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Below are links for member businesses & individuals who sponsor our site. Visit our Links page for further details.


Dava Bead & Trade

Bead Happy

TIKA imports

Beads at Dusti Creek
Beads at Dusti Creek

Bead Bullies

The Good Door

Uroboros Glass Studios

The Bead Chest

GENERAL MEETING - June 21, 2011 -

Change of Date

We will have our annual potluck binomo and chair sale. Please bring a dish or platter of yummy food and a serving utensil. PBS will provide drinks.

For our annual chair sale, vendors are asked to sell their wares on a chair, a TV tray, or a card table no larger than 3'X3'. Vendors must provide their own tray or card table, but may use MAC chairs. Space is limited to 1 chair OR table per member. The round tables provided by MAC are reserved for "potlucking"; no selling from the round tables.

Calling for volunteers! Tara needs you! anyone willing to help set-up and help clean-up for the potluck is asked to call Tara Fergerson (503)267-8718


We are creating a display of beaded dolls by PBS members which we will move from one library to another in the Portland Metro area - possibly binomo legal atau ilegal six diffeerent libraries by binomo investasi the end of the year. The PBS traveling library show is designed to reach out to all ages of the general public.

Submitted dolls will be juried and a selection will be chosen that form a cohesive body of work that fits in the library display cases. Accepted entries will be used in the show through December 31, 2011. The show will not be in insured, but the displayed dolls will be kept in a locked case at the libraries. PBS claims no responsibilty for loss, damage, or theft to the dolls. Some bead artists add a rider to their home owners' insurance when they have beadwork in a show.

All entries with completed Artist Waiver apakah trading binomo halal (Application form on page 6 of the current newsletter), must be recieved by June 21, 2011. You may submit your beaded doll at the PBS General Meeting on June 21st or arrange a different drop off with tutorial binomo one of the committee members: Cindy Talbott-Nelson, Kari Hieb, Carol Perrenoud, Jenny Gallagher, or Karen Bettin. If you have questions, contact Karen Bettin at (503) 656-1713 or pbskaren@hotmail.com.

NOTE: There are no meetings in July or August. HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

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PBS Library

Come visit the library at

Bead Happy& Gallery
15830 SE McLoughlin Blvd
Milwaukie , OR 97267
(503) 650-7885

'open 7 days/week'

For more information visit our Library Page.


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General Membership Monthly Meetings

This is our monthly event. We have a very active membership who attend our meetings.

Generally, every month we have a speaker complete with a slide show representing their work or the story they are telling. The topics might be marvelous lampworked beads and the artist who made them or how seed beads are made in the Czech Republic. We might hear from seed bead artists who use those little bitty beads to make fabulous necklaces or sculptural pieces. We might see a slide show about the families who make Hill Tribe Silver in Thailand. Around the holidays we have a potluck and make earrings to give to a women's shelter. Very diverse subjects for a very diverse group of folks who enjoy, like, or love beads. Be sure to CLICK HERE for all the meeting details.

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. We are always happy to see new faces, so please come join us.

Portland Bead Society Annual Bead Bazaar

November 5 & 6, 2011
Montgomery Park

Prospective Vendor Application & Information

Click here for show details

Sylvia Loftus & Lisa McAuliffe

Bazaar Co-Chairs

See pictures of our previous bazaars
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Annual Portland Bead Society Retreat

Where? Tolovana Inn, Cannon Beach.
When? March 4, 5 & 6, 2011

The application for the 2011 Bead Retreat is now available on this website. Please click on this to access it. Attendance at the Retreat is available only to PBS members.

Want to know more? See our Retreat section!


Go HERE for a list of our 2011 vendor members.

2011 Vendor Registration is now available, click HERE to access it

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