2024 Melbourne Bead Expo

The BSV holds an annual Bead Expo where there are traders, workshops, exhibitions and more! It is an opportunity for visitors to be inspired by goods the traders are selling for their beaded creations.

2024 Dates announced

Australia's largest bead show!
Exhibitors from all over the country, selling beads, gems and findings come to the Expo each year.
See an exciting range of hand-crafted beads, gemstones, seed beads, findings and all jewellery-related creative supplies, all under the one roof.
We also have inspiring exhibitions of Bead Society of Victoria members' work, which gets bigger and better each year.

With a range of workshops on offer, you are sure to find a class to explore your creativity. This year we will have a Make and Take table, suitable for adults and kids.

Friday 22 November – Sunday 24 November 2024

10 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday

10 am to 3  pm Sunday

Entry - $8

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

 

 

Some of the winning entries on show at the 2023 Expo

Melbourne Bead Expo

Dates:
Friday 22 November – Sunday 24 November 2024

10 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday

10 am to 3  pm Sunday

Entry - $8

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

 

2024 Traders

 Are you interested in trading at the Expo?

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 For queries please email Erika@beadsociety.com.au.

Expo Workshops

Expo workshops are announced mid year.

Check back later

 

 2023 traders

 Below are the traders that attended the 2023 Melbourne Bead Expo

 

Exhibitions and Competitions

 

The Bead Expo is a place for our members and beaders from around the world to shine by exhibiting their best beaded pieces completed in the past year. We have three main competitions and one exhibition of beaders' work which you can view during the three days.

2023 Bead Challenge

Every year we hold the Bead Challenge, inviting beaders from all over the world to create a unique piece of jewellery from our Challenge Bead Pack. This year we are using the Pantone colour of the year, Viva Magenta, as our guide.

The winners of the Bead Challenge were announced on the last day of the Bead Expo.

See the winners here

Members' Own Jewellery

Entries in this section are eligible for judging in the Elly Feldman Award. A memento trophy is awarded to the winner as well as prize money, an award certificate and a commemorative handmade bead.

The winners are announced on the first day of the  Expo.

Members' Own Non-Jewellery

Must be a single non-wearable item or several small items that have a THEME and fit into the allocated space. Entries may include any type of non-jewellery bead-related item using, but not made exclusively from wirework, polymer clay or handmade glass beads.

The winners are announced on first day of the Expo.

"Inspired By" Showcase

The “Inspired By” Section gives everyone a chance to display their creative work at the Melbourne Bead Expo. This includes examples of beading, wire work, metal, polymer clay, etc. Must be produced in the last 12 months.

Members are encouraged to display projects they have made from kits, magazines, books, downloaded from the internet, Zoom workshops, bead-alongs, or Retreat classes.

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