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December Meeting and Social

Pack your bead tools and plan to attend the next meeting! 
Monday December 17 is Techniques Night. 
A chance to learn a new jewellery technique from one of our talented members who are willing to share their skills. 

  • Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 725 Imperial Rd N (Beside Galaxy Cinema) in Guelph
  • Program: Christmas Social + Choose Your Class (Techniques Night)

There are four classes being offered with four different techniques - Kumihimo, Paper Quilling, Bead Crochet and Bead Weaving. 
Check the website for all the details and space available in each class
If you didn’t sign up at the last meeting there is still limited space in each class

Technique Night classes

Contact Mary Ann Helmond to reserve your spot by e-mailing

Please bring some treats to share for the December evening. 
Jewellery-making always goes better with treats!

Christmas Ornaments

Also at this meeting we will be presenting the cheque to Guelph Women in Crisis - monies raised from the Christmas Ornament sales at our recent Bead Fair in October.  Ornaments that our members made and donated that haven’t been sold will be given to the residents of Guelph Women In Crisis to help make their Christmas just a little brighter.


Don’t forget the monthly 50/50 draw at the meeting

50-50 draw December’s meeting will see our 50/50 draw having the two extra prizes from our prize box along with the cash. 
In addition there will be another draw for the new bead embroidery book.

Tickets are $2 for one and 3 for $5.  Thanks for your support ladies!

Name Tags

name badgesMembers have asked about wearing name tags for meetings and events and we have researched magnetic ones.  Prices depend on the number ordered. They range from $6.75 to $8 each.   We are looking at a style similar to the one you might have noticed Sherry (GRBS President) wearing. 

If you would like to order one please talk to Marilyn Clayton at the December 17 meeting.  We will be collecting the money and placing an order in the New Year. 

If you are not available to attend the meeting but would like to order a badge please email Marilyn Clayton at

Marilyn ClaytonGrand River Bead Show – a few words from Marilyn Clayton, Volunteer Co-ordinator

My first GRBS Bead and Jewellery show is all wrapped up and it was a great experience for me.
Volunteer support was fabulous.  We had 18 volunteers including 6 of the members of the Board.  Vendors really appreciated the volunteer efforts and were very complimentary re: the organization of the show and the support received from the members.

If you’re willing to volunteer for events or for the monthly meetings – please contact Marilyn Clayton  at  
Reminder - Joining the GRBS is easy and painless.  Here's how to join
Save the Date!
Next Meeting - Monday, January 21, 2019 
Sue Henry & Cindy Goldrick
Beading on the French Riviera - Yes really!

Join Sue and Cindy to hear about their fun adventure in France in September taking classes with Betty Stephan.  We will share what we learned with a fun hands-on bead and filigree project.  So everyone will make one!
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