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.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bead Society Meeting - Thursday, June 19th

Our next meeting will be on Thursday June 19th at the Dennis Police Station.

Brenda Oliver will be teaching the Russian Spiral. This is a fun and quick stitch with lots of variations for an interesting necklace or bracelet.

Supply list:

Size 15/0 seed beads Size 11/0 seed beads

Use a combination of 11/0 and 8/0 if the 15/0's are too small for you to see.

A size 12 needle or one fine enough to pass through the 15/0 beads several times Nymo size B or Fireline. Nymo will make a softer necklace and Fireline a stiffer one.

8mm filler bead for the bumps. This helps to keep the bump rigid but it is an option. If you want the bump to lay flat just omit the filler bead.

Clasp Mat, scissors and what ever else you need.

Let's have a show and tell table for the next meeting. Bring in your most favorite piece that you have made. It is always fun to see what others have done and to get some inspiration for future projects. See you soon!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Our next meeting is May 15. Alyce McCloughlin will be teaching a Bangle made with a Diamond Net Cable.


One beading needle, size 12 or big eye if desired. If you are using charlottes a big eye might have trouble fitting through the beads.
Beading thread--Nymo size D or fireline.
174 round 4mm beads
Seed beads, size 11
color A seed beads, size 15/0
color B seed beads, size 15/0
Scissors, mat, light, thread conditioner.

Look at the attached picture and you will see that the black and gold one only used one color of size 15/0's. Black Onyx was used for the 4mm beads. The other bracelet used round crystals and one color of 15/0's.

To construct the Bangle you build a cable of beads to fit comfortably over your hand. The supply list is for an 8cm bracelet. You can also construct several cables and attach them with larger beads to form a necklace.

Tip: The larger the number for wire or for needles the smaller the wire or thinner the needle. So 24 gauge wire is very thin and 14 gauge is thick. A size 12 needle is very fine and a 10 is heavier.

We are still giving some great door prizes at each meeting so hope you can come and maybe go home with a nice kit, book or gift certificate.

Until May---Happy Beading