Beer & Beadz – December 2016

Each year Kerry hosts the annual Christmas party and B&B.  Everyone brings an appetizer to share, a beverage to drink, and a gift to exchange.  The gift exchange is a pick & steal style where a person picks a gift and either opens it or uses it to steal someone else’s gift.  The only rule is that a gift can only be stolen 3 times so there is a strategy to this game.

In keeping with our Beer & Beadz tradition there was also a theme for this event.  Kerry challenged us to show the progression of our beads.  Bring or show one of our “firsts” as well as one of our “current” to show the progression from the original bead to where we are now.  The results were impressive.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!




Beer & Beads – December 2015

Our annual Pacific Pyros Christmas party was again hosted again by Kerry and her husband Steve.  Each year Kerry opens up her home for this event and 15 – 20 of us bring snacks, beverages, beads to trade and a gift to exchange.

This year the gathering was a little smaller but we all still had a great time.  The gift exchange, which is a pick & steal format, was a blast.  The most sought after gifts were one of Melanie’s glass faces and a beautiful fused glass plate.

Thanks again Kerry & Steve for hosting this year.  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone.  We hope to see you all in 2016.

Christmas B&B 2014

The Pyros annual Christmas party and December Beer & Beadz was held at Kerry Caron’s home on December 19.  There were 17 attendees coming in from all directions including Vancouver Island and Chilliwack.  Sorry for the poor pictures, lighting wasn’t great!

We started the evening with the themed bead exchange.  This years theme was Caribbean Christmas so the beads had to be inspired by the beach, Christmas and warmer weather.

As usual the gift exchange was a pick and steal with any one gift being stolen a maximum of twice.  Kirsten and Rosa opened what seemed like all the gifts and kept having them stolen.

The last gift of the evening was a group gift for Kerry for her birthday.  Several beadmakers made special beads for Kerry and Naaz put all the beads together in a beautiful mahogany box she’d purchased.  The gift was very well received 🙂

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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 maximum of twice.  The big hits were Rosa’s fused plate and a wire wrapped beaded necklace that finally ended up back in Rosa’s possession.

For those of you who weren’t there Rosa is from Vancouver Island and while on her way to hit the glass houses in Seattle she joined us for our B&B.  If there was a prize for opening the most gifts she was the winner as she opened great gift after great gift and had them all stolen shortly after opening each one.