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In June,  the  Board members discussed ways to bring in more funding to the BBSV Treasury. More funds means more things as a society are able to do, such as field trips to the Chantilly Gem show or have outside teachers to come and teach.

We would also love to have our members teach classes to other members and potentially open classes to the public as well. The open classes would involve a fee with a portion going to the BSSV.

We will always need volunteers to attend local shows and help get us out there to the public as a Society.

Unfortunately, the room rates at  The Performance and Creative Arts Center have gone up to $45 per hour. This will have us looking for a new venue to host us on our monthly Sundays. Possibly having us split time between the Peninsula and the Southside until we can find another permanent location.

The Bead Challenge is coming up and as we have done in the recent past, it will cost a small fee to participate. The money goes to BSSV, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Please speak up if you have an idea that will aid the Society in any way. We can do our best to see it through.

Ladies, don’t forget that on Friday mornings there is a beading group at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center in Newport News from 10am-12pm. It’s free. Perhaps you can make new beading buddies and get them to come to one of our meetings.

If you already have beading buddies please invite them to one of our meetings!

If you have an idea for beading or any other project that you would like to do or try, please bring it with you!

Find yourself having questions or issues with certain techniques an can’t find a satisfactory answer, bring it to our meeting and someone would be more than willing to help figure it out with you!

Monthly bead jar was won by Rosie Lovelace.

Please bring in something you have done for our Show and Tell.

Classes and Supplies

Ladder Bracelet

Supplies:

  • Czechmates 2-holed tile beads
  • Bugle beads 6mm
  • Size 11 seed beads
  • 1.5mm leather, about 30”
  • Button with a shank that the leather fits through
  • Thread—preferred is Silamide, but C-Lon, S-Lon, etc. will also work

Tools:

  • Clipboard, macramé board, or stiff cardboard with clips
  • Needle—such as a big eye needle
  • Wax
  • Scissors
  • Glasses

 

Note: Denise will bring all these items for those who ask for kits/supplies with exception to the glasses. Five color choices will be available: Matte Brown/Turquoise, Red/Black/Gold, Purple/Gold, Pink/Crystal, or Blue/Gold. Leather choices will be available. Please contact Denise at offthebeadingpath@yahoo.com with your color choice in the kits so she can bring the right one. Kits will be under $20.

Beading Inspiration

Summer Lantern Earrings

  •  https://www.beadaholique.com/summer-lantern-earrings.html

Swarovski Crystal Sea Snail Earrings

  •  https://www.beadaholique.com/swarovski-crystal-sea-snail-earrings.html

Pebble Necklace

  •  https://www.beadaholique.com/pebble-necklace.html

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

InterGem Jewelry Show

  • July 7, 2017 Philadelphia, PA
  • August 25-27, 2017 Chantilly, VA
  • September 15, 2017 Philadelphia, PA
  • November 10, 2017 Washington, DC
  • December 15, 2017 Chantilly, VA

 Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

  • Sept 15 – Sept 17, 2017 Richmond International Raceway
  • Oct 6 – Oct 8, 2017 Virginia Beach Convention Center

Bead Fest

  • August 16-20, 2017 Oaks, Pennsylvania

InterGalactic Show

  • August 5-6, 2017 Richmond International Raceway

Northern Virginia Mineral Club Annual show

Bead Stores

  • Virginia Beach Beads 10% Discount with BSSV card 2262 Seashore Shoppes Virginia Beach, VA (757) 333-7235 virginiabeachbeads.com
  • The Bead Goes On 549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454 thebeadgoeson.com  866-861-2323
  • 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
  • Panache Bead Company 804-426-7866 panachegemsandbeads.com
  • The Beadtender 476- C Wythe Creek Rd, Poquoson, 23662 757-868-1221 thebeadtender@yahoo.com Mon – Sat 10 – 7  
  • The Bead Goes On at Beadniks 325 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

 

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Last month’s meeting had a very low turn out. As a result, Rhonda decided not to teach her wire work class. If you missed out on the wire work class and would still like to pursue it, please contact Rhonda about taking the class outside of the BSSV meetings.
Thank you to all that have volunteered for shows so far this year. You have been a big help!
Ladies, don’t forget that on Friday mornings there is a beading group at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center in Newport News from 10am-12pm. It’s free. Perhaps you can make new beading buddies and get them to come to one of our meetings.
If you already have beading buddies please invite them to one of our meetings!
If you have an idea for beading or any other project that you would like to do or try, please bring it with you!
Find yourself having questions or issues with certain techniques an can’t find a satisfactory answer, bring it to our meeting and someone would be more than willing to help figure it out with you!
Monthly bead jar was won by Rosie Lovelace.
Please bring in something you have done for our Show and Tell.

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

InterGem Jewelry Show
July 7, 2017 Philadelphia, PA
August 25-27, 2017 Chantilly, VA
September 15, 2017 Philadelphia, PA
November 10, 2017 Washington, DC
December 15, 2017 Chantilly, VA

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

Sept 15 – Sept 17, 2017 Richmond International Raceway

Oct 6 – Oct 8, 2017
Virginia Beach Convention Center

Bead Fest
August 16-20, 2017
Oaks, Pennsylvania

InterGalactic Show
August 5-6, 2017
Richmond International Raceway

 

Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
June 23-25, 2017 Augusta Expoland
277 Expo Road
Fishersville, VA 22939

Smithfield Olden Days Festival
June 23, 2017 Downtown Smithfield, VA

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We are having a meeting that is a combination field trip and class. We will be at BeadNiks (325 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451) with Cathy Bond teaching the Beaded Bead. This is a two needle technique. See the supply list as follows:

 

Beaded Bead, this is a 2 needle technique.

4 – 6mm round beads
8 – 4mm beads (either round or bicone)
size 11 delicas
2 – size 12 needles
thread (6lb FireLine or your choice)
scissors
Thank you to everyone that volunteered at the Treasure’s of the Earth Show at the Hampton Convention Center last month. It was fun, even though there seemed to be less people visiting the show than before.
We still need volunteers for the Treasures of the Earth Show (April 21-23, 2017). Please see Cathy Bond about volunteering and to check your schedule if you have already volunteered.
During the March meeting, we discussed raising the yearly membership dues from $24 to $36. This was unanimously passed by all members that were present at the meeting. This new yearly due will take effect in January 2018 for all members.
Also, we discussed and agreed on, raising the percentage of sales to 15% from the current 5%.
We also have had thoughts of doing a monthly raffle,
We have a new way of doing the Challenge this year. Participants will pay a $5 entry fee and there will be prize money for the top three winners. Challengers will be using their own supplies to make entry pieces that will fit a specific theme. The pieces will be due in November instead of December.
Sande Hubbard, The BeadTender’s owner, has her new shop open in Poquoson. The store is located at the shopping center at the corner of Wythe Creek Road and Little Florida Road.

Local Bead Stores

The Bead Store VA
10371 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593 http://www.beadstore-va.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
virginiabeachbeads.com

The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
thebeadgoeson.com
866-861-2323
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
Panache Bead Company
804-426-7866
panachegemsandbeads.com

The Beadtender
476- C Wythe Creek Rd, Poquoson, 23662
757-868-1221
thebeadtender@yahoo.com
Mon – Sat 10 – 7
Sunday 12 – 5

The Bead Goes On at Beadniks 325 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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BeadNiks would like BSSV to meet at her shop in April. Beaded Bead will be April by Cathy Bond.
The Issue as to where to hold the meetings should it be in Hampton or Virginia Beach or another alternative location is still being discussed. The Cabinet is also in question. Do we still need it? It is only accessible 2-3 hours 1 day each month.
Have all members who filled out paperwork paid their dues?
Terry Gable of Studio Baboo is not teaching. Martin Sanguia, Native American bead artist, may teach, demo, or do a presentation in May. Treasures of the Earth March = Hampton; April = Virginia Beach. We will need volunteers for these shows.
Cathy Bond will check to see if BSSV would be accepted to demonstrate at shows and art galleries.
BSSV meeting in April will be on April 9th at BeadNiks. Meeting on May 21st will feature Martin Sanguia.
Denise Turner won the monthly bead jar.

 

LOBELIA NECKLACE
http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/Lobelia.html

WRAPPED STACKER
http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/WrappedStacker.html

SATURDAY NIGHT BRACELET
http://www.aroundthebeadingtable.com/Tutorials/SaturdayNight.html

 

InterGem Jewelry Show
May 19 – 21, 2017
Chantilly Expo Center, Chantilly, VA http://www.intergem.com
Treasures of the Earth, Inc.
Mar 17 – Mar 19, 2017 Richmond International Raceway

Mar 24 – Mar 26, 2017 Hampton Roads Convention Center

April 21 – April 23, 2017 Virginia Beach Convention Center

Sept 15 – Sept 17, 2017 Richmond International Raceway

Oct 6 – Oct 8, 2017
Virginia Beach Convention Center
The Bodacious Bazaar
June 2, 3 & 4, 2017
Hampton Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, Va.

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival
March  10-12, 2017
Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA
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

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At our January meeting the new Board officially took over for the rest of the year or two.
Mary McElroy is our interim Treasurer. We need someone to step up and take this on in a more permanent role. Mary also brought in some paperwork that will hopefully further the BSSV in getting a Tax ID number.
Rhonda will be doing Wire work for Beginners this month. There will be a second part in May.
Catherine Bond will do the Beaded Bead in April.
Panache Gems & Beads will be closing their physical store in Richmond, VA but they will still be available online for orders.
In Emily Satterwhite’s memory it was proposed to make items to donate to local charities, such as children or animal originations.
A question was asked concerning whether or not The Bead Goes On at Beadniks would give BSSV members a discount. If anyone knows or has spoken to the owner or manager, could you please bring the answer to February’s meeting?
For anyone that has wanted an opportunity to have their jewelry pieces or other beaded art on display, we have one for you! Thanks to Mary McElroy’s efforts, the Bayside Library in Virginia Beach will display jewelry or other beaded pieces for the entire month of March. Please take this opportunity while you can! Mary is willing to take your pieces at this month’s meeting to the Bayside Library and bring them back to you at the April meeting.

This Month

Rhonda Solomon will show us how to do wire work for beginners. This relates to the Abalone Pendant class that was started last year. This class has been broken down into two parts. The second part will be in May.
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 2017 application.

Classes and Supplies

Supplies needed:

  • 22 gauge square wire
  • 18-21 gauge half-round wire (Wire should be dead soft or half hard)
  • Abalone shell focal piece (because that is the class we are doing: You can use the one from previous class)
  • 4mm crystals (should not need more than 10-20 & make sure they fit your Wire)
  • 3-4mm balls the color of your Wire
  • 3 step pliers or bail maker
  • Round nose pliers
  • Flat nose pliers
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Fabriluster straightening cloth or a polishing cloth
  • Tape for wire
  • Beading Mat
  • Sharpie Marker, black
  • A measuring tape

There will be no spare tools for use during the class, so please make sure you have all your needed tools beforehand and bring them with you. Rhonda will have some supplies available for purchase, but it is limited to first come, first served. Please be on time for the meeting so there is plenty of time to get through this class. If you feel you need more instruction on the wire work, please contact Rhonda after the class is over.

Beading Inspiration

Lovely Lace Bracelet

Þ http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.se/2014/08/free-beading-tutorial-lovely-lace.html

Tallulah Tila Bracelet

Þ http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2015/04/free-beading-pattern-tallulah-tila.html

Arabella Earrings

Þ http://craftyinspirationbylinda.blogspot.com/2016/03/free-beading-pattern-arabella-earrings.html

 

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

InterGem Jewelry Show

Feb. 17—19, 2017  Chantilly Expo Center, Chantilly, VA  http://www.intergem.com

 May 19 – 21, 2017 Chantilly Expo Center, Chantilly, VA  http://www.intergem.com

 

 Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

Mar 17 – Mar 19, 2017 Richmond International Raceway

Mar 24 – Mar 26, 2017 Hampton Roads Convention Center

April 21 – April 23, 2017 Virginia Beach Convention Center

Sept 15 – Sept 17, 2017 Richmond International Raceway

Oct 6 – Oct 8, 2017 Virginia Beach Convention Center

 

 The Bodacious Bazaar
June 2, 3 & 4, 2017 Hampton Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Dr., Hampton, Va.

 

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival

March  10-12, 2017 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA

 

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

 

Bead Stores

The Bead Store VA 10371 Warwick Blvd Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593 http://www.beadstore-va.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

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

Panache Bead Company (store is closed; website still selling items)  11561 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233

804-426-7866 panachegemsandbeads.com/

The Beadtender (TEMPORARILY CLOSED) 5100 Main St. Williamsburg, VA 23188

757-253-2323 http://www.beadtender.com 10% discount with BSSV card

The Bead Goes On at Beadniks 325 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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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.

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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