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 Bead Retreat


Sept. 7, 2024
If you are a vendor and 
interested in participating,

February 11th Meeting - January14th

Brick Stitch Earrings with Sharon Mann

Our Sunday class will focus on a sweet pair of earrings for the sweetheart in your life! This project is being taught by Sharon Mann, and it features brick stitch. You’ll be able to whip up a few pair in no time.

11o Japanese seed beads in 2 contrasting colors, preferably of the same brand(In our example, above, we used red and pink contrasted in white, but use your imagination about your color choices)
2 French ear wires
4 lb. Fireline or other light beading thread (0.1mm to 0.15mm)

Bead Mat
SIze 12 beading needle
2 earwires
Beeswax optional

Sharon will teach the class, but you can get a head start by watching this Youtube video: Youtube Video

We also have linked printed instructions if you find it easier to follow. There are two versions, one is 6-pages and detailed and the other is a shortened version. Feel free to print it out and bring it with you.

6-page version:

Shortened Version

RuthAnn has some red, pink and white beads plus ear wires on hand and will bring some if you contact her directly as soon as possible:


Images From Past Meetings




Thanks to all of our vendors who made the CTBS Bead Bazaar an awesome day! Please continue to frequent their websites for your beading fun!

Ancient Moon - ancientmoondesigns.etsy.comv

Beach House Glass -

Celestial Gemstones Inc. -

Sheila Checkoway Designs -

Gail Crosman Moore - About Gail Crosman Moore - Gail Crosman Moore's Portfolio

J&M Gems -;

Kate's Treasure -;

Lilac Wind Lampwork ArtGlass -

PJ Beads -;

Priscilla Beads -

Sally Bead Jewelry - sallybead

Simply Beadiful, LLC - and

Silver in Style -

Meetings held at

Nathaniel Greene Community Center
Guilford Parks & Recreation Dept.
32 Church St., Guilford, CT 06437 
Sunday from noon to 2:00 pm

The Connecticut Bead Society is a volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the joy of beading through inspiration and education. We provide the opportunity to meet kindred spirits with similar goals and take pleasure in our art and in each others company.

Connecticut Bead Society, 583 Maple Shade Road, Middletown, CT. 06457   |  email:

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