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. $5 per meeting for non-members, $35 purchases a year's membership. For more information, please contact us at bsccadmin@gmail.com write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tools for June Meeting

The Bead Society of Cape Cod will be purchasing tools for our members who do not have them and wish to purchase their own. The cost of the tools will be approximately $4.00 each. The Bead Society purchases supplies at wholesale and it is our practice to pass any savings on to you.

If you do not have the necessary tools you may find a buddy to share with but it is imperative that you have/share the tools listed below:

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Flat Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters

All pliers should be smooth at the gripping part so as not to mar the wire.

Please reply to Linda Lord at beadqueen65@yahoo.com, or Peg White at white01232@aol.com by June 1 if you wish to purchase tools for the next meeting.

Any questions can be directed to Linda and Peg.

Looking forward to a great meeting in June when everyone should be able to go home wearing a pair of earrings they have made!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Viking Knit Workshop - Mimi Huszer

Saturday, June 19th 9:30am to 3:30 pm

Dennis Memorial Library
(1020 Old Bass River Road, Dennis)

Members: $72.00
Non-members: $82.00

There's still time to sign up to learn this technique!

Please write Alyce at if you are interested. (alycemcl@aol.com)

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Hi folks,

Our next meeting is Thursday, May 20th and we have a great project for this month. This necklace is a good way of using up a lot of different beads or is a good excuse to purchase more.

Please read carefully the supply lists for the different versions, look at the pictures and be inspired. There's a lot of room to get creative with this project, so have fun.

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Bundled Beauty Supply Lists

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#1 Pastel Version

* Size 8 - 4 colors
* Different sizes (including roundel, cube, round and oval 4mm to 12 mm) the necklace uses about 8 inches of these.

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#2 Blue & Green Leaves Version

* 1 Color each size - Size 11, 8, 15 and 6.
* Miscellaneous shapes in coordinating colors. I used flowers, ovals, leaves, rounds, really any shape works that coordinates with the leaves and flowers that drape to the necklace.

#3 Quartz and Crystals (not pictured)

* Quartz shapes that cover about 8-9 inches - oval and oblongs
* Gold bugle beads - Size 3
* Clear beads - Size 11, cubes and drops
* White beads - Size 11, cubes
* Gold finish bicone crystals in size 6 or 8 mm

Supplies for all necklaces:

* Fireline 6lb smoke - crystal if using transparent or clear beads
* Needle size 10
* Clasp of your choice
* Wire guards OR additional Size 11 beads (The project is strung from end to end so up to 5 strands must be accommodated. Wire guards are recommended or size 11 beads to create a loop through the ring on the clasp.
* Beading mat - in color contrasting to the beads
* Scissors
* Magnifying glasses (if needed)
* Lamp (if needed)