Monday, June 7, 2010



We will meet from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Love Lutheran Church, 3730 MacArthur Blvd., Algiers, and the instructor will be Jean.

It's going to be a combination of beaded spacers which can be used together to form a bracelet or necklace, or used separately in other work. The combination will include peyote tubes, pinwheels, and a variation of a beaded bead. Sorry, there is no picture available.

Material list:

Size 11 seed beads in a variety of main colors and accent colors
Size 12 needles
Beading thread of Fireline

Color choices used in this project were: aqua main color with pale peach accents; brown main color with multi-colored mix accents; and, green with pale peach and cream. I chose colors which would complement each other, but you can also use bold colors, all one color, or any combination you like. Also, if you choose different colors, you will only need a small quantity of each one which will help use up some of those left over beads.

Class cost is $12.00 and kits will not be available unless reserved no later than Wednesday, June 12, 2010. Also, please RSVP, if possible, to let us know you are coming so that we''l have enough instruction copies for everyone.

The Westbank Bead Society has decided to begin a community outreach program and our first one is called Christmas Sparkle. Several beaders have volunteered to participate and this is open to anyone who would like to join in. For more details, keep reading.

A new Yahoo Group and bead group name, Westbank New Orleans Beaders Guild, has been set up primarily to host our community projects, plus a variety of other information, including our regular monthly meeting notices. The link to join is:

Yeah, I know it's a rather long url, but you can copy and bookmark it for future visits. Once you join, you can also post messages, check the calendar and there is probably a bunch more things that can be done which I haven't discovered yet. So, it will be a fun place to explore and keep in touch with each other. Only members who join will have access to the information and joining is free.

Hope to see y'all at the meeting!