About the Austin Bead Society

The Austin Bead Society was formed in October, 1990. The objectives of the Society are to promote education and research regarding beads and bead-related subjects, and to provide support to bead collectors, designers, and enthusiasts.


The Austin Bead Society meets the fourth Monday of the month – from 6:30-8:30pm                except in May if the 4th Monday is Memorial Day, then we meet on the 3rd Monday;             and in December, we do not meet.

!! FYI, NEW monthly meeting location starting with the July 22, 2019, meeting!! —– We’ll be holding our monthly meetings at one of our favorite bead shops – Austin Bead Gallery !  Their address is 8440 Burnet Rd, Suite 100A, 78757.    Click here to see a map. 

Our Board Meetings are held at one of our other favorite Austin bead stores – Sea of Beads – at 2143 W Anderson Ln, 78757

Programs are open to the public and include a short business meeting and an educational project. We’d love to see you there.

 Learn more about upcoming meetings.


Workshops are open to any Austin Bead Society member in good standing.  If it is a “for fee” workshop and there are seats available, openings will be available to the public at an additional fee.                                                                                                                                  Click on CALENDAR above to see upcoming workshops.


Membership is open to all. We’d love to have you join in the fun.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Feel free to visit a monthly meeting before actually joining to see what we’re all about.                   Learn how to become a member.