January 20, 2015

Bead-it-forward Breast Cancer Benefit

Animals: Wild About Finding a Cure 


The theme this year is Animals: Wild About Finding a Cure. This theme encompasses any animal, real or imaginary, that you want to portray. And,for the first time ever, a design can span multiple squares. Since the squares are used to make shadow boxes and quilts, there are specific rules about sizes and how the beading is attached to the backing. The backing for each square is 2” x 2”. The beaded area is 1 1⁄2” x 1 1⁄2”. CABO will provide the backing for however many squares you want to make. Bring your beads to do peyote, two-drop peyote, brickstitch, or bead embroidery. Use a pattern or work free-form.  Help will be available to get you started and fasten squares to the backing.


February 17, 2015

Jill Wiseman's Festival of Lights Bangle


Join us at the February meeting when we work on a free project from Jill Wiseman called the Festival of Lights Bangle. This is an ingenious, easy, yet showy design. It makesup beautifully using 4mm Swarovski crystals, but if bling’s not your thing, use 4mm round gemstones or 4mm round pearls instead. The important thingis that your 4mm beads need to be round. Beads that are even slightly oval, like 4mm fire polished beads or 4mm Czech druk beads, don’t work well with the design. 

Materials List

SuperDuos—5 grams

Size 11/0 Seed beads— 4 grams

Size 15/0 Seed beads—1.5 grams

4 mm Swarovski bicone crystals —

 30-40 depending on the size of the bangle (or 4mm gemstones or 4 mm pearls)

Fireline, 6 lb.

Size 11 or 12 beading needles

1 Kumihimo huggy spool (Jill has a clever way to manage the 

 thread so you don’t have to change mid-bangle. You’ll need the huggy spool.)



March 17, 2015

Herringbone Bracelets Using SuperDuos


Advanced Bracelet

Beginner Bracelet (can also be made into a necklace for a focal bead)

There will be a beginner bracelet and an advanced bracelet.  

Supplies needed are as follows:

Beginner Bracelet:

15/0 seed beads

Advanced Bracelet:

11/0 seed beads
15/0 seed beads


April 21, 2015

LOVELY LACE BRACELET - by Linda Genaw/Teejay 


Maureen Chin will teach this pattern.  Here is the materials list and link to download the instructions:

• 15/0 seed beads
• 11/0 seed beads
• 8/0 seed beads OR 3mm druks - color 1 (for connections between each motif)
• 3mm druks - color 2 OR 4mm druks* (for center of flower) 
• 3mm druks - color 3 OR 8/0 seed beads OR drops (for lace edging)
• Clasp
• Size 12 needle
• 6 lb Fireline or other beading thread

Link to download instructions



May 19, 2015

Learn How to Bezel a Cabochon

Taught by Kathy Marikar

Materials List

Round or oval cabachon Craft glue E6000
Size 10 or 12 needles Fireline 6 lb test

Suede for backing Lacey's stiff stuff or pellon


11/0 for base bezel
15/0 for last rows to tighten up bezel
8/0 for finished edge
Any other beads you wish to use as embel- lishment
Regular white craft glue for suede backing 




June 16 and July 21, 2015

Jill Wiseman's Fireworks Necklace

Taught by Kathy Marikar

Join us for this two month project.  In June, we'll create the netting base, which can stand alone as a necklace.  In July, we'll add the embellishment.  This necklace design allows you to customize it by choosing the type of embellishment you want and how much you want to do.

Materials List

  • 􏰀  Size 11 ̊ seed beads – 40 grams

  • 􏰀  Size 8° seed beads – 12 grams

  • 􏰀  Size 15° seed beads – 5 grams

  • 􏰀  Swarovski pearls or freshwater pearls

    in assorted colors (450 total) o 4mm–150

    o 5mm–150

    o 6mm–150

  • 􏰀  Fireline - 6lb

  • 􏰀  Size 11 or 12 beading needles 

    August 18, 2015

    Bezeling a Rivoli

    Taught by Naomio Profesorsky

    Materials needed:

    rivoli, 16mm or smaller

    size 11 Delicas

    size 15 seed beads

    crystals or other beads for embellishment

    September 15, 2015

    CABO's Annual Open House

    Come join us for an evening of fun, food, make and takes, displays, and a contest. 

     Meet and visit with your fellow beaders!

    Free to all!

    October 20, 2015

    A one-time-only super secret CABO members only meeting!

    You must be a paid member by September 15 to attend this meeting.