Events

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Note: The first visit to a Member's Meeting, Bead-In OR Lunch & Bead is free, you need to become a member to attend subsequent events. For a workshop, non-members pay an extra $30 that can be applied towards the membership fee.

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Upcoming Members Meetings

General Meeting Information

  • Member meetings and programs are free for members and first-time guests. After attending one meeting, we ask that guests join our group ($30/yr) if they wish to attend a subsequent meeting.
  • Currently, most meetings are held on Zoom, but are sometimes In Person or Hybrid (both In Person and on Zoom). The meeting details will indicate whether it’s held via Zoom, In Person or Hybrid.
  • Meetings are generally held the third Wednesday of the Month, but it can vary due to Holidays or other constraints. Check the detail of each meeting to confirm the day and date.
  • Meetings are generally held from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, with the Business portion of the meeting at 6:30 followed by the Presentation at 7:00 pm.
  • In Person events are generally held at the Lexington Community Center, 39 Marrett Rd, Lexington, MA, but the location can vary, so check the detail of each listing.
  • BDI sends Constant Contact email invitations for upcoming Meetings and Workshops to our mailing list (including all Members). A Zoom link will be sent to those who RSVP via the Constant Contact email invitation or the reminder email by using the RSVP button included. (Note: As a courtesy, a Zoom link will also be sent to all paid Members, but Members are requested to RSVP for planning purposes).
  • The Zoom link will be sent the morning of the day before the event.
  • If you are not currently receiving our emails, you can sign up via this website to receive BDI information and updates.
  • BDI members may have advance access to registration links for workshops or other events.
Jun 18 Tue

Annual Members Meeting & Dinner

Presenter: BDI

Upcoming
Workshops

BDI offers workshops on various bead-related techniques and projects.

Check back soon for upcoming workshops!

Upcoming
Lunch & Bead

There's a Zoom drop-in midday each Thursday. Bring a project to start, continue to work or share - or just come to connect and socialize with fellow beaders.

Annual Bead Affaire

The Bead Affaire is our annual show featuring handmade beads, strands of beads, findings, finished jewelry and more.

Check back soon for the upcoming Bead Affaire!

Join us on Saturday, October 26 from 10-4 at our new show location at Arts Collaborative Medford, 162 Mystic Ave #1, Medford, MA. Check back for more information.

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