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.


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