Are you looking to learn to bead, find a new technique or just join a social group of beaders?

Here are a few of our favourite beading groups, tutors and workshops from around the UK. If you are part of a beading group, throw beading parties or teach beading, please contact service@beadsdirect.co.uk and we can add your details to our website.

Location  Dunstable, Bedfordshire 
Group name Dunstable Beaders
Contact  Ann Rust
Phone number 07980 198015
Email  annrust@hotmail.com
Description Bead and Chat. Members bring along own work. Any skill level welcome
Location  Bedford, Bedfordshire
Group name Beadwork Jewellery by Gillian Ashwell
Contact  Gillian Ashwell
Phone number 01234 211532 
Email gillian@beadworkjewellery.co.uk
Description Four residential courses a year at Knuston Hall

Location  Barhill, Cambridgeshire 
Group name Olive Tree Beaders
Contact Liz Hunter
Phone number 01223 560371
Email liz.ehhunter@ntlworld.com
Description Small Friendly beading group who meet once a month.


Location  Acton Bridge, Cheshire 
Group name The Verdin Beaders
Contact  Cheryl Hamilton
Phone number 01606 852 878
Email  caehamilton@msn.com

Verdin Beaders is a group of about 20 ladies who meet to share their love of beading. We meet at Acton Bridge Parish Rooms, Hill Top Rd, Acton Bridge CW8 3RA. There is adequate parking and easy access. Acton Bridge sits just off the A49 just south of Warrington. The meetings are held on the last Monday of the month from 10 am till 3pm . Coffee and biscuits are always available but members provide their own lunch. We do not provide teaching but members help each other out and we occasionally host workshops. 
Location  Comerbach, near Northwich, Cheshire 
Group name The C Beaders
Contact  Sylvia Birtwisle
Phone number  01606 42083
Email  sylviabirtwisle@hotmail.com
Description Small Friendly beading group

Location Essex
Group name Busy Beads
Contact Jo Mostovsky
Phone number  07939 400941
Email busybeads@live.co.uk
Description Kids jewellery parties are available in Essex and London. 90 Min session to make bracelets section of jewellery

Location Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire 
Group name Cotswold Beaders
Contact Susan Gilkes
Phone number 01608 686 248
Email fishercorner@btinternet.com

Cotswold Beaders meet on the third Tuesday of every month from 10 till 3, with extra days for beading or classes, Please contact Susan Gilkes for more 

Location Farnborough, Hampshire
Group name RG Studios
Contact Renata Graham
Phone number 07887 955590
Email renata@rgstudio.co.uk

My jewellery making courses take place in Farnborough, Hampshire, ideal if you live in London, Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Sussex or surrounding areas. 
Location Holybourne, East Hampshire
Group name Norwich Bead Group
Contact Elizabeth Dwyere
Phone number 01603 717384
Email elizabeth@eadwyere.plus.com

We meet weekly on alternate Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10.00-1.00 at the United Reform Church in Norwich and we have beadweavers and wireworkers in the group. Cost of session is £4 (inc tea/coffee/biscuits). There is free parking. 

Location Herefordshire
Group name Beading and Polymer Clay Workshops with Sally Boehme
Contact Sally Boehme
Phone number 01989 770598
Email info@sallyboehme.co.uk
Website www.sallyboehme.co.uk

Beading and Polymer Clay Workshops with Sally Boehme at her home studio in rural Herefordshire or courses taught nationally

Location Watford, Hertfordshire
Group name The Bead School
Contact Melanie de Miguel
Email beadschool@gmail.com
Facebook: Beadschool Mel
Website www.beadschool.co.uk

Melanie de Miguel is an international beadwork tutor, designer and author, whose work has been featured in a number of exhibitions, beading books and publications. She's also the creator of Hubble Stitch which she wants to share with the whole of the beading world with a passion!

Location Pluckley, Kent
Group name Suti Designs
Contact Sue Ticehurst
Phone number 01233 840361 
Email sueticehurst@btinternet.com

Beginners bead needle weaving, wirework, and bead stringing. Then more advanced courses on all the subjects. These normally take the form of a particular design in a particular 
Location Tonbridge, Kent
Group name DIY Beads
Contact Kate Seagraves
Phone number 07754806241
Email diybeads@hotmail.co.uk
Website www.diybeads.co.uk
Description Fun Beading Parties. Bookings taken for Fairs, Fates Festivals
Location Hythe, Southeast Kent 
Group name Jewels by Design
Contact Lin Shields
Phone number 07766 531158
Email linshields@talktalk.net
Description Workshops in Hythe, Southeast Kent, and surrounding areas. Please contact me for further information.

Location Penwortham, nr Preston
Group name Penwortham Bead Group
Contact Esther Turner
Phone number 07855143050
Email esther.turner@hotmail.co.uk

Penwortham Bead Group we meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted. If it alters will post in plenty of time. Held at the United Reform Church on the A59 in Preston. 10.30 -1.30 come when you want and leave when you want. We ask £3 for the duration. Come along and have fun with us all. See you next time.

Location Wellingbrough, Northamptonshire
Group name Knuston Hall Beading Courses
Contact James Hayter
Email James.Hayter@firstforwellbeing.co.uk
Description Short residential courses held in the beautiful Knuston Hall 
Location Kettering, Northamptonshire
Group name Kettering Beaders
Contact Annie Coles
Email wineofangels@aol.com

Kettering Beaders are a small group, with 10 members. We meet twice a month and have occasional Sunday workshops, 2-3 a year.

Location Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Group name White Horse Beaders
Contact Jennie McMillan
Phone 07821 464201
Email jennie.mcmillan@googlemail.com
Description Bead and chat, challenge, workshops

Location Gnosall, Stafford,
Group name Angela Smith - Jewellery Making Tutor
Contact Angela Smith 
Phone  01785 822909 / 07821 396158
Email  angela@angelasmith.co.uk
Description  regular workshops & private parties, Learn to make stunning Earings, necklaces or Bracelets 
Location Burton-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire
Group name Shobnall Beaders
Contact Rossella Cottrell
Phone 07979 912502
Email rossella.cottrell@tiscali.co.uk

Location Betchworth, Surrey
Group name Betchworth Beaders
Contact Ruth Vickery
Phone 01483 282865
Email Vickery.ruth@gmail.com

Betchworth Beaders usually meet on the last Saturday of each month from 10am till 3pm, with occasional extra workshops. Please contact Ruth Vickery for more

West Midlands  
Location Kingswinford, West Midlands
Group name Beadiness - Georgia
Contact Georgia Lumley
Phone 07584 047793
Email georgia.daisy98@hotmail.co.uk
Description Regular workshops held to make beautiful jewellery

Location  Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire
Group name U3A Beading Group Redcar Cleveland
Contact Myra Robertson
Phone 01642 479564 
Email scottybead@yahoo.co.uk
Description Weekly beading class run as part of the U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)