Events

2019

  • May 1 (Wednesday)
    Fabric Beads with Ellen Owens
  • 7 pm • Honolulu Museum of Art School (Linekona) 1111 Victoria St.
    Check with guard for room number.
    Guests are welcome—free event


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When you canít find the bead necklace to go with your outfit, why not make your own beads? Long time HSFAG member Ellen Owens will guide you through the process. Beads can be made in different sizes if you like. If you already have an outfit in mind, why not bring your coordinating fabric and get started to create your custom necklace at the meeting? Your fabric choice will determine what kind of “vibe” your necklace gives off.

Ellen is a retired middle-school teacher who was active in the middle school movement, character education, and interactive learning. After thirty years as a teacher, she switched lanes and worked as a reading tutor, book representative, and sales person. She is currently a docent at the Honolulu Museum of Art and continues to expand her fiber art skills, especially dyeing, sewing, and quilting.

Here’s the supply list:

  • 100% cotton scraps approximately 2-1/2 to 3 inches wide and 6 to 8 inches long. Ellen will bring some extra scraps to share. Can be color coordinated or not. Cotton does work the best but you can experiment with other fabrics if you like.
  • Pencil and 6-inch ruler
  • Scissors to cut fabric and thread
  • Needle and thread
  • Beading wire or cording and clasp. The clasp is optional if the necklace will fit over your head or if you make a slip knot.

  • Good to have but optional:
  • Glue
  • Round toothpicks or coffee stirrers
  • Extra beads to use as spacers to make your necklace
  • Mini iron and ironing pad