About The Loose Bead Society

Who Are We?

The Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee began in 1999 as a fellowship of kindred spirits with the purpose of sharing and promoting the creation of beautiful beadwork.

We are governed by a set of bylaws.

Membership in the Loose Bead Society is open to anyone who is obsessed with beading...

...or wirework, lamp work, silver clay, fibers or polymer clay. We string beads and weave beads; crochet, embroider, and knit them; we follow instructions and break rules (along with a few needles). Our members range from beginners to nationally known designers and teachers.


2017 Board Members




Bonnie DeSautelle



Tris Withington


Past President

Katy Hess


Vice President (Programming)

Deb Dunn

 Maureen Bartz

Vice President (Special Events)

Maureen Bartz



Julie Miller 



Allyn Steffen


Membership Coordinator

Kathy Willmering

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Community Service Coordinator

Pat Harvey

 Carol Surges

Web Coordinator

Carol Surges

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Committee Chairs

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Julie Miller


Communications Coordinator

Helen Dahms

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Full length Board Meetings will be from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Brookfield Library in the Rotary Room (except where noted below).  Most of the meetings are on the first Monday of the month.  As always, members are welcome to attend.  Need directions?  Check out the map. 

Board of Directors Meetings Are Typically Held the First Monday of the Month:
See Calendar on main page for dates and details.

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