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. $5 per meeting for non-members, $35 purchases a year's membership. For more information, please contact us at bsccadmin@gmail.com write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Thanks to Chris Shand for teaching the caterpillar bracelet at our last meeting. Twenty brave members came out in the cold to learn the technique and take home a fuzzy fun bracelet. The colors they chose were wonderful.

March 15 is our next meeting and Janna Pereira will be teaching an embellished Brick-Stitch Bracelet. She will teach you how to use a double needle method to make the ladder that the rest of the bracelet is built off of. This is a simple method to get started so everyone will be on their way to embellishing in a very short time. You might think about brushing up on your brick stitch skills before the meeting. Just do a search with Brick Stitch in the title and you will find many free instructions on line.

Supply List:

  • Fireline (6 lb) or other beading thread. Nymo is not recommended.
  • 2 "Big Eye" needles (recommended but not necessary if you do not have them)
  • Czech 3-cut beads. Approximately 10 grams. These are sparkly beads with small facets that catch the light. Metallic or AB coating looks best with this project.
  • If you do not have these you can use size 11 beads but try not to use Japanese cylinder beads.
  • 2 mm or 3 mm Czech Bugle Beads that match the 3-cuts, or use the colors of your choice.
  • 5 -- 5 mm firepolished beads
  • Clasp of your choice.
  • Scissors, matt, thread conditioner and light of you need it. These are small beads.

Ann Petrou is one of our members and she will be teaching introduction to Precious Metal Clay on March 6 and 13. Ann has studied in several schools to become a Certified Instructor of Precious Metal Clay. PMC allows you to form the shape that you would like and when it is fired it turns to 99.9% pure silver. Learn to make your own beads, clasps, pendants and earrings. For more information about her classes please contact her at beachwalkerann@aol.com

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