Bead Society of Great Britain



1989-2014 - 25th Year!

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2 September 2014

Journal 116 Summer/Autumn 2014
Our printers have promised delivery of Journal 116 in the second week of September and we hope to get it out to members shortly after that date.

If you are not yet a member, please join! See our membership page for more details

New for 2015 - Tatiana Bracelet workshop 19 April 2015. Put the date in your diary now.

New section - Pattern Projects & Techniques

Sun 5 October 10.30 - 4.30 BSGB 25th Anniversary Beadwork and Bead Fair

The Bead Society of Great Britain, (formed in September 1989), is a subscription-based, non-profitmaking, non-commercial venture run by a permanent Team who work voluntarily.

The Society is open to all those who have an appreciation, either private or professional, of beads ancient and modern, of all shapes, sizes, materials and colours; their techniques of manufacture, and their application.

The aim of our Society is to encourage and share knowledge and enjoyment of every type of bead, to improve the accuracy of information and the skills of making, using, caring for and collecting beads, together with the understanding of the many peoples for whom beads are so important in their lives.

Members receive three issues per year of the highly-acclaimed Bead Society Journal , a colourful and informative journal packed with articles. Click here for more details and an application form.

The Society currently holds four-five meetings each year - two-three lectures/workshops, an AGM and a Bead Fair. We have a varied programme of courses, lectures and meetings, most are FREE to members.

Members also receive FREE admission to the Society's Annual Bead Fair, and discounted entry to fairs organised by the Craft Kit Company Ltd and BeadsupNorth. For more details vist the Beadwork Fair and BeadsupNorth websites.

The Society numbers among its members private collectors, researchers, dealers, jewellery makers, bead embroiderers, beadwork weavers (on- and off-loom), makers of beads, and many others - so there's a place for everyone!


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