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We’re one of the lead media sponsors for All Stud Fashion Show presented by The F-L-Y Society Entertainment here in Atlanta October 14th. Tickets are going fast so if you’re in Atlanta or will be, please get your tickets NOW. Also add your friends to the event page on facebook. Thanks and see you Sunday, October 14th.
Whew! QueerBOIS here — post-Atlanta Black Pride and all the other Labor Day events that carried on in Atlanta. We had such an amazing time this weekend. Though we didn’t spend much time out, we were completely tuned in to all the good times and the beautiful people visiting, celebrating and sharing life. To kick off Black Pride, Charis Books and More hosted QueerBOIS’ very first public introduction and information session. It was AMAZING!!
We started the evening with a few bites, drinks and casual mixing and mingling. Charis’ Program Director — and QB’s newest contributor — E. Anderson then led us into a Q&A-style conversation that was both engaging and comfortable. The audience really seemed to enjoy the discussion, and we received a great deal of positive and inquisitive feedback about our next steps, follow-up events and other QB affairs. (To be sure there are a few things in the works. :-) The turnout and publicity around Friday’s event was phenomenal, and we want to take a second to THANK our followers FIRST. We do this for YOU. We also appreciate Curve Magazine, and send big ups to our contributors and editorial staff. Many thanks to E. Anderson and Charis Books and More for hosting and, of course, thanks to the awesomeness of Life! We continue to grow, be strong and bring the best because we are supported and loved.
Stay tuned for more from Queer B.O.I.S and be sure to spread the word. Also, take a look at some of the photos from Friday’s event that we’ve received here and on Facebook. If you were there and took images, please feel free to send them over to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
All the BEST!
**Photos by http://qbgphotography.tumblr.com
Heart of America
Multi Colored Button Down by Tommy Hillfiger (Good Will $5.00)
Slim Brown Tapered Chinos by Dockers (T.J. Maxx $16.99)
White V-Neck by Hanes (Wal-Mart $8.00)
Navy Blue Boxfords by Bass (Marshalls $40.00)
Always Love Yourself
New York contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley made a name for himself with his paintings of African-American men posing heroically in front of baroque backgrounds. For his latest exhibition, however, a series of paintings of women (cast from the streets of New York)—all clad in Givenchy. Wiley worked closely with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to come up with six dresses for the models. The exhibition (An Economy of Grace), exploring the depiction of gender in the context of history, opens at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York in May.
- 2 pairs of flat nose pliers
- 350 brass or silver 8mm jump rings (for a 26″ necklace)Guidelines:
- Start by separating the jump rings into two halves: 175 open and 175 closed.
- Thread three closed jump rings onto an open jump ring. Close the ring. Spread the three rings apart, with the rings looking exactly as shown below. The bottom ring will be the end of the necklace and the top two rings, which are spread open over the middle ring, will be where the chain mail begins.
- Keeping the rings in place with your forefinger and thumb, take an open jump ring and hook it through the front side of the two rings.
- Add 2 closed rings to the open ring and close.
- Spread the two rings apart in the same way as the first set of rings. Take another open jump ring and hook it through the front side of the top two closed rings.
- Add 2 closed rings and close. Continue the same steps until you’ve reached the desired length.
- To add an optional fourth row, lay the necklace flat and hook an open ring through first and second closed rings on the right side. Close the ring. Add another open ring through the second and third ring. Close. Add another through the third and fourth ring and so on. Can you notice a pattern forming?
- I stopped at 4 rows but you can continue adding rows for a more bib-like necklace.
- Connect the two ends with a single jump ring or clasp.
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