Beading Bits


This month, we will have a table at the Treasures of the Earth Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on March 10th and 11th.
We now have a display in the Bayside Special Services Library (936 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 ), if anyone would like to go see it.. The display runs from March 1st-31st.
Thank you Mary McElroy and Becky Greubel for volunteering to put up the display! Pieces in the display will be returned at the April 15th meeting.
Don’t forget to work on your Beach themed Bead Challenge! There is a $5 fee to sign up to participate in the Bead Challenge. Challenge pieces are due on May 20th.
Last month, Becky Greubel taught a free form wire cuff. If anyone missed last month’s meeting and would like to learn the cuff, please contact Becky Greubel for more information.
Thank you, Becky, for teaching the class!
Future meeting 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!
Thank you to Cathy Bond for getting us a table at the Treasures of the Earth Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Thank you to our volunteers who helped man the table!

This Month

There will be a chainmaille jump ring demo and simple chainmaille class this month.
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 

  • Chainmaille pliers (aka bent-nose pliers)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Bead Mat or Tray
  • Size 8 seed beads, any color or mix of colors (anything you already have in your stash!)

Beading Inspiration

“You Are Beautiful” Bracelet


Wire-Wrapped Crystal Heart Earrings


Coffee Stirrer Spike Necklace



Bead, Gem and Craft Shows 2018

InterGem Jewelry Show
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 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

Intergalactic Bead Show March 24-25 Richmond Raceway Complex-Colonial Building 600 E Laburnum Ave Richmond, Via, 23222

Art on the Square 55th April 29 Merchant’s Square 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 Rockingham County Fairgrounds – Commercial Exhibits Building 4808 South Valley Pike Harrisonburg, VA 22801
NVMC Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show November 17-18 GMU Fairfax / The HUB
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Bead Stores

The Bead Store VA
10371 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
(757) 591-0593

Beads and Rocks
335 VA Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 428-9824

Virginia Beach Beads
10% Discount with BSSV card
2262 Seashore Shoppes
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 333-7235

The Bead Goes On
549 Progress Lane #101 Virginia Beach, VA 23454

On the Rocks
(10% Discount @ Shows)
Donna Stephens, President
P.O. Box 1197
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(678) 971-9019

Panache Bead Company

Off the Beading Path


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