The Bead Society of Orange County (BSOC) was established in February of 1994 as an Affiliate Group of the Bowers Museum. The Bead Society has grown from a small group of ten women who shared a common interest in beads into a group of more than 200 members. Our mission statement is to provide the community an educational resource in the artistic, historical and intercultural significance of beads. Our support of the Bowers Museum includes fundraising and volunteer support of museum programs. Our membership fills an entire spectrum of related bead interests — and our roster includes many avid collectors, historians, retailers, crafters, jewelers, importers and world travelers, all in the name of beads.
The BSOC is known for its’ annual ART OF ADORNING each April, free public lectures and workshops. Membership is open