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Gift Vouchers – new design

All of our card gift vouchers are now back in stock, and I have added a new design – Happy Halloween.

As with all the other vouchers, it is available online for £10, £15, £20, £25, and £30.

Card gift vouchers can be any amount though, so if you do want something different, just give us a ring and we can sort it out for you.

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2023 Advent Calendar revealed!

Now is the time to reveal the delights inside our 2023 Advent Calendar. With 5 new and exclusive kits, and lots of other goodies along the way, there is a lot of fun to be had, opening the daily treats and taking time out to bead through December.

So, what was in the box?

That’s a lot of value for your money.

Each kit was broken down so that the components were opened up over several days, and you didn’t know what you would make until you opened the pattern. There was a 3-strand key ring (daisy chain stitch), Poinsettia ring (brick stitch and right angle weave), Merry Xmas gift tag (brick stitch), beads to make 2 LED tea light covers or napkin rings (tubular netting stitch), and beads to make 2 x Stem glass charms (netted Swarovski rivolis).

As well as the kits, there was a bead mat, scissors, scoop, pencil, needles, beading thread in 3 colours, flip top boxes, and last, all secretly packaged in the A4 size sturdy project box.

It doesn’t end on 24th December though. The sturdy project box with essential beading tools and flip top boxes, is perfect for future storage and beading projects on-the-go!

So, what will be in the box for 2024? As yet, even I’m not sure, although I do have a few ideas…..

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Have a heart!

The third design in my Festive Tea Light range (Love Hearts) launched in 2022 and I have now published the pattern for the hearts separately, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Have A Heart pattern is available to download for £4.50, or you can order a printed copy for the same price (our usual P&P charges apply).

The heart measures about 1.75mm (3/4″) wide and about 1.75mm (3/4″) high, and can be used for many things, including ear rings, key chains, bag charms. I’m sure you will have other wonderful ideas, and feel free to share on our Facebook page.

This 8-page pattern introduces tubular peyote with herringbone increases. Full instructions with diagrams, photographs are provided, but previous experience of general beading and peyote stitch in particular is essential. You will mainly use size 11 seed beads in 2 colours with 1 x size 8 seed bead in the contrast colour for the tip. The heart also works well using size 8 seed beads, with 1 x size 6 for the tip.

The Love Hearts pattern is £9.95, and available as a full kit (including pattern) for £21.50.

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Happy New Year

Gordon and I would like to wish you a very happy new year. As a small family business we massively appreciate your support, and we are looking forward to 2024 so that we can continue to supply your beading needs (and wants!) and provide the best service we can to you.

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A Muse Ink patterns back in stock

Our delivery of patterns direct from the US have arrived safely and I have updated the website, so all patterns are now available.

We will be working on the Delica and Fringe Bead Packs over the next few days, and will restock as soon as we can – if we have the beads!

We have put another order in to our bead supplier, and almost half of the Delica colours we need are out of stock, but we are doing our best to get colours back in stock.

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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.