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Project Boxes are good to go!

Previously only available for collection, I’m pleased to say that these fabulous boxes are now online too!

I have a number of A4 Slim Boxes in my craft cupboard with paper and card inside and have used them for years. A couple of years ago I started using them for beading and have a nice little stack on the shelf with all my part-way-through projects in.

As they are A4, my patterns fit neatly inside and the Slim ones are still deep enough for all the flip top boxes full of beads and tools I need. Nymo and Fireline fit beautifully. Standard bead mats are cut to fit which also means it’s a complete project in a box to go anywhere, anytime (when we can that is). If you are making tassels, they are deep enough for Gutermann reels and Clover Tassel Makers.

You can bead in the box, but if the edges get in your way, then it’s simple to take your bead mat out and put the box on one side until you’re ready to put it all away again.

They are a dream for organisation.

Each A4 Slim Tuff Box by Tiger Stationery contains: Bead Mat – hand-cut to size (colours vary), Set of Alphabet Letter Beads (bead and tassel colours vary), Pack of 2 Beading Needles (By John James – Short 10), Pair of scissors 10cm (4″) (our code SC-10)

ADDED BONUS: You will receive a single-use discount code to receive 10% off your next order with us.

Project Box features: Light and portable. Transparent for viewing contents when closed. Opens out flat. Snap-lock fastenings. Strong polypropylene hinges.

A4 Slim Project Box £9.95
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Special Christmas Charm Bundles now available

Just call me optimistic! I have just published 2 special bundles for you to make your own sets of wine glass charms. Even if we can’t party as we would like, they make great gifts. Here’s an idea – send completed charms to your friends and then toast each other over the internet on the big day.

Kits are available to buy individually for £5.95, and include materials to make 3 charms. The special bundle price is £29.75, saving you £5.95, and you get the pre-formed wires and closed jump rings in place of the usual hanging straps.

For the stash-busters amongst you, there are a couple of options.

If you are new to brick stitch, then you can buy the printed instructions for £15 (saving you £2.50). Either bundle will be a great introduction as they cover basic brick stitch and all the shaping you need. If you are experienced with brick stitch, then you can buy just the printed charts for £5 (saving you £1). Either way, you are getting 6 designs for the price of 5, AND each bundle comes with a free set of 6 pre-formed wires and 6 closed jump rings.

As I have not worked out a way to offer the wires and jump rings as downloads, these special bundles are only available for the printed copies!

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Treasure Mats and Trays now available

These are the new Treasure Mats and Treasure Mat Trays by The BeadSmith.

These beading mats are 31.75 x 23.5 cm (12.5 x 9.25″) and have a non-slip natural rubber base. They have laser printed measurements for bead size and length.

The Treasure Mat Tray has the same working area and has a flocked surface so it can be used on its own. It has a clear cover and easily transported. Trays are stackable for convenient storage.

The mats and trays are available individually, or as a bundle.

Treasure Mat £7.95
Treasure Mat Tray £7.95
Treasure Mat and Tray Bundle £14.95
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New bead colours for November

As we enter the new lockdown today we will have plenty to do as our latest delivery of beads arrived yesterday.

Everything that we received is now back in stock online but sadly some beads were still out of stock with our supplier. We will be watching stock levels at our suppliers very closely and will get everything else back in stock as soon as we can.

The good news is that we managed to get 2 new Delica colours and 1 of the size 11 seed beads that we wanted, and they are now available online.

DB1338 Silver Lined Dark Pink – Dyed
£4.95 for 10g
DD1848 Duracoat Galvanised Dusty Orchid
£8.25 for 10g
11HM361 Yellow Lined Aqua AB
£3.25 for 25g
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Bead pack update

Following a number of requests, all of my new kits will be available as bead packs that will also include the recommended beading thread(s) and a beading needle.

If you want to make more from a kit that you have already purchased and cannot find a bead pack online, then drop me an email – – and I will be happy to price one up for you and add it to our range.

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Clear View Organiser Boxes

I’m pleased to say that the storage boxes in our latest delivery are a slightly different specification and we can now offer empty boxes online.

They are the perfect partner for our flip top boxes and you can fit 12 x Size 4 or 24 x Size 3 flip top boxes inside. Many other combinations are workable too.

You can get 1 organiser box for £4.50, or a pack of 4 for just £17.00.

Storage sets and individual flip top boxes are still available. Take a look at our full range here –

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Christmas Crowns – 3 new designs

My next set of Christmas Crowns are now available. They all based on the same blue background so complement each other perfectly and are ideal as covers for an LED tea light, or as napkin rings.

They are available individually as a pattern for £5, or kit for £10.00.

You can also buy the set of 3 different patterns for £13.50, or 3 different kits for £27.00.

NB Kits do not include an LED tea light

Snowflakes Starry Night Snowmen