Resource Links from the Answer Man!

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.

Resource Links

Glues Chart (FMG)*
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/encyclobeadia/charts/GLUES?doccat=Knowledge%20Base&wt.rs=1&s.evps=GLUES

The right adhesive for the job (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/fc2d?term=kwtsart

Jewelry making wire (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/d71t?term=kwtsart

Know your Beading Wire (cable) (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/db0h?term=kwtsart

Crimp Tubes  (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/b466?term=kwtsart

The importance of Daylight Lamps  (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/bb7x?term=kwtsart

The meaning of metals  (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/8a18?term=kwtsart

Thread, cord, and wire information.   (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/jewelry-making-articles/720e?term=kwtsart

Beading Wire Comparison Chart (SoftFlex)
http://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Tips_Finish_WireChart.html

All about crimps    (SoftFlex)
https://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Tips_Finish_CrimpTubes.html

The Wire is Too Small: A Bead Hole Dilemma and How to Deal with It!  (SoftFlex)
http://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Article-ABeadHoleDilemma.html 

HSN – Gemstone Enhancement Chart
https://www.hsn.com/content/GemstoneEnhancementChart/319

Free Jewelry-making instructions (FMG)
http://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/tutorials?navsrc=top_5_Tutorials

Tips & tricks (Softflex)
https://www.softflexcompany.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=TipsandTricks.html

Buying a Strand of Gemstone Beads – What to look for & look out for.  (DakotaStones.com)
http://www.dakotastones.com/Buying-a-Strand-of-Gemstones_ep_50.html

Bead Shapes (DakotaStones.com)
http://www.dakotastones.com/ShopbyShape

Wrapped Loop Handy Tip Video – (ArtBeads.com)
http://www.artbeads.com/wrapped-loop-ht-video.html

Crimp Tube Handy Video – (ArtBeads.com)
http://www.artbeads.com/crimp-tube-ht-video.html

Organizations to Join!

The Bead Society
www.beadsocietyla.org

Culver City Rock & Mineral Club (CCRMC)
www.culvercityrocks.org

LA-Rocks Forum  (Join at this site)
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/LA-Rocks/info

*FMG = Fire Mountain Gems

by Ken Rogers (the Answer Man)
Kenrogers4u@juno.com
www.kenrogers4u.com

Welcome to the New Year!

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!

Westside LA Workshops

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.

 

SEPTEMBER

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   maryyaeger@gmail.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   janicemtz@yahoo.com

OCTOBER

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    barope1012@aol.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    rgktcher@yahoo.com