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 write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Triangle Project

One tube, ( approx 9 gr) of each of the following:
11o seed beads opaque WHITE
11o seed beads opaque BLACK
11o seed beads in 2 or 3 bright opaque color combinations ,(red, blue, yellow), (turq, violet, coral), (lime green, purple, bright blue) or any three opaque colors that you prefer as long as they are not too dark and will contrast with each other
Beading needles, size 10 and/or size 12
Fireline, size D ( I prefer smoke, it’s easier to see)
Scissors, wax, a small spoon
Bead mat and light ,

NOTE: These supplies will make quite a few samples over the course of the year.

NOTE 2: There will be a limited number of “kitted” beads-just enough for the one meeting available for a nominal fee. Good for a guest or if you are not ready to invest right now. Please contact Janna at if you wish to reserve a kit.

Starting this month (September) we will be implementing a new approach for our beading class. Instead of an isolated project, we will be presenting a “component”-which is just a basic stitch pattern instead of the whole project. We will look at various ways of interpreting it and give ideas of how to use it.

The class will run the same as before; you will receive a supply list and detailed directions will be presented in class. The only difference will be that you will be working on samples with selected beads with everyone making the same sample. This will put the emphasis on learning techniques, then applying those techniques to your chosen project.

You will then be encouraged to choose a final project which you will work on independently outside class with your choice of beads. The following month will have a time for sharing and discovery before we go on to the next “component”.

The first component will be a peyote triangle. Most of you will have already made a triangle or two, but we encourage you to go with the flow and run with the program. It will be interesting and can be as challenging as you want to make it (or not). Subsequent months will go further into the variations-which are really endless!! We will stick to presenting just a few but will show you ( via samples ,pictures, books, and internet links) how elaborate you can get.

The samples you do in class will require that we all use the same type of beads. This is to ensure that you have the greatest chance of success and will make instruction faster and easier. You will be keeping your samples to work from and later to reference back to. We encourage you to take notes as well.

You may buy your beads in tubes. You will only need a tube of each, a black, a white, and 3 colors in 11o opaque. This will take you through to January when we may add some 8os and 15os in black and white and an additional color or two. AS AN ALTERNATIVE, we will have some “kitted” beads-just enough of the specified beads to work the samples for this month’s class, for a nominal fee. If you are bringing a guest or you don’t want to invest in the 5 tubes, this will be an option. Please advise Janna if you want to take advantage of this offer.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and be prepared. I know some of it sounds complicated, but it really isn’t, and we are prepared to back-step and make sure you have acquired the basics skills. It may take some of you several tries, but I think in the end you will be happy with the results.

And for the seasoned bead person, please bear with the beginning steps, because there will be enough ideas thrown out there to hopefully pique your interest and have you coming back with new and exciting ideas. I am sincerely looking forward to that part.

Thanks again for everyone’s cooperation.

Kathy Taylor