Welcome and Thank You for
Celebrating 9+ Years
*** Beading, Networking, Learning, & Socializing ***
At the Greater Birmingham Bead Society, we believe bead societies have an important role to play, not only in the bead world, but also in the lives of its members. The enthusiasm, as well as expertise people bring to bead societies cannot be matched in any ordinary business endeavor.
The GBBS strives to further the education of both the beginning beader, as well as the advanced jewelry artist.
We meet on the second Thursday of every month at the DAWSON MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH located at
1114 Oxmoor Road, Room 24 (downstairs in the Family Recreation Center bldg.) Birmingham, AL 35209.
Our meetings begin at 6:30 PM with a brief business overview and then our evening's program. Some of our meeting feature the "Beader Spotlight," which focuses on one of our Members and provides the opportunity for them to showcase their talents. While other meetings engage our members and visitors in "hands-on" projects" to try new techniques or our program may involve a lecture or "show & tell" by members and/or guest speakers.
To nudge and encourage our members creative growth, we have a quarterly "Bead Challenge" with varying themes. We encourage book, magazine, and bead/craft show reviews, and share information on the newest tools or gadgets.
Throughout the year, our GBBS Members support a variety of charitable organizations and community needs with their generous donations of time, money, and finished jewelry items.
Our MISSION Statement
The objective and purpose of the
Greater Birmingham Bead Society
is education and cultural development through participation in and the
encouragement of interest in the art of beads, beadwork, and the
promotion of the individual member's creativity.
"Stringing Jewelry Artists Together...
One Bead at a Time."