Great news!! For 2016, we can use the room at the Center! We will complete a contract with the Center, and donate $20 per Sunday to use the room on a month-by-month basis.
At our Jan. 17th meeting, please bring your thoughts of what you want from the BSSV.
Our holiday party potluck was fun. The food was delicious, the company was excellent, and the gift exchange was fun!
If you know of a member who hasn’t been to a meeting lately, give them a call and invite them to come out. It would be a great way to start 2016.
2016 is here! Bring your 2016 ideas to the next meeting. Open houses in local bead/craft stores, having a table at a vendor event, teaching a class, inviting a local artist or group, field trips, etc. Some suggestions are a gizmo class and a loom class. Our Annual Bead Challenge brought out various creations from our members! Thanks to all who participated. Emily Satterwhite won the gift card for her polymer clay clock!
Ann Smith won the monthly bead jar! Becky Greubel won the annual bead jar! 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 them back up again!
You can show off your creations on BSSV social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Show the world the BSSV is alive and well, and creating beautiful crafts!! Bring your creations to the meetings for Show & Tell! We would love to see them “in person”!
FYI: Owners of Off the Beading Path in Occoquan, VA are selling their store.
Bead and Gem Shows
Treasures of the Earth, Inc.
- February 19-21 HAMPTON, VIRGINIA Hampton Roads Convention Center; 1610 Coliseum Drive; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free
- 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 International Gem & Jewelry Show
- FEBRUARY 19-21 CHANTILLY, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151 Friday 12P-6P | Saturday 10A-6P | Sunday 11A-5P
- MAY 20-22 CHANTILLY, VA Dulles Expo Center 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA 20151 Friday 12P-6P | Saturday 10A-6P | Sunday 11A-5P
- 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, VA Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Centre 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy Fredericksburg, VA 22401 www.innovativebeadsexpo.com