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The Bead Society Of Great Britain - For All Those Who Have An Appreciation Of Beads
Posted on: 18.07.2015 by The Bead Society Of Great Britain - Tina Holmes
'The Society Is Open To All Those Who Have An Appreciation, Either Private Or Professional, Of Beads Ancient And Modern, Of All Shapes, Sizes, Materials And Colours; Their Techniques Of Manufacture, And Their Application'
Nationwide | 18.07.2015


A subscription-based, non-profitmaking, non-commercial venture run by a permanent Team who work voluntarily.

The Society is open to all those who have an appreciation, either private or professional, of beads ancient and modern, of all shapes, sizes, materials and colours; their techniques of manufacture, and their application.

The aim of our Society is to encourage and share knowledge and enjoyment of every type of bead, to improve the accuracy of information and the skills of making, using, caring for and collecting beads, together with the understanding of the many peoples for whom beads are so important in their lives.

The Society publishes a 40 page magazine 3 times a year full of interesting features from around the world.  History, Art, making and using modern beads, current trends and beautiful pictures all included.

The Beadwork and Bead Fair, held in October, has beads and supplies from across the globe and across time. Antique and modern all to see at the show.

There are classes that are mostly free to members, classes that are taught by designers from all over the world. In the last few years Diana Fitzgerald, Elsie Mann, Jenny Boyle, Evelyn Cohen, Anna Feher, Heide Jenkins to name but a few..

There are specials that are exclusive to BSofGB that fund the classes, Called the bursary fund, pens and needle cases are colourful, fun and functional.





The subscription for a year is only £12, that is £1 a month.

 This gives lots of benefits..  3 x 40 page magazines full of interesting reads

                                              Free entrance to our bead fair in October,

                                              £1 off entrance for some bead fairs 

                                             Free classes with top bead artists.                                           

The website  http://www.beadsociety.org.uk/

If you would like to know more about the Society and its activities, click on the name of any of the following team members to contact them via email:-


Beaded Headdress

Membership Secretary:
Journal Editor:
Carole Morris
Society Co-Ordinator:
Publicity Officer:


Societies and Research Organisations World in Beads
Glass Beadmakers UK
The Beadworkers Guild
Plastics Historical Society
Society of Bead Researchers
Bead Society of Greater Kansas City
Internet Forums and Groups etc
Bead Collectors Yahoo Group
Beads-L Interactive Bead Database Group
BSGB Members Websites
Carole Morris - http://www.spangles4beads.co.uk
Stanley Levy - www.stansbeading.co.uk
Jaqui Robbie - www.hellobeads.co.uk - Tel 01246 563550
Pandora Mayo - www.pandorion.co.uk/pandorian
Gillian Horsup - www.gillianhorsup.com
Penny Akester - www.pitstopx.co.uk
Davida Krill - The Old Bicycle Shop - www.oldbicycleshop.co.uk
David Nevill - www.africantradebeads.comwww.asiantradebeads.com
Annie Wealleans - Black Dragon Crafts - www.celticbeadshop.com

The Bead Chest - www.thebeadchest.com

Sarah - Vivid Trading - www.vividtrading.comwww.vividvault.comwww.vividfondouk.com,www.ethnicjewels.ning.com
Carol Griffin - www.carolgriffinenamels.com
Caroline Henney - www.bagthejewels.co.uk
Anna Weller - www.bigbeadlittlebead.com, tel 01462 438233
Janet Morgan - www.glitterwitch.co.uk
Martin Wilkie - www.ukbeadfairs.com
Beads Direct - www.beadsdirect.co.uk
The Bead Shop Manchester - www.the-beadshop.co.uk
Bead Stampede: www.beadstampede.co.uk
I-Beads - www.i-beads.co.uk tel 0207 367 62 17
Stefany Tomalin - www.beadtreasures.com
Sylvia & Alison Beads for Beauty - www.fabbeads.co.uk tel 01803 328902
The Bead Selection - www.TheBeadSelection.co.uk tel 01527 524481
Ann Chambers - Bead Monster www.beadmonster.co.uk


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