a recap of the Diane Fitzgerald workshops and everyone shared the pieces that they created. It is a consensus that a good time was had by all.
New Business: Melanie Potter will be our next teacher for the April 28 and 29 workshops. Members voted on a group of projects with the winners being “Petalicious cuff bracelet” and “Floral Motif necklace”. These classes have a 15-person limit and many members have already reserved their spot. If you wish to attend, just send a $25 check per class to Lisa Dryden. Your check will be returned when you show up for class. You can find more details at http://www.melaniepotter.com. Melanie will also be bringing a trunk show.
Chris reminded us that the $18 membership dues are due in January. There is no meeting in December. In January, bring a UFO to work on and a snack to share with the group.
We are still in need of instructors for a few monthly projects, so bring your ideas to the next meeting!
The meeting was adjourned, followed by Show and Tell.
A metal stamping project taught by Linette.
Thanks Linette for bringing all the supplies and giving us some great tips!
The meeting was called to order with 18 members present.
Old Business: Chris reminded us about the Nov 12th and 13th workshops with Diane Fitzgerald. There are 2 spots left for the Moorish Tiles on Sat and one spot open for the Gingko Necklace on Sunday. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to learn from a national teacher. Contact Lisa Dryden to reserve your spot in one or both of these classes. Supply lists are on our web site or on www.dianefitzgerald.com.
New Business: The Lincoln Bead Bazaar is Oct 15th at the Guesthouse Inn Ballroom. Joan Dugan passed out flyers with information on the bazaar.
The Hot Shops Art Center Lampworkers Open house is Oct 1st and the show runs through Oct 30th.
Discussion was opened concerning the possibility of offering scholarships based on need to prospective members who cannot afford the yearly dues. Joan made a motion that the club would offer a scholarship to prospective members that cannot afford our yearly dues. It was decided that the officers would make the decision on each request. Charlene W. seconded the motion and carried.
Lisa brought up the discussion of national teachers for next year. Chris informed us that Judy Citta is already working on it.
October Project: The October project is beaded Kumihimo taught by Linette.
The supply list was handed out at the Aug meeting and is also available here. Be sure to have your beads strung before you get to the meeting so that we can get started on it quickly.
November Project: The November project will be metal stamping by Linette.
The meeting was adjourned, followed by show and tell.
Christy taught the beaded watch faces project. It was a very fun and quick project. Thanks Christy!
The meeting was called to order with 15 members and 2 guests present.
We welcomed the guests and hope to have them join us again.
The minutes from last month were approved.
Lisa gave the treasure’s report.
Our president, Chris, gave us a review of details on the upcoming national teacher workshops. The information for both workshops has been posted to our web site if you have any questions. Also, Diane Fitzgerald has the Omaha projects posted on her web site.
The Lincoln Bead Bazaar will be held on Oct 15th.
The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and the first half of a project on Viking knit taught by Julie, Lisa and Linette.
We will complete it in August, so consult our web site or your email from Julie for the remaining materials needed to finish it up.