Bead Society of New Mexico

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register


    Instructors: Patti Farley, Julie Fear and Julie Goodding

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

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


    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.   


    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.




    • 24 Jul 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Making Findings

    $40 class fee + $6 Kits fee = $46/person


    Learn to make your own findings (including clasps, chain links, caps etc.) using wire.


    Kits:

    Kit 1: 20 & 22 & 14 & 16 gauge wire

    Kit 2: beads


    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers, wire cutter, round nose plier, crimp tool


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

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


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



    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Basic Jewelry Making

    $15 class fee

    NO kit provided


    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.



    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool

    bead board

    bead stoppers


    Student must bring or purchase:

    (10) 2x2mm Crimp Beads
    SoftFlex Beading Wire (at least 2 ft.)
    Clasp of Your Choice
    Beads of your choice

    (enough to complete a necklace of your desired length)


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

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


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



    • 27 Jul 2019
    Register


    The BS annual bus trip is to Las Cruces NM.  

    please complete the attached form and provide to Patti

    LasCrucessliabiltyform.docx

    On July 27, we will leave for sunny Las Cruces with stops in Socorro and T or C for museum visits.   Breakfast and lunch will be served on board the bus.  We will spend the afternoon at the two bead stores in Las Cruces and in Old Mesilla where we will have dinner before our trip home.  

    Cost for bus trip including breakfast and lunch and museum admission is $125.00.   Individuals pay for dinner.  

    For more info contact Patti Farley.


    • 03 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th Street NW)
    Register

    Wave Bracelet

    by Teri Kirby


    sunshine meadows

    midnight moon


    Class cost $35.00  

    Kit cost $50.00



    Students need to bring:

    Beading needles (size 10 or 11)

    Beading thread (Nymo, One-G, Fireline, Nanofil)

    Beading surface

    Scissors



    • 03 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th Street NW)
    Register

    Wave Bracelet- metallic

    by Teri Kirby



    metallic colorway


    Class cost $35.00  

    Kit cost $60.00


    Students need to bring:

    Beading needles (size 10 or 11)

    Beading thread (Nymo, One-G, Fireline, Nanofil)

    Beading surface

    Scissors



    • 07 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ, NM)
    Register

    Adele Frances's Silk Cocoon Pod Necklace

    August 7, 2019 from 4-7pm

    Workshop Fee: $40 paid to the instructor

    (includes the $10 kit fee)


    Please REGISTER so the instructor can plan for the number attending.

    Learn to work with silk cocoon pods to make a beautiful and very unique necklace. You will learn design techniques, enhancement techniques with pens, and construction techniques.

    Kit includes:

    22 cocoons, necklace cord, variety of 6/0 beads, waxed string, hand made paper, patterns to make leaf 


    Students to bring to class: 

    small hole punch, scissors, any additional beads or papers you want to include in design


    Adele's Bio:

    Adele Frances is a retired career counselor and life coach whose current mantra is “Why work when you can create?”    She has been involved with the Albuquerque art scene for the past twelve years, selling her mixed media and fiber creations in galleries around the city and state.  Now she is concentrating on her new duties as docent at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History where she leads tours for school children.  A true Gemini, Adele flits from passion to passion, thus discovering the potential of silk cocoons as jewelry components last year.  She is happy to pass on what she has learned and hopes you will enjoy this upcoming workshop and expand your own skills.


    • 14 Aug 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th Street NW)
    Register

    Peyote Stitch Bracelet

    with Jeanette Easley


    Class cost: $40.00

    Kit cost: $15.00

    In this class you will learn to make a Flat Peyote Stitch Bracelet (even count).  You will also learn how to attach a metal clasp of your choice to complete your bracelet.  Beaded clasp will be discussed and demo as well.  you may not complete your bracelet during class but will leave with the skills to complete the bracelet on your own.

    Kit includes:

    all beads

    beading needle

    spool of beading thread

    Jeanette Easley Biography 2017.pdf

    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th Street NW)
    Register

    Riveting Pendant

    with Jeanette Easley


    Class cost: $35.00

    Kit fee: $10.00


    In this class you will create a one of a kind copper pendants. The pendant will be made by cutting and layering various textured pieces of copper together. Several types of rivets (tube, wire, standard) as well as tools will be discussed and demonstrated during the class.


    Your kit includes:

    various pieces of copper sheet

    rivets

    jump rings

    leather or linen cord to for your pendant 


    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register


    Instructors: Patti Farley and Julie Goodding

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

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


    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.   


    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.




    • 17 Aug 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th Street NW)
    Register

    Painted Gourd Pendant

    with Barbara Lewis


       

    Class fee: $40.00

    Kit fee: $15.00

    Kit includes: 

    all the components needed to create your necklace



    Students will need to purchase:

    a Farber Fine point Pitt Pen (Hobby Lobby or

    Michaels) to draw with.


    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 13 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Fair Grounds
    Register

    State Fair

    Intake and Event

    Volunteers Needed!


    Intake Days... Monday, August 19 and 20

    Event Days...September 5th-13th


    please sign up for a date/time


    if you have any questions, please contact:

    Pat Verrelle, Claire Sweeney, Patti Farley and Kenny Halstead

    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW, ABQ NM)
    Register


    Viking Knit

    $40 class fee + $5 kit cost. Total of $45/person


    In this class you will learn the ancient technique of Viking Knit which was created by the Vikings in Scandinavia. Fine silver wire was created by melting down silver coins. Chains are created by looping wires together on a dowel, then pulling the pieces through a draw plate to compress and reduce the size of the woven chain. You will create a bracelet out of copper, silver plate, or brass plate wire. You will also learn how to attach a toggle clasp to your finished bracelet. You may not finish your bracelet in class but will leave with the skills to complete your pieces at home.


    Kits:  

    bead caps

    wire

    clasps 

    dowels


    Tool loan provided by Mama’s includes:

    needle nose pliers

    wire cutter

    round nose plier

    crimp tool


    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

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




    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th Street NW)
    Register

    Sparkley Wheels

    with Nan Card


     

    Class and Kit cost: $35.00

    Additional kits: $5.00

    Beaded Wheels are a fun beaded circle made up of 4mm round stones and size 11 seed beads.  It's easy to make and has a "wow" look that impresses everyone who sees them.  The seed beads can either be the same color as the 4mm stone beads for a uniform look or they can contrast to the stone beads for a bolder look.  A wheel can easily be put on a chain or cord to wear as a necklace.  A few wheels can be sewn together to make a bracelet, or a French wire can be added to two wheels to make a pair of earrings

    Beaders signing up should bring: 

    beading mat

    beading needles

    favorite thread

    usual supplies like scissors

    and anything else needed to be comfortable


    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th Street NW)
    Register

    Herringbone Rope Bracelet

    with Jeanette Easley

    Class cost: $40.00

    Kit cost: $20.00


        In this class you will learn to create a 6 bead rope using a variety of bead sizes. You will also learn how to attach a metal clasp of your choice. Beaded clasps will also be demonstrated during the class.

    You may not finish your bracelet during the class, but will leave with the skills to complete your pieces at home.


    Kit include:

    beads

    beading needle

    spool of beading thread.

    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Mama’s Minerals (800 20th St. NW ABQ, NM)
    Register


    Bead Embroidery, presented by Leah Ready

    August 7, 2019 from 4-7pm

    Workshop Fee: $50 paid to the instructor

    (includes the kit)

    Please REGISTER so the instructor can plan for the number attending.

    Learn to make a beautiful 2” x 2” pin using bead embroidery techniques. Each one will be a unique design and the skills you learn can be used in a lot of different projects.

    Kit includes:

    flower and leaf pieces

    animal charm

    felt and ultra suede

    pin back

    Students need to bring:

    small tube E6000 glue

    needles #12 and #10 sharps (NOT beading needles)

    thread (SoNo, OneG, Nymo D, Fireline#6)

    sharp scissors

    size 15 in gold or silver, size 11/0 in several blues and several greens

    This is a good way to use up leftover beads!


    Leah Ready Bio:

    I have played with beads all my life. The colors and textures and the use of stitches to bind all fulfill my creative needs.


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