he Delaware Valley Bead Society (DVBS) will sponsor “Stringing Inspiration” with Marie Stackhouse on Tuesday, March 13, at 7pm in the Café of the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place - Building #1, Flemington, NJ. The program is free and open to the public, but non-members must pre-register.
Not sure how to start or what to use to string beads for a necklace or bracelet? In Stackhouse’s program she will explain the different bead stringing materials that can be used and the effects that can be created with basic bead stringing techniques. Options for closures and the variety of findings that can be used will be discussed. She will show how she uses her imagination to create jewelry with these techniques. Audience members are invited to bring stringing projects that they find they need help with in regards to the design or the selection of closures.
Stackhouse began her interest in jewelry as a member of the Monroe County Rock and Mineral Club. For six years she mined for gems in New Hampshire, Vermont, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, California, Florida and many locations in Pennsylvania. She took classes at Wild Acres in North Carolina where she learned lapidary techniques to cut cabochons from rough gem stones, and the jewelry techniques of stringing, wire wrapping and silversmithing. Stackhouse has been selling her jewelry for 8 years at Neal’s, a salon she and her husband own in Easton, PA. For 5 years she has been selling her jewelry at shows in Pennsylvania.
Stackhouse is a member of the DVBS and has participated in the DVBS annual Members Exhibits at the main and North County Branch of the Hunterdon County libraries. She will present her program during the two-hour DVBS meeting. To register, e-mail your name, address, phone number to email@example.com or call (908) 246-1231. To register, e-mail your name, address, phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 246-1231.