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

Our upcoming Melbourne Bead Expo is this weekend!

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th November 2016

Box Hill Institute ( formerly Tafe) Building E3 - 4th Floor Level 

465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill

Car Parking Options

Don't miss your opportunity to come along and do some shopping with the traders at the Expo. Nothing beats having a "hands on" look at beads and findings to inspire that next creation.


See a wonderful exhibition of beaded artwork, with all of the Members' 2016 Showcase categories plus the creative 2016 Bead Challenge competition entries on display. 

Don't forget to vote for your favourite piece to win a voter's prize.

Trader supply images by Nick Bennett Photography

Take the opportunity to purchase  an individual piece of beaded artwork for yourself, as many of these competition entries will be for sale. 

The "Want It, Take it" cabinet may have just the piece for you too, with nothing over $100 in this cabinet.

There are still some vacancies in the local tutor workshops and some in 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. 

See all Bead Expo Workshops details.

                                                                          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)

(Sorry, this is booked out)

Saturday 5th November 2016

See all the details for these exciting workshops being taught by Nancy Cain and the Australian tutors too.

The four workshops being taught by Nancy on the weekend prior to the Expo will be held at the Box Hill RSL in Nelson Rd, Box Hill.

There are also still a few vacancies in some of the Australian tutor sessions, but these are filling quickly. Book now to ensure your place.

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

Box Hill Institute (Tafe), Building E-3, Level 4, 465 Elgar Rd, Box Hill.

Online registrations for the 2016 Bead Challenge are now closed. 

We are looking forward to seeing the individual creations made by all the entrants.

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

The winner will be announced at around 3 pm on the Expo Sunday. 


Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

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

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