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The Bead Society of New Jersey is a varied group of artists all sharing their love of beading and jewelry making.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. Meeting set-up is 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Meeting check-in and networking begins at 7:00 pm with the program starting at 7:30 pm. Bring your own bead projects and socialize before the program. Our meetings are held at the Fellowship Hall of the Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, 95 Cambridge Drive, Matawan, NJ 07747. The church is located near Parkway Exit 117A. It is close to the intersection of Route 34 and Lloyd Road.

Our members comprise glass bead artists, bead stringers and designers, seed bead enthusiasts, loomers, polymer clay workers, wire workers, embellishers - all aspects of bead jewelry.

Upcoming Events

Member News...

Railroad to Prague Ring Workshop
Saturday, October 10, 2015 10am-4pm
at the Colts Neck Library
One Winthrop Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722

railroad to prague

The Bead Society of New Jersey will begin our new year in September, and we’re planning to hit the ground running! Our first workshop of the year will be on Saturday, October 10, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Colts Neck Library, One Winthrop Road, Colts Neck, NJ 07722.

This workshop is for beaders of all levels.

Lunch can be ordered from a local deli, or members are welcomed to bring their own lunch. Two variations of an original ring design will be demonstrated by Joanne. These rings are on display at the head office of John Bead Corp. and appear in the Gallery Section of Joanne’s book "Rings by Giovanna". Instructions are not included in the book, and Joanne is looking forward to sharing these designs with our members.

Download the registration form for Joanne Fiume's "Railroad to Prague" Ring Workshop and return it as soon as possible. Class is on first-come, first-serve basis. No space can be held without payment. No refunds unless there is a waiting list or you find replacement for your space.


beadalonThe Beadalon Tent Show will be happening the weekend of Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There will be “Tent Sale Only” products, special kits, discontinued, close-out and high quality merchandise, great chance for our members to save some money.

This year Beadalon will be offering workshops at a minimal cost. These workshops will include the materials needed and tools will be provided for the workshops.

In fact, one of our members Sandra Lupo will be teaching one of the workshops.

For additional information, use this link Beadalon Tent Show


For new members, please join us. For our current members, don't forget to renew your membership.

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