The Bead Society made a field trip to the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park in May. We met up with the San Diego Bead Society. They had a very interesting speaker, Tracy Stanley from Seattle talking about “My Journey . . . From Seed Beads to Wire and Metal, and then to Author . . . Oh My!” Continue reading Mingei Museum Tour!
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. Continue reading Resource Links from the Answer Man!
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!
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!