Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Fall Bead Event

Alaska Bead Society is having a Fall Bead Event at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art - free admission.

Date: October 15 & 16, 2005
Time: Saturday 10:00am - 6:oopm
Time: Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Join over 50 bead artists from the Alaska Bead Society for total bead overload!
  • Beaded Jewelry and Glass Beads for sale
  • Make-It-Take-It Table - make your own jewelry
  • Beadwork Basics - come and see how it's done
  • Lampwork Demo - watch glass beads being made

UBS Website is up!

The UBS website is now live! Members, please feel free to foward jpeg or gif pictures (underground.bead@gmail.com) for the gallery. Let me know if you see anything that needs updating or changes.

Here is the link to the UBS site: http://anlms.uaa.alaska.edu/UBSHome.htm
You can also link through my site: http://anlms.uaa.alaska.edu/LunarHome.htm

Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Bracelet Swap

Here is a pattern for a bracelet that you could complete for the swap next month:

(easy) http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/blpinkstonbracelet.htm -follow these directions but use just one or two colors with no design. The bracelet should be plain so embellisment can be done by the grab bag recipient.

If you need assistance with stitches you can give Lynette a call at 745-2636.

Have fun!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

First Meeting of the Year

Last night's meeting was a blast! It was great to see so many of our members could make it and even to see new faces. I look forward to a great year with all of you.

We have some new officers. Thanks to Marie & Julie for volunteering this year.

UBS will have a bazaar at our meeting place December 2nd. If you have items you'd like to sell, don't miss this event from 4pm-9pm. We could use volunteers to help decorate.

Many people decided that the bracelet collaboration was a great project to get started on. One member makes a plain bracelet blank and puts it in a grab bag for another member to draw from and take home to embellish. The original creator receives their bracelet back the next month and everyone gets to share their stories about the process of creation. Swap will take place at the October 21st meeting.

If any one is interested in participating in the "Bottles for Hope" project discussed, collect some small bottles (mini liquor bottles would work perfect) to share or work on. The more we have, the more hope we can spread. This project involves members covering and decorating tiny bottles and making them available at local cancer treatment centers. A contact will be made by Lynette Schroeder-Einwiller so that the bottles will have a distribution source. Techniques in covering bottles can vary. Include a card or slip of paper with the artist's name and a inspirational message of hope.

See you at the next meeting, October 21st.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Official UBS Website

Welcome back members! The Underground Bead Society is currently planning an official website and we hope to have it fully functional in September. If members have any information or suggestions that they feel should be included on the new website please feel free to leave a comment here. All suggestions will be taken into consideration when building the new site.