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To bring people together who share an interest in beads, beadwork and artisan jewelry-making.
We strive to further the fascination of beads through research and education. Sharing experience, we encourage each other in our creative endeavors.
To encourage the creative efforts of our members, provide educational opportunities, offer sales venues, and use the talents of our members in community outreach.
In 2002, four creative, energetic and caring jewelry-makers— Marti Brown, Annie Glaser, Karen Lutz and Arlene Muzyka— founded the Delaware Valley Bead Society.

They saw a need for an organization that would encourage individual creativity, provide learning opportunities, offer a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, sponsor activities such as group shows and member booths at craft fairs, and… be fun as well as worthwhile for its members.

Since then, the organization has become a thriving arts community that includes beaders, stringers, wire-workers, metalsmiths, glass bead lampworkers, fiber artists, polymer and Precious Metal clay artists, and others who incorporate both novel and traditional materials and techniques in their work.

While the original group was based in Hunterdon County, NJ and Bucks County, PA, its membership has grown to include people from counties all along the Delaware River. It includes members with a variety of skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

Monthly meetings feature guest speakers, demonstrations by outstanding artists, occasional hands-on activities, show-and-tell where members celebrate their successes and get help with their technical problems, bead challenges (design competitions) and more. The Society has half-day and full-day workshops in the planning stage.

The Society has sponsored group sales activities in Flemington, Clinton, and Frenchtown, NJ and Bethlehem and New Hope, PA.


Our April Meeting is

Tuesday 4/21:


Are you plagued by lemons: designer's block... don't know what findings best suit your creations...made a mistake you can't figure out how to fix?

Bring all your lemons to this meeting and let your fellow members help you fix them and make lemonade. Perhaps you have the solution for someone else's lemon. This will be an evening of sharing, helping and creating.

April 21, 2015, 7:00 PM

Hunterdon County Senior Center
Route 31 County Complex
4 Gauntt Place
Flemington, NJ 08822



Our Next Events:

Members Jewelry Exhibit April 1- 30, 2015 at the North Branch Hunterdon County Library

DVBS Open House on April 18, 2015 1 PM - 5PM at the North Branch Hunterdon County Library

Spring Jewelry Boutique on April 19, 2015 at the Clinton Community Center 10 AM - 4 PM


Serving Hunterdon County, NJ, Bucks County, PA & Surrounding Counties

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