Join us for a fun day/night out of light-hearted discussion, bead embroidery, bead weaving, etc. in a small group setting with other beading enthusiasts in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Your membership will be completed once you join and attend your first meeting.
We meet in public year-round. We are a project-based group who skill build through doing. It's like taking a class that has been stretched-out. You may bring your own work or participate in scheduled projects. We are store independent and respect copyrights.
Projects are posted well in advance so you can source materials cost effectively. Projects have been chosen for their esthetic and educational value. Projects oscilate between advanced/beginner so everyone has a chance to participate. Beginners should also challenge themselves to do portions of experienced projects. In general, how much you accomplish in the group depends on the time dedicated to projects and the number of projects you expose yourself to. My suggestion, just go for it!
Learn more about this exciting and relaxing craft while becoming a better beader in just six months.
Looking forward to beading creative with you.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP begins January 1, 2020. DUE structure is as follows:
- Experienced Beaders: $30. Those who are able to work independently and receive high level direction. Experienced Beaders know all basic beading stitches.
- Beginning/Intermediate Beaders: $50. For those requiring more hands-on, step by step instruction for projects. Still skill building. Not quite ready to take the plunge on intermediate to advanced bead weaving projects independently. Difficulty interpreting written instructions.
MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES (Please read fully before attending first meeting):
You receive guidance and support on bead-a-long projects. Dues cover Meetup costs. Dues do not cover books, patterns, magazines or supplies required to participate fully in meetings.
Member responsible for sourcing materials. This helps contain costs as many of us work from our stash or purchase online.
Projects with participants are tested ahead of meetings. Project participants are supported for one month from last meeting around a project.
There may be optional classes/events/roadtrips offered throughout year for a fee. Typically these are fund-raising efforts to cover Meetup dues.
Meetups are limited to 8 people on a first come basis. RSVP's should be kept up to date.
CODE of CONDUCT:
Repeated last minute cancellations, no-shows, unrealistic expectations for special accommodation, disrespectful behavior toward others including peacocking, bulldozing, myopia and general non recognition of policies set here by Organizer may invalidate membership.
Term limit is four years. You now have the skills to get out there and explore all the beading world has to offer! Please continue to be a good beading steward by remaining fearless in the pursuit of high quality standards in beadwork, respecting copyrights and voting with your dollars to businesses, societies, teachers, shows, sites and individuals who are doing it well.
Jan - Egyptian Nouveau Necklace and Doorway to Deco Bracelet (Laura McCabe)