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Meet the Board of Directors
for The Bead Society of New Hampshire

Serving until October 2017

Dr. Gail H. Devoid,Ph,D.

Dr. Gail Devoid, President

Learn more about Gail.

E-mail: gdevoid@tds.net

Carol Darling

Carol Darling-Co-Vice President

Carol started beading about twelve years. ago. She lived in Manchester and found there were not any bead stores at the time. So, she came to Concord and got to string a bracelet. A new bead store opened in Manchester and there Carol took a seed bead class. She was hooked.

Her favorite beading technique is herringbone, Russian spiral and peyote. She has sold pieces to friends, and make items for gifts.

Carol says she beads mostly for the pleasure it gives her. Then, she gets to wear her best.

E-mail: cjean2@comcast.net

Ellen Paulsen
Ellen Paulsen, Co-Vice President

I joined the Bead Society about ten years ago and have learned so much from our members! I formerly was the recording secretary for two years, and this year I serve as Co-Vice President with Carol Darling. I don’t have training in the arts, but I come from a family who loved to work with their hands, from sewing, cooking, woodworking and other various crafts. Beading came about after many years of embellishing my hand made garments, and today it is a soothing passion.

E-mail: EVPaulsen@aol.com

Monte Nikkel, Treasurer


Email: Monte Nikkel

Jeane McEwen

Co- Corresponding Secretary: Jeane McEwan

About 10 years ago I discovered I wanted to make jewelry when I remade a department store bracelet into a "designer watch". I took that idea and applied it to some bead weaving techniques to create more fashion watches and bracelets. Since then I've expanded my skills to include wire wrapping, soldering, forging and other metalworking techniques. The Bead Society has given me the opportunity to continue learning new techniques while enjoying the company of many talented and creative people.

Email: Jeane McEwan

Co- Corresponding Secretary: Barbara O'Brien

Email: Barbara O'Brien

Mary Liponis
Mary Liponis, Recording Secretary

I enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the bead society meetings and have made many friends there.

E-mail: Mary Liponis