The New England Bead Society

Program and Workshop Schedule – March 2017 to November 2017

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May – Trunk Show and Bead Design Challenge with Kabela Design

May 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Bead Design Challenge

Kabela Design will be presenting a bead challenge! They will pass out Kabela pieces, which will include a focal bead or ornament, chain and findings. Members should bring their own tools and any beads, fibers, seed beads etc. they would like to use to create a piece. Participants will be given 30-45 minutes to create a project. Finished work will be judged in two categories: Best Beaded Piece and Most Unique Piece. Winners will receive a $25.00 gift certificate. Kabela will also be selling their line of findings and beads at the meeting, with a 20% one-time discount to Bead Society members.

Suggested tools for the design challenge:

  • One Pair of round-nosed pliers
  • One Pair of flat-nosed pliers
  • Favorite glue if necessary
  • Additional beads, fibers or materials that you enjoy working with
  • If you have a kit that you bring to work at the Bead-Ins you should be in good shape.

Remember that you will only be given 30-45 minutes to work on your creation, so if you wish to assemble anything in advance, feel free to bring it with you it to incorporate with supplies given.

Kabela Design Background

Kabela Design was named after Beth and her husband, Tom’s first two grandchildren, Katie and Isabella. The line, started in 1904, is made in the United States from original stampings. It covers Filigree, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau. The company has also added a new designer line that is set with Swarovski crystals!  Kabela offers a vintage feel with a contemporary twist!



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May 17
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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Anita Beren


Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Commander’s Office, Room #242
39 Marrett Rd,
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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