The New England Bead Society

The Bead Affaire

Saturday, October 21, 2017

10 am to 5 pm
The Armenian Cultural Center
47 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA 02472
Do not miss our 39th Annual Bead Sale

With over 40 vendors, the Bead Affaire is much more than a bead sale. 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.

See 2016 Vendor List

Photos below. See more posted at

Please come see what long-time vendors, as well as new vendors, have to offer. If you can only attend one show this fall, please make it the Bead Affaire. We appreciate your support!

Details and Directions

Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Please contact Maria Testa at 978-772-1767 or email her.


Left to right: Trio of beads and jewelry by Sheila Checkoway, trio of beads by Nancy Tobey and pearl cuff by EOS Designs.


Left, Glass Bead and Chain Maille Necklace by Ann Conlin and Gary Andriotakis. Right, Green and
Blue Tribal Necklace by Beth Williams.


Next: A semiprecious stone vendor table.


An assortment of lampwork glass beads by Stephanie Sersich.

An assortment of lampwork glass beads by Stephanie Sersich.

Finished jewelry and individual charms from Pflora Beads.

Finished jewelry and individual charms from Pflora Beads.







Beads, beads, beads...

J & M Gems – Beads, beads, beads…


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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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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