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The Bead Society of Victoria

The Bead Society of Victoria Inc. (BSV) was founded in 1994, by beading enthusiasts with a desire to found an organisation, that would incorporate beadwork into the arts and craft movement in Australia.  A common passion for creating inspirational jewellery and non-jewellery pieces using a variety of media, has seen the BSV grow into a congenital and inclusive organisation supported by volunteers. 

The annual Bead Expo, monthly member meetings, zoom gatherings, special events, competitions and workshops with local and international tutors, all form part of our embracing organisation that encourages participation by everyone at all skill levels.  

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Special Event 

We are delighted that we have Cliff Swain-Salomon as a 2021 International Tutor

Cliff is an award winning off-the-loom seed bead weaver from the United States. 

 His artistry has won him many awards, making him a sought after artist around the globe. See more about Cliff's story and style here.

Cliff's 2021 Australian workshops for both BSV members and non members are now open for bookings. 

2021 Expo Announcement! 

We are thrilled to invite you to visit the 2021 Expo at our new venue and new date...

  Date: Friday 16 to Sunday 18 July 2021

  Time: Friday & Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday  10.00am to 3.00pm 

  Venue: The Box Hill Town Hall

  1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hil

Watch this space

for all the exciting news as it

    comes to hand ...



2020 Showcase

Congratulations to our worthy winners in the 2020 Showcase during our Virtual Bead Expo.  See all the wonderful entries and winners  here

 Latest News

2021 First Bead & Buy

The first Bead and Buy for Melbourne for 2021 is March 20th and it's coming up fast. You can read all the news and  learn about the guest exhibitors on the Bead and Buy Melbourne PageBead & Buy is held at;

Central Ringwood Community Centre

Bedford Park

Bedford Road (via Rosewarne Lane) 

Ringwood 3134

2021 Tucson Bead Symposium
The Tucson Bead Symposium this year will be from across the world! With presenters from 5 countries, they aim to impart inspiration and information on bead history, glass art and beadwork. Visit Facebook for details,register for free by sending an e-mail to Bead Symposium. 

Our own BSV celebrity - Asha Martin!
Our talented Asha Martin is now a celebrity!  Read Asha's interview with Luke Bowden of ABC News.  Asha we have always been proud of you and now the word is out...

 Upcoming Events


The Bead Society of Victoria is very active in providing workshops by local tutors at the monthly meetings.

Besides bead weaving, other techniques are also taught, for example working with polymer clay, resin, fabric or metal.

Members come together each month to bead and chat and, most importantly, help each other to develop their skills and exchange creative ideas.

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There are a range of benefits in being a member of the Bead Society of Victoria.

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Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

PO Box 5312
Pinewood, VIC 3149

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