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History of Our Club
The Black Swamp Bead Club was formed by Leah Nietz and Tom Klein in 2005 with several meetings in their basement. They brought together jewelry artisans, lampwork artists, designers and bead enthusiasts to provide support, education, and art exposure in the Greater Toledo Metropolitan area.
Organization Purpose
The purpose of the Black Swamp Bead Group is to learn more about the world of making, selling and collecting beads of all kinds, and to increase the popularity of our common interests, beads! We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
Mission Statement
Our mission is to further promote the art of bead making, artisan jewelry and our members to the community. We strive to make a difference by educating the public and expanding our reach.  Sharing our talents with the community is an integral part of the Black Swamp Bead Group.

Some of our first members