Bead Society of Great Britain



1989-2015 - 26th Year!

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30 July 2015
Journal 118 is at the press and should be sent out next week


'Knot enough Beads!' workshop (4 places available) & 2015 AGM

Bursary Fund Workshop with Maasai Beadworker - Map

New for 2016 - put the date in your diary
Jenny Boyle's 'Yorkshire Rose' Workshop Sunday 10 April 2016: 10.30 - 4.30


Contemporary Beadwork Jennifer's Column: Battle of the Beadsmith

Pattern Projects & Techniques

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.National Beading Week

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 ofinformation 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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