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.
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.
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.
Our next UFO night will be July 10th, and regular meeting will be July 22nd.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Diane for a fun project!
Denise Stahl, Secretary
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!
Denise Stahl, Secretary
The meeting was called to order with 11 members present.
Lisa gave the treasurer’s report.
No report from the Bead Bazaar committee.
The bead retreat was successful. Everyone who attended had a wonderful time.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Denise Stahl, Secretary
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.