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Nebraska Bead Society Calendar of Bead-Related Events

NBS meetings are held from 7 PM to 9 PM the third Thursday each month at the Eastmont Towers in the Gallery Room at The Seasons building located at 6305 O Street (directly across from Sears at the O St stop light) .

October 15, 2009
April Stevenson will present the bead restorers from the Nebraska State Historical Museum.


The Beady Bunch

The Beady Bunch, the Omaha club for beadworkers, meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at St. Andrew's Church on the NE corner of 84th and Pacific. Meetings are preceded by a bead bazaar beginning at 6:30, where members may offer items for sale. The meeting includes a business discussion at 7:00 followed by a project led by the members from 7:00 to 9:00. Projects include all kinds of beadwork, focusing on using seed beads. Dues are $12 per calendar year. For additional information, contact Joan Duggan at 342-9557.

They welcome anyone who wants to work with beads, learn the art of beadwork in its many forms and share the beading experience with like-minded folks.

The Hot Shops Flameworkers:

Meet the first and third Wednesdays each month at 7-9pm at The Hot Shops Art Center, 13th and Izard, Omaha, Nebraska. Members meet to discuss/demo/share glass bead making techniques, jewelry making, or beads of any kind. To get on the email list, contact Cindy Carnes: 402-559-9396. Sandy Hagen: 402-384-3929 or Christina Cuypers: 402-391-0255. For more information, email Cindy Carnes at [email protected]

Midwest Lampworkers Guild

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at Papillion High School, 84th & Cary in Papillion. Park on the North side of the school. (Summer meetings are held at alternate locations.)

Meetings are preceded by an open torch time beginning at 6 and a merchant time beginning at 6:30. Meetings include a business discussion followed by a project led by the members or outside guests. Projects focus on making glass beads with a torch and related topics. Dues are $10 per calendar year. Contact person: Margie Shanahan 331-7334.

Master Beaders

Meets the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at Risen Son Retirement Center on Highway 92 -- 1/2 mile East of Highway 2275, couth of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Members have sales tables before the meetings. Meetings include a business discussion foloowed by a project led by the members. Project involve all kinds of beadwork, focusing on bead stringing. Contact person: Ann Powers, 366-0246.



124 S. 9th St. Suite 3. Contact Charlene Zweerink at 402-477-4054 for information about current classes.


Periodic hands-on workshops in jewelry making with silver and other precious metals. Taught by Judith Bay and Jayne Beer, the 8-week class includes making a bracelet, a ring, a stone bevel and other projects of the student's choice. For more information, contact the teachers.


48th and Baldwin. April Stevenson ocassionally offers classes here. For information on current classes, call 466-8692.

Last updated September 3, 2008

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