CLASSES WITH TERESA SULLIVAN

Byzantine Bauble by Teresa Sullivan

Byzantine Bauble by Teresa Sullivan

We are excited to have Teresa teach classes for us in July! Teresa is a master at creating hollow, sculptural beadwork, and will be sharing her vast knowledge and techniques. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the nation, featured in books and magazines, and she has taught internationally. Her work generally has a fascinating story behind it as well, making the pieces even more wonderful. Teresa is an excellent instructor and brings a sense of fun and imagination to her classes. These classes are a once in a lifetime education in sculptural beadwork! You can see more of her art and story at www.teresasullivanstudio.com.

To find out more about the classes - there are 3 days-worth!, and to register click on the link below:

Register for Teresa Sullivan’s workshops


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OREGON STATE BUTTON SOCIETY

(Open to the public August 8, 2019 – August 10, 2019)
Red Lion Hotel on the River
909 N Hayden Island Dr., Portland OR

Find out more HERE.


General Meeting JUNE 25th, 2019

POT LUCK, CHAIR SALE, AND RED CARPET “STRUT YOUR STUFF”

Bring a dish and serving utensil to share and enjoy a meal with your beady friends.

The chair sale is a great way to de-stash or to find some great deals. Bring your own TV tray or 3 x 3 card table to sell items off of. Tables at MAC are for dining not selling.

We will need help setting up and cleaning up afterwards.

Our June General meeting is our traditional Chair Sale and Potluck. This year let’s have some fun with a new activity. Let’s Glam it up! Time to wear your biggest – flashy pieces. We want to see those statement pieces that you don’t ever get to wear cause you don’t have a fancy red carpet to strut on. Wear a Tshirt & Jeans or put on an evening gown. Anything goes as long as you wear your BEADS!!!!! We will have our own version “Red Carpet Strut your Stuff”.

Sign up at the door and write a description card before 7pm. We’ll collect them up and we will have our Red Carpet runway show later in the evening. So don’t forget your Potluck dish, a card/TV table to sell your items on AND your most glamorous piece. Let’s kick off our summer with some fun and fashion!

Remember, we do not meet in July or August.


CALL FOR DONATIONS

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Rummage in your garage, workroom, studio and closets.

We are looking for items for a monthly raffle. Proceeds will go toward the monthly meeting. They can be bead, craft, house, or just cool stuff related.

MONTHLY RAFFLE, BRING CASH. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.


General Meetings are held at Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. For more information and directions go to Meetings.


READ ABOUT FREE ADVERTISING FOR BEADING CLASSES AND OUR NEW POLICY FOR SELLING ON THE PORTLAND BEAD SOCIETY FACEBOOK PAGE

Please see the new policy/protocol on how the PBS is promoting beading classes in our media.  We developed it to encourage more beading classes.  A regular question people ask is “where can I find beading classes”.  We have members who teach and bead stores that are owned by PBS members who host and promote classes in beading.  The more classes the better!  If you used to teach, here is a way to easily get the word out and teach again.  If you are new to teaching, go for it, with these tools for advertising! This protocol is also found on this website at at http://www.portlandbeadsociety.org/classes-1/, the Portland Bead Society Facebook Page and the January 2019 Newsletter .  

 Selling on the PBS Facebook page.

Long needed and long awaited, PBS now has a policy on what things are ok to post. It was created to help people understand that the PBS Facebook page is not a place to promote their own work/products/business.  Why? You may ask.  Because it IS a place to post your jewelry or bead related creations as “bragging rights”, discuss all things beads, share techniques, and connect with this wonderful beading community!  There are lots of other venues for selling.  We hope this will avoid confusion and encourage folks to post without confusion that their post might be considered advertising.  And hopefully, it will keep people from complaining that something “looks like” advertising.


2018 PBS TRAVELING LIBRARY SHOW

PBS Traveling Library Show at Wilsonville Library

PBS Traveling Library Show at Wilsonville Library

Last year our challenge had the theme - "Out There...Extraterrestrials and Other Beings". Go have a look at what some of our members did - you can see pictures of the artwork here.

BEAD BAZAAR PLUS 2019

Calling PBS members!

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We are excited to announce the October 12 and 13, 2019 Bead Bazaar Plus event at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, OR.  This is a NEW DATE and NEW VENUE for the first time in our 30 year history of the Bead Bazaar. 

To read more about this event and to download application forms click HERE.


Margaret Scovil Challenge 2018

Here's a group photo of the contestants for last year's PBS Bead Retreat challenge.

Margaret Scoville Challenge 2018 Contestants

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