Welcome to the
Northern Virginia Bead Society

Our next regular meeting will be held

December 7th, 2023

as a virtual meeting via Zoom.

 The Zoom invitation will be going out the day of the meeting. If you haven’t received the email by noon, please check your spam folder. If you still don’t have it, contact president.nvbs@yahoo.com


7:00 PM – Social Time

7:30 PM – Business:

    • Overview of President’s Job, 2024 Overview, Future of NVBS if Members Don’t Volunteer for Officer Positions ( Close EOY )
    • Discussion of Jan/Feb Blue Jay Beadalong

7:45 PM – Program: Panda Box Beadalong 2 – taught by Paulette Baron ( see below)

Panda Box Beadalong

SECRET PANDA BOX by Julia S. Pretl

This sweet panda bear has a secret — it’s actually two boxes in one! The pedestal beneath the panda can hold your tiny treasures, but lifting the head reveals another vaselike box with an opening at the neck.

Materials List
• Size 11 cylinder beads (see color key below)
• Bead thread – I recommend size 6 or 8 Fireline or comparable, or size B / 46 bonded nylon
• Size 11 or 12 beading needles
• Sharp scissors
• Needle nosed pliers
• A pencil to mark your graph and word map
• Beading surface
• Good lighting
• Magnification

A: DB0200; 2031 beads; 11 grams
B: DB0205; 630 beads; 4 grams
C: DB2111; 46 beads; 1 gram
D: DB0372; 1465 beads; 8 grams
E: DB0663; 1645 beads; 9 grams
F: DB0010; 1517 beads; 8 grams

    Bead Challenge 2023

    Kit contains: 11 Czech glass bicones (5mm), 5 2-hole backlit cabochons (8×6.5mm), 2 melon drop beads (15x8mm) and 5 twisted round beads (8mm).

    The rules: Members will receive an email with a link to purchase the kit(s). Complete the project by the December meeting. Send in a photo to be shown at the meeting. If you use all the beads in all the kits you purchase and finish the project, the amount you paid to NVBS will be returned. You can purchase more than 1 kit if you would like. You MUST use the kit contents in full, and if you purchase multiple kits you must use all the contents of any kits you bought. You may add as many of your own beads, findings, etc., as you wish.

      Et Cetera

      The Zoom invitation to the regular meeting will be sent out by noon the day of the meeting.
      If you do not have it by noon Thursday, please check your spam folder.  If you still don’t have it, contact president.nvbs@yahoo.com
      Thank you, and see you there!

      For more details on upcoming meetings, events, and classes, check the NVBS Programs Schedule or our Facebook page for updates

      Join or Renew Your NVBS Membership Now!

      NVBS members receive discounts on classes and the first opportunity to register!

      New and Renewing Members:

      Pay $40.00

      If you join after July 31st – your $40.00 membership will run
      through the end of the following year.

      Please register or renew online here. Checks not accepted.

      Memberships are not transferable and non-refundable.

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      Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot accept other types of donations (beads, tools, etc.).

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