Welcome to the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

The society was formed by a group of fabulous women (who just so happened to be beaders) in 2014 out of a need to build a sense of togetherness among those who have a passion for beading. We invite you to come and share your enthusiasm, talent and creativity.
We will both be glad you did.

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Message from the President

In the month of February, I’d like to continue with the theme of friendship & kindness.

 

 The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us. Hot & humid days have been replaced with cool, crisp air that feels refreshing, but somehow also soothing. What a wonderful time to let your creative juices flow.

 

I was very excited to see such a positive response on our upcoming lariat class. The class is completely full, so let us know if you want to get added to the waiting list. If all goes well, I would expect that we will be offering several of these type classes in the future, so no one gets left out.

 

We have just returned from our 4th annual cruise.  What a fabulous time we had.  We were delighted with wonderful instruction from 3 great teachers – Marjorie Barnes-Garcia, Helena Tang-Lim & Diane Dennis.  We had a fun filled itinerary, including a pendant swap, market night, bingo, several shows on board & more.  It was good to make memories and share the experience with all of you on the high seas. If you were unable to join us this year, it is my hope that you can join us on our next retreat.

 

 Please join us at Bead Soup on February 16th. We look forward to sharing the highlights of the trip, having a creative day finishing up our pebeo creations with Cathy and her handmade silk paper & to enjoy some sweets for the sweet.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

Rhonda

Multiple Myeloma Charity Event at our meeting on Thursday, March 7th

Since the Bead Society’s inception, Charity has always been part of our mission and is near and dear to our hearts. We’ve been able to contribute to so many organizations through the years such as Hope House, Blue Water Babes, Sari House, Harmony House, Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, Little Smiles, Hounds & Heroes, and AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse). In 2019, we want to continue this trend with a new Charity, International Myeloma Foundation.

In honor of our past President, Laurie Bye, who has been battling Multiple Myeloma for the last 9 months, we want to recognize Multiple Myeloma Awareness month which is in March. We’d like to collect donations of new bead related items (ex. kits, tools, etc), gift cards (ex. Visa, Amazon, Bead Retailers) to put in a Burgundy Yazzi Bag (which, by the way, is the official color for MM Awareness) We will then sell tickets and have a raffle in March to have one lucky member win the bag with all the many goodies!! The Bead Society will match whatever money we raise on the raffles so we can donate double the amount the International Myeloma Foundation will receive.

In 2017, we raised $1200, for Breast Cancer research and the Bead Society matched dollar for dollar, so we were able to donate $2400. Let’s try to beat that!

Check out the International Myeloma Foundation’s website to check out the amazing work they’re doing! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for other fundraising ideas during the year, please speak with one of our board members.

Some may want to donate privately, on the IMF website, myeloma.org.

Please let us know if you do this so that a list acknowledging and thanking those that chose to contribute in that way can also be included in the bag we are raffling off. Many thanks!

Dates to Remember

March 2nd Lariat Class

This class is already full, but please get on our waiting list.  If we have a enough people, we may hold the class a second time.

March 7th General Meeting

We will be holding our Annual Garage Sale. This is your opportunity to sell your bead related items, such as kits, books, and specialty items. You can also pick up some items you “just can’t live without”, sometimes for rock-bottom prices!
Each member is able to get 1 card-size table free of charge. We are asking for a donation for the Multiple Myeloma Yazzi Bag in exchange for this table. Additional tables are available for $15 each. Please put your name on a list that will be available at the Febuary 16th Meeting/Bead Soup or send an email to info@beadsocietyofthepalmbeach.com so we can let the clubhouse know how many tables we will need.

March 16th, Bead Soup

Wire Wrapped Project led by Paula & Karen Manowitz aka “the Sistas”