Directory of Bead Societies & Art Guilds

Published on
January 1, 2008 12:00:00 PM PST January 1, 2008 12:00:00 PM PSTst, January 1, 2008 12:00:00 PM PST
Looking for a bead society, polymer-clay guild, metal art, or glassworking group or guild near you? Browse this list! Contact any of these local groups for more information about meeting times and locations. If there aren't any bead societies in your state, check surrounding states — there may be one just across the border.

If you know of an organization to add to this list (or corrections to be made to the list), please contact us. Thank you!

If you're a new bead society, you might want to tell the Bead Society of Greater Washington, and the Bead Society of Greater Chicago.

USA Bead Societies and Art Guilds

~ National ~ ~ Online ~
~ Alabama ~ ~ Alaska ~ ~ Arizona ~ ~ Arkansas ~ ~ California ~ ~ Colorado ~ ~ Connecticut ~ ~ Delaware ~ ~ Florida ~ ~ Georgia ~ ~ Hawaii ~ ~ Idaho ~ ~ Illinois ~ ~ Indiana ~ ~ Iowa ~ ~ Kansas ~ ~ Kentucky ~ ~ Louisiana ~ ~ Maine ~ ~ Maryland ~ ~ Massachusetts ~ ~ Michigan ~ ~ Minnesota ~ ~ Mississippi ~ ~ Missouri ~ ~ Montana ~ ~ Nebraska ~ ~ Nevada ~ ~ New Hampshire ~ ~ New Jersey ~ ~ New Mexico ~ ~ New York ~ ~ North Carolina ~ ~ Ohio ~ ~ Oklahoma ~ ~ Oregon ~ ~ Pennsylvania ~ ~ Rhode Island ~ ~ South Carolina ~ ~ South Dakota ~ ~ Tennessee ~ ~ Texas ~ ~ Utah ~ ~ Vermont ~ ~ Virginia ~ ~ Washington ~ ~ Washington, DC ~ ~ West Virginia ~ ~ Wisconsin ~ ~ Wyoming ~

International Bead Societies and Art Guilds

~ International ~
~ Australia ~ ~ Brazil ~ ~ Canada ~ ~ Ethiopia ~ ~ France ~ ~ Ghana ~ ~ Great Britain ~ ~ Japan ~ ~ New Zealand ~ ~ Russia ~ ~ South Africa ~ ~ United Kingdom ~

National

Online

Alabama

  • Bead Society of Alabama
    2913 Lennox Dr. SW
    Decatur,  AL 35603
    Austin Cooper (256) 350-1921
  • Huntsville Bead Society(upd:  02/12)
    Visit on Facebook!
  • Southeast Alabama Bead Society(upd:  10/09)
  • Greater Birmingham Bead Society(upd:  11/10)
  • Central Alabama Bead Society
    No longer meeting

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Bead Society(upd:  08/09)
    2407 Crescent Dr.
    Horseshoe Bend,  AR 72512
  • Bead Society of Arkansas (upd:  June 2016)
    Little Rock, AR
    (870) 373-4333

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

  • Bead Brains Anonymous(upd:  11/09)
    No longer meeting.
  • Bead Society of Northern Idaho(upd:  02/09)
    No longer meeting? Let us know.
  • Boise Bead Society(verified 3/2020)
  • Coeur d'Alene Bead Society(upd:  11/09)
    No longer meeting.
  • Idaho Polymer Clay Guild(upd:  11/09)

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

  • The Derby Bead Guild(upd:  2016)
    PO Box 24, Derby, KS 67037
    Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at The Derby Public Library
    Open beading 4:00 pm to 6:15 pm. General meeting starts at 6:15 and ends around 8:00

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

  • Big Sky Bead Society
  • Flathead Polymer Clay Guild

Nebraska

  • Midwest Polymer Clay Artists(upd:  11/09)
    No longer meeting? Let us know.
  • Nebraska Bead Society(upd: 3/2020)
  • Omaha Beady Bunch(upd:  02/09)
    8766 Grand Ave.
    Omaha,  NE 68134
  • Central Nebraska Seed Bead Group(upd:  03/11)
  • Midwest Lampworkers Guild(verified 3/2020)

Nevada

  • North Nevada Bead Society/Sierra Bead Society
    No longer meeting? Let us know.
  • Las Vegas Bead Society(upd:  09/11)
  • Las Vegas Gem Society(upd:  10/09)
    PO Box 35078
    Las Vegas,  NV 89133
  • Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild(upd:  11/09)
    No longer meeting? Let us know.
  • Reno Rock Club(verified 3/2020)
  • Bead Weavers(upd:  09/11)
  • Clay Reno!

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

  • South Dakota Bead Society
    No longer meeting? Let us know.

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington, DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

International

Australia

Brazil

Canada

Ethiopia

France

Ghana

Great Britain

Japan

New Zealand

Russia

South Africa

  • Bead Society of Southern Africa(upd:  11/11)
    Cape Town
    No longer meeting? Let us know!

United Kingdom