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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

Beer & Beadz – October 2016

October’s Beer & Beadz was hosted by Kirsten and once again we had another stellar turnout!  It’s great to see so many people turn out to these events and so many that come in from Chilliwack, quite the commute!

The theme was a continuation of the previous months theme.  In September Elisabeth challenged us to plan our designs and work with lots of color.  The inspiration was Desigual with all it’s great colorful patterns.

Several members paired up at that time to design their beads on paper and then follow their pattern when they made the beads.

While this was a tough challenge, it was also very inspiring for several members.  Melanie brought out her collection of fused glass she was inspired to make.  Unfortunately I didn’t get a closeup of her stuff but take my word for it .. it was awesome!

This B&B was also an opportunity to show off our new banner for Bling! as well as hand out posters and postcards for our advertising campaign. I think they turned out great!

 

AGM/Beer & Beadz – March 2016

Our Annual General Meeting was hosted by Debbie Armstrong during our March Beer N Beadz event.

We discussed the past years events like the continually growing attendance to our monthly Beer N Beadz. It’s not unusual now to see 10 – 15 members at these events.  In 2015 we also have seen our membership increase by 13 new members. The success and future of Bling – Wearable Art Show & Sale was a hot topic and finally the nominations for our new 2016 Executive.

Say hello to your 2016 Executive
President: Kirsten Rankel
Vice-President: Debbie Armstrong
Treasurer: Barb Fukusaka
Membership/Secretary: Melanie Graham
Communications: Diane Thompson
Members: For all the AGM details see the Newsletter sent April 6/16

Bling 2

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.