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January 2018

January Meet & Workshop – Making Metal Bangles and Dangles

January 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection, 95 Trapelo Road, Cushing Square
Belmont, 02478 United States
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RING IN 2018 WITH BDI - First Member Event of the Year MEMBERS MEETING & METAL WORKSHOP Start the New Year with an exciting STUDIO CLASS for eight, where you will learn about soldering, working with metal, and possibilities for incorporating metal work with beading. Karenna Maraj, owner of Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection in Belmont, will be sharing some tricks of the trade in jewelry making and design. You will leave the class with three simple bangles and bead dangles.…

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February 2018

Meet & Workshop – Russian Spiral

February 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd (Route 2A)
Lexington, MA 02421 United States
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RUSSIAN SPIRAL (Guests, as space allows, price of kit, plus $5.00 guest fee) Anita Beren and Victoria Bezpalko

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April 2018

Polymer Clay Workshop

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our speaker for the lecture is yet to be confirmed. This would be a related polymer clay workshop. Check back for more information. Guest fee of $5, can be applied to cost of membership. Members attend free.

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  • In the event of extreme weather conditions and the need to close, the LCC will post a phone message.
  • 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:

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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 in October of 2018.


Bead Affaire Coupon PDF

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


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


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