Beading Bits

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We urge ALL BSSV members to attend the November 20th meeting since we will be electing a new Board, and we need your vote!
The Annual Bead Challenge beads were passed out, and 12 members took on the challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!
A new meeting place(s) is being considered, whether on the peninsula or on the south side, or both.  Details to follow.
In November, we will be electing a new Board for 2017.  The Gizmo (coil) will be demonstrated.  If you have other beading tools, instruments, etc., and you need help with them, bring them to this meeting, and maybe someone can help you figure it out.
In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!  We’ll discuss the menu at the November meeting.  Please let Shelley Davis/BSSV Secretary & Treasurer know you will be attending The annual party by December 14th. She will need a headcount of all who will be attending.
Shelley Davis won the monthly bead jar!!  You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Beads like to be in the company of other beads!
Please share our BSSV flyer.  Let’s tell everyone we are here and creating beautiful beaded items!
Have you entered your creations in a contest?  If so, tell us about it!  Put it on all of our social media pages!  Show the world what beaders do best!!

This Month

The Gizmo (coil) will be demonstrated.  If you have other beading tools, instruments, etc., and you need help with them, bring them to this meeting, and maybe someone can help you figure it out.
You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Make a bead happy!!
Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.

Beading Inspiration

Earrings with Swellegant!™, Leather Scrap and Seed Beads

 

Meteor Shower Bracelet

 

Shades of Autumn Bracelet

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

No new shows

 

The Bodacious Bazaar
November 11, 12 & 13
Hampton Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, Va.

 

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival

November 4, 5 & 6 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA

 

 The International Gem & Jewelry Show

December 16-19 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

 

Bead Fest

March 23-26, 2017 Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 16-20, 2017 Oaks, Pennsylvania

 

 Innovative Bead Show

April 7 – 9, 2017 10AM to 6PM  Oaks, PA

 

Intergalactic Bead Show

Nov. 12 -13 Richmond Raceway Complex  Richmond, VA

 

Beading Bits

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Ms. Liz Pangrac, from the Tidewater Basketry Guild, shared her wide variety of beautiful baskets in different styles and various materials.  There will be an open-to-the-public basket weaving class in October. See attached flyer.
A new meeting place(s) is being considered, whether on the peninsula or on the south side, or both. Details to follow.
The Annual Bead Challenge beads were passed out, and 12 members took on the challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you create in December!!
In October, Janet Jenkins will demonstrate the St Petersburg chain.
In November, we will be electing a new Board for 2017.  The Gizmo (coil) will be demonstrated.
In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!
Nancy Cooper won the monthly bead jar!!  You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Make a bead happy!!
Are you sharing our flyer?  Please do!  Let’s get the word out that we are here!
Have you entered your creations in a contest?  If so, tell us about it!  Put it on all of our social media pages!  Show the world what beaders do best!!

THIS MONTH

Janet Jenkins will demonstrate the St Petersburg chain. You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Make a bead happy!! Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.

Beading Bits

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Good day Ladies!
It’s not too late to pay your membership dues.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.
The cell phone and/or digital camera demonstration was helpful in showing us how to use our devices to take better pictures of our creations.  Thank Rosie.
To increase our membership, we urge you to contact those former members who have not attended our meetings, and ask them to come back.
The Annual Bead Challenge beads were passed out, and 12 members took on the challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you create in December!!
Join us in September to see how the Tidewater Basketry Guild uses beads in their basket weaving.  Barbara Gibson will bring in some samples, too.
In October, Janet Jenkins will demonstrate the St Petersburg chain.
In November, we will be electing a new Board for 2017.  The Gizmo (coil) will be demonstrated.
In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!
Catherine Bond won the monthly bead jar!!  You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Make a bead happy!!
Are you sharing our flyer?  Please do!  Let’s get the word out that we are here!
Have you entered your creations in a contest?  If so, tell us about it!  Put it on all of our social media pages!  Show the world what beaders do best!!

This Month

Come see how the Tidewater Basketry Guild uses beads in their basket weaving.
You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Make a bead happy!!
Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.

Beading Inspiration

FLOWERS AND BERRIES NECKLACE

 

ROMAN GLASS

 

KNOTTED LUCITE NECKLACE

 

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

Sept 16 – 18
Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA
Oct 14 – 16 Virginia Beach Convention Center

The Bodacious Bazaar
November 11, 12 & 13
Hampton Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, Va.

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival
October 21, 22 & 23 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
November 4, 5 & 6 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA
The International Gem & Jewelry Show
December 16-19 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

Bead Fest
August 17-21 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER
Oaks, Pennsylvania
Innovative Bead Show
No new shows
Intergalactic Bead Show
Nov. 12 -13 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA

Beading Bits

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The Annual Bead Challenge beads were passed out, and 10 members took on the challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!
In September, the Tidewater Basketry Guild will have a member showing several examples of different materials used in baskets.  Barbara Gibson will bring in some samples, too.
In October, Barbara Gibson will demonstrate the St Petersburg chain.
In November, we will be electing a new Board for 2017.  The Gizmo (coil) will be demonstrated.
In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!
Ann Smith won the monthly bead jar!!
Are you sharing our flyer?  Attached is a copy you can email, or print and share with others.  We’ll have some at the next meeting.
Have you entered your creations in a contest?  If so, tell us about it!  Put it on all of our social media pages!  Show the world what beaders do best!!
To increase our membership, we urge you to contact those former members who have not attended our meetings, and ask them to come visit.

This Month

This month Rosie Lovelace will demonstrate how to use a cell phone and/or digital camera to take photos of your creative work.  So bring in your lovely work and give it a selfie!
You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Make a bead happy!!
Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.

Classes and Supplies

Bring your Point-and-Shoot Camera or your smartphone or both. You can also bring some of your jewelry and displays to practice with, if you like. We’ll use the black table cloth that BSSV has for a back drop. Weather permitting, We’ll also go outside to practice. Please be prepared for the class.

Beading Inspiration

CATCH A WAVE LADDER STITCH BRACELET

¨ http://facetjewelry.com/stitching/projects/2016/08/catch-a-wave-ladder-stitch-bracelet

 

SEASIDE JEWELRY SET

¨ http://facetjewelry.com/stringing/projects/2016/08/seaside-jewelry-set

 

CAPTURED HEART EARRINGS

¨ http://facetjewelry.com/metal-wire/projects/2016/06/captured-heart-earrings

 

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.   Sept 16 – 18 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA
Oct 14 – 16 Virginia Beach Convention Center

The Bodacious Bazaar
November 11, 12 & 13
Hampton Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, Va.

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival
October 21, 22 & 23 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
November 4, 5 & 6 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA
The International Gem & Jewelry Show
August 19-21 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
December 16-19 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

Bead Fest
August 17-21 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER
Oaks, Pennsylvania
Innovative Bead Show
August 6-7 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Centre
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
http://www.innovativebeadsexpo.com

 

Intergalactic Bead Show
Aug. 6-7 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA
Nov. 12 -13 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA

Beading Bits, July 2016

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Meeting: July 17, 2016 @ 2pm

Well, I’ll keep this short and sweet. June’s class will finish up  at this month’s meeting. Please reference the June newsletter for supplies needed. Also, please sign up for the Bead Challenge at the meeting. Shelley has the mystery beads and will pass them out to those that sign up for the Challenge. Remember the challenge is due back in December finished or not. Dues are still being accepted for those that haven’t paid yet. Please bring in a few scrap beads for the bead jars! Congrats to Pamela Flood, who won the Monthly Bead Jar!!

Remember if you have any ideas and/or thoughts about how we can improve as a society, take/teach classes, or fund raising; SPEAK UP! We are BEADERS, not MIND-READERS! See everyone at the meeting on Sunday! Please keep cool and safe in this heat!

Beading Bits, June

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Special points of interest:

  • Meeting:  June 19th
  • Rhonda Solomon will demonstrate/teach wire work

In May, Catherine Bond showed a wide variety of items made with the Kumihimo technique.  Thanks Catherine!
To increase our membership, we urge you to contact those former members who have not attended our meetings, and ask them to come back.
To help those women returning to work in the LINX program, it was suggested that we take the bead inventory in the BSSV cabinet and make jewelry for them.

  • In June, Rhonda Solomon will demonstrate wire working.
  • In July, the Annual Bead Challenge will issued, so be ready to sign up!  Shelley Davis will demonstrate a double stranded stringing technique.
  • In August, Rosie Lovelace will demonstrate how to use  a cell phone and/or digital camera to take photos of your creative work.
  • In September, the Tidewater Basketry Guild will have a member showing several examples of different materials used in baskets.
  • In November, we will be electing a new Board.
  • In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!

Evelyn Miller won the monthly bead jar!!  You know you have lonely beads who would love to be in the company of other beads.  Bring them to the meeting, and drop them in the jar!  Make a bead happy!!
Janet spoke with the Intergalactic Bead show.  They will NOT have a bead show in Chesapeake.   They will be in Richmond -August 6 & 7 and November 12 & 13. Those are the only Intergalactic Bead shows that will be in VA.

Classes, Demonstrations and Supplies:

Abalone Shell Focal Piece

  • 22 gauge square wire dead soft or half hard at least 4-5 feet
  • 18-22 gauge half dead soft or half hard at least 2 feet
  • Abalone shell focal piece to wrap
  • 4mm crystals to decorate your focal piece with (at least 15 crystals)

*If you cannot get 22 gauge square and can only find 21 gauge square. Then you Will need to get 6mm crystals instead.

Tools

  • Tape for wire work
  • Beading Mat
  • Bail Maker
  • Flat head pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Straightening cloth (used to straighten your wire

*The BeadTender in Williamsburg does sell 22 gauge square by the door.

 

Beading Inspiration

Crochet Sea Glass Necklace: www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Crocheted-Jewelry/Crochet-Sea-Glass-Necklace

Precious Pearl and Sea Shell DIY Earrings:
http://www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Strung-Earrings/Precious-Pearl-and-Sea-Shell-DIY-Earrings

Sunlit Seas Mixed Stone Necklace: www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Strung-Necklace/Sunlit-Seas-Mixed-Stone-Necklace

 

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

  • July 15-17 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 Bodacious Bazaar

  • November 11, 12 & 13 Hampton Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, Va.

 

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival

  • October 21, 22 & 23 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
    Chantilly, VA 20151
  • November 4, 5 & 6 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA

 

 The International Gem & Jewelry Show

  • August 19-21 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
  • December 16-19 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

 

Bead Fest

  • August 17-21 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER Oaks, Pennsylvania

Innovative Bead Show

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

Intergalactic Bead Show

  • Aug. 6-7 Richmond Raceway Complex
  • Nov. 12 -13 Richmond Raceway Complex

 

Beading Bits, May 2016

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Special points of interest:

◊ Meeting:  May 15th

◊ Catherine Bond will demo Kumihimo

At our April meeting, many members participated in the annual bead sale.
Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.
We have been in contact with the Tidewater Basketry Guild, and invited them to demonstrate how they use beads in the basket weaving.  We are still waiting for a response.
Here are some ideas for the Society get involved in:  Dragonscale with duos; Bead crochet and embroidery; Something about gemstones, rocks; Kumihimo; Diagonal peyote; St Petersburg necklace; Off-loom; Free-form beading; Polymer clay; Photography using cell phones; Bead/Button collections; Stringing; Right angle weave; Basic wire work; Gizmo; Amulet bags.  If you know of someone, or even yourself, who can demonstrate or share information on these programs, please pass on this info the Board, so we can contact them and set up a date/time.
The Hampton Performing & Creative Arts Center hosts a Homeschool Arts event, every Tuesday and Thursday, weekly throughout the year, from 11:00am – 12:30pm, for home schooled children ages 6-15.  The Center is looking for volunteers to help the students create art, such as:  drawing, painting, doing a play, sing and dance.  The Center is looking for BSSV volunteers to help this group create art?  If so, contact the Center at 757-766-1510.  What a great way to represent the BSSV!!  (There are some paper beads leftover from an event last year.  They can be used for the Homeschool Arts.)
Pandora’s Bead Box is having a sale.  Located in Hilton Village, Newport News.   Check with the store to make sure the sale is still going on.
The Bead Tender is having a sale.  Located in Williamsburg.  Check with the store to make sure the sale is still going on.
In May, Catherine Bond will demonstrate the Kumihimo technique.
In June, Rhonda Solomon will demonstrate wire work.
In July, the Annual Bead Challenge will issued, so be ready to sign up!  Shelley Davis will demonstrate a double stranded stringing technique.
In August, Rosie Lovelace will demonstrate how to use  a cell phone and/or digital camera to take photos of your creative work.
In November, we will be electing a new Board.
In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!

 

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.
July 15-17 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 Bodacious Bazaar
November 11, 12 & 13
Hampton Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, Va.

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival
October 21, 22 & 23 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
November 4, 5 & 6 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA

The International Gem & Jewelry Show
MAY 20-22 CHANTILLY, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151
Friday 12P-6P | Saturday 10A-6P | Sunday 11A-5P
August 19-21 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
December 16-19 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

Bead Fest
August 17-21 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER
Oaks, Pennsylvania

Innovative Bead Show
August 6-7 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Centre
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
http://www.innovativebeadsexpo.com

Intergalactic Bead Show
No local shows

 

Beading Bits, April 2016

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Special points of interest:

 ◊ Meeting:  April 17th

◊ Members’ Only Sale

 

Our March meeting was at held at the Treasurers of the Earth show in Richmond!  Our table did not cost us anything, just our time and effort, for the whole 3 day event!  We spoke with several people who asked about our group and passed out flyers and applications.  We discussed using our library as incentive for our members to check out a book, do one of the patterns in the book, and then come back the next month to show and tell what you did from the book.
Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.
For our April meeting, there will be a members’ only bead sale will give you a chance to do some bead destashing!  Five percent of the sales will go to the BSSV.
We have been in contact with the Tidewater Basketry Guild, and invited them to demonstrate how they use beads in the basket weaving.  We are still waiting for a response.
Here are some ideas for the Society get involved in:  Dragonscale with duos; Bead crochet and embroidery; Something about gemstones, rocks; Kumihimo; Diagonal peyote; St Petersburg necklace; Off-loom; Free-form beading; Polymer clay; Photography using cell phones; Bead/Button collections; Stringing; Right angle weave; Basic wire work; Gizmo; Amulet bags.  If you know of someone, or even yourself, who can demonstrate or share information on these programs, please pass on this info the Board, so we can contact them and set up a date/time.
In May, Catherine Bond will demonstrate the Kumihimo technique.
In June, Rhonda Solomon will demonstrate wire work.
In July, the Annual Bead Challenge will issued, so be ready to sign up!  Shelley Davis will demonstrate a double stranded stringing technique.
In August, Emily Satterwhite will demonstrate the gizmo.
In November, we will be electing a new Board.

This Month

Members’ Only Sale! Time to de-stash! Check or cash (exact amount only) and price items in increments of $0.25. 5% of sales goes to BSSV. Please either put your name or initials on sale items and let our Treasurer, Shelley Davis, know which you used; so BSSV can get your payments back to you in a timely manner.
Dues are still 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!

Beading Inspiration

Ocean Blue Anklet

  •  www.favecrafts.com/Anklets/Ocean-Blue-Anklet

 

DIY Wire Charm Bracelet

 

In Bloom Lemonade Ring