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A snapshot of some of the tutors we’ve had visit us is below.
2018 - Liisa Turunen
With a passion for beaded components, Liisa Turunen visited us in 2018, with a bevy of sparkly projects and kits for us to drool over, and introduced us to ‘Australian Mist’, an exclusive project named after an Australian breed of cat.
2016 - Nancy Cain
Nancy Cain was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Jewellery Artistry Award, and is well renowned as a world class instructor and designer. Her visit to Australia saw her launch an exclusive project for us – the Couture Cuff.
Nancy’s ‘Couture Cuff’ taught in 2016
Cynthia’s book ‘Timeless Beadwork Designs’
2014 - Cynthia Rutledge
A return visit by Cynthia Rutledge was welcomed by our members and visitors alike. Cynthia is a world renowned master class teacher, and her book ‘Timeless Beadwork Designs’ is reflective her skill as a tutor and designer. Cynthia has since been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Jewellery Artistry Award.
2013 - Helena Tang-Lim
2012 - Melanie Potter
2010 - Marcia DeCoster
2009 - Laura McCabe
Laura McCabe’s unique style saw an explosion of creativity when she visited Melbourne in 2009. For many, seeing her creativity and expression using artefacts, glass eyeballs and vintage elements was a fantastic learning experience.
2008 - Cynthia Rutledge
In 2008, Cynthia had her first visit with the Bead Society. Students welcomed her knowledge, design skills and expertise, and learnt more about the application of historical jewellery in modern day design.
Cynthia’s beautiful design aesthetic, along with excellent instructions and teaching styles was a highlight of her visits with us.
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Melbourne Bead Expo
Friday 22 November – Sunday 24 November 2024
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill, Victoria