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Mary MacElroy has gotten us a display opportunity at  the Bayside Library in Virginia Beach. The display will run from March 1st to March 31st, 2018. Please bring three pieces that you would like to have on display and if you want them on display forms, the forms will have to be small ones. Bring your pieces to this meeting, February 18th, in order to have them there in a timely manner. Mary will  take care of your pieces and make sure you get them back at the April meeting.

The BSSV Treasury account has been moved to BB&T. While there is still an active account at Well’s Fargo, that is in the process of being handled and switched to our new BB&T account.

Beaditforward.org is accepting beaded pieces mounted on lacey’s stiff stuff or similar backing. Pieces have to be received by March 1st, no later. Please visit the sight for more information and for the theme that the piece should be in.

Right now, Emily’s Memorial is taking a hiatus. Hopefully the doll will be ready soon!

We have a new Bead Challenge for all members! The theme is “Beach”. The challenge is due on May 20, 2018. Do your best!!

We are always in need of more beaders/members! We have feelers checking into other groups, such as Handmade Hampton and Tidewater Artists. Also, into us participating in the GO Green expo’s at Blue Bird Gap Farm or Brittingham Community Center.

Future meetings may include lessons in French beaded flowers, chainmaille, micro macramé, peyote with a twist—not crochet, metal jewelry, and Christmas ornament (July).

Shelley Davis won the monthly bead jar. Congrats!

This Month

Becky Greubel will be teaching a free form wire cuff at our meeting. Please see the supply list on page 2, if you would like to participate in the class.

Dues are once again due for the year. Dues are $36.

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!!

Classes and Supplies

FREE FORM WIRE CUFF BRACELET by BECKY GREUBEL

SUPPLIES:

  • 12 GA OR 14 GA COPPER WIRE, 3 FEET
  • 20 GA OR 22 GA COPPER WIRE, 20 FEET OR 1 SPOOL
  • SEED BEADS, SMALL BEADS, CHIPS OR MIXED BEADS
  • ACCENT BEADS
  • ROUND NOSE PLIERS
  • TAPERED CHAIN NOSE PLIERS
  • HEAVY WIRE CUTTERS
  • FLUSH CUTTING WIRE CUTTERS
  • VERY FINE GRAIN SAND PAPER (220 TO 260 GRIT)
  • RULER OR TAPE MEASURE

 

Beading Inspiration

“You Are Beautiful” Bracelet

Þ https://www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Strung-Bracelet/You-Are-Beautiful-Bracelet

Wire-Wrapped Crystal Heart Earrings

Þ https://www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Wire-Earrings/Wire-Wrapped-Crystal-Heart-Earrings

Coffee Stirrer Spike Necklace

Þ https://www.allfreejewelrymaking.com/Recycled-Necklace/Coffee-Stirrer-Spike-Necklace

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows 2018

InterGem Jewelry Show

FEBRUARY 16-18 The Dulles Expo Center (South Hall)
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

MARCH 9-11 The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center At Oaks (Hall C)
100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456

APRIL 27-29  The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

MAY 18-20 The Dulles Expo Center (South Hall)
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

JUNE 29-JULY 1 Maryland State Fairgrounds
(Exhibition Hall & 4-H Building)
2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

 Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

March 9– 11 Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

March 16–18 Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond, VA

July 20– 22 Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

September 14– 16 Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond, VA

October 12– 14 Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXVII February 23-26 Hampton Roads Convention Center

Intergalactic Bead Show April 8-9 Richmond Raceway Complex-Colonial Building

Art on the Square 55th April 29 WILLIAMSBURG, VA  Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg

Roanoke Valley Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show May 25-27 Salem Civic Center 1001 Boulevard Salem, Virginia 24153

Harrisonburg Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show   October 26-28

NVMC Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show       November 17-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you everyone for the wonderful time and food at the December 2017 meeting!
We discussed the lack of brick and mortar bead stores in the Hampton Roads Area. Has anyone heard any rumors of someone wanting to open a bead store or close one? Please let us know!
We also talked about taking road trips again to bead shows, bead stores or even bead classes outside of the Tidewater area. Would members in current standing or future members be interested in such trips?
Some members expressed an interest in the French Beaded Flowers and the Ndebele (Herringbone) stitch.
Dues were collected and they will be collected at the next few meetings.
Congratulations to Shelley Davis, who was awarded Honorable Mention for Wearable Art at the Veterans Show at On the Hill Gallery.
It was also mentioned that we could send letters to previous members to see if we could spark interest in getting them to return to BSSV. We will need a few volunteers to fold letters, stuff envelopes and address the envelopes at our January or February meeting.
Thank you to Evelyn Miller, Cathy Bond and Mary MacElroy for bringing in your Mardi Gras themed Bead Challenge pieces for Show and Tell. Mary did a beautiful necklace in the Potato Chip Lace Stitch. Cathy did a lovely Mardi Gras style face mask. Evelyn did an interesting wreath.

This Month

Cathy will discuss an outreach program called ‘Bead it Forward’ and why we should be a part of it. Please see the meeting agenda on the last page of this newsletter.

Beading Inspiration

Silver Bells Earrings

  •  www.beadaholique.com/silver-bells-earrings.html

The White Queen Necklace

  •  www.beadaholique.com/the-white-queen-necklace.html

Morning Mist Tila Bead Bracelet

 

Agenda

January 21, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda:

  • Update on bank accounts
  • Ideas for new membership and outreach
  • Program plans for calendar year
  • Review of BSSV bylaws and board duties
  • Processes and structures

January 21, 2018 Members’ Meeting Agenda:

  • Call meeting to order
  • Review previous meeting minutes
  • Reports:

Social Media

Treasurer

Secretary

Vice President

  • Business:

Old and Unfinished Business

Beaded Doll update (Catherine)

Bead challenge

  • New Business:

Outreach/developing beader ideas (Denise)

New bank account (Mary)

Announcements/Questions

  • Program:

Catherine will discuss an outreach opportunity called Bead it Forward

  • Bead Project Sharing
  • Bead raffle
  • Closing

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows 2018

InterGem Jewelry Show

  • FEBRUARY 16-18 The Dulles Expo Center (South Hall)
    4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • MARCH 9-11 The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center At Oaks (Hall C)
    100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456
  • APRIL 27-29  The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
    201 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD 20745
  • MAY 18-20 The Dulles Expo Center (South Hall)
    4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151
  • JUNE 29-JULY 1 Maryland State Fairgrounds
    (Exhibition Hall & 4-H Building)
    2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

 

 Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

  •  March 9– 11 Virginia Beach Convention Center
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • March 16–18 Richmond Raceway Complex
    Richmond, VA
  • July 20– 22 Virginia Beach Convention Center
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • September 14– 16 Richmond Raceway Complex
    Richmond, VA
  • October 12– 14 Virginia Beach Convention Center
    Virginia Beach, VA

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXVII February 23-26 Hampton Roads Convention Center

Intergalactic Bead Show April 8-9 Richmond Raceway Complex-Colonial Building

Art on the Square 55th April 29 Williamsburg, VA Presented by Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg

Roanoke Valley Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show May 25-27 Salem Civic Center 1001 Boulevard Salem, Virginia 24153

Harrisonburg Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show   October 26-28 Rockingham County Fairgrounds, 4808 S. Valley Pike, I-81, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

NVMC Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show       November 17-18 GMU Fairfax / The HUB, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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

Off the Beading Path http://www.etsy.com/shop/offthebeadingpathva offthebeadingpath@yahoo.com

 

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The BSSV meeting was called to order at 2 PM on November 19, 2017.
The first order of business was the Board Member Elections. The slate of officers was as follows:
President: Denise Bush
Vice President: Cathy Bond
Treasurer: Mary MacElroy
Secretary: Becky Greubel
News Letter Editor: Rosemary Greubel
There was a quorum of members in attendance and all in attendance voted in favor of the slate of officers.
The Mardi Gras challenge is due in December as a Show & Tell project. The Bead Challenge will be moved to a mid-year event in 2018.
It was noted that Shelley Davis received an Honorable Mention Award at a Veterans Day Show in which she was a participant.
Cathy Bond has requested that the Minutes reflect that she has the BSSV Library, the Eva Washington Memorial Quilt and the quilt frame.
The speaker for the November meeting was Duane Baldwin. He gave a very inspiring talk about Native American Quillwork. He described how he obtains the quills from the pelts of porcupines, how they are cleaned and processed and how he uses them in his beautiful quillwork pieces.
Holiday Meeting is December 17th. There will be a Pot-Luck luncheon for the meeting. Please show off your best holiday recipes and bring a dish to share at the meeting. There will be no gift exchange this year. It will be reconsidered as an event for December 2018.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:30 PM.

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows 2018

InterGem Jewelry Show

FEBRUARY 16-18 The Dulles Expo Center (South Hall)
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

MARCH 9-11 The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center At Oaks (Hall C)
100 Station Ave, Oaks, PA 19456

APRIL 27-29  The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

MAY 18-20 The Dulles Expo Center (South Hall)
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151

JUNE 29-JULY 1 Maryland State Fairgrounds
(Exhibition Hall & 4-H Building)
2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

 Treasures of the Earth, Inc.

March 9– 11 Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

March 16–18 Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond, VA

July 20– 22 Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

September 14– 16 Richmond Raceway Complex
Richmond, VA

October 12– 14 Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, VA

 

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXVII February 23-26 Hampton Roads Convention Center
Intergalactic Bead Show April 8-9 Richmond Raceway Complex-Colonial Building

 

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 CLOSED  thebeadtender@yahoo.com

The Bead Goes On at Beadniks 325 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 CLOSING AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER!

Off the Beading Path http://www.etsy.com/shop/offthebeadingpathva offthebeadingpath@yahoo.com

 

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We will be meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula (13136 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA 23602) on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Why you ask?
We decided that the Performing and Creative Arts Center in Hampton was draining our finances or would be because they want to charge us the City of Hampton’s full rental room rate and they left us off of the schedule more times than was necessary. We had then planned on meeting at Sande Hubbard’s store, The BeadTender, but she has decided to close her store since that plan was made.
Thank you Cathy Bond for teaching the ’Magic Chain’. Please see Cathy for instructions if you missed last month’s meeting.
We moved the Annual Members’ Sale to September 30th and will be held at Cathy Bond’s house. She will provide her address at the meeting. If you have questions before the sale please contact any board member or specifically, Cathy Bond.

The Bead Challenge theme is Mardi Gras and is due at the December 2017 meeting. You can make just about anything as long as beads are involved, don’t limit yourself to just jewelry!
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.

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.
If you already have beading buddies please invite them to one of our meetings!
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!
Evelyn Miller won the monthly bead jar!

Beading Inspiration

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 CLOSED 476- C Wythe Creek Rd, Poquoson, 23662 757-868-1221   thebeadtender@yahoo.com

 

The Bead Goes On at Beadniks 325 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 CLOSING AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER!

Off the Beading Path http://www.etsy.com/shop/offthebeadingpathva, offthebeadingpath@yahoo.com

Studio Baboo 1933 Commonwealth Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
in the Stone Ridge Shopping Center at the corner of Hydraulic Road – we’re on the lower level, studiobaboo@aol.com, http://www.studiobaboo.com, 434-244-2905

 

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

InterGem Jewelry Show
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

Northern Virginia Mineral Club Annual show
Nov. 18-19, 2017 Fairfax, VA Contact Tom Taaffe, (703)-281-3767; e-mail: rockcllctr@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.novamineralclub.org

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We experienced another hiccup with the center in July. They did not have the BSSV in the schedule book, but  they did manage to get another worker to come out which then allowed us to have our meeting. Even though it was held in another room than the usual one we are accustomed to using.

Thank you Denise Bush for teaching the Ladder Bracelet. Please see Denise for instructions and kits if you missed last month’s meeting.

We also discussed/voted on making a doll that every member will get a chance to bead on, in honor of Emily Satterwhite.

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.

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.

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!

This Month

Cathy is teaching The Beaded Chain at our August 20th meeting!

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:

4 colors of size 8 sead beads

8lb Fireline (4lb or 6lb Fireline can also be used)

Tools:

Size 10 needles

Scissors

Beading mat

Light source

Magnifying glasses

Beading Inspiration

Summer Lantern Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Sea Snail Earrings

Pebble Necklace

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 closed

 

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

 

Off the Beading Path

http://www.etsy.com/shop/offthebeadingpathva

offthebeadingpath@yahoo.com

Bead, Gem and Craft Shows

InterGem Jewelry Show

  • 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

 

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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

Beading Bits

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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