IBW Events 2021

This list will be added to as and when we are told of events so please check regularly for events in your area. If you are planning an event please complete this online form and we will list your event on this page for free.

Online Workshops, Beadalongs, Zoom Sessions,Special Offers & Discounts.


If you are holding an event please let us know by completing this google form

Free postage for all UKGuild & Society members during IBW week. Make sure to include your membership number when placing your order.


Beadalong with Sandra Scholte

Sandra is releasing a part of this lovely pattern every day during IBW on her Facebook page. Just click on the image to be taken to Facebook.

At Spellbound we love Beading Week, not that we need much excuse to pick up our beads and start creating, but it's nice to have one!  This year we have a theme for our International Beading Week celebrations and it is Inspired by Nature

Four new floral patterns

are being added to our pdf site at the start of IBW - the Rose, Shamrock, Thistle and Daffodil brooch designs - at the introductory price of £4 each during IBW (will be £5 each from August 3rd)

Would you like to see your national flower turned into a beady pattern?

 Why not send us the name of the country and a photo of the flower and you never know, next year we may be featuring your national flower as a new pattern!

Special Offers

There will be some very special offers, all of them Inspired by Nature, including some rather delicious new Preciosa and Miyuki collections.  Find them online from July 25 to August 2.

Prize Draw

Every order placed during IBW will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a stunning selection of Preciosa beads worth over £50 (expect leaves, flowers, seeds and twin beads in soft, subtle and very pretty colours!)

New Video Tutorials

We have just added a series of videos on making tiny beaded bugs to our YouTube channel, and we start a new series on beaded flowers during IBW, so why not tune in and bead along with us?

Share your love of nature in beads

we'd love to see photos of your beadwork that is inspired by nature #IBWInspiredbynature 

www.spellboundbead.co.uk    info@spellboundbead.co.uk    www.facebook.com/SpellboundBeadCo

or call (UK) 01543 417650

Beads Unlimited will be running different daily offers and discounts throughout IBW 2020, make sure you stop by at www.beadsunlimited.co.uk so you don't miss out!

Happy Beading!



The Bead Cellar is delighted to support The Beadworkers Guild and International Beading Week 2020 'Bringing Beadworkers Together'.

Kate's beautiful modern Stained Glass bracelet pattern is available for free on the Free Goodies page [click here] and for the duration of IBW, 25th July to 2nd August, we are offering 15% off across the store and a free surprise gift with every purchase.

Quote promo code IBW2020 at checkout to redeem this offer (not valid in conjunction with any other offer). Visit our beautiful beady sweetie shop in Black Torrington, Devon or shop online.

Happy Beading!

Website: www.thebeadcellar.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBeadCellar

Phone: 01409 231 442

Fine Lines Beads

We are holding an open day with a bead sale in our garden on 25th July 2020 10am to 2pm.

Social distancing rules apply but please feel free to bring a small table if you have one & perhaps a chair if you would like to stay & bead with like minded people.

We have accessible facilities, but please bring a picnic if you want to eat. Coffee and tea will be provided at 50p a cup which will go to a nominated charity.

16 Kedale Road, Seaford, BN25 2BY, East Sussex, UK.

For more details please email:


or visit: www.delicabeads.co.uk

At each IBW Zoom session participants will have a chance to win a single pattern of their choice from Zannah Makes. One pattern per session. Pop on over to her shop to plan what you would choose.


Free Beadworkers Guild

Zoom Events

Join the Beadworkers Guild during IBW for some free online Zoom get togethers

To celebrate the week we have twelve online events lined up for you to enjoy, which are open to all, including non-members and are completely FREE. So, grab a friend and join us for a fun day of beading and a chat, whilst exploring many of the fabulous free patterns available on our IBW website. All kindly donated by super talented designers and ambassadors.

We have two sessions per day planned:

10am - 12noon & 7pm - 9pm (British Summer Time).

Dates are as follows:

Sat 25th July, Sun 26th July, Tues 28th July, Thurs 30th July, Sat 1st Aug & Sun 2nd Aug.

Places are limited, so book early to save disappointment. You can book in advance by contacting: events@beadworkersguild.org.uk, specifying the date and the session(s) you would like to attend e.g. am, pm or both.

IBW Pride Flower

Free workshop with Cath Thomas

Wednesday 29th July 2020

1:30pm – 4:30pm (BST)

 Booking will commence on

Saturday 11th July

to book your place please email: events@beadworkersguild.org.uk

or call

 Sylvia Fairhurst on: 07834 767644 / overseas (44)7834 767644 

The Black and White Together Project

A communal project for Beaders

The team’s goal, led by Prof. Sam Norgard from the Savannah College of Art and Design,is to collect, from Makers around the world, numerous black and white warped squares, using size 11 black and white Delicas. We will assemble the works into one connected piece. Hundreds of warped squares, representing Makers of various ethnicities, are envisioned!

During the week of July 27 to July 31, to coincide with IBW, Beaders will be able to access a pre-recorded session each day that will provide 25 minutes of instruction and demos on the construction of the warped square. Each day a different pattern, using only black and white size 11 Delicas, will be explored. In addition, 20 minutes of each session will be used to discuss the state of the art of beads by highlighting the works of various bead artists in the world today.

It is our vision that Makers interested in contributing to this piece will view the instructional sessions and contribute the warped square(s) they construct to the compilation of the final project.

Further details can be found here and links to the pre-recorded sessions will be provided nearer the time.

Win a Free Guild Membership for one year

Join the Beadworkers Guild during IBW 2020 and your name will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win one years free Guild membership for 2021.


This online beading workshop will be teaching you how to make beaded beads using Superduos. I'll also be showing you how to turn your beaded beads into a beautiful strung necklace, with a professional finish. The project is great for clearing some of your beading stash. It is suitable for beaders of all levels. You can join the class at any time and work along at your own pace, in your own time. Katie will be demonstrating every step on video. Plus, you get a PDF tutorial to download and keep. You can continue to use the class even after beading week is over. Katie will also be on hand to help you out if you get stuck.

Use this link to join the online workshop at any time: my-world-of-beads.teachable.com/p/superduo-beaded-beads-tutorial

If you want to be kept updated with other beading week activities from Katie, please use this link to join her mailing list:


We have put together a great giveaway for international beading week. We have assembled a perfect beading hamper that's ideal for any level of beader. It contains all the materials needed to make our latest video tutorial, one of our Right Angle Weave embellished bracelet kits, a Baby Jewel Loom and beads. As well as several useful beaders essentials (yes tea is an essential) all in one of our last Bead Shop tote bags!

The prize is worth over £40 pounds and we're not just giving away 1, but 2!

We would like to give you and a friend a hamper each. All you have to do to enter is nominate a friend you think would enjoy a new beading hobby, since this is a great place to start. You can then get together (in person or virtually) for your own craftanoon & spread a little beading joy.

You can enter by commenting on the post we've shared on Facebook or Instagram or if you're not on social media by emailing your entry to steph@mailorder-beads.co.uk.

Entries close at 9am on Thu 6th August and we'll randomly select the winner soon afterwards.



10% discount on all order from 25th July to 1st August inclusive

Please quote code Rosie at the checkout.



 From Saturday 25th July until Sunday 2nd August, in honour of International Beading Week 2020, we're offering great discounts on the beading essentials you need for an incredible week of creativity!

Simply enter the coupon code ibw2020 at checkout!


To celebrate International Beading Week, Tanzee Designs are having a massive beady giveaway.

Just spend £15 or more on the website or in the shop, and we will add an inspiration pack of beads worth up to £5                                               with your order.
You may order or shop as many times as you wish during the week, but only one inspiration pack will be included with each order.


Jencel are offering a 10% Discount off everything on their website for International Beading Week. Choose from a large selection of Toho seed beads, Miyuki Delicas, Czech Glass, Swarovski and Preciosa crystals, and more at www.jencel.co.uk

Use Code IBW2020

until midnight on 2nd August

The Indecisive Beader (Sarah Cryer) is offering 20% off Tutorials in her Etsy shop.

No discount code needed - just take a look at www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SarahCryerBeadwork

or visit her website


Kernowcraft is so excited for another year of Beading Week fun! Check out what you have to look forward to below:

The Big Bead Sale From The 24th Of July

Get saving on over 100 beautiful gemstone beads, including juicy briolettes, sparkling rondelles, half drilled beads, teardrops, chip beads and so many more varieties to choose from. Shop The Big Bead Sale from 24th July here: www.kernowcraft.com/products/kernowcraft-sale

24th July - 2nd August: Kernowcraft's Beader Instagram Challenge

With the success of our Jeweller Instagram Challenge, we're back with a mini version especially for International Beading Week! Join in with the daily prompts for a chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend on Kernowcraft goodies - competition is open worldwide. This is a great chance to connect with fellow beaders and to create great content for your page. The Beader Instagram Challenge and rules will be available to view on Kernowcraft's Instagram from the 23rd of July here: www.instagram.com/kernowcraft

WIN A Bead Bundle Worth Over £75 During Beading Week

We're so excited to be offering a huge giveaway worth over £75 for one lucky gemstone lover over on our website! We will also be running mini giveaways on our Instagram & Facebook.

Follow Jewellery Making Tutorials

We have plenty of easy to follow jewellery making tutorials and advice pages to follow, all with a tools and supplies list so you can have a go for yourself. Follow tutorials here: www.kernowcraft.com/jewellery-making-tips

Shop Jewellery Making Kits

Whether you're a beginner or experienced jewellery maker, you'll find so much inspiration for your next project with our jewellery making kits. Each kit has online step by step instructions, a list of recommended tools and a one-click shopping list. Shop kits here: www.kernowcraft.com/collections/make-the-look

Visit Kernowcraft, your destination for gemstones & jewellery making: www.kernowcraft.com

Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date: email.kernowcraft.com/h/d/47C70AE05EA6A49E

The Jacobeadery

From Saturday 25th July through to Sunday 2nd August we are proud to offer a 30% discount on all items be they downloads or actual kits.

That’s the good news!

The not so good news is that when they’re gone – they’re gone!

So if you have been putting off buying something – get in quick and bag yourself a bargain.

 Our products are fashioned from Dupion silk and embellished with Jacobean style bead embroidery.

Individual kits consisting of fully photographed instructions and all materials are available, or choose the downloadable versions and provide your own fabric and beads etc.

Note 30% discount on kits is for Uk customers only, 30% discount on downloads is worldwide. 


Peyote Pod Beadalong hosted by Marca Smit

An exciting Peyote Pod beadalong, created just for IBW 2020

Each day – for 7 days – we’ll post part of the pattern (a few rows) and at the end of the week they’ll have the whole Peyote Pod pattern.

for full details please join the Facebook group below


 or click here for more details

Secret Beadalong with Jean Power

Guild members get 50% discount

It's time for another Secret Beadalong!


The Beadalong is designed to be done over 9 days (25th July - 2nd August 2020) but you can bead it as & when you desire.

Each day will take around 30-90 minutes beading to complete and there will be some optional preparation beading needed beforehand.

As always the project is a complete secret (but I can reveal it is some jewellery...) and is designed as a personal challenge for you.

The project is suitable for most levels of beader (you will need knowledge of Peyote & Herringbone Stitches and be comfortable working with small beads) and has brand new components and design ideas perfect to offer something new to any more advanced beaders.

This pattern is available at a 50% discount to my Newsletter subscribers (please enter the code from my newsletter) and Beadworkers Guild members (please enter the password from your recent journal that you would use to log in to the Guild website for the membership year starting April 2020).
Enter either code into the discount code box on the shopping cart and make sure the discount has applied.

You can follow the progress of the beadalong on my Secret Beadalong Facebook page and there you can also see some of what has been beaded during previous Beadalongs.

Free Pattern with Every Purchase

Purchase any item in the Beadworkers Guild online shop during IBW and received a free copy of Dora Davies Tantalizing Triangles Bracelet pattern.


Use Peyote stitch to create a fabulous six-pointed star beaded box. This contains 7 storage compartments. You will be working with delica beads and your favourite beading thread. Katie will be teaching you using videos to demonstrate the techniques, plus a PDF tutorial to download, with the full project instructions. This is suitable for anyone who enjoys Peyote stitch, or wants to make a beaded box. The online class is running all week (and beyond). Just sign up when you are ready, then work in your own time and at your own pace. Katie will be on hand to help you out if you have questions. Otherwise, just enjoy making this fabulous beaded box in the comfort of your own home.

Use this link to register on the class:


You can also get regular updates from Katie by joining her mailing list at this link: beadflowers.co.uk/bead-flowers-mailing-list/