1989-2015 - 26th Year!
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24 April 2015
Journal 118 is in production and will go to press asap. We will post a note here when it goes to press
Contemporary Beadwork Jennifer's Column: Battle of the Beadsmith
Tatiana Bracelet Workshop information
'Knot enough Beads!' workshop & 2015 AGM
Bursary Fund Workshop with Maasai Beadworker
Journal 117 was sent out week beginning 6 February
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Pattern Projects & Techniques
New for 2015 - Tatiana Bracelet workshop 19 April 2015
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!