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International Beading Week 2023

What is International Beading Week? International Beading Week was set up by the Beadworkers Guild in 2015, to celebrate all that is brilliant about beading. It's a fantastic opportunity for beaders of all levels to share their skills, ideas and experiences, and to get inspired!
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What is the Beadworkers Guild?

The Beadwokers Guild is vibrant community of people from all over the world, brought together by their shared passion for beading. Their members include many highly skilled and talented designers, whilst also welcoming beading beginners. The Beadworkers Guild offers a wealth of tips, free resources and free patterns for you to enjoy 😊

Share The Love

Do you want to make something, but not sure where to start? To help inspire your beadwork, the theme for IBW this year is Share The Love. Whether you're creating beaded hearts, or you're working from your own interpretation of the theme, Share the Love is a lovely place for your bead project to start. ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜

Enter The Big Prize Draw!

To help share the love, the Beadworkers Guild are running a big prize draw. Submit a picture of your beaded hearts or a heart-inspired creation to be in with the chance of winning an amazing prize! The closing date is 23:59 UK BST Friday 28th July. What will you make?
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The prizes are waiting....

There are lots and lots of lovely prizes you could win in your enter! (Including a £50 gift voucher from us 😊) There are vouchers, jewellery making kits, patterns and more...
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FREE PATTERN - United Heart Design

Inspired by this years 'Share the love' theme, Yvonne has designed a new necklace pattern to contribute to the Beadworkers Guild's collection of free designs. Isn't it so cute? This pattern is suitable for beginners to bead weaving 😊
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FREE PATTERN - Rainbow Fringe Necklace

Follow our free step by step instructions and make your own rainbow fringe heart necklace. Deigned by Jo, this piece is also inspired by the rainbow colours of International Beading Week, and the Share The Love Theme
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Free Patterns!

Discover the creative talents of the Beadworkers Guild through their vast collection of free patterns. Each pattern has been kindly donated by IBW ambassadors, designers and members to encourage and inspire beaders of all abilities and skill levels to pick up their beads and start making! There is no better way to be inspired then with free patterns!
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Free Stitch Resources

Would you like to learn some new beadweaving techniques? Then do pop along and explore the Beadworkers Guild's free stitch resources. Learn how to perfect your brick stitch, herringbone weave, peyote stitch, right angle weave and more...
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International Beading week

International Beading Week 2023 is here! We love beading, and we would love everyone else to love beading too! Set up by the Beadworkers Guild, this week is the celebrate the joy of beading, it's a wonderful week for beaders of all levels to connect, share their skills, ideas and experiences, and to get inspired!