At each regular meeting the group has the chance to learn a new
stitch, medium, project or technique using mostly seed beads (hence the
name!). These sessions are typically led by a fellow member and supply
lists are provided on the Seedbeaders yahoogroup listing. Participation
in the lesson is optional. So if the project doesn’t interest you just
bring along some-thing else do.
These Sundays also include a show-and-tell of seed bead related items
that you’ve made or found and a potluck lunch. YUM!
So... X out those Sundays on your calendar, grab your beads,
supplies, tools, etc., any seed bead related treasures you want to share
and/or brag about, some tasty grub & join in the fun.
Non-members can check out our 'NWBeadSociety' group on Groups.io (https://groups.io/g/nwbeadsociety) for more info on upcoming projects, supplies to bring, etc.
NWBS members also have access to our private Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2126382060964491)
NEWCOMERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
**Presently the Seed Bead Group is subsidized by the NWBS. Keeping
this in mind, we respectfully ask that if you like these meetings and
decide to continue attending them that you join the Northwest Bead
Society membership. The cost is only $30/year. You’d pay more than that
for just two movies (with NO treats)!
2020 Upcoming Meetings
Due to COVID-19 monthly meetings have been suspended until it is safe for us to gather in person. NWBS members are sharing beadwork projects and positive vibes weekly on Zoom and our private Facebook Group to alleviate the social isolation of staying at home. Hooray for community! Here's the membership form if you'd like to join us:
2020 Membership Form
Wednesdays & Sundays: Zoom social — Marla Baer-Peckham
(See June newsletter for details)
06/21/2020: Zoom meeting featuring Netted Rope with Pearls — Debby Zook
(See private Facebook Group for details)
07/21/2020: Zoom meeting featuring Intro to Peyote with a Twist (not Crochet) — Marla Baer-Peckham
(See private Facebook Group for details)
Projects for the second half of 2020 have yet to be determined. They will be determined by popular vote at one of our upcoming gatherings when we can again meet face to face. Gather your ideas and samples if you have them.
2020 Past Meetings
01/18/2020: Road Trip to Shipwreck Beads—3rd SATURDAY in January
Meet beaders from the NWBS & PBS!
10:00 AM until whenever.
8560 Commerce Pl Dr NE
Lacey, WA 98516
01/26/2020: Bead Challenge Component—Shelly Gillmann
02/23/2020: Bead Along Fairy House—Marla Baer-Peckham
Due to COVID-19 monthly meetings have been suspended until it is safe for us to gather in person. NWBS members are sharing beadwork projects and positive vibes weekly on Zoom and our private Facebook Group to alleviate the social isolation of staying at home. Hooray for community!
01/27/2019:: Captured Cabochons—Jennifer Brown
Note: We volted to select projects for the rest of 2019 at this meeting.
02/24/2019: Hubble Stitch Exploration—Marla Baer-Peckham
03/24/2019: Viking Knit—Kathy Repp
04/28/2019: Finger Knotting—Georgia McMillan
05/26/2019: Aquaria Necklace—Betsy Childress
06/23/2019: Double-Netted Bracelet—Marla Baer-Peckham
07/28/2019: Illya's Crossweave Chain—Betsy Childress
08/25/2019: Kumihimo Bracelet—Shirley Pauls
09/22/2019: NEW: Cubic Right Angle Weave Introduction—Debby Zook
Gain some skills before taking either (or both) of Cindy Holclaw's classes that require some experience with CRAW. Debby Zook will have practice kits and instructions to go with the kits to make it easier to learn CRAW.
(Betsy Childress's Tortola Bracelet was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.)
10/27/2019: Pot Luck & Open Beading
(Gerri Williams's Superduo Rope has been cancelled with our apologies.)
11/17/2019: Beading Surface—Machelle Hoffman
Note: This was the third Sunday in November.
12/15/2019: Annual Winter Holiday Party—no projects
Bead Challenge Reveal, featuring this year's focal bead challenge
Gift Exchange, optional
Location: Maplewood Rock & Gem Club in Edmonds
Note: This is the third Sunday in December.
01/28/2018: CRAW Shapes—Debby Zook
Note: We volted to select projects for the rest of 2018 at this meeting.
02/25/2018: Circles & Cones—Vivian Estavia
03/25/2018: A New Star Earrings—Ann Wilkinson
04/22/2018: Diamond Embellished Herringbone Necklace—Marla Baer-Peckham
05/27/2018: Georgia McMillan—Modified Square Stitch
06/24/2018: Diamonduo Bracelet—Vivian Estavia
07/22/2018: Ruffle Disk Earrings & Bracelet—Jennifer Porter
08/26/2018: Russian Spiral—Georgette Magnin
09/23/2018: Dutch Spiral—Shelly Gillmann
10/28/2018: Warped Square Star—Marla Baer-Peckham
11/18/2018: Left Turn From A Gwen Fisher Project—Jennifer Porter
Note: This is the third Sunday in November.
12/16/2018: Annual Winter Holiday Party—no project
Note: This is the third Sunday in December.
Location: Maplewood Rock & Gem Club
01/22/2017: Freeform Embellished RAW—Jennifer Porter
Note: We voted to select projects for the rest of 2017 at this meeting.
02/26/2017: Bordered Bodies—Vivian Estavia
03/26/2017: Peyote Rope with Twin Beads—Debby Zook
04/23/2017: Ribbon Bracelet—Ellen Lambright
05/28/2017: Beaded Fish—Georgia McMillan
06/25/2017: Medieval Garden Bracelet—Jayashree Paramesh
07/23/2017: DiamonDuos Snowflake—Debby Zook
08/27/2017: Bling-y Bracelet—Ellen Lambright
09/24/2017: Turkey Earrings—Shelly Gillman
10/22/2017: Stella Doppia—Debby Zook
11/19/2017: 3D Starflake—Julie Dubois
Note: This is the 3rd Sunday in Nov.
12/9/2017: Annual Holiday Party—no project
Note: there is both a date & location change for the December holiday party. It will be held on the second SATURDAY from 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church in Shoreline. More details are in the September newsletter.
1/24/2016: Zig-Zag Peyote Earrings—Marla Baer-Peckham
Note: We voted on class projects for the remainder of 2016 at this meeting.
2/28/2016: Super Duo Triangle Earrings—Jennifer Brown
3/20/2016: Cat Earrings—Jennifer Brown
4/24/2016: Embellished RAW Bracelet—Eileen Nelson
5/29/2016: Cobblestone Earrings—Jay Paramesh
6/26/2016: Russian Spiral Lariat—Jan Stewart
7/24/2016: RAW Celtic Links—Julie Dubois
8/28/2016: Netted Princess Rope—Debby Zook
9/25/2016: Christmas Tree Earrings—Kathy Repp
10/23/2016: Poinsettia Bracelet—Marla Baer-Peckham
11/20/2016: No Project—Bring your own beadwork
12/4/2016: NWBS Joint Holiday Party
1/25/2015: Heart Pendant—Ellen Lambright
2/22/2015: Netted Crystal Bracelet—Marla Baer-Peckham
3/22/2015: Filled Herringbone & Chenille Stitch Necklaces—Debby Zook
4/26/2015: Crystal Pendant—Marla Baer-Peckham
5/31/2015: Mosaic Bracelet—Jennifer Brown
6/28/2015: Flame Pendant/Earrings—Karen Williams
7/26/2015: Tila Patchwork Bracelet—Jennifer Brown
8/23/2015: Birds of a Feather—Vivian Estavia
9/27/2015: Holiday Bell Earrings—Marla Baer-Peckham
10/25/2015: Twin Bead Snowflakes—Debby Zook
11/22/2015: No Project—Bring Your Own
12/13/2015: Annual Holiday Party
1/26/2014: Peyote & Crystal Row Bracelet—Ellen Lambright
2/23/2014: Snowflake Pendant—Julie Dubois
3/23/2014: Beaded Bauble—Debby Zook
4/27/2014: Byzantine Chain—Theresa Cleary
5/18/2014: Tila Bracelet—Liz Browning
6/22/2014: Peyote Santa and Tree Bracelet—Ellen Lambright
7/27/2014: Miracle Marble—Laurinda Anglin
8/24/2014: Daisy Chain Bracelet—Shelly Vollstedt
9/28/2014: Sultan's Hat Beaded Bead—Marla Baer-Peckham
10/19/2014: Beaded Tassel—Karen Williams
12/7/2014: Annual HolidayParty
1/27/13: Felted Beads, Glass Cabochons—Shelly Volstedt & Shelly Gillmann
2/24/13: Memory Wire Memory Bangle—Jennifer Brown
3/24/13: Cabochon Bezels w/ Closed Back—Marcy Kleckner
4/28/13: Kumihimo—Shelly Gillmann
5/19/13: Embellished Peyote Cuff—Marla Baer-Peckham
6/23/13: Zulu Square Tube—Ann Wilkinson
7/28/13: Jelly Fish Pendant—Jennifer Porter
8/25/13: Square Stitch Bracelet—Donna Galstad
9/22/13: Slider Bead—Julie Dubois
10/20/13: Flat Spiral—Shirley Pauls
12/8/13: Holiday/Planning (decide following year's programs, gift
exchange, challenge reveal, bead swap game)
[Combination Nov/Dec Meeting on 2nd weekend of December, because the 1st
weekend is Thanksgiving Weekend]
1/22/12: Pearl/Crystal Bangle—Debbie Johnson
2/26/12: Fingerknotting—Georgia McMillan
3/25/12: Bohemian Wrap—Kate Parsons
4/22/12: Huichol Baskets—Debby Zook
5/20/12: Ribbon Pouch—Shirley Pauls
6/24/12: "Corset & Stays" Right Angle Beaded Bead—Karen Williams
7/22/12: N'debele (aka Herringbone) Tube—Deanna Raabe
8/26/12: Russian Leaves & St. Petersberg Leaves—Jennifer Brown
9/23/12: African Helix—Janet Thompson
10/21/12: Snowflakes—Debby Zook
12/02/12: Holiday Program
1/23/11: Peyote/Seaweed Technique—Jennifer Porter
2/27/11: Bring Your Own Project—workshop rescheduled due to health and weather
3/27/11: Bead Embroidery—Georgia McMillan
Wire Bird Feet Demo—Shelly Gillmann
Note: "April" meeting has been pushed one week into May
5/1/11: Viking Knit, Advanced—Kathy Repp
Viking Knit, Beginning—Ann Wilkenson
5/22/11: Donut Treatments—Vivian Robb, Shirley Pauls, and Ellen Lambright
6/26/11: Dayna Chain—Cindy
7/24/11: Russian Spiral—Debby Zook
8/28/11: African Helix—Janet Thompson
Multi Strand w/2-Bead Closure—Shelly Gillmann
10/30/11: French Flowers—Liz White
12/4/11: Holiday Program—Facilitated by Shelly Gillmann
Choosing Future Programs
2011 Challenge Reveal
Gift Exchange: Bead Related, Less-than-$10, Participation is Optional
1/24/10: Snowflake Medallions—Debby Zook
2/28/10: Exploring Herringbone #1 of 2—Debby Zook and Victoria
3/28/10: Beaded Cabochon Bezel Techniques—Georgia McMillan, Connie Mitro-Johnson, Jennifer Brown, and
4/25/10: Micro Macramé—Tentative
5/23/10: Exploring Herringbone #2 of 2—Debby Zook and Connie Mitro-Johnson
6/27/10: Rings—Bonnie & Gloria (beaded), Shelly Gillmann(wire)
7/25/10: Brick Stitch earrings or pendants—Vivian Robb and Ellen Lambright
8/22/10: St. Petersburg—Deanna Raabe and Jennifer Brown
9/26/10: Diagonal Peyote—Debbie Johnson
10/24/10: Etruscan Chain—Barbara; Beginning Wirework—Shelly Gillmann
12/05/10: Holiday/Business Program
1/25/09: Ruffles—Debby Zook
2/22/09: Flat Spiral w/Crystals—Connie Mitro-Johnson & Ellen Lambright
3/22/09: Russian Snake Stitch Bracelet—Debbie Johnson
4/26/09: Crystal Daisy Bracelet—Jennifer Brown
5/17/09: Netted Potato Chip Bail—Vivian Robb
6/28/09: Magic Marbles—Laurinda Anglin and Patricia Hardway
7/26/09: Right Angle Weave Box #1 of 2—Janet Thompson
8/23/09: Right Angle Weave Box #2 of 2—Janet Thompson
9/27/09: Paper Beads—Barbara Davidson
10/25/09: Beaded Fish—Georgia McMillan
12/06/09: Holiday Program—There will be a break for a potluck lunch and a show & tell.
To get the “buzz” on this group, visit the
“Seedbeaders” group (not to be confused with "Seedbeads") on Yahoo.
A supply list for the next project is posted a few weeks in advance.