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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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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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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
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