2014 Featured Artist

Check out this exciting opportunity, download the info here

Each year one Featured Artist will be selected to display their work in a double glass cabinet at the Melbourne Bead Expo. This will be displayed in conjunction with our much admired Exhibition and Bead Challenge displays.
We are now inviting applications for the 2014 Expo which runs from Friday November 7th to Sunday November 9th.

2014 International tutor is Cynthia Rutledge

Cynthia is a contemporary seed bead artist and teacher specializing in peyote stitch and off-loom weaving techniques, with an emphasis on developing sculptural unsupported shapes in beadwork.  As a teacher (over 20 years), Cynthia shares her expertise on the road for most of the year.  Her work has been exhibited in national and international shows and many books and publications. More details in the coming months

The BSV 2014 Calendar is now available to purchase. Members see your email or contact us.

Non members use this form to request your calendars.

Cost is $5 each plus postage.

Check out these snap shots from inside the calendar. Special offers from some of our Expo exhibitors too.

Are you interested in teaching workshops or submitting articles for Connect ?

See our 'about us' page for details of the opportunities.


Annual Elly Feldman Awards - 2014 - winners

First - Margaret Mueller
Second - Uta Wille Third - Kay Lancashire




Melbourne Bead Expo Raffle

The following four necklaces are prizes in the raffle, which is drawn at the Bead Expo in November.

Winners are named below each photo

Heather Frankish

Avis Smith

Lyn Pearce

Dianne Teasdale



As usual at the BSV we have an event packed year.

Monthly meetings at Carnegie and Geelong, VIC

and Adelaide, SA

Bead Challenge

Members Exhibitions

Melbourne Bead Expo

Annual Bead Retreat

Attendance at craft and bead shows

Workshop program

Cynthia Rutledge



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Membership enquiries are welcome and should be addressed to:
The Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.
PO Box 5312 Pinewood, VIC 3149.

Ph: 0420 200 727