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About Us

Membership in the Central California Bead Society is open to anyone who is obsessed with beading. We string beads and weave beads; make beads and hoard beads, we follow instructions and break rules (along with a few needles). Our members range from beginners to nationally known designers and teachers.

The Central California Bead Society is a fellowship of kindred spirits that began in 1996 with the purpose of sharing and promoting the creation of beautiful beadwork.

Why Join?

If networking with other bead fanatics isn't enough, consider these benefits:

 Relevant programs that expand your knowledge and resources

 Camaraderie and a chance to meet new friends with similar interests

 A chance to exchange ideas and techniques

 A vast Library of beading related books and DVDs

 A chance to be an integral part of participating in the planning of events, functions, classes and the future direction of the CCBS

 Free Admission to the Annual Bead Show at the Ramada Inn put on by the Bead Society

 Nationally known teachers

 Bi-Monthly newsletter, website and member directory

 Annual bead retreat - Escape reality for a delightful long weekend of classes, open beading and camaraderie! Exchange techniques and tips, bead stories and laughter! (A modest fee is charged.)


Thinking of joining?� You are invited to come to a meeting as our guest at no charge.� You can then download a copy of our membership application here:�� click here


Just $25 annually, Due By January 1st of every year.

Where and When

Meetings are held the fourth Saturday of the month at:

Ramada Inn 324 E Shaw Avenue

Fresno, CA� 93710

By the Pool in either the Wishon Room or the Van Ness Room

Free Parking in the Front of the Hotel


Located just East of Hwy 41 on the North side of Shaw in the

Our meetings begin at 9:30 am starting with the business meeting.� Then from 10:30 to 11:00 am we will have show and tell.� Classes start promptly at 11:00 am and end at 2:00 pm.� All are welcome.

We have refreshments at every meeting to include, coffee, juice and snacks.

There are no meetings held in November or December (due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays) but we do hold a Christmas Party at which time all Secret Pals are revealed!


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Central California Bead Society

CCBS Meeting