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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

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

May 28, 2013 Project and Supplies

At our May meeting we will be blessed with two projects and two instructors.

 

 

FRENCH HOOK EARRING FINDINGS

Charlene Pierce will be demonstrating making your own French Hook earring findings.

You will need the following supplies and tools:

  • 5 inches of 20 or 22 gauge wire  (It can be sterling silver, silver filled, gold filled, copper or brass.  I can NOT be aluminum or craft wire.)
  • Flush cutters
  • Ruler
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Mandrel (I use the large side of bailing pliers, but you can use a Sharpie or anything that you think will work)

Optional Tools and Materials

  • Small beads (Most of the ones I use are 3-4 mm in size)
  • Metal file
  • Wire rounder file
  • Fine grit sandpaper (I use 400 grit)
  • Ball peen hammer

The second project will be presented by our other Charlene…Charlene Weyland

 

TWIN BEAD CIRCULAR BRACELET

Supplies:

  • Power Pro braided cord or Fireline (use dark thread or light depending on your bead colors)
  • Small needle
  • Twin beads  (A tube will make approximately two bracelets and a pair of earrings)
  • #11 seed beads  (Dark beads look better than light ones between the twin beads)
  • #8 seed beads or drop beads
  • Button or other clasp
  • Razor blade to cut Power Pro

 

Instructions were distributed at our April meeting but will be available in May for those who were not present in April. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you there….7:00 Tuesday May 28, 2013

 

 

 

April 23, 2013 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch Meeting Minutes April 23rd, 2013

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.

 

Thank you Sheri for a great project!

April Show and Tell

Submitted by:
Denise Stahl, Secretary

July 24, 2012 Project and Supplies Needed

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)
9 8 X 10 mm top drilled briolettes
2 split rings
1 clasp
Braided beading thread (Fireline)
Bring basic beading supplies: beading mat, scissors, size 12 needles, etc.)
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
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Thanx’s
Mary
See you at the meeting!

March, 2012 Monthly Project: Chain Maile Japanese Cross

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.

Japanese Cross Bracelet
Japanese Cross Bracelet

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)
 
Toggle clasp
 
If desired, beads to place between each Japanese Cross.
 
Two flat nose pliers
 
Crimping Tool
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

November 22 ,2011 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch November 22nd, 2011 Meeting Minutes

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!

Submitted by: Denise Stahl, Secretary

October 25, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Beady Bunch Oct. 25th, 2011
 
 
Meeting Minutes
 

 The meeting was called to order with 18 members present. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 There was no treasurer’s report.

Old Business:

Review of details for the upcoming workshops with Diane Fitzgerald Nov 12th and 13th.

Possible national teachers for 2012 are being researched by Judy Citta. More details to follow.

New Business:

Virginia reported that the Fall Bead Renaissance show in KC is Nov 4-6.

The project for our November meeting will be Metal stamping by Linette. Watch your email or the web site for supply list.

Discussion of possible monthly projects/teachers for 2012. Tentative list is as follows:

February, Julie has something in mind.

March, Eileen= Japanese cross.

April, Diane = Bezel a crystal.

May, Silky = Resin project.

June, Joan = Right angle weave

July, Mary = Serpentine Bracelet

Aug, TBD

Sept. TBD

Oct. Joni = Brick stitch duster earrings

Nov. TBD

Dec. No meeting.

Meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell.

Linette got us started on a beaded Kumihimo project.

 Great fun! Thanks Linette!

Submitted by:

Denise Stahl, Secretary

Minutes of May 24, 2011 Meeting

 

Minutes of May 24, 2011 Meeting
 
The meeting was called to order by President Chris Johnson.
 
The minutes from the last meeting were approved. 
 
Treasurers Report:  Lisa had no current balance because the bank statement hadn’t been sent yet.  She had added $30-50 in the account from new memberships.  From the Bead Bazaar we got $970.54.  If you have need of the account balance.  Please contact Lisa.
 
Discussion regarding the national teachers.  August 20 & 21, 2011 will be Judy Walker – Triple Tassel and Bargello Hearts Necklace.  On November 12 & 13, 2011 the national teacher is Diane Fitzgerald.  The projects will be Moorish tiles on Saturday and Ginko on Sunday.
 
Joni advised us that the finish donated Edna Perkins project was delivered and distributed to VA hospital.  The people were thrilled.
 
The monthly projects were switched between the May and June projects.  Christy will be doing the watch project in June.
 
Joan will bring our fused glass next month.
 
For the July and August, Viking Weave bracelets kits will be available for $7 plus tax.  In June let them know if you want a kit.  For the bracelet you will need to use 24 gauge artistic wire.  Julie will make a list of what we need.
 
The meeting was adjourned followed by Show and Tell and a safety pin project taught by Lisa.

May 24, 2011 Project

Safety Pin Bracelet Samples
Our project for May 24, 2011 will be the Safety Pin bracelet or Safety Necklace.

Julie Overby and Lisa Dryden will be our instructors. Julie says, ” I went thru the ones I made and heres’ what I used:

Choker Necklace – I made 2 different ones – I used 1 ½” safety pins. On one I counted 127 safety pins, the other one I used 150 pins. Obviously the number of safety pins used will depend on whether you put beads between Sample Safety Pin Necklaceeach safety pin (I didn’t that’s why I used so many safety pins) and the sized of your neck and how loose/tight you want it to fit.

Bracelets – I have different ones and they all vary

One I used 15 ¾” safety pins this one I had larger beads between each pin and ON the pins I used size 8 seed beads

One I used 22 1 ½” safety pins

The other two bracelets I used 1” safety pins – one had 26 safety pins, the other I used 22 safety pins

SO you can see there is a wide variety in what I did and used.

I spoke with Lynette (hope I spelled your name correctly) from Beads Etc. and here is what she has:

1000 1 ½” safety pins

400 approx. 1” (or 1 1/8”) safety pins

She will bring these to our meeting and would ask for $1.00 for your purchase (I apologize we didn’t discuss if this would be for bracelet or necklace SO maybe a little more if you need LOTS for a necklace). Please email ME not Lynette with what you need so I can keep track of if she has enough or if people will have to go out and get their own.

SO you will need beads to put ON the safety pins (not every pin needs to have beads on it) and then IF you want beads between the pins. SO bring your bead stash! The would be a GREAT project to use up the odd beads you have.

The bracelets I used stretchy cord (I know that’s not the actual name for it) to string – you COULD put it on wire but you would need crimps and clasp. For the necklace (I made mine MANY years ago before I would have considered myself a beader) I just strung mine with colored elastic cord and tied a clasp on!

I will bring all my samples for you to see on Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing everyone Tuesday!