Welcome.... to the Beadworkers Guild

The Beadworkers Guild is a registered charity dedicated to supporting and promoting the art of beadweaving and is open to bead workers and bead artists everywhere. 

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The Bead Festival at Daventry is now only a few weeks away

Friday - Workshops, and Evening Entertainment 

Saturday - Big Bead In, with the Guild AGM in the evening (it's more fun than you may think) 

Sunday - Bead Bazaar 

Don't forget, this is the weekend of the Mini People Book Launch, do come along to buy your  first edition,and get it signed by Ann Mockford, available from the Guild Stand at the Bazaar, at only £10 it is guaranteed to give you inspiration for your own Mini People. 

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Latest News and Updates:

Click here to view the latest Bead Bazaar Trader Information 


New Addition to the diary, Aldershot Jewellery Making Fair, on the 10th September 2016, contact janeh@cjbeaders.com for more information.


The Birmingham School of Jewellery have some short summer courses, email diana.mccann@bcu.ac.uk for more information, or click here for the flyer. 


*** New Password in the members area ***
Please see centre bottom of page 5, April 2016 Journal No. 69 for updated login details.

Square Stitch Workbook is now available for instant download in the Members Area. 

New date for the diary  - Norwich Bead & Textile Fair 
Sunday 24th April 2016, 10.00-16.00 



 ***   BEADING FESTIVAL 2016 CLASS UPDATE   *** 

Design class on Friday is now full. There are still a couple of places on the colour workshop with Liz Thornton. So if you are planning to book and haven't yet. Do it now to be sure of a place.  


***  GBBS 2017 - Tutor Applications invited ***

If you are interested in teaching a class at The Great British Bead Show 2017 you need to submit your project(s) by Saturday 1st May 2016

See the The Great British Beading Festival page for more information. 


The workshop with Fran Griffiths will be on Saturday 10th September, not the 12th as stated in the Journal 


Barmy Bassingham beaders contact details updated


Details of this year's Members Project available



Membership for 2016/2017 is now available, from the membership page or from the shop


April 16th and 17th , Liz Thornton will be teaching Zig Zag Cuff Bracelets on Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 April 2016 for Ardington School of Crafts at Ardington, Nr Wantage, Oxon OX12 8PN. For details see www.ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com  call on 01235 833433 or email info@ardingtonschoolofcrafts.com.


The Beading Festival 2016 theme is the 1960's and booking forms are coming in. If you want to join the party, don't forget to send in your booking form asap. We need to know you are coming and numbers are limited at this event, so don't be disappointed, get your form in now. Payment isn't processed until February 2016.


Download the BWG Traders Directory from the members pages


Download the BOOKING FORM for the 2016 Bead Festival here


Find the Annual Challenge RULES and ENTRY FORM here


The user name and password for the members pages is on page 4 of the current journal. If you have not got yours please contact us for advice 

Found something wrong? Contact us by email on webmaster@beadworkersguild.org.uk

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