Next Meeting

January 15, 2018 - 6:45pm

Program: Meet Chelsea Nanfelt, 2017 Scholarship Recipient
Location: New Berlin Public Library, Community Room

Table Talk: Lightbox Challenge - Snowflakes

January's Lightbox Challenge - a Beaded Snowflake

Pick-up your star form and inspiration sheet at the December meeting. Bring your completed masterpiece to the January meeting to be photographed and shared during 'Table Talk'.

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

Community Service

Teach veterans how to make a chainmaille bracelet using a simple weave known as the Viper weave.

When: Wednesday, January 17 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: VA Center at 54th and National, Building 123

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

Teach Spanish Club students how to make simple earrings. Completed earrings will be donated to an organization in Peru.
When: Tuesday, January 30 from 3:00pm to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Waukesha West High School, 3301 Saylesville Road, Waukesha, WI

Contact: Mary Hottinger if you need more information or would like to volunteer.


Teach Girl Scouts how to make button bracelets. 
When: Friday, March 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 button bracelet using chain maille techniques.
Note: All materials and tools are provided.

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


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'
Questions to 

Knot Just Beads Shopping Event January 21st 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Knot Just Beads will be open to LBS members only during the event. 
A locket make-n-take - designed just for members - will be available for $15.
Other deals are planned. You definitely want to attend.

Remember: Bring your 2018 membership card or sign-up at the event.

A New Demo-table Meeting Planned

Remember how much fun the April and July Demo-Table meetings were? Remember how much you were inspired to try something new? Another Demo-Table meeting is being planned for early 2018.

Have a skill you want to share? Please let Deb Dunn know. She's looking for suggestions and help.

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

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

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

January 17, 2018
  • Community Service - VA - Project

    January 17, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295, USA

    Bldg 123, Craft room. Contact:

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January 21, 2018
  • Shopping Event - Knot Just Beads

    January 21, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Knot Just Beads, 4309 South 76th Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

    Remember to bring your current membership card.

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January 30, 2018
  • Community Service - Waukesha High School

    January 30, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Waukesha West High School, 3301 Saylesville Rd, Waukesha, WI 53189, USA

    Teach Spanish Club students how to make simple earrings. Completed earrings will be donated to an organization in Peru.

    See more details

February 5, 2018
  • LBS Board Meeting

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

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February 8, 2018
  • Special Events Committee Mtg

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

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