The New England Bead Society

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39th Bead Affaire

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Do not miss our 39th Bead Affaire Show

The Bead Affaire features over forty exhibitors selling an amazing range of beads, beaded jewelry and supplies. If you love beads and finished beaded jewelry, you won’t want to miss it – it’s New England’s best bead show!

It’s much more than a bead sale. Nationally recognized artists and vendors will be selling handcrafted beads and strands of beads from all over the world. You will also find finished jewelry including unique art glass pendants, necklaces, bracelets and earrings in addition to findings, chain, leather cord and more. The show features demonstrations throughout the day.

You will find unique art glass pendants, necklaces and bracelets in addition to silver charms and findings, beads by the strand, chain, leather cord, polymer clay beads and jewelry, crystal, lucite, metal components, vintage beads, beading kits, accessories and much, much more. There will be demos throughout the day. No strollers please.

Images: Top, J & M Gems. Four images clockwise: Polymer pins from Seana Bettencourt, beads from J & M Gems, tray of flowers from Mystic Moon Beads, Black Tribal Necklace from Beth Williams.

Are you interested in being a vendor at the Bead Affaire? If so, please contact Maria Testa 978-505-8015 or or email her. No strollers, please.

See 2016 Vendor List

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October 21
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Armenian Cultural and Educational Center
47 Nichols Ave
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
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Check out our new event calendar...and our events! See the Bead Affaire Vendor list and watch as we continue to add bios for the Bead Affaire Vendors and our Members. There are gallery images associated with the bios. Enjoy!

PS Here is a coupon for the Bead Affaire, our annual Bead sale! See you Saturday, October 21, 2017.


Bead Affaire Coupon PDF

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