ABS Meeting: March 25, 2019 Elections & Member Sale

It’s that time of year again! Elections for the board are held at our March meeting. All members are eligible to run, and nominations prior to or at the meeting will be accepted for all board positions. If you are interested in becoming a more active member of our Society, now is the time to… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: March 25, 2019 Elections & Member Sale

ABS Meeting Apr 22, 2019 Gypsy Hoop Earrings

We will be using the brick stitch technique to embellish earring hoops using size 11 delica beads or seed beads. This is a versatile stitch that can be used to do elaborate decorating once the basics are learned. This is a beginner-level technique, no previous experience required. Project taught by Donna Mehnert. Items to bring… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Apr 22, 2019 Gypsy Hoop Earrings

ABS Meeting Feb 25, 2019 Adding Beads to a Barrette

Add sparkle to a plain barrette by – what else? – adding beads !! We will create a simple embellished barrette. Instructions and templates will also be given to complete a larger barrette with a backing. Materials provided: a barrette blank and various trims Items to bring to the meeting to complete the project: scissors,… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Feb 25, 2019 Adding Beads to a Barrette

ABS Meeting Jan 28, 2019 Intro to Kumihimo

Introduction to Kumihimo – Beaded Bracelet Taught by Karen Strain Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making.  It is a popular craft for jewelry makers and fiber artists. The ancient braid is easy to learn with modern tools that make the projects very portable. Materials to bring to complete the project: Round Kumihimo Disk C-lon cord 8… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Jan 28, 2019 Intro to Kumihimo

ABS Meeting: Nov 26, 2018: Potluck and Earring Exchange

Farewell to 2018! Come celebrate all the joy of the Holiday Season and look back on a great year with the Austin Bead Society by joining us for a pot luck! The ABS will provide sandwiches, the members provide the sides and goodies. Yum! In addition, we also partake in a White Elephant gift exchange! … Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Nov 26, 2018: Potluck and Earring Exchange

ABS Meeting: Oct 29, 2018 Cage Wrapped Crystal Project

6:30-8:30pm Here’s a useful technique – how to turn a stone or crystal without holes into something you can wear !   Instructor:  Sally deGraffenried Supplies needed to complete project: Crystal Point (at least 1” long) Tools:   Flat nose Pliers, Round nose Pliers, Nylon jaw pliers, Wire cutters (flush cutters) Pen or mandrel 22ga dead soft… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Oct 29, 2018 Cage Wrapped Crystal Project

ABS Meeting: Sept 24, 2018 – Alcohol Inks on Charms

6:30-8:30pm         Instructors: Michele Chesak and Laura Powell  This is a fun and easy project to create colorful metal charms to add to your jewelry creations. What will be supplied at the meeting:      

ABS Meeting: Aug 27, 2018- Circular Concentric Brick Stitch-“Enchanted Pendant”

6:30-8:30pm Instructor: Laura Zeiner Description: Summer is winding down (Haha! Just kidding. This is Texas!), and we are dreaming of cooler nights under a full autumn moon. Let’s create a stunning and surprisingly simple necklace using the versatile and easy-to-learn brick stitch (technically: Circular Concentric Brick Stitch). You can make them in any colors you… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Aug 27, 2018- Circular Concentric Brick Stitch-“Enchanted Pendant”

Class-The Dark Side Bead Embroidery – Sat, July 21, 10-4pm

The Dark Side Bead Embroidery Class- Sat, July 21, 10-4pm at the Villages at Turtle Rock            This class is perfect for beginners to the wonderful and addicting world of bead embroidery. Nora Pero is the instructor and she will guide you through the process of bead embroidery in this easy… Continue Reading Class-The Dark Side Bead Embroidery – Sat, July 21, 10-4pm

ABS Meeting: July 23, 2018 – Making a Beaded Bead

6:30-8:30pm                                                                   Add another dimension to your beaded projects by creating beaded beads.   Mary Stribling will be teaching us how to make the beaded… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: July 23, 2018 – Making a Beaded Bead