Beads’n Crafts at BCM
Learn To Bead!
Tambour Beading Workshops
Kings' and queens' embroidery, 1920s flapper dresses, bridal gowns and red carpet fashions - all enhanced by the little known art of tambour beading.

Tambour beading is a hand-beading technique performed with a hook in a holder which holds a shortened French Cornelli needle, used to bead onto fabric that is stretched over a frame. Once considered a social pastime in the 1700s, tambour beading has grown into such a highly kept secret among fashion designers that there are very few people in the U.S. who can teach this technique.

Robert Haven, owner of  Bead Embroidery and Design Studio  in Lexington, KY is one of these few. And he's coming to BCM.

Haven's works have been seen on CBS This Morning and displayed in exhibits around the world. Many of his pieces will be on display in BCM's new exhibit From Faith to Fashion: The Role of the Bead, opening Tuesday, Feb. 4.

He uses a small hook rather than a needle to attach beads from the underside of a garment, mostly using the left hand. Haven says the technique is best learned by watching someone who has already mastered the skill.

Haven will be teaching "Basic Beginner Tambour," a four-day class (two weekends) covering the basics of the couture fashion embellishment technique of tambour beading. Students will embroider their own beaded fabric-covered boxes. All the tools and supplies for the class are included. Cost: $400, with a portion of the fees going to support children's programming at BCM.

Call (859) 491-4003 to purchase tickets. Classes are limited to 10 students per class so sign up today!
Class Dates: (Saturdays: 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
and Sundays 1-5 p.m.)

  • Feb. 22 and 23 & Feb. 29 and March 1
  • March 7 and 8 & March 14 and 15
  • April 18 and 19 & April 25 and 26

Click below to view a video of Bob demonstrating his tambour beading technique for LEX18 News in Lexington, KY.
Chippie's Sensational Science Labs Are Back!
STEAM With Beads
Wednesday, Feb 5, 1-2 p.m.
Explore science using patterns with pony bead designs! Plastic pony beads are barrel-shaped beads which are very popular for many types of crafts and jewelry-making projects.

The Chippie programs introduce science to children aged 3 to 5 in this fun and educational monthly series, which incorporates S.T.E.A.M. elements and age-appropriate experiments!

Cost: museum admission plus $3 lab fee per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required: call (859) 491-4003.
Remembering a Civil Rights Hero
In honor of Martin Luther King. Jr. Day, BCM Curator of Collections Jason French shares a portion of one of Dr. King's final sermons.

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook to see Jason's latest discoveries at BCM. Click on image to watch video.
Winner, Winner!
Thank you to everyone who snapped pics of BCM's own "Elf on the Shelf," Chippie in our #ChippieTheBCMelf contest on Instagram and Twitter! Congratulations to @dstricker11, the winner of two Music@BCM concert tickets for her Instagram share. 

We would also like to congratulate Dana Barnhorst of Covington, KY, the winner of our Holiday Toy Train raffle. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing, which supports the museum's youth education programs.
Get Your Ticket for the 
2020 Two-Headed Calf Awards
The 2020 Two-Headed Calf award recipients will be honored at an awards dinner and gala at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 9 at Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom. The event will include dinner, cocktails, live music, a silent auction, raffles and free parking, in addition to the fun awards celebration. All-inclusive tickets are $100 per person or $800 for a table of eight.  For reservations, call 859-491-4003 or email Executive Director Laurie Risch at   .
Spring Internship Opportunity at BCM
College juniors and seniors majoring in communications, journalism, marketing and related fields -- here's your chance to get hands-on, professional experience while you are still in school. Behringer-Crawford Museum has an opening for a paid communications intern funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Click  HERE  to learn more about how you can build your resume in a professional, non-profit environment! Undergraduate students at the junior or senior level from the University of Cincinnati (UC), Xavier University (XU), Northern Kentucky University (NKU) or Miami University (Miami) majoring in communications, marketing, and/or public relations are eligible to apply.
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