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June 2017

June Bead-In at LCC

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Spend some time with your fellow Beaders at our June Bead-In. BDI’s Bead-In provides an opportunity to work on the old or new project of your choice while socializing with fellow bead lovers at the Lexington Community Center. Bring your recent (or recently found) purchases and begin to plan a project. Or bring that half finished necklace or other item that you keep meaning to work on. Or if you just can’t move forward on a project and need some…

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July 2017

July Bead-In at LCC

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Spend some time with your fellow Beaders at our July Bead-In. BDI’s Bead-In provides an opportunity to work on the old or new project of your choice while socializing with fellow bead lovers at the Lexington Community Center. Bring your recent (or recently found) purchases and begin to plan a project. Or bring that half finished necklace or other item that you keep meaning to work on. Or if you just can’t move forward on a project and need some…

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August 2017

August Bead-In at LCC

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Spend some time with your fellow Beaders at our June Bead-In. BDI’s Bead-In provides an opportunity to work on the old or new project of your choice while socializing with fellow bead lovers at the Lexington Community Center. Bring your recent (or recently found) purchases and begin to plan a project. Or bring that half finished necklace or other item that you keep meaning to work on. Or if you just can’t move forward on a project and need some…

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September 2017

September Bead-In at LCC

September 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Spend some time with your fellow Beaders at our September Bead-In. BDI’s Bead-In provides an opportunity to work on the old or new project of your choice while socializing with fellow bead lovers at the Lexington Community Center. Bring your recent (or recently found) purchases and begin to plan a project. Or bring that half finished necklace or other item that you keep meaning to work on. Or if you just can’t move forward on a project and need some…

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BDI Members Meeting – Mobilia Gallery Presents Bodacious Beads: Contemporary Interpretations of Beadwork

September 27 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Jo Anne Cooper and her sister Libby Cooper have operated Mobilia Gallery for over 38 years. Jo Anne will share their visions, and what work they look for and select when curating and installing a show. View and learn about the innovative techniques and materials by masters in the field exploring the superb possibilities of beadwork. Here is a partial listing, there will be many more artists featured! Woven Glass Structures by Jeanette Ahlgren Sculptural neckpieces by the “Queen of…

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October 2017

December Bead-In at LCC

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Spend some time with your fellow Beaders at our December Bead-In. BDI’s Bead-In provides an opportunity to work on the old or new project of your choice while socializing with fellow bead lovers at the Lexington Community Center. Bring your recent (or recently found) purchases and begin to plan a project. Or bring that half finished necklace or other item that you keep meaning to work on. Or if you just can’t move forward on a project and need some…

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October Lecture by Kate McKinnon

October 18 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Understanding the Universe through our Beadwork Kate will be speaking about the geometry that drives the universe and illustrating it all in beads! Kate McKinnon, who has been beading since she was a child, has written seven books on metalsmithing, metal clay, and beadwork. Her latest series is CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRIC BEADWORK, focused on the geometry and architecture of the natural world and of mathematics. Here are some photos of work from KATE'S team, illustrating her talk. Kate will be focusing…

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October Bead-In at LCC

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Commander’s Office, Room #242, 39 Marrett Rd,
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Spend some time with your fellow Beaders at our October Bead-In. BDI’s Bead-In provides an opportunity to work on the old or new project of your choice while socializing with fellow bead lovers at the Lexington Community Center. Bring your recent (or recently found) purchases and begin to plan a project. Or bring that half finished necklace or other item that you keep meaning to work on. Or if you just can’t move forward on a project and need some…

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November 2017

Getting Comfortable with WordPress

November 15 @ 6:46 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Using WordPress to edit your website.

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Fused Glass Beads Field Trip

November 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

There will be a field trip instead of the usual members meeting. it will be at Fiamma Glass in Waltham, MA. Fiamma glass is owned and operated entirely by working artists.  Our goal is to provide the skills, equipment, and knowledge to help create the best possible environment for people to explore glass working in its many forms. We strongly believe in the power of community in art and at Fiamma Glass we strive to bring people together around a…

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  • In the event of extreme weather conditions and the need to close, the LCC will post a phone message.
  • PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS ARE POSTED ON THE BDI FACEBOOK PAGE.
  • Meetings and workshops are generally at the Lexington Community Center (LCC), 39 Marrett Road (Route 2A) Lexington, MA 02421, 781-698-4870.
  • Some BDI Members Meetings will be held as off-site workshops, so check our website and calendar regarding venues.
  • We welcome guests at regular monthly meetings, as space permits. There is a Guest Fee of $5.00 that may be applied toward membership.
  • Guests may also attend workshops, as space allows, with a $5.00 or $10.00 Guest Fee. see specific event for details.
  • Please note that BDI’s Annual Members Meeting and Dinner, scheduled for June 20th, 2018, is free for paid members.
  • Directions: From Route 95/128, exit at Route 2A East. Follow Marrett Rd, crossing Waltham Street. Enter through the Scottish Rite Museum gate on the left. From Lexington Center, head east on Massachusetts Ave, toward Arlington. Turn right on Marrett Road (Rt 2A), then an immediate right into Scottish Rite Museum gate. The LCC is at the top of the hill, to the left of the parking lot.
  • Questions? Programs, workshops, locations, and details are available on our website: www.beadesignerintl.org

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Welcome

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 in October of 2018.

 

Bead Affaire Coupon PDF

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Learn or teach about beads and beading, show off your creations, meet others, have fun!


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Meetings

WHEN

Generally third Wednesday of the month 6:45 to 8:45 pm Feb-Jun., Sep-Nov.

WHERE

PLEASE NOTE, we are now meeting at the Lexington Community Center at 39 Marrett Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Accessible via Lexpress and MBTA.

WHAT

Speakers, Slide Shows, Demonstrations...

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30 Years of Beading

We have been beading for 30 years and counting.

Beadesigner International 30th Anniversary 1986 to 2016
Join us for the next 30 years!