The New England Bead Society

The Benefits of Joining BDI

  • Monthly meetings with speakers, slide shows, demonstrations and more on many aspects of beads and beading. ($5 guest fee for non-members*)
  • Workshops and classes on diverse topics such as bead stringing and design, glass bead making and polymer clay techniques. Members receive priority for workshop registration.
  • Monthly newsletter featuring descriptions of our upcoming events and special news items.
  • Panel discussions on topics of current interest, such as setting up a website or selling on the web.
  • A catered dinner and social event every year at our last meeting before the summer break.
  • An opportunity to become a member of the Board and help influence and direct the organization.

Join Us Now

Join BDI for $25.00 a year by completing a membership form and sending it along with your check or money order made out to “Beadesigner International” to the address on the form.

*Note: The $5.00 guest fee that you pay at a meeting will be applied to your membership fee if you join BDI within a month of attending a meeting.

Click here to get a print-friendly PDF of a membership application.



Check out our new event calendar…and our events! See the Bead Affaire Vendor list and watch as we continue to add bios for the Bead Affaire Vendors and our Members. There are gallery images associated with the bios. Enjoy!

PS Here is a coupon for the Bead Affaire, our annual Bead sale! See you in October of 2018.


Bead Affaire Coupon PDF

Join BDI

Learn or teach about beads and beading, show off your creations, meet others, have fun!

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Generally third Wednesday of the month 6:45 to 8:45 pm Feb-Jun., Sep-Nov.


PLEASE NOTE, we are now meeting at the Lexington Community Center at 39 Marrett Street, Lexington, MA 02421. Accessible via Lexpress and MBTA.


Speakers, Slide Shows, Demonstrations...

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If you'd like to be notified of our organization's upcoming events, please join our mailing list. Events include bead shows, workshops and guest artist presentations at meetings.

30 Years of Beading

We have been beading for 30 years and counting.

Beadesigner International 30th Anniversary 1986 to 2016
Join us for the next 30 years!