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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.


NEWS

Our Next Meeting:

Patinas and Textures from Ordinary Household Items

Member Bev Hiles will introduce us to making patinas for metal items with non-toxic materials found around the house. She will also show us some of the tools she has altered or found to put textures on her wire and metal blanks she uses in her jewelry.

September 16, 2014

7:00 PM

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

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Our Next Sales Event:

Holiday Jewelry Boutique

November 9, 2014

at the Clinton Community Center.


 

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

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