Members’ benefits

All beadworkers and bead artists, regardless of experience or location, are welcome to join our community. The benefits of being a member of The Beadworkers Guild include:

Members' Events


Free Entry

To The Beadworkers Guild annual Bead Bazaar.


Online Events - Open To All


Free Access to Members’ Only Area

Includes lots of free patterns, free stitch instructions and free graph paper.


Free e-Newsletter

Eight issues per year, including a free pattern to keep you up-to-date between Journals.


Free Patterns

A numerous selection of designs, donated by members for you to download and enjoy.


Free Distance Learning - Members only

Stitch workbooks to expand your skillset, with the opportunity for professional assessment if you wish.



Our exclusive quarterly Journal in full colour, is available in both paper and digital format to members only. Each issue contains:


  • An average of eight detailed & illustrated patterns
  • Book & product reviews
  • Feature articles
  • Beading community news
  • Diary of shows & bead fairs
  • Gift giveaways

Members' Discount

Available on our Introduction to Beadwork books when purchased from the Guild.



for members to:

  • Purchase Journal back issues - unavailable to the public.
  • Exhibit their beadwork on the Guild’s stand at shows around the UK.
  • Contribute to exhibitions that we, the Guild, organise.
  • Participate in our members only, annual Challenge competition.
  • Participate in our members only, communal beading project.
  • Demonstrate on the Guild stand at shows.



for beading groups run by a BWG member to:

  • Gain public liability insurance cover via the Guild policy.
  • Participate in our members only, annual Challenge competition.
  • Demonstrate on the Guild stand at shows.


… all this and you make friends too!

Our membership year runs from 1st April until 31st March, but you may join at any time and you will receive all relevant back issues of the Journal.

If you would like to join The Beadworkers Guild, please click here 

A directory of other members in your area, is available to participating members upon request.