Fueling The Passion

April 2007 Newsletter

St Patties Meeting

We all had a great time at our last meeting on March 17th. Since it was St. Patrick’s Day, “GREEN” was the theme for our bead exchange and there were plenty of great green beads – leprechauns, green beer steins, 4 leaf clovers and other exceptional green beads!!

Our raffle was stock full of goodies, a wonderful brass shaping tool from Retro Glass, and glass bundles from Winship and GG Glass, just to name a few. There were several generous donations made by members as well. Many thanks to all for your support, including members that buy raffle tickets.

Rich ShelbyWe had some wonderful demos on making glass marbles by Rich “Santa Claus” Shelby and Mike Close. These techniques can also be applied to beadmaking.

We would like all members to participate in being a “Featured Artist” on our chapter’s website. If you are interested, please contact Barbara Birbeck.

Things to come:

Our next meeting will be on June 16th. It will be held at The Mandrel in Redondo Beach, CA. The theme will be Hawaiian Luau so start making your Hawaiian beads for the exchange. Details to come.

Bower’s Museum will be hosting “Art of Adorning Bead Mike CloseSociety of Orange County” on April 28th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free. See http://www.bowers.org for more info.

The LA Bead Society show is on April 29th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. It is going to be held at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave ( corner of Culver Blvd & Overland ) in Culver, City California. Our chapter will have a table of our own at the show so come on down and visit, sell beads, and shop. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to give selling beads a try. Come and stay all day or for just an hour.

PBS TV will start a new show, Crafts in America on April 29th at 10:00pm. See you local guide for channel information.


May 5th : Our president, Judy Carlson will be teaching “Back to the Beach with Beads” at The Mandrel. For more information see www.themandrel.com/calendar.html

Please send Judy Carlson your email address if yours has changed recently. She can be reached at judy@jujeebeads.com

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