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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hi folks,

Thank you so much for the great turnout on Thursday! We saw some faces we haven't seen in awhile, added one new member and got to play with our beautiful rivolis with the instruction of Jan Falcone and her helpers.

Thanks again everyone!

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August Meeting - Coral Strand Necklace - Brenda Oliver, instructor

Size 11 seed beads
Size 15 seed beads (optional to embellish tips)

(Quantity depends on length of necklace, length of branches, closeness of branches and number of strands. Average strand 18", 3/4 " fringe, 3/4" spacing.)

6# fireline
size 12 needles
mat, scissors, round and flat nose pliers for finishing
clasp, bead cap or cones for finishing ends

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If you are still working on your rivoli...or if you're stuck on your rivoli...or if you're stuck on any other project, why not come to a Bead and Meet? There are no guarantees, but there's a good chance someone can help you. The Bead and Meets are as follows,

* Lower Cape Bead'nMeet
Orleans Senior Center, Room A
150 Rock Harbor Road, Orleans
Third Monday of every month, 1-3:30 pm

* Mid Cape Bead'nMeet
West Dennis Library
260 Route 28 West Dennis
Last Wednesday of every month, 5-9 pm

* Upper Cape Bead'nMeet
Stop'n Shop Community Room
3900 Falmouth Road, Marstons Mills
First Saturday of every month, 10 am-12 pm

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Feeling tense? Check out the Beadwork Master Class article in the Aug/Sept issue of "Beadwork" magazine. Author Nancy Cain says some interesting things about how to control and use thread tension and how to "let the beads do the work".

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Thank you everyone who attended our last meeting!

The wire bead crochet taught by Brenda turned out to be a highly rewarding project. Even those of us "crochet impaired" folks were well on our way before the end of the meeting.

Thanks again Brenda and everyone who assisted in the class.

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Our next project is the Beaded Rivoli

Rivolis are beautiful crystal shapes without holes (look at the attached pictures). This project will allow your rivoli to be used as a pendant while still allowing the light to shine through.

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Supply List

20mm rivoli (supplied by the Bead Society of Cape Cod)
6lb Fireline
needle size 10 or 12
Size 11 Delicas Color A (small amount, approximately 200)
Size 11 Delicas Color B (small amount, approximately 200)
Size 15 regular seed beads (small amount to match/contrast with Color A)
Size 15 regular seed beads (small amount to match/contrast with Color B)
Light and/or magnifying glass (if needed)
Beading mat – color that shows up the beads – (dark beads – light mat)
Pen/pencil for notes
Thread Heaven or other thread conditioner if desired

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Hope to see you there!