Bead Society of New Mexico

Upcoming events

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104)
    • 9
    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.  Only 20 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, and wire cutters.  Kit is a $50 value.

     Morning will include the history of beads, color and design.

    There will be a break for lunch and shopping at Mama's Minerals.

    You will be given your choice of glass beads to string in the afternoon.  You are also welcome to choose items to go with them.

    The afternoon will be spent laying out your design, stringing your beads, crimping the wire and wearing your necklace.

    A minimum of 5 students required.  If minimum is not met a refund will be issued.

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

    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center ( 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113)
    Register


    March 25, 6pm General Meeting Program

    Riveting with Rio Grande's Mark Nelson!


    Demonstration at our General Membership Meeting

    Mark will be presenting on riveting techniques and materials. We will have 4 stations setup with tools so that members can try out the techniques first hand.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104)
    Register

    Wire Wrapping 101

    with Jeanette Easley


    Do you love stones, beads, fossils or gems? Ever wish you could wear those beloved objects?



    Learn to make all the parts needed to create your own professional quality jewelry. Practice using wire, tools, stones and beads. Add to your own jewelry box, make fabulous gifts or begin your own jewelry business. You will leave this class with an abundance of design ideas, sample parts and a finished pendant. Bring your own favorite stone, or select from the class supplies.

    $40 class fee + $5 materials fee, due upon signup

    Taught by Jeanette Easley
    JeanetteEasleyBio.pdf

    Hosted at Mama's Minerals

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


    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center ( 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113)
    Register


    Class Fee: $10 paid to the instructor

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

    Come play with clay! Pam Troutman will bring her polymer clay, tools, and oven and we will make beads. Round, oval, edged, square, barrel, pattern, etc. – whatever shape you want! She even has some pre-made canes and textures for decorations. Once baked, they will be ready for your jewelry making.

    If you have any polymer tools (awl, tissue blade, etc.) or want to use fresh clay*, please buy/bring them! We will just have fun.

    *Polymer clay does not go “bad” but it can get harder to work as it ages. Older clay is great for beads because it holds its shape (firmer) than fresh clay. You will be using your hands and the table to condition and shape the clay for this class. If you have concerns that your hands may not enjoy harder clay, then please consider buying new clay. Sculpty is the better brand, and look at the copyright date on the package for newer clay.


    Bio:
    Pam Troutman grew up an artist. Her college degree is in studio art and she started beading in 2000, making beaded lanyards for coworker’s ID Badges. Her bead creations are all unique and have won awards in several Virginia and NM venues. She sells her items in galleries, presently at Amapola in Old Town Albuquerque, as well as in her Etsy shop, StarArtJewelry. Pam moved to Rio Rancho, NM in June 2017 and immediately joined the BSNM and is active as a member of the BSNM board. Pam likes to teach process classes, letting class members learn how to design and make their own creations in bead embroidery, weaving, kumihimo, and polymer clay.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mama's Minerals (800 20th St NW Ste B, Albuquerque, NM 87104)
    • 20
    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.  Only 20 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, and wire cutters.  Kit is a $50 value.

     Morning will include the history of beads, color and design.

    There will be a break for lunch and shopping at Mama's Minerals.

    You will be given your choice of glass beads to string in the afternoon.  You are also welcome to choose items to go with them.

    The afternoon will be spent laying out your design, stringing your beads, crimping the wire and wearing your necklace.

    A minimum of 5 students required.  If minimum is not met a refund will be issued.

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

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