We finally set up a library on a website called Library Thing. We are slowly adding books to the collection. Kay will bring about five books to each meeting that members can check out and bring back the following month. Continue reading Book Thing Bead Society Library!
The family of Annette Bird, Artist, jewelry maker, teacher who passed away this year is having an estate sale in West LA.
Saturday, December 3, 10:00 -4:00
Sunday, December 4, 11:00 – 3:00
Presented by Lauren Bird-Wiser and Jim Bird Continue reading Art and Jewelry Sale
Thanks to Ken Rogers for letting us reproduce his list of Links.
At the recent Bead Society Bead Bazaar, Ken Rogers of the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club hosted a demo table and answered questions from attendees. The booth was very popular. Ken has shared his Resource Links with us.
The right adhesive for the job (FMG)
Jewelry making wire (FMG)
Know your Beading Wire (cable) (FMG)
The importance of Daylight Lamps (FMG)
The meaning of metals (FMG)
Thread, cord, and wire information. (FMG)
Beading Wire Comparison Chart (SoftFlex)
All about crimps (SoftFlex)
The Wire is Too Small: A Bead Hole Dilemma and How to Deal with It! (SoftFlex)
HSN – Gemstone Enhancement Chart
Free Jewelry-making instructions (FMG)
Tips & tricks (Softflex)
Buying a Strand of Gemstone Beads – What to look for & look out for. (DakotaStones.com)
Bead Shapes (DakotaStones.com)
Wrapped Loop Handy Tip Video – (ArtBeads.com)
Crimp Tube Handy Video – (ArtBeads.com)
Organizations to Join!
The Bead Society
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club (CCRMC)
LA-Rocks Forum (Join at this site)
*FMG = Fire Mountain Gems
Our Bead Society is one of those organizations that have a fiscal year that starts in July. We also tend not to meet in the summer, so September is our first meeting for the New Year (2016-2017).
On September 7th, Wednesday we will host a Problem Solving workshop at the Veterans Memorial Building in the Rotunda Room. Attendees are asked to bring in projects in progress that pose problems that are in need of creative solutions! For those seeking feedback and advice this will be the workshop for you. We will all help each other in arriving at an emotionally and aesthetically pleasing finished piece. Continue reading Welcome to the New Year!
As an artist I usually check out a venue before I become a vendor unless someone recommends it. But as you know there are no guarantees that the next one will be a hit! But it gives you an opportunity to talk to other artists, even make a few friends. So here are some upcoming events you may check out or have enough time to apply.
7/22-7/26 LA Gift Show-LA Convention. This is for retailers but if you have two forms of business ID (Letterhead, business card, business checks, retail license or business license) you can attend. Since I incorporate one-of-a-kind items in my jewelry, I will certainly find them there.
7/28-7/30 Bead and Design Show– Hilton Pasadena
7/30-7/31 Malibu Art Festival, Malibu Civic Center
8/6-8/7 San Diego Bead Bazaar, Scottish Rite Center, San Diego
8/10-8/26 California Open Exposition– Bergamont Station, Santa Monica
8/14 Hillcrest City Festival, San Diego, Uptown District of Hillcrest
8/14 Carlsbad Arts In The Village-State & Grand Streets, Carlsbad
8/19-8/21 Gem Faire, Scottish Rite Center, San Diego
8/26-8/28 Gem Faire, Costa Mesa
8/26-8/28 Fiesta La Ballona, Veterans Park Culver City
9/25 Abbott Kinney Festival, Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice
9/30-10/2 Harvest Festival, Ventura County Fairgrounds
10/7-10/9 Pasadena Festival of the Arts
10/8-10/9 Fall Art Show, Moorpark, Studio City
10/30 The Bead Society Bazaar, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City
11/11-11/13 Contemporary Craft Market, Pasadena Convention Center
11/12-11/13 American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry, Autry at Griffith Park
11/12-11/13 Jackalope Arts & Craft Fair, Pasadena Central Park (2nd round of juried application deadline Aug 26)
See our ongoing Bead Events page for lists of bazaars, fairs, art shows, etc.!
By Sylvia Humphrey
The Bead Society is hosting workshops at the Veterans Memorial Building, same place where we hold our Bazaars. The address is 4117 Overland Blvd, Culver City 90230. The following is information about these workshops. Please contact the instructors for more information.
BEAD EMBROIDERY –BEADED BEAD “COINS”
Learn how to make double sided circular peyote stitch, with SuperDuo & Czech fire polished beads
Saturday September 10, 2016 11am-2pm Room A
$35 member /$45 non-member + $25 for materials
Contact: Mary Yaeger firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAD WEAVING-Rivoli & SuperDuo Pendant
Make a SuperDuo Beaded pendant, a rivoli, pearls, crystals & seed beads
Saturday September 17, 2016 10am -3pm Room 2
$50 members/$60 non-members
Contact: Janice Metz email@example.com
THE ART OF BODY BEADS (Designing Creative Full Body Necklace)
Learn advance skill techniques for designing creative full cross body necklace
Saturday October 8, 2016 10am- 2pm Room A $42
Contact: Barbara Roper firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAD WEAVING- VIKING KNIT BRACELET
Learn to weave a beautiful pattern into a bracelet, stones may be included
Saturday October 22, 2016 12pm-4pm Room 2
$60 member/$70 non-members + $50 for Kits
Contact: Rose Klapman email@example.com
A couple of years ago, The Bead Society awarded Karlis Karklins a grant to fund the chemical analysis of beads excavated at the site of the only known post-medieval beadmaking factory in the United Kingdom, located at Hammersmith Embankment, London. Continue reading Glass Bead Production in Europe during the 17th Century
The Bead Society is the oldest of its kind in the United States. The Bead Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the study, discussion, and shared knowledge of beads in the United States and throughout the world. Continue reading Welcome to the Bead Society Blog!