Friday, 5 January 2018

Marlene's 1st workshop of 2018 now available to book

Happy New Year to all our beaders. I hope you had a great time over the festive period and found plenty of time to bead!

Marlene's Needle Case Workshop is now available to book via The (Virtual) Beading Room, or you can ring me on 01254 236049 to get your place confirmed.

Sunday 18th March 2018   10.00am until 4.00pm   £39.50

There are 3 designs to choose from and all materials are included in the workshop price, so just pick you design and you're all sorted. You are still able to order extra bead packs if you want to and you will get details about this when your place is confirmed.

As always, places are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.



Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas decorations with a difference

I'm pleased to see my 2nd tassel booklet on our website. It has 3 great Christmas tassels for you to make.
You can buy the booklet on its own for £8.95 or as a kit with all materials for £28.50.
If you have not got the Clover Tassel Maker yet, then you can get this with the kit as a bundle for just £36.50 - a saving £8.45 if you bought everything individually.
Materials packs for each individual tassel are also available to purchase separately.
You can find all the information on the Tassel Making page of our website at


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Your Christmas Parcels have arrived!

These cute little decorations are great to hang on the tree or adorn your festive table. Once you have got the hang of circular and tubular peyote (full instructions with diagrams are provided), then you will make them up in no time at all.

If you are new to the stitch I would recommend that you have a go at the Curly Top first as the contrast colour in the corners make the design easy to follow.

The full kits are available for £8.50 each or buy all 3 for £22.50 from here (P&P £1.80 or free if order is over £15.00).

You can also download just the pattern for £4.25 each or get 1 download with all 3 designs for just £10.00 from here.

Merry Christmas x

Friday, 20 October 2017

October's new clasps

We spotted some new clasps and I couldn't resist getting just a few.

The fluted clasps are a nice change from the plan variety and add that extra shine to the ends of your bracelet.

These vertical loops are so different and it means there are now more ways to close those wider bracelets when the normal horizontal loop clasps just won't do. They are available in different sizes and it's likely we will add some more of them to the range soon.

3-hole fluted clasp
21mm gold plated
£2.95 for 2

3-hole fluted clasp
21mm silver plated
£2.95 for 2

3-hole vertical loop clasp
21mm antique copper plated
£1.95 for 2

3-hole vertical loop clasp
21mm antique gold plated
£1.95 for 2


3-hole vertical loop clasp
21mm antique silver plated
£1.95 for 2

3-hole vertical loop clasp
21mm black oxide
£1.95 for 2

October's new seed beads

We have also added some more 8s, 11s and 15s to our Miyuki seed bead range. We get asked so often for different sizes of the same colour, we thought we would have a go and see what we could come up with. Remember to let us know if there is something you can't find, we're always happy to try and get it.

Grey Ceylon
£2.95 for 25g

Matte Transparent Chartreuse AB
£2.95 for 25g

Blue Lined Aqua AB

Glacier Blue Lined Crystal AB
£3.75 for 15g

Lined Pale Pink
£2.95 for 15g

Dyed Transparent Red Violet
£2.75 for 15g

October's new Delicas

I just love getting the new colours of Delicas in, but I'm not sure where they will all fit! We have 1 more show this year - in Nantwich on 26th November - and I think that will then be a great opportunity to have a look at our display and see what we can come up with to make more room for next year.
Anyway, for now....
Lined Yellow/Orange AB
£3.50 for 10g

Lined light Blue AB
£3.50 for 10g

Lined Amber/Taupe AB
£3.50 for 10g

Matte Transparent Oyster
£4.75 for 10g

Galvanised Gold Dyed
£7.25 for 10g

Transparent Orange
£3.50 for 10g

Transparent Lime Lustre
£3.50 for 10g

Dyed Opaque Rose
£3.75 for 10g

Pearl Lined Glacier Blue AB
£3.50 for 10g

Monday, 16 October 2017

The Jacobeadery Workshop - update

All's well for Manda's workshop on 5th November, which was the topic of my last Blog. You have the choice of red fabric or green fabric and you will get enough material for 24 of these cute Advent Stockings.

For full details, and to book you place, go to:

You can also book with Kathryn by telephone on 01254 236049