About Us

The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Bead Society
  • Advance the study of and education about beads
  • Encourage and promote public appreciation for beads and the art of beading
  • Disseminate information about beads and beading
  • Develop and administer programs concerning beads and beading

The Rocky Mountain Bead Society (RMBS) was founded in 1992 by Past President Leslie Sartor to help people interested in bead study and beading techniques find a way to share knowledge and explore new dimensions. Twenty-five people came to the first meeting. Today, we have over 200 members and, like our membership, our society continues to grow.

We provide exciting, informative, and relevant programs and workshops with locally and nationally recognized people in their fields.  Society members frequently bring beads and their latest creations to share and sell.

Our Society has bead lovers of all descriptions. Members vary in their mediums; seed beaders, beaded jewelry, polymer clay, precious metal clay (PMC) or wire wrapping. Some of us are fine jewelers and some of us are weavers or create wearable art. Some of us are authors, business owners, artisans or speakers. But whatever we do, we have fun!

Events, Classes, and Workshops
  • The RMBS sponsors Programs and Classes by local and visiting artists.
  • In April, we sponsor an our nationally recognized Bead Bazaar.
  • Our meetings are held at The Spirit of Hope Church in Englewood, CO.
Membership in the Society
  • Membership in the RMBS is annually from the month you join.
  • Membership fees are tiered for individuals, families, artisans and businesses
  • Membership includes discounted rates on monthly programs
  • Click here to join!
Monthly Newsletters

The Rocky Mountain Bead Society publishes a monthly newsletter, sent to all active members.

Other Information

To contact someone about the Society, please refer to our Contact Us page which lists Society Members’ email links by their titles.

11 thoughts on “About Us

  1. I joined your society at the Bead Bazaar, however I am not receiving you e-mail and I can not find information on your Web page as to when and where your meetings are held.

    1. Hi Catherine,

      I am checking on your membership and validating your email address. In the future, please use the email links on the Contact Us page on our website. Those messages are monitored much more frequently/

      Thank you,

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    1. Hi Cheryl,

      We have monthly programs 9 months each year, with our Bead Bazaar and Holiday Luncheon taking up two more months. We take December off. More information is available on our website http://www.rockybeads.org.

      Thank you,

  3. Hi. I’m a member of both the polymer clay guild and the RMBS. I haven’t been receiving emails from RMBS but heard that meetings will be on the same Saturdays next year. Is this the case? Thanks.

    1. Hi Clare,

      If you are an active RMBS member, then you should now be receiving our monthly newsletter. We did have to move our Saturday programs to the fourth Saturday of each month, based on the availability of the room.

      Diane Markt

    1. Hi Denise,

      I am not aware of any Bead Societies in that area, but will see if I can find out anything.


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