Our mission is to further the understanding and enjoyment of beads, beadwork and other related techniques and mediums.
UMBS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization open to anyone interested in beads
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NEW MEETING LOCATION FOR 2013!
The Wilder Foundation has a three story covered parking ramp and a covered walkway into the building.
NEW Meeting time!
To get us out of the construction and parking mess we will continue to meet at an alternate location for 2013. We plan to be back at the Textile Center in April only for our annual Demo & Do!
Just get off 94 at the Lexington exit and go North. Turn into the driveway before White Castle.
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Guest Speakers ~ Sara Lukkonen and Jeff Barber
Sara is owner and artist of C-Koop
C-Koop was established in 1999 beginning with two sizes of beads using a propane torch, copper and enamel. It has grown into over 50 styles of beads, buttons, and pendants. The demand for different styles and the ideas of new products keeps C-Koop growing at a steady pace.
Jeff is a lampwork artist
Jeff began working with Glass in January of 1995 and began doing business as Lakeside Art Glass in 1998. He enjoys using a variety of glass types, Borosilicate, Bullseye, Moretti, and his current favorite Satake. Each has their own color palette and working characteristics, which allow him to create a wide variety of unique and interesting beads. He employs many techniques including the use of silver, copper and gold leaf, metal oxides, color mixing, murrini and iridizing.
We have jut added several new "Calls for Entry"
Please check them out and start your project now!
Lark Books - Fire Mountain - Toho Beads - Crossings Gallery
Congrats to all those who won ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair in 2012
Click here for list of winners
Light Rail Construction notes:
We will still be having Demo & Do and special classes, as noted, at the Textile Center.
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