For the July 9th Bead Study Group meeting at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center, members were asked to bring a couple of their designs to share in a “Show-and-Tell” event. It is always exciting to see the creations of our wonderful artists and view their one-of-a-kind designs, made from a myriad of supplies. Beads, semi-precious stones, leather, natural fibers, fabrics, and much more are used in original jewelry designs.
Artist Anne DeStefano has designed pins from vintage buttons and beads that can be worn on clothing, purses, hats, etc. The designs are stunning and original. Come to our September meeting and create your own!
Ila Lewis showed off the completed tubing necklace she started in the June meeting. Ila will be leading our project in October.
Amy Johnson showed her re-purposed jewelry designs in metal and leather. Come to our August meeting for tons of jewelry-making tips from Amy!
Jewelry designer and member Elisa Reutinger displaying a new design she is creating from cotton cording and beads. She’ll share how in our November meeting.
We welcome guests and prospective members to attend one of our meetings. Bead Study meetings are held from 10:30-12:30 on the second Tuesday of each month at the Shepard Garden and Arts Center. As always, members are welcomed to bring their own project to work on at the meetings if you do not want to do the lesson. We welcome you to come and enjoy. Call Carolyn Granados if you need information.
Our August meeting will feature Amy Johnson, who will give a lesson to members entitled Jewelry 101. This will be an overview of beginning jewelry, wire wrapping, and trouble shooting.
In September, Anne DeStefano will instruct a class on designing beautiful pins from vintage buttons and beads.
In October, Ila Lewis will be demonstrating how to make beaded Christmas cards.
November will feature Elisa Reutinger with a lesson on making a cotton cord necklace enhanced with beads and charms.