2019 Bead Challenge

‘Silverado’ – our 25th Birthday Challenge

For this year, we held two challenges. One for previous entrants, the ‘Open Category’, and a ‘First Time’ entrant category.

Scored by public vote and a selected group of judges, our winners for 2019 are announced below.

Bead Challenge entrants, both members and general public, used these beads as a basis for their designs.

See the Melbourne Bead Expo website for winners.

Open Category

Catriona Starpins

1st Place Public Vote

2nd Place Judged Vote

Carmel Barber

2nd Place Judged Vote

1st Place Public Vote

Chrissy McCormick

3rd Place Public Vote

Joanne Ivy

3rd Place Judged Vote

First Time Entrant Category

Rosemary Cocks

1st Place Judged Vote

Julie Pearton

2nd Place Judged Vote

Erika Romeike

3rd Place Judged Vote

Some of our past workshops at the Bead Society


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

Melbourne Bead Expo

Friday 22 November – Sunday 24 November 2024

Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, Victoria