Be sure to check our Main Line Bead Society Facebook page regularly for updated information and posts from our members and our supporting shops!
You can reach the Board via email at MLBScontactus@yahoo.com
We still ask that for the safety of our fellow members, if you aren't feeling well, please stay home. Masks are not required in our meetings but if you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, you're very welcome to do so.
The mission of the Main Line Bead Society (MLBS) is to promote, inspire and nurture creative expression, interest and active participation in all aspects of beading. To accomplish our mission, we bring together a diverse group of people to exchange ideas, share techniques and talent and provide education and information through our monthly meetings, programs and specialized workshops and retreats.
The Main Line Bead Society (MLBS) was formed in 2006 by a dedicated group of beaders who wanted to build a sense of community among those who have a passion for beads, beading, wire work, polymer clay, PMC, and all things bead/jewelry related. Because the term "beading" truly encompasses a wide array of creative techniques and forms, anyone who has an enthusiasm to unite beads with fiber, polymer, wire work or many other media is, and always has been, encouraged to come join is at our monthly membership meetings and events. Come to be inspired and to inspire others with your creativity in our friendly supportive environment.
If you need to contact us, our email address is:
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2023 Board Members
Nicole MacLean - Co-President
Bobbi Butler - Co-President
Treasurer - Donna Bartha
Secretary - Carol Cohen
2023 Chairperson Roles
Taffy Symmonds - Bead Charities and MLBS Membership
Jeannette Ligget - Program Management
Maureen DiLuzio - Fundraising and Holiday Party
MLBS Supporting Bead Shops
Remember to support our shops! They need us to patronize them, either in person or via online or phone orders, to stay in business. Whenever you need beading supplies, please consider buying from our area shops first! Members can find more supporting shops information in the Members website section.
Pennsylvania - Blue Santa Beads & Boutique, Fiber and Beads Warehouse, Owl Be Beading, Studio 36 Bead Shop & Artisans Gallery
New Jersey - Just Bead It - Beach Haven and Surf City
Maryland - Bead Soup
Follow Us on our Main Line Bead Society Facebook page.
Click on the Join Us box below. This will take you to our membership enrollment and renewal page. Remember to complete your full name, address, phone number and email address on your application. We put this information in our membership roles so we can send you electronic meeting notices, notices about special events and workshops and other important society communications!
MLBS believes in supporting those less fortunate through bead and other donations to various charities and groups. Our members recommend groups where donations, especially bead donations, can be made to support worthy causes or to help children. We currently support :
Rocky Run YMCA - Beads will be used in projects to support their various programs for the community.
Additional Charities - In addition, MLBS supports local charities focused on helping children and their families, especially during the holiday season.