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. 


HOT NEWS .....

Sadly #NationalBeadingWeek has drawn to a close for another year, we hope you enjoyed the fun, whether it was at your local beading shop, beading group or even via Facebook or Instagram. 

Don't forget you can send in your images of your beadwork creations anytime to post on Facebook, or maybe even submit a project to the Journal. 

The Beadworkers Guild book of Mini People was officially launched at the AGM, held at the Beading Festival at Daventry, on the 7th May 2016. 

The cost is £10 + £2 P&P (UK), available to purchase from our store (click here)

BWG 2016 Challenge 2016, To everything there is a season. 

Ruth Vickery Winner of the Founder's Award & Members Choice 

To see all the other amazing entries click here 


Founders Award, & Members Choice Winning piece, by Ruth Vickery



Latest News and Updates:

Special offer only available through National Beading Week. 

This year's offer is Half Year Membership from October 2016 to March 2017. Half year membership would usually include just October and January Journals but this offer will include July 2016. 

Only available during National Beading Week, 30th July to 7th August 2016. You do not need to sign in above to take advantage of this offer

Save the Date: The Great British Bead Show 2017 
Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th May 2017. The Bead Bazaar is on Sunday only!

The annual Challenge Rules, and Entry form for 2017 are now live on the site. Click here to go directly to the page. 

Challenge Images are now live on the website, click here to view them.

Did you know, the Journal welcomes new projects, so if you have something you designed that you would love to share contact the Journal team.   

The colour theme for the Guild stand for next set of boards from May 2017 is Coral Sea

Challenge 2017 has been announced, Totally Tropical.  Don't be afraid, give it a go. We have several categories and prizes to win. If you need help or don't know where to start drop us a line, via email or Facebook, or call us -  we would love to hear from you.  

New Addition to the diary, Saturday 6th August, Bead Magicians of Findon will be at Hobby Craft Angering. Bead demonstrating, and exhibition of work, any local or interested Beader is more than welcome to pop in during the day, just to say hello or join in the fun. For more information please contact Hazel hazi7@btinternet.com 

Click here to view the latest Bead Bazaar Trader Information 

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 


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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