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More Beader’s Advent Calendars now available

Beader’s Advent Calendar 2023

It takes me and Gordon several days to weigh the beads, make the boxes, and get everything all wrapped up, but the next batch of Advent Calendars is now available for immediate delivery, using Royal Mail Tracked 48 service at no extra charge.

You can also still pre-order an Advent Calendar for delivery later in November if you prefer to wait, but we do have a limited number we can make and availability is dropping.

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Beader’s Advent Calendar 2023

A small number of Advent Calendars are now made up and ready to be sent out straight away, or you can reserve your Advent Calendar for delivery in November.

Whether you are just dipping your toes in the water as a new beader, or you have years of practice under your belt, I know you will be excited to open your daily treats.

24 hidden gifts contained in one of our sturdy project boxes. Everything comes together to make 5 festive projects.

Includes at least 11 re-usable Clear View Flip Top Boxes.

£49.95, including Royal Mail 48 hour Tracked Postage
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It’s All About Peyote Stitch (1) – Beading Workshop – 05/11/23

Six places are now available to book for this workshop that is suitable for adults with little or no experience of peyote stitch.

On this workshop, you will learn (1) how to do flat, even count peyote stitch using size 8 seed beads, (2) how to zip up the beads to make a tube, suitable for a ring, and (3) how to read basic word charts. You will then start to make this bright, stripey bracelet using size 11 seed beads, with a beaded toggle clasp.

Materials supplied to make a bracelet up to 23cm (9 inches) long. Bead colours may be changed by prior agreement.

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Luxury Snowflake Kit and Pattern now available

Following on from all the fun our bead groups had with the snowflake forms in 2022, my Luxury Snowflake Kit is now available. All the materials are provided, along with needle, thread, and the re-usable earring clutch backs and date charm, to make your own snowflake.

Luxury Snowflake Kit – £15.95

If you want to use your own beads for the spokes, but want to know how to make the central mandala and swags, then you can buy the pattern separately, to download, or request a printed copy. The pattern is £9.95, postage charges apply for the printed version.

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Beads Up North workshop pattern now available

The pattern for my Luscious Lime Ring that was designed for the Beads Up North workshop last weekend is now available to purchase online for £2.50. You can order a download copy, or a printed copy (postage charge applies to printed copy).

Although written as a ring, the centre piece can be used as a component for many other items, and works equally will with any 4mm round or faceted bead.

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It’s arrived!!!!!

The wait is over.

Our 2023 Beader’s Advent Calendar is now available to pre-order for delivery in early November.

Priced at £49.95, there are 24 daily treats for you to open, with 5 NEW, and EXCLUSIVE festive designs for you to make during December, with FREE delivery using Royal Mail’s 48 hour Tracked service.

Make sure you don’t miss out, and reserve your 2023 Advent Calendar now.

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Festive Foliage Corsage pattern now available

This beautiful little brooch will be as much at home on a jacket lapel as it will be decorating a bottle or handbag.

EXPERIENCE OF BRICK STITCH and READING A CHART IS ESSENTIAL for this pattern by Marlene O’Reilly. If you want to learn brick stitch or get a reminder, you can download my brick stitch technique guide for free here, or order a printed copy for a small charge to cover printing costs.

Basic instructions with diagrams, photographs, and charts are provided over 12 pages, to make the leaves in brick stitch and use wirework techniques for the pearl and bicone strands.

Your finished corsage will have a diameter of approximately 9cm (3.5 inches), but this may differ slightly according to your final assembly layout.

The pattern is available now (£9.95) here, and from 5th August, the full kit (£21.50) will be available for the Ivory variation here, or the Autumn variation here.

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New kit now available

Is it too early to start beading for Christmas? Possibly, but probably not, and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share this.

Christmas Drum Kit £14.95

This super little hanging drum decoration was designed to upcycle my empty KO thread bobbins, and as my bead groups can tell you, it has been some time on the beading board to get it just right.

The kit is supplied with 2 x card end caps and wadding to use in place of an empty bobbin. If you have plenty of Delica beads, you can buy the pattern on its own to download, or you can order a printed copy. The pattern is £8.95 and there is no extra charge for the printed, but our usual postage charges will apply – currently free for orders over £25, and £2.50 for orders £25 or less.

And, if you want to make more than 1, but don’t have the beads, then a materials pack is also available, priced at £8.50.