Welcome to the Ottawa Bead Society, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the craft of beading in the Ottawa area.

We meet on the 3rd Sunday of every month, except in December when we meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Doors are open at 1 pm. Meetings start at 1.30 pm, and wrap up by 3:30 pm, to allow clean up of the meeting room by 4 pm.

We meet in the Tanglewood Park Community Center, located at 30 Woodfield Drive in Ottawa, Ontario.

Next meeting: May 21, 2023

Our Favourite Things – bring or tell us about your favourite things in any category to do with beading – tool, book, technique, piece you’ve made, tip, designer, etc.

June, July, and August meetings will be informal – come to visit with other beaders or maybe bring along a project to work on.

Doors open 1 p.m., meeting starts 1:30 p.m., ends at 3:30 p.m. 

For more information about the OBS, please check out About Us, and Membership.  The  20th anniversary of the OBS was celebrated in November 2017.  Check out the history here. (What would have been the 25th anniversary fell while we were not active during the pandemic.)


Check out some of our members’ photos below… 

or click here for photographs and a description of the Beaded Quilt project.