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Welcome to the Bead Society of Victoria

The Bead Society Victoria, Inc. (BSV) is the only registered bead organisation in Australia. The BSV aims to:

•    Encourage and foster interest in the art and craft of beading;
•    Provide workshops to bead enthusiasts at all levels of expertise through our workshop programs;
•    Promote creative designers of beadwork;
•    Promote the exchange of information among members to expand their knowledge of beads and beadwork skills;
•    Provide access to beads and related supplies to members and other people interested in beads and beading;
•    Encourage people who are new to bead collecting to learn about the fascinating history of beads;
•    Support networking between bead enthusiasts.


The BSV runs many events each year:

•    Monthly meetings in Carnegie and Geelong, VIC
•    Exhibitions (Melbourne Bead Expo)
•    Competitions (Bead Challenge, Featured Artist, Beaded Beads, Members Showcase)
•    Annual Bead Retreat
•    Workshop program
•    Members Exhibitions
•    Attendance at craft and bead shows





To view all BSV events, click on the Events menu above.  A selection of upcoming events is listed below.


Upcoming events

04 Sep 2016 11:00 AM (UTC+10:00) • Geelong Branch, Geelong West Senior Citizens Club, Autumn Street, Geelong
11 Sep 2016 12:15 PM (UTC+10:00) • Melbourne Branch, Carnegie Library
02 Oct 2016 11:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Geelong Branch, Geelong West Senior Citizens Club, Autumn Street, Geelong
29 Oct 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
30 Oct 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
31 Oct 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
01 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
04 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
04 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
04 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
04 Nov 2016 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
04 Nov 2016 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
05 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
05 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
05 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
05 Nov 2016 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
05 Nov 2016 1:00 PM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
06 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
06 Nov 2016 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00) • Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill, Melbourne
See below some of the fabulous workshops being taught by our International Tutor Nancy Cain in the week prior to and over the Melbourne Bead Expo weekend in October and November this year. 


                                                                          Lantern Jewel (Below)

Click on any image to enlarge                                                                    Sunday 30th October 2016














Adagio (Above)

 Saturday 29th October 2016







 Celestial Crown (Left)

 Monday 31st October 2016








Fusion Bracelet and Ring

Tuesday 1st November 2016 (Cup Day)   (Right)









 Vessel No. 1 (Left)

 Friday 4th November 2016
















Couture Cuff (Right)

Saturday 5th November 2016


See all the details for these exciting workshops being taught by Nancy Cain later this year.



Australian tutor workshops are also now open for registrations


All workshops will be held in the same new venue as our Melbourne Bead Expo.

Level 4, Box Hill Institute (Tafe), 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill.


Online Expo workshop registrations open Friday 1st July 2016 for BSV members, then for non-members Friday 15th July 2016. 


The 2016 Bead Challenge All entries will be on display at the Melbourne Bead Expo Friday 4th - Sunday 6th November 2016.


Online Registrations for the 2016 Bead Challenge are now open Register by 14th September to receive your pack. Don't miss out on entering this great competition.







 

Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.


PO Box 5312, Pinewood, VIC 3149
Phone: 0420 200 727

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