TUESDAY, FEB. 27th, 2018


Last year’s panel was such a success that I was
encouraged to organize another panel discussion for our
General meeting. Come prepared to chat up an expert on
February 27.

Our discussion topic is Marketing Your Art. Have
you wondered how to even start selling your wonderful
pieces of art? Now you can learn the different venues and
channels that are available to you. It really doesn’t matter
if you have finished pieces or want to sell components or
something totally different. Learning what avenues are
available to you might help you take that first step. Or it
might help you strength your current process.

We will show the ins and outs of doing a Member
Co-Op table at the Gathering of the Guilds and Bead
Bazaar this year. Plus a few other events we are developing for Co-op opportunities.

Don’t want to go to a show? Need to stay close to
home? How about learning to run a successful online
business? Tips and tricks to rise above the average online
shop. Using many platforms like Facebook, Etsy, or Ebay,
Big Cartel, Deviant Art, just to name a few.

Ready to take the next step to being a vendor at a
large Art Show or Exhibit your pieces in a Gallery? We
will open the door to that world as well.

Our panel speakers are still being scheduled but we
do know Nancy Gant of Simply Beadwork will share her
expertise and experience with Online Auction sites as well as Vendor Show tips.

Toni McCarthy will share with us her published article
“So You Want To Sell Your Jewelry”

Elise Strauss is ready to chat about her online business and how to improve on what you’ve got.

Bring our questions and ideas. Be ready for some
inspiration and energy.

MaryGobet, President-elect


General Meetings are held at Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. For more information and directions go to Meetings.



General Information, the Application/Contract, and Booth/Equipment fees are now available.

Please download the forms - Gathering of the Guilds 2018 forms

Margaret Scoville Challenge Art

We have many accomplished artists amongst our membership. Their skills are highlighted with the Margaret Scoville Challenge. Go see what they've made.

Dragon by Merle Sherman

Dragon by Merle Sherman

pbs RETREAT 2017

Just a few pix from this year's Portland Bead Society Bead Retreat at Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Gathering in the lobby

Gathering in the lobby


Things are changing around here....... Please read a letter from our Bead Bazaar Chairperson Darlene Fordyce.


The votes are in and we have a winner!

Thank you to those who submitted their beads
for consideration. We were fortunate to have a
creative and varied selection on which to vote.

Four submissions for the PBS 30th Anniversary
Commemorative Bead were received and voted on by members at the November Bead Bazaar and on- line. The votes have been tallied and certified by our auditor. The voting was very close with only 6 votes separating 1st and 3rd place!

The winner is David Horste of DVHdesigns for his rectangular shaped, side drilled beads made of Oregon Picture Jasper.

Keep your eye out for more information in the new year on how to purchase one of these beads from DVHdesigns.

Susan Borts,

Anniversary Bead Project Manager

Winning bead by David Horste

Winning bead by David Horste



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