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Donate Supplies

Thank you for considering a donation to the San Diego Bead Society! Here is some information on what we currently need. If you send us a message on our Contact Form and click “Donate” in the topic dropdown, someone will reach out to you about organizing a donation pickup/dropoff.

Please note that we are NOT currently accepting book donations right now.

Below some of the items we’re currently accepting for donations:

  • Seed beads
  • Crystals (Swarovski, Preciosa, etc)
  • Gem cabochons and beads
  • Size 10-12 beading needles
  • Bead storage, such as tackle boxes, Hamilton drawers, etc
  • Fireline fishing wire (4-8lbs), NylonG thread, etc
  • Foundation sheets & ultrasuede (fabric scrap donations are fine too)
  • OttLites
  • Bead trays

If you’d like to donate a starter kit for a child/teen in our Kandi Program, please message us the amount you’d like to donate! Starter kits are usually $20 and we normally expect participants to have their own iron to use. Below are some items we’re currently accepting specifically for the Kandi Program:

  • Irons
  • Ironing boards
  • Rolls of parchment paper
  • Clean pony beads
  • Melty beads of all brands (Perler, Artbeads, etc)
  • Melty bead boards (especially large transparent ones)
  • Kid-friendly tweezers

We appreciate everything the community has done for us over the years and hope to continue serving the San Diego area for years to come.