Entries by the Communicator

Beer & Beadz – October 2015

Octobers B&B was hosted by Kirsten at her home studio.  The theme: show and tell.  Kirsten challenged attendees to bring a bead that had resonated with a person so much when you saw it that you had to buy it for yourself. It was a great time.  All of the stories were fascinating to hear. […]

Beads of Courage 2015

Thank you to all the members of the Pacific Pyros that fired up their torches on September 19 to make beads for the Beads of Courage.  Our group produced all these fabulous beads that will be sent to hospitals where children undergoing cancer treatments will receive these beads as milestones in their treatment journey.

Beer & Beadz – September 2015

Septembers B&B was hosted by Carol Kostachuk and the theme was Falling Leaves.  She challenged us to think back to when we would press leaves in wax paper and add a little crayon shavings and iron.  For several of us that translated to making beads with beautiful fall colors. Unfortunately there was no open torch […]

Beer & Beadz – August 2015

This months B&B was hosted by Kimberley Anderson-Alexander.  Her theme was “historical recreation”.  It was a very informative meeting.  Kimberley explained her theme in detail and showed examples of her interpretation of a particular historic bead, the Hiberno-Norse bead. While this theme was a bit of a struggle for some of us, there were those […]

Beer & Beadz – July 2015

The time at Elisabeth’s was a blast.  It is always wonderful to be under the spell of Elisabeth’s wonderful house, studio and amazing hospitality.  The food and wine were all excellent and we all thank you for everything Elisabeth. It was nice to see Kerri Fuhr rejoin the fold and we also welcomed a newcomer […]

Beer & Beadz – May 2015

May’s B&B was held at Aimee’s studio.  Aimee makes the coolest glass straws! Before going into Aimee’s studio for a demo, we enjoyed the warm “summer like” evening out on her 2 level patio.  We enjoyed guacamole & chips, various sweets, iced tea and of course beer! The theme this month was a tool swap.  […]

he had me at dichro …

… as told by Silvia McIntosh There were approximately 25 people that attended Alexx Cheng’s Demo on May 16 at Terminal City Co-op.  Alexx was his usual charismatic self and it was a joy to see his talents at work.  Alexx, always ready with a quick joke was appreciated by all. In the 2 hours […]

WME 2015

Whistler Molten Experience What a great event!! this year the featured headliner was Heather Trimlett and Beth Williams.  Heather demonstrated oodles of useful techniques such as laying down a perfect footprint of glass, making twisties,  hollow beads and her famous disk bead.  Beth demonstrated how to make beautiful, sparkly dichroic stringers. Alexx came in from […]

Beer & Beads – April 2015

April’s B&B was hosted by one of our new members Susan Otto-Bain.  She has the well equipped studio in behind her husbands “man-cave” which looks like a tikki bar.  Susan displayed her beautiful handcarved dichroic pendants as well as demonstrated a couple of CG Bead Rollers she recently aquired. This B&B was very well attended […]