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, October 17, 2015

Hi everyone,

A big thank you to everyone who made it to this month's meeting! We continued our exploration of Peyote shapes. It was a challenging evening, with much to absorb. Thank you all for your efforts and thank you Kathy for all your hard work.

For anyone getting discouraged, it took me years to learn Peyote stitch. YEARS! I was self-taught and could not figure it out. If you're getting discouraged, be patient, take breaks. Try different beads and watch some tutorials.

Kathy recommended this tutorial for Open Shapes, I just watched it and it's very good.

Open Shapes Peyote Tutorial

There was some discussion last night about the Chatty Cathy Pendant, the triangle shaped pendant with the rivoli in the middle.

Chatty Cathy Pendant

The book Kathy brought in,

Shaped Beadwork and Beyond

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Next month is our Holiday Potluck! Please arrive on 11/19 at 6:30 for fellowship and fun.

Please bring either a dessert or an appetizer and contact Shelley, letting her know what you plan to bring.

Please bring a wrapped, bead related gift for the Yankee Swap, approximately $10-$15.

See you then!

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The Bead Society Display is at the West Dennis Library for the remainder of October. Their hours are 10-2 Monday through Friday, and Sunday, 11-2.

West Dennis Library

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If you're looking for something to do and up for a road trip, Beadesigner International's Bead Affaire is today. The hours are 10am to 5 pm and the event is in Watertown, MA, at the Armenian Cultural Center. Full details are on their website,

Beadesigner International

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hi everyone,

As you know, last month we focused on Peyote Triangles. This month provides a chance for the more experienced to continue their exploration and for the less experienced to begin their journey. If you did not attend last month's meeting or feel the need to work further on the basics of Peyote Triangles, please arrive as early as you can, the closer to 6:30, the better. We'll work together to make sure everyone is able to enjoy and build on these techniques.

Also, if you attended last month, please bring with you what you worked on last month and bring your feedback for what worked and what didn't work for last time. We need your thoughtful input to make this work.

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Using the techniques from last month, we we will explore:

a 4-sided square

an open 4-sided square

attaching components to themselves

constructing a “puffy” triangle and/or square


Your basic component kit:

11o seed beads, black opaque
11o seed beads, white opaque
11o seed beads red, orange, or other bright warm color (opaque)
11o seed beads in med/bright green , blue or other cool color (opaque)

Size 10 or 12 beading needle, (several if you have them so you can work on several at a time)
Black beading thread or fireline of your choice
Wax (suggested)
Notebook and pen/pencil

And of course, scissors, mat, light, etc

See you this Thursday!