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:




Annual Bead Retreat

•    Workshop program

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

Melbourne Bead Expo News 

It's over now for another year!

Mark the 9th, 10th and 11th November 2018 

in your diary for next year. 


Visitors enjoyed their visit to the Expo at Holmesglen Institute Conference Centre, Chadstone.


This year's Expo may be over, but we will all now be examining the lovely supplies we purchased and planning our next projects! Many will be working on their new projects and skills learnt in workshops too.


BSV members will be looking forward to the Members only Retreat in January. Attendees enjoy three days of classes, beading and creative time, relaxing without having to worry about domestic duties or cooking. Plenty of time to conquer all those unfinished projects and enjoy a break at the same time.


The registrations have now closed online, but if you would still really like to attend, check out the options and email president@beadsociety.com.au



2018 Challenge Beads now available

If you would like get an early start on some inspiration with the new 2018 Challenge Beads, then click here to register.



An interesting mix of metal and beads to mix up the mediums, so why not have a go?

It is all about the personal challenge and achieving a private win for yourself!


See all the 2017 Bead Challenge winners now. 


Members Showcase 2017


Members Original Jewellery - Elly Feldman Award

Photos will be online soon.


  1st Place: Nita Weller -Necklace "Forever Spring Necklace"

  2nd Place: Catriona Starpins - Necklace "Apis"

  3rd Place: Glenda MacNaughton - Necklace "Bellarine Sunrise"

  Highly commended: Georgina O'Shea "Mistress of Time"


Members Original Non-Jewellery   

  1st Place: Heidi Oltersdorf "Black and White Goddess" 


Individual Handmade Beads - Theme "Summer Dreaming"   

  1st Place: Kay Lancashire "Dragonfly Summer"


Set of Five Non - Identical Handmade Beads 

    - Theme "Australian Wildflowers"

  1st Place: - Georgina O' Shea "Katunga of the Kimberley"


Congratulations to all these official winners, but also to the other members who have done such wonderful creative work and shared it with us.


Challenging yourself to learn new skills and to be proud of your achievements is an accomplishment in itself.



Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

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

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