Bead Society of Cape Cod

New Location as of April, 2016! The Bead Society of Cape Cod meets the third Thursday of every month at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Come for the social hour at 6:15pm, formal meetings begin at 7pm sharp. $6 per meeting for non-members, $40 purchases a year's membership. For more information, please contact us at or write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Bead Society Meeting Reminder

We have had a change in plans for July's meeting. The Casual Clusters pearl bracelet will not be the lesson. Instead Alyce McLaughlin will be teaching a fun and easy spiral using Opalon which is an elastic thread. You can make bracelets or necklaces or napkin rings for gifts with this stitch.

For supplies you will need:

#6 and #8 Beads. 11's can be used but it is difficult to get the Opalon through the small beads. Drops can also be used for one of the beads. An example is the necklace in the attachment. 11's would work fine if you are using thread.

Opalon--this is the only stretch thread that works well with this pattern. If you are making a necklace you can use fireline,nymo or almost any thread of choice.

Focal Bead
2 bead caps or rondels
Fireline or power pro to reinforce the focal bead attachment.
#12 needles or any large eye needle. The twisted wire needles work well.
Clasp if you are making a necklace.

This is a quick and easy stitch so you might be able to wear your work home that night.

Hope to see you all on July 20th!