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.
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
- 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.
Lovely Lace Bracelet
Tallulah Tila Bracelet
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
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
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
Panache Bead Company (store is closed; website still selling items) 11561 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233
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