2018 Meeting Calendar and Directions

Meeting Schedule:

The San Diego Bead Society meets the third Saturday of the month at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. The refreshments and socializing period of our meetings lasts from 10:00-10:30 A.M., and the meeting is generally from 10:30 A.M. to about 12:00 noon.

Before your first visit to the JCC, please go to the following link and arrange for a Visitor Badge.  The visitor badge is a new thing and will be required by all. Please go to this link and register and when you get to the JCC for the first meeting, you will need to take a photo for the badge. Please come early to have your photo taken.

At each meeting, we host a dynamic program speaker, who presents a lecture and slide show about her or his work.  Past speakers for instance, have included Nancy Cain, Helena Tang-Lim, Kinga Nichols, Amy Katz, Melinda Barta, Nichole Starman Melanie Potter, and Cynthia Rutledge.  For an inside look at who will be speaking each month, please see the Upcoming Programs page, and for details about our past guests, please see the Past Programs and Activities page.  Meeting these talented artists and luminaries of the beading world is one of the highlights of our monthly programs!

Our speakers generally give a presentation on Saturday, and then teach a class for us on Sunday.  For a list of the classes that will be taught, please check our Classes page, which has sign-up information and class details.

Our 2018 and 2019 meetings will be held:

  • December — No meeting
  • January 19 — Laura Andrews
  • February 16 — Meisha Barbee Polymar Clay Guild
  • February 23-25 — Kinga Nichols Mini Retreat
  • March16 — David Horst
  • April 13 — Amee Sweet-McNamera
  • May 19 — Beki Haley
  • June 15 —
  • July — No meeting
  • August 17 — Regina Paine
  • September 21 — Kimberly Stathis
  • October 19 — Cliff Swain-Salomon

We are dark in July and December each year.

Directions to Our Meetings and
Information about the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center:

Please click here for a printable map to the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center.

If you haven’t yet been to a SD Bead Society meeting and don’t know where our meeting room is, please don’t worry, for the staff at the front desk of the JCC can point you in the right direction when you arrive.

Bead Jar:

Are you looking for a mind boggling collection of beading treasures? Each year we have a drawing for the Bead Jar. To be eligible for the drawing, bring beautiful beads left over from a project or that special bead you bought in a moment of insanity that just isn’t your color or style. Drop it in the jar, take a ticket and you may be this year’s lucky winner!