January 19, 2016


The 2016 Theme is "Space: Out there somewhere, there’s a cure."

 Go to www.bead-it-forward.com for patterns and guidelines on format of squares and submission.  CABO members can bring their squares to the February 16 meeting and submit them there.



February 16, 2016

Dutch Spiral led by Vada Rapp

Dutch spiral jewelry can be made with a nearly infinite combination of beads.  To start, consider using at least 2 sizes of seed beads and a total of 3 colors for the "spine".  These can be size 6, 8, 11 or any combination thereof.  For the "bridge", the sky is the limit.  You can use size 11 seed beads, triangles, cubes, magatamas, crystals, fire polished beads, pearls, or any combination thereof. 


March 15, 2016

Ra Necklace led by Naomi Profesorsky



  • Size 11 seed beads in 2 colors
  • 8mm or 10mm round beads of any type - miracle beads, pearls, gemstones, crystals, etc.



April 19, 2016

Bridesmaid's Crystal Cuff Led by Maureen Chin



  • 6 lb. FireLine or Nymo Size D
  • 11/0 seed beads
  • About 46 size 4mm
  • Fire-polished beads
  • About 56 size 4mm glass pearls
  • About 56 size 4mm
  • Bicone crystals
  • About 28 size 4mm round beads (or 5mm melon beads)
  • Clasp


May 17, 2016

Bezeled Pearl Pendant Led by Kathy Marikar and Naomi Profesorsky





  • Size 10mm Pearl with 24 size 11 seed beads around or Size 12mm Pearl with 32 size 11 seed beads around (your number of beads around should be divisible by 4)
  • Size 11 Delicas
  • Size 15 Seed beads
  • Czech Super Duos or Mini Super Duos


June 14, 2016

Kumihimo with a Square Plate




  • 1 square Kumihimo plate
  • Cord—rattail or Chinese knotting thread


July 19, 2016

Make Your Own Beadcaps Led by Kathy King



  • 12 half TILAS per beadcap
  • Size 15 seed beads—3 colors
  • Thread (you can try a thin
  • Fireline if you like)
  • Needle




River Crossing Led by Naomi Profesorsky

Materials Per Inch


3 - Square 2 hole beads 6 - Half Moon beads 9 - SuperDuos 3 - 3X2mm Rhondelle or size 8 beads