Highlights from Beer & Beadz – June 2016

A BIG thanks to Melanie Rowe for hosting our June B&B and for showing us the miracles of mold-making!  The evening started off in Melanie’s amazing studio where she shared her passion of how she incorporates the use of molds into her incredible glassworks of art.

Melanie fired up the torch and demonstrated how her mask beads are made by using the brass mold made from metal clay.

While there has been good attendance to all the Beer & Beadz this year, Melanie’s backyard BBQ has to be the biggest attendance yet with 28 people showing up for all over.  It was great to see so many renewing members such as Steve Kristensen, Sherry Bellamy and Cathy Young and a big welcome to our new member Shannon Gehman.

After the demo, Ray cooked some juicy burgers on the BBQ while we enjoyed chatting among ourselves.

We ended the evening with our traditional bead trade. Just have a look at the lovely water inspired beads below!

Thanks Ray for cooking, Melanie for hosting and to everyone for coming out.  See you at July’s Beer & Beadz!