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  Charitable Bead-Related Causes

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 are needed.

Beads of 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.


Miscellaneous Organizations
Chat with other beaders in this online Washington Beaders group
Bead Wrangler
International Society of Glass Beadmakers
Glass Beadmakers UK
Glass Art Society
Northwest Polymer Clay Guild
PMC Guild
The Bead Museum of Washington, D.C.
The Bead Museum of Glendale, Arizona
Society of Bead Researchers
Center for Bead Research
Center for the Study of Beadwork
Collection of Bead Research sites
National Association of Independent Artists
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Corning Museum of Glass
FibreArts Online
Seattle Metals Guild
National Polymer Clay Guild
Northwest Powwow


Sites of Interest re: Bead Research
Bead Study Trust
San Luis Mission archaeological beads & pendants
Archaeology magazine



Other Bead (& Button) Societies

Alabama -- Huntsville Bead Society
Alaska -- Mat-Su Valley Bead Society
Arizona -- Arizona Seed Bead Guild
California -- Central California Bead Society
California -- Northern California Bead Society
California -- Bead Society of Los Angeles
California -- Bead Society of San Diego County
California -- Central California Polymer Clay Guild
California -- San Diego Polymer Clay Guild
California -- South Bay Polymer Clay Guild
California -- California State Button Society
Colorado -- Rocky Mountain Bead Society
Connecticut -- Connecticut Bead Society
Florida -- Bead Society of Central Florida
Florida -- Emerald Coast Bead Society
Florida -- Florida West Coast Bead Society
Georgia -- Atlanta Bead Society
Georgia -- The Southern Flames
Hawaii -- Bead Society of Hawaii, Oahu Chapter
Illinois -- Bead Society of Greater Chicago
Illinois -- Heart of Illinois Bead Society
Illinois -- Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild
Indiana -- Indiana Bead Society
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 Guild
Michigan -- Michigan Button Society
Minnesota -- Upper Midwest Bead Society
Missouri -- Bead Society of Greater Kansas City
Nebraska -- Nebraska Bead Society
Nevada -- Las Vegas Bead Society
New Hampshire -- Bead Society of New Hampshire
New Jersey -- http://www.beadsocietyofnewjersey.org
New Jersey -- South Jersey Bead Society
New Mexico -- New Mexico Bead Society
New York -- Bead Society of Greater New York
New York -- New York City Polymer Clay Guild
North Carolina -- Outer Banks Bead Society
North Carolina -- North Carolina State Button Society
Ohio -- North Coast Bead Guild
Ohio -- Columbus Polymer Clay Group
Ohio -- Ohio Lakeshore Polymer Clay Guild
Oklahoma -- Oklahoma Bead Society
Oregon -- Portland Bead Society
Oregon -- Oregon State Button Society
Pennsylvania -- Bead Society of Eastern Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania -- Bead Society of Bucks County
Pennsylvania -- Obsessive-Compulsive Beaders of PA
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild
Tennessee -- Cumberland Valley Bead Society
Texas -- Austin Bead Society
Texas -- Wild West Bead Society
Texas -- Dallas Bead Society
Texas -- Highland Lakes Bead Society
Texas -- San Antonio Bead & Ornament Society
Texas -- Houston Polymer Clay Guild
Utah -- Intermountain Beads
Virginia -- Potomac Polymer Clay Guild
Washington -- Northwest Bead Society
Washington -- Spokane-NW Bead Society
Washington -- NW Polymer Clay Guild
Washington -- Washington State Button Society
Washington, D.C. -- Bead Society of Greater Washington
Wisconsin -- Madison Bead Society
Wisconsin -- Wisconsin State Button Society
Wisconsin -- Sheboygan Bead Society
Wyoming -- Wyoming Tumblebeaders
U.S.A. -- National Bead Society
U.S.A. -- National Button Society
International -- Bead Society of Australia
International -- Bead Society of Great Britain
International -- South and West Wales Bead Society
International -- British Button Society
International -- Bead Society of Southern Africa
International -- U.S. and International Clubs for Button Collectors

Video Library

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 email her. Call to arrange to borrow a video.


Beading Magazines
Bead & Button Magazine
Bead Style magazine
Beadwork Magazine
Lapidary Journal Magazine
Step by Step Beads magazine
Bead Unique magazine
Bead World magazine
Ornament Magazine
Simply Beads magazine
Art Jewelry magazine
Jewelry Crafts magazine
The Bead Bugle (online magazine)
HandThoughts Bead/Art (online magazine)
BeadCrochet.Com
Wire Artist Jeweller Magazine
Polymer Clay Polyzine
Glass Line Newsletter
About.Com -- Beadwork
Beadwrangler
Button Bytes Light
The Crafts Report
American Style Magazine
Native Peoples Magazine
Find U. S. bead stores at Beadstore.net


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 Leslie Ciechanowski"
Grant Diffendaffer, Bead & Button August 2004, "Grand Illusion"
B. J. Guderian, Step by Step Beads July-August 2004, "Rainbow necklace & earrings"
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 & earrings"
Tina Koyama, Beadwork February/March 2004, "Free-form Peyote Watchband"
Laura Willits, Surface Design Journal Spring 2003, "Laura Willits' Night Music"
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 Willits"
Dan Adams, Bead & Button April 2001, "Kevin O'Grady, Master of color & form"
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 Spirits"
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 Atkins (2000)
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)

 

 

 

 

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