Entries by Debbie

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 […]

Beer & Beads – February 2015 – UPDATED!

Wow! what fun!  February’s Beer & Beads was a blast!  There were nine of us in attendance. The theme was RED and everyone brought their “red inspired” beads. Check out this stash of red beads .. this is what Helen brought!  She was so inspired by the challenge and made red beads until she used […]

Beer & Beadz – January 2015 UPDATED

Update: What a great time we all had at Joanne’s beer & beads!  Earlier in the day the weather was just awful and is what I think held some people back from coming out but we still had a good turnout. Joanne demonstrated coldworking of glass beads using various equipment.  Her demonstrations included using a […]

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 […]