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.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hi folks,

We had 21 people attending the March meeting and Brenda Oliver taught a variation on the daisy chain called the Daisy Chain Vine. Starting it was a bit tricky, so kudos to everyone who persevered.

Thank you all for attending and thank you Brenda and helpers!

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Our next meeting is April 21st. For the month of April, we have the Magatama Spiral Necklace. Special beads are required for this project, so please read the supply list and information carefully.

Supply List for Magatama Spiral Necklace

20 grams Size 8 seed beads
15 grams Size 11 seed beads
30 grams Long Magatama Beads 4x7 (makes 1 22 inch necklace and a pair of earrings)
Beading needle Size 12 or Big Eye Needle
8lb Fireline Beading Thread or C-Lon Micro Cord

Magatama Beads can be purchased online. You want the LONG type, typically described as 4 x 7.

At Caravan Beads ( (please note, they are sold in 10 gram packages, so you will need to purchase three packages to make the project)

Twisted Sistah Beads ( (sold in 30 gram packages)

There are other websites that offer them, but these particular sites offer a good selection.

Offline, Twisted Sistah will be at the Innovative Beads Expo in Seekonk, MA.

Innovative Beads Expo
Johnson & Wales Inn (Eastern Providence, RI)
213 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, MA 02771
Saturday, April 2 - 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, April 3 - 10AM to 4PM

Happy hunting and don't wait too long to order your Magatamas!

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Some of you saw the beautiful work that Linda Tocco had at the front of the room at the last meeting, a beaded cuff and a bracelet. Both those items were created from kits from Beads East. She highly recommends their kids for clarity of instructions and quality of materials.

Their website is:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bead Society Meeting - Dennis Police Station Community Room
Thursday, March 17th
Social Hour 6:15, Meeting 7pm

Thank you everyone who came to February's meeting! Quite a few people turned out for the meeting and virtually everyone made great progress in the Branched Pearls Necklace.Thank you Maureen for teaching the project and those who assisted.

For this month, the project is the Daisy Chain Vine.

Supply List
64 - 4mm bicone crystals OR fire polished beads
9 grams (about 124-136) Size 6 seed beads
5 grams - Size 11 seed beads
Nymo D or 6 lb Fireline
Light (if necessary)

If you look closely at the attached pictures, you'll notice there are some size differences between the different necklaces. You can substitute as long as you keep the ratios between the different beads. You could use this for a necklace, part of a necklace or a bracelet.

Enjoy picking out your beads for the meeting and please RSVP, thank you!