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 Bead Retreat

Sept. 9, 2023
If you are a vendor and 
interested in participating,

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.

January Meeting

Our next class is coming up THIS SUNDAY, January 8 at our usual time and place. Diane Haberer will show us how to do 7-strand Kumihimo with beads. This is an easier version than 8-strand Kumihimo. The movement of only seven strand simplifies the movements and results in a nice beaded rope.

Pictured is Sally Beads’ 7-strand template to use for this project. If you don’t already own a template, Diane will bring some to the meeting for you, or you can simply turn your own disc over and write the alphabetical letters at the corresponding slots as shown in the picture.

For the meeting you will need:

  • A Kumihimo disk
  • 7 strands of cord: either S-lon nylon cord or rattail.
  • Seed beads: either 8/o of 6/o
  • Some sort of clip: (a saftey pin or binder clip) to add a little bit of weight to the developing rope.
  • End caps and clasp for a bracelet or Diane will bring split rings to make a key fob.

Also it is advised that you add at least 25 beads to each thread, you can always add more if you need to.
To make it easier to thread the beads on the cord, stiffen the end into a needle with glue beforehand.

Tip: Match your bead size to the cord. Diane suggests size 8/0 on S-lon and 6/o on rattail. The thread should fill the hole in the bead by half.

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




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 -

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