From September to June, the Toronto Bead Society usually meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Ryerson University, 380 Victoria Street (East of Yonge, Between College and Dundas). Please check our Meeting Schedule for actual dates.
If you like to learn, look and talk about beads, we invite you to join our society.
Sep 14, 2016 - Roxane Shaughnessy: “Worlds On A String: Beads • Journeys • Inspirations”
Join us at the first meeting of the 2016/2017 membership year. Our guest speaker, Roxane Shaughnessy, will talk about the special exhibit at the Textile Museum on now until October 23rd.
Worlds On A String: Beads • Journeys • Inspirations
Universal materials of communication, ornamentation and ritual, glass beads offer extraordinary insight into worlds and world views – microcosms of meaning and symbolism. Cherished around the world, the shared passion for these luminous, kaleidoscopic treasures has sparked global trade, drawing ships across oceans. Media of exchange, currency, identity and status, their language offers unique insight into global trajectories of influence and innovation. Worlds on a String explores beads and beaded objects across time and cultures, a story of journeys and inspirations that speaks to how, through centuries, the bead has informed economic and political relationships, shaping cultural and creative imagination.
Also at this meeting:
- Fall Bead Fair Volunteers
- Distribute Bead Fair Postcards & Posters
- Photo Booth
Chihuly at the ROM Promotion for TBS Members
Chihuly at the Royal Ontario Museum
June 25, 2016 to January 2, 2017
TBS Members can enjoy 20% off regular admission rates
Experience groundbreaking explorations in colour, light, and form by Dale Chihuly—a pioneer of the studio glass movement and considered to be one of the world’s foremost artists working in glass today.
The ROM has graciously created a special online promotion for TBS Members only to purchase ROM admission for 20% off regular rates during the Chihuly Exhibition dates.
TBS Members can request the “TBS members only online promotional code” here. Please include your membership number in the request.
Buy your tickets online at www.rom.on.ca
If you are not yet a TBS member but would like to become one to take advantage of this offer:
2016 Summer Pallet Challenge
Members enjoyed last summer's beaded ornament project and have been asking for a Summer Challenge this year. This challenge is limited by your imagination only.
Your mission, should you choose to accept...
From the color palette below, develop a beaded creation:
- all palette colors must be included
- feel free to add any additional colours
- bring your creation, finished or not, for the big reveal to our October 12th Meeting. (Please note: you now have one more month to complete your challenge!)
Photo Credit & Source: colorpalettes.net/color-palette-2094
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A big Thank you goes out to all our past, present and future photographers!
Thank you to all the people who brought in their work. See your photos below!
View the full TBS Photo Gallery.
|Thu Sep 01 @10:00AM until Jan 2, 2017|
Chihuly Exhibition at the ROM
|Thu Sep 01 @11:00AM until Oct 23|
WORLDS ON A STRING: BEADS • JOURNEYS • INSPIRATIONS
|Wed Sep 14 @ 7:00PM |
TBS Meeting: Roxane Shaughnessy: “Worlds On A String: Beads • Journeys • Inspirations”