Meetings are usually held the second Sunday of the month, from noon to 3 PM at Granite State Independence Living, which is located at 21 Chenell Drive
Concord, NH 03301
. Some months have the meetings moved to alternate dates so as to not conflict with a major holiday, such as Mothers' Day.

Current Schedule
December 9, 2018

This year's party will be at Alan's Restaurant in Boscawen, NH. This event is from 10 AM - 2 PM. Please bring a $15 bead-related item if you want to participate in the Yankee Swap. Directions to the restaurant are on their webpage.

January 13, 2019

Bead Swap Meeting
Bring in a baggie with beads or bead-related things with a value of $5.00. Magazines, books and
storage containers are also good things to bring. For every bag you bring in you will be given a
numbered ticket. When your number is called you will proceed to the table and pick an item.

January 26, 2019 Mini-Bead Retreat - Shirley Stockmeyer-Hooksett Library, 31 Mount
St. Mary's Way, Hooksett - 9AM - 5:0PM
February 10, 2019 Shirley Stockmeyer presents on buttons. Bring a long shank button if you want to try her technique.
March 10, 2019

Bead Crochet - taught by Gail Devoid, Lois Wood, and Roslyn Reed - Bring white yarn, pony beads, large crochet hook (size 10), safety pin. If possible, load your yarn with three colors: 2 (A), 2 (B), 2 (C). Repeat until you have a foot of beads.

March 23, 2019

**Tentative** 4H Project. Coordinator: Sue (Cinnamon) Cannella

April 14, 2019

Bead Embroidery - brought to you by Sue (Cinnamon) Cannella, Monty Nikkel, and Sue Burleigh

May 2 - 5 , 2019 Bead Retreat - Barbara C. Harris Conference Center.
May 19, 2019

Barb O'Brien teaches a 7-strand plait on the Kumihimo foam disk, which is also known as Seven Sisters (named by Sally Battis).

June 9, 2019

Caravan Bead road trip- Departure from our old meeting location in Pembroke. This event is unconfirmed, but details will follow soon.

July 14, 2019

Monte Nikkel and Sue Burleigh will instruct us on how to do a bezel.

August 11, 2019
No Meeting - See you at Innovative Bead Expo and The League of NH Craftsmen's Fair at Lake Sunapee
September 8, 2019

Cubic Right Angle Weave and PRAW

October 13, 2019

Freeform peyote

November 7-10, 2019 Bead Retreat - Barbara C. Harris Conference Center
November 10, 2019 Wire-working - Gear Earrings

December 8, 2019

Holiday Party - (Members Only) Member ticket: $20.00. Party starts 10:00AM and ends at 2:00PM. Bring a $15 gift if you want to participate in the Yankee Swap. Contact either Lois Wood for more information.
January 13, 2020 Bead Society Meeting - Bead Swap?



Larger Map

Here are directions from our old meeting place at 5 Sheep David Rd, Concord, NH to our new meeting place at GSIL.

From: 5 Sheep Davis Rd, Pembroke, NH 03275-3705
To: 21 Chenell Dr Concord, NH 03301-8539
5 min | 2.937 miles

Start out going north on Sheep Davis Rd/NH-106 toward Keith Ave.

2.00 miles

Turn left onto Regional Dr.

  • Regional Dr is 0.1 miles past Chenell Dr
  • If you reach Triangle Park Dr you've gone about 0.6 miles too far

0.69 miles

Take the 2nd left onto Chenell Dr.

  • Chenell Dr is 0.5 miles past Industrial Park Dr
  • If you reach Barrell Ct you've gone about 0.1 miles too far

0.25 miles


21 Chenell Dr, Concord, NH 03301-8539, 21 CHENELL DR is on the left.

  • If you reach the end of Chenell Dr you've gone about 0.1 miles too far

0.00 miles


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  • September new members $40.00
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