Upcoming Meetings

What’s Happening in 2020
Our speaker for January 18, 2020
will be Edwin Batres.

Edwin Batres has been beading for over ten years. He discovered the beading world when he first met his teacher and mentor, Aurelio Castano. Edwin is now one of the newest designers to join the IBW ambassadors around the world. He is both happy and excited to be able to contribute to the growing number of beading enthusiasts around the world and to share his creativity, passion and love for beading.

Edwin is a bilingual bead weaving teacher who holds classes throughout the north-east coast in South America. His work has been published in multiple international beading magazines including Bead & Button, Perlen Poesie, Beading Polska and Beadworks magazine. Edwin also uses his YouTube channels to share his passion for beads to his English and Spanish speaking followers around the world.

Website: ACLPatternsandMore.Com

Facebook: facebook.com/ACLPatternsandMore

Instagram: @ACLPatternsandMore

Our speaker for February 15, 2020
will be Julie Haymaker.

Julie is an artist, the founder of Shrinkets shrink plastic bead making molds, an illustrator  and teacher. Creating to her is a burning passion and the students she teaches keeps that fire burning. Julie, attended Kendal School of Design and graduated with a degree in Illustration. Julie, Attended California College of the Arts  and studied Fine Metal Smithing and Ceramics. Julie brings a life time of artistic skills to the work she creates today.

Art is what centers me.  My burning passion is making, creating, sharing. A lifetime background of artistic skills illustration, ceramics woodworking , fine metal smithing prepped me  for the rewards of teaching. As Founder and CEO of Shrinkets, I’m proud to introduce you to an inexpensive and versatile way to expand your own creativity by repurposing your designs.

website: www.juliehaymaker.com

Our speaker for March 21, 2020
will be Cliff Swain-Salomon.
Cliff Swain-Salomon is an off-the-loom seed bead weaver known for creating non-traditional jewelry shapes and pushing the boundaries of color exploration. After injuring and losing use of both of his hands for over three years, he began beading when a friend recommended he try it as part of his hand rehabilitation therapy. Once he started, he was hooked.

In all of his pieces, Cliff integrates over 30 years of study in multiple fields, including graphic design, painting, as well as apprenticeships with several medicine men and women, exploring sacred geometry and chromotherapy. His art has been featured in several publications and exhibits, including Bead & Button (October 2018, June 2019), Style Magazine, Facet Jewelry, Palos Verdes Arts Center, Conejo Valley Art Museum Show, and California Lutheran University, to name a few. Recently, Toho Beads also invited him to be a featured artist for their 2019 Toho Bead Challenge. The piece he designed for them is currently touring the United States and will continue through Europe before being brought to Japan in 2020 to be added to the Toho Museum’s exhibition. Cliff has won several awards for his work including the People’s Choice Award for Bead Dreams 2018 and Juror’s Selection at Placer Artists Studio Tour.

Cliff teaches beadweaving at various stores and retreats, and he will be teaching at the Bead & Button show in June 2019. He also has been an invited lecturer and teacher for various bead societies across the United States.

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