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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This months B&B was hosted at Sunlight Art Glass. They tested new CiM colours, and there was a demonstration on making stripped murrinis and shards. The meeting finished with ‘shopping’ for some of the new CiM colours!