Our next meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday evening, December 3, 2018 in the second floor Community Room at the Waldemere Fire Station at 2070 Waldemere St. in Sarasota, FL.

Here is a Google Map link with the location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sarasota+County+Fire+Department+Station+2/@27.3135246,-82.5323011,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sfire+station+near+Waldemere+Street,+Sarasota,+FL!3m4!1s0x88c3405b3fb7fde7:0x706a968f3e07601d!8m2!3d27.3189581!4d-82.5281383?hl=en&authuser=1.

When parking at the fire station – please be aware that the wire fence enclosed area is only for firefighters–do not park in that area. If the lot is full, after 6:00 PM you can park in the lot of the medical office building just to the south of the fire station.

Minutes from our November meeting will be e-mailed with the meeting reminders. To expedite our Business Meeting, minutes are not read, although members will be asked for any additions/corrections–and for approval of the minutes as written. Our business meeting will begin at 7 PM, followed by the presentation of our beading project.

Our December beading project is the "Half-Tila Rivoli Bezel Pendant & Earrings” designed and taught by Peggy Stirling. A materials list and photos are shown below.  Kirsten Boyer of Bead Abode will have kits available for $15 at the meeting. If you do not wish to do the project, you are welcome to bring your own beading projects to work on during the evening.

See you at the meeting!


Peggy Stirling, 2018

Materials list:

12mm, 14mm, 16mm, or 18mm rivolis (2x12 or 14mm-earrings), (1x16 or 18mm-pendant)

1 or 2 colors of half tilas*

15/0 seed beads

4mm bicones

2 ear wires

6 or 8 lb Fireline

Size 10 or 11 beading needle

 Usual beading supplies (bead mat, scissors, thread-burner, etc.)


*Approximate numbers of tilas to circle rivolis:

  12mm rivoli - 10 half tilas with 10 - 15/0 seed beads

  14mm rivoli - 12 half tilas with 12 - 15/0 seed beads

  16mm rivoli - 12 half tilas with 12 - 15/0 seed beads

  18mm rivoli - 14 half tilas with 14 - 15/0 seed beads