ABS Meeting: March 23, 2020 – !! CANCELLED !! Annual Elections, Food, and Members’ Crafts Sale

        The March meeting has been cancelled.  Next meeting will be April 27.  We are joining in the efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Call them snacks, munchies, refreshments, appetizers, finger food, or hors d’oeuvres, they’ll be there at the March 23 meeting.             … Continue Reading ABS Meeting: March 23, 2020 – !! CANCELLED !! Annual Elections, Food, and Members’ Crafts Sale

ABS Meeting: Feb 24, 2020 – Beaded Dragonfly

6:30-8:30pm     Meeting place-Austin Bead Gallery     Project taught by Carolyn Roach of Mars Beads This sparkly wired dragonfly is a fun project and requires an easy to medium skill level. It is colorful and would make a beautiful pendant for a necklace or a sun catcher for your window. We will have kits available… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Feb 24, 2020 – Beaded Dragonfly

Class – Feb 29, 2020 – 12-4pm – “Sparkling Serenity” earrings – Bead Embroidery

    Class taught by Nora Pero When: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020  noon-4pm Where: Villages of Turtle Rock, Click on address to see map      12800 Turtle Rock Road , Austin, Texas 78729 These earrings sparkle like crazy! You are sure to be the center of attention when you wear these!  They were a definite… Continue Reading Class – Feb 29, 2020 – 12-4pm – “Sparkling Serenity” earrings – Bead Embroidery

ABS Meeting: Nov 25,2019 – Potluck and Earring Exchange

Farewell to 2019! 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 and earring exchange! The ABS will provide barbecue from Blacks-pork and turkey !!                       … Continue Reading ABS Meeting: Nov 25,2019 – Potluck and Earring Exchange

ABS Meeting Oct 28, 2019-Beaded Holiday Ornament

         6:30-8:30pm Project taught by Sally de Graffenried. We’ll be learning an ornament beading pattern.            You’ll be able to add a group of lacy, bead-covered ornaments to your holiday collection this year.       They also make lovely hostess gifts!  SPARKLY! Items to bring to the meeting… Continue Reading ABS Meeting Oct 28, 2019-Beaded Holiday Ornament

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: 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”