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Huntsville, AL - Huntsville Bead Society
e-mail: hsvbeads@gmail.com,
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Huntsville-Bead-Society

Decatur, AL - Alabama Bead Society
2913 Lenox Drive, SW,  (256) 350-1921, boysown@charter.net



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Juneau, AK - Juneau Bead Society
c/o The Bead Gallery, 315 Seward Street, (907) 586-3223, beadgal@ptialaska.net,    http://www.ptialalaska.net/~beadgal/page3.htm.

Anchorage, AK - Alaska Bead Society
PO Box 242972 , (907) 333-7698, mdover@alaska.com,

Wasilla, AK - Mat-Su Valley Bead Society
PO Box 870062, Contact: Jeanette Shanigan, jeanette@mtaonline.net, http://msvbeadsociety.homestead.com.

Palmer, AK, - Underground Bead Society
7685 East Rawhide Lane, Contact: Lynette Schroeder-Einwiller, underground.bead@gmail.com



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Pheonix, AZ - The Arizona Bead Society
Box 80111, Arcadia Station 072, Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum, 1502 W. Washington, (602) 266-3375,

Prescott, AZ - The High Desert Bead Society of Northern Arizona
P O Box 1383 , (928) 443-0819, High Desert Bead Society,   http://beadsocietyaz.blogspot.com/.

Pheonix, AZ - The Arizona Society of Glass Beadmakers
11617 N 40th Way, (602) 841-6747

Concho, AZ - The Bead Society of Central Arizona
c/o Aurora Berry, P.O. Box 561 , (520) 337-4054,

Phoenix, AZ - The Arizona Seed Bead Guild
4814 North 14th Place , (602) 274-3580, roncord@msn.com,   http://www.tradewindgallery.com.

Tucson, AZ - The Tucson Bead Society
3535 N. 1st Avenue, M-2 , (602) 293-3362

Gilbert, AZ 85234 - Phoenix East Valley Beaders
2212 E. Marquette, (480) 628-3545, Email: eastvalleybeaders@mac.com http://web.mac.com/eastvalleybeaders.



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North Arkansas Bead Society
2407 Crescent Drive ,
e-mail: car34hbar@centurytel.net Sec. - Treas.
e-mail: cen62061@centurytel.net Pres.
e-mail: cpp10638@centurytel.net Vice-Pres.,



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Lake City, CA - World Beadmakers Guild
HC 60 Box 11, (530) 279-2507
http://www.beadshows.com/beadsmith.

Los Angeles, CA - The Los Angeles Bead Society
PO Box 241874, Contact: Joan Eppen, (805) 495-2550,
http://www.beadsocietyla.org/

Santa Ana, CA - The Bead Society of Orange County
2002 N. Main Street

San Diego, CA - Bead Society of San Diego County
P.O. Box 17547, (858) 2273, Contact: Donna Palmer
beadragon@aol.com

Los Altos, CA - Black Sheep Handweavers Guild
P.O. Box 253

Mountain View, CA - California South Bay Society for Glass Beadmakers
c/o Sundance Art Glass Center, 231 Whisman Rd.,
codyhaha@aol.com

Fresno, CA - Central California Bead Society
P.O. Box 16412, (559) 276-2336, Contact: Rhonda Gamble
ccbeadsociety@yahoo.com
http://www.elite.net/~tfrazier/society_info.htm

Oakland, CA - The Northern California Bead Society
P.O. Box 22128
info@norcalbeadsociety.org

San Jose, CA - South Bay Bead Arts Guild
Yu-Ai Kai Community Center, 588 N. 4th Street (X-Street Jackson), (408) 254-2004

Fontana, CA - Beadazzled Beaders Bead Society
5090 St. Albert Dr., (909) 307-2669



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Denver, CO - Rocky Mountain Bead Society
PO Box 480721,
rmbs@rockybeads.org
http://www.rockybeads.org.



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Guilford, CT - Connecticut Bead Society
115 State Street,
EJ52 @aol.com



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Jacksonville, FL - Northeast Florida Bead Society
8131 Rocky Creek Drive,
http://sites.google.com/site/nefbs09
jleatherberry@att.net

Altamonte Springs, FL - The Bead Society of Central Florida
640 Jasmine Rd., (407) 331-3452,
dovick@earthlink.net
http://www.icflorida.com/community/groups/BSCF/index.html

Coconut Grove, FL - South Florida Bead Society
Contact: Adrienne Gaskell, (305) 301-4976,


Lehigh Acres, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast Bead Society
1729 Unice Avenue N

Altamonte Springs, FL - The Florida Society of Bead Researchers
121 Larkspur Drive, (407)-831-0843

Pensacola, FL - Emerald Coast Bead Society
P.O. Box 13472, (407) 331-3452,
nona2kylie@cox.net
http://www.myheavenlybeads.com/ECBS.html

Holmes Beach, FL - Florida West Coast Bead Society
6300 Flotilla Drive, Apt.#79, (813) 778-4705

Delray Beach, FL - Palm Beach Bead Society
P.O. Box 222, (561) 969-3291,
mcreates@aol.com
http://www.gopbi.com/community/groups/pbbeadsociety/

Gainesville, FL - Florida Gainesville Bead Society
6912 SW 75th Street

Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Bead Society
P.O. Box 280315, (813) 960-2952,


Hollywood, FL - The Greater SE Florida Bead Society
6560 Fillmore Street, (954) 961-5267



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Decatur, GA - Atlanta Bead Society
PO Box 69, (404) 321-5292
e-mail: atlantabeadsoc@webtv.net
http://www.atlantabeadsociety.com



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Honolulu, HI - The Bead Society of Hawaii
PO Box 235578,
jerri@lava.net

Lahaina, Maui, HI - The Bead Society of Hawaii, Maui Chapter
170 Hale Street, (808) 667-2870

Honolulu, Oahu, HI - The Bead Society of Hawaii, Oahu Chapter
2414 Kuhio Street, (808)-922-1999



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Sandpoint, ID - Bead Brains Anonymous
P.O. Box 1501, (208) 263-5920

Coeur d'Alene, ID - Coeur d'Alene Bead Society
P.O. Box 5301, (208) 765-6758
zizzy@micron.net



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Willmette, IL - Bead Society of Greater Chicago
P.O. Box 8103, (312) 458-0519, info@bsgc.org
http://www.bsgc.org

Evanston, IL - Chicago Midwest Bead Society
1511 Sherman Street, (708) 328-4040, ayla@aylasoriginals.com
http://aylasoriginals.com/CMBS.html



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Indianapolis, IN - Indiana Bead Society
PO Box 51602, (317) 335-3588
http:www.indianabeadsociety.org



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Mission, KS - Bead Society of Greater Kansas City
Johnson County Offices, 6000 Lamar,
http://www.kcbeadsociety.org



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New Orleans, LA - Bead Society of New Orleans
114 Midway Drive, (312) 458-0519

Baton Rouge, LA - Baton Rouge Bead Society
c/o Jane Olson - 919 Bromley Drive, (225) 755-1332

Shreveport, LA - The Gypsy Beaders
http://iwilli71129.tripod.com/gypsybeadersshreveportlousiaian/
Meetings held at: Hamilton-South Caddo Branch Library of the Shreve Memorial Library located at 2111 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Contact:



West Monroe, LA - Magpies Bead Society
c/o Peggy Kemp - 103 Forest Hill Road, (318) 342-1165


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Ellicott City, MD - The Baltimore Bead Society
c/o The Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, (410) 857-4704
info@baltimorebead.org   www.baltimorebead.org

Washington, DC - Bead Society of Greater Washington DC
400 Seventh Street NW, (202)-624-4500
info@bsgw.org   http://www.beadmuseumdc.org



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Brookline, MA - New England Bead Society
135 Aspinwall Avenue, (617) 499-9432
honeybead@aol.com     http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/3542

Hanover, MA - The Jewelry and Bead Society (JaBS) of Boston's South Shore
Contact Linda Newberry, President: thebeadedheart@comcast.net     http://thebeadedheartbiz.blogspot.com



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Royal Oak, MI - Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild
P.O. Box 1639, (810) 468-1609
malenka-dietku@excite.com     http://www.greatlakesbeadworkersguild.org

Saginaw, MI - Saginaw Valley Bead Society
926 Reed St,
http://www.saginawvalleybeadsociety.org

Frankenmuth, MI - Mid Michigan Bead Society
359 S. Franklin,



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Minneapolis, MN 55414 - Upper Midwest Bead Society
3000 University Avenue SE, #5
uppermidwestbead@netscape.net    http://www.uppermidwestbeadsociety.org



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Independence, MO - Bead Society Of Greater Kansas City
PO Box 255,
Kcbeadsociety@aol.com     http://www.geocities.com/kcbeadsociety/

St. Louis, MO - St. Louis Bead Society City
beadsociety_stl@hotmail.com.



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Billings, MT - The Billings Bead Society
1727 Miles Avenue, (406) 656-6778

Bozeman, MT - The Billings Bead Society
321 W. Main, (406) 587-1175



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Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Bead Society
PO Box 30633,
nebeadsociety@yahoo.com     http://www.geocities.com/nebeads/



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Colts Neck, NJ - Bead Society of New Jersey
Contact: Andrea Domro, P.O. Box 537,
adomroe@comcast.net    http://www.beadsocietyofnewjersey.org

Merchantville, NJ - South Jersey Bead Society
19 West Park Avenue, (609) 486-1479
robins@snip.net     http://www.beadcellar.com/sjbs



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Hollis, NH - The Bead Society of New Hampshire
Contact: Ellen Gaimari, PO Box 1114,
beads@labyrinthbeads.com



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Albuquerque, NM - Bead Mavins Bead Society
Contact: Cathy Gibson, (505) 281-6051

Albuquerque, NM - The New Mexico Bead Society
P.O. Box 36824, (505) 292-0654

Truth or Consequences, NM 87901 - Sierra County Beadaholics
907 Ivy St., (575)-894-6072
Meetings every 4th Saturday of the month



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New York, NY - Bead Society of Greater New York
P.O. Box 6219, FDR Station, NY, NY 10150 , Contact: Membership Director:
(212) 591-1127 info@nybead.org     http://www.nybead.org

N. Massapequa, NY - Long Island Bead Society
PO Box 2064, Contact: Caren Schwartz, (516) 804-9456
LIBeadSociety@aol.com     http://www.longislandbeadsociety.com

Lake Placid, NY - Beadoworkers' Guild of Long Island
4 Essex Street,
http://www.thebeadsite.com

Plattsburgh, N.Y. - The Adirondack North Country Bead Society
c/o Lily Pond, 17 Bridge Street, Contact: Jennifer VanBenschoten, (518) 563-9334
lilypond@charterinternet.com

Horseheads, NY - Crystal City Bead Society
21 S. Wheaton Road



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Raleigh, NC - Triangle Bead Society
c/o BeadStruk, 610 Glenwood Avenue, (919) 833-6070

Asheville, NC - National Bead Society
PO Box 2239, (828) 669-1981
editor@nationalbeadsociety.com    http://nationalbeadsociety.com

Raleigh, NC - Winston Salem Bead Society
500 E Whitaker Mill Road, Contact: David Giles
bearbeader@earthlink.net

Raleigh, NC, 27605 - Capital Area Beading Organization (CABO),
P. O. Box 10222
info@caboraleigh.org
http://www.caboraleigh.org



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Columbus, OH - Bead Society of Central Ohio
249 King Avenue, (614) 291-6565

Oberlin, OH - North Coast Bead Guild
Contact: Bead Paradise II at the Studio on the Park, 29 West College Street, (440)-775-2233
http://www.BeadParadise@oberlin.net

Cleveland, OH - North Coast Bead Guild
Contact: Fae Mellichamp, 1120 Chester Avenue Ste 4, cor-secretary@sgb.com
http://www.sgb.org



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Tulsa, OK - Oklahoma Bead Society
2383 W. Tecumseh Street, (918) 691-3690
thebeadles_ok@yahoo.com

Portland, OR - The Portland Bead Society
P.O. Box 10611, Contact: Toni McCarthy, (360)-834-0325
http://www.beadport.com/

Portland, OR - The Center For the Study of Beadwork
P.O. Box 13719 , Contact: Alice Scherer,

Eugene, OR - Society of Bead Researchers
P.O. Box 7304 , Contact: Lester Ross
karlis karklins@pch.gc.ca



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Portland, OR - The Portland Bead Society
P.O. Box 10611, Contact: Toni McCarthy, (360)-834-0325
http://www.beadport.com/

Portland, OR - The Center For the Study of Beadwork
P.O. Box 13719 , Contact: Alice Scherer,

Eugene, OR - Society of Bead Researchers
P.O. Box 7304 , Contact: Lester Ross
karlis karklins@pch.gc.ca



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Coopersburg, PA - Bead Society of Eastern Pennsylvania
702 West State Street, Contact: Kelly K. Wilson
kellykay65@netcarrier.com    http://kellykay65.tripod.com/

Orwigsburg, PA - Brandywine Bead Society
1840 Tall Oaks Road, (717)366-2300

Green Lane, PA - Bead Society of Bucks County
"Bucks Beaders", 1271 Payne Road, (215) 234-2818
char@theplace2b.com



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Pukwana, SD - South Dakota Bead Society
c/o Spirit Trading Company, RR1 Box 41, (605) 894-4527



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Nashville, TN - Cumberland Valley Bead Society
P.O. Box 41903, Contact: Tammy Hicks, (615) 847-4436
beadwarebna@msn.com    http://www.cvbeads.net/

Johnson City, TN - Smokey Mountain Bead Society
2532 Elizabethtown Hwy , Contact: Cindy Tipton, (423) 926-0050



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Dallas, TX - The Dallas Bead Society
c/o Ruthann Penzenik
806 Fairwood Drive,
Yahoo group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dallasbeadsociety/ http://dallasbead.org/

Austin, TX - The Austin Bead Society
P.O. Box 656, (512)-448-1834
info@austinbeadsociety.org    http://www.austinbeadsociety.org

Arlington, TX - Wild West Bead Society
c/o Wild Beads, 2833 Galleria Drive, 76011,
E-mail:wwbs_tx@yahoo.com   http://www.wildwestbeadsociety.com/,

Houston, TX - The Houston Bead Society
Bayou Manor, 4141 South Braeswood, Contact: Shirley Nowlin, (409) 938-0393   Email:shirley@houstonbeadsociety.org     http://www.houstonbeadsociety.org

Amarillo, TX - The Panhandle Bead Association
PO Box 3747, Contact: Beth Barringer

Beaumont, TX - Southeast Texas Bead and Ornament Society
PO Box 12656,   setbos@virtualhosts.net

San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Bead and Ornament Society
707 West Silver Sands, Contact: Pancho J. Knutson, (210) 348-6297 or (210) 348-6022
sabostx@hotmail.com



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Charlottesville, VA - Bead Society of Greater Charlottesville
St. Mark's Lutheran Church hall, Corner of 250 and Alderman,
c/o Studio Baboo, 106 5th St., SE,    swanwalk@cstone.net

Norge, VA - The Bead Society of Southeastern Virginia
PO Box 580,
info@bssv.org    http://www.bssv.org

Vienna, VA - The Northern Virginia Bead Society
PO Box 2258, Vienna, VA 22183-2258
www.nvabeads.org   NVBS2002@yahoo.com



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Pullman, WA - The Bead Group of Palouse
321 Webb Street, NW, (509) 332-2479


Seattle, WA - The Northwest Bead Society
PMB 564, 4603 NE University Village, (206) 442-1144
webmaster@nwbeadsociety.org    www.nwbeadsociety.org

Seattle, WA - The Glass Art Society
1305 4th Ave. Ste 711, Contact: Elizabeth Byrd
GlassArtSoc@earthlink.net    http://www.glassart.org

Seattle, WA - About Beads
2100 N 106th St Apt 301, Contact: Dale Leuthold

Quilcene, WA - The Olympic Bead Society
P.O. Box 27, (206) 765-3720

Spokane, WA - The Spokane-Northwest Bead Society
P.O. Box 1208, Contact: Judy Kitner, (509) 927-3945
jgilmartin@msn.com



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Middleton, WI - Madison Bead Society
PO Box 620383, Contact: Wally Brinkmann, brinkmann@geography.wisc.edu

Brookfield, WI - Loose Bead Society of Greater Milwaukee
PO Box 35,
http://www.loosebeadsociety.org

Sheboygan, WI - The Sheboygan Bead Society
Sheboygan Falls Memorial Library, 330 Buffalo Street,
http://groups.msn.com/SheboyganBeadSociety



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Las Vegas, NV - The Las Vegas Bead Society
PO Box 35078, Contact: Sharon Rogow, (702)656-1144
skibeads@ix.netcom.com    http://www.angelfire.com/nv/lasvegasbead

Carson City, NV - The North Nevada Bead Society
1625 No. Carson Street, Contact: Sandra McCormick