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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

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The Annual Bead Challenge beads were passed out, and 10 members took on the challenge.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!
In September, the Tidewater Basketry Guild will have a member showing several examples of different materials used in baskets.  Barbara Gibson will bring in some samples, too.
In October, Barbara Gibson 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!!
Ann Smith won the monthly bead jar!!
Are you sharing our flyer?  Attached is a copy you can email, or print and share with others.  We’ll have some at the next meeting.
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!!
To increase our membership, we urge you to contact those former members who have not attended our meetings, and ask them to come visit.

This Month

This month Rosie Lovelace will demonstrate how to use a cell phone and/or digital camera to take photos of your creative work.  So bring in your lovely work and give it a selfie!
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.

Classes and Supplies

Bring your Point-and-Shoot Camera or your smartphone or both. You can also bring some of your jewelry and displays to practice with, if you like. We’ll use the black table cloth that BSSV has for a back drop. Weather permitting, We’ll also go outside to practice. Please be prepared for the class.

Beading Inspiration

CATCH A WAVE LADDER STITCH BRACELET

¨ http://facetjewelry.com/stitching/projects/2016/08/catch-a-wave-ladder-stitch-bracelet

 

SEASIDE JEWELRY SET

¨ http://facetjewelry.com/stringing/projects/2016/08/seaside-jewelry-set

 

CAPTURED HEART EARRINGS

¨ http://facetjewelry.com/metal-wire/projects/2016/06/captured-heart-earrings

 

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
August 19-21 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
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
August 6-7 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Centre
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
http://www.innovativebeadsexpo.com

 

Intergalactic Bead Show
Aug. 6-7 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA
Nov. 12 -13 Richmond Raceway Complex Richmond, VA

Beading Bits, July 2016

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Meeting: July 17, 2016 @ 2pm

Well, I’ll keep this short and sweet. June’s class will finish up  at this month’s meeting. Please reference the June newsletter for supplies needed. Also, please sign up for the Bead Challenge at the meeting. Shelley has the mystery beads and will pass them out to those that sign up for the Challenge. Remember the challenge is due back in December finished or not. Dues are still being accepted for those that haven’t paid yet. Please bring in a few scrap beads for the bead jars! Congrats to Pamela Flood, who won the Monthly Bead Jar!!

Remember if you have any ideas and/or thoughts about how we can improve as a society, take/teach classes, or fund raising; SPEAK UP! We are BEADERS, not MIND-READERS! See everyone at the meeting on Sunday! Please keep cool and safe in this heat!

Beading Bits, June

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Special points of interest:

  • Meeting:  June 19th
  • Rhonda Solomon will demonstrate/teach wire work

In May, Catherine Bond showed a wide variety of items made with the Kumihimo technique.  Thanks Catherine!
To increase our membership, we urge you to contact those former members who have not attended our meetings, and ask them to come back.
To help those women returning to work in the LINX program, it was suggested that we take the bead inventory in the BSSV cabinet and make jewelry for them.

  • In June, Rhonda Solomon will demonstrate wire working.
  • In July, the Annual Bead Challenge will issued, so be ready to sign up!  Shelley Davis will demonstrate a double stranded stringing technique.
  • In August, Rosie Lovelace will demonstrate how to use  a cell phone and/or digital camera to take photos of your creative work.
  • In September, the Tidewater Basketry Guild will have a member showing several examples of different materials used in baskets.
  • In November, we will be electing a new Board.
  • In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!

Evelyn Miller 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!!
Janet spoke with the Intergalactic Bead show.  They will NOT have a bead show in Chesapeake.   They will be in Richmond -August 6 & 7 and November 12 & 13. Those are the only Intergalactic Bead shows that will be in VA.

Classes, Demonstrations and Supplies:

Abalone Shell Focal Piece

  • 22 gauge square wire dead soft or half hard at least 4-5 feet
  • 18-22 gauge half dead soft or half hard at least 2 feet
  • Abalone shell focal piece to wrap
  • 4mm crystals to decorate your focal piece with (at least 15 crystals)

*If you cannot get 22 gauge square and can only find 21 gauge square. Then you Will need to get 6mm crystals instead.

Tools

  • Tape for wire work
  • Beading Mat
  • Bail Maker
  • Flat head pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Round nose pliers
  • Straightening cloth (used to straighten your wire

*The BeadTender in Williamsburg does sell 22 gauge square by the door.

 

Beading Inspiration

Crochet Sea Glass Necklace: www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Crocheted-Jewelry/Crochet-Sea-Glass-Necklace

Precious Pearl and Sea Shell DIY Earrings:
http://www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Strung-Earrings/Precious-Pearl-and-Sea-Shell-DIY-Earrings

Sunlit Seas Mixed Stone Necklace: www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Strung-Necklace/Sunlit-Seas-Mixed-Stone-Necklace

 

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

  • July 15-17 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free

 

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

  • August 19-21 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
  • 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

  • August 6-7 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, VA 22401 www.innovativebeadsexpo.com

Intergalactic Bead Show

  • Aug. 6-7 Richmond Raceway Complex
  • Nov. 12 -13 Richmond Raceway Complex