Member News!

Congratulations to our member, Angie Carrington of Carrington Treasures. One of Angie’s statement necklaces has been accepted into the Orange County Fair!


Here’s Angie’s story!

I‘m super excited about it. I’ve been working on this necklace on and off since last year so I’m really happy that it made it through. 

I submitted my entry application online on May 30th along with a picture of the necklace that was required. I had to submit under the “Professional” category per the policies and rules. Then I had to wait to see if it was accepted. Finally on June 11th I got the acceptance email. Yay!!

Per the email, I need to deliver the piece to the OC Promenade on Saturday, June 23rd.  From there it will be judged by a panel of experts of sorts. I would love it if I won anything, but even if I don’t, just having it exhibited at the fair is a WOW for me! 

The piece is a combination of several mediums. I incorporated some Soutache and Shibori techniques for the main pendant and included various types and sizes of seed beads, pearls, crystals and metal beads to give the piece some sense of depth.

The entire piece was sewn on black felt and is completely finished with black suede & ribbon in the back. We’ve attached a picture of the back so you can see.


Egyptian Goddess Back Side

The Orange County Fair is July 13 – August 12, 2018 in Costa Mesa at 88 Fair Drive. Consider going to see Angie’s lovely necklace, and other items on display.




Exciting Speakers for 2018

Some of the exciting speakers the Bead Society has lined up for the 2018 year are as follows:

In February,  Karlis Karklins from the Society of Bead Researchers will talk about The Truth about Dutch Beads.

In March, our own member, Billy Steinberg will talk about the book he created entitled, Wild Beads of Africa. 

In April, Lilly Todaro will beguile us with Creativity and the Magic of Beads. Lilly has won many awards for her intricate beadwork. She is well known in the Southern California area as well as beyond for her beautiful necklaces.

Join us at the Culver City Veterans Memorial Building in the Rotunda Room at 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month!

Make and Take Jewelry Classes

Our newest attraction at the upcoming Bead Bazaar is the Make and Take Jewelry classes. Two classes, “Très Chic” Crystal Tassel Necklace and the “Rock Star” Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet are available for signups. These events will be held at the Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium located at 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Continue reading Make and Take Jewelry Classes

New Website for Bead Bazaar!

Culver City Bead Bazaar

It’s almost time again for the Bead Society’s Fall Bead Bazaar and we have added to our Social Media line up a bead bazaar microsite, so please take the time to check it out. Our site will continue to grow to share and give all kinds of Bead Bazaar information:

It’s all about the Bead Bazaar!

The will showcase our unique and talented artists, our array of bead vendors and our gifted demo artists. Find information on our new Make & Take Classes with Renée Raymond, who has taught jewelry classes for years and has also been one of our demo artists. Renee will have a class in the morning and afternoon.

We are also reaching out to our Hispanic communities to invite them to attend our bazaar. Contact us if you want any Bazaar postcards in Spanish to pass out to your friends and colleagues.

Our microsite will continue to cover all information about our Culver City Bead Bazaar! Stay tuned!


Cancelled: Holiday Pop Up with Jewelry Artists!

Stay tuned. We may be able to reschedule the Holiday Pop Up in a new location. Otherwise, it is cancelled, and we’ll try for next year!

The Bead Society Presents the

Holiday Pop Up with Jewelry Artists

Welcome to Our World!!!

Showcasing some hot creations and inspiring designs!

This event will be held on November 18th at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90230 from
11 am -4 pm. Admission is free!

Want a gift to give or an inspirational piece for yourself? Handmade artwork is truly different from mass produced items. We will have an array of styles, textures, colors, traditional, ethnic and cultural.

So join us for fun shopping and checking names off your holiday lists!

National Beading Week

It’s not too late to celebrate National Beading Week! For those who don’t know, this is the third year for National Beading Week (NBW)! The dates are 29th July to 6th August 2017.

National Beading Week was started by the Beadworkers Guild in Britain. It has spread worldwide! The Blog, Bead Love supports this with a project to make a Magic Chain by Heather Kingsley Heath.