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 makes you eligible to submit an application 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 in our society must also include a dual and simultaneous membership with the Bowers.
Bead Society Annual Memberships 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 when they submit as a vendor.
BSOC Membership, Individual, is 25.00 annually
BSOC Membership, Business/Couple/Family, is 40.00 annually
All Bead Society memberships are mailed directly to the Bowers Museum:
The Bead Society of Orange County
c/o the Bowers Museum
2002 N Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Bowers Annual Memberships are as follows-
Dual adult $75
Students, teachers, seniors $60
President’s Circle $5000
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.