Each year, at the annual Bead & Button Conference, there is an auction held to benefit breast cancer research, treatment and, ultimately, a cure. The auction items started out as bead quilts and, each year, as more and more small squares of beads were donated, other items have been created.
Every year there is a theme. This year it is ‘Animals: Wild about finding a cure’. I enjoy participatichng in this event and have completed beading my ‘quilt’ squares. I just need to apply a backing and get them ready to add to the many others that will be created by the members of the Houston Bead Society and sent in for assembly.
My ‘wild animal’ selection is the dragonfly. They fly around my garden each summer; all beautifully dressed in their iridescent wings.
For the “Hands On Houston” event at the Center for Contemporary Craft on the first Saturday of April, I lead the activity assisted by Houston Bead Society. The theme was Zulu Love Beads. While the activity itself wasn’t quite so ambitious, we did have samples of love bead messages as well as ongoing demonstrations on their construction.
The colors used to create the messages are very basic; red, blue, green, white, etc. I was very taken with those colors as they are very infrequently used by most beaders. I decided those colors would be perfect for a piece of loomwork. I liked the result very much and the button was a perfect find.
Another braid for the sale. Have a couple more but you’ll have to go to the sale to see them.
Did some loomwork with beads this year. They were great fun to do
Don’t forget – Contemporary Handweaver’s of Houston Annual Sale. October 23 – 26, 2013 at Guild House. Check http://www.weavehouston.org for additional details. Hope to see you there
Had a couple of these netted bangles in last year’s sale and they seemed to the popular. Started making more at the beginning of this year. They feature either beautiful Czech glass or Swarovski crystal pearls. Hopefully everyone will enjoy them at this year’s event.
Contemporary Handweaver’s of Houston Annual Sale. October 23 – 26, 2013 at Guild House. Check http://www.weavehouston.org for details.