It's been an interesting year since the Bead Society stopped having in person meetings last April, 2020. We also cancelled our April and October Bazaars! What have we all learned during this time? Have you made more jewelry with the time that you had? Have you spent time organizing your collections of beads? Have you made masks?
The June meeting, the last meeting of our fiscal year (July 1-June 30), will focus on sharing what we have accomplished in the last year. Come join us to share our hopes and plans for the future!
June 2nd 7 pm Pacific Time
Zoom Meeting ID: 899 883 2615
Retiring the Library!
The Bead Society has a collection of about seventy books on beading, jewelry and jewelry materials. We are in the process of downsizing the library, so if anyone is interested, please contact us. The picture shows some of the covers of books that we have.
In 2017 the Bead Society set up a lending library. We had gotten some wonderful donations from members and former members. In fact, the daughter of Helen Sjoberg donated a huge collection of her mother's bead and jewelry books. We even acquired some books such as Robert Lui's book, Photography of Personal Adornment, Beads: A Reference and Price Guide by Sindi Schloss and the African Twilight by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher whose film we premiered in 2019. .
We input the titles of the books through a service called, LibraryThing. One can browse the titles or see a listing of covers like the illustration above. The Library can be found at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/Bead_Society. Check it out!
Kay Deeney would bring some of the books to meetings, and some members borrowed them until the following meeting. At one time, the Bead Society was very engaged in helping members obtain interesting books about beads. We recently came upon some Bead Society books that were to be sold to members. They are also listed in LibraryThing. Many of these are how-to-bead books such as Dimensional Flowers, Leaves & Vines or The Complete Guide to Beading Techniques.
Take a look at the listing of books by going to LibraryThing. If you are interested in obtaining any of these books, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bead Society Member Renée Raymond is teaching a class on the Arezzo Cuff Bracelet for the Bead Society on Saturday, June 5th at 10 am Pacific Time, rescheduled from May 8th. The class will be held virtually! Attend and make a bracelet for yourself or a friend! You have seen Renée at our Bazaars demonstrating all sorts of exciting things. Renée has been teaching jewelry making classes in the Culver City area for over 15 years. She has taught classes for us, most recently the Photography class, Smart Phone Jewelry Photography: Tips & Techniques for Success!
The class is $29 for Bead Society members, $35 for non members. A discount is also offered to CCRMC members, and Renée's Newsletter and Facebook contacts. Register here, and you will be sent the materials list and the link to the virtual session. There is quite a range of colors and beads that you could choose for this lovely bracelet!
The class will be about two hours. Any questions, contact email@example.com.
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