Make and Take Jewelry Classes

Our newest attraction at the upcoming Bead Bazaar is the Make and Take Jewelry classes. Two classes, “Très Chic” Crystal Tassel Necklace and the “Rock Star” Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet are available for signups. These events will be held at the Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium located at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Continue reading Make and Take Jewelry Classes

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New Website for Bead Bazaar!

Culver City Bead Bazaar

It’s almost time again for the Bead Society’s Fall Bead Bazaar and we have added to our Social Media line up a bead bazaar microsite, so please take the time to check it out. Our site will continue to grow to share and give all kinds of Bead Bazaar information: www.culvercitybeadbazaar.com

It’s all about the Bead Bazaar!

The culvercitybeadbazaar.com will showcase our unique and talented artists, our array of bead vendors and our gifted demo artists. Find information on our new Make & Take Classes with Renée Raymond, who has taught jewelry classes for years and has also been one of our demo artists. Renee will have a class in the morning and afternoon.

We are also reaching out to our Hispanic communities to invite them to attend our bazaar. Contact us if you want any Bazaar postcards in Spanish to pass out to your friends and colleagues.

Our microsite will continue to cover all information about our Culver City Bead Bazaar! Stay tuned!

 

Cancelled: Holiday Pop Up with Jewelry Artists!

Stay tuned. We may be able to reschedule the Holiday Pop Up in a new location. Otherwise, it is cancelled, and we’ll try for next year!

The Bead Society Presents the

Holiday Pop Up with Jewelry Artists

Welcome to Our World!!!

Showcasing some hot creations and inspiring designs!

This event will be held on November 18th at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 from
11 am -4 pm. Admission is free!

Want a gift to give or an inspirational piece for yourself? Handmade artwork is truly different from mass produced items. We will have an array of styles, textures, colors, traditional, ethnic and cultural.

So join us for fun shopping and checking names off your holiday lists!

National Beading Week

It’s not too late to celebrate National Beading Week! For those who don’t know, this is the third year for National Beading Week (NBW)! The dates are 29th July to 6th August 2017.

http://www.nationalbeadingweek.co.uk/

National Beading Week was started by the Beadworkers Guild in Britain. It has spread worldwide! The Blog, Bead Love supports this with a project to make a Magic Chain by Heather Kingsley Heath.

Folk Art Museum co-founder, Frank Wyle, passed away

Craft & Folk Art Museum co-founder, Frank Wyle, passed away
Frank Wyle, aerospace innovator and L.A. museum benefactor, dies at 97 – L.A. Times, 9/16/16
“Actor, Noah Wyle’s paternal grandparents, Edith & Frank Wyle, founded the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, and his grandfather also founded Wyle Labratories.”

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!

Upcoming Events For Beaders!

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