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 31, 2016

President's Update

If you missed our last Bead Society meeting on March 17th you missed a lot of exciting happenings, not to mention Kathy Taylor's mint brownies - thank you Kathy again for bringing the goodies!

Thanks to Linda Lord we have a new meeting place - the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA. We feel that this space will get us more attention and attract more members who enjoy beading as much as we all do. There are many classes, art exhibits, dances and other events that take place at the Cultural Center attracting other artists and people with like interests. The Cultural Center is also closer for some.

Our first night at the Cultural Center will be April 21st. Linda advised that we would have the Great Hall to start out with. There are plenty of outlets, tables, heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer. We will have the space on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The earlier starting time will be for getting back to the social hour that we had in previous years.

Things are in full swing for the Mini Maker Faire on April 30th from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Mashpee Middle School. Set-up will start at 8:30 a.m. It was decided that Bead Society members can either donate a piece of jewelry that they have created to be sold with the proceeds going to the Bead Society or if you volunteer for the Mini-Maker Faire you can sell your own pieces with a 15% charge of the item price to go towards paying the $25 table fee. I have not heard back if we will be able to hold a raffle as of yet. We are the first group to propose such a thing.

Please get in touch with me if you are interested in helping out with the Maker's Faire. As we get closer another e-mail will go out with donation specifics (i.e., we are working out the specifics of the space and how we are going to exhibit/show our pieces). A formal pamphlet is being worked on by Kathy Taylor that will include information about the Bead Society on one side and a sign-up form on the other side for membership sign ups.

The last piece of news is the new Facebook page for the Bead Society. Janna was instrumental in setting this up for our group. Thanks again for setting that up Janna. Here is a shortcut for it. or google Bead Society of Cape Cod. Either way you have to have a Facebook account to see it. Join and add anything beady - questions you might have, a project you are working on, something you have finished, share, share, share!!!

Until next and hope to see you in April at our new space!!


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Our next meeting is Thursday, March 17th, at Carlton Hall in Dennis. We'll be working further with Cellini Spiral, the same stitch we used last month for the ring.

March BSCC Class: Cellini ( pronounced Chel-ee-nee)

We will be working on 2 related components:

1) Cellini Spiral. This is the same stitch we used last month for the ring, only we will be using less beads –making it a smaller diameter spiral which will result in a spiral rope segment.

2) Flat Cellini. Using the same bead assortment and same stitch except instead of connecting it into a ring, we will be working it flat (side to side).


1-3 gm of the following:

15o beads in 2 colors (A), (B)**
11o cylinder beads ( Delica or Toho) (C)
11o seed beads (D)
8o seed beads (E)
6o beads

Nymo, C-Lon, or other nylon thread, size D or 6# Fireline

Size 12 beading needle ( 2 ½”length is good)

All the rest of the usual stuff (light, mat, etc.)

Note on bead selection: Please have your beads ready at the start of class. Choose contrasting colors and textures to make it easier to keep your place. Choose mattes, opaques, regular transparents. Avoid silver-lined and crystals that are really shiny since as we all know they are more difficult see and count especially at night.