Treasures of the Earth offered us a table at their event in February. Several visitors stopped by our table and picked up flyers.
Membership dues are due. Include your dues with your application.
The members present at the meeting came up with some possible programs for the Society: Dragon scale with duos; Bead crochet and embroidery; Something about gemstones, rocks; Kumihimo; Diagonal peyote; St Petersburg necklace; Off-loom; Free-form beading; Polymer clay; Photography using cell phones; Bead/Button collections; Stringing; Right angle weave; Basic wire work; Gizmo; Amulet bags. If you know of someone, or even yourself, who can demonstrate or share information on these programs, please pass on this info the Board, so we can contact them and set up a date/time.
Do you know of anyone who can be a guest speakers that would like to come to our meetings? Please bring those names and contact information to the meetings. Some suggestions are people from a quilting guilds, basket weaving guilds; gemologists, bead store owners, etc.
The Gem and Mineral Society has invited us to come visit them at one of their meetings. They meet the first Thursday (@ 7 pm) of each month at Sandy Bottom Nature Park and vice versa.
The Board will be looking into making the BSSV non-profit. We will be contacting past Board members for more information. The Board will be looking into making the BSSV non-profit. We will be contacting past Board members for more information.
Denise Turner won the bead jar! Congrats!
We had 2 guests join us: Earl Rohrer and Chaz Arban. Earl is interested in stringing bracelets. Chaz is interested in wire work. They filled out applications, but have not paid yet.
Hey, we’re thinking out of the box. Instead of holding our next meeting at the Center, will be “meeting” at the Treasures of the Earth in Richmond! Treasures is once again offering us free table space for the entire weekend, March 18-20. This event will be in Virginia Beach at least 3 more times this year. So, there may be more opportunities for us to represent the Society.
Evelyn Miller demonstrated the herringbone technique to some interested members at the meeting. I don’t know if this is something she did at the meeting, or wanted to do at a later meeting!!
We are planning another craft sale. We are looking at different venues to hold the event.
March 18-20, Treasures of the Earth in Richmond, VA
In April, the member only bead sale will give you a chance to do some bead destashing! Five percent of the sales will go to the BSSV.
In May, Catherine Bond will demonstrate the Kumihimo technique.
In June, Rhonda Solomon will demonstrate wire work.
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, Emily Satterwhite will demonstrate the gizmo.
In November, we will be electing a new Board.
The Coffee News is a weekly newsletter that has a What’s Happening section. We can submit our information, 3 weeks in advance, and let people know about the Society. I don’t know how much space we will be allotted. Here is a draft:
“The Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia is dedicated to furthering the art of beading in a noncompetitive environment. Additional information: beadsocietyofvirginia.workpress.com
Ritz Too! is an online magazine that features a Bead Society. We will be exploring how we can get our information in the magazine.
Our March meeting will be at the Treasures of the Earth event, at the Richmond Raceway Complex, in Richmond, Mar 18-20.
Dues are due! Denise Turner won the bead jar! Congrats! Remember to bring your extra, unwanted, lonely, castaway, beads to the meeting for the monthly bead jar, and the annual bead jar. Time to build the jars back up again!
Bead, Gem and Craft Shows
Treasures of the Earth, Inc.
March 18-20 RICHMOND, VA Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Avenue; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free
April 29-May 1 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
April 29 – May 1 Fort Monroe & boardwalk – Hampton,VA
Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival
March 11 – 13 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA
The International Gem & Jewelry Show
MAY 20-22 CHANTILLY, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151
Friday 12P-6P | Saturday 10A-6P | Sunday 11A-5P
August 19-21 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
December 16-19 Chantilly, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
April 7-10 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER
Oaks, Pennsylvania http://www.beadfest.com/
August 17-21 GREATER PHILADELPHIA EXPO CENTER
Innovative Bead Show
August 6-7 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Centre
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Intergalactic Bead Show
April 9-10 Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; beadshows.com
The Twenty-Fourth Spring Market of The Bizarre Bazaar
April 1 – 3 Richmond Raceway Complex – Richmond, VA
The Smokin’ Barbecue Festival
April 16 Historic Old Towne Petersburg -Petersburg, VA
Revolutionary War Reenactment
April 16 – 17
Historic Battersea – Petersburg, VA
Sensational Arts & Craft Show & Herb Show
April 16 – 17
The Fred Heutte Center – Norfolk, VA
Virginia International Tattoo
April 21 – 24 Scope Arena – Norfolk, VA
Norfolk NATO Festival
April 23 Town Point Park – Norfolk, VA
Spring Bling Vendor Craft Show
April 23, Emmanuel Episcopal Church – Hampton, VA
The Bodacious Bazaar
April 29 – May 1
Fort Monroe & boardwalk – Hampton, VA