• Showcase 2017 - Members' Originals Non Jewellery

Showcase 2017 - Members' Originals Non Jewellery

  • 01 Jul 2017
  • 12:00 AM
  • 06 Oct 2017
  • 11:59 PM
  • Melbourne Bead Expo 2017
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Registration is closed

Showcase 2017 - Members' Original Non Jewellery 


A prize of $300 will be awarded to the winning entry

All entries will be on display at the 2017 Melbourne Bead Expo and the winners announced at an Expo presentation at the end of the day, Friday 10th November 2017. 


Registrations open Saturday 1st July 2017  

Closing date Friday 6th October 2017


All entries in this section must be the member’s original work, made since the last Expo in 2016.  Entries may include any type of non-jewellery bead related item using, but not made exclusively from wirework, polymer clay, PMC or handmade glass beads.

Items which have appeared in other competitions, whether in Australia or overseas are not eligible. Posting of entry images on public media prior to the competition is not permitted.

“Members’ Originals – Non Jewellery” section, objects must be beautifully finished and show attention to detail as well as an interesting and eye catching design, excellent use of colour and originality. 

  •  Members may offer these pieces for sale at any price (the BSV will apply a 10% commission). 
  •  Buyers will have their purchase mailed to them after the Expo.
  •  A limit of three entries per member will be accepted.
  •  Due to exhibition space limitations, dimensions of each piece must not exceed 300 mm Height x 500mm Width x 500mm Depth

The technical stuff:

  • Entry to any of the six Showcase categories is for financial members of the BSV only.
  • Registering: Follow the prompts to register. On the Review and Confirm page, tick the Invoice me option to ensure an invoice is emailed to you. DO NOT pay this invoice, we will settle it for you.
  • Please use the invoice number listed on your first Invoice email as the identification number of your exhibit. Ensure that this invoice number appears on all packaging, as well as tagged on your entry.
  • Please note no entry is to have a name identifying the artist of the piece.  INVOICE NUMBER ONLY.
  • Registration of entries must be completed online by Friday 6th October 2017.  Registered entries may be delivered in person at the BSV Melbourne Branch Meeting on Sunday 8th October, 2017.
  • Posted items must reach the BSV P.O. BOX 5312, PINEWOOD, VIC 3149 by Friday, 6th October 2017
  • If you wish your items to be posted back, you MUST INCLUDE A SELF-ADDRESSED PRE-PAID POST PACK.
  • Each item should be properly packaged to avoid damage.  WE WILL NOT accept any loose items at the meeting. See tips on Packaging your Entries.
  • No items will be available for collection at the Expo.  They must either be returned by mail or collected at the BSV Melbourne meeting.  Exhibitors must specify which they prefer.  This is to reduce the risk of items being misplaced. 
  • There will also be a Melbourne meeting this year at Carnegie on 10th December 2017. Any item not collected at the Melbourne Branch Meeting on 10th December 2017 will be returned COD.
  • Members are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the BSV.


Bead Society of Victoria, Inc.

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

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