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

09 Apr 2017 12:30 PM • Melbourne Branch, Carnegie Library
14 May 2017 12:30 PM • Melbourne Branch, Carnegie Library

Catriona Starpin's First Place Judge's Award for the 2016 Bead Challenge

The 2016 Bead Challenge - See all the Challenge winners

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


The 2017 Bead Challenge is now open

It is never too early to start thinking about what you will do with the new 2017 beads.


Register now to start the creative process early. 


Postage of these packs will commence on 15th December 2016.


Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

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

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