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BSNM 2023 Events

Craft In America – PBS Episodes

JEWELRY, episodes on PBS, explores the history, artistry, and impact of personal adornment.  Featuring classic jeweler Tom Herman; Harriette Estel Berman who creates jewelry using recycled materials; the legacy of modernist jeweler Art Smith; bead artist, Joyce J. Scott; nature-inspired artist Gabrielle Gould; and Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jessee Monangya, plus others!

Episodes are now streaming on and or on the PBS Video App,


Beading for Operation Christmas Child at BSNM June Meeting



Cherry Hills Library Display May 2023


BSNM 2023 Gala Tea Party!

Wow! What an amazing tea party! (If you weren’t there, you missed a great time.) Several people wore hats or fascinators. There was lots of conversation and laughter as we played “Whose Clues?” and tried to guess which obscure fact belonged to which person. Thanks to Claudette Jaramillo for organizing this game. We had one attendee who found six clues, one attendee who found five clues, and four attendees who found four clues. All of these winners received certificates for $15 worth of beads and findings from a bead estate donated to BSNM.

Below are some of the fabulous Teapot donated by Board Members and designed by Pat Verrell and Laurye Tanner.  These Centerpieces were given to one person at each table. 

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                  Laurye Tanner presenting Claire Yackel with her prize teapot. It was Claire’s first tea party and she loved it!

Raffle baskets representing tea-growing and –consuming areas of the world. Thank you to our business members who donated some of the items in the baskets: A Few of My Favorite Beads, Baskets of Africa, The Beaded Iris, Mama’s Minerals, and Stone Mountain Bead Gallery. These baskets wouldn’t have been possible without you.  Thank you also to Jill Bartel for gathering items and designing the baskets. Marcia Newmon won the Tea and Beads of India and England Basket. Code Sister won the Tea and Beads of China and Japan Basket.  Linda Gregory won two Baskets, the Indonesia/Vietnam Basket and the African Basket.  Joyce Wolf won the Tea and Beads of Russia Basket.

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                                      It was great to see so many members and guests! Thank you!

BSNM 2022 Events

2022 NM State Fair Jewelry Beadwork Entries

For Final Jewelry Beadwork Competition Results click here.     



June General Meeting

Jacob Lowry, Executive Director of the Turquoise Museum relayed his extensive knowledge about turquoise with a lots of humor!

      March 2022 General Meeting Winners

Fiber Arts Education Display Challenge Winners

1. Laurye Tanner’s Beaded Bracelets

(gold, silver, copper & gunmetal)

2. Marry Ellen Merrigan’s Metal and Beaded Sculpture

(brass, silver/gunmetal, copper, and pale pink.)

March Raffle Basket Winner – Betty Smith 

  Door Prize Winner Laura Caffey!



Our events for 2021

October General Meeting

Costumes included!

Beautiful pieces

Thanks for attending!


Booth at Placitas Flea Market

Event hosted by James & Nancy Holley

Booth setup

Cael Chappell donated $100 plus Kronos beads to BSNM

Elizabeth Reisinger donated her beautiful paintings to BSNM

Fran's new scarf purchase

Great crew!!!



2021 NM State Fair Winners!

   Jamie Welles- Best In Show          Pam Troutman- 2nd Place               Pat Verrelle 1st Place-multi-strand   Pat V 1st Place- Cross


 Pat Verelle's 3rd Place and Deb Cole's 1st Place    Barbara Rosen's 2nd prize necklace


Anik's Necklace Design Class



Pat Troutman's Larimar Necklace Class


July General Meeting




Creating turtles at

Pam Troutman's Polymer Clay class


Sun Catcher Class


Collette Chamberlain

BSNM Annual Outing

The Sawmill &

Shopping at Mama's Minerals









Liz Sands won the May Raffle Basket!


Making Bead Boards Extraordinaire!


Judi Buckhalter wins

April's Mermaid Raffle drawing!

Fun creating macramé necklaces & bracelets!

THANK YOU Helen Yackel





Pat provided her home and a nice luncheon venue for the team hard at work creating this years bead boards.



Helen Yackel receiving her BSNM raffle prize from the February General Meeting.

Pam Troutman did a wonderful talk on The Jewelry Business & 

little teaser....