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


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

Upcoming events

08 Jul 2018 12:30 PM • Melbourne Branch, Carnegie Library

Melbourne Bead Expo News 

Our 2018 will be held again at


Holmesglen Institute Conference Centre, Chadstone

We look forward to seeing you there


Mark the 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018 in your diary 


Everyone is looking forward to seeing a fabulous array of beading goodies provided by the traders at the event, always so many supplies to provide us with creative inspiration. View and admire all the wonderful work on display by the members and entrants in the competitions too.

More details of all the exciting workshops available with our visiting International tutor Liisa Turunen, plus all sessions with our talented Australian tutors will be released very soon.


Workshops will open for registration:

Saturday 14 July 2018: Members Only

Saturday 28 July 2018: Public

In the meantime, we hope you are completing projects learnt previously, honing up on your skills to take on new projects later this year. Many of these completed projects can be shown off at the Expo too, but original work is encouraged to be entered into any of the relevant Members' Originals sections to be in the running for great prizes.


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 as shown right. "Australian Mist"


More details will be released as the workshops are finalised.



2018 Challenge Beads now available

There is still time to find inspiration with the 2018 Challenge Beads.

Fantastic prize money on offer and open to all, not just members.

Find your beading mojo and settle in to make your Challenge masterpiece!

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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