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.

 

 

 

BSSV December 2013 Newsletter

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BSSV Beading Bits

The December meeting will be the pot-luck holiday party! Yay! Bring in a potluck style dish of your choosing. Also, to participate in the Secret Santa Gift Exchange, bring in a gift ($10 & under) that is beading related, wrapped & no names on it! The big bead jar will also be raffled off at this month’s meeting. Don’t forget to bring money for the raffle if you want to try to win the Big Bead Jar! If you participated in the bracelet challenge – remember to bring the bracelet that you embellished.  If you can’t attend, please give the bracelet to someone to bring to the meeting. We also know who you are, so please bring in those bracelets! Joan Geller, a member of the Bead Society has passed away.  The family has asked that anyone wanting to make a donation should send the donation in Joan’s name to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  The donations will go to a park in Joan’s honor.  The Bead Society will make a $150 donation. Cards to Joan’s family can be mailed to:

5233 Shenstone Circle Virginia Beach, VA  23455

Lou Tiller wants to thank all of the volunteers who helped at the Innovative Bead Show. The mixed media challenge bracelets were made in shades of orange and turned in to be given to the Leukemia Society. Any member who has an entry for the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center juried show, May 3 – June 1, 2014, should submit their piece by the December meeting.  An outside judge will be used to select the pieces that will be entered. The small monthly bead jar was won by Evelyn Miller. Treasurer’s Report:  Balance $1734.93.

This Month

December is our annual Holiday Party!! We ask that each member bring a potluck style food item with a utensil to serve it with; anything will do including desserts! BSSV will be providing drinks, napkins, plates, cups and utensils. For the Secret Santa Gift Exchange, please bring something related to beading that is $10 and under, wrapped and without anyone’s name on it. The Big Bead Jar will be raffled off as well. Don’t forget! Looks like this meeting is going to be fun!

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.

There were several visitors at today’s meeting, Jeannie, Debbie, Sandy, Beverly and Harold.  It’s good to get visitors and hopefully they will become members as well. We really could use the increase in membership.

Ladies, there are still lots of BSSV brochures hiding out in our locker that need new homes. You can drop them off at churches, bead stores, community buildings, have on hand just in case you meet a curious beader, shows, fabric stores, or just about anywhere that you have found beading supplies and will allow it!

Bead Stores

BeadWorkz (Closing)

3258 Academy Ave

Portsmouth, VA
(757) 483-7800

beadworkzstore.com

Bead-workz2@Verizon.net

Sign up for their email newsletter because they will be closing for good by the end of 2013!!

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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

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

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Shows

The International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc.

Dec. 20-22, 2013

Dulles Expo Center

4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

Chantilly, VA 20151

http://www.intergem.com

BSSV November 2013 Newsletter

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BSSV Beading Bits

Last month we welcomed Harold as a guest to the meeting. Maybe he’ll make a return appearance as a member.

Also, we have lost our member Joan Geller. Please see page 2 or our Facebook page for details about her memorial service.

There were three different bead shows to attend. Thank you to the volunteers that worked the Innovative Bead Show at the Norfolk Airport Hilton on Nov. 2-3.

Found out that the owner of the On the Rocks booth is willing to give a 10% discount to any bead society members as long as they have their up-to-date bead society membership card. She usually attends the Intergalactic Bead & Gem Shows. Please see page 3 for details.

Anyone interested in entering the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center juried show, May 3 – June 1, 2014, should submit their piece by the December meeting.  An outside judge will be used to select the piece(s) that will be entered.

Janet Jenkins has agreed to be the Show Coordinator/Public Relations person.

Four entries were received for the logo contest, all were submitted by Elnora Welbeck. She also had the winning logo design!

Reminder that the bracelets submitted for the bracelet challenge are due in December.  Also dues for 2014 can be paid starting in December ($24).

Lou and Janet are already looking for volunteers to work the Quilt Festival, see p. 2 for more info.

Karen Martin won the monthly bead jar!

This Month

This month our Rosie Lovelace will be teaching a simple chainmaille earring class for those who are interested in participating.  Kits will be available for purchase, so all members have to bring is themselves and tools!

Tools needed:

¨ Flat nose pliers

¨ Bent nose pliers or another flat nose

¨ Small metal nail file

 If you don’t have tools and want to do it too; there maybe a member willing to share tools! Don’t be afraid to ask!

There is sad news to report to all members. Our member, Joan Geller has lost her battle with cancer. She passed away on November 9th at 5pm in the company of family and friends. There will be a Memorial Service for Joan on Saturday, November 16th from 11am to 2pm at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk  739 Yarmouth St, Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 627-5371. Donations have been asked for instead of flowers. The details of the where to donate  have not been made or given at time of this publication. Please check our Facebook page for updates.

Joan Geller was an interesting woman and will be missed by many.

Beading Bits, Continued

QUILT SHOW VOLUNTEERS

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.