Communal Project for Members 2019 - 2020 

Fantastic Florals

Our new shared beading project is just one of the celebrations we have in place for our 20th Anniversary.

In the past we have made beaded beads, quilt squares, wreaths of bugs and butterflies, seaside postcards and much more. Last year we took a year off, however, in response to member demand, we invite you to submit a 3D beaded flower, which will be assembled into a corsage, posy, bouquet or vase arrangement depending on how many flowers we receive. 

Just think, a beautiful flower display that doesn't need watering and can't be killed! Read all about it , and how you can take part on page 18 of the April 2019 Journal. The final displays will be raffled at the Bead Festival 2020. Your flower can be a single or a spray, any shape, colour or style so long as it meets the following criteria:

  • Entry is purchase of a kit that will contain:- 
    • 1 x pack of mixed green beads (7g approx.) 
    • 1 x pack of coloured seed beads, these are chosen randomly and could range from 5g of 15s to 13g of 8s, but will contain enough beads for one large flower or several smaller ones. 
    • 2 x 6mm round crystals
    • Approx. 30cm of beading wire
    • 1 x £1 raffle ticket
    • An entry form which you need to include with your submitted flower(s)  
  • Each kit costs £5 (+£1 p&p if required within the UK) 
  • You may add your own materials if you wish but your finished entry MUST use the green beads , and at least one of the crystals plus the wire for the stem. 
  • Sample patterns will be available in the patterns section, alternatively feel free to create something new. If you use a designers pattern please do identify this on your entry form. 
  • The finished flower can be up to 5cm across, and should have a stem between 15-25cm in length. 

If you need help getting started with your fantastic florals please click here to be taken to the members' area of the website where you will find a variety of free pattern downloads.

To order a kit to be collected at GBBS, Daventry  please either call Janet Thomason on 01787 475 300 or email

If you would like a head start or simply prefer your kit posted to you, please send your cheque for £6 (made payable to The Beadworkers Guild) to BWG Community Project, 70 White Horse Avenue, Halsted, Essex, CO9 1AZ. Completed flowers can be handed in at GBBS 2019, or sent to this address to arrive by 17th August 2019.

Photographs of the finished projects to be won will be posted on this website. If you would like to purchase additional raffle tickets, please contact Janet Thomason (see contact details above), or if you are able to sell raffle tickets for us please do contact Janet for supplies. 

The raffle will be drawn at the Bead Bazaar, 10th May 2020 

Many thanks to Corinne Squirrel from the Bead Merchant for her generous donation of the beads for this project, and to Ann Bourke for donating the wire.