Membership is open to all and your membership dues support many club activities. We’d love to have you join in the fun.

2013 Membership Levels

  • Individual $25
  • Family $35
  • Special Senior Rate (55 & over) $20
  • Special Student Rate $20
  • ABS Business/Patron $80

Membership Application

If you would like to become a member, we have two options.

  1. Complete the online membership form and submit your dues.
  2. Download the pdf application

Membership Benefits


The news letter is published monthly and mailed to our members.

Member Discounts

Local vendors and bead shops offer our members a discount with a current membership card.

ABS Lending Library

We have the library available at out meetings so you can check out a variety of books and other material to enhance your skills and interests. See Library.

Workshops and Programs

We have regular events and programs at our meetings to help furthur our knowledge, skills, and abilities and interests. If you have a program suggestion email us.

Parties, Bead Retreats, Bead-ins, Get-togethers

We have a few parties and pot lucks throughout the year. We are pretty good at finding excuses to get together with our friends and share our interests in new and old beads, or just about anything that has a hole through it so you can put it on a string.

Unofficial “Bennies”

One of the best is that you are in contact with other people in the community who believe that doing anything with BEADS is a great thing. Whether you are a seasoned craftsperson, a budding jewelry designer, a bead collector, or just want to learn how to make a pair of simple earrings or a necklace to match a new outfit, we probably have a number of members who share your interests. Even if we don’t, maybe you’ll get us started learning about your favorite beads.

Join Our Yahoo Group

Austin Bead Society members use Yahoo Groups to stay up to date with each other and the Society.