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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hi everyone,

A big thank you to everyone who came out to see Donna Andrews-Maness. If you missed the event, you can visit her web page at .


For our next meeting, we'll be working further with the Herringbone Stitch. People already familiar with Herringbone stitch will be working on a Colorful Herringbone Chain. You'll get a chance to expand your skills and also play with color and texture. Please read the attachment carefully and look at the inspiration picture.

If you are not already familiar with Herringbone, please come to the meeting, you'll get a chance to learn.


Supply List for Colorful Herringbone Chain

11/o beads for the chain in 4-5 colors (see below for color suggestions)

8/o and 6/o beads in the same and/or harmonizing colors as your 11/o’s .

Any other round, triangle, hex, cube, etc beads that will be in a size similar to the 8/o’s and 6/o’s and be in the same harmonizing colors as the 11/o’s.

CAUTION: Do not use crystals.You may use some shiny beads in a limited amount, but your colors will be more striking if the majority of the beads have more color than shine. A metallic or two may work with your color schemes. Mostly though you will be using colors in opaques, transparents, color-lined, etc. Check out the picture for ideas.

You only need 6 beads for a round so when you are collecting beads, if you have 6 of anything that harmonizes put it in the pile.

Again, please read the attachment. Don't forget to bring needles, scissors, mat, supplemental light and an extension cord.


If you wish to learn Herringbone, please refer to the supply list at the following link. You can work in Size 8 or Size 6 beads.

Herringbone Link .


Bead Society of Cape Cod - Fall for the Arts Display, West Dennis Library

A big thank you to everyone who put the Fall for the Arts Display together!


October's meeting will be on the usual date. However, we are skipping November and going directly to December for the Holiday Party! The Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 1st. Please start thinking about what you'd like to bring for a wrapped (beady) gift between $10 and $20 and what you'd like to contribute to the potluck.

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Innovative Bead Expo
Friday, November 4 - 10 AM to 6PM
Saturday, November 5 - 10AM to 5PM
Embassy Suites Hotel
123 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA 01752


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