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Welcome to the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild

Established in 1992 in Royal Oak, Michigan, we are a growing community with passionate members who gather regularly for meetings, classes and workshops to expand our knowledge and skills in the field of beadwork. Join us at the GLBG, where the art of beadwork is celebrated and cherished.

What's New?

Check out photos from the Sips and Sweets Birthday Social from June 18th, 2024 in our new GLBG gallery! Also be sure to check out upcoming events like the Holly Bean in-person class and trunk show.  Registration for members is available on July 5th.

Sips and Sweets Social
Art Gallery
Holly Bean Photo_edited.jpg
Holly Bean Photo_edited.jpg

Time & Location

  • Thursday, October 24th - Saturday, October 26th

  • Finnish Cultural Center
    35200 W. 8 Mile Road
    Farmington Hills, MI

The Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild is excited to invite all bead enthusiasts to three-days of classes with the renowned bead embroidery artist Holly Bean: Holly's unique style of beadwork is sure to captivate your imagination with its whimsical and intricate designs, particularly her animal-based works.  Click on the link(s) below to see more information about each date or to download the required registration form.

Looking for some fun GLBG facts?

Learn about our history and meet our leadership members here.

Making a Necklace

Renew your membership or become a new member today!

Learn about the benefits of becoming a GLBG member and join or renew your membership today. For more information on the difference between creating an account on the website and becoming a GLBG member, click here.  Otherwise, click on the button below to join or renew your Guild membership now.

Don't miss out on upcoming events and classes!

See a list of our upcoming events and classes here.

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