Monday, August 4, 2014

August 16, 2014 Program

August 14th and 15th, 2014 Classes and August 16th Program

We are featuring Anne Mitchell for our Program this month. 

Anne started her creative career over 25 years ago as a professional lighting designer. 

Looking for another outlet for her artistic energies,Anne began teaching chain making and metal working approximately 15 years ago for just pure enjoyment.

During those years, Anne found that the creative outlet provided by teaching as well as a consistent demand for her classes was too alluring to deny. 

Having left lighting behind in 2003, Anne is now a full-time designer, teacher, and author. 

Check out her  website here 


There are two bracelet classes; one is scheduled for Thursday and the second one is scheduled for Friday. 
There will not be a class on Sunday after the program.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Annual Bead Bazaar 2014

San Diego Bead Society Annual Bead Bazaar
August 2 and 3, 2014
Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego

It is time again for our wonderful yearly bead, gem, tools, artwork, antique findings and design inspiration weekend.

A list of vendors who are participating in the bazaar is is below in alphabetical order. 

African-Asian Collection Gay Ellen Appuhn
Alaina Ann Oreman Alaina Oreman
Alebelle Gemstones (NEW) Ken Zhang  
Allene's Beads Allene Rose
Ameritool Wendell Wright
Anne Mitchell Metalworks Anne E. Mitchell
Ariana Gems & Minerals Wajia & Abdul R Taufiq
Artrade Kevin Lau
BeadCenter Wendy Simpson Conner
BeadCreator Chuck Surprise
Beaded Jewelry by Doris Weinbaum Doris Weinbaum
Beads Creation Kei Wong
Beads U Need Esaf
Beth Mann Jewelry Beth Mann
Chara Designs Sherry Bittner
Chinook Jewelry Designs  Melissa Essenburg
Craft Fantastic Anne Engelhardt
Designs by Jonna Jonna Faulkner
East West Best Trading co Wendy Masterson
Glasscapes Mingo and Asho Trendel
Haji Beads Haji Tunkara
Jkay Jewelry Jill Kollmann
Judipatuti Judith Thacker
Jujee Beads Judy Carlson
Kahn-Fagan Ellen Fagan
Karen Nan Designs Karen Varela
Kilim Company Daryoush Yerushalmi
Klew's Gallery Karen Lewis
Kyoto Studio Chiharu Richardson
Mary Yaeger Designs Mary Yaeger
Mountain Robbins Judie Mountain/Wayne Robbins
MS International Sharad Moonats
Nightside Studios Ralph McCaskey
Niki Passenier Niki Passenier
Pacific Silverworks Steve Jelen
Patricia Healey Patricia Healey
Pepper Tree Designs Jan Petek
Samstone, Inc Andree Benatar
Sandstone Juspina Ho
Sandy's Adornments Sandra McManus
Sandy Shor & Co. Katy Zimmerman
Sonoran Beads Nora Farnsworth
Southern Cal. Local Bead Store Assoc. Isis Osumi/Delores Marquez
Studio Suzanne Suzanne Trozzi
Tangible Light Studio Michelle Davis
Trinity Brass Lisa Jimenez
Trinkets by T Vintage Beads Teresa Lawrence
Vintage Fairy Finds Crystal Basica
Whim Beads Beki Haley
Yarnover Truck Maridee Nelson

  • Featuring vendors with artistic and contemporary beads and handcrafted items from around the world. 
  • Local and national artists showcasing silver clay, vintage, semi-precious, polymer clay, precious metal clay, fiber arts, glass bead creations, and much more.
  • Make and takes, demos and raffle prizes will be offered throughout the event.  

Proceeds from the Bazaar help the SDBS support many activities throughout the year, including speakers and classes, community outreach, and  our affiliation with the Mingei International Museum.
SDBS Bazaar brings together finished jewelry from unique jewelry artists and vendors that provide quality merchandise for all your jewelry making needs.
What you can find at the SDBS Bazaar:

  • Unique  lamp work beads and sculptures
  • Jewelry designs, in  chain mail, bead weaving, kumihimo, polymer clay, and precious metal clay; copper beads and findings
  • Hand-dyed local quality yarns
  • Popular and practical beading mats and beading accessories
  • Austrian Swarovski crystals
  • Czech beads including the new shapes and two-holed collections
  • Japanese seed beads in a great selection of colors and sizes
  • Lapidary and wire working tools

Saturday, August 2  10:00 a.m. to  6:00 p.m. 
Sunday, August 3  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
FREE Parking
Admission  $5.00.  $2.00 discount coupons are available on our website. FREE Admission to all active military personnel and their families with proper ID.  

The San Diego Bead Society (SDBS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1993, affiliated to the Mingei International Museum (MIM). It provides the community an educational resource in the artistic, historical, and intercultural significance of beads and related crafts. Regular meetings are held at 10:00 a.m., on the third Saturday of each month at the MIM in Balboa Park, except for the months of July and December.