|2008 - JULY MEETING - BEAD PHOTOGRAPHY|
There was a large turnout at the July meeting probably because learning more about photographing beads is so important to showing and selling our work and we would all like to improve in this area. More about the wonderful presentation by Shannon Brickey and Don Meadows on the next page of this scrapbook. (Click here to go to it but read this page first!!)
One of the
nicest events of this meeting was the presentation of gifts to our
outgoing Board Members. Diane Kovach presented beads made by
our new Board members to Kim Runge and Karen Barefield.
Kim served as treasurer for several years and we are all benefited by
her careful management of SF funds and her 'cut to the chase' comments
on issues up for Board consideration. Karen Barefield stepped up to
be both Secretary and co- President when Alice St Germain moved to
Maryland. . This year she will be our Librarian, an appointed
position. Adele Shepherd, our outgoing vice-president was
not able to be at the meeting but we have beads for her too. Many
thanks to all of them.
|Two more Karen Barefield photos. In the left photo, Karen, our Librarian, is showing this month's featured Resource Cabinet items. She is holding up an infinite rim marble shaper and has in her other hand a small pliers used for pulling petals on 3-dimensional flower beads. These items, as well as the others in the Cabinet are available to be borrowed for a month by SF members in good standing. Click here to read more about the books, tools, tapes, dvd's etc that are available and the rules for borrowing them.|
On the right
hand side is a photo of a purse that Karen made which is closed with a
handmade cat button which reflects the fabric pattern. Her vest
also is closed with handmade buttons. They are so charming - if
she wears them to another meeting take a closer look.
At each meeting
we save some time for members to update us on their business or other
glass-related activities. This is Mary Brightwell
who is opening up her glass studio in Woodstock for workshops and
open studio time. Her studio includes, in addition to torches and kilns
for fusing and beadmaking, coldwork machines including a vertical
wet belt sander, professional tile saws, diamond flat grinders, a
diamond drill press and a sandblaster. Mary also sells Bullseye rods, sheet glass, frit and tools.
Go to her website
for more information.
Julia Benson-Slaughter (on the far left) described the work that she and Andrea Winkler are doing to create a glass "Wiki". A Wiki as they describe it is a "collaborative online encyclopedia" to which community members are invited to submit and edit articles, tutorials, tips and other information.. Its goal is to serve as a one-stop information resource for the glass/beadmaking community. To read more about what a Wiki is and how to submit articles to it, go to http://theglasshaven.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
The theme for
this month's bead challenge was "High Contrast" beads. Beads using
colors that contrast well with each other, are easier to photograph well
which is why the Board selected this theme. The winner of
challenge drawing was Brian Renoud!