May 22, 2017

Location:Pinney Library

Time:        6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)

                  6:30 Program begins

Program: Alternating Daisy Chain

Instructor: Kathy Tessmer

Supplies:  Size 11 seed beads (1 tube or approx.  17g); 4mm cubes (300 or approx. 2 packages

                   Fireline (4 or 6 lb) [Alternatives to 4mm cubes - size 11 Delicas or size 6 seed beads]

Tools:       needle (size to accommodate thread choice); scissors, bead mat

This is a long necklace, about 3 feet, so no clasp is required.  There are 3 ways to wear it.  You can use cubes, large Delicas or large seed beads.  For a wavy look, try 3mm or 4mm rounds or pearls.

October 23, 2017
Location:  Alicia Ashman Library -733 N. High Point Road
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30          Program begins
Program:  Double Spiral Chainmaille Earrings
Instructor: Diane Ripsch
Supplies:   bring bead mat, pliers (chain nose and square nose or 2 chain nose), your favorite ear wires
Kit fee:       not available at time of publications

November 27, 2017
Location: Meant to Bead, 110 Columbus Street, Sun Prairie

Time:        6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)

                  6:30          Program begins

Program: The Lori Ornament

Instructor: Shannon Jambard

Supplies: 5g size 11 seed beads, 8g size 8 seed beads, 14 - 12mm round beads, 1- 8mm round bead,

7 - 8 mm crystals, and 6lb Fireline or Wild Fire (at least 3 yards), needle, and bead mat (no kits available)

March 26, 2018

Location:    Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd

Time:           6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all  are welcome)

                     6:30-8:30 Program

Program:    Bead Crochet, the Basics

Instructor:  Mary Jo Schiavoni

Supplies:    Crochet thread size 10 or pearl cotton size 10/2 (size 8 pearl cotton can work in a pinch)

3 colors of size 6 beads (or pony beads) - bring lots

Crochet hook, size 3, 4, or 5 (depending on the thread and bead size)

Long-eyed needle or regular beading needle

Scissors (wirecutters optional)


Please go to the March newsletter for pictures and instructions on how to pre-string some beads (this would be helpful).


Last year's programs:

July 24, 2017
Location: 
Diakonos, 187 E. Main St. , Stoughton (above Cheesers)
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30  Program begins
Program:  Hammered Focal Beaded Necklace
Instructors: Becky and E#d Guzman
Supplies:  Fees: $25 plus additional fees if you decide to swap out beads; many choices of large beads, pearls, and natural stones will be available
The fee includes materials and instructions. In addition to the chevron portion of the necklace, students will hammer a word into the large disc, and texture and/or curve the leaf. If you haven’t done a wrapped loop, or haven’t done one in a while like me, they can help us with the pearl dangle. Have a word prepared in advance, 12 characters or less works best. It can be a single word or a phrase and can incorporate numbers. Remember, a space counts as a character.
And they are offering 20% off additional shopping, the night of the meeting only.

R,S.V.P. required by July 21 (608.873-0210)

April 23, 2018

Location:   Warner Park Community and Recreation Center  (1625 Northport Drive)

Time:          6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)

                    6:30-  Program starts

Program:   Spiral Stitch

Instructor: Teresa Schwerin

Supplies:   1 tube of 8/0 or 6/0 seeds beads for inner core

                    2 tubes of 8/0 or 6/0 of same or different color for outer spiral

                    Fireline (6 lb is good) or Nymo

                   1 clasp or your choice; size 10 or 13 beading needles (some available for purchase)

                   focal bead  (optional), bead mat, scissors

Teresa will teach the basics and how to incorporate a focal bead, see newsletter for pictures

August 28, 2017
Location:  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road

Time:         6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting & election of officers

                   6:30-8:30 Program

Program:  Superduo Beaded Bead Clasp

Instructor: Anne Verbsky Sagami

Supplies: superduos, size 15 seed beads, Fireline 4 lb or 6 lb (or similar thread), needle, scissors, bead mat  (Anne will have some superduos for sale)

June 26, 2017
Location:  Alicia Ashman Library
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30  Program begins
Program:  Beaded Clasp
Instructor:  Anna Verbsky Sagami (from the Earring Tree).  She is a teacher, designer, and author, and will teach us a beaded bead that can be used as a clasp for a bracelet or necklace.

Supplies:  Bring a bead mat, scissors, needle, and thread (Fireline).  Other materials can
be purchased from Anna at the meeting.

September 25, 2017
Location: 
Warner Park Community and Recreation Center (Northport Drive)
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30-8:30 Program
Program:  Finishing, Inspiring, and Challenges
Need to bring: In-progress projects, recently finished projects, and your favorite go-to book, magazine, or website.  We will talk about this year's challenge and future opportunities for shows.


February 26, 2018
Location:   Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road
Time:          6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   
6:30 Program begins
Program:   Herringbone Stitch Bracelet with Superduos
Facilitator: Pat Reichert

Supplies:    approx. 10 grams of superduos (1 tube or 2 packets), size 10 or 11 seed beads (don't need a lot, 5 g would be plenty), 6lb Fireline (at least 3 yards), clasp of your choice (Pat likes the sliding clasp with 3 loops for this bracelet), needle, and bead mat.


Upcoming Programs

Watch the MBS newsletter and email alerts for future workshops and meeting information.

Meetings


Meeting Time:
The Madison Bead Society meets the 4th Monday of each month (except in December and January) from 6:30-8:30 - unless otherwise noted. Officers meet at 6:00 pm on meeting nights; all members are welcome to attend.


Meeting Place:

We try to alternate between the east and west side locations.  Some meetings are held at one of our local bead shops.

Guests (First-time attendee):

First meeting no charge; subsequent meetings $5.00 each.


Program notes:

Meetings may consist of sharing projects and problems, or just sit and bead, or  include a more formal program: instructions for a beading project or a presentation.  Some meetings may require advance reservations and/or an instruction fee.  Supplies needed for a meeting's project will be listed with the event details below.


Madison Bead Society