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.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Last months class taught by Marti Williams and her helpers was a great success. It was one of the largest meetings we have had with 27 members in attendance and almost everyone went home with a completed bracelet. That's what I call a successful meeting.

We had a lot of feedback from members that said they enjoyed being able to finish a project in one evening. That of course is not always possible as projects become more advanced but we would like to have feedback from our members of what they would like to see taught at the meetings. If any of you have ideas or thoughts on how you would like the meetings to go or what you might like to learn, we would love to hear them.

Caterpillar Bracelet is next months project. This is a chance for you to use all of those bits and pieces of beads that you have left over. Anything goes with this bracelet so use your imagination and what you have on hand to make a fun and funky bracelet.

10" of beading wire (size .014 is recommended but use what you have)
2 crimp beads--crimp pliers
Beading needles-scissors-work mat
Button or large bead for closure (actually any type of clasp will work)
Size 6 or size 8 seed beads for base (about 70 for a finished 7 1/2" bracelet)
Nymo or fireline beading thread--thread conditioner

Fringe Supplies Size 11 and size 8 seed beads
Various glass beads,crystals, pearls, charms, etc.

Look closely at the attached photos and you can see how each artist picked a certain base color theme and then embellished it with other colors. Also look at all the different types of beads they used to create the affect they wanted. Have fun with what you have on hand.


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