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1989-2020  Now in our 31st year.

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AGM 2020

After talking to Maidstone Museum, we cancelled the 2020 AGM which was to have been on 5 July 2020, but we have re-scheduled it for the same weekend next year on 4 July 2021 (see p. 38–39 of Journal 133).

2020 Minutes, Accounts & Reports
As we are not able to present the 2019/2020 accounts to the membership as usual at an AGM in 2020, we have made a pdf document of the Minutes, Reports and Accounts and will make it available to any member who wishes to see a copy after 5 July 2020. Please contact the secretary:


The Bead Society of Great Britain, (formed in September 1989), is 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 ofinformation 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.

Members receive three issues per year of the highly-acclaimed  Journal 


The Society currently holds two-three  meetings each year - lectures/workshops and an AGM. We have a varied program of courses, meetings and workshops, most are FREE to members.

Members receive discounted entry to fairs organised by the Craft Kit Company Ltd . For more details visit the Beadwork Fair   


The Society numbers among its members private collectors, researchers, dealers, jewellery makers, bead embroiderers, beadwork weavers (on- and off-loom), makers of beads, and many others - so there's a place for everyone!


Stop Press

Social media links are live and on the useful links page

Journal 135 

Is back from the printers.

It will be on its way soon.

Outside the UK may have a delay as posting abroad has changed.




Available here


The membership form to renew or join is on the 

'How to Join ' page

Further Details of the AGM 

The Journal needs features, articles and  patterns. (Royalty Free)

If you have something bead related that you love and can write about, please send to Carole, with photos.



Beading Groups

in the UK.

List of groups in your area

on the

 Useful Links page



The Newest


booklet is now available.

Seasons, Halloween 

And Christmas.

Find it on the Beadables Page

Exciting News

The Bead Society's

Journal is produced in

 Full Colour

all 40 pages are in colour.

3 Times a year for £12 a year.

A £1 a month!!



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