Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Extra date added for Spring Garden Workshop

We have organised an extra date for Marlene's very popular Spring Garden Workshop. SATURDAY 15TH JULY  has now been added to The (Virtual) Beading Room. You can book online at www.virtual.halfpenney.co.uk (Book A Workshop page), in person here at The Beading Room, or pay by card over the phone 01254 236049.
Places are limited, so book early and don't miss out!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Free pattern now available

We had a great time at the Haydock Park Bead Festival yesterday. It was St George's Day, and so our free workshop was to make your very own flag - using herringbone weave.
As promised, the pattern is now available on the Free Stuff section of The (Virtual) Beading Room - www.virtual.halfpenney.co.uk.
It's not too late to make one now because it is also ideal for England's sporting fans too!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

2 new Delica colours

We've been so busy this year that we only had chance to add 2 new Delica colours to our range this time! It's starting to look like there will be another one along very soon though, so watch this space!

Matte Transparent Fuchsia Dyed
£3.95 for 10g

White Lined Amethyst AB
£3.75 for 10g

Monday, 20 February 2017

Deep Reflection pattern and kit now available

It was the depth of colour and reflection of this Swarovski stone that inspired the name of my latest design. The pendant suspends from a spiral rope, but can easily be adapted to make a brooch. The techniques explained are spiral rope, circular netting, and embellished netting.

A downloadable pattern is available from The (Virtual) Beading Room (£4.50) or you can buy a full kit from www.halfpenney.co.uk for either the Aquamarine or Rose pendants (£16.50 per kit). In the main shop, we also have other colours of stones available so you can create your own colour scheme.

Happy beading,

Thursday, 16 February 2017

New products - February 2017

Welcome to my first new product post for 2017. Guess what - it's mostly about Delicas! We will continue to increase our range and are always happy to include colours by request. Just let us know what you are searching for, and if we can get them, we will.

Our theme for 2017 is very much a continuation of our National Beading Week theme for 2016 - Beaded Tassels. The Clover Tassel Maker has been added to the accessories page and I hope to get the tassel threads and patterns online very soon.

Happy beading

HD062 Lined Light Cranberry AB
£3.75 for 10g
HD233 Lined Crystal / Yellow Lustre
£3.75 for 10g

HD727 Opaque Light Siam
£3.75 for 10g
HD1768 Forest Green Lined Opal AB
£3.75 for 10g
Sparkling Aqua Green Lined Teal AB
 £3.75 for 10g

11HM148FR Matte Transparent Light Blue AB
£3.25 for 25g

Miyuki DURACOAT Galvanized Gold
£3.95 for 15g
Clover Tassel Maker

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Introduction to bead weaving - 4 workshops available

Booking is now available for 4 workshops for anyone who is new to bead weaving. You can find full details of the workshops in The (Virtual) Beading Room (www.virtual.halfpenney.co.uk) where you can book your place. Alternatively, you can book by telephone (01254 236049) or in person here at The Beading Room. Don't forget to give us a ring before planning a visit, just to make sure we're in!

Advance booking is essential.

Workshops are £15.00 per person and there are only 6 places available on each workshop. All workshops are on a Saturday afternoon, from 1pm until 4pm.

Dates for this year are:
11th March 2017
17th June 2017
19th August 2017
4th November 2017

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Necklace workshop now booking

This stunning necklace is the focus of Marlene's workshop on Sunday 25th June. You can bring your own beads or buy a bead pack in either of the 2 colours shown, or why not tell us the colours you want and I'll create a kit especially for you.
The full day is just £20.00 and includes all tuition.
Full details on the Book a Workshop page of www.virtual.halfpenney.co.uk