Thursday January 17, 2013 6:00 pm, TACtile
Gemstone Beads: A Short Tour through the Good, the Bad, and the “What Were They Thinking?”
Saturday February 9, 2013 9:00 to 12:00 TACtile
The Bead Challenge is an opportunity for you to showcase your work to other members of the society and possibly win a prize as well.
Saturday March 9th at TACtile CHANGED TO MARCH 30th
Saturday, March 30, 2013 – 9:30 a.m. General Meeting to be held at TACtile Arts Center.
Guest speaker Betcey Ventrella from Beyond Beadery will review her 26 years as a beading retailer. She has been given permission by CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to give a presentation about the new launch that’s *just* been released! She will have Crystal Clay and components for sale.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 – 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. – A Crystal Clay Pendant class will be offered by Betcey Ventrella. Class and Kit fee cost to members will be $35. Limit of 20 students, class will be held at TACtile. Contact Terry in Programs to register. Programs@rockybeads.org
Thursday, April 25th, (not the 3rd Thursday, April meeting is always the Thursday before the Bead Bazaar) 6:00 pm, TACtile
A well known jewelry artist, teacher and author of jewelry books.
She is now the executive director of Soul of Somanya, a small fair-trade non-profit that offers employment at a living wage in the field of beadwork to young adults in the Krobo region of Ghana, West Africa. Melody will share with us her experiences living and teaching jewelry making to the people in the Krobo region of Ghana. She will also have their beads with her for display and purchase. Read more about this group and view their jewelry at: http://www.soulofsomanya.net/
Thursday, May 9th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RMBS Open House
Embassy Suites – 7525 Hampden Ave. Denver 80231
The RMBS is moving!
Please join us for light refreshments and get acquainted with our new meeting space. Many of us will be familiar with this location as it is directly west of the former Tamarac Square shopping center. We will meet in the Atrium in the center of the hotel. Take the ramp to your right or cross over the bridge.
Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm, TACtile
Fellow RMBS member Jan Stein will speak to us about amber and its use in beading
Thursday, June 20, 6:00 pm, TACtile
A well known wire jewelry artist, book author and teacher of jewelry making with wire. You can see her work at: http://www.sharilynmiller.com/
She will be speaking to us about the creative process in jewelry making and how she makes original jewelry designs using classic techniques such as coil-wrapped and spiraled wire, etc.
This speaker is also offering workshops Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21st, 22nd and 23rd click here to register.
Saturday and Sunday, July 20th – 21st Embassy Suites – 7525 Hampden Ave. Denver 80231
We don’t have a meeting in July and instead will be hosting our annual Bead Sampler classes. This event is a weekend of classes highlighting different jewelry projects. The classes are taught by our members and society members may take up to three classes for free on a space available basis.
AUGUST 2013 Embassy Suites – 7525 Hampden Ave. Denver 80231
This meeting will be a social event similar to the Bead and Share we did last year in October. We may have a sale, show and tell, beading and a donation event. This date is a work in progress but we plan to have as much fun as we had at the Bead and Share last year!
SEPTEMBER 2013 Embassy Suites – 7525 Hampden Ave. Denver 80231
This will be our annual State of the Society meeting where we talk about the events held though out the year, financial status and goals for the coming year. It is also the kickoff for nominations for the board for 2014.
OCTOBER 2013 Embassy Suites – 7525 Hampden Ave. Denver 80231
A well known beadwork artist, teacher and illustrator. Paulette will also be teaching classes for us while she is here so check out her website at: http://paulettebaron.com/
We will also be voting for new officers this month.
NOVEMBER 2013 Embassy Suites – 7525 Hampden Ave. Denver 80231
We have our annual RMBS Banquet and volunteer recognition in November in lieu of a meeting.
We do not have a meeting in December. Everyone is enjoying the holidays and their families.