Meetings are usually held the second Sunday of the month, from noon to 3 PM at Granite State Independence Living (GSIL), 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

Canceled due to inclement weather.

March 23, 2019

4H Project. Coordinator: Sue (Cinnamon) Cannella

April 7, 2019

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

Did you clean out your closets? Bring clothing to the meeting for the Savers Clothing Drive.

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 new meeting location in Concord (GSIL). This event is now confirmed, and details will follow soon.

July 14, 2019

“How to Bezel" - both in bead embroidery as well as a free standing rivoli. Monte Nikkel and Sue Burleigh will instruct us on how to do a bezel. They will provide: rivolis, Delica beads, painted washers, and backing, as well as written instructions.

You need to bring: normal beading tools, Fire line, or what ever you prefer, needles, scissors etc.

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

Learn Bead Crochet - Four Around Bead Crochet Bangle

For an 8 ½ Bangle:

9 yards of C-lon, Mastex or crochet cottonSize 7 crochet hook 4 colors of size 6/0 beads strung in an ABCD pattern until you have 1 yard of beads on your thread.

Wrap it on a large Kumihimo spool to prevent tangling.

September 21, 2019

Mini-retreat at the Hooksett Library from 9AM - 5PM.

October 6, 2019

Freeform peyote

November 7-10, 2019 Bead Retreat - Barbara C. Harris Conference Center
November 3, 2019 This month's project will have Ann Celino teaching us. She will have only the Bow Trios in a kit of 4 for $2.00 in these colors:
  1. Antique Gold
  2. Antique Silver
  3. Gunmetal
  4. Rose Gold

Below is a list of the other supplies you will need for the project.

  1. (4) Bow Trios
  2. (2) Daggers
  3. (2) 6mm Round Gemstones
  4. (2) Wire Guardians
  5. (12) 4mm Round pearls/gemstones
  6. (2) Ear Wires
  7. (32) 11/0 Seed Beads Size 12
  8. Beading Needle
  9. 6 lb fireline thread
  10. (8) 15/0 Seed Beads
  11. (1) Stop Bead

  12. Earring Project 11/19
November 16, 2019

Mini-retreat at the GSIL from 9AM - 5PM.

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 Ellen Paulsen or Carol Darling for more information.

Click here for more information on Alan's Restaurant. Directions from the center of Concord, NH are below:

  1. Merge onto I-93 N in Concord, NH. Go 7.29 miles.
  2. Merge onto US-4 via EXIT 17 toward Boscawen/Penacook/US-3/Andover/Veterans Cemetry/Franklin. Go 1.5 miles.
  3. Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto Barrett Ave. Go .23 miles.
  4. Turn right onto Tremont St. Go 0.17 miles. If you are on Tremont St. ;and reach Fisher Ave. you've gone a little too far.
  5. Turn left onto Jackson St. and go 0.37 miles.
  6. Turn right onto N Main St/US-3 N. Go .16 miles.
  7. Alan's of Boscawen is on the left.
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

To print the directions, click here: Directions.


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