Beading Bits, February 2016

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Special points of interest:

 © February 21st meeting

© Open Beading

© Treasures of the Earth

© International Gem and Jewelry show

 

Please bring your ideas to the meeting for activities the Bead Society can participate in.  We need to build our membership, and letting the community know we’re here through activities. This may bring new members to our Society. Some suggestions:  open houses in local bead/craft stores, having a table at a vendor event, teaching a class, inviting in a local artist or group, field trips, etc.
Are there some beading techniques you can teach the Society?  Want to learn a beading technique, or need help with a pattern?  We’re looking for members to teach us some beading techniques.  If you would like to teach a class, please let the Board know, so we can schedule the class.  Some suggestions are a gizmo class, a loom class, amulet bags, basic wire wrapping.
Do you know of any guest speakers that would like to come to our meetings?  Please bring those names to the next meeting.  Some suggestions are people from the quilting guild, basket weaving guild, bead store owner. etc.
The Board will be looking into making the BSSV non-profit.  More to come.
Becky Greubel won the bead jar!
We are planning another craft sale.  We are looking at different venues to hold the event.  We will be looking for donations from local companies to sponsor us?
At the next meeting, please renew your membership.
Treasures of the Earth show is also this month.

The BeadTender is planning a trip to the International Gem and Jewelry show in Chantilly, on Feb 20.
In April, the member only bead sale will give you a chance to do some bead destashing!  Five percent of the sales will go to the BSSV.

For July, the Annual Bead Challenge will be issued, so be ready to sign up!
For August, Emily Satterwhite will teach a gizmo class.
For November, we will be electing a new board.
Are we doing this?  The Bra-ha-ha is in October.  If you are interested in participating, please let the Board know.
Ads in free newspaper? Do you know of other free advertising? Please let us knowYou can show off your creations on BSSV social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  Show the world the BSSV is alive and well, and creating beautiful crafts!!  Bring your creations to the meetings for Show & Tell!  We would love to see them “in person”!

This month

February is open beading. 

Dues are due!

Remember to bring your extra, unwanted, lonely, castaway, beads to the meeting for the monthly bead jar, and the annual bead jar.  Time to build the jars back up again!

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Contact for Bus Trip:

The Beadtender 5100 Main Street Williamsburg, Va 23188 (757) 253-2323

https://www.facebook.com/Thebeadtender/

http://www.beadtender.com/

sande@beadtender.com

 

 

Beading Bits January 2016

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Great news!!  For 2016, we can use the room at the Center!  We will complete a contract with the Center, and donate $20 per Sunday to use the room on a month-by-month basis.
At our Jan. 17th meeting, please bring your thoughts of what you want from the BSSV.
Our holiday party potluck was fun.  The food was delicious, the company was excellent, and the gift exchange was fun!
If you know of a member who hasn’t been to a meeting lately, give them a call and invite them to come out.  It would be a great way to start 2016.
2016 is here!  Bring your 2016 ideas to the next meeting.  Open houses in local bead/craft stores, having a table at a vendor event, teaching a class, inviting a local artist or group, field trips, etc.  Some suggestions are a gizmo class and a loom class. Our Annual Bead Challenge brought out various creations from our members! Thanks to all who participated.  Emily Satterwhite won the gift card for her polymer clay clock!
Ann Smith won the monthly bead jar!  Becky Greubel won the annual bead jar!   Remember to bring your extra, unwanted, lonely, castaway, beads to the meeting for the monthly bead jar, and the annual bead jar.  Time to build them back up again!
You can show off your creations on BSSV social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  Show the world the BSSV is alive and well, and creating beautiful crafts!!  Bring your creations to the meetings for Show & Tell!  We would love to see them “in person”!

FYI:  Owners of Off the Beading Path in Occoquan, VA are selling their store.

Beading Inspiration

Stone Glam

Coraled V

Icicle Fringe

 

Bead and Gem Shows

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

  • February 19-21 HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Hampton Roads Convention Center; 1610 Coliseum Drive; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free
  • March 18-20 RICHMOND, VA Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Avenue; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free
  • April 29-May 1 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free

The International Gem & Jewelry Show

  • FEBRUARY 19-21 CHANTILLY, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151 Friday 12P-6P | Saturday 10A-6P | Sunday 11A-5P
  • MAY 20-22 CHANTILLY, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151 Friday 12P-6P | Saturday 10A-6P | Sunday 11A-5P

Bead Fest

  • April 7-10 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER

Oaks, Pennsylvania http://www.beadfest.com/

  • August 17-21 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER

Oaks, Pennsylvania

Innovative Bead Show

  • August 6-7 Fredericksburg, VA Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Centre 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, VA 22401 www.innovativebeadsexpo.com

 

Beading Bits, December 2o15

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Special points of interest:

  • December 20th
  • Potluck
  • Annual Bead Challenge
  • 1st Craft Show
  • Open House

At our November meeting, the chenille stitch was taught.  If you finished your craft, bring it in for Show & Tell. No class will be taught in December.

The current Board members were re-nominated.  The nominations was seconded.  The current board will stay in place through 2016.
Great news!!  For 2016, we can use the room at the Center!  We would pay to use the room on a month-by-month basis.  We will pay for each Sunday through 2016.  If the Center has a VIP event, it will override our use of the room.  The suggested monthly donation is $20 per Sunday.
We were invited to an Christmas Open House, at The Bead Tender, Sunday Dec 6.
Our Annual Bead Challenge is due this December!  How are you coming along?  Are you just starting?  Are you putting the finishing touches on?  Make sure your creations are ready to bring to the December meeting!  We’ll vote on them (you cannot vote for your own), and who ever has the most votes, wins a $25 VISA gift card!
Our first annual holiday craft show was on Dec 12.  We sent applications to all our members, who shared with their “crafty” friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.  We had a table to raffle items donated by the vendors.
You can show off your creations on BSSV social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  Show the world the BSSV is alive and well, and creating beautiful crafts!!  Bring your creations to the meetings for Show & Tell!  We would love to see them “in person”!
Remember, December is when we’ll have our holiday party potluck! We’re asking you to bring salad, chips, vegetables, desserts, plates, cutlery. The Society will provide the meat and water. We’ll also have a White Elephant gift exchange.
If you know of a member who hasn’t been to a meeting lately, give them a call and invite them to come out to the party. Maybe they just need to hear a BSSV voice!
Happy 2016!  Yes it’s almost here.  Bring your 2016 ideas to the next meeting.  Open houses, having a table at a vendor event, teaching a class, inviting a local artist, field trips (such as: Bead Fest!), etc .
Ann Smith won the bead jar!  Remember to bring your lonely, castaway, “I’ll use those someday” beads to the meeting for the monthly bead jar, and the annual bead jar.
Remember, we’ll be selling raffle tickets for the annual bead jar at the holiday party potluck!

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Special points of interest:

· November 15th Meeting

· Chenille stitch with Barbara Gibson

· Intergalactic Nov 14 & 15, 10am-5pm Richmond Raceway Complex

Our Annual Bead Challenge is coming up real soon!  How are you coming along?  Are you just starting?  Are you putting the finishing touches on?  Make sure your creations are ready to be on display at the December meeting!  We’ll vote on them (you cannot vote for your own), and who ever has the most votes, wins a $25 VISA gift card!.
The Open House at Virginia Beach Beads was fun.  We got in contact with several customers there.
Our 1st Annual Holiday Craft Show is coming up on December 12th.  We sent applications to all our members via email and social media.  Please share with your “crafty” friends, neighbors, and acquaintances.  We will have a raffle table with items from the vendors.  Also, our Event Coordinator is going to research how to advertise our event on local television.
The October stringing class was not taught.  So it will be taught at a later date. At our November meeting, the chenille stitch will be taught.
Board nominations are coming up in our November meeting.  We need as many members as possible present at the meeting, to nominate new board members.  Yes, this is definitely important, need to stress November’s participation not only for the board vote, but also the location vote, All board positions are up for nominations.
For 2016, the Performing and Creative Arts Center will not allow the BSSV to meet there on Sundays.  They will be closed on Sundays.  On Saturdays, they close at 4pm.  The Bead Tender in Williamsburg, has offered their space on Sundays, and there’s room for our cabinet and quilt stand.  For the members who suggested new locations, please bring that information to the next meeting, or let a board member know.      Right now we have three solid options:  1) The Bead Tender in Williamsburg (no change to the meeting day), 2) Northside Christian Church Children’s Ministry off I-64 at J. Clyde Morris Blvd (no change to the meeting day), and 3) change the meeting day to Saturday and stay at the current location.  If we don’t get any other options between now and the next meeting, we will take a vote on these three options.  We’re running out of time.
Remember to post your creations on BSSV social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  Bring your creations to the meetings for Show & Tell!  We would love to see them “in person”!
December is when we’ll have our holiday party.  (are we going to have a sign up list, so we don’t get the same types of food)  It will be pot lock, and we’ll have a White Elephant gift exchange.
Happy 2016!  Yes, it’s almost here.  Bring your 2016 ideas to the next meeting.  Open houses, having a table at a vendor event, teaching a class, inviting a local artist, field trips (such as: Bead Fest!), etc.
Denise Turner won the bead jar!  Remember to bring your lonely, castaway, “I’ll use those someday” beads to the meeting for the monthly bead jar, and the annual bead jar.

Chenille stitch with Barbara Gibson supplies:

  • Size 11 seed beads in 2 colors
  • Beading thread
  • Scissors
  • Size 10 beading needle

Video to watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7T5RSYp3q8

February 2012 Newsletter

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BSSV Beading Bits

 We had a great time at last month’s meeting.  We broke up into  different groups to learn various skills taught by our talented BSSV members; Barb, Tammy & Mary.  We had a great time getting together as a group to learn new things.  We all wish we could bead and create things everyday, but life gets in the way.  Always remember even though we may have programs scheduled, members always can hve open beading if they wish!!

Also, since we do 2 and 3 classes at a time, we feel members are torn between what they want to take.  Don’t worry!  Look for a retake on the classes that were held in January at a later time in the year!.  Welcome new member Janice Wetzel! Look forward to a fun and exciting year with your new beading friends! Don’t forget to bring beads for the bead jar.  Our winner last month was Sharon Vasquez-Hubbard! Happy Beading!! 

What’s Ahead

 Scheduled for our February meeting is Bead Historian Ann Cipriano.  She is the original founder of BSSV.  She goes around to various locations and speaks about the history of beads, vintage beads & how they are made .  She will  also bring from her collection a variety of beads to sell.  All money that is collected will go to fighting hunger in Haiti!  It always feels good to buy beads, but it is even better when the money goes to a great cause!

Virginia Beach Craft Market is  March 16-18.  Check with Joan Geller if you would like to volunteer.    We also have the Quilt Show coming up at the Hampton Convention Center.   It is February 23-26. Be sure to check out these events  and show support to local artist and spread the word about BSSV!

Also coming  up in the near future is Kat Allison!  She will be teaching BSSV members how to make handmade closures and chain links!!  She is always fun, full of energy and an inspiration to be around!  Stay tuned for details.
Don’t forget that Bead Haven is closing in March.  She will be having sales through the end of March.  Be sure to stop by and wish her well and check out the deals!

 

First Annual Holiday Craft Festival December 12, 2015

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We are having our first Holiday Craft Fest!! All members can participate and non-members can as well! Everything has to be handmade, handcrafted, home-grown, like those “Go Green” shows. No commercially made or mass-produced products, please! Unfortunately, space is limited to first come, first served. Sign-up as soon as possible!

Contact Emily Satterwhite for more information @ elsatterwhite@gmail.com

Click on the link below for the application:

2015 BSSV FIRST ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT FESTIVAL Application (FINAL VERSION)

Beading Bits

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Special points of interest:

· October 18th Meeting

· Double Strand Strung Necklace with Shelley Davis

· October 17th Open House

· October 16-18 Treasures of the Earth at Virginia Beach Pavilion

The Go Green Expo event was fun.  Even the Boy Scouts participated!
On Saturday, 3 Oct, 11am-1pm, the Bead Retreat, in Port Warwick, has requested our assistance at their Fall Festival.  They need your help with special-needs individuals, to help them string beads.  Two members have volunteered.  If you are available, and want to volunteer, call the Bead Retreat, 757-597-2323 and let them know. This event was postponed due to the inclement weather. TBA.
On Saturday, 17 Oct, 1pm to 4pm, the Bead Society will be participating in an open house at Virginia Beach Beads, 2262 Seashore Shoppes, Virginia Beach.  That’s also the same weekend as Treasures of the Earth 2015 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach.  Come to the open house and bring a friend!
At our October meeting, Shelley Davis will teach stringing a double stranded necklace (attached).  At our November meeting, a chenille stitch will be taught.
Our Christmas Craft Fair will be Saturday, Dec 12, 11am – 3pm, at the Performing and Creative Arts Center.  This event is for crafters only!  The crafters can set up 10am-11am, and break down 3pm-4pm.  The cost $35 per 10×10 space.  We will request the crafters provide a raffle item.  The Center is also having a holiday program that day, and will be advertising their program, so we hope to have a lot of people come out for our Fair, too! We are working on a flyer for you to share, post, tweet, email to other crafters.  We plan to go on Facebook and tap into crafter pages and request crafters from those pages.  Also our Event Coordinator is going to research how to get our event on local television.
For 2016, the Center will not allow the BSSV meet there on Sundays.  They will be closed on Sundays.  On Saturdays, they close at 4pm.  If anyone has any suggestions on where/when we can meet, please let the Board know.  The Bead Tender in Williamsburg, has offered their space on Sundays, and there’s room for our cabinet and quilt stand.
The Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, offered the BSSV an activity room on Fridays, 10am-1pm.  The address is 570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News. So if you’re available, please take the opportunity to come out and use the activity room.  Bring a friend! There is no charge to the BSSV.
Catherine Bond had a suggestion that we “bead the book”.  Take a crafting book and create something from it throughout the year.
Speaking of Catherine Bond…she won the bead jar!  Remember to bring your lonely, castaway beads to the meeting for the monthly bead jar, and the annual bead jar.
Remember to post your creations on BSSV social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  Bring your creations to the meetings for Show & Tell!  We would love to see them “in person”!
Did someone say road trip?  Catherine Bond is looking for a traveling companion to take a beading class in northern Virginia.  Check with her on when and where.

The Annual Bead Challenge reveal is fast approaching!  Those of you participating, get your creative brain cells working.  Remember, create anything with those beads.  Your creations are due at the December meeting.
We had 3 new members join at the September meeting:  Eileen Culbreath, Sally Fontenot, and Carolyn Miller!

Double Blue -design from 30-Minute Beading, Hot of the Press, Inc. HOTP 2337

Necklace 16”:

  • 12mm round blue glass bead (or other color)
  • Two 8mm turquoise fire polish glass bead (or other color)
  • Two 6mm round silver beads
  • Two 6mm flat silver spacers
  • About 15 grams of blue/turquoise (or other colors) seed and tube bead mix
  • Two 17” lengths of silver bead stringing wire
  • 2 silver crimp tubes
  • Silver lobster clasp
  • 2” silver extension chain (optional)
  • Crimping tool

For the Necklace:  Hold the two beading wires together with the ends even and string beads as follows:  spacer, turquoise fire polish, silver bead, 12 mm blue bead, silver bead, turquoise fire polish and spacer.  Make sure the beaded section is in the center of the wire, then string two to four seed beads between tube beads onto each single strand of wire.  Continue randomly stringing seed and tube beads onto each single wire until ½” of wire remains at each end.  Attach a crimp tube to the end sets.  Attach the lobster clasp at one end and the chain at the other end.

Earrings:

  • Two 8mm turquoise fire polish glass beads (or other color)
  • Two 6mm blue disk glass (or other color)
  • Two 6mm round silver beads
  • Two silver headpins
  • Two silver ear wires
  • Round nose plier

For the Earrings:  String beads onto a head pin as follows:  turquoise fire polish, silver bead, blue disk.  Make a loop at the top, then attach the loop to an ear wire.

Beading Inspiration

Lentil spiral splendor necklace

Þ http://bnb.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/projects/free-projects/2015/09/lentil-spiral-splendor-necklace

Mr. and Mrs. Bones

Þ http://bnb.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/projects/patterns/2006/08/mr-and-mrs-bones

Halloween cats bracelet

Þ http://bnb.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/projects/patterns/2010/10/halloween-cats-bracelet-october-2010

The Annual Bead Challenge reveal is fast approaching!  Those of you participating, get your creative brain cells working.  Remember, create anything with those beads.  Your creations are due at the December meeting.
We had 3 new members join at the September meeting:  Eileen Culbreath, Sally Fontenot, and Carolyn Miller!

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First let me thank those ladies that were able to help out with our table at the Intergalactic Bead Show.  They were:  Ann Smith, Janet Jenkins, Mary McElroy, Beverly Alston, Rosie Lovelace, Barb Gibson, Diane Peters, and Beth Shumate (I hope I didn’t miss anyone).  Even though we didn’t sign anyone up, we had some really positive interactions and definitely some strong maybes ;o)  We’ll see what happens.
There is an event that we would like the BSSV to participate in.  The event is the Go Green Expo, Eat Local Grow Local to be held at the Brittingham Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive, Newport News, VA next Saturday, 12 September, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  The plan is to set up a table with our flyers and applications, and have paper beads so patrons can string and make necklaces and bracelets (like we did at the Blue Bird Gap Farm event).
I know it is short notice, but I would like to ask if any of you are able to come and work the table.  Or if you unable to come that day, can you make some paper beads for the event.  Please let me know. We are still looking for a Southside venue to hold an open house.  Virginia Beach Beads, the Artist Gallery, and Omega Beads were some suggestions. The open house on Aug 15 was at the Bead Store, in Newport News.  (Don’t know what else to say about the Bead Store event!)
The Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, offered the BSSV an activity room on Fridays, 10am-1pm.  The next Friday the room will be available for the BSSV is Sep 11.  The address is 570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News. So if you’re available, please take the opportunity to come out and use the activity room.  Bring a friend! There is no charge to the BSSV.   One of the employees joined as a member of the BSSV.  Her name is Angelia Edwards (no email address).
The Performing and Creative Arts Center is having their crafters event on Saturday, December 12, 11am-3pm We will have to change our crafters event from November to December.  (More details to come).  We plan to ask the crafters to donate an item to raffle.  Proceeds from the raffle go back to the BSSV.  One suggestion was that if someone donates a non-perishable food item, they get 1 free raffle ticket.  The food would be donated to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula.  We’re also thinking about selling refreshments.  This event will replace our member’s only bead sale.
Remember to post your creations on BSSV social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.  Bring your creations to the meetings for Show & Tell!  We would love to see them in “person”!
The Annual Bead Challenge gauntlet has been thrown down!  Those of you participating, get your creative brain cells working.  Remember, create anything with those beads.  Your creations are due at the December meeting.
The winner of the bead jar was….(no, not Evelyn!)  It was Catherine Bond!  Remember to bring your lonely, castaway beads to the meeting for the monthly bead jar, and the annual bead jar.

For our September meeting, Janet Jenkins will be showing us how to make an ornament cover. Janet will provide the pattern and will have the blank, clear plastic 2 1/2” ornaments for sale (50¢ ea.).
For October, Shelley Davis will have a stringing project for us to make.

Supplies

  • size 11 seed beads
  • 4mm crystals, round beads or size 6 seed beads
  • (1) 2 1/2” or 3 1/2″ clear ornament
  • Size 10 needle
  • 10lb thread (ex.: Fireline) or thread of choice
  • Scissors
  • Bead mat
  • E6000 (to glue top onto ornament)

If they want to color the inside of the ornament:
Remove the top from the ornament
Put a small amount of paint in ornament, swirl it around to cover inside, then put ornament upside down over cup (to drain in). Let paint drain & ornament dry.
If you would like to get an early start to this project, all you have to do is:

  • Make a 6” tail
  • Put 50 size 11 seed beads in a ring & tie together. Then, sew thru 1st size 11 after the knot you tied.

Beading Inspiration

Tubular Square Stitch Bracelet

Þ www.theheartbeading.com/2014/01/tubular-square-stitch-bracelet.html

Beachy Keen Bracelets

Þ www.fusionbeads.com/Beachy-Keen-Bracelets

Moroccan Princess Necklace

Þ www.beadaholique.com/t-ba-project-n1032.aspx

Classes

Virginia Beach Beads
September 12, 1-3PM
Knotting Beads – $20 plus materials
September 14, 12:30-3:30PM
Hugs & Kisses Bracelet – $20 plus materials
September 19, 1-4PM
Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant – $20 plus materials
September 26, 1-3PM
Tila Superduo Multi Wrap Bracelet – $20 plus materials
October 5, 12:30-3:30PM
Bead Embroidery, Part 1 – $20 plus materials
October 10, 1-3:30PM
Viking Knit Bracelet – $20 plus materials
October 12, 12:30-3:30PM
Bead Embroidery, Part 2 – $20 plus materials

The BeadTender
Every Sunday & Wednesday is Beginner Jewelry Sunday 1-3pm. Wednesday 5-7pm. $25 class fee.
September 12, 2-5pm Wire wrapped cabochon $45
September 18, 6-10pm Lock-in
September 19, 12-2pm Bumps in the Road $20 plus materials
The Bead Store – NN, VA
Wednesdays, 10:30am-5pm Open beading
Fridays, 10:30am-5pm, Project Friday
September 12, 10:30AM and 2:30PM Tubular Peyote
September 19, 10:30AM and 2:30PM
Ornament of the Month
Diagonal Peyote
September 26, 10:30AM and 2:30PM Circular or 3D Peyote Shape
Classes are $25 and receive 10% off all beading supplies purchased that day. Please sign up prior to the class either in-person or over the phone to hold a place in the class.

Bead and Gem Shows

Treasures of the Earth 2015 Shows:
9/18-9/20 Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, VA
10/16-10/18 Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA

Innovative Bead Expo 2015:
9/26-9/27 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, Va 22401

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers 2015 Shows:
10/2015 Ashville, NC

Bead Fest 2016:
April 7-10 Philadelphia, PA
August 17-21 Philadelphia, PA

The “Original” Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show, Inc.:
10/30-11/1 Maryland State Fairgrounds 2200 York Rd. Timonium, MD
12/18-20 Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA

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

Omega Beads
5350 Kemps River Dr.
Suite 106
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
757-706-2668 call or text!
Mon-Sat 11:30 – 6pm
Sun Closed

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Beading Bits August 2015

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Thanks to everyone who came out to our open house at the Bead Tender.  We gained 4 new members!  Our new banner was proudly displayed!!  See pictures on our social media pages.
We started out the meeting with the bank balance:  $1,335.66
Our polymer clay class was fun.  We learned a lot!
July was the last meeting month to sign up for the Bead Challenge. You can still sign up for this by emailing Emily Satterwhite BEFORE August 15th. Make sure you are present to claim the items for the Bead Challenge at the meeting on August 16th. Finished challenges are to be finished by the December 20th!
The Bead Society Craft Show is in November.  The Performing and Creative Arts Center is tentatively holding an event in November, also.  Once we get confirmation on what the Center is doing, we will contact other local crafters and ask if they want to participate in our craft show.
We introduced our new banner at our last meeting.  And we’re looking to get business cards to include our contact/social media information.
Our next open house will be at the Bead Store in Newport News on Saturday, August 15. We’re also thinking about doing an open house on the Southside.
Who won the bead jar? No surprise, Evelyn Miller! Remember to contribute your beads to the monthly and annual bead jars for an opportunity to gain more beads for your stash.
Please remember we are not doing the members sale in August!!

Our August class will be Scottish Thistle, taught by Barbara Gibson.  For those of you who doing the class, remember there is homework, so hopefully you’ll get that done before the August 16th meeting! Instructions can be printed of downloaded from Facebook or WordPress or by email request. Supplies have been listed in the Class supply section.

Class Supplies:

  • Delicas Green cylinder beads size 11/0 (DB 663, used by instructor)
  • Size 15 round seed beads to match the delicas
  • 2 colors size 15 round seed beads for flower fringe (ex.: pink & light pink; purple & lavender; white & clear)
  • 6lb braided beading thread (or thread of your choice, not too thick)
  • Size 10 or 12 beading needles
  • Flat nose pliers (to flatten thread)
  • Scissors
  • Beading mat
  • Reading glasses or magnifying glass (as needed to see the small beads)
  • Instructions (print from Facebook page or WordPress blog)

Please make sure the first steps are done at home before coming to the meeting on  August 16th!

Beading Inspiration:

Crackle Stone and Crystal Wrap Bracelet

Beading inspiration: The everyday world

Favorite Techniques: Tubular Braiding with Wire

Classes (offered by area stores):

Virginia Beach Beads
8/10 12:30-3:30PM Right Angle Beaded Bead – $20 plus materials
8/15, 1-4PM Wire Wrapped Cabochon Pendant – $20 plus materials
8/17, 12:30-3:30PM Herringbone Necklace – $20 plus materials
8/24, 12:30-3:30PM Chain Station Necklace – $20 plus materials
8/29, 1-4PM Bow Tie Bracelet – $20 plus materials
The BeadTender
Every Sunday & Wednesday is Beginner Jewelry Sunday 1-3pm. Wednesday 5-7pm. $25 class fee.
8/14 Wired Collars 10am-5pm $75.
8/21 Lock-in 7pm-10pm Free to all Bead-addicts! Socialize with others!

Other stores have not updated their websites in quite sometime, including their social media pages. If you know of any classes that bead stores have not posted, please let us know!

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“In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief, there can be no successful outcome.”
~William James