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, January 28, 2008

We had a large turn out for Ann Hochman's class "Quintessential Necklace". Many of the students went home with a great finished necklace. I have seen this necklace with just three focal points or just one, showing us that a pattern does not always have to be exactly as it was taught. Thanks to Ann for a great class.

Our next meeting is February 21. Jane Kucks will be teaching the Diamond Weave Bracelet.

Supply list:

Fireline, 6lb test or less
1 needle----two if you are making a beaded toggle for the clasp
54 6mm beads
11/0 seed beads (approximately 500)
15/0 delicas or charlottes (optional - may need for fillers)
Clasp -- bring a clasp if you do not wish to make the beaded toggle
Beading mat -- scissors, thread conditioner

Look at the attached pictures to see how Jane mixed the colors. It is nice to weave the outside in one color and add a different color in the beads that cross or lay next to the stones. Make sure you have round 6mm beads. You can go to different shapes once you learn the weave but make it easy on yourself and stick to round for learning.

Tip: When threading a needle with fireline, power pro, monofilament or other dense threads, use your pliers to flatten the end. The thread will spread out like a fan which slips right into the eye of the needle.

Remember if the schools are closed we will not have a meeting. The police have told us that in a rare event they may have to use that room in an emergency so our meeting would be cancelled. Check your e-mail the day of the meeting to make sure you don't have a notice of cancellation.

Six lucky members won the Door Prizes at the last meeting. Next month we will have more books, kits and gift certificates to give away. Remember you have to be there to win so plan on coming to the meeting for a chance at these great prizes.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Innovative Beads Expo
Embassy Suites Hotel
123 Boston Post Rd. West, Exit 24B off 495
Marlborough, MA
Friday, January 18 - 10AM to 5PM
Saturday, January 19 - 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, January 20 - 10AM to 4PM
Fee is $4.00

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A New Year is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking of beading again.

Our next meeting will be Thursday January 17 at 7 PM at the Dennis Police station.

Our instructor will be Ann Hochman. She will be teaching the Quintessential Necklace. Attached are photos of examples of the necklace. Remember you can always substitute what you want for your necklace as long as you stay within the suggested size of beads. This necklace could be made with Turquoise, sterling and red coral or Black Onyx and gold. Anything is possible so use you imagination.

Supply List:

40-46 6 mm or 5 mm beads (crystals, pearls, gem stones or glass beads)

23-29 4 mm beads

36-44 3 mm beads

2 grams of size 11 beads in a contrasting or complimentary color

Clasp of your choice

2 beading needles, #10 or # 12 Big eye needles can be used but make sure they will pass through the beads several times. Be especially careful of this if you are using real pearls.

Ruler, scissors, beading mat, tape or pins to secure beads to work surface.

See you there!