Bead Society of New Mexico
Monday, November 24, was the last meeting of 2014 and we celebrated it by throwing a Mad Beader Tea Party to mark the end of our 30th Anniversary. Patti Farley, Chair of the 30th Anniversary Committee, organized a splendid tea party complete with cucumber sandwiches, scones and clotted cream among other tea party dainties. The tea pot raffle raised $142.00 for Enlace Communitarios, a social justice organization led by Latina immigrants in central New Mexico who work to eliminate domestic violence in the Latino immigrant community and promote healthy families. If you'd like to see more photos, here is a link to our Facebook page:
Bead Society of New Mexico Facebook Page
Guest speakers at our October 27, 2014 meeting were Jamie Lewinger, author of the fashion blog, More Than Turquoise and Mary Ellen Merrigan, author of the blog, Mary Ellen Beads. The subject of the evening was the use of social media - platforms, commentary, followers, promotions, posting frequency, monitization, etc. Mary Ellen is also teaching a UNM class on social media, beginning this week, if you should like to know more.