Membership Information and Renewals

Join or renew your membership in the San Diego Bead Society today! Our community includes all levels of bead artisans and craftspeople, from the amateur to the professional level, and our members are involved in all aspects of beading, including seed beads, chain maille, glass, metal clay, and many other topics related to bead art.

Membership benefits include:

  • Monthly presentations by leading artists and academic experts in beads and related crafts
  • Artisan workshops and classes
  • Community knowledge base
  • Lending Library of bead and craft publications
  • Monthly SDBS newsletter sent out via email
  • Special discounts at local bead stores
  • Special events including the Annual Bead Bazaar and the members-only bead swap!
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • And much more!

Join or renew online by filling out the form below, which will allow you to pay with PayPal or credit card.  (Please note that a Paypal account is not required to complete payment with credit card.)   If you wish to pay by check, please download and complete the Membership Application Form and mail it to the address listed on it with your payment.

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Please allow 7-10 business days for an e-mail confirmation of your membership in the bead society.

Two tiers of membership are available in the San Diego Bead Society.  The first tier is General Membership, which requires membership in the Mingei International Museum, and which includes voting rights, eligibility for SDBS office, and all other benefits of SDBS membership. To join the Mingei, please visit their website.

The second tier of membership is Associate Membership, which includes all the benefits of SDBS membership, except for voting rights and eligibility for office. Associate Members must pay the daily museum entrance fee if attending any meeting or activity held at the Mingei International Museum.

Please indicate on your membership application if you prefer to be an Associate or General Member.