Bead Society of New Mexico

Upcoming events

    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
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    Cost: $30 (no kit)

    This is a new class for people who have that favorite broken necklace in their drawer and can't bear to part with it.  We will help you see if the piece can be repaired and show you how to get started on it.


    Student to bring (as needed):

    Bead Boards

    Tools

    Mat


    Instructors: Jeanette Easley and Patti Farley

    Jeanette Easley Biography 2017.pdf


    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
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    Cost: $100 (includes kit)


    description pending. 


    Instructor: Jeanette Easley

    Jeanette Easley Biography 2017.pdf



    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
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    Cost: $100

    (includes the kit)

    This class will be comprehensive

    and for serious beginners.  

    You will leave with a different

    understanding of the importance

    of beading throughout history

    and throughout the world.


    Instructors: Patti Farley

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

    800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104


      


    Only 12 people in the class so don't miss out on getting a seat. 

    Register today!


    The cost includes a tool kit with tote bag, needle nosed pliers, crimper, wire cutters, bead board, plastic box for beads, bead stops, Softflex wire (10' spool), crimping tubes, clasp and string of beads.  Kit is a $50 value.


     10:30-11:30:

    We discuss the history of beading and show a short video that is critically acclaimed, about beading from the beginning of time.   Beads were the first currency.  Countries have been bought and sold with beads.   It is a fascinating video with beautiful scenes of cultures and their beads.  Next we go through everything that is in the kit ($50.00 value) and have them take out their beads and place them on their bead board.


    11:30-12:30

    We discuss the Elements of design.  What makes a good design.  How do you choose what goes with what.   We have lots of samples to show and all three instructors show their work.   Then we go into color theory.   We give everyone a color wheel and explain how to use it.   If you have never used a color wheel you will love learning all about them.


    While we pick up lunch for those who ordered it, everyone goes out into the store and looks for things they might want to put with their beads provided in the kit.  This is not mandatory but simple an exercise in what you learned in color theory and design.


    12:30-1:00

    shopping at Mamas


    1:00-4:00

    While we eat lunch, we begin to lay out our beads into a design.   Everyone gets hands on help with three instructors in the room.   We give tips based on our own experiences.  


    There is a 13 page handout of all the information.   We help each person with crimping and with adding a clasp.   The class ends when the last person finishes their necklace.  Usual timing is between 2pm and 4pm.   Everyone wears their necklace home. 


    Refunds will be issued up to 24 hours in advance.  After 24 hours  you can reschedule the class but no refund will be issued.


    Special Note... you are not officially registered if you have not completed the registration and paid for the class.




    • 06 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
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    Cost: $50

    payable to instructor at class

    Materials provided

    with Debbie West Miles & Kate Keefe


    Resin Class Syllabus

    Three hour class:

    4:30 – 5:00 Instructions

    5:00 – 6:30 Image hunt, bezel choice, preparation of images and design

    6:30 – 7:30 Resin pouring

    Materials provided for class:

    Colores resin from Rio Grande Jewelry Supply

    Measuring cups

    Stir sticks

    Resin bezels for pendants, earrings

    Non-traditional items for bezels (bottle caps, jar lids, various thrift store items)

    Laser print images from pinterest.com

    Various catalog and magazine pages for artwork

    Scrapbook paper

    Postage stamps

    Elmer’s Glue

    Paper cutting scissors

    Mats to work on

    Protective covering for tables and floor


    The only thing we ask students to bring:

    • is an old cookie sheet or muffin tin for transporting their completed resin pieces  
    • you are welcome to bring your own images, beads, found objects if you want
    • if you have very small treasures such as attractive postage stamps they like, small special beads, crystals, charms, small photos found in catalogs and magazines they like, these items can help you personalize your Resin Jewelry pieces
    • 09 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
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    Class Fee: $15.00

    Kit Fee: $7.00



    Learn to design and create a necklace or bracelet using beads. You will learn how to create an interesting composition, what stringing materials to use, crimping and clasping techniques.

    The kit includes the enough beads to make either 2 necklaces or 3 bracelets as well as stringing material, crimps, clasp and gift bags for each piece.



    • 09 Nov 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
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    Class Fee: $15

    Kit Fee: $5


     In this class you will work with 12 gauge and 24 gauge copper wire. You will bend your 12G wire to the desired shape, then hammer the form to add texture. create 2 unique ornaments along with a random assortment of beads to embellish your ornaments.

     Then you will use 24 gauge wire to wrap the beads to the ornament. Your kit will include all wire needed to create 2 unique ornaments along with a random assortment of beads to embellish your ornaments.



    • 16 Nov 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register