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

 

Beading Bits, March 2016

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Treasures of the Earth offered us a table at their event in February. Several visitors stopped by our table and picked up flyers.
Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your application.
The members present at the meeting came up with some possible programs for the Society:  Dragon scale 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.
Do you know of anyone who can be a guest speakers that would like to come to our meetings?  Please bring those names and contact information to the meetings.  Some suggestions are people from a quilting guilds, basket weaving guilds; gemologists, bead store owners, etc.
The Gem and Mineral Society has invited us to come visit them at one of their meetings. They meet the first Thursday (@ 7 pm) of each month at Sandy Bottom Nature Park and vice versa.
The Board will be looking into making the BSSV non-profit.  We will be contacting past Board members for more information. The Board will be looking into making the BSSV non-profit.  We will be contacting past Board members for more information.
Denise Turner won the bead jar! Congrats!
We had 2 guests join us:  Earl Rohrer and Chaz Arban.  Earl is interested in stringing bracelets.  Chaz is interested in wire work.  They filled out applications, but have not paid yet.
Hey, we’re thinking out of the box. Instead of holding our next meeting at the Center, will be “meeting” at the Treasures of the Earth in Richmond! Treasures is once again offering us free table space for the entire weekend, March 18-20.  This event will be in Virginia Beach at least 3 more times this year.  So, there may be more opportunities for us to represent the Society.
Evelyn Miller demonstrated the herringbone technique to some interested members at the meeting.  I don’t know if this is something she did at the meeting, or wanted to do at a later meeting!!
We are planning another craft sale.  We are looking at different venues to hold the event.
March 18-20, Treasures of the Earth in Richmond, VA
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.
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.
The Coffee News is a weekly newsletter that has a What’s Happening section.  We can submit our information, 3 weeks in advance, and let people know about the Society.  I don’t know how much space we will be allotted.  Here is a draft:
“The Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia is dedicated to furthering the art of beading in a noncompetitive environment. Additional information: beadsocietyofvirginia.workpress.com
http://www.facebook.com/beadsociety.southeasternva.”
Ritz Too!  is an online magazine that features a Bead Society.  We will be exploring how we can get our information in the magazine.

This Month

Our March meeting will be at the Treasures of the Earth event, at the Richmond Raceway Complex, in Richmond, Mar 18-20.
Dues are due! Denise Turner won the bead jar! Congrats! 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!

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.
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 Bodacious Bazaar
April 29 – May 1 Fort Monroe & boardwalk – Hampton,VA
(757) 255-8680

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival
March 11 – 13 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
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 Expo & Conference Centre
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, VA 22401
http://www.innovativebeadsexpo.com

Intergalactic Bead Show
April 9-10 Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; beadshows.com

The Twenty-Fourth Spring Market of The Bizarre Bazaar
April 1 – 3 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA
The Smokin’ Barbecue Festival
April 16 Historic Old Towne Petersburg -Petersburg, VA
Revolutionary War Reenactment
April 16 – 17
Historic Battersea – Petersburg, VA
Sensational Arts & Craft Show & Herb Show
April 16 – 17
The Fred Heutte Center – Norfolk, VA
Virginia International Tattoo
April 21 – 24 Scope Arena – Norfolk, VA
Norfolk NATO Festival
April 23 Town Point Park – Norfolk, VA
Spring Bling Vendor Craft Show
April 23, Emmanuel Episcopal Church – Hampton, VA
The Bodacious Bazaar
April 29 – May 1
Fort Monroe & boardwalk – Hampton, VA
(757) 255-8680

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!