Bead Society of Cape Cod

New Location as of April, 2016! The Bead Society of Cape Cod meets the third Thursday of every month at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Come for the social hour at 6:15pm, formal meetings begin at 7pm sharp. $6 per meeting for non-members, $40 purchases a year's membership. For more information, please contact us at bsccadmin@gmail.com write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Bead Society Meeting- Peyote/Crimping/Earring Wraps April 17th, 7pm Dennis Police Station

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Thank you everyone who came to Unfinished Objects, participated in the raffle and made the meeting a success!

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For our next meeting, we will be doing a REFRESHER SESSION of three techniques. Those techniques are,

Stringing/Crimping - Basics that make the difference in a strung necklace.

Earring Wraps Refresher - You may never buy earrings again...

Peyote Stitch Refresher Session - Peyote Stitch Inside and Out

Our goal is for everyone who comes to get a chance to participate in TWO of these sessions. When you RSVP, indicate which Refresher is your FIRST choice and which is your SECOND.

Read to the very end of this message to see the supply lists for each of the three Refresher Sessions.

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SUPPLY LIST FOR PEYOTE

"EVEN-COUNT" PEYOTE REFRESHER SUPPLIES

BRING 3 COLORS ( 100 BEADS OF EACH COLOR IS SUFFICIENT) HAVE A STRONG CONTRAST BETWEEN THE COLORS OF THE BEADS.

SIZE 8 JAPANESE "CYLINDER" BEADS OR SIZE 8 HEX JAPANESE "CYLINDER" BEADS

IMPORTANT = ALL 3 COLORS MUST BE THE SAME KIND OF BEADS. YOU CANNOT MIX THE TWO STYLES FOR THIS PROJECT. HEX BEADS ARE LONGER AND WILL NOT FIT WITH NON-HEX.

THESE ARE FLAT-SIDED BEADS, ALMOST TUBE-LIKE, AND FIT TOGETHER BEAUTIFULLY.

THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR THIS STITCH.

DO NOT BRING REGULAR DELICA BEADS. THEY ARE TOO SMALL FOR LEARNING A NEW STITCH.

DO NOT BRING "CHECK"//ROUND-SIDED/BALL-LIKE BEADS. THEY DON'T NESTLE TOGETHER & WILL DRIVE YOU NUTS.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE "CYLINDER" 8 BEADS & DON'T WANT TO SHOP FOR SOME, I CAN MAKE UP SMALL BAGS OF 3 COLORS ($3.00 PER BAG OF 3 COLORS) I WILL DO THIS ONLY IF YOU INDIVIDUALLY REQUEST IT. EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT ME TO BRING BEADS FOR YOU.

THREAD & NEEDLES THESE ARE BIG HOLES. ALMOST ANY "REGULAR" MATERIALS SHOULD FIT. BRING YOUR FAVORITE.

PS IF YOU TOOK THE CLASS BEFORE, PLEASE BRING YOUR COPY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS OR LET MARGE PRIMAVERA KNOW IF YOU NEED A NEW COPY.

SUPPLY LIST FOR CRIMPING/STRINGING

Crimping Technique for Basic Stringing

20 - 2mm sterling crimp beads
Lobster clasps and soldered rings / or toggle clasps
20" - Softflex or Beadalon beading wire - diameter .014 or .019
Must bring your own beads, spacers, crystals, etc. to finish a simple bracelet

Crimping tool
flat or bent nose pliers
nippers or cutters
tape measure
2 common or quilt pins

Linda Lord will bring some basic kits for purchase at $5.00 if you don't have the supplies for crimping. It will include:

2 sterling lobsters
2 soldered jump rings
20 - sterling 2mm crimps
24 " Softflex beading wire
#6 seed beads for ends

SUPPLY LIST FOR EARRING WRAPS

The following supplies are needed for the Basic Earring Wraps:

Sterling french ear wires
2" sterling silver head pins (bring enough head pins for playing) approx. 20
A variety of small and medium glass beads, and silver beads to fit on the head pins.

Linda Lord will have a pkg. of 10- 2" sterling heads pin kits for $2.00.

Round nose pliers
Flat or bent nose pliers
Nippers or cutters

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Don't forget to bring a beading mat, magnifier, light or any other convenience you need to work.