ABS Meeting May 21, 2018: Bead Soup Challenge

ABS Meeting: May 21,  6:30-8:30pm We are meeting on the 3rd Monday in May (May 21), due to Memorial Day falling on the 4th Monday. Come show us your creativity and join us in our Bead Soup Challenge! Select beads from a collection of beads and create something new and exciting. TO BRING TO MEETING: … Continue Reading ABS Meeting May 21, 2018: Bead Soup Challenge

ABS Meeting: March 26, 2018 Elections and Member Craft Fair

March is the election month!! We welcome all member participation. If you are interested in being an officer, please come and let your interest been known. Member Craft Fair This is also the month to bring your projects, beads, magazines and books to sell at the meeting.

May 27, 2017 Meeting

26 Inch Button Necklace   Michele Chesak Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. Supplies: Buttons – can all be the same or mixed sizes and colors – you will need enough buttons for twice the length of the necklace, e.g. 104 for ½ in. buttons. You will be doing two different patterns: front and back. Thread… Continue Reading May 27, 2017 Meeting

April 24, 2017 Meeting

  April 24th, 6:30 p.m. Beaded Kumihimo by Nora Pero Nora will teach us how to make a Kumihimo braid with beads. This technique closely resembles a bead crochet rope when finished- but it is much, much easier! You will need: Kumihimo disk and bobbins Size 8 beads, one six inch tube S-Lon or C-lon… Continue Reading April 24, 2017 Meeting

March 2017 Meeting

March Meeting, Monday, Mar. 27, 6:30 pm Election of new Board and Pot Luck Dinner The Holiday Pot Luck was so scrumptious and popular that the members have asked to add that to the March meeting as well.  Bring something to share.  The Board of Directors for the next year will be elected. Many board… Continue Reading March 2017 Meeting

February 2017 Meeting

February Meeting, Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 pm Winter is time for soup – Bead Soup that is! In January, we learned the basics of stringing beads. Now we will put those skills back to work and add some design fun.  Brings beads to donate to the bead soup. Each participant will receive a serving of… Continue Reading February 2017 Meeting

January 2017 Meeting

Bead Stringing Basics Monday, Jan. 23, 6:30 Nora Pero, instructor Probably the first beading ever done was someone running a string of some kind thru a shell or stone. Today, stringing beads for a necklace, bracelet or earrings remains the most popular use of beads. It provides an infinity of combinations from pony beads to… Continue Reading January 2017 Meeting

Bead Embroidered Cabochon Workshop – 2017

January 21, 2017, 9 am- 5 pm, La Quinta Lakeline $45, ($20 non-refundable deposit) class fee includes kit In this beginner level class Nora will teach you how to bead embroider a bezel around a cabochon. Learning this skill is the first step in making those beautiful bead embroidered necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that everybody… Continue Reading Bead Embroidered Cabochon Workshop – 2017

About SafePlace

SafePlace provides a valuable service to our community through their program to provide a destination for women and children escaping domestic violence. Many of them leave their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs. Needless to say, the holidays can be especially bleak for these families. To add a little cheer, ABS… Continue Reading About SafePlace

November 2016 Meeting – Holiday Party

Monday, Nov. 28, 6:30 pm   The November meeting is traditionally our holiday party. A time to socialize and get to know one another better while we share food, gifts, and FUN! Here is a list of what you might want to bring:   – A potluck dish to share. Whatever you wish. It always… Continue Reading November 2016 Meeting – Holiday Party