Beer & Beadz – September 2014 *Updated*

UPDATED

.. September’s Beer & Beads was hosted by Stephanie Dieleman.  Her bright and beautiful studio was the meeting place for a large gathering of Pyros members from Vancouver Island to Chilliwack.  It’s great to see these events so well attended and not just from members in the direct local area.  We even had a new member join this night.  Welcome Jean!

The theme this evening was BUY, SELL & TRADE.  Stephanie had a large amount of glass working tools for sale from presses to shears.  She also layed out oodles of glass, frit and powders for us all to play with during torch time.

She demonstrated her large glass ring beads. She makes it look so easy!  I demonstrated a hot pink bead.  It was the first time I’d ever worked with natural gas rather than propane.  You’ll really have to work at it to get a muddy bead as natural gas burns so clean.

 

Thanks Stephanie for hosting this months Beer & Beadz!

September’s Beer & Beadz will be held at Stephanie Ann’s studio. If you haven’t been there before YOU MUST see it. It’s awesome! She also teaches art classes, so painting, sewing, and so on. Her B&B will be held on Friday, September 19 at 7pm and her theme is BUY, SELL & TRADE. So if you still have stuff you want to buy, sell or trade bring it.

Stephanie, like Melanie has not yet decided on her demo. I’m sure we could offer suggestions so feel free to send me your ideas and I’ll pass them on.

Bring a little something to share and bring your diddy’s.

Check the Events page for address details.

See you there!

Beer & Beadz – August 2014 UPDATED

UPDATED!

… and for you who missed it, Melanie’s B&B was awesome!  Melanie has the studio we all dream of, lots of room, lots of glass and lots of tools.

The day started a little late as most of us were stuck in a traffic jam in Abbotsford but once through that mess there were more than a dozen of us sitting in Melanie’s 1/2 acre backyard munching on chips, dip, fruit and veggies.

Although she was ready with the BBQ, no one seem to need it.  I think we were all more interested in watching Melanie’s demo!

Melanie demonstrated her beautiful face beads.  She already had molds made and ready to go but she also walked us through preparing the molds using wax.

She also spent time telling us about some of beautiful sculptures and collaborations and what inspired them.

A good time was had by all and thank you Melanie for hosting this Beer & Beadz.  We look forward to your next one.

This months B&B will be held at Melanie Rowe’s studio. Since she lives in Chilliwack her event will be held on Sunday, August 17 and will start anytime after lunch and go until 6 pm. It will be a pot luck, picnic style, get together. If you have burgers or hot dogs bring them as Mel’s got a BBQ. Bring a cooler if you need to keep stuff cold. Bring your beverages, your sunglasses, your sunscreen and a lawn chair.

The theme is Garage Sale so feel free to bring your gently used tools you don’t use anymore or your overstock of glass! Glass always gets lots of attention when your bartering! Just about anything is game for this theme. Melanie hasn’t decided yet what she will be demo’ing so we’re in for a surprise!

For address details, check the Events section.  An RSVP would be appreciated so Melanie has an idea of how many to expect.

See you there!