Jul 30, 2009

What’s Happening out West?

The Bead Society of Los Angeles has announced their
Fall Bead Bazaar
Sunday, October 25, 2009, 10 am to 5 pm at

Veteran's Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Ave,
corner of Culver Blvd., Culver City CA
The admission is free and there will be ample parking.

Typically, the Bead Bazaars are held twice a year in April and October. Approximately 100 vendors sell at each Bazaar. These events have become famous in Southern California. A huge variety of antique and contemporary beads, beaded objects, findings, etc., can be purchased there. The bazaar is a successful fundraiser for the Bead Society of Los Angeles.
The Oldest Bead Society in the US
The Bead Society of Los Angeles was founded in 1975 by an enthusiastic group of bead collectors, jewelry designers, importers and scholars. A wealth of old trade beads and ethnic jewelry was being brought into Los Angeles from countries around the world in this period. Because so little information about beads existed at the time, the founders felt the need to share their research and study as well as having the opportunity to show their collections and ideas. Soon membership was opened to others interested in beads and The Bead Society quickly grew. The same is true today, society members still meet and share their ideas and knowledge at the monthly meetings.

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