April Membership Meeting - Hands On - April 16

The April hands on will be with Debbi Simon. She is a local award winning artist, teacher, and author. Her designs have been published in national and international magazines and books. Her first book Crystal Clay was released in 2008. 
We will be working with epoxy clay with pictures, crystals and molds. We will learn Debbi's techniques and benefit from her years of experience. There will be a kit with materials to work with a bezel and Debbi will be bringing other materials for students to enhance their project.  We will be able to make a pendant with a picture and/or a mold like the cameo above. 
Students need to bring:  scissors, tweezers, task light and laser color copies you make at Kinkos if you want something special. Inkjet copies don't work. If you have a certain color crystal you would like to embed bring those too. 
The Hands-On meeting will be at the Better Business Bureau (Summit Office Building), 10019 W. Greenfield Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53214 and will start at 6:45pm

Free UWM Studio Time in Conjunction With RJM March 29

Free studio times are being offered at UWM on March 29th. For a close-up look with details go here: http://uwm.edu/studentinvolvement/event/open-radical-jewelry-makeover-workshops/2018-02-25/

Spring Bead In April 14

Don’t be an “April Fool” and miss out on a great opportunity to spend some quality time creating and socializing with fellow LBS members.  See what other members are working on and display your own talents at a classic Loose Bead Society Bead- In. 

Complete the attached form and return to Maureen Bartz.
Date and Time:  Saturday April 14 from 9:30 to 4:30
Place:  Community Room, New Berlin Public Library, 15105 W. Library Lane, New Berlin

Community Service

Veterans Project May 2

Our next Veterans project is Wednesday 2May18 at the VA Center.  We'll be assisting veterans in making a paracord bracelet per the picture to the left.  This is always a very popular class.   All jigs and supplies will be provided.   If you'd like more information or would like to volunteer, please contact Pat Harvey at communityoutreach@loosebeadsociety.org. BTW, we received a nice thank you letter from the VA for our last project on 17Jan18.  Read it here.

Upcoming Events

Bead and Button June 3 - 10, 2018

Layered Colored Pencil Pendant June 11, 2018

Mary Karg will be giving us a class on Monday, June 11 on her techniques for creating jewelry using colored pencils on copper and brass. The class will be held at the Polish Center, 6941 S. 68th St. Franklin, WI 53132 Here is the complete description of the event and Mary's bio. Use this document to sign up for the class.  Instructions are on the form.

Loose Bead Society is now on Pinterest

Check it out, add to it, follow along. There's a lot to browse and you can be involved. Here's how:

If you have an account simply follow "Loose Bead Society".
If you don't have an account sign in using: debdunn2817@gmail.com Password: lbsmember and search for 'loose bead society'
Questions to vpprogramming@loosebeadsociety.org 

Kalmbach Magazines Online

Did you know that Kalmbach, our corporate sponsor, has a free member access section of their website to their Bead and Button Magazine. By subscribing, you get even more content.

Facet is the new online home of Bead&Button magazine, and will also serve customers of the former Art Jewelry and Bead Style magzines

April 2, 2018
  • LBS Board Meeting

    April 2, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Brookfield Public Library 1900 N Calhoun Rd Brookfield, WI 53005

    LBS Members are invited to attend today’s Board Meeting.  Please e-mail  president@loosebeadsociety.org to let us know you’ll be attending.

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April 12, 2018
  • Special Events Committee Mtg

    April 12, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Panera Bread, 15040 W Greenfield Ave, Brookfield, WI 53005, USA

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April 14, 2018
  • Spring Bead-In

    April 14, 2018  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    New Berlin Public Library, 15105 W Library Ln, New Berlin, WI 53151, USA

    Finish those UFO's (unfinished objects) at the April Bead-In! Complete the signup form found on the LBS Home Page and mail (or give) to Maureen Bartz.

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April 16, 2018
  • LBS Program

    April 16, 2018  6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    Better Business Bureau (Summit Office Building), 10019 W. Greenfield Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53214

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The Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee began in 1999 as a fellowship of kindred spirits with the purpose of sharing and promoting the creation of beautiful beadwork Learn more 

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