December’s Newsletter

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December’s Newsletter

Our December meeting we will have our annual potluck Christmas party!  Please bring a potluck-style dish and a drink with you. If you want to participate in the Gift Exchange, please bring a gift valued up to $15.  We will be meeting at the Virgil I. Grissom Library 366  Deshazor Dr., Newport News.

Board Officers were nominated and voted on at our November meeting are:
President:  Emily Satterwhite
Vice Presidents:  Barbara Gibson
Secretary / Treasurer:  Shelley Davis
Event Coordinator:  Janet Jenkins
Newsletter:  Rosemary Lovelace

It was suggested we get a membership director.  Of the members present, it was unanimous to keep the BSSV.

The Bracelet Challenge will conclude at our Holiday meeting.  So those of you who have your bracelets, please bring the completed bracelet to the December meeting.

The Board is gathering survey questions, and we would like for all members to participate.  This will help us determine your interest in the BSSV. It was suggested to increase membership by having a membership drive, or have an open house.  Other suggestions are welcomed.

We are still looking for a permanent place to meet.  The Hampton Teen Center is now the Art Center on Butler Farm Rd.  This would be an appropriate place to meet and nurture our creativity!  Ms. Dee Minor will provide more information.
Shelley Davis won the monthly bead jar drawing! Congrats!

The Intergalactic Bead show has offered us a table, at no cost, so we can tell people about us, and showcase our creations.  It’s usually a two day event, so we would have to set up a schedule to man the table in shifts.  This is something all of us can participate in!
If you know of a local store, ask them if you can place our BSSV flyers in their shops.  We can share more information about our group!

BSSV Plans for future dates:

*Contact store to see if people are interested in BSSV
*BSSV have a table at a store
*Make store owner honorary members of BSSV
*Contact past members, ask them to rejoin (may want to send survey to them, too.)
*Blue Skies
*Panache, willing to come to BSSV to teach
*The Bead Shop, on Bayview Blvd in Norfolk, willing to come to BSSV to teach
*Invite bead store owners to BSSV; set up a table

Holiday/Seasonal inspired patterns:

Sparkling Snowflake Bead Necklace

* www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Jewelry-for-Holiday/Sparkling-Snowflake-Bead-Necklace

Silent Night Wire Wrapped Ring

* www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Wire-Rings/Silent-Night-Wire-Wrapped-Ring

Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Necklace

* www.flamingotoes.com/2013/11/winter-wonderland-snow-globe-necklace/

BSSV March Newsletter 2015

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The Board members were requested to teach a class.  Shelley will do a stringing class.  Janet will do a superduo class. Rosemary will do a chainmaille class (June/July).  Emily will do a polymer clay class.  Barbara will teach the snowflake pendant/earrings class in March.  (Barbara will provide the supply list.)  If you want to teach a technique, teach about color, any display ideas, teach from a magazine, etc., please feel free to volunteer.
We’d like to do a big event in conjunction with our bead sale.  Such as have a craft sale where we invite other crafters to buy table space to sell their crafts/wares. We can use the Performing and Creative Arts Center (the Center) to have the event.  A percentage of the proceeds from the table space sales will go to the Center.  We need a volunteer to chair a committee to coordinate/invite other crafters to participate in the event.  The time frame would be in November on a day the Center is open (Monday – Saturday).
At Bluebird Gap Farm, there will be an environmental expo on 2 May 2015.  Children can use recyclable materials to make beads. It was suggested the children can make paper beads.  We are requesting you provide pre-cut triangle shaped newspaper, magazines, etc., strips for the beads, or other recyclable materials that can be used.  If you don’t have newspaper or magazines, we will also need mod podge, skewers, etc.  Thanks!!
We are working on getting a non-profit table space for the Newport News Arts in the Park event for the first weekend in October (2-4).  At this table, we can distribute flyers and information about the BSSV and demonstrate different beading techniques.  Please volunteer so we can have full coverage at the event.
Our questionnaire is still being developed.  The questionnaire will help us gather information about your thoughts about the BSSV.  And we hope to contact former members and get their feedback, as well.
Do you have any poster/flyer ideas or designs?  These posters/flyers can be displayed at events that BSSV will be participating in.  Bring your ideas to the next meeting!
In addition to growing our membership, we’re looking into fundraising.  AC Moore has a fundraising event we can all participate in.  We’ll keep you posted.   The Bracelet Challenge has been replaced by the “Annual Challenge”.  Some suggestions for the Challenge are to create something from inspiration from a piece of art; create a non-wearable item(s); use hardware, etc.  Your suggestions are welcome.
We are still working on a trifold information sheet you can share with others about the BSSV.
When you pay your membership, please complete an application.  On the application, we request you list your special areas of interest.  This will allow the BSSV to be a useful and interesting forum for all members.
If you want personal business cards with BSSV information, fill in the sign up sheet, at the next meeting, to collect your information for the cards.  (It was also suggested we create a business card with just BSSV info on it; using Vistaprint)
Changing the meeting day is tabled for now.  It was suggested a different Sunday, or on a Saturday.
We hope to work with the Center to place our library in the Center by next meeting.
Kay Olson won the monthly bead jar!!

Snowflake
Supplies needed for earrings:
Size 11 round seed beads in 6 colors
6 of 4mm bicone crystals
6lb Fireline
Size 10 or 12 beading needles
Supplies for a pendant:
Size 8 round seed beads in 6 colors
OR
2 colors, 6 of 6mm bicone crystals
Large crystal, optional
7-10 size 15 round seed beads
6lb Fireline
Size 10 or 12 beading needles

BSSV February 2015 Newsletter

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How’s this oddball weather for you?
So, in January our By-Laws were voted on and passed.  They will be posted on our virtual locations for everyone to look at.
We now have a new location and it is…..The Performing and Creative Arts Center (The Center)! 300 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23661. We have agreed to donate $200 per year to use their space.   Even though the Center is closed on Sunday, the manager will open it just for our meeting.  It has been suggested we change our meeting day to Saturday, or a different Sunday.  The Center is open on Saturdays.  As the BSSV, we can offer to teach at the Center in order to foster good community relations within the Center and other groups that use the center as well.
We need to build our membership and as such, we are looking for volunteers to design a poster(s) to display in bead stores and other locations.  Also, we are looking to have a tri-fold flyer for you to share with others about BSSV.  The poster and flyers can be displayed in area bead stores from Richmond to Chesapeake. The flyers will be redesigned to have info about us and an application for membership, a bit bigger than before.
We also thought we’d get a sign/banner made for BSSV to display at events/shows.  Shows such as the Newport News Greek Festival, Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Gem Show, Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, or Newport News Park Fall Festival, just to name a few!  At these shows, we could teach classes with kits, or just sell kits.  Get contact information of, or sign up people interested in BSSV.  Sell our own creations, and have a percentage go to the BSSV.
We’d like to offer honorary memberships to some of our local Bead Artist Stars (Kay Olson, Lisa Mosser, etc.).  We can invite them to our meetings; along with business owners.
As a member of the BSSV, we’re offering business cards.  A few people signed up to get the business cards.
It was suggested we display our creations at the Hampton History Museum.  There is a member looking into this.
At our February meeting, Mary MacElroy will the teach the Netted Bracelet.  Supply list on pg. 2.
At our March meeting, Barbara Gibson will teach the Snowflake pendant/earrings.
Beverly Alston won the monthly bead jar!!

Yea! This will be our very first meeting at our new location in Hampton. Are you as curious about it as the rest of us? Then make sure you come to this month’s meeting!

We will now be meeting at The Performing and Creative Arts Center (formerly the Center/Teen Center) located just off of McGruder Blvd and Butler Farm Rd. at 300 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton, VA 23661.

Mary MacElroy will be teaching the Netted Bracelet this month as well. Supplies needed are listed on pg. 2!

Next month, March, Barbara Gibson will teach us how to do the Snowflake.  Can’t wait!

Netted Beaded Bracelet

Supplies needed:

  •  Size 6 round seed beads or 3mm/4mm round beads
  •  Size 11 seed beads, coordinating colors
  •  Size 11 or 15 seed beads, matching colors
  •  Size 10 or 12 Needle
  •  Thread or Fireline

Upcoming Bead Shows in 2015

Treasures of the Earth 2015 Shows

  • 3/20-3/22 Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA
  • 3/27-3/29 Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA
  • 4/24-4/26 Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA
  • 5/1-5/3 Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, VA
  • 7/17-7/19 Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA
  • 9/18-9/20 Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, VA
  • 10/16-10/18 Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA

Intergalactic 2015 Shows:

  • 4/11 Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, VA

Innovative Bead Expo 2015:

  • 9/26-9/27 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, Va 22401

Gem, Jewelry & Bead 2015

  • 6/12-6/14 Raleigh, NC
  • 7/10-7/12 Raleigh, NC

Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers 2015 Shows:

  • 5/2015 Franklin, NC
  • 7/2015 Spruce Pine, NC
  • 10/2015 Ashville, NC

Bead Fest 2015:

  • 4/9-4/12 Workshops
  • 4/10-4/12 Expo (open to public) @ Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA
  • 8/19-8/23 Workshops
  • 8/21-8/23 Expo (open to public) @ Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA

BSSV January 2015 Newsletter

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Membership Dues are now due! Alternatives does not have space for the BSSV in their new location.  Ms. Dee Minor suggested the Performing and Creative Arts Center (The Center)  in Hampton for the BSSV to meet. The Center was found to be THE perfect place for the BSSV to meet and have our events!  The Board is still working on preliminary preparations for us to start meeting at the Center.  We will keep you informed on the progress.  But for now, for our January 2015 meeting, we will meet at Vigil I. Grissom Library, 366 Deshazor Dr., Newport News.
Since we are changing venues, we will have to review our insurance.
Our Bylaws have been revised and voted on by the BSSV members.
At the beginning of 2015, the BSSV is going to be focused on growing our membership.  We’d like area bead businesses to become members of the BSSV.  We’d like to get our information into bead stores, set up a table in these stores and tell people about us.  We’d like for these businesses to include an online link to the BSSV site, and vice/versa.  We’d like to ask these businesses to share their customer e-mail listing with us so we can invite their customers to our meetings/events.
Of the members who attended the meeting, we asked why members were not attending our BSSV meeting.  Some answers were:  other interests; they were bored of the BSSV; needed new ideas, fun ideas; there was an issue with the venue; some bead stores have closed, so members are looking for other creative outlets.  There is no indication there even is a BSSV.  The Board is working on survey questions for all members to participate.
For our membership drive, we will need your ideas and suggestions.  The Board members plan to visit area bead businesses/stores and request we demonstrate beading techniques, pattern, materials, tools, etc.  If you have any ideas, please email them to beadsociety@aol.com. Check the back of the newsletter for more contact information.
We had a young visitor at our last meeting.  We welcomed Cheyenne.  She  was curious and wanted to join us.
Our bracelet challenge revealed some beautiful results.
The winner of the monthly bead jar was Shelley Davis.  The big bead jar winner was Ann Smith.

Mary McCrory has volunteered to teach Netted Bracelet in February.  She displayed her finished bracelet at our December meeting.

Barbara Gibson has volunteered to teach Snowflake pendant in March.  She displayed her pendant at our December meeting.

We want area bead businesses to be BSSV members.  The bead stores will pay a membership fee, same as the individual fee. If you know of a local store, ask them if you can place our BSSV flyers in their shops.  We can share more information about our group!

BSSV Plans for future dates:

  • Contact store to see if people are interested in BSSV
  • BSSV have a table at a store
  • Make store owner honorary members of BSSV
  • Contact past members, ask them to rejoin (may want to send survey to them, too.)
  • Blue Skies
  • Panache, willing to come to BSSV to teach
  • The Bead Shop, on Bayview Blvd in Norfolk, willing to come to BSSV to teach
  • Invite bead store owners to BSSV; set up a table

Membership Dues are now due! $24 for the entire year, please remember to pay your dues when attending this month!
We will be meeting at the Virgil I. Grissom Library 366  Deshazor Dr., Newport News.
Open beading is this month’s activity, as it will allow us to discuss the topics at hand and the future of BSSV.

BSSV October 2014 Newsletter

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At our October meeting, someone will be teaching a class on Right Angle Weave (RAW).
BSSV was invited to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Fest, for 25 Feb – 1 Mar 2015.  We would need 12 people working in shifts to do the show.  We asked members who were present at this meeting, if they wanted to work a shift or shifts at the show.  We (Members) would have to pay for our own entry of $15.  The number of people who signed up to do the show were not enough to cover all the shifts.  So BSSV will not be participating in the Quilt Fest.
We need nominees for all positions of the BSSV Board:  President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary.  **Not sure about nominees for Newsletter, Event Coordinator**
Sandy Hubbard has a new bead store in Williamsburg:  The Beadtender, 5100 Main St, Williamsburg, Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5.  She is offering BSSV members 10% off their purchase!  Remember October is Visit Your Local Bead Shop month.
Harold Horten was asking if BSSV members would come to his church, West Hampton Baptist Church, to demonstrate how to make jewelry to the younger church members (children) for about 1-2 hours.
The small monthly bead jar was won by our Helen Riggs! Remember to bring your spare or left over beads to toss into the small and large bead jars.
Happy Birthday to all the members who were born in October!

Basic right angle weave is a must-learn for any new bead weaver. The structural nature of this weave allows for many possibilities for necklaces, bracelets, and pendants. Play with color, pattern, and different types of beads for endless design possibilities.
http://www.fusionbeads.com/Basic-Right-Angle-Weave

  • Size 10 & size 12 beading needles
  • Velvet/bead board
  • Size 8 seed beads, two colors
  • Size 11 seed beads, one or two colors
  • 3 mm, 4 mm and 6 mm bicone crystals
  • Fire Line thread, 6lb/8lb test, smoke grey or you favorite thread

Or bring in your own project to work on.

Bracelet Exchange completed bracelets are due at the December 2014 meeting.
October class has us doing RAW. A bling bracelet.
In November, we’ll hold Board elections.
In December, we’ll have our social, and gift exchange, and completed bracelets.
The Treasure’s report remains the same, $1,083.52.
We normally have elections for members to take over Board positions for 1 year or so. Now is the time to think and ask questions of the current Board members about their positions. Since Karen Martin will be out for surgery for awhile, we really need someone to fill in as an interim President. Nancy Curles won’t be able to fill in the rest of the year for both the President and Vice President positions.
These positions may seem hard but they are not as hard as you imagine. All we ask is for you to be able to attend all meetings and fulfill the duties of the position. You are only volunteering one day a month of your time. Please don’t leave us without a Board in November because without a Board there will be no Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia!

Witch Way Did She Go Earrings
http://www.fusionbeads.com/Witch-Way-Did-She-Go-Earrings
Dare to Scare Bracelet
http://www.fusionbeads.com/Dare-to-Scare-Bracelet

BEAD STORES

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

The Bead Shop
335 E Bayview Blvd
Norfolk, VA
(757) 480-1350
Www.norfolksbeadoutlet.com
http://www.beadshopnorfolk.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

Gu’s Haus of Beads
Greenbrier Shoppes
501 Kempsville Rd, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-549-2323
hausofbeads@aol.com

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

Bead Retreat Boutique
1105 William Styron Square Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 597-2323
11am -5pm.
beadretreatboutique.com

Panache Bead Company 11561 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233
804-426-7866
panachegemsandbeads.com/

The Beadtender
5100 Main St.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
757-253-2323
Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5.
http://www.beadtender.com/
10% discount with BSSV card

“When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave the world wondering how the hell you did it.”
– unknown

BSSV September Newsletter

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Our September 21st meeting will be our nomination of new board members. Be prepared to throw your hat in the ring! Election will be November’s meeting!
Open beading will be September’s activity. Make sure to bring something to work on.
The blank bracelets for the Bracelet Challenge Exchange are Still being accepted (last time for late entries) and the completed bracelets are due in December 2014. Please see Janet Jenkins if you are turning in a blank bracelet.
This month’s and October’s meeting will be at Alternative’s Inc. current place in the Riverdale Shopping Center, just past the Cinema Café Movie Theater.
It was suggested that at the Intergalactic Bead Show, BSSV have a table to sell our beading creations, and give a percentage back to BSSV.
The small monthly bead jar was won by our Shelley Davis! Please ladies Shelley needs a little competition over that jar! Remember to bring your spare or left over beads to toss into the small and large bead jars.
Here’s a something we haven’t done in a long time: Happy Birthday to all the members who were born in September!

Surf’s Up Beaded Anklet Project http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Surfs-Up-Beaded-Anklet-Project_p_23956.html

Bead and Gem Shows

Sept. 6-7 Intergalactic Bead Show Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hall A Hampton, VA 23666

Sept.19-21 Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show Richmond, VA

Sept. 19-21 The “Original” Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show, Inc.® Greater Philly Expo Center 100 Station Ave. Oaks, PA 19456 http://www.intergem.com

Sept. 27-28 The “Original” Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show, Inc.® WASHINGTON MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK 2660 Woodley Road, N.W. Washington, DC 20008 http://www.intergem.com

Oct. 17-19 Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show Virginia Beach, VA

Oct. 18-19 Innovative Beads Expo Ten Oaks Ballroom & Conference Center 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029
Sat., 10/18 10AM-5PM Sun., 10/19 11AM-4PM innovativebeadsexpo.com

Nov. 8 – 9 Greater Washington DC Bead Society Show Activity Center at Bohrer Park 506 S Frederick Ave Gaithersburg, MD
http://www.bsgw.org

Nov. 8-9 Intergalactic Bead Show Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA 23222

Dec. 19-21 The “Original” Classic International Gem and Jewelry Show, Inc.® Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20151 http://www.intergem.com

Local Arts and Crafts Shows

Sept. 27 Hampton Holiness Community Day Hampton Holiness Chapel Hampton, VA 23666

Oct. 4-5 Newport News Fall Festival of Folk Life 10-5 each day; $10 parking fee, Admission to festival is free Newport News Park Newport News, VA

Oct. 10-12 Richmond Folk Festival on Downtown Richmond’s Riverfront. FREE event
Fri., Oct.10, 6PM – 10PM; Sat., Oct.11, Noon – 9:30 PM; Sun., Oct. 12, Noon – 6PM richmondfolkfestival.org/index.html

Oct. 11 Phoebus Fall Festival Phoebus Community Hampton, VA 23663

Oct. 11-12 Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm Newport News, VA

Oct 11 Jack-o-Lantern Fall Craft Show, The College of William & Mary (Trinkle Hall) 540 Landrum Drive, Williamsburg 757-285-0347 crafterevents@gmail.com http://www.crafterswalkabout.com

Oct. 25 Doll and Bear Show Holiday Inn Hotel 3900 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach 803-783-8049 knightshows@hotmail.com http://www.knightshows.com

Nov. 7-8 Craftsmens Christmas Classic Art and Craft Festival Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, VA 23222 CraftShow.com

Nov 7-9 Virginia Christmas Market, Exhibition Center at Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA 804-253-6284 bill.wagstaff@virginiashows.com http://www.virginiashows.com

BSSV August Newsletter

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Our August 17th meeting will be our Annual Members Bead Sale (yay)! Please read the “This Month” section for details. Remember this is a members only meeting.
Karen announced she’s taking a long term absence due to medical procedures.
The blank bracelets for the Bracelet Challenge Exchange are due and the completed bracelets are due in January 2015. Please see Janet Jenkins if you are turning in a blank bracelet.
This month’s and September’s meeting will be at Alternative’s Inc. current place in the Riverdale Shopping Center, just past the Cinema Café Movie Theater.
Lou Tiller reminded us that the Mancuso Quilt Show (aka Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival) is in February 2015.  It was recommended BSSV not do the quilt due to the cost, and it did not yield new members.  The people who visited our table were from out of the Tidewater area.
It was suggested that at the Intergalactic Bead Show, BSSV have a table to sell our beading creations, and give a percentage back to BSSV.
The Polymer Clay Class was great at the July’s meeting.  We learned a lot about polymer clay, colors, techniques, new tools. Our thanks to Jessie Miller for coming out and showing us a great time!
In September we nominate new board members.  Be prepared to throw your hat in the ring!
Our one guest was Dave Flowers.
The small monthly bead jar was won by our Evelyn Miller! Please ladies Evelyn needs a little competition over that jar! Remember to bring your spare or left over beads to toss into the small and large bead jars.
Here’s a something we haven’t done in a long time: Happy Birthday to all the members who were born in August!

This month is our Annual Member Bead Sale (yay!). Please bring your items that you’d like to sell (beads and/or related items). Please price them in increments of 25 cents. Also, please be prepared to pay by CHECK or exact cash money; very little cash will be on hand for exchanging differences. Please put your last name on your items or if your items have initials definitely make sure the Treasurer, Emily, is made aware of your initials. Looking forward to all the interesting things you bring to the sale!
Also, the blank bracelets for the Bracelet Challenge Exchange are due and the completed bracelets are due in January 2015. Please see Janet Jenkins with your blank to turn in.
This month’s and September’s meeting will be at Alternative’s Inc. current place in the Riverdale Shopping Center, just past the Cinema Café Movie Theater.

Also, blank bracelets are due for the Bracelet Exchange and the completed bracelets are due in January 2015.
In August, we’ll have our member only bead sale.
In September, we will nominate Board members.
October class has us doing RAW. A bling bracelet.
In November, we’ll hold Board elections.
In December, we’ll have our social, and gift exchange, and completed bracelets.
The Treasure’s report remains the same, $1,083.52.
We normally have elections for members to take over Board positions for 1 year or so. Now is the time to think and ask questions of the current Board members about their positions. Since Karen Martin will be out for surgery for awhile, we really need someone to fill in as an interim President. Nancy Curles won’t be able to fill in the rest of the year for both the President and Vice President positions.
These positions may seem hard but they are not as hard as you imagine. All we ask is for you to be able to attend all meetings and fulfill the duties of the position. You are only volunteering one day a month of your time. Please don’t leave us without a Board in November because without a Board there will be no Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia!

One of our members had asked about Lazy stitch. For some reason, that just seems like an easy stitch to do on a hot summer afternoon. So, I’ve included some links to instructions and video webpages. Hopefully, this will inspire you to make something beautiful!

http://www.native-american-beadwork.net/english/English04Stitches_Lane.htm
http://www.prairieedge.com/tribe-scribe/beading-with-glass-beads-lazy-stitch/

June 2014 Newsletter

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Beading Bits

 Hello to one and all! May’s meeting was an open beading session and potluck. Thank you to those that came in brought in a yummy dish to share with everyone!
We had a guest visit with us at the May meeting. David Flowers was our guest and he was brought in by our member Harold Horten. David is interesting in learning how to do the beaded ornaments. Thanks for bringing in David, Harold!
We talked about getting more interest in BSSV. Fundraisers at farmers’ markets; Fall Folk Life Festival in October; HAM (radio) Festival in Virginia Beach; Mary Immaculate Fall Festival; Poquoson Seaford Festival in October; Treasures of the Earth Gem and Mineral show in Virginia Beach. Have a BSSV table set up to sell our items, and give a percentage back to the BSSV.
Field trips were suggested. Such as, Studio Baboo in Charlottesville. We can rent a van to go and do a class there, or ask them to come here.
For our June 15th meeting, we’ll have open beading. It was suggested we make lanyards for our BSSV membership card holders. Bring your beads and supplies. If you use thread, it is recommended you use 8lb thread.
Our July 20th meeting will be a polymer clay class. The cost of the class will be $35 (cash, check, or credit card). Preconditioned clay, memory wire, use of clay extruders will be provided for this class. Other supplies may be required. RSVP to sales@fauxgotten.com to reserve your space and color choices.
Also in July, the blank bracelets are due, and the final, completed bracelets are due in December.
Panache, in Richmond, has superduos in the long tube for a good price.

Our July 20th meeting will be a polymer clay class.  The cost of the class will be $35 (cash, check, or credit card).  Preconditioned clay, memory wire, use of clay extruders will be provided for this class.  Other supplies may be required.  RSVP to sales@fauxgotten.com to reserve your space and color choices. 

Also in July, the blank bracelets are due, and the final, completed bracelets are due in December.

In August, we’ll have our member only bead sale.

In September, we will nominate Board members.

 October class has us doing RAW.  A bling bracelet.

In November, we’ll hold Board elections.

In December, we’ll have our social, and gift exchange, and completed bracelets.The Treasure’s report remains the same, $1,083.52.

 

This Month

 The planned activity for June’s meeting is making a beaded lanyard for your BSSV badge. It can be done in any fashion that you fancy.
The reason for doing this is so that way you have a representative of your work with you when you volunteer to participate in working show tables. Everyone’s style is different and everyone needs a little handy-dandy way to show off your style or type of work.
Of course, you are more than welcome to work on something else entirely; if making a lanyard is just not an activity you find interesting.
Bring your beads and supplies. If you use thread, it is recommended you use 8 lb thread. Here are some places to visit on the World Wide Web for an idea or two for your lanyard to hold your BSSV badge.:
http://www.beads-beading-needs.com/lanyard-instructions.html
http://www.pinterest.com/AnnieTafoya/lanyard-ideas/
http://www.pinterest.com/carolberggren/beaded-lanyard-ideas/

Bead Stores

 The Bead Store VA

10371 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593

The Bead Cottage
5350 Kemps River Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 495-5400

The Bead Shop
335 E Bayview Blvd
Norfolk, VA
(757) 480-1350

Beads and Rocks
335 VA Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 428-9824

Virginia Beach Beads (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
2262 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 333-7235

Tada’s Beads and Art (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
1001 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia
(757) 903-2073

The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
thebeadgoeson.com 
866-861-2323

Gu’s Haus of Beads
Greenbrier Shoppes
501 Kempsville Rd, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-549-2323
hausofbeads@aol.com

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

Bead Retreat Boutique
1105 William Styron Square Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 597-2323
11am -5pm.
beadretreatboutique.com

 

Panache Bead Company

11561 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233

804-426-7866 

panachegemsandbeads.com/

Bead and Gem Shows 

Rings & Things Tuesday, 06/17 2014, 1pm-5pm
Sheraton Park South Hotel *NEW Location!*
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 323-1144

Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show 
July 18, 19, 20
Virginia Beach, VA

Bead Fest August 22 – 24
Booth 507 & 606
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA
http://www.beadfest.com

Intergalactic Bead Show
September 6 – 7, 2014 
Hampton Roads Convention Center‑Exhibit Hall A – Hampton, VA 23666  

Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show 
September 19, 20, 21 
Richmond, VA

Treasures of the Earth Gem & Jewelry Show 
October 17, 18, 19 
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Greater Washington DC Bead Society Show
November 8 – 9
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S Frederick Ave
Gaithersburg, MD
http://www.bsgw.org

Innovative Beads Expo
Ten Oaks Ballroom & Conference Center 
5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029
Saturday, 7/19 10AM-5PM 
Sunday, 7/20 11AM-4PM
Saturday, 10/18 10AM-5PM 
Sunday, 10/19 11AM-4PM innovativebeadsexpo.com

Local Arts and Crafts Shows

Boardwalk Art Show & Festival  Thursday, June 12, 2014 – Sunday, June 15, 2014 

Virginia Beach Boardwalk
17th-32nd Streets
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
 (757) 425-0000
virginiamoca.org/outdoor-art-shows/boardwalk-art

Afrikan American Festival 6/27-29 $4 donation
Mill Point Park
100 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-8311

Pork, Peanut and Pine Festival
Chippokes Plantation State Park
July 19-20, 2014 10AM-5PM
695 Chippokes Park Road
Surry, VA 23883
(757) 294-3625

Hampton Holiness Community Day
September 27, 2014 
Hampton Holiness Chapel 
Hampton, VA 23666  

Phoebus Fall Festival
October 11, 2014 
Phoebus Community 
Hampton, VA 23663

Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival October 11-12, 2014
Sat, 10am-6pm – Sun, 10am-5pm
Newport News, VA

Bead Show List 2014

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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

The Bead Mercantile is not coming back to Williamsburg this year!

Intergalactic Bead Show
March 8 & 9, 2014
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23222 http://www.beadshows.com

International Gem & Jewelry Show
March 14 – 16, 2014
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA http://www.intergem.com

Treasures of the Earth
March 21-23, 2014
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA 23222 http://www.treasuresoftheearth.com

Star Bead – Trunk Show April 4 – 5
139 A Church Street, NW
Vienna, VA
http://www.starbeads.com

Intergalactic Bead Show
April 12 & 13, 2014
Hampton Roads Convention Center Exhibit Hall C
1610 Coliseum Dr Hampton, VA 23666 http://www.beadshows.com

Treasures of the Earth
April 25-27, 2014
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
http://www.treasuresoftheearth.com

International Gem & Jewelry Show
May 16 – May 18, 2014
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly, VA http://www.intergem.com

Rings and Things Bead Show
6/17/2014 1pm-5pm
Sheraton Park South Hotel
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 323-1144

Rings and Things Bead Show
6/18/2014 Noon-4pm
Best Western Tysons Westpark Hotel 8401 Westpark Dr McLean, VA 22102 (703) 734-2800

 

This list will be updated as new shows advertise or are found, whichever happens first!

Bead Store List

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The Bead Store VA
10371 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593

The Bead Cottage
5350 Kemps River Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 495-5400

The Bead Shop
335 E Bayview Blvd
Norfolk, VA
(757) 480-1350

Beads and Rocks
335 VA Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 428-9824

Virginia Beach Beads (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
2262 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 333-7235

Tada’s Beads and Art (10% Discount with BSSV membership card)
1001 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia
(757) 903-2073

The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
thebeadgoeson.com
866-861-2323

Gu’s Haus of Beads
Greenbrier Shoppes
501 Kempsville Rd, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
757-549-2323
hausofbeads@aol.com

Bead Retreat Boutique
1105 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA 23606
11am -5pm. (Port Warwick off of Jefferson Ave)