Harms Way 4 Kids -- Bracelets are being made available to kids in the
United States plus of all our allies, Australian, UK, and Polish
children. The bracelets are free for any child who has a loved one
serving in Iraq. Donations towards the purchase of supplies and postage
are gladly accepted.
Beads of Hope -- Founded in early 2002 by Marilyn Berg to teach the
fundamentals of jewelry making to underprivileged people. They accept
donations of beads, tools and stringing materials.
HOPE Bracelet Project -- The HOPE Bracelet Project is designed to share
the talents and resources of a group of motivated volunteers in America
with the people of Ethiopia through donations of beads and supplies to
the Project Mercy Organization. A variety of beads, findings and funds
Courage -- To promote the well-being of children coping with
serious illness, and their families, by strengthening resilience-based
protective processes. Beads of Courage, Inc. achieves its mission
through the development and implementation of evidence-based supportive
care programs in children’s hospitals across the nation.
Chat with other
beaders in this online Washington Beaders group
International Society of Glass Beadmakers
Glass Beadmakers UK
Glass Art Society
Northwest Polymer Clay Guild
The Bead Museum of Washington,
The Bead Museum of Glendale,
of Bead Researchers
Center for Bead Research
Center for the Study of
Collection of Bead Research sites
National Association of
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Corning Museum of Glass
Seattle Metals Guild
National Polymer Clay Guild
Sites of Interest re: Bead Research
Bead Study Trust
San Luis Mission archaeological beads & pendants
Other Bead (& Button) Societies
Alabama -- Huntsville Bead Society
Alaska -- Mat-Su Valley
Arizona -- Arizona Seed Bead
Central California Bead Society
California -- Northern
California Bead Society
California -- Bead Society of Los
California -- Bead Society of
San Diego County
California -- Central California
Polymer Clay Guild
California -- San Diego Polymer Clay
California -- South Bay Polymer Clay
California State Button Society
Colorado -- Rocky Mountain Bead Society
Connecticut -- Connecticut Bead Society
Florida -- Bead Society of
Florida -- Emerald Coast Bead Society
West Coast Bead Society
Georgia -- Atlanta Bead
Hawaii -- Bead Society of Hawaii,
Illinois -- Bead Society of Greater
Illinois -- Heart of
Illinois Bead Society
Illinois -- Chicago Area Polymer Clay
Indiana -- Indiana Bead
Maryland -- Baltimore Bead Society
Massachusetts -- New
England Area Bead Society
Michigan -- Great
Lakes Beadworkers Guild
Michigan -- Saginaw
Valley Bead Society
Michigan -- Metro Detroit Polymer Art
Michigan -- Michigan
Minnesota -- Upper Midwest Bead
Missouri -- Bead Society of
Greater Kansas City
Nebraska -- Nebraska Bead
Nevada -- Las Vegas
New Hampshire -- Bead Society of
New Jersey --
New Jersey -- South
Jersey Bead Society
New Mexico -- New Mexico Bead
New York -- Bead Society of Greater New
New York -- New York City Polymer
North Carolina -- Outer Banks Bead
North Carolina --
State Button Society
Ohio -- North Coast
Ohio -- Columbus Polymer Clay Group
Ohio -- Ohio Lakeshore Polymer
Oklahoma -- Oklahoma Bead
Oregon -- Portland Bead Society
Oregon -- Oregon State
Pennsylvania -- Bead Society of
Pennsylvania -- Bead Society of
Obsessive-Compulsive Beaders of PA
Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild
Tennessee -- Cumberland Valley Bead
Texas -- Austin Bead Society
Texas -- Wild
West Bead Society
Texas -- Dallas Bead Society
Texas -- Highland Lakes Bead
Texas -- San Antonio Bead &
Texas -- Houston Polymer Clay Guild
Utah -- Intermountain Beads
Virginia -- Potomac Polymer Clay
Washington -- Northwest Bead
Washington -- Spokane-NW Bead
Washington -- NW Polymer Clay Guild
Washington State Button Society
Washington, D.C. -- Bead Society of
Wisconsin -- Madison Bead
Wisconsin State Button Society
Sheboygan Bead Society
Wyoming -- Wyoming
U.S.A. -- National Bead
National Button Society
International -- Bead
Society of Australia
International -- Bead
Society of Great Britain
International -- South and
West Wales Bead Society
International -- Bead Society
of Southern Africa
U.S. and International Clubs for Button Collectors
Jean Mills has graciously offered to be the Librarian and keeper of the
videotape copies of
NWBS meetings. While there are a limited number available, each is an
excellent source of
information about bead history and the uses of beads. Jean lives in the
Northgate area, and her
phone number is 206-527-2313 or you can
her. Call to arrange to borrow a video.
Bead & Button
by Step Beads magazine
Bead World magazine
The Bead Bugle
Bead/Art (online magazine)
Wire Artist Jeweller
Glass Line Newsletter
The Crafts Report
Find U. S. bead stores at
Articles by NWBS Members
Larry Brickman, Bead & Button December 2004, "Warring States"
Tina Koyama, Beadwork October/November 2004, "Doodle Beads"
Tina Koyama, Beadwork August/September 2004, "The Sculptural Beadwork of
Grant Diffendaffer, Bead & Button August 2004, "Grand Illusion"
B. J. Guderian, Step by Step Beads July-August 2004, "Rainbow necklace &
B. J. Guderian, Step by Step Beads May-June 2004, "Bridal Suite"
Kim Miles, Beadwork April/May 2004, "Miles of Flowers"
Tina Koyama, Beadwork April/May 2004, "Good Witch Earrings"
B. J. Guderian, Step by Step Beads March-April 2004, "Heirloom necklace
Tina Koyama, Beadwork February/March 2004, "Free-form Peyote Watchband"
Laura Willits, Surface Design Journal Spring 2003, "Laura Willits' Night
Robin Atkins, Beadwork June/July 2002, "Robin Atkins, Immersed in Beads"
Kim Miles, Bead & Button June 2002, "Beauty from Within"
Marilynn Dondero-Rich, Beadwork February/March 2002, "Cool Stuff"
Ramona Solberg, Ornament Autumn 2001, "Milestone: Ramona Solberg"
Ramona Solberg, Lapidary Journal October 2001, "Spotlight on Solberg"
Laura Willits, Beadwork April/May 2001, "The Night Life of Laura
Dan Adams, Bead & Button April 2001, "Kevin O'Grady, Master of color &
Georgia McMillan, Bead & Button February 2001, "Gone fishin' -- there's
no limit when you're catching these seed bead charmers"
Nicolette Stessin, Bead & Button February 2001, "What Goes Around Comes
Around, the Revival of Crocheted Bead Ropes"
Larry Dalton and Corrie Haight, Ornament Winter 2000, "Olive Glass"
Mark Lareau, Beadwork December 2000/January 2001, "S Clasp with a Bead"
Larry Scott, Seattle Union Record 12/09/00, "Beads, beads, beads --
they're all the rage"
Albert & Ella Summerfield, Ornament Autumn 2000, "Albert and Ella
Summerfield -- Collecting"
Michael Barley, Ornament Autumn 2000, "Michael Barley -- Bead Arts"
Larry Scott, Lapidary Journal October 2000, "From Marketer to Maker"
David Horste & Karen Alvensleben, Bead & Button October 2000, "Free
Larry Scott, Ornament Summer 2000, "Torch-Drawn Glass Cane Beads"
Books by NWBS Members
While it would be impossible to keep a comprehensive list of all
bead-related books here, we will post books by NWBS members and new
books that we hear about...
Spirit Dolls, by Robin Atkins (2005)
All Wired Up, by Mark Lareau (2000)
Beaded Embellishment: Techniques & Designs for Embroidering on Cloth, by
Robin Atkins and Amy C. Clarke (October 2002)
One Bead at a Time: Exploring Creativity with Bead Embroidery, by Robin
Asia's Maritime Bead Trade: 300 B.C. to the Present, by Peter Francis,
Jr. (January 2002)
Findings: The Jewelry of Ramona Solberg, by Vicki Halper (October 2001)
All Wired Up, by Mark Lareau (November 2000)
Magical Ancient Beads (From the Collection of Ulrich J. Beck), by Jamey
D. Allen (1998)