Bead Society Membership (in the Bead Society of Orange County) gives you many opportunities to participate in keeping alive the history, lore, the creation of and the use of beads as they pertain to the past, the present, and the future. We also offer continued learning through our workshops, networking through our meetings, and the sharing of your expertise through various programs that the society sponsors throughout the year. All members are also eligible to sell their beads and other created items of adornment at our annual member-to-member sale. Bead Society membership additionally makes you eligible to jury for vendor status at the annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar, held on the grounds of the Bowers Museum each April.

Because the Bead Society of Orange County is an affiliate of the Bowers Museum, membership to our society must also include a dual and simultaneous membership with the Bowers.

Membership costs are as follows-
BSOC Membership, Student $15 (with proof of student ID or transcript)
A “student” is an individual taking courses for credit that will apply toward a degree, a certificate for a specific trade, or a high school diploma. Student members intending to sell at the Art of Adorning are a business membership. They will be required to pay the difference in their Bead Society membership fee at the time of their submission as a vendor.

BSOC Membership, Individual is 25.00 annually
BSOC Membership, Business/Couple/Family is 40.00 annually


Bowers Membership, Active is 75.00 annually
Bowers Membership, Student/Teacher/Senior is 45.00 annually
Bowers Membership, Patron is 500.00 annually

DOWNLOAD a Membership Form for the Bead Society

Questions about membership information? Contact: Dawn Biskar

Link to the Bowers for their membership.


Our page header image features the work of Bead Society members 2Roses, turned and hand-carved tagua nut beads; and  Stacey Peterson, silver pendant. The inset bracelet is by member, Ilene Sirota.