Beading Bits, May 2016


Special points of interest:

◊ Meeting:  May 15th

◊ Catherine Bond will demo Kumihimo

At our April meeting, many members participated in the annual bead sale.
Membership dues are due.  Include your dues with your 2016 application.
We have been in contact with the Tidewater Basketry Guild, and invited them to demonstrate how they use beads in the basket weaving.  We are still waiting for a response.
Here are some ideas for the Society get involved in:  Dragonscale 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.
The Hampton Performing & Creative Arts Center hosts a Homeschool Arts event, every Tuesday and Thursday, weekly throughout the year, from 11:00am – 12:30pm, for home schooled children ages 6-15.  The Center is looking for volunteers to help the students create art, such as:  drawing, painting, doing a play, sing and dance.  The Center is looking for BSSV volunteers to help this group create art?  If so, contact the Center at 757-766-1510.  What a great way to represent the BSSV!!  (There are some paper beads leftover from an event last year.  They can be used for the Homeschool Arts.)
Pandora’s Bead Box is having a sale.  Located in Hilton Village, Newport News.   Check with the store to make sure the sale is still going on.
The Bead Tender is having a sale.  Located in Williamsburg.  Check with the store to make sure the sale is still going on.
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, Rosie Lovelace will demonstrate how to use  a cell phone and/or digital camera to take photos of your creative work.
In November, we will be electing a new Board.
In December, the Annual Bead Challenge creation is due, and we have our annual party!!


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
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

Bead Fest
Oaks, Pennsylvania

Innovative Bead Show
August 6-7 Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Centre
2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Intergalactic Bead Show
No local shows



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