Beads 'N Beyond
A group of beaders who meet on the third Saturday of the month from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Gualala Arts Center
started in January, 2007
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The Beads 'N Beyound group is still growing, still finding out who knows what and wants to learn what else. Each month we bring our newest works for a "show and tell' table where we also put catalogs and magazines for others to have.
The meetings are very informal. Sometimes there is a theme or we all learn a new technique together. Very often people just work on what they have been doing. Sometimes a few persons will want to learn a new technique so any one who knows it will gather the interested around the end of one of the tables and teach them.
The emphasis for the meetings is sharing information, techniques, ideas and places to shop.
There are no dues, no hierarchy. Sue Hansen sends out e-mail reminders each month. On occasion some have needed to learn more and have gone to Sue or Jane's house for an afternoon of one-on-lessons.
Below are some photos taken at the November meeting.
Sue had been given a pile of beads she did not want. This gave us the idea of making our December meeting a Bead Bazaar so we could give and get new inspiration. Below are the necklaces I made from pieces on the gave away table.
The bean and clay bead "head" are from Sue. The Nigerian agate is from Rhonda Teplow.
Okay, here are some shots of bead works I have shown in previous shows.
"The Creative Spirit"
"Another Creative Spirit"
STUDIO DISCOVERY TOUR
Beaux Esprits Members' Show at Point Arena CityArt
"NobleNecklace" Diachronic fused glass and hex-cut Delica beads in the peyote stitch.
45th Art in the Redwoods Festival
"The Pot that Loves Beads"
"For Jane From Tarzan" - Judges' Award
Environmental Exhibit at Gualala Arts
"It Pays to Pick Up Litter" winner of the
Environmental Award given by
(Each piece of this recycled litter contains an artwork of varying value. Participants were encourage to "pick up the litter" to get their surprise prize. The goal is to have every piece taken away by the end of the show.)
red stella - a fabulous gift shop in the Cypress Village in Gualala is now showing my beaded necklaces
John Rizzi - Lampbead maker in Guerneville (just down the street from Coffee Bazaar) and I worked together to make necklaces he now has for sale in his brand-new store.
Love & Hate Show
"Coming Out to Mother" 14" diameter
Knot Chromatic Riff
After the show closed, I was invited to take my mermaid and install her on the trail on the Gualala Arts Center grounds. I added pots to come up with a new version of "It Takes a Village."
August 17 - 19, 2007
Page, text and photos Copyright © by Jane Reichhold 2007.