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  • 15 Apr 2019 8:24 PM | Deleted user

    The Beaders Guild of Geelong Inc presents:

    Bead Fair
    Saturday 18th May
    Community Hub
    West Park
    Geelong West
    (corner of Autumn and Packington Street)

    Download the event flyer

  • 13 Apr 2019 8:19 AM | Deleted user

    The Australian National Brooch Show is an initiative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. (CAS). The Society is a non-profit organisation, run on a voluntary basis by artists for the benefit of artists and those interested in the arts. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and was founded in 1938. 

    This is the 12th time we have held our Australian National Brooch Show - an exhibition small wearable artworks made by both established and emerging contemporary artists, and this exhibition offers all participating artists the opportunity gain exposure for their art. By having a theme of small wearable artworks, artist's have an opportunity to submit works via Australia PostNote: FREE entries applies to all accepted exhibitors, but artwork return postage still applies. All selected brooches will also be displayed on the CAS website.

    Our last Brooch Show (2018) exhibition featured many art brooches on public display, representing many individual artists! We had extensive publicity, many favourable comments and great sales!


    First venue:

    Fitzroy: showing 5 May - 9 August 2019 

    To make it easy for Brooch Lovers to buy your beautiful artworks, we are again having a 'Try & Buy' Event:

    “Try & Buy”: Sunday 5 May, 2pm - 4pm,

    at the Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor St, Fitzroy, Victoria


    Second venue:

    Eltham: showing 13 August - 29 October 2019 

    To make it easy for Brooch Lovers to buy your beautiful artworks, we are again having a 'Try & Buy' Event:

    “Try & Buy”: Saturday 17 August, 12noon - 1.30pm,

    at the Eltham Library, Panther Place, Eltham, Victoria.


    This year there is NO entry fee! 

    Entry deadline: Return completed entry forms and your works,

    together with RETURN POSTAGE (in stamps), by Friday 26 April 2019.

    Entry form:

    All entries to be sent by Australia Post

    Each artist can enter up to 5 Brooches (small wearable artworks) - see the ENTRY CONDITIONS for the show.

    Any further questions? See website for the Brooch Show FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • 31 Mar 2019 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    Registrations will open for our member's Retreat on Friday 5th April. All three day attendees will have the first opportunity to book workshops with their accommodation. See all details on the Retreat page.

  • 31 Mar 2019 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    Kumihimo Playtime: Learn the basics of beaded Kumihimo while making a pretty bracelet. A great opportunity to learn Kumihimo from scratch or fine tune your skills. Talk with Carol at the April meeting.

  • 07 Mar 2019 11:18 AM | Anonymous

    Complete these two tone Byzantine Weave Chain Maille earrings in class with the option to consolidate your knowledge by beginning a matching bracelet.  See details on event page, and sample on display at March meeting.

  • 16 Feb 2019 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    Making Connections: Explore the wonderful world of wire work to make your own decorative findings and components using wire and feature beads.

  • 17 Jan 2019 12:16 AM | Anonymous

    Refresh or learn new skills with this workshop using flat even count Peyote. Make a pen wrap or even a name tag, adding your own design.

  • 21 Nov 2018 8:48 PM | Anonymous

    The Bead Society hosts a exclusive Facebook group for members, where people can share updates, images of projects, get inspiration from others, and ask general beading questions. If you're a member of the Bead Society, but not yet a member of our group, click here to join the group!

  • 21 Nov 2018 3:36 PM | Anonymous

    As a new 'Member Benefit', the Bead Society is proud to launch our new Summer Program, exclusively for current members. 

    Two free beading days, with demonstrations, trading, de-stash opportunities, challenge information and beading time with friends - new and old - what more could you want. 

    Members are encouraged to come for either one day or both, and to bring a friend along with them. 

    For more information, or to register, log in to your Bead Society account on the website, and go to Summer Program, under the Bead Events tab.

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