Bead Society Holiday Party, Fun & Games
The Bead Society Holiday Party is on December 2nd at 7:00 pm!
While we can't meet in person this year, we are planning a fun holiday party. Please RSVP because we want to send you some information ahead of time! Invite your friends!
We are planning on playing Bead Bingo! Nikki Donahue and Kay Deeney are working on a Bead Identification Game! We have a crossword puzzle for you as well. Maybe some other exciting activities! There will be prizes!
Beginning Wire Bending Jewelry Making Class
November 21, 2020 11:AM – 1:PM Saturday
Explore the endless possibilities of Wire Wrapping to make Jewelry.
Renowned Wearable Art Designer and instructor Lillian M. Todaro will present Beginning Wire Bending Jewelry Making, Zoom Workshop for the Bead Society Los Angeles. Class sizes are limited so sign up now!
Get started now making your own beautiful Jewelry. Make custom pieces of Jewelry for yourself, friends, family and to give on those gift giving Holidays that are coming.
For this online, class, we will start with basic Wire Bending techniques. First, we will learn to make simple wrapped eye-loop links that include beads. We will use them to create a pair of “Drop Earrings”. We will continue with wire bending by adding some fancy wire doodling techniques like spirals, etc.
We will also explore linking our wire wrapped beads or crystals together to make a beautiful chain for a necklace.
Lillian Todaro is a multi-award winning “wearable art” jewelry artist for over thirty years. Primarily known for her innovative “Bead Sculptures,” Lilly has earned numerous “First Place” and “Best of Show” Jewelry Category Awards, and gained international attention with her television appearances. Lilly also teaches across the country, and is showcased at finer art shows & galleries.
Wire Bending Fundamentals costs $35.00 for Bead Society and CCRMC (Culver City Rock & Mineral Club. $45.00 for others. Click here to Register!
Do you want to learn how to burn glass using a kiln? Join us at The Bead Society November Meeting to learn about Dichroic Glass from member, Tiki Barbeau. Tiki operates a website, called The New Chic GLASS TIKI Jewelry Collection at www.glasstikijewelry.com . Her tag line is Kiln-Fired Dichroic Glass Wearable Art!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 899 883 2615, Passcode: Beads
Dichroic glass is a series of micro-layered metal oxides applied to glass. This process creates a transmitted color and a completely different reflected color. This causes an array of color to be displayed. The colors continue to shift depending on the angle of view. Due to the variation of firing processes, individual results can't be exactly predicted, so each piece of fused dichroic glass is unique. Tiki will show people how to score, break, and design the objects. She’ll demonstrate kiln fusing, cooling and processing.
It Started With An Ask - How I Negotiated My Way To Kenya
At our October 7th Bead Society meeting, our speaker will be Eldonna Lewis Fernandez. In the speaking and training world, Eldonna teaches people how to Think Like A Negotiator. She had no idea that her negotiation strategies would teach her a valuable lesson about asking for exactly what you want. Asking was the springboard to a new life working with women in a slum in Kitale, Kenya. Join us to find out how she got started on this journey and how her background as a retired Air Force veteran, speaker, trainer and Harley rider have shaped the path she's on now.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 7 pm PDT
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 899 883 2615
What have you been working on this summer? Any jewelry with specifically Summer themes? We will be doing a show & tell of Summer Jewelry this September at our monthly meeting. You can highlight acrylics, Lucite, Bakelite & other summer-season oriented beads such as lampwork, mudbeads & powder glass. I'm sure sea- and conch shells fit the theme. Also, consider the colors of some of your pieces--do they reflect summer?
Bring your items to show and tell!
Join us Wednesday, September 2nd at 7 pm Pacific Time via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 899 883 2615
Our Business Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm.
The Bead Society is proud to present a virtual workshop by Renée Raymond on increasing your photography skills with your smart phone so that you can produce photos that will take you to the next level whether you’re sharing your jewelry photos on social media, selling your jewelry online, or planning to enter a juried jewelry show.
Smart Phone Jewelry Photography: Tips & Techniques for Success
Saturday, September 5, 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 pm PST
$20 Bead Society members/ $30 Non members
The largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, the Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace features 200 artists from more than 40 Native nations. Buy sculpture, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, mixed-media works, and more from top Native artists.
Please note that the 2020 American Indian Arts Marketplace will be transformed into a digital experience. Please read the statement from Autry President & CEO W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne) here. Check out the Autry website for updates.
The Bead Society sponsored a trip to the Autry Museum a few years ago to see some amazing beadwork. It was the same day as the American Indian Arts Marketplace. It was great! We saw very interesting art, beadwork and jewelry from the vendors!
Wednesday August 5th, 7 pm via Zoom
There will be no business meeting at 6:30 pm. We will be having a Zoom gathering to talk about whatever people would like to talk about in the World of Beads!
A few suggestions from Michele Manzella are:
1. Members’ preferred findings (could include beads), why they like them, what they find special/useful about them, where to get them.
2. Display concepts & items for jewelry & home arts. What seems to be most effective, and what doesn’t work.
3. Anything that members would like to sell or exchange or give away.
We are instituting a security measure in Zoom with a passcode, Beads. Note that the B is capitalized. We will have to do this in the fall, so we may as well start now! If you click on the link in the email to members, you should be fine. If you go directly to Zoom, you just need these two pieces of info:
Meeting ID: 899 883 2615
You can contact us if you have any questions!
Our new website is live as of Friday, July 10th! Leslie Sears of LES is MORE Printing & Graphics, a great web designer from Hawaii worked on our website. We were able to move most of the information over to the new website!
It is now secure and has wonderful colors and it's flexible for us. Let me know what you think!
We are looking for more articles for the News section! If you would like to submit articles for the News section, that would be great! We are also looking to have profiles of various members. That is a great way to connect with members since we are not able to meet in person right now. Send submissions here!
The Wednesday June 3rd meeting focused on eye beads, symbols and jewelry. We had a lively discussion sharing information about Eye Beads of all sorts. We learned about Evil Eyes, bezeled glass eyes, large eyes in bezeled portraits, eye of Horus, and Tiger’s Eye gemstones.
Join us again in July for the theme of Carnelian Beads!