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, 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 Jul 2017 12:30 PM • Melbourne Branch, Carnegie Library

Melbourne Bead Expo News 

Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017


Our Expo has moved to a great new venue this year - Holmesglen Institute, Conference Centre, corner Batesford and Warrigal Rd, Chadstone.


Easy ground floor level access with very convenient public transport, Holmesglen station adjacent and buses along Warrigal Rd. Lots of parking options around the area too. See Expo page for more details.


 Public vote winner of 2016 Bead Challenge & third place judged vote - Paula Knights 


See all the wonderfully creative  members' work and the 2017 Challenge competition entries on display.


Save up for the mandatory shopping spree with a wide variety of traders offering fabulous beading and jewellery related goods.


Pre Expo workshops will be offered the previous weekend of 4th and 5th November at Carnegie, but extra workshops will be held on campus at Holmesglen over the Expo. Details will be provided later.


Members' Showcase 2017 competitions -

Open to members only - Registrations will open July 1st.


Individual Handmade Bead


"Summer Dreaming" is the theme this year - First prize - $300


Set of Five Non - Identical Handmade Beads


“Australian Wildflowers" is the theme this year - First prize - $300

It is time to start work on this, don't miss the opportunity to enter.


 2016 Handmade Bead Section winners 


2016 Individual Handmade bead


"Oceans" theme. 


Congratulations to Marianne Bradman

 for her winning entry. 












2016 Set of Five

Non Identical Beads

"Astronomy" theme. 


Congratulations to Kay Lancashire for her winning entry.  



The 2017 Bead Challenge is open, to everyone not just members.

Have you bought your pack yet, don't miss out on this chance to challenge yourself. Great prizes to be won.


Register now to start the creative process. 



See the Challenge winners from 2016.



Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

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

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