Note from our President


Spring is definitely in the air - robins are fat, the trees have a haze of green (like beads) and the lawns are green and getting long!

Days are much longer too - more light for beading.​

Looking toward a brighter future but needing to be quarantined for a bit longer, we wanted to let you know that all GRBS meetings are beIng postponed until September. I’m optimistic and look forward to seeing everyone then. We will continue to keep you posted on GRBS plans as they evolve. Stay tuned.​​

In the meantime I’m sure each of you have been busy beading and creating wonderful works of art, or, maybe like me doing a bit of bead organizing and sewing scrub caps and masks for the local healthcare workers. I’m sharing a few photos along with some from our Board members. I encourage you to share on Facebook your creations during this downtime we have. 
As always, stay safe, stay well, and stay 6’ away.

Our Executive has been busy with a variety of projects during this pandemic.
Have a look at some of the wonderful things that they have been creating.
Sherry has been sewing masks and scrub caps for Cambridge and St. Mary’s/Grand River hospital groups.
Marilyn Gardiner has been working on some beautiful Chainmaille pieces.
Erin has been working on ear savers for masks and scrub caps for the Guelph Hospital. She's added positive words to the caps.
Lin Chapman is wearing a mask that she has created. She has also designed these sweet Stitch Angels that are perfect stitch markers when knitting or crocheting.
Tips and Techniques


If you are a vertical organizer:

It's all got to be hung up and strung up so you can see what's available--you need plenty of wall space so you can see all the combinations. Here are some great vertical organizational tools:

  • Bead Storage Solutions
    Tip bins on their sides and you have a wall of tiny crystal-clear drawers, showcasing the colors, shapes, sizes and finishes you need to see. Closed compartments help keep the dust off, too!
  • Storage Organizers and Caddies
    Keep it together with stackable wall organizers and caddies. A variety of drawer sizes means you can store beads, findings, tools and more--all in one place.
  • Hanging Racks with Vials, Blister Packs and Boxes
    A wall of pegboard with hooks or some wire racks are all you need to set up jewelry-making space with hanging vials. Ideal for seed beads and other small items--it's almost like shopping!
  • Space-Saver Jars and Towers
    Stacking vials and bead towers let you organize without taking up design space.                                                                                                  Barbara van Look, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
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