Who We Are

Welcome to the Coastal Bead Society,

 Serving the low country of Georgia and South Carolina, our mission is to further the art of beading and bead education within our membership and our communities.  Our members consist of bead and mixed media artists of all skill levels, from beginners to professionals with creations in galleries and popular beading publications.

We offer a venue for everything from social beading with congenial friends, to monthly educational programs, to classes with national instructors.  Beginners to seasoned bead enthusiasts are all welcome!

Our programs and classes cover:

- Bead Stringing

- Beading Weaving

- Bead Embroidery

- Beading with Fiber

- Bead Sculpture

-Wire working, enhancing your beadwork and creating your own clasps

Some of the national instructors we have obtained thru our Visiting Teacher Program are Diane Fitzgerald, Sherry Serafini, Cindy Holsclaw, Melissa Grokowski Shippey and Maggie Meister.

Attending your first meeting is free.  Should you decide to join us the membership dues are $25.00 per year.  Membership benefits include:

- Monthly meetings with fellow bead artists

- Bead Stash Sale  yearly where you can sell your unwanted beads

- Local additional monthly beading classes

- Access to world class beading instructors

- Discounts at local bead stores

- Member Show and Tell projects

Our monthly meetings run from September thru May with summers off. 

During the summer we work on projects, plan bead road trips, and boost our creativity.  In addition to the monthly meetings and programs we offer classes on various topics from learning peyote stitches to creating right angle weave earrings.

These additional opportunities for learning are held at easily accessible locations in Savannah and Bluffton.

You can find the dates of all events on our calendar page.

Our society was started in the 90’s by a small group of dedicated beaders in a church hall who had a vision of sharing the ancient art of beading.

Today we are over 80 members strong and continuing their quest.

Please come and join us!

Ready to become a member, just print and fill out the form and bring to next meeting or mail it in.