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what happens at a Bead Society Meeting?

The society holds monthly meetings, usually on the second Sunday of each month, with the exceptions of November and January.

Members can bring along their beading, attend mini workshops, buy supplies from traders, solve their beading problems, and relax with other members.

Tea, coffee, sugar and milk supplies provided. Members either bring their own lunch or visit one of the many food places nearby. 

Entry Fees

Members: No charge

Non Members $5.00 per meeting

Our monthly meetings commence at 10.00am.

Presidents report starts at 10:30am and is also boardcast live on facebook.

A real benefit for members is our own library, which is open for borrowing from between approx. 10.45am to 12.00 midday.
(Waiting period of three months membership is applicable to new members)

See the Events Calendar for the latest workshops, classes and talks.

See Latest News for the latest workshops and talks.

Numbers are limited in all technique workshops and must be booked in advance to ensure a place.

A requirements list is provided as a link in your confirmation email after enrolment and payment received. Scroll down your Registration confirmation email to below the Additional Information heading, then click on the link supplied to download your list.

A two hour tutorial cost is $20.00 and usually runs from 12.30 – 2.30 pm.

Note: Members are able to book and pay online to secure the booking.

Upcoming workshop samples are usually displayed at the monthly meetings beforehand.

There are always lots of other beaders working on their own projects and there to lend a hand. Workshops are not mandatory at meetings, just an optional extra for members.

Always bring along your usual kit * to meetings if you are not sure what to work on.

* Usual kit comprises, beading needle, preferred beading thread, beading mat or board, scissors and anything else that helps you work.

** Bring along your beading, work on any unfinished projects or get help from a fellow member if you are stuck on something.

Location of Bead Society meetings

NOTE: Until building repair works at the Boyd Room, Carnegie Library are completed, our monthly meetings will be held at:

East Caulfield Reserve Pavillion, East Caulfield Access to this pavillion is via Dudley Street, entry directly off Dandenong Rd.

See East Caulfield Reserve Pavillion meeting map location and parking tips. A short walk from Caulfield Station.

Our meetings will be back at the address below after renovations are finished.

Carnegie Library and Community Centre

7 Shepparson Avenue, Carnegie, VIC

(Melway Map 68 J4).

It's a short walk from Carnegie Station. Our meeting is in the Boyd room, which is on the first floor (lift available).

The library is not open to the public until midday, so members operate the door until then. The ground floor Shepparson Avenue entrance to the library is manned by members up until 10.30 am, then a doorbell is used.

There is good access to public transport and ample parking in the public car park adjacent to the library building, and also along Shepparson Avenue or the side streets.

Meetings Day:  Second Sunday every month except January and November if it clashes with the Expo.

When: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Members please visit the events page for details of the next month’s workshop.

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PO Box 5312
Pinewood, VIC 3149

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