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, June 04, 2007

Thanks to all of you who RSVP-ed for the last meeting.

We had a record turn-out of 42 and everyone had a place to sit because we knew they were coming. Alyce did a great job of teaching pearl knotting and everyone was able to master the technique. Since then I have seen several of the members and they are all wearing their great pearl knotted creations.

Thursday, June 21st at 7pm, Jan Falcone will be teaching the Loop D Loop Bracelet. This is another fun and easy stitch that gives great flashy results and you get to use all of those left over beads that have not found a home.

1 tube of #6 beads or 3mm cubes for the base. Cylindrical rather than round are best
6 grams of a mixed assortment of beads. 11's, 8's, small bugles, drops, cubes, bicones or what ever you would like. Just have fun with what you have. Look at the attached photos and see what she used for an example.
Fireline 6 lb or thread of your choice. About 5 yards.
Beading mat in a contrasting color from your beads
Size 10 needle, but a 12 or big eye should work.
Thread Heaven or other thread conditioner
Clasp of your choice or a self made clasp with loop and button works too.
Lamp and magnifying glass if needed.

I have attached three pictures to give you some ideas. The crystal one will not be taught because it is a slightly different technique but it gives you an idea of what you can do with the basic stitch.

Show and tell--bring in some of your completed projects for everyone to see.

See you there!