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.

2018 Board Members

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Bonnie DeSautelle


Cindy Sporleder


Kathy Willmering

VP Programming

Deb Dunn

VP Special Events

Maureen Bartz


Julie Miller

Membership Co-Chair

Helen Dahms

Membership Co-Chair

Susie Raglan

Community Service

Pat Harvey

Information Coordinator

Allyn Steffen

Committee Chairs


Helen Dahms


Julie Miller

Website/Social Media

Pat Harvey

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 Home page for dates and details.