ABS Meeting July 22, 2019-Leather Tassel Earrings

 Project taught by Michele Chesak There are a lot of options when using leather to make jewelry. This project will not require any expertise other than working with findings. The instructions provided are for making simple earrings; however, feel free to experiment with different styles.  Michele will bring some examples of other leather items to… Continue Reading ABS Meeting July 22, 2019-Leather Tassel Earrings

ABS Meeting June 24, 2019 –How to use UV Resin for Beading Components

Rhonda Heidebrecht and Laura Powell will teach us several techniques and effects using UV resin. This is a VERY hands-on workshop; you will be able to take home several completed projects! Some of the techniques that will be covered are:                    -Using an open bezel to create… Continue Reading ABS Meeting June 24, 2019 –How to use UV Resin for Beading Components

ABS Meeting May 20, 2019 Bolas (Diagonal Peyote Stitch-Beaded Beads) Earrings

In May, we will learn to make Bolas!  These cute beaded beads are made using the diagonal peyote stitch. Instructor:  Lisa HerrNeckar We will be following a tutorial created by Cath Thomas (with her blessing). For your first time, I recommend that each size of bead be a different color. It will be easier to follow the… Continue Reading ABS Meeting May 20, 2019 Bolas (Diagonal Peyote Stitch-Beaded Beads) Earrings

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: 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 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

President’s Corner

The 2018-2019 year of presidency of Ida Stringfellow is coming to a close and it was a productive and fun year under her “reign.”   I, Marsha Cekaj, am looking forward to leading the group to many interesting projects. We already have booked up projects for the year.  Check the Calendar page for the upcoming topics. … Continue Reading President’s Corner

Flora by Linda Porter – Feb. 24, 2014, ABS Meeting

We will be using Super Duos or Twins (different manufacturers), some of the new two hole-beads that are so hot now. Size 11 seed beads help join the Duos or Twins into a circular flower. Continue Reading Flora by Linda Porter – Feb. 24, 2014, ABS Meeting

Resin Paper Earrings by Lydia Johns – Jan. 27, 2014, ABS Meeting

Have you ever wanted to make jewelry out of all that pretty scrapbooking paper? Join us on January 27, when Lydia Johns will show us how to make resin paper earrings with a fun and easy technique. Continue Reading Resin Paper Earrings by Lydia Johns – Jan. 27, 2014, ABS Meeting

Ribbon Gift Pouches by Laura Zeiner – Oct. 28, 2013, ABS Meeting

Join us for the October ABS Meeting. Laura Zeiner will show us how to make beautiful gift pouches. We’ll take ordinary ribbons and turn them into beautifully decorated little bags that will become keepsake storage. Continue Reading Ribbon Gift Pouches by Laura Zeiner – Oct. 28, 2013, ABS Meeting