May 22, 2017

Location:Pinney Library

Time:        6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)

                  6:30 Program begins

Program: Alternating Daisy Chain

Instructor: Kathy Tessmer

Supplies:  Size 11 seed beads (1 tube or approx.  17g); 4mm cubes (300 or approx. 2 packages

                   Fireline (4 or 6 lb) [Alternatives to 4mm cubes - size 11 Delicas or size 6 seed beads]

Tools:       needle (size to accommodate thread choice); scissors, bead mat

This is a long necklace, about 3 feet, so no clasp is required.  There are 3 ways to wear it.  You can use cubes, large Delicas or large seed beads.  For a wavy look, try 3mm or 4mm rounds or pearls.

October 23, 2017
Location:  Alicia Ashman Library -733 N. High Point Road
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30          Program begins
Program:  Double Spiral Chainmaille Earrings
Instructor: Diane Ripsch
Supplies:   bring bead mat, pliers (chain nose and square nose or 2 chain nose), your favorite ear wires
Kit fee:       not available at time of publications

November 27, 2017
Location: Meant to Bead, 110 Columbus Street, Sun Prairie

Time:        6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)

                  6:30          Program begins

Program: The Lori Ornament

Instructor: Shannon Jambard

Supplies: 5g size 11 seed beads, 8g size 8 seed beads, 14 - 12mm round beads, 1- 8mm round bead,

7 - 8 mm crystals, and 6lb Fireline or Wild Fire (at least 3 yards), needle, and bead mat (no kits available)

Last year's programs:

March 27, 2017
Pinney Library
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30 Program begins
Program:  Wrapping with Wire
Facilitators:  Nancy Bryan
Supplies:   Craft wire (gague?)  and something to wrap
                  "Facilitator" instead of "Instructor" because the goal of this workshop is to share what we know about wire wrapping.  There are so many different techniques out there and what you're wrapping makes a difference too.  Nancy suggested craft wire because if we're practicing and testing, you don't want to start with silver wire.
                  If you have a book on wire wrapping or if you found directions elsewhere, bring them along.

July 24, 2017
Diakonos, 187 E. Main St. , Stoughton (above Cheesers)
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30  Program begins
Program:  Hammered Focal Beaded Necklace
Instructors: Becky and E#d Guzman
Supplies:  Fees: $25 plus additional fees if you decide to swap out beads; many choices of large beads, pearls, and natural stones will be available
The fee includes materials and instructions. In addition to the chevron portion of the necklace, students will hammer a word into the large disc, and texture and/or curve the leaf. If you haven’t done a wrapped loop, or haven’t done one in a while like me, they can help us with the pearl dangle. Have a word prepared in advance, 12 characters or less works best. It can be a single word or a phrase and can incorporate numbers. Remember, a space counts as a character.
And they are offering 20% off additional shopping, the night of the meeting only.

R,S.V.P. required by July 21 (608.873-0210)

August 28, 2017
Location:  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road

Time:         6:00-6:30 Annual Meeting & election of officers

                   6:30-8:30 Program

Program:  Superduo Beaded Bead Clasp

Instructor: Anne Verbsky Sagami

Supplies: superduos, size 15 seed beads, Fireline 4 lb or 6 lb (or similar thread), needle, scissors, bead mat  (Anne will have some superduos for sale)

June 26, 2017
Location:  Alicia Ashman Library
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30  Program begins
Program:  Beaded Clasp
Instructor:  Anna Verbsky Sagami (from the Earring Tree).  She is a teacher, designer, and author, and will teach us a beaded bead that can be used as a clasp for a bracelet or necklace.

Supplies:  Bring a bead mat, scissors, needle, and thread (Fireline).  Other materials can
be purchased from Anna at the meeting.

September 25, 2017
Warner Park Community and Recreation Center (Northport Drive)
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30-8:30 Program
Program:  Finishing, Inspiring, and Challenges
Need to bring: In-progress projects, recently finished projects, and your favorite go-to book, magazine, or website.  We will talk about this year's challenge and future opportunities for shows.

April 24, 2017
Meant-to-Bead (Note: New location - 110 Columbus Street)
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                   6:30 Program begins
Program:  Princess Ahmose Earrings (or a pendant)
Instructor: Shannon Jambard
2 medium (or 1 large) oval or circle metal base; crystal Rondells (size 2x1.5) or size 8seed beads om 3 colors (at least 24 of color A, 32 of color B, and 40 of color C - more if  you are using a larger oval/circle); 2 drop beads (optional); earwires; thread (4 lb Fireline or KO)
Tools:   size 10 needles, scissors; bead mat
Note:  No kit available but you can always buy supplies you do not  have on hand

February 26, 2018
Location:   Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road
Time:          6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
6:30 Program begins
Program:   Herringbone Stitch Bracelet with Superduos
Facilitator: Pat Reichert

Supplies:    approx. 10 grams of superduos (1 tube or 2 packets), size 10 or 11 seed beads (don't need a lot, 5 g would be plenty), 6lb Fireline (at least 3 yards), clasp of your choice (Pat likes the sliding clasp with 3 loops for this bracelet), needle, and bead mat.

Upcoming Programs

Watch the MBS newsletter and email alerts for future workshops and meeting information.


Meeting Time:
The Madison Bead Society meets the 4th Monday of each month (except in December and January) from 6:30-8:30 - unless otherwise noted. Officers meet at 6:00 pm on meeting nights; all members are welcome to attend.

Meeting Place:

We try to alternate between the east and west side locations.  Some meetings are held at one of our local bead shops.

Guests (First-time attendee):

First meeting no charge; subsequent meetings $5.00 each.

Program notes:

Meetings may consist of sharing projects and problems, or just sit and bead, or  include a more formal program: instructions for a beading project or a presentation.  Some meetings may require advance reservations and/or an instruction fee.  Supplies needed for a meeting's project will be listed with the event details below.

Madison Bead Society