BSSV October 2014 Newsletter

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At our October meeting, someone will be teaching a class on Right Angle Weave (RAW).
BSSV was invited to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Fest, for 25 Feb – 1 Mar 2015.  We would need 12 people working in shifts to do the show.  We asked members who were present at this meeting, if they wanted to work a shift or shifts at the show.  We (Members) would have to pay for our own entry of $15.  The number of people who signed up to do the show were not enough to cover all the shifts.  So BSSV will not be participating in the Quilt Fest.
We need nominees for all positions of the BSSV Board:  President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary.  **Not sure about nominees for Newsletter, Event Coordinator**
Sandy Hubbard has a new bead store in Williamsburg:  The Beadtender, 5100 Main St, Williamsburg, Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5.  She is offering BSSV members 10% off their purchase!  Remember October is Visit Your Local Bead Shop month.
Harold Horten was asking if BSSV members would come to his church, West Hampton Baptist Church, to demonstrate how to make jewelry to the younger church members (children) for about 1-2 hours.
The small monthly bead jar was won by our Helen Riggs! Remember to bring your spare or left over beads to toss into the small and large bead jars.
Happy Birthday to all the members who were born in October!

Basic right angle weave is a must-learn for any new bead weaver. The structural nature of this weave allows for many possibilities for necklaces, bracelets, and pendants. Play with color, pattern, and different types of beads for endless design possibilities.

http://www.fusionbeads.com/Basic-Right-Angle-Weave

  • Size 10 & size 12 beading needles
  • Velvet/bead board
  • Size 8 seed beads, two colors
  • Size 11 seed beads, one or two colors
  • 3 mm, 4 mm and 6 mm bicone crystals
  • Fire Line thread, 6lb/8lb test, smoke grey or you favorite thread

Or bring in your own project to work on.

Bracelet Exchange completed bracelets are due at the December 2014 meeting.
October class has us doing RAW. A bling bracelet.
In November, we’ll hold Board elections.
In December, we’ll have our social, and gift exchange, and completed bracelets.
The Treasure’s report remains the same, $1,083.52.
We normally have elections for members to take over Board positions for 1 year or so. Now is the time to think and ask questions of the current Board members about their positions. Since Karen Martin will be out for surgery for awhile, we really need someone to fill in as an interim President. Nancy Curles won’t be able to fill in the rest of the year for both the President and Vice President positions.
These positions may seem hard but they are not as hard as you imagine. All we ask is for you to be able to attend all meetings and fulfill the duties of the position. You are only volunteering one day a month of your time. Please don’t leave us without a Board in November because without a Board there will be no Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia!

Witch Way Did She Go Earrings
http://www.fusionbeads.com/Witch-Way-Did-She-Go-Earrings
Dare to Scare Bracelet
http://www.fusionbeads.com/Dare-to-Scare-Bracelet

BEAD STORES

The Bead Store VA
10371 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593 http://www.beadstore-va.com

The Bead Shop
335 E Bayview Blvd
Norfolk, VA
(757) 480-1350
Www.norfolksbeadoutlet.com
http://www.beadshopnorfolk.com

Beads and Rocks
335 VA Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 428-9824
http://www.beadsandrocks.com

Virginia Beach Beads
10% Discount with BSSV card
2262 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 333-7235
http://www.virginiabeachbeads.com

The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
thebeadgoeson.com
866-861-2323

Gu’s Haus of Beads
Greenbrier Shoppes
501 Kempsville Rd, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-549-2323
hausofbeads@aol.com

On the Rocks
(10% Discount @ Shows)
Donna Stephens, President
P.O. Box 1197
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(678) 971-9019
dstephens@ontherocks.biz
Www.ontherocks.biz

Bead Retreat Boutique
1105 William Styron Square Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 597-2323
11am -5pm.
beadretreatboutique.com

Panache Bead Company 11561 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233
804-426-7866
panachegemsandbeads.com/

The Beadtender
5100 Main St.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-253-2323
Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5.

http://www.beadtender.com/

10% discount with BSSV card

“When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how the hell you did it.”
– unknown

BSSV September Newsletter

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Our September 21st meeting will be our nomination of new board members. Be prepared to throw your hat in the ring! Election will be November’s meeting!
Open beading will be September’s activity. Make sure to bring something to work on.
The blank bracelets for the Bracelet Challenge Exchange are Still being accepted (last time for late entries) and the completed bracelets are due in December 2014. Please see Janet Jenkins if you are turning in a blank bracelet.
This month’s and October’s meeting will be at Alternative’s Inc. current place in the Riverdale Shopping Center, just past the Cinema Café Movie Theater.
It was suggested that at the Intergalactic Bead Show, BSSV have a table to sell our beading creations, and give a percentage back to BSSV.
The small monthly bead jar was won by our Shelley Davis! Please ladies Shelley needs a little competition over that jar! Remember to bring your spare or left over beads to toss into the small and large bead jars.
Here’s a something we haven’t done in a long time: Happy Birthday to all the members who were born in September!

Surf’s Up Beaded Anklet Project http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Surfs-Up-Beaded-Anklet-Project_p_23956.html

Bead and Gem Shows

Sept. 6-7 Intergalactic Bead Show Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hall A Hampton, VA 23666

Sept.19-21 Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show Richmond, VA

Sept. 19-21 The “Original” Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show, Inc.® Greater Philly Expo Center 100 Station Ave. Oaks, PA 19456 http://www.intergem.com

Sept. 27-28 The “Original” Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show, Inc.® WASHINGTON MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK 2660 Woodley Road, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 http://www.intergem.com

Oct. 17-19 Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show Virginia Beach, VA

Oct. 18-19 Innovative Beads Expo Ten Oaks Ballroom & Conference Center 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029
Sat., 10/18 10AM-5PM Sun., 10/19 11AM-4PM innovativebeadsexpo.com

Nov. 8 – 9 Greater Washington DC Bead Society Show Activity Center at Bohrer Park 506 S Frederick Ave Gaithersburg, MD
http://www.bsgw.org

Nov. 8-9 Intergalactic Bead Show Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA 23222

Dec. 19-21 The “Original” Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show, Inc.® Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20151 http://www.intergem.com

Local Arts and Crafts Shows

Sept. 27 Hampton Holiness Community Day Hampton Holiness Chapel Hampton, VA 23666

Oct. 4-5 Newport News Fall Festival of Folk Life 10-5 each day; $10 parking fee, Admission to festival is free Newport News Park Newport News, VA

Oct. 10-12 Richmond Folk Festival on Downtown Richmond’s Riverfront. FREE event
Fri., Oct.10, 6PM – 10PM; Sat., Oct.11, Noon – 9:30 PM; Sun., Oct. 12, Noon – 6PM richmondfolkfestival.org/index.html

Oct. 11 Phoebus Fall Festival Phoebus Community Hampton, VA 23663

Oct. 11-12 Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm Newport News, VA

Oct 11 Jack-o-Lantern Fall Craft Show, The College of William & Mary (Trinkle Hall) 540 Landrum Drive, Williamsburg 757-285-0347 crafterevents@gmail.com http://www.crafterswalkabout.com

Oct. 25 Doll and Bear Show Holiday Inn Hotel 3900 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach 803-783-8049 knightshows@hotmail.com http://www.knightshows.com

Nov. 7-8 Craftsmens Christmas Classic Art and Craft Festival Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA 23222 CraftShow.com

Nov 7-9 Virginia Christmas Market, Exhibition Center at Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA 804-253-6284 bill.wagstaff@virginiashows.com http://www.virginiashows.com

BSSV August Newsletter

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Our August 17th meeting will be our Annual Members Bead Sale (yay)! Please read the “This Month” section for details. Remember this is a members only meeting.
Karen announced she’s taking a long term absence due to medical procedures.
The blank bracelets for the Bracelet Challenge Exchange are due and the completed bracelets are due in January 2015. Please see Janet Jenkins if you are turning in a blank bracelet.
This month’s and September’s meeting will be at Alternative’s Inc. current place in the Riverdale Shopping Center, just past the Cinema Café Movie Theater.
Lou Tiller reminded us that the Mancuso Quilt Show (aka Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival) is in February 2015.  It was recommended BSSV not do the quilt due to the cost, and it did not yield new members.  The people who visited our table were from out of the Tidewater area.
It was suggested that at the Intergalactic Bead Show, BSSV have a table to sell our beading creations, and give a percentage back to BSSV.
The Polymer Clay Class was great at the July’s meeting.  We learned a lot about polymer clay, colors, techniques, new tools. Our thanks to Jessie Miller for coming out and showing us a great time!
In September we nominate new board members.  Be prepared to throw your hat in the ring!
Our one guest was Dave Flowers.
The small monthly bead jar was won by our Evelyn Miller! Please ladies Evelyn needs a little competition over that jar! Remember to bring your spare or left over beads to toss into the small and large bead jars.
Here’s a something we haven’t done in a long time: Happy Birthday to all the members who were born in August!

This month is our Annual Member Bead Sale (yay!). Please bring your items that you’d like to sell (beads and/or related items). Please price them in increments of 25 cents. Also, please be prepared to pay by CHECK or exact cash money; very little cash will be on hand for exchanging differences. Please put your last name on your items or if your items have initials definitely make sure the Treasurer, Emily, is made aware of your initials. Looking forward to all the interesting things you bring to the sale!
Also, the blank bracelets for the Bracelet Challenge Exchange are due and the completed bracelets are due in January 2015. Please see Janet Jenkins with your blank to turn in.
This month’s and September’s meeting will be at Alternative’s Inc. current place in the Riverdale Shopping Center, just past the Cinema Café Movie Theater.

Also, blank bracelets are due for the Bracelet Exchange and the completed bracelets are due in January 2015.
In August, we’ll have our member only bead sale.
In September, we will nominate Board members.
October class has us doing RAW. A bling bracelet.
In November, we’ll hold Board elections.
In December, we’ll have our social, and gift exchange, and completed bracelets.
The Treasure’s report remains the same, $1,083.52.
We normally have elections for members to take over Board positions for 1 year or so. Now is the time to think and ask questions of the current Board members about their positions. Since Karen Martin will be out for surgery for awhile, we really need someone to fill in as an interim President. Nancy Curles won’t be able to fill in the rest of the year for both the President and Vice President positions.
These positions may seem hard but they are not as hard as you imagine. All we ask is for you to be able to attend all meetings and fulfill the duties of the position. You are only volunteering one day a month of your time. Please don’t leave us without a Board in November because without a Board there will be no Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia!

One of our members had asked about Lazy stitch. For some reason, that just seems like an easy stitch to do on a hot summer afternoon. So, I’ve included some links to instructions and video webpages. Hopefully, this will inspire you to make something beautiful!

http://www.native-american-beadwork.net/english/English04Stitches_Lane.htm

http://www.prairieedge.com/tribe-scribe/beading-with-glass-beads-lazy-stitch/

June 2014 Newsletter

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Beading Bits

 Hello to one and all! May’s meeting was an open beading session and potluck. Thank you to those that came in brought in a yummy dish to share with everyone!
We had a guest visit with us at the May meeting. David Flowers was our guest and he was brought in by our member Harold Horten. David is interesting in learning how to do the beaded ornaments. Thanks for bringing in David, Harold!
We talked about getting more interest in BSSV. Fundraisers at farmers’ markets; Fall Folk Life Festival in October; HAM (radio) Festival in Virginia Beach; Mary Immaculate Fall Festival; Poquoson Seaford Festival in October; Treasures of the Earth Gem and Mineral show in Virginia Beach. Have a BSSV table set up to sell our items, and give a percentage back to the BSSV.
Field trips were suggested. Such as, Studio Baboo in Charlottesville. We can rent a van to go and do a class there, or ask them to come here.
For our June 15th meeting, we’ll have open beading. It was suggested we make lanyards for our BSSV membership card holders. Bring your beads and supplies. If you use thread, it is recommended you use 8lb thread.
Our July 20th meeting will be a polymer clay class. The cost of the class will be $35 (cash, check, or credit card). Preconditioned clay, memory wire, use of clay extruders will be provided for this class. Other supplies may be required. RSVP to sales@fauxgotten.com to reserve your space and color choices.
Also in July, the blank bracelets are due, and the final, completed bracelets are due in December.
Panache, in Richmond, has superduos in the long tube for a good price.

Our July 20th meeting will be a polymer clay class.  The cost of the class will be $35 (cash, check, or credit card).  Preconditioned clay, memory wire, use of clay extruders will be provided for this class.  Other supplies may be required.  RSVP to sales@fauxgotten.com to reserve your space and color choices. 

Also in July, the blank bracelets are due, and the final, completed bracelets are due in December.

In August, we’ll have our member only bead sale.

In September, we will nominate Board members.

 October class has us doing RAW.  A bling bracelet.

In November, we’ll hold Board elections.

In December, we’ll have our social, and gift exchange, and completed bracelets.The Treasure’s report remains the same, $1,083.52.

 

This Month

 The planned activity for June’s meeting is making a beaded lanyard for your BSSV badge. It can be done in any fashion that you fancy.
The reason for doing this is so that way you have a representative of your work with you when you volunteer to participate in working show tables. Everyone’s style is different and everyone needs a little handy-dandy way to show off your style or type of work.
Of course, you are more than welcome to work on something else entirely; if making a lanyard is just not an activity you find interesting.
Bring your beads and supplies. If you use thread, it is recommended you use 8 lb thread. Here are some places to visit on the World Wide Web for an idea or two for your lanyard to hold your BSSV badge.:
http://www.beads-beading-needs.com/lanyard-instructions.html
http://www.pinterest.com/AnnieTafoya/lanyard-ideas/
http://www.pinterest.com/carolberggren/beaded-lanyard-ideas/

Bead Stores

 The Bead Store VA

10371 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593

The Bead Cottage
5350 Kemps River Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 495-5400

The Bead Shop
335 E Bayview Blvd
Norfolk, VA
(757) 480-1350

Beads and Rocks
335 VA Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 428-9824

Virginia Beach Beads (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
2262 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 333-7235

Tada’s Beads and Art (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
1001 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia
(757) 903-2073

The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
thebeadgoeson.com 
866-861-2323

Gu’s Haus of Beads
Greenbrier Shoppes
501 Kempsville Rd, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-549-2323
hausofbeads@aol.com

On the Rocks
(10% Discount @ Shows)
Donna Stephens, President
P.O. Box 1197
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(678) 971-9019
dstephens@ontherocks.biz
Www.ontherocks.biz

Bead Retreat Boutique
1105 William Styron Square Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 597-2323
11am -5pm.
beadretreatboutique.com

 

Panache Bead Company

11561 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233

804-426-7866 

panachegemsandbeads.com/

Bead and Gem Shows 

Rings & Things Tuesday, 06/17 2014, 1pm-5pm
Sheraton Park South Hotel *NEW Location!*
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 323-1144

Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show 
July 18, 19, 20
Virginia Beach, VA

Bead Fest August 22 – 24
Booth 507 & 606
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA
http://www.beadfest.com

Intergalactic Bead Show
September 6 – 7, 2014 
Hampton Roads Convention Center‑Exhibit Hall A – Hampton, VA 23666  

Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show 
September 19, 20, 21 
Richmond, VA

Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show 
October 17, 18, 19 
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Greater Washington DC Bead Society Show
November 8 – 9
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
http://www.bsgw.org

Innovative Beads Expo
Ten Oaks Ballroom & Conference Center 
5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029
Saturday, 7/19 10AM-5PM 
Sunday, 7/20 11AM-4PM
Saturday, 10/18 10AM-5PM 
Sunday, 10/19 11AM-4PM innovativebeadsexpo.com

Local Arts and Crafts Shows

Boardwalk Art Show & Festival  Thursday, June 12, 2014 – Sunday, June 15, 2014 

Virginia Beach Boardwalk
17th-32nd Streets
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 (757) 425-0000
virginiamoca.org/outdoor-art-shows/boardwalk-art

Afrikan American Festival 6/27-29 $4 donation
Mill Point Park
100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-8311

Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival
Chippokes Plantation State Park
July 19-20, 2014 10AM-5PM
695 Chippokes Park Road
Surry, VA 23883
(757) 294-3625

Hampton Holiness Community Day
September 27, 2014 
Hampton Holiness Chapel 
Hampton, VA 23666  

Phoebus Fall Festival
October 11, 2014 
Phoebus Community 
Hampton, VA 23663

Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival October 11-12, 2014
Sat, 10am-6pm – Sun, 10am-5pm
Newport News, VA

Bead Show List 2014

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On the Rocks
(10% Discount @ Shows)
Donna Stephens, President
P.O. Box 1197
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(678) 971-9019
dstephens@ontherocks.biz
Www.ontherocks.biz

The Bead Mercantile is not coming back to Williamsburg this year!

Intergalactic Bead Show
March 8 & 9, 2014
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23222 http://www.beadshows.com

International Gem & Jewelry Show
March 14 – 16, 2014
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA http://www.intergem.com

Treasures of the Earth
March 21-23, 2014
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23222 http://www.treasuresoftheearth.com

Star Bead – Trunk Show April 4 – 5
139 A Church Street, NW
Vienna, VA
http://www.starbeads.com

Intergalactic Bead Show
April 12 & 13, 2014
Hampton Roads Convention Center Exhibit Hall C
1610 Coliseum Dr Hampton, VA 23666 http://www.beadshows.com

Treasures of the Earth
April 25-27, 2014
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
http://www.treasuresoftheearth.com

International Gem & Jewelry Show
May 16 – May 18, 2014
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly, VA http://www.intergem.com

Rings and Things Bead Show
6/17/2014 1pm-5pm
Sheraton Park South Hotel
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 323-1144

Rings and Things Bead Show
6/18/2014 Noon-4pm
Best Western Tysons Westpark Hotel 8401 Westpark Dr McLean, VA 22102 (703) 734-2800

 

This list will be updated as new shows advertise or are found, whichever happens first!

Bead Store List

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The Bead Store VA
10371 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593

The Bead Cottage
5350 Kemps River Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 495-5400

The Bead Shop
335 E Bayview Blvd
Norfolk, VA
(757) 480-1350

Beads and Rocks
335 VA Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 428-9824

Virginia Beach Beads (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
2262 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 333-7235

Tada’s Beads and Art (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
1001 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia
(757) 903-2073

The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
thebeadgoeson.com
866-861-2323

Gu’s Haus of Beads
Greenbrier Shoppes
501 Kempsville Rd, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-549-2323
hausofbeads@aol.com

Bead Retreat Boutique
1105 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA 23606
11am -5pm. (Port Warwick off of Jefferson Ave)

 

 

BSSV March 2014 Newsletter

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BSSV has had a busy February with a chain mail class taught by Jason Hilger and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.  Both events were fun for all that participated!

Lou Tiller once again managed to coordinate the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival beautifully. Lou will be returning items borrowed at this month’s meeting, March 16th. Be sure to be there to get your items back in a timely manner.  Lou has also expressed Thanks to all the participating volunteers through an email, be sure to read it!

Jason Hilger of Links & Lore Jewelry taught  two different styles of chain mail earrings. Jason also briefly explained the history of chai mail and showed an eight pound hood that he made and once wore.

The monthly bead jar was once again won by Evelyn Miller.  Remember ladies and gentlemen, bring in spare beads for both bead jars (monthly and yearly).  Evelyn needs new rivals for that monthly bead jar! :)

Sabrina Piper is going to teach us the Cubic Right Angle Weave this month. Please see below for the supplies needed. Also, on other pages will be links to tips and videos for brushing up or maybe getting a head start. Just so things are not so confusing!

 

Sabrina Piper will be teaching us Cubic Right Angle Weave (RAW).  You will need to bring with you the following supplies if you wish to participate.

Supply List:

* Two different colors of size 8 seed beads

* 6lb Fireline or your favorite beading thread

* Beading Mat

* Needle

* Scissors

Using the two different color seed beads will visually help you see cubes.

Using size 8’s will help you see and handle your work better. 

Once you get the hang of this method you can use any size seed beads and see were you can add crystals in your work.

 

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Ib0qsQSy4

There are plenty of other videos on the right side of the page for the above video!

Web:

http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/daily/archive/2014/02/17/learn-cubic-right-angle-weave-step-by-step.aspx

Beading Daily’s tutorial for Cubic RAW.

Just copy and paste the above links into your favorite browser’s address bar and enjoy!

 

Treasurer’s report:

16 members have renewed to date.  A check for $200 for insurance will be mailed and the Quilt Show wrist bands cost $70.

The balance is $1,331.53.

Kathy Beale will coordinate the Charles Center Arts juried show, May 3 -June 1.  Members should contact Kathy if interested in having your beaded artwork included.

 

Looking to future meetings: April  20th’s meeting is canceled due to that day being Easter Sunday. May 18th’s meeting will be an open beading and a potluck.

 

BSSV Janaury 2014 Newsletter

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BSSV Beading Bits

 

Hope everyone had a great holiday. It was nice to see those that came to our Holiday Party. As there was good food, drinks, and plenty of conversion!!

Karen Martin is going to teach us how to do Kumihimo this month. If you are interested in participating, please see the supply list under “This Month”.

We also discussed getting a P.O. Box for getting mail for the BSSV, instead of getting mail through a member’s private address. That would be a better move all around, especially in the light of what has happened to Target customers.

Annual membership dues are also due starting this month.

Later to come this year:

Discussed Loom Classes to be given by Kat Allison in a future date.  She will do 2 classes and the cost will be $500.00.  In addition, members will have to purchase a book and a loom for $85.00.  We decided that since many members were absent for the meeting we would bring this up to general membership at the January meeting for discussion.

Karen Martin will contact Jason Hillegas for a chain mail class on February 16.  As of this writing, Jason is available to give the class.  He will send Karen Martin information on cost for the class and cost for the kits.    

 

This Month

 

There will be a Kumihimo class given by Karen Martin.  Below is the supply list:

1) Kumihimo disk

2) 8 Kumihimo bobbins (small or large)

3) 1 – 4 oz – 8 oz fishing weight

4) c-lon or s-lon thread (not thin thread) 1 spool if you only want to use 1 color, feel free to bring multiple spools

5) 2 tubes size 6 or 8 seed beads or 2 tubes magatama beads

6) 1 small bottle of fray check

 

Beading Bits, Continued

 

QUILT SHOW VOLUNTEERS Needed

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival takes place on Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, Mar. 2, 2014, with a preview evening, Wednesday, Feb. 26. The BSSV has a table in the Craft Guilds section of the Exhibit Hall, and we need to have volunteers to help set up and take down our display. Working this show takes a lot of beaders, and we hope you all find it a fun experience. We will be asking for volunteers starting at the November meeting, so that we can work up a schedule. Please be thinking about when you might like to volunteer a few hours, and about what you might like to loan us for our display. The volunteer time is not terribly difficult: we ask that you bring a project (or two) to work on and pursue your art for a few hours.

Please contact Lou Tiller at mlmtiller@cox.net or Janet Jenkins at kc4ywy@cox.net, if you have any questions.