Entries by the Communicator

Beer & Beadz – July 2014

July’s Beer n Beadz was held at Elisabeth’s beautiful garden studio. The weather was warm, the food was awesome and the turn out was large. Elisabeth demo’d using enamels in glass bead making.  She sprinkled color on the bead she was making and melted the color in.   The result was a deep color in the […]

Beer & Beadz – June 2014 – Updated

Well if you weren’t there you missed a great B&B! Leslie has a great studio and lots of cool tools and rare glass. Leslie did a cabochon demo using a round and a heart shaped mandrel.  The heart shaped bead ended up huge!  She also demo’d the webbing technique using Double Helix glass. Because the […]

Beer & Beadz – May 2014

May’s B&B was held at Sunlight Art Glass studio where Tamara did a fused glass murrini demo. The murrini was created by loading up a coated fireproof mold with glass rods such as stringer, small diameter rods and twisties and then heated up to melting point in the kiln. The result is a mosaic style […]

Whistler Molten Experience 2014

Wow! What an “Experience”! For those of you who couldn’t attend this event, here are some pictures and as much explanation as I can provide.  Hopefully you enjoy them and can feel the experience. On the weekend of May 2, beadmakers from the Westcoast, BC Interior, Washington, California and even Thailand congregated at the beautiful […]

Beer & Beadz – April 2014

Ania’s son Alex made a great sign to welcome everyone at the door. The following people attended: Carol, Helen, Melanie, Silvia, Ken, Lynne and Tamara. It was a great potluck dinner with quiche, salmon, spinach salad, cheeses & meats, followed by some studio time. We discussed colour matching techniques from two different perspectives: 1. Matching […]

Beer & Beadz – February 2014

February’s Beer & Beadz was held at Ken & Silvia’s studio and WOW! what a studio they have. They are set up for lampwork, metalwork, lapidary and jewelry making. Ken demo’d a fabulous sculptured flower and bee which showed us how to easily add elements (like the bee) to another element (like the flower). The […]

Beer & Beadz – January 2014

January’s B&B may go down as the largest gathering at a Beer & Beads event.  It was hosted by Joanne Andrighetti at the Terminal City Glass Co-op and attended by 30 people.  There was a good mix of members from both the Pacific Pyros and TCGC members. The theme for this event was Big Hole […]

Christmas B&B

Although it had to be rescheduled due to bad weather until January 3, 2014 , Kerry’s B&B Christmas party was a big hit! I missed the actual head count but I think it was something like 15 attendees. As usual the gift exchange was a pick and steal with any one gift being stolen a […]