Welcome to the Main Line Bead Society Website

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

COVID Notice

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. 

Our Mission

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:


Follow us on our Main Line Bead Society Facebook page.

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

Bead Shops

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 

Upcoming events

Interested in MLBS?

Join Us!

We meet the third Tuesday of every month from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM at the Church of Christ in Folsom PA.  Your first regular membership meeting is free. (If you want to participate in the project for that meeting, you will be responsible for the price of the project kit.)

Follow Us on our Main Line Bead Society Facebook page. 

Want to be a Member?

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!

Join us

Bead Donations

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.  

    The Main Line Bead Society is a 501(c)(7) federally tax exempt organization meeting monthly in Folsom PA.  You can follow MLBS on Facebook under Main Line Bead Society.

    Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software