We hope everyone enjoyed celebrating IBW 2020 and thank you to everyone who participated.

In the meantime there is lots of activity still going on in the IBW Facebook group and a year long project for you to participate in if you can't wait until 2021 to celebrate IBW again. 

Join the fun by following our Facebook page


and our Facebook group were we are celebrating IBW all year!



2020 Prize Draw
Free Beadworkers Guild Membership

Join the Beadworkers Guild during IBW 2020 to be in with a chance of winning a free one year membership for 2021.

Free Pattern with Every Purchase

Get this free Tantalising Triangles pattern by Dora Davies with every purchase made on the Beadworkers Guild website shop


Member Recruitment Prize Draw

Win this Osiris Kit donated by Mairi Carlton

All you have to do is introduce a friend to Guild membership during IBW 2020 to be in with a chance to win this kit. The more people you recommend, the more times you name will be entered into the prize draw. Just make sure the new member mentions your name on the application form.


Guest Ambassador: Diana Fitzgerald (Minneapolis,USA)

I’m honored to be invited as an ambassador for International Beading week and accept with enthusiasm! I am a bead artist who works with seed beads and larger beads, collects all kinds of beads and teaches and writes about beading. Most of my life revolves around beads!


Guest Ambassador: Sam Norgard (Georgia,USA)

I am honored to have been asked to be an International Beading Week Ambassador! Thank you! I'm a Professor at the prestigious university for creative careers, the Savannah College of Art and Design. As far as I know, these may be the only beading courses that apply toward a University degree. I teach design classes in Foundation Studies, Beaded Surfaces and Structures in the Fibers Dept. and Bead Technique for Jewelry in the Jewelry Dept. It is a delight to witness the cutting edge work in which my students engage I look forward to getting involved and sharing ideas, collaborating, and working with groups.