B E A D S O C I E T Y O F N M
MEMBER NEWS ... fun to be had by all!
Some of the events and activities held (and pictures taken) at the Bead Society. Enjoy!
BSNM 2023 Events
BSNM 2023 Gala Tea Party!
Wow! What an amazing tea party! (If you weren’t there, you missed a great time.) Several people wore hats or fascinators. There was lots of conversation and laughter as we played “Whose Clues?” and tried to guess which obscure fact belonged to which person. Thanks to Claudette Jaramillo for organizing this game. We had one attendee who found six clues, one attendee who found five clues, and four attendees who found four clues. All of these winners received certificates for $15 worth of beads and findings from a bead estate donated to BSNM.
Below are some of the fabulous Teapot donated by Board Members and designed by Pat Verrell and Laurye Tanner. These Centerpieces were given to one person at each table.
Laurye Tanner presenting Claire Yackel with her prize teapot. It was Claire’s first tea party and she loved it!
Raffle baskets representing tea-growing and –consuming areas of the world. Thank you to our business members who donated some of the items in the baskets: A Few of My Favorite Beads, Baskets of Africa, The Beaded Iris, Mama’s Minerals, and Stone Mountain Bead Gallery. These baskets wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you also to Jill Bartel for gathering items and designing the baskets. Marcia Newmon won the Tea and Beads of India and England Basket. Code Sister won the Tea and Beads of China and Japan Basket. Linda Gregory won two Baskets, the Indonesia/Vietnam Basket and the African Basket. Joyce Wolf won the Tea and Beads of Russia Basket.
Marcia Newman Code Sister Lucky Linda Greagory won two baskets Joyce Wolf
It was great to see so many members and guests! Thank you!
BSNM 2022 Events
2022 NM State Fair Jewelry Beadwork Entries
June General Meeting
Jacob Lowry, Executive Director of the Turquoise Museum relayed his extensive knowledge about turquoise with a lots of humor!
March 2022 General Meeting Winners
Fiber Arts Education Display Challenge Winners
1. Laurye Tanner’s Beaded Bracelets
(gold, silver, copper & gunmetal)
2. Marry Ellen Merrigan’s Metal and Beaded Sculpture
(brass, silver/gunmetal, copper, and pale pink.)
March Raffle Basket Winner – Betty Smith
Door Prize Winner Laura Caffey!
Our events for 2021
October General Meeting
Thanks for attending!
Booth at Placitas Flea Market
Event hosted by James & Nancy Holley
Cael Chappell donated $100 plus Kronos beads to BSNM
Elizabeth Reisinger donated her beautiful paintings to BSNM
Fran's new scarf purchase
2021 NM State Fair Winners!
Jamie Welles- Best In Show Pam Troutman- 2nd Place Pat Verrelle 1st Place-multi-strand Pat V 1st Place- Cross
Pat Verelle's 3rd Place and Deb Cole's 1st Place Barbara Rosen's 2nd prize necklace
Anik's Necklace Design Class
Pat Troutman's Larimar Necklace Class
July General Meeting
Creating turtles at
Pam Troutman's Polymer Clay class
Sun Catcher Class
BSNM Annual Outing
The Sawmill &
Shopping at Mama's Minerals
Making Bead Boards Extraordinaire!
Judi Buckhalter wins
April's Mermaid Raffle drawing!
Fun creating macramé necklaces & bracelets!
THANK YOU Helen Yackel
Pat provided her home and a nice luncheon venue for the team hard at work creating this years bead boards.
Helen Yackel receiving her BSNM raffle prize from the February General Meeting.
Pam Troutman did a wonderful talk on The Jewelry Business &