Bling 2016

BLING was a wonderful success.  All of the Pyros that participated had a wonderful time – Debbie Armstrong, Stephanie Dieleman, Tammy Mercier, Kerri Fuhr, Trudy Nichol, Ikuyo Yamanaka, Kirsten Rankel, Melanie Graham, Wendy Maurer, Cathy Beaumont, Melanie Rowe, Barb Fukusaka, Ken & Silvia McIntosh, Janice Blair, Maria Keating, Julie Coster, Elisabeth Owre and Heather Konschuh.
This year our BLING event was held at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver.  The venue is well known for hosting weddings and craft fairs throughout the year.  The area is busy with boutiques and bistros which allows for alot of walk by traffic.

Because of the success of this event we decided to rebook the hall for 2017 and so …

KEEP THE DATE:  NOVEMBER 26TH, 2017

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SAVE THIS DATE!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

for the 2nd annual

Bling! Wearable Art Sale

This event will be held at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC
 
more details to follow …

Bling! Wearable Glass Art Sale

Our first annual “wearable glass art” show and sale was held at the Tabula Rasa Studio beside the Terminal City Glass Co-op.  The show was open from noon – 6 pm and the space looked and felt great with 18 glass artists participating.  We had coffee, cake and cookies along with hourly gift draws of donations from the participating artists.

The beadmaking demos by Janice Blair, Melanie Graham, Diane Thompson and Melanie Rowe had customers mesmerized for hours.

While we only had a budget for minimal advertising, we did manage to bring in 100+ customers.  Thank you to everyone for passing the word.  In 2016 this event will be at a different time and venue and more artists will be able to participate.  More details to follow later ….

Thanks to all who participated and to the customers who came in to support our first annual event.

Pacific Pyros at the Fraser Valley Bead Show

Several Pacific Pyros attended the Fraser Valley Bead Show in it’s new location this past weekend (March 27 – 29).  Some of us had a booth while other members came in on Saturday and Sunday to do demos.

We had a sweet location for our demos.  We were setup in the main lobby just before the entrance to the show so traffic was great.  Several people stopped by the demo station to watch our members demonstrate the art of lampwork.  Many of these people took a card and some took a membership applicaton.   I’m pretty sure we signed up a couple of new members.  YAY!

 

 

Whistler Molten Experience – 2015

REGISTRATION LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Just a reminder the event registration opens at 7am on Dec 1.

We expect to sell out early, so please be sure to register early.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!
ONLY 153 MORE SLEEPS !

Please do NOT register before that time – event if the form is visible – as we have a shotgun start and would like to keep it in order of First Come First Served – just to be fair to everyone.

Payment methods include: Etransfer, Paypal cash transfers (not purchases), and personal cheques. (sorry, due to the cost to process credit cards we have removed this option so we don’t have to add more costs to the registration. Thanks for your understanding).

We hope you can join us for an splendiferous event !

www.moltenexperience.ca – at Edgewater Lodge.

 

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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.

 

 

Corina Tettinger

Upcoming Event at Terminal City Glass Co-op

For all those pyros out there, check out the link below for the upcoming event at the Terminal City Glass Co-op.  Corina Tettinger will be giving a live demonstration on September 26 at 6pm.

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Registration is now open and seats are limited so check it out.

Members get a discount.

Check it out now!

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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!