Beads East of the River is open to everyone, from newbies to experienced beaders. This group meets to work on bead projects; share inspiration, expertise, feedback, and suggestions; and swap beads and findings. (You know how you always end up with an extra bead or two? Want to trade?) Stringers, seed bead stitchers and knitters, wireworkers, etc., are all welcome. I want all group members, regardless of experience level, to feel comfortable getting and giving advice or help with their bead projects, but I also want people to simply have fun beading.
Occasional field trips to bead stores (east and west of the river) are part of this meetup group's plan. Meetups -- "bead-ups" -- happen once or twice a month, or even spontaneously; scheduling will evolve over time. Right now we're meeting at my house in Coventry, but any member can host a meetup or suggest a meeting place.
Please ask questions if you've got 'em, via the message board or e-mail.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers