The event at Bluebird Gap Farm is a good reason we need a banner! We need to tell people who we are!! Please submit your idea/design to the Board for a banner/poster, by Jun 21 (the next meeting or some other date). Most likely this will be open for a while.
If anyone has pictures from our participation at Bluebird Gap Farm’s MG Plant Sale, please forward them to Rosemary or post them in the BSSV Facebook group.
We’d like to do a BIG event in conjunction with the bead sale. We can invite other crafters to buy table space to sell their crafts. We can use the Performing and Creative Arts Center (the Center) to have the event. We need volunteers to chair a committee to coordinate/invite other crafters to participated in the event. A day in November when the Center is open (Monday-Saturday), would be ideal. We will request 5% of the crafters’ sales to go to the BSSV along with the table fee.
Other events are coming up: Denbigh Days, Yorktown Riverwalk, Ciao Italian Festival (Williamsburg) We will need a committee for these events too, headed by Janet, if the BSSV is interested and able.
Don’t forget our library is open. Ann Smith is our librarian. Please return any and all books at the next meeting.
Our Annual Challenge is coming up! For all of those that sign up by July, the President will purchase a string of beads for each participant and then distribute at the August meeting. The challenge is to create something using the beads, however any medium, technique can be used. Project is due at the December meeting.
Cathy Bond won the monthly bead jar. Congrats!
Ladies don’t forget to bring in beads for the monthly and annual bead jars!
Classes for June and July are: Rosemary – June Chainmaille and Emily – July Polymer Clay
Bead and Chain Dangle Earrings class by Rosemary Lovelace. They make a fun and flirty addition to and outfit – day or night! If you are not interested in the class you can also bring along any beading project that needs a little TLC for Open beading.
- 24 jump rings: 18g, 6mm, any metal or metal finish*
- 48 seed beads, size 6, any shape, 1 color or mixed colors
- Any style earring hooks or clips
- 2 Chain nose pliers: straight & bent or straight chain nose pliers & jump ring opening ring
*Note: It is suggested to use copper, silver, or gold-filled jump rings as these will be the easiest to open and close. Aluminum jump rings are also great to use because it is extremely light and easy to care for; but it is a little harder to open and close.
Recycled Plastic Cup Star Earrings
Captured Bead Chain Maille
Bead and Gem Shows
Treasures of the Earth 2015 Shows:
7/17-7/19 Virginia Beach Convention Center Virginia Beach, VA
9/18-9/20 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA
10/16-10/18 Virginia Beach Convention Center Virginia Beach, VA
The Bead Mercantile Shows:
5/30-31 Fern Valley Hotel and Conference Center Louisville, KY
8/1-2 North Carolina State Fairgrounds Governor W. Kerr Scott Building Raleigh, NC
Intergalactic 2015 Shows:
6/13-14 Durham Convention Center Durham, NC
Innovative Bead Expo 2015:
7/18-19 Ten Oaks Ballroom & Conference Center
9/26-9/27 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center Fredericksburg, VA
10/17-18 Ten Oaks Ballroom & Conference Center
Gem, Jewelry & Bead 2015
6/12-6/14 State Fairgrounds Raleigh, NC
7/10-7/12 State Fairgrounds Raleigh, NC
Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers 2015 Shows:
5/2015 Franklin, NC
7/2015 Spruce Pine, NC
10/2015 Ashville, NC
American Bead Shows
5/16-17 Metrolina Expo Center Charlotte, NC
6/20-21Ramada Plaza Hotel Louisville, KY
Bead Fest 2015:
4/10-4/12 Expo (open to public) @ Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA
8/21-8/23 Expo @ Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA
Northeast Bead Extravaganza
6/6-7 Severna Park, MD
9/12-13 Severna Park, MD
International Gem & Jewelry Show, Inc.
5/15-17 Dulles Expo Center Chantilly, VA
6/12-14 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA
6/26-28 MD State Fair Grounds Timonium, MD
8/14-16 Dulles Expo Center Chantilly, VA9/18-20 Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA
10/30-11/1 MD State Fair Grounds Timonium, MD
12/18-20 Dulles Expo Center Chantilly, VA
10/23-25 13th Annual Harrisonburg Bead, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Rockingham County Fairgrounds – Commercial Exhibits Building
4808 S. Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Show organized by: Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows.
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
Beads and Rocks
335 VA Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Beads
10% Discount with BSSV card
2262 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach, VA
The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Gu’s Haus of Beads
501 Kempsville Rd, Ste H
Chesapeake, VA 23320
On the Rocks
(10% Discount @ Shows)
Donna Stephens, President
P.O. Box 1197
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Bead Retreat Boutique
1105 William Styron Square Newport News, VA 23606
Panache Bead Company 11561 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23233 804-426-7866 panachegemsandbeads.com
5100 Main St.
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5.
10% discount with BSSV card
5350 Kemps River Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
757-706-2668 call or text!
Mon-Sat 11:30 – 6pm