Our Purpose ~ To provide for the benefit and development of our members and the community at large through education, appreciation, and involvement in the field of beads and bead-related subjects.
The Bead Society of New Mexico was founded in 1984. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to the arts of beadwork and jewelry making. Our members are an extremely fun group of individuals and businesses with a diverse set of talents including beadweaving, stringing, wirework, metalwork, lampwork, and more.
Our general meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center (excluding July and December when we have no meetings).
Our annual dues are $35 and includes a newsletter and special member only events.
May Bead Time: Wednesday, May 1 4 - 7pm Workshop cost including kit - $40 per person Mixed Media Assemblage Collage Workshop – Instructor Jeanette Easley By definition: Mixed media assemblage art involves mixing mediums to create art that incorporates two or more art forms. Mixed media is all about breaking the boundaries between different art forms. In this fun class: You will learn how to create layers and textures by using a variety papers, paints, and fibers. You may also include found or other objects to add even more dimension to your finished piece. What will be provided for you: Canvas board, acrylic paints, various papers, fabric, fibers, gel medium, stamps, stencils, wire, and some brushes. What you need to bring: Light source, apron, scissors, ruler, markers (variety of tips) Pitt, Micron, sharpie are good brands to use. Brushes- stencil brush, and 1in flat brush. You may also bring stamps, or stencils you want to use. Found objects (somewhat flat) and photographs also make great additions to assemblage collage. PLEASE SIGN UP on the BSNM web page. https://beadsocietyofnewmexico.wildapricot.org/Classes
Beading 101 – not your ordinary class! Class includes: History of beads, color theory, elements of design. You will receive a Bead Society tote bag with everything you need to get started making jewelry. The kit has a $50.00 value. We will break to go shopping in the store, to eat lunch and then the afternoon is filled with actually making your necklace, including crimping and adding a toggle clasp. You will wear your necklace home. May 18 (class is held monthly on the third Saturday) 10:30-4:00 $100.00 includes kit Water and coffee available. Previous class comments: A wonderful experience; Lot’s of fun; Instructors were superb; great fun and quite informative; worth the money; would recommend to all my friends PLEASE REGISTER on the BSNM website for this or future classes so we have enough kits prepared for the registered students. https://beadsocietyofnewmexico.wildapricot.org/Classes