Welcome to the S.J. Bead Society

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September starts a new year of exciting events 

Our calendar is your guide to what's up next

both in person at our meeting site and virtual via Zoom

Note: Monthly Meetings are hybrid (in person and on Zoom) except for December Holiday Party and June White Elephant 


Monthly meetings are free to members. See Membership Information Benefits and How to Join for ways to join SJBS.

Guests at in-person membership meetings are asked for a $5 fee for each meeting they attend. Guests are welcome to attend general meetings, workshops, and other events not designated as members-only events. 

If you aren't a member but would like to join our monthly member meetings virtually, contact  coprez1@southjerseybeadsociety.org for the Zoom information. There will not be a guest fee for Zoom, but it'll be limited to one guest attendance opportunity. 


Members Corner: Your suggestions for instructors and skills you want to learn in monthly Bead Education meetings are welcome.


As a benefit to members, discounts are available at Bead Shop Vendor Members


Coming soon: Annual Auction Photos will soon be on line 


2023 Annual Raffle

Raffle Prize is Feathers of the Peacock Necklace Designed, Constructed and Donated

by Cynthia Rutledge

Feathers of the Peacock is Cynthia’s contemporary interpretation of  the allure of a majestic symbol of wealth, beauty, rebirth and royalty. A favorite motif in ancient Rome and Byzantium, the  peacock’s iridescent feathers are symbolized in this radiant  amethyst piece. Three “feather” shapes are filled with embellished  Swarovski pearls, linked for a fabulous focal point. The focal and  ropes are created in meticulous right-angle-weave; pearl  embellishments, buttons and the necklace connector use peyote stitch and netting techniques. This elegant necklace measures 18  inches in length.

Cynthia Rutledge is a contemporary seed bead artist and educator, specializing in off-loom weaving techniques, with an emphasis on making sculptural unsupported shapes with beads. An educator for 25-plus years, her work is globally recognized. Cynthia is also a published author of Timeless Beadwork Designs. See more of her work: www.cynthiarutledge.net.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. For more info and to purchase tickets see SJBS Annual Raffle 2023


  • When viewing the calendar change to list view to see details about the events. Or use "Search" to find aspecific event.
  • General member meetings are the first Thursday of the month. 
  • Some events, such as classes, workshops and the annual Bead Retreat, require registration. You may register on-line by clicking the register button for an event and pay via Pay Pal or you can download and mail in this form with your check. You may also register and pay at monthly meetings. Check the samples for upcoming events displayed at meetings. 
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