The theme of the online March 1st Program Meeting is Everything Green in honor of St Patrick! St Patrick's Day, although a legal holiday only in Savannah, GA and Suffolk County, MA is nonetheless widely recognized and celebrated throughout the United States. It is primarily celebrated as a recognition of Irish and Irish American culture; celebrations include prominent displays of the color green, eating and drinking, religious observances, and numerous parades. The holiday has been celebrated in what is now the U.S since 1601. (1)
So we are celebrating by highlighting green beads! Consider jade, jasper, malachite, aventurine, howlite, even tourqouise, green glass, and seed beads, etc, Whether you believe that St. Patrick banished snakes from Ireland, you can bring some snake charms to the meeting as well! This will be a Sharing Session, so bring your beads and shamrocks and be prepared to talk about Green Beads.
Wednesday Mar 1st, 7 pm Pacific Time
Zoom Meeting ID: 899 883 2615, Passcode: Beads
All are welcome!
Business meeting at 6:30 pm PT at the same Zoom address!
(1) Wikipedia. 2023
The 2023 Tucson Bead Symposium will be on February 25th, This year’s theme is Symbolism in Beads and they are proud to present the perfect line up of presenters for this topic:
- Robert K. Liu, Co-editor of Ornament magazine, jeweler, photographer, bead researcher and author
- Sindi Schloss, gemologist and author of ’Symbolism in global jewelry’
- Nina Sam Hibler, bead artist and member of the Hall of Fame of Beads of Courage
The 2023 symposium will be on February 25th, 11 am PST, noon MST Tucson, (this is 8pm in Amsterdam, 2 PM in New York). The symposium will be held online over Zoom, and is free to attend. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.beadsymposium.com.
from an email promo by Floor Kaspers and Peter van de Wijngaart, Amsterdam
Long time member, Yvonne Woods passed away in early February. Yvonne was a Bead Society Manager of Bead Bazaars for several years. She also served as a Secretary of the Society in 2018-19. She was one of the Bead Society's most consistent volunteers. She helped out at the Pop Ups, Bead Bazaars and at the recent Parking Lot events. She was pleasant and personable, and great to work with.
Yvonne will be remembered for always matching jewelry colors to fashion items that she wore. She would make necklaces to wear with her outfits. One of my favorite necklaces that Yvonne wore is one that was a series of colorful beads that looked like marbles.
Yvonne will be sorely missed by members of the Bead Society and her family.
Thanks to Sylvia Humphrey, Lisa Shatts, Tim Meikle and Kay Deeney for pictures and text.
The Bead Society