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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!)

Meeting Minutes: October 25, 2016

Beady Bunch Meeting 10.25.2016

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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!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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.

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

Meeting Minutes: August 28, 2012

Charlene's Work

The Beady Bunch Meeting Minutes August 28, 2012
The meeting was called to order.
Lisa gave the Treasurer’s report.
Business:
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.
Thanks Charlene!