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New products for a new year

We would like to wish you a very happy 2022, and we have started our new year early by adding some new Delica colours to the website and some Tulip needles.

There are 7 new Duracoat colours and we will continue to add more colours when we can get hold of them. Here are the ones added today. They are all available in packs of 10g for £5.75 or By The Gram at 70p per gram.

We have also added some Tulip Beading Needles. Size 10s (long or short) are £6.75 per tube of 4 needles. Size 12s are £12.50 per tube of 2 needles.

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New products for November

We added just a few new items this time and here they are. The 8mm Druks fit perfectly in our Festive Tea Light design and will be used in future kits when the current bead stock runs out.

We ordered the Rubber Clutch Backs for a special reason too. They can be used on the snowflake ornament wire forms to hold the beads in place instead of turning the ends. You can find out more by downloading my free guide to working with these wire forms – follow the link – Introduction to Snowflake Ornament Wire Forms or find it in the Free Stuff section.

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White alphabet pins back in stock

Just in time to add to your Christmas wish list or as a Secret Santa gift, our white A-Z pins are now back in stock and joining the multi-coloured pins available.
Each set is supplied in a hand-made gift box (design of box varies), with a Clear View flip top box for storage. Boxes are suitable for Royal Mail Large Letter PIP boxes.
For those who want to make their own pins, we supply the alphabet letter beads on their own and are also nicely packaged with a hand-made tassel (tassel colour varies) so are also ideal as a gift.

Alphabet Pins A-Z (White) in gift box £8.00
Alphabet Pins A-Z (Multi Colours) in gift box £8.00
Alphabet beads A-Z (White) £3.00 per set
Alphabet Beads A-Z (Multi colours) £3.00 per set
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Snowflake ornament kit and guide now available

We have just taken delivery of a new stock of the Snowflake Ornament Wire Forms by The Beadsmith, and I decided it was time to play!

So I have come up with 3 different designs and I made them available as kits here. They all come with full instrucitons, a 15cm (6″) wire form, all the beads, ribbon and extra wire for the centre bead.

Snowflake Ornament Kit – Crystal – £6.50
Snowflake Ornament Kit – Mink – £5.95
Snowflake Ornament Kit – Rainbow Purple – £5.95

To go alongside the wire forms I have written a helpful guide that will explain over 7 pages how to design your own snowflakes and some of the different ways that you can finish the ends, especially if you don’t have any round nose pliers. You can find the guide here and download it for free, or order a printed copy for £1.50.

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New layout for kit page

Where a kit (or bead pack) is available in different colours, they are now shown separately on the website.

This will make it easier for you to see all the colour choices available and for me to keep up-to-date with stock levels. It will also be easier and quicker for you to find out if the one you want is in stock.

At least, that’s the plan!

If the kit (or bead pack) you want is out of stock – or you want it in different colours – please email kathryn@halfpenney.co.uk and I’ll make it up for you if we have the beads available.

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Tassel threads – 2 new colours added

These 2 new variegated colours of Gutermann Rayon 40 are now available. They are great for embroidery, and ideal for tassel making.

When you order these threads from us and you will also receive 1 x 2m card of a thicker thread to bind your tassels.

The thicker thread is typically Perle 8 and will be in a matching colour.

2242 – Red/Gold/Blue
£3.25
2202 – Cream/Mint
£3.25
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My ladies have new homes!

Gaia, Hydra and Zephyr have new homes. The white frames I bought from Ikea have been transformed by hydro dipping, courtesy of Baz, Rik and Josh at Hydro Style UK, and I am so thrilled with them.

I picked the frames up last Friday and mounted the beadwork just in time to take them to the bead fair at Haydock Park on Sunday, where they joined Pyra for the first time.

Now these 4 designs by Chris Manes are ready for display on the wall in The Beading Room. I have an idea where I want them to go but they may have to wait a little while longer while we organise more display space for the Delicas!