Beer & Beadz – October 2014 – Updated

Updated!

Another great turn out for our monthly Beer & Beadz!  Kirsten and Al were awesome hosts.

Kirsten demonstrated her “Armadillo” bead and several of us got a chance at the torch to try her technique.

The bead exchange was amazing.  The theme was “black & white” and the challenge was to bring your black & white inspired beads for the exchange.  All I can say is WOW!! The level of imagination was unlimited.

There was no shortage of beautiful beads to look at.  Kirsten has a fabulous table top cabinet where she stores her large collection of beads and Naaz added a few more beads to her collection when Melanie brought out some of her new beads for Show & Tell.  They were a beautiful dichroic blue.

 

 

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October’s Beer & Beadz will be hosted by Kirsten on October 24 at 6:30/7pm.

The theme is Black & White and we’ve been challenged to think outside the box for this theme. Of course you need to incorporate black & white into your bead but that’s the easy part. This should be fun!

There will be plenty of torch time with plenty of the themed colors available. Is black & white even a color? These colors do not have to be the only colors you use but need to be dominant in the bead.

Bring a snack to share and your themed beads for the bead exchange and don’t forget your diddy’s.

Address details can be found in the event list

Beer & Beadz Host Needed – Updated

Good news!  Ken & Silvia McIntosh will be Novembers Beer & Beadz hosts.  For more details, see the post in the Events section.

We are looking for a host for November’s B&B. If you are interested in hosting November’s Beer & Beadz you can contact myself or any of the Pyros Executive.  Just send an email from the contact page.

As Beer & Beadz host you may choose to do or organize a short demo or just a open torch. You may want to suggest a themed bead exchange or just the bead exchange as usual. You will also need some paper, pen and something to draw names out of for the bead exchange.

Don’t worry about the state of your studio – we’ve squished into some pretty small spaces to see demos and there are often some very knowledgeable members at events who can offer, if asked, some expertise in safety and how to improve your studio set-up.

Your Beer & Beadz can be anytime in the month but they are normally held in the third week of the month.

It is a great opportunity to get feedback and meet new people (who also love glass!).

Fraser Valley Bead Show

The Pacific Pyros and the Terminal City Glass Co-Op were invited to set up and demonstrate glass bead making at this year Fraser Valley Bead Show.  The fun began on Friday with Kirsten and Maria taking turns demonstrating their beadmaking skills to groups of bead show guests.  Saturday’s demonstrators were Pat, Melanie, Barb, Kirsten and Debbie and Joanne, Morgan, Debbie and Pat closed the weekend.  There were several sign ups for glass working lessons for both the Pacific Pyros and Terminal City Glass Co-Op.

Several of the Pyros also had booths …

… and some taught classes.  Alicia Champ taught wire wrapping to her class

Once again, thank you to all of you who came by and enjoyed the beadmaking demonstrations and welcome to all of you who are scheduled to take glass working lessons in the near future.