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, October 30, 2006

Follow-up and Next Meeting of Bead Society

Thanks to Linda Lord and her many helpers for teaching how to wire wrap a briolette. Not the easiest technique to master but an important one.

For our next meeting on November 16th, Marge Primavera will be teaching a Holiday star. This should be a lot of fun and a different technique because you will not be using thread. A 28 gauge brass wire is what weaves the beads together. Wire work is really fun and not hard so I hope you will all come and try it.

Kits will be available to make the stars. We felt it would be easier for the society to put kits together since finding 30 mm twisted bugles was not easy and then 100 or more came in a pack. If any one wants to make a gazillion stars I will be happy to give you the supplier and a supply list. I have attached several pictures for ideas on how to use the star rather than just as an ornament. Great as package decorations or on a wine bottle for a hostess gift. They also look great hanging at different levels in a window.

Tools to bring---bead mat, wire cutters, needlenose pliers

I have also attached a picture of January's class "RAW Sparkle". At the last class some of the students wanted to know the size of the crystals so they could start looking for them now. They are size 6mm and size 3mm. It takes 64 - 6mm and 104 - 3mm. That is for a 7" bracelet. To really get the sparkle, an AB finish is the best for the 6mm.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Upcoming Show

Oct 21/22
Innovative Beads Expo
Fitchburg, MA

Monday, October 02, 2006

Follow-up and Next Meeting of Bead Society

What a great turn out for last months meeting and lesson on flat brick stitch.

Thanks to Janna Pereira, Alyce McLaughlin and Marge Primavera for helping me teach. I think everyone went home understanding the stitch. I have seen some of the bracelets that were made from the class and they are wonderful. Please bring your brick stitch bracelets to the next meeting for show and tell.

Our next meeting is October 19. Linda Lord will teach how to wrap a briolette to attach it to earring findings or a chain. This is a basic skill that will help you to create interesting necklaces and earrings using a top drilled bead. I have attached a picture of several top drilled beads so you know what to bring to the class. It must be a bead that is drilled on the top and the hole goes from side to side.

Linda is making up kits for the wire you will use. Each kit will have enough wire to make 10 briolettes and will cost 75 cents. This is a silver wire with a copper core so it is very flexible for learning the technique. Once you have mastered the technique then you can use sterling silver head pins for the wire. You will need to bring in your own beads and findings for finishing the pendant or earrings. Also bring a work mat, roundnose pliers, chainnose pliers and wire cutters.

Other news--we are proud to announce that we now have a membership of 38 and we are growing with each meeting. Don't forget to bring your friends and use your guest passes so we can continue to grow.

Did You Know--We bring copies of instructions of the past classes to each meeting so if you missed one and want the instructions just ask who ever is registering members that night.