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Mosaic bracelet kit, now in new colourway

I have just finished making up kits for this new colourway of my popular Mosaic bracelet.

The neutral colours complement each other beautifully, and the kit is now available for £18.50, or, if you already have the pattern, you can purchase a materials pack for just 12.00.

The Rainbow Bright kit is also still available for the same prices.

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New kit design by Marlene O’Reilly

Our latest kit is now available in 3 fabulous colours, and loads of options. The glasses are stemless prosecco glasses and I love the way the vases look with water beads in.

Kits for the Tall Stem Vase are £25.00 and include pattern, word charts, beads, needle, thread and the glass.

Extra material packs are available in the same 3 colours and include beads, needle, thread and the glass.

The glass is a specific size, so a download copy of the pattern is not available. A printed copy of the pattern is supplied with a glass for £15.00.

Additional glasses can be purchased individually for £7.50.

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Will you join us for International Beading Week?

27th July to 4th August 2024

This super little hanging drum decoration is perfect to upcycle empty KO thread bobbins, but thick white card and wadding work perfectly, and are included in the kit. My original 2-colour design is now available using the 12 colours of the IBW logo.

This Special Edition kit is now available to pre-order, with delivery in time for IBW 2024, and also includes a set of Alphabet beads to sort the 12 Delica colours on your mat. You can choose from opaque colours or silver-lined colours, and materials packs are also available.

Pre-order by 19th July and take advantage of our special offer price of just £12.50, and save £4. Kits will only be available until the end of IBW 2024. If you have the beads, then patterns are available from 22nd July.

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Who has been a busy bee then?

Our Super-Net Bracelet Kit certainly got beader Lindsay Super-Excited! She loved the Super-Sparkle created by the Jet AB fire polished beads in our original kit so much, that she now has a beautiful collection with 5 colours. Lindsay also tweaked the pattern to create a narrower band and has 5 more bracelets in a stunning array of colours. There are several more bands on Lindsay’s beading mat too! I can’t wait to see those.

That’s just one of the things we love about beading – it’s just so SUPER-FLEXIBLE!

Kit is £12.50

Pattern is £3.00…/super-net-bracelet…/

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More Miyuki beads added to our range

Since our delivery last week, we have managed to put many Delica beads back into stock. Including DB200! It had been out for months but we now have all those 4 elusive whites (DB200, 201, 202, 351) available.

We have also added some new colours, mostly seed beads, and here’s what is now available.

DB2143 Duracoat Navy Blue 10g £6.25
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New kit colour now available – and with word charts

Our very popular Posy Vase Kit, previously only available in Purple, Pink & Blue, is now available in Yellow.  It is essential that you have experience of peyote stitch and reading a colour chart before trying this pattern, although full instructions with diagrams and word charts are provided. 

The pattern now includes word charts. If you have already got this pattern and would like the word charts, then please send me an email ( and I will email a copy to you free of charge.

The Full Kit and Materials packs are now available in all 4 colours. They are perfect for dried, silk and real flowers, and look great with a small bunch of spring flowers, or with an LED tea light in place of the shot glass for a bit of mood lighting.

The pattern (£9.95) includes the instructions, colour charts & word charts.

The materials pack (£20.00) contains Delica beads, Needle, Thread & Shot Glass.

The full kit (£28.50) contains the instructions, colour charts, word charts, Delica beads, Needle, Thread & Shot Glass.

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Christine Manes, A Muse Ink

We have sent our condolences this week to Christina’s husband Val after her sad passing. You can read her obituary here

We do get a lot of interest in her beautiful designs and the loss of such a great talent will certainly be felt here. Val has told me that he will continue the business, and that beaders all over the world can continue to enjoy her work. He has also told me that Christina had finished beading one more piece of artwork that will be converted to a pattern for us to enjoy.

Beading is a fun craft and can also be about memories – Past, Present & Future. Whether it be using beads from an inherited stash to create something for yourself, beading for pleasure with friends, or making gifts to be cherished by others for years to come, we love beading.

Rest in Peace, Christina.

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Super-net bracelet now available as a kit

Previously only available as a pattern, you can now get this stunning bracelet as a kit.

The full kit (£12.50) includes the pattern and all the beads, clasp, needle and thread, to make a bracelet.

The materials pack (£10.50) does not include the pattern, but has all the beads, clasp, needle and thread, you need to make more bracelets.

The pattern (£3.00) is also available on its own if you want to use your own beads or colours.

What’s not to like? The choice is yours!

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Mosaic Bracelet
Pattern £8.50
Full Kit £18.50
Materials Pack £12.00

General beading experience is recommended.

This beautifully bright bracelet measuring about 2.5cm (1inch) wide is made using Delica beads and peyote stitch. Some beading experience is recommended as charts are used, but full instructions, with diagrams, are provided throughout. Colour and word charts are both included within the 12-page pattern. This design has a beaded toggle, which is perfect for colour co-ordination, and as a great alternative to metal or magnetic clasps.

Now available on our website