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9 - 11 November 2018

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Holmesglen Institute, Conference Centre


Corner Warrigal & Batesford Roads, Chadstone


Melways Reference: 69 F1





Entrance Fees:(CASH ONLY)

$10.00 - Adults & Children 8–16 years

$8.00 - Members

(Multi day passes available) 

2 Day pass - $18.00, 3 Day pass - $25.00


Opening Times

Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November 2018


Sunday 11 November 2018


Holmesglen station is on the Glen Waverley line, only a couple of minutes easy walk to the front door of the Conference Centre facing Warrigal Rd. 

Bus service available on Warrigal Rd.


1st prize Members' Original Jewellery (Elly Feldman Award) - Nita Weller

A variety of parking options around the area with an all day $4 car park available on site via Gate 3. Easy access to all ground floor trading.

See Holmesglen map below although public parking is not available via Gate 1.


Located ten kilometres from the CBD and only minutes from Chadstone Shopping Centre, and the Monash Freeway exit at Warrigal Rd.

Conveniently close to the Matthew Flinders Hotel, Home Plus and Homemaker Centres on Warrigal Roads, with a variety of food outlets and other amenities available, this venue ticks all the boxes.


Expo Highlights


It is Australia's largest bead show! Exhibitors from Australia - wide selling beads, gems and findings come to the Expo each year.


See an exciting range of hand crafted beads, gemstones, seed beads, findings and all jewellery related creative supplies, all under the one roof.


We also have inspiring exhibitions of Bead Society of Victoria members' work, which gets bigger and better each year. See above right one of the 2017 winners from the Members' Original Jewellery section.


Don't miss the fabulous display of the 2018 Bead Challenge competition entries for you to vote for your favourite piece.



Judged 1st Prize 2018 Bead Challenge

Catriona Starpins



2018 Melbourne Bead Expo Exhibitors See the Links page for details


Please contact us by email at if you are interested in booking a spot to exhibit. Places are limited.



Expo 2018 Workshops  


 Australian MistAll workshops are now listed so you can book online. Many different mediums available with something to suit all skill levels.


Bookings open to members first on July 14.

General public bookings open July 28.


Don't miss out on the opportunity to explore new skills as classes often fill quickly.

We will welcome our International tutor Liisa Turunen to Melbourne this year and know she has a fabulous selection of classes for us, including the Australian Mist, an exclusive release designed for us.


A variety of workshops are on offer, with some held the weekend prior to the Expo, and on Cup Day, in the Boyd room at Carnegie Library.


Workshops held on the Expo days will be located on campus at the Holmesglen Institute in the Corporate Suites, a short distance away from the Expo. Some also held in Conference Centre rooms. 

Australian Mist - Liisa Turunen

Register here for all 2018 Expo workshops.


Restricted free parking is available to International tutor workshop participants for the duration of their session over the Expo weekend. Specific details will supplied in your confirmation email and closer to the event.


Members' Exhibition


The Bead Society of Victoria hosts member only competitions for the Melbourne Bead Expo. Only available to current BSV members, competitions are a great way to stretch your creative muscles and apply yourself in new ways. 

Our traditional Showcase competition Members' Original Jewellery always attracts fabulous pieces. 

Don't miss the chance to create an individual bead based on the 2018 theme of "Love is in the Air".


All exhibition sections on display at the Expo with many truly artistic pieces for sale.


Registrations open July 1 - Pieces to be handed in at the October 14 meeting.

See the Registration page for more details on all members' competitions. It is time to get serious with your exhibition pieces!


An Expo 2018 Volunteer Form is available in the Members' Only area - Volunteer your services at the Expo to receive a half day free admission pass.


Not a member? Join us now.



Bead Challenge 2018


Something a little different to inspire your creativity, with a lovely mixed basic collection of metal components, interesting Czech shaped beads and semi-precious hematite rounds added for some shine and weight.

Bring a fabulous piece to life with your own choice of extra beads, colours, or findings using your own favourite techniques.

Open to everyone, not just members.

Register now for your 2018 Bead Challenge pack



Make sure you come along and see all the wonderful finished pieces on display at the Expo.

It is just amazing to see the variety of ways the beads have been used so creatively each year!

See the winners from the 2017 Bead Challenge.


Don't forget to vote for your favourite piece, as you have a chance to win a prize.

Supplying your details will ensure you receive future notifications of all Bead Expo news quickly.



Voting closes 1 pm Sunday - Challenge winners will be announced at 2.30 pm.



Download the 2018 Melbourne Bead Expo Brochure


Bring your flyer (or a copy) to the Expo to receive a free entry into daily door prize draws.

A copy of the Flyer will be made available to download here. Front page has the lucky prize notification.

Expo Venue



Holmesglen Institute Conference Centre - located Corner Warrigal and Batesford Road,Chadstone

Bead Expo entrance is located at the front of the Conference Centre facing Warrigal Road


Opening Times

Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November 2018


Sunday 11th November 2018


Entrance Fees: CASH ONLY

$10.00 - Flat fee for all Adults & Children 8–16 years

(Multi day passes available) 2 Day pass - $18.00, 3 Day pass - $25.00




If travelling by:



From the city take the Glen Waverley line and disembark at Holmesglen Station. It is approximately a 300 metre walk 

(2 - 4 mins) to the venue.



Bus stops are on Warrigal Rd outside the building. See for timetable information.


Car: See Car Parking options - Correct at the time of posting. 

Onsite campus parking available - $4 all day parking. Enter via Batesford Rd - Gate 3

Many alternative free untimed options close by too.

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