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Rocky Road Bracelet design now available

Kit and Bead Pack available in 2 colours
Bronze (includes glass pearls)
Sapphire (includes fire polished rounds)

This is my newest design for our Drop In To Bead range. These are ideal to make up in an hour or two and perfect for new beaders who just want to drop in and try bead weaving. Kits contain all the beads, needle and thread needed. Materials provided will make a bracelet up to 22.5cm (9″) long.

You will need to provide your own bead mat and scissors.

Pattern to download or you can order a printed copy £2.50

Bead Pack (excluding pattern) £3.50

Full Kit £5.00

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Poinsettia Wreath now available

Poinsettia Wreath by Kathryn Halfpenney
Pattern £9.95
Bead Pack £13.95
Full Kit £21.50

I designed this wreath as my family gift last year and it’s now available to buy as a pattern, bead pack, or full kit. The 16-page pattern includes diagrams and photographs and it is recommended that beaders have some experience of beading, particularly peyote stitch and right angle weave.

The pattern is available for immediate download or a printed copy can be ordered for the same price of £9.95. Our usual postage charges apply for printed patterns.

Current postage is £2.00 for orders £20 and below, free postage for orders over £20.

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It’s time for International Beading Week

Saturday 24th July to Sunday 1st August 2021

The Beadworkers Guild have themed this year’s event to celebrate the positive mental health impacts that beading has with the tagline: ‘HANGING IN THERE’ and with tassels as the main feature.

You do not have to be a member of The Beadworkers Guild to take part.

I have given you the link below, where you can find lots of information about events that may be happening and there are also lots of free patterns available. We do not feel ready yet to host an event and re-open The Beading Room for groups, but I will say more about our thoughts in my usual email at the beginning of August.

International Beading Week

In the meantime, you may know that since I started my tassel journey in 2016 for National Beading Week (as it was then) there have been a few appearances of new patterns, not least my snowman and witches. Our range of thread colours has been growing too. You can see the full range here. Tassel Making

You can download my Introduction to beaded tassels here Download free guide

We have these special offers available for IBW and you are welcome to share these offers with friends and other beaders.

Offers are valid from Saturday 24th July to Sunday 1st August and will apply to online orders, telephone orders and personal shopping here at The Beading Room – just ring me on 01254 236049 to book your visit.

All orders over £20 (excluding postage) can receive a copy of my Making bead-embellished tassels Booklet 1, worth £6.95.

All orders over £40 can receive a copy of my Making bead-embellished tassels Booklet 1 & Booklet 2, worth £15.90.

To claim your free book/books please enter – I love tassels – in the Order Notes box at the bottom of the checkout page.

There will also be a 10% discount available on all items in the Tassel Making category of the website, including threads, tools, kits and materials packs. Tassel Making

Enter coupon code IBW21 at checkout.

Happy tasselling!

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Chunky Choker Pattern added

I have just added a pattern for a choker I wore for my nephew’s wedding last week. It is tubular peyote stitch using size 8 seed beads and drops. It’s really flexible and was so comfy to wear. I have previously made a bracelet using 2 different colours so I included a picture of that as well. It just you an idea what it will look like.

You don’t need any previous knowledge of the stitch as full instructions with diagrams are provided.

Chunky Choker Pattern £2.50

The pattern includes the colours of the beads I used. It is available as a download or printed copy and is on an introductory price of just £1 until the end of July. How’s that for a bargain!

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Preciosa Crystal Bicones – New categories and products added

Our range of Chinese bicones will not be restocked, and we are replacing them with a Preciosa range, made in the Czech Republic. To start us off I have chosen 38 colours and tried to get them in all 3 sizes. All I have to do now is find somewhere in The Beading Room to have them on display, and that’s easier said than done at the moment!

I have added 4 new categories to the online shop. Beads will be provided on strands where possible, or in cello bags if needed.

Preciosa Crystal Bicones 3mm – 42 beads per strand / pack

Preciosa Crystal Bicones 4mm – 31 beads per strand / pack

Preciosa Crystal Bicones 6mm – 21 beads per strand / pack

Preciosa Crystal Bicones By colour – shows all of the colours in all of the sizes

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Halloween Witch Accessories pattern now available

Halloween Witch Accessories
Pattern £6.95

These accessories (cauldorn, spoon, broomstick and spell book) were designed to complement our Halloween Witch Tassels perfectly. Full instructions, with diagrams and photographs are provided. Experience of peyote stitch and reading charts is recommended as some parts can be fiddly, and would be difficult if you are totally new to the stitch.

The 20-page pattern is available now to download, or you can order a printed copy.

I used Miyuki seed beads in sizes 11 and 8, and I made my own tassel for the broomstick. I had great fun designing these accessories and I’m looking forward to having them on full display in the Autumn. Here’s a little display I out together.

To find all these patterns on our website, search Halloween