Next Meeting

February 19, 2018 - 6:45pm

Program: Barb's Pill Bottle Pendant
Location: American Legion Post9159 W. Beloit Rd

Bring: 1. Bead mat
2. Wire cutters, preferably a flush cutter.
3. Pliers: round nose, chain nose, flat nose (opt.), nylon jaw (opt.)
4. Pill bottle. 1.5-2 inches diameter. 1.75 inches is ideal.
5. Task light and magnifiers (opt).

Guests: $10.00

Table Talk: Lightbox Challenge - Hearts

February's Lightbox Challenge - Valentines

Share your version of Hearts and Valentines at the February Meeting.  Let your creative juices flow.  Anything heart-shaped, Valentine-themed or RED is great!

More heart and Valentine related ideas can be found on the Loose Bead Society Pinterest page. Details below.

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Retreat 2018, March 2 - 4 - Harbourwalk Hotel, Racine

Everything you need to know about this annual event can be found here.

March Membership Meeting March 19

Demos are back!!  There will be 4 demo tables for a varied and interesting evening. Presenters will be given plenty of time to show us their talents. Here is the lineup:
Marilee Rockley--Tatting
Jan Falk-Felting
Allyn Steffens--Easy Handmade Findings
Maureen Bartz--Do You Know.........? Techniques That Make Beading Easier

The March membership meeting will be at the New Berlin City Library, 15105 Library Ln, New Berlin, WI 53151.  Start Time is 6:45pm.

Spring Bead In April 14

Don’t be an “April Fool” and miss out on a great opportunity to spend some quality time  creating and socializing with fellow LBS members.  See what other members are working  on and display your own talents at a classic Loose Bead Society Bead- In.  Complete the attached form and return to Maureen Bartz. Date and Time:  Saturday April 14 from 9:30 to 4:30 Place:  Community Room, New Berlin Public Library, 15105 W. Library Lane, New Berlin

Community Service

Girl Scout Project 16Feb2018


Simple String Bracelet

Teach Girl Scouts how to make a simple stringed bracelet.
When: Friday, FEBRUARY 16 from 3:00 to 5:00pm
Where: Bay Lane Middle School in Muskego (Just west of Moorland Road and Janesville Road - S75W16399 Hilltop Drive).

Loose Bead Society will work with approximately 18 Girl Scouts to make a stringed bracelet using pearls, crystals, etc.

Note: All materials and tools are provided.

Contact: Pat Harvey if you need more information or would like to volunteer.


Volunteer Opportunity at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts in Cedarburg March 18

The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts is hosting a Free Family Fun Day on Sunday March 18 from 12:00 to 4:00pm and would like the Loose Bead Society to demonstrate our favorite jewelry making techniques.  You don’t have to stay there the entire time, but please try to commit to at least 1 hour.  Bring your current project to the Fun Day and work on it while engaging with the public. Bring samples of your work to display.   We’ll also have supplies on hand to make simple loop dangle earrings for the guests.  The WMQFA expects about 75-125 people to attend  the Family Fun Day.  If you’d like to volunteer, contact Pat Harvey at  Address of the WMQFA is N50w5050 Portland Road, Cedarburg, WI.  Website:

Veterans Project May 2

Our next Veterans project is Wednesday 2May18 at the VA Center.  We'll be assisting veterans in making a paracord bracelet per the picture to the left.  This is always a very popular class.   All jigs and supplies will be provided.   If you'd like more information or would like to volunteer, please contact Pat Harvey at BTW, we received a nice thank you letter from the VA for our last project on 17Jan18.  Read it here.

Loose Bead Society is now on Pinterest

Check it out, add to it, follow along. There's a lot to browse and you can be involved. Here's how:

If you have an account simply follow "Loose Bead Society".
If you don't have an account sign in using: Password: lbsmember and search for 'loose bead society'
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April Membership Meeting - Hands On - April 16


The April hands on will be with Debbi Simon. She is a local award winning artist, teacher, and author. Her designs have been published in national and international magazines and books. Her first book Crystal Clay was released in 2008. 
We will be working with epoxy clay with pictures and crystals and possibly molds. We will be able to learn Debbi's techniques and benefit from her years of experience. There will be a kit with materials to work with a bezel and Debbi will be bringing other materials for students to enhance their project.   We will be making something like one of these pictured. 
Students need to bring:  scissors, tweezers, task light and laser color copies you make at Kinkos if you want something special. Inkjet copies don't work. If you have a certain color crystal you would like to embed bring those too. 
The Hands-On meeting will be at the American Legion Post 9159 W. Beloit Road, West Allis and will start at 6:45pm

Bead and Button June 3 - 10, 2018

Kalmbach Magazines Online

Did you know that Kalmbach, our corporate sponsor, has a free member access section of their website to their Bead and Button Magazine. By subscribing, you get even more content.

Facet is the new online home of Bead&Button magazine, and will also serve customers of the former Art Jewelry and Bead Style magzines

February 19, 2018
  • LBS Program

    February 19, 2018  6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
    American Legion Post, 9159 W. Beloit Rd.

    American Legion is on the corner of Beloit Road and 92nd

    Project: Barb's Pill Bottle Pendant

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March 2, 2018
  • LBS Retreat

    March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018  
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk, 223 Gas Light Cir, Racine, WI 53403, USA

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March 3, 2018
  • LBS Retreat

    March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018  
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk, 223 Gas Light Cir, Racine, WI 53403, USA

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March 4, 2018
  • LBS Retreat

    March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018  
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Racine Harbourwalk, 223 Gas Light Cir, Racine, WI 53403, USA

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March 5, 2018
  • LBS Board Meeting

    March 5, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Brookfield Public Library 1900 N Calhoun Rd Brookfield, WI 53005

    LBS Members are invited to attend today’s Board Meeting.  Please e-mail  president@loosebeadsociety.orgto let us know you’ll be attending.

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March 8, 2018
  • Special Events Committee Mtg

    March 8, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Panera Bread, 15040 W Greenfield Ave, Brookfield, WI 53005, USA

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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 Learn more 

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