2013 Adult Membership Beads
Shown is the "front" of the silver bead and the "back" of the gold bead.
The glass beads may vary in design from the ones pictured above.
We are very pleased to announce the new P. Buckley Moss Society bead. This inaugural bead features on one side, the familiar pair of Moss geese similar to those that form the Society’s logo, set in raised relief against a landscape of winter trees. The reverse side of the bead carries the “Moss” signature in raised lettering. The bead is made in the United States, adapted from Pat’s geese by a master jeweler with decades of experience. Exquisitely detailed in miniature form, even down to the birds’ feathers and knobby knees, these beads are much more than mere keepsakes, they are fine art jewelry.
2013 Adult Membership Sterling Silver Bead
This is one bead, pictured "front" and "back".
Enlarged to show detail, actual size 1/2" wide by 3/8" high.
Made of .925 sterling silver with an antiqued finish, the bead has all the best qualities of pure silver, but with the anti-tarnishing qualities that come with being sterling. It may be worn on a bracelet or a necklace; it is designed to fit the bracelets from all the popular bead manufacturers. We also offer a sterling starter bracelet ($140) for those who do not already own a bracelet from one of the other bead manufacturers.
The bead is a benefit to Society members who renew at one of two new membership levels. For 2013 and beyond, we have created three levels of membership: The “Premier”, the “Choice”, and the “Classic.” The Premier membership costs $100 ($95 senior) annually and entitles the member to both the silver bead and the traditional porcelain brooch. The Choice membership costs $85 ($80 senior) and is for those who elect to receive the silver bead only. The Classic membership remains $38 ($33 senior) and is for those who like the porcelain brooch only. And for those who like the luster of gold, we have a 14K gold version of the bead that is available for $500 as an upgrade to the Premier membership (gold pin plus porcelain brooch).
The bead is available only to members of the P. Buckley Moss Society. If you are not currently a member and you wish to purchase the bead, we will enroll you as a new member at the Choice, Premier, or Premier Gold level. Join now at our Online Shop or by calling (800) 430-1320.
This bead will be the first in a series of beads. We will treat it the same way as the existing porcelain brooch, releasing one bead a year for new and renewing members. Each year you will have the opportunity to choose whichever level of membership most suits you. At any time during the year, you will be able to upgrade your membership to a higher level. Members who have already renewed for 2013 may contact us for an upgrade. Just call us at (800) 430-1320. There are Senior memberships (for those 65 and older) at each level.
If you do not already own a bracelet for your bead, we offer a sterling silver starter bracelet (pictured above) for $140. The bracelet includes 2 glass beads and 2 stopper beads. There are five sizes of bracelet, 6-1/2", 7", 7-1/2", 8", and 8-1/2". To assertain size, please measure your wrist and add 1/2" to accommodate beads. To order the bracelet only you may follow the link below to our online store.