Our next meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday evening, February 5th, 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 office building just to the south of the fire station.

Minutes from our January 2nd 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 February beading project is Volterra Earrings designed by Nela Kabelova and taught with permission by Jennifer Wiles. A materials list and photo are shown below. Kits will be available at the meeting at a cost of $15.00 plus tax and will be available in 10 different colorways.  Kits include all the beads and findings -- you will need to supply needle and thread as well and the usual beading tools and pliers for wire wrapping. 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!


Supply List:  Kits will include everything but needle, thread and other tools.

16 - Nib Bit Beads
8 - 4mm Fire-polished Beads
1 gram - 15/0 Seed Beads
1 gram - 11/0 Seed Beads
2 - 6mm Round Beads for core
2 - Headpins
2 - Earwires
Beading needle, thread, bead mat, scissors, pliers for wire wrapping.