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”!
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!
Contact for Bus Trip:
The Beadtender 5100 Main Street Williamsburg, Va 23188 (757) 253-2323