1989-2014 - 25th Year!
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26 June 14
AGM Sun 6 July - start time is 10.45 (not 10.00 as previously stated)
Braganza workshop Sat 5 July - note change of time to: 10.30 to 4.30
Updated page - AGM Sun 6 July. See Events section
Journal 115 (Spring/Summer 2014) was sent out week beginning 26 May to all those who have renewed their subscription. If you haven't renewed yet, you can do so in one of 5 different ways! If you are not yet a member, please join! See our membership page for more details
Bead Fair 2014
New for 2015 - Tatiana Bracelet workshop 19 April 2015. Put the date in your diary now.
New section - Pattern Projects & Techniques
Heather Kingsley-Heath's new workshop: 'Braganza' based on the flowers & insects on the Holburne Museum's 17th century basket (fully booked)
Click here for materials list
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!