Meeting Time:

The Madison Bead Society meets the 4th Tuesday of each month (except in December and January) from 6:30 to 8:30 - unless otherwise noted.  Officers meet at 6:00 on meeting nights; all members are welcome to attend

Meeting Place

 We try to alternate between the east and west side of Madison.  Some meetings are held at local libraries and some at local bead stores. 

Guest (First-time attendee):


First meeting: no charge
Subsequent meetings: $5.00 each

Program Notes

 Meetings may consist of sharing projects and problems, or just sit and bead, or include a more formal program (instructions for a beading project or a presentation). Some meetings may require advance reservations and/or an instruction fee.  Supplies needed for a meeting's project will be listed with the event details. 

Upcoming Programs

Programs for 2020:

Programs we are working on for 2020 will include bead looming, color, bead embroidery, and wrap bracelets.

November 26, 2019

Location: Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Road

Program: Bugle Bead Earrings

Instructor: Pat Reichert

Supplies: 6mm bugle beads (size 2) in 2 colors; size 11 see beads; size 8 seed beads; two 2" head pins (22-26 gauge); 1 pair ear wires; 6 lb Fireline; needle (size 11); tools: chainnose pliers; roundnose pliers; wire cutters; bead mat

October 22, 2019

Location: Meant to Bead, 201 E. Main Street, Sun Prairie

Program:  Back to Basics

Instructor: Shannon Jambard

Shannon will go over beading basics such as different threads, wire gauges, needles, and, of course, beads.