Take a look at the contents pages of our Journal to see  what you are missing!

The BWG Journal

The Journal is a quarterly magazine for members of the Beadworkers Guild and is dedicated to beading. It is packed full of projects, features, reviews and lots more. This is the only British magazine that specialises in beadweaving and it is not available in the shops. So if you are not already a member of the Guild, what are you waiting for? 

Join today to get exclusive access to our printed magazine.

 Meet the Team

Below are some of the members of the Journal team but there are many other people who help to put the Journal together including members who volunteer to help with diagrams, pattern testing and proofing.

Journal Editor
Jane Marie Griffin 

 Jane oversees all content, planning and production of the Journal. She writes up all of the projects, some features and some regular articles. 

Deputy Editor
Beth Newton 

 Beth supports Jane in the planning of the Journal, oversees the feature articles and all of the reviews.

Helen Pocock

 Helen is responsible for all of the advertising in the Journal and liaising with the traders on behalf of the Journal. 


 To access all of the traders websites in the Journal click on this link here
A comprehensive directory of traders throughout the United Kingdom is also available in the members' area with links to their websites.

Submitting to the 

Do you have a project or story you think members might be interested in? If so take a look at these guidelines for submission and contact one of the Journal team.

Free Patterns & 

We have lots of patterns and downloads to accompany the Journal. Just go to the Members' area of the website to download them for free. 
There are basic stitch instructions if you are struggling with a pattern or just need a reminder of a stitch. 
There are also lots of free patterns and features available, which are being added to all the time. So do take a regular look in the Members' area for new updates!   


Our magazine is distributed to thousands of members every quarter. If you would like to find out more about advertising with the Journal please take a look at our Media Pack 

Journal Back Issues 

All available back issues of the Journal can be purchased from our website shop or at any show we are attending

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