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:




Annual Bead Retreat

•    Workshop program

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

Melbourne Bead Expo News 

It's over now for another year!


Visitors enjoyed their visit to the Expo at Holmesglen Institute Conference Centre, Chadstone and look forward to returning again in 2018.


Mark the 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018 

in your diary for next year. 


This year's Expo may be over, but we will all now be examining the lovely supplies we purchased and planning our next projects! Many will be working on their new projects and skills learnt in workshops too.



International tutor news for 2018 


We are delighted to announce that the visiting tutor for our 2018 Bead Expo will be Liisa Turunen from the USA.


Liisa will be teaching an exciting collection of workshops prior to and over the Expo period.


This will include designs exclusively released for our Expo in Australia.


More details will be released as the workshops are finalised.



Retreat 2018


BSV members are now looking forward to the Members' only Retreat in January. Attendees enjoy three days of classes, beading and creative time, relaxing without having to worry about domestic duties or cooking. Plenty of time to conquer all those unfinished projects and enjoy a crafty break at the same time.


The registrations have now closed online, but if you would still really like to attend, check out the options and email president@beadsociety.com.au immediately.

We do have limited vacancies in a couple of classes and can accept day visitors, but only if you are registered by 2nd January 2018


2018 Challenge Beads now available

If you would like get an early start on some inspiration with the new 2018 Challenge Beads, then click here to register.



An interesting set of metal and beads to mix up the mediums, so why not have a go?

It is all about the personal challenge and achieving a private win for yourself!


See all the 2017 Bead Challenge winners now. 


Members Showcase 2017 winners


2017 - Members Original Jewellery - Elly Feldman Award



2017 - Members Original Non-Jewellery   



2017 - Members Original Bead Competitions


Individual Handmade Bead - Theme "Summer Dreaming"   


Set of Five Non - Identical Handmade Beads 

    - Theme "Australian Wildflowers"

Congratulations to all the official winners, but also to the other members who have done such wonderful creative work and shared it with us.


Challenging yourself to learn new skills and to be proud of your achievements is an accomplishment in itself.



Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

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

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