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October 2016
$0.00 - $5.00

October General Meeting – Bead-In (Location: Lexington Community Center)

October 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Room 230-232, 39 Marrett Road
LEXINGTON, MA 02421 United States
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BDI's Bead-In provides an opportunity to work on the old or new project of your choice while socializing with fellow bead lovers in the Multi-Purpose Room #217 at the Lexington Community Center! Bring your amazing purchases from the Bead Affaire 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 assistance, bring it along -…

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November 2016
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November General Meeting – Douglas W. Johnson, Bead Artist Extraordinaire

November 16, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Commander’s Office, Room #242, 39 Marrett Rd,
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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**  PLEASE NOTE LOCATION: LEXINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER (MORE INFO BELOW)** We are so fortunate to live in an area where there is a wealth of talented artists. Among these is the amazing Newburyport artist, Douglas W. Johnson, who “paints” with beads, “Weaving Glass Beads into Art”. Doug’s work was featured in the February 2016 issue of Bead and Button Magazine, which BDI member, Sarah Beardslee brought to last month’s workshop to share with us.  Doug’s work is truly incredible. To…

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January 2017

January Bead-In

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Commander’s Office, Room #242, 39 Marrett Rd,
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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BDI doesn't have a General Meeting in January, but this year we are having a January 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 in the Commander's Office #242 at the Lexington Community Center! Bring your amazing holiday 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…

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February 2017

February Mtg (2/15) – Happy Accidents in Color

February 15 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Room 230-232, 39 Marrett Road
LEXINGTON, MA 02421 United States
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Joanne Kaliontzis presents Happy Accidents in Color. Joanne Kaliontzis is an artist living and working in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood. After studying graphic design at the RI School of Design, Joanne began her professional career as a motion graphic designer for broadcast television and cable. She has won numerous awards including two EMMY Awards for her design work for clients such as Discovery Networks, HGTV, History Channel, NBC, ESPN and local television stations around the country. Ms. Kaliontzis will show a selection…

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March 2017

March – Wire Wrapping with Emmy Llewellyn

March 15 @ 6:45 am - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Room 230-232, 39 Marrett Road
LEXINGTON, MA 02421 United States
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Emmy Llewellyn of Wonder Wire Woman will do a presentation on wire wrapping.  Here's some info on Emmy's back ground and what she'll cover in her talk: I am a self-proclaimed amateur jewelry artist, wire wrapping artist, and wonder wire woman. I came to this hobby in April 2015 haphazardly as something to do with my hands. I've always been somewhat creative, playing piano most of my life, but I decided to take on a new medium: wire wrapping. It's…

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March Bead In at Arlington Center for the Arts

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA 02474 United States
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Please note the location - Arlington Center for the Arts, 10 Foster St, Arlington, MA 02474 Escape the cold and spend some time with your fellow Beaders at our March 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 Arlington Center for the Arts. Bring your recent (or recently found) purchases and begin to plan a project. Or bring that half finished necklace or…

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April 2017

April – Tips & Tricks for Photographing Your Work with Steve Johnson

April 19 @ 6:45 am - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Commander’s Office, Room #242, 39 Marrett Rd,
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Steve Johnson is a Belmont resident who has been an independent photographer for over twenty-five years.  His work ranges from Corporate (Annual Reports, Facilities,Products, and Portraits; Architecture (Commercial and Residential Spaces); Editorial (Newspapers, Magazines, and Online Documentation; and Portraiture. A graduate of Boston University's School of Public Communication, he wrote and photographed for small newspapers and magazines before entering the high-end print production industry, and honing the specialty of Architectural work.  He then became a staff photographer for Tufts University's…

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May 2017

May – Trunk Show and Bead Design Challenge with Kabela Design

May 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center (LCC) – Commander’s Office, Room #242, 39 Marrett Rd,
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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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…

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June 2017

June Member Dinner and 30th Anniversary Celebration

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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Join us to celebrate at the end of the year Member Dinner and BDI's 30th anniversary BDI is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, with an evening of friends, food, fun, memories, and of course BEADS!!!   Mark June 21st on your calendars now - you won’t want to miss this!  We need you to RSVP for the event using the form in the May Newsletter (or see the info needed here  Newsletter_30th Anniversary) - this will help us order the…

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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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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 Saturday, October 21, 2017.

 

Bead Affaire Coupon PDF

Join BDI

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 7 - 9 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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If you'd like to be notified of our organization's upcoming events, please join our mailing list. Events include bead shows, workshops and guest artist presentations at meetings.


It’s Our Anniversary!

We will be celebrating. Join us!

Beadesigner International 30th Anniversary 1986 to 2016
Keep an eye on us as we add info.