Madison Bead Society

August 27, 2018
Location:  Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome), 6:30  Program begins
Program:  Annual Meeting & election of officers

June 25, 2018

Location:  Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd.

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

                  6:30 Program begins

Program: Mark Kenoyer, UW Professor of Anthropology and founding member of the Madison Bead Society.  His research interests are many and include ancient technology, textiles, pottery and ornaments (including beads).

November 26, 2018
Location:   Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Dr., Sun Prairie
Time:          6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome), 6:30 Program begins
Program:   Kumihimo candy cane ornament
Presenter: Lynn Sterud

For detailed information about  the program and which supplies to bring, please go to the November newsletter

July 23, 2018
Location:  Diakonos,  187 E. Main Street, Stougton
Time:         6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome)
                    6:30 Program begins
Program:   Your Choice: "Woven Bookstone Bracelet" or "Basic Metal Stamping.

                     Please go to the newsletter for pictures and detailed information.
                     Diakonos is requesting RSVP. Phone: 6089-873-0210

February  25, 2019

Location:   Alicia Ashman Public Library
Time:          6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome), 6:30 Program begins
Program:   Face Pin
Instructor: Mary Jo Schiavoni
For detailed information about supplies and Face Pin pictures, please see our January/February newsletter

September 24, 2018
Location:  Sun Prairie Westside Community Service Building, 2598 W. Main St., Sun Prairie
Time:     6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome, 6:30 Program begins
Program: Glitz and Glam Measure Tape
Instructor: Shannon Jambard
Program:  Beaded Measuring Tape (Kit: $20, check or exact cash). Bring a mat
      RSVP required:  email ' or secretary at    madisonbeadsociety. org

October  22, 2018
Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road
Time:            6:00-6:30 Board Meeting (all are welcome), 6:30 Program begins
Program:     Beaded Flowers
MBS received a donation from a woman who  made beaded flowers.  We decided to turn this donation into a program.  To bring: if you have any opaque seed beads you want to use up, paddle wire or 26 or 28 gauge artistic wire for flowers and 30, 32, 34 gauge artistic wire for lacing and assembly.  Other things you will need: wire cutters 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.