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Welcome to West Toronto Beading Guild!



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Unfinished Objects / Tips & Tricks!




An Evening to Share and Connect

 

This is sure to be a fun and relaxing evening!


Unfinished Objects

Bring your unfinished objects and work-in-progress to work on. Get help with that bit you're stuck on. Share your own expertise with friends. If you prefer, there will also be a table you can join to make additional items for Beyond the Dream. (Don't forget to bring your tools)


Tips and Tricks

You may not even be aware of the special tricks you use to facilitate your creativity. Think about it this week and be ready to share your jewellery tips, tricks, "hacks" and shortcuts with your fellow beaders at this meeting.


Sign up for MTM class in May

Check out the amazing classes being offered in May by our talented volunteer instructors! Sign up for a session. Maximum 8 students per class. Kit fee of $10 for members, $15 non-members.


Inside the Dream Sessions - Volunteers Needed

 

We have been supporting this charity for several years and are committed to providing jewellery for the girls again this year.  If you haven’t heard of "Inside the Dream", this is a charity that provides prom dresses and accessories for young women who are graduating but can’t afford to go to the prom.  These kids have overcome obstacles we can only imagine and they deserve to celebrate this milestone.  The candidates for the program are sponsored by a teacher, a school principal or a social worker.  Click the following link for more information about Inside the Dream:  https://www.insidethedream.org/

Thank you to all who came to Bellaire Wholesale and Fashion Jewellery Outlet to make necklaces and earrings for Inside the Dream! There is still 1 more jewellery-making session scheduled for our members as shown below. Anyone interested may email Camillia Rosato at: secretary.wtbg@gmail.com

 

Sat. Apr. 22, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(4 classes)

Bracelets etc.
Bellaire Wholesale
980 Pacific Gate, Unit 11, Mississauga


We need volunteers to help at the WTBG jewelry table on the Monday, May 8th Inside the Dream Boutique Day at Mississauga, Convention Centre. If interested talk to Camillia or email: secretary.wtbg@gmail.comNote: All interested individuals must pre-register on-line with Inside the Dream (indicate you will be working the WTBG table)



Summer Bead Challenge


·         Each participant is asked to bring to the April or May meeting one handful (small 2 ½” x 2 ½” bag of beads, findings)

·         At the May and June meeting the bags of beads will be traded (swapped) with another member who also brought a bag

·         Each person can trade with someone else up to 3 times

·         You can make anything you want and as many things as you want, to be able to use up all the items in the bag

·         If someone doesn’t bring a bag of beads but they want to participate, we will be selling the small bags for $5.00/bag

 

This is your summer project to be brought to the September meeting.


Upcoming Events

 

Creativ Festival - April 28-29:

Volunteers needed for WTBG booth. Sign up at March/April meetings

 

May Guild Meeting - May 9: 

Members Teaching Members

 

Bead Caravan (formerly Bead Crawl) – June 3:

Bus will be heading west to Robert Hall Originals in St. George on Saturday, June 3, 2017 and visiting 4 or 5 bead stores along the route. Coffee, pastries, demos, make & take will be provided by locations along the caravan. Bring your own bag lunch. Based on a minimum number of 23 people the bus trip will be $30.00 per person or less if we get more people on the bus. Those driving their own cars along the caravan will be charged $15.00 per person.  Members will be asked to prepay at the April and May meetings. Anyone interested may contact Camillia Rosato at secretary.wtbg@gmail.com.




Magazine Design Challenge Entries and Prizes!

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Members Teaching Members - Volunteers Needed

Teachers needed for Members Teaching Members (May)

Thanks to everyone who volunteered for our amazing sessions in February! We are calling for more volunteers to share their expertise with our fellow members. Please fill out a short form at our next meeting or email the following information to Catherine Ng at web.wtbg@gmail.com:

  •  Name of Volunteer
  •  Title of the piece you are going to teach
  •  Short description of the piece and/or techniques involved
  •  List of tools for students to bring
  • The estimated material cost (per person)

  


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Meeting info:

Second Tuesday of the Month (unless otherwise posted)
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(from September to June)
New members welcome!
Upcoming meeting schedule
 
John Paul II Polish-Canadian Cultural Center
(We are at the north end of the complex)
4300 Cawthra Road
Mississauga ON L4Z 1V8.
www.polishculturalcentre.ca

Membership

Yearly membership is $35.00.

Our membership year runs from September to June – so that’s 10 meetings!

Bring a guest – share the jewellery addiction!  Guest fee is only $5, (but guests might pay extra if there is a kit fee). 

Unfortunately guests cannot be signed up in advance for classes.

If you decide to become a member the same evening your $5 can go towards your membership.

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Mission, Vision & Values

Mission
Our purpose is to bring new and experienced artists together to learn, create, and share our knowledge in an inclusive, positive environment.
Our monthly meetings will be filled with fun, laughter, creativity and wonderful artistic adventures.
We strive to contribute to our community through charitable works and promote our art form to new generations.

Vision
We will strive to provide a supportive, fun and respectful atmosphere that will encourage our members to excel at all of their creative endeavours.

Values
At the West Toronto Beading Guild we value each and every one of our members, volunteers, guests, and executive.  We work in a cooperative manner, respect our differences and talents, are loyal to each other and promote integrity in our craft and to the arts community.