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: 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”

President’s Corner

A big thank you to Karen Strain for teaching last month’s Intro to Kumihimo project! A lot of pretty bracelets were made.  We have a fun class coming up this month on March 25, Embellished Barrette.  Check the website for picture and supply list. Click here:  NEXT ABS MEETING  Next month, March 25, is our… Continue Reading President’s Corner