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BEAD SOCIETIES
Click here for links to bead societies with websites
also check the Lapidary Journal List


United States

ALASKA

Alaska Beadwork
c/o Sandee Elvsaas
Box 197
Seldovia, AK 99663

Juneau Bead Society
c/o The Bead Gallery
Attn: Chris Prussing
201 Seward
Juneau, AK 99801

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ARIZONA

Arizona Bead Society
PO Box 80111
Arcadia Station 072
Phoenix, AZ 85060-0111

Tucson Bead Society
P O Box 6455
Tucson, AZ 85728

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CALIFORNIA

Bead Society of Los Angeles
PO Box 241874
Los Angeles, CA 90024-9674

Northern California Bead Society
c/o Orb Weaver
4793 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland CA 94618

Bead Society of San Diego County
P.O. Box 17547
San Diego, CA   92177-7547
President   Kaytee Sumida
contact # (619)229-0009

The Bead Society of Orange County
An Affiliate of the Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana CA 92706
Cheryl Richard, President
714-779-5334

Bedazzled Beaders Society
Redlands CA
Contacts:
Pat Burley, email: burley@pe.net
Marj Curtis, email:
Marj.Curtis.bd@pe.net.
We meet on 4th Mondays at the San Bernardino County Museum, and membership is open to all interested persons.

Society of Glass Beadmakers
c/o Leah Fairbanks
12 Bayo Vista Way
San Rafael, CA 94901

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COLORADO

Rocky Mountain Bead Society
727 Tenth St.
Boulder, CO 80302

CONNECTICUT

Connecticut Bead Society
800 Village Walk, Box 227
Guilford, CT 06437

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Bead Society of Greater Washington
400 7th St NW
Washington DC 20004

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FLORIDA

Bead Society of Central Florida
Marks Senior Center (Oak Room)
99 E Marks St

Orlando, FL 32803
Meetings Second Tuesday of the Month
beadsocietyfl@gmail.com

Greater Southeast Florida Bead Society
World Beads
c/o Amy Karoly
18703-B Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

South Florida Bead Society
c/o Pam Dugger
6560 Fillmore Street
Hollywood, FL 33024

Florida West Coast Bead Society
6300 Flotilla Drive #79
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Northeast Florida Bead Society
c/o Judi Leatherberry 
8131 Rocky Creek Drive 
Jacksonville, FL  32244
 jleatherberry@att.net

Florida Gulf Coast Bead Society
c/o Eve Elliott
1729 Unice Ave N.
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Emerald Coast Bead Society
c/o Milissa Thorner
407 Greve Road
Pensacola, FL 32507

Bead Society of North Florida
c/o Chevron Trading Post
Attn: Debra Coule
2320 N. Monroe
Tallahassee, FL 32303

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GEORGIA

Atlanta Bead Society
P O Box 69
Decatur, GA 30031-0069

North Georgia Bead Society
P.O. Box 2383
Cumming, GA 30028
www.northgeorgiabeadsociety.org

HAWAII

Bead Society of Hawaii-Maui
PO Box 12127,
Lahaina, Maui HI 96761

Bead Society of Hawaii - Oahu
c/o Lucoral Museum
2414 Kuhio Street
Honolulu, HI 96815

Oahu Bead Society
Dottie Rosinsky
P O Box 235578
Honolulu, HI 96823-3509
Email: dottie@lava.net

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IDAHO

Bead Society of Northern Idaho
c/o Jane Cooper
PO Box 574
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816

Coeur d'Alene Bead Society
2709 N 8th Street
Couer d'Alene, ID 83814

Bead Brains Anonymous
P O Box 1501
Sandpoint, ID 83864

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ILLINOIS

Bead Society of Greater Chicago
P.O. Box 8103
Wilmette,IL 60091

Chicago Midwest Bead Society
c/o Originals
Attn: Naomi Ruben
1020 Davis
Evanston, IL 60201

Society of Glass Beadmakers
P O Box 895
Highland Park, IL 60035-0895

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IOWA

Iowa Bead Society
PO Box 22186
Clive, Iowa 50325

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge Bead Society
c/o Jane Olson
919 Bromley Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

MARYLAND

Baltimore Bead Society
P O Box 311
Riderwood, MD 21139-0311

Washington D C Lampworkers Group
c/o Nan Rouche
4511 Amherst Road
College Park, MD 20740

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MASSACHUSETTS

Beadesigner International
c/o Shirley Weinberg
100 Keyes Rd #234
Concord, MA 01742

Massachusetts Bead Society
119 Burlington
Lexington, MA 02173

MICHIGAN

Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild
PO Box 1639
Royal Oak, MI 48068

Saginaw Valley Bead Society
Contact: Eve Elliott
busyfingersruth@aol.com
meets on the 4th Monday at the Grace Lutheran Church, 4690 Tittabawassee Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603

Genesee Area Bead Society
Contact: Linda Wernette
Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at
First Baptist church of Swartz Creek,
5372 Seymour Rd, Swartz Creek, MI 48473

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MINNESOTA

Upper Midwest Bead Society
c/o Beautiful Beads
Attn: Diane Fitzgerald
115 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401

MISSOURI

Bead Society of Greater Kansas City
Mail to P.O. Box 255, Independence, MO 64051
Meets at Johnson County Offices, 6000 Lamar, Mission, KS
See contacts listed at  www.kcbeadsociety.org

MONTANA

Billings Bead Society
c/o Hellen Widenhofer
1727 Miles Ave
Billings, MT 59102

Bozeman Bead Society
c/o Danita Twedt
P.O. Box 1893
Bozeman, MT 59771-1893

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NEBRASKA

Nebraska Bead Society
C/o April Stevenson
P.O. Box 30876
Lincoln, NE 68503
april@navix.net

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Bead Society
P O Box 36824
Albuquerque, NM 87176-6824

Bead Mavins
Albuquerque, NM

NEW JERSEY

Bead Society of New Jersey
P.O. Box 537
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
contact: Suzanne Hye
SuzanneHye@aol.com

South Jersey Bead Society
c/o Sue Robins, President
2620 Rockafellow Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109

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NEW YORK

Bead Society of Greater New York
P.O. Box 6219
FDR Station
New York, NY  10150
Tel:  212-591-1127
E-mail (General):  beadsocietynews@yahoo.com
Website:  http://www.nybead.org
 
Long Island Bead Society
PO Box 2064
Massapequa, NY 11758
E-mail:
LIBeadSociety@aol.com
Website:  
http://www.longislandbeadsociety.com

Bead Society of Central New York
P.O. Box 125
Camillus, NY 13031
Website: beadsocietycny.org

New York Polymer Clay Guild
P O Box 786, Murray Hill Station
New York, NY 10156

NORTH CAROLINA

Triangle Bead Society
P.O. Box 10953
Raleigh, NC 27605

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OHIO

Bead Society of Central Ohio
c/o Byzantium
249 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Bead Society
Contact: Teresa Davis
thebeadles_ok@yahoo.com

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm, Brookside Library
website: okbeadsociety.com

OREGON

Portland Bead Society
P O Box 10611
Portland, OR 97210

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PENNSYLVANIA

Brandywine Bead Society of Pennsylvania
c/o Global Beads Ltd
P O Box 860
Exton, PA 19341

Chester County Bead Society
c/o Silver Wings Studio
213 Pottstown Pike
Chester Springs PA, 19425
Fourth Friday of each month, 6pm
610-458-3336
www.silverwingsjewelry.com

Main line Bead Society

PO Box 32

Drexel Hill PA 19026

Becki Lott, President

610.415.0166

Email:  becki@billandbecki.com
www.mainlinebeadsociety.org

TENNESSEE

Cumberland Valley Bead Society
Tammy Hicks, President
PO Box 41903
Nashville, TN 37204
MEETINGS: 2nd Tuesday every month at 6:30pm in Franklin, TN
http://www.cvbeads.net
Contact: beadwarebna@msn.com

TEXAS

Austin Bead Society
PO Box 656
Austin, TX 78767-0656

Dallas Bead Society
c/o Lexi Schwartz
1908 W. 2nd Street
Arlington, TX 76013

Houston Bead Society
c/o Linda Collins
4314 Peridot
Friendswood, TX 77546

Panhandle Bead Society
c/o Beth Barringer
PO Box 3747
Amarillo, TX 79116

San Antonio Bead and Ornament Society
P O Box 700611
San Antonio, TX 78232-0611

Way Out in West Texas Bead Society
c/o J M Bruesky, Editor
P O Box 195
Alpine, TX 79831

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VIRGINIA

National Polymer Clay Guild
1350 Beverly Rd, Suite 115-345
McLean, VA 22101

Northern Virginia Bead Society
PO Box 2258
Vienna, VA 22183-2258
email: nvbs2002@yahoo.com
website: www.nvabeads.org

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WASHINGTON

Bead Group of The Palouse
c/o Aviva Suchow
321 Webb St. NW
Pullman, WA 99163

Northwest Bead Society
P O Box 15881
Seattle, WA 98115-0881

Beads Indeed!
2829 NW 58th
Seattle, WA 98107

Olympic Bead Society
P O Box 27
Quicene, WA 98376

Spokane-Northwest Bead Society
P O Box 1208
Mead, WA 99021

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WISCONSIN

Madison Bead Society
c/o Blue Bead
Attn: Ellyn Zografi
819 E. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53703


International

AFRICA

Ghana Bead Society
Nene Tetteh Odorkor TaumehI
The Chairman
PO Box C788
Cantonments, Accra
Ghana

AUSTRALIA

Bead Society of Victoria
c/o Sally McCutcheon
9 George Street
Kilmore 3764 VIC Australia

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CANADA

Bead Society of Greater Vancouver
c/o Mariea Sparks
Richmond Arts Center
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC Canada V6B 3A0

Bead Society of Calgary
#507-320 Meredith Rd, NE
Calgary, AB Canada T2E 5A6

Society of Bead Researchers
1600 Liverpool Court
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0H3

Toronto Bead Society
Box 4, Station Q
Toronto, ON M4T 2L7
416-264-8999

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GREAT BRITAIN

Bead Society of Great Britain
c/o Carole Morris
1 Casburn Lane
Burwell, Cambridgeshire
CB5 OED, UK

HUNGARY

Hungarian Bead Society
Anna Feher
1104 Budapest
Harmatu.
65/B.3., Hungary

PHILIPPINES

Bead Society of the Philippines
c/o Connie Gonzales
50 McKinley Drive
Forbes Park, Makati
Metro Manila, The Philippines

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NONPROFIT ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS

The Bead Museum
138-140 South Montezuma
Prescott, AZ 86303

Bead Study Trust
c/o Mrs. H. Hughes-Brock
12 Richmond Rd.
Oxford OX1 2JJ England

Center for Bead Research
c/o Peter Francis, Jr.
4 Essex St.
Lake Placid, NY 12946

Center for the Study of Beadwork
c/o Alice Scherer
P O Box 13719
Portland OR 97213
Tel: 503-248-1848
Fax: 503-248-1011

Society of Bead Researchers
c/o Lester Ross
PO Box 7304
Eugene, OR 97201

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ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES & MAGAZINES

African Arts
Department A
The James S. Coleman African Studies Center
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90234-1310

Beads Indeed!
2829 NW 58th
Seattle WA 98107

Editor
Bead & Button
PO Box 1020
Norwalk, CT 06856

Jewelry Crafts
Miller Magazines, Inc.
c/o Kari Stone
4880 Market St.
Ventura, CA 93003

Lapidary Journal, Inc.
Devon Office Center
60 Chestnut Avenue
Suite 201
Devon, PA 19333

Ornament
POB 2349
San Marcos, CA 92079-2349

FIBERARTS
50 College St
Ashville, NC 28802

Threads
Taunton Press
63 South Main St
Newton, CT 06470-5506

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