Wednesday, October 7, 2009

October Newslatter!

Nebraska Bead SocietyOctober 2009 Newsletter

The next deadline for this newsletter is November 1. Send your tips, tricks and stories to Thanks in advance and see you at the next meeting, October 15!

IT'S BEAD BAZAAR TIME! - The bazaar is almost here! Gather up friends and family and join us for a great bazaar, Saturday, October 10, 10 am to 5 pm, Lancaster Building at State Fair Park. There will be lots of vendors and lots of beads, all for your shopping pleasure. If you can, we still need more hands to help out. Contact April Stevenson at to pitch in. If you can donate a food item for our pot luck for the vendors, contact Mary Reifschneider at

THANK YOU! - Thanks go to April Stevenson for organizing the bead bazaar. She always spends a lot of time and does such a great job. Thank you also to all volunteers and donators. We couldn't do this without each and every one of you.

THANK YOU AGAIN! - Our thanks go out to Charlene Zweerink for sharing her dragonfly project at the September meeting. It was fun making them and such fun wearing them!

ARTBEAD BEADS - This is just a friendly reminder about the Artbeads donation to our society. Those kind folks requested feedback on their beads such as how we used them and how we liked them. Artbeads is willing to donate again in 2 or 3 months, so we need to let them know our thoughts. If you have misplaced your instructions on how to do the online feedback, contact me, Sharon Ritchey, at

CAR POOLING - Do you need a ride to the bead meetings? Can you provide a ride? Would you like to car pool with other members? At the last meeting, a member indicated she didn't have transportation all the time so wasn't able to attend regularly. If you need transportation or can provide same, contact me, Sharon Ritchey, at

BEAD BIO - Jodie Marshall, our Vice President, submitted her wonderful bead story…My beadwork experience started as a child. My grandmother made cool things like rings with stretchy thread and plastic beads, and long ropes crocheted with those cheesy plastic pearls you could buy at the Ben Franklin--an entire bag for like 10 cents! I still have a couple pieces of her jewelry in my collection. I get inspired by almost everything! When in a dry spell, a trip to the mall to check out this season's clothing lines, maybe a walk outside, or play time with my grandson is all that is needed. This summer I created a set of jewelry titled "Ayden's Pool" after an afternoon with my feet in the kiddie pool with Ayden. It doesn't take much to get me going with beads and jewelry! Inspiration is everywhere if you take the time to look. Motivation? I have plenty of that! It's time I'm short on. Anyone want to come baby sit? I pay in beads!!

October 10 - Bead Bazaar, Lincoln, 10 am to 5 pm, Lancaster Building, State Fair Park
October 15 - NBS meeting, April Stevenson will present the bead restorers from the Nebraska State Historical Museum.
November 21 - Ironwood Boutique, a show and sale in Omaha, snow date November 22. Admission will be cans of food to be donated to the Food bank. For more information, contact Jan at
April 10, 2010 - Bead Bazaar, Omaha
October 10, 23010 - Bead Bazaar, LincolnOctober 16-17, 2010 - Sherry Sarafini Workshop. Stay tuned for more info!

THAT'S IT FOR THIS TIME! See you at the Bead Bazaar!

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