About Us

We Meet Monthly

Located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, the Grand River Bead Society (GRBS) was formed in 2001 by a group of bead enthusiasts who wanted to share their knowledge and inspire others about all things beading-related.  It is a Registered-Not-For-Profit, volunteer group of people who share an abiding love of, and an enthusiasm for, beads, beadwork, and related jewellery-making skills. We are a member of the Guelph Arts Council.  

Programing Pic

We Inspire

Our Society has become a thriving creative community that includes beaders, stringers, wire-workers, metalsmiths, glass bead lampworkers, fiber artists, polymer and metal clay artists, and others who incorporate both novel and traditional materials and techniques in their work.

The GRBS is run by a Board made up of enthusiastic volunteers. To see the various responsibilities of the Board Members click here.

Board Members 2022/2023

Chair
Sherry Stockton
Secretary
Christine Korda
Treasurer
Lin Chapman
Membership
Marilyn Gardiner
Bead Fair Co-Ordinator
Alison Griffiths
Programming
Gillian Clarke
Volunteer Coordinators
Evelyn Lee/Karen Townsend
Web Site
Brandi De Knibber
Newsletter
Jeanne Bean
Board Advisor
Roxann Blazetich-Ozols
Board Advisor
Naomi Smith

Our group is a collective of amazing people.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Signup for our monthly newsletter to get the latest news, updates and bead show information delivered directly to your inbox.