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, July 31, 2007

Thanks to Marge Primavera and her helpers for teaching 34 enthusiastic members how to weave a herringbone stitch. Marge not only taught the stitch but how to finish off the work and add a focal bead. Very detailed instructions were passed out to everyone. That takes a lot of work so thanks again to Marge.
We will now be having a finished work board so we can see what the students did with the stitch taught at the last meeting. So bring in your work and share it with the rest of the members.
Next month Jan Falcone will be teaching how to make beads out of beads. You will be using the even count flat peyote stitch to work up a pattern that will be made into a bead.
Sew your different beads together and Bingo you have a very interesting bracelet, necklace or earrings. Use your imagination and all of those left over beads you have been accumulating. Jan had many samples on the bulletin board at the last meeting that were just fantastic. She will bring them in again to give you ideas.
Size 11 beads - 3 colors
Size 8 beads - 1 color
Size 8 Hex beads - 2 colors
Optional - drops, daggers or size 15 beads for embellishment
Fireline 6lb
Needle Size 10 & 12 (for 15's)
Approx 6 8mm glass beads
Clasp of your choice
Scissors - Magnifying glasses if needed - Lamp if needed
Check out the put and take box at the next meeting. One of our members is an antique dealer and said she had lots of old pieces of jewelry that she would be glad to donate to the box next month.

Monday, July 16, 2007

11th annual Cape Cod Bead Show

Cape Cod Bead Show
Falmouth Rec Center - 790 Main Street
Falmouth, MA
August 18-19
Sat 10-5
Sunday 10-4
$3.00 admission

Monday, July 09, 2007

July 19th, Bead Society Meeting, 7pm

Summer is here and the beading is easy... Jan Falcone did a wonderful job teaching at our last meeting, thank you Jan!

With Jan's instruction and some aid from our helpers, a total of 14 were able to enjoy mastering the beautiful Loop D Loop bracelet. Please bring your creations to the next meeting, I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has done and I'm sure others are also.

Thursday, July 19th, Marge Primavera will be teaching Herringbone Cord. This is an attractive and versatile technique, one with a lot of room for variation. You will learn the technique on a 6-bead Cord in class. After you master the technique, then you can switch over to whatever size, pattern, or bead-number cord pleases you for your personal cord.

Also, since we will be doing a Beaded Cabochon in September, consider that you might want to coordinate your cord with your cabochon for a necklace. Just something to keep in mind when you're picking your bead colors.


Beads (at least 100 beads each of 2 or 3 colors for class sample) If you have even the slightest difficulty seeing or handling small beads, size 8 or even size 6 are STRONGLY recommended for this class. Also, if you like quick results, larger beads will work up much faster.

Needles and thread. Whatever will pass through you beads AT LEAST 3 TIMES. Thread color should match or blend with bead color(s).



Light (if necessary).

Magnifiying glasses (ditto).

Have a safe and happy holiday week and see you in a few weeks!