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”

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

ABS Meeting: April 23, 2018 Byzantine Weave Bracelet

ABS MEETING: APRIL 23, 2018 @ 6:30pm At: Journey Imperfect Faith Community, 7500 Woodrow Ave., Austin, Texas Come make a bracelet out of the chain maille Byzantine weave. Kits will be available for $2.00

ABS Meeting: June 25, 2018 Carrier Beads

ABS Meeting: June 25, 2018    6:30-8:30pm Project: Fun with Carrier Beads by Karen Long Carrier Beads are currently all the rage!  Karen will teach us how to cover the beads and offer some ideas for fun and beautiful projects. We’ll be beading a peyote strip, zipping it together, and connecting it to the carrier… Continue Reading ABS Meeting: June 25, 2018 Carrier Beads

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.