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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What a great turnout for our last meeting.We had lots of new people eager to learn new beading techniques. A total of 30 enjoyed making the pearl balls, star bursts and octahedrons.

Our next meeting will be May 17. Alyce McLaughlin will be teaching pearl knotting.

This is a great technique to have in your beading skills. It is not difficult, but to do it right and maintain the tension and proper position of the knot takes some practice. Once you have it you can make lots of wonderful necklaces or branch out as I did in the attached photo of a bracelet.

Alyce has generously donated a large amount of glass pearls for anyone that needs them.You should bring some of your own beads in the event we run out of the donated pearls.

Thanks to Alyce, Bead-Rite has donated all of the thread you will need for the class. The thread is called Silkon and is very nice to work with.

The Bead Society is furnishing the twisted needles that you will need.

You must have tweezers to make the knot. These are not the tweezers that you use to pluck your eyebrows. They are pointed on the end and very sharp. We will be selling them at the meeting for $1.

Supply List
Clear nail polish (to glue knots) Needle nosed pliers Bead cups or ends Clasp

General Supplies for the class Mat String of beads ( make sure the holes are not large) Measuring tape or ruler Scissors

Raffle: We will raffle off the three necklaces that are pictured. Make sure you pick up your ticket when you register.


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