Sunday, 18 June 2017

Workshop Update

For full details or to book a place, go to The (Virtual) Beading Room - or ring Kathryn on 01254 236049

3rd September 2017 - Sun Catchers
Due to a cancellation, there is now 1 more place available on this workshop. There are 2 variations, and you will get the pattern for both. Bring your own beads, or buy a bead pack.

22nd October 2017 - Fantasy Foxgloves
Books now available for this workshop with Marlene. There are 2 variations, and you will get the pattern for both. Bead packs available.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Are you looking for something special for graduation?

If you are looking for something unique for a graduation gift, then look no further. This design by Marlene O'Reilly can be presented in so many ways. It is made using brick stitch and peyote stitch and full instructions are provided all the way.
There are 2 colours - red/gold and blue/gold - but if you want the bangle and banner in different colours, then just email me to let me know the colours and I'll make up one especially for you.
I have given you 4 different presentation suggestions with the pattern, but I'm sure there are many more!
You can buy the kit online for just £16.50 at, or if you just want the pattern, you can download these for just £7.95 from

Here's a taster of what you can make...


Monday, 5 June 2017

Cosmic Charm Necklace Workshop

There are a few places left on this workshop with Marlene O'Reilly.
It's on Sunday 25th June from 10.00am until 4.00pm, here in The Beading Room.
You will pay £20 for the workshop, which includes refreshments (but not lunch) and you can bring your own beads.
Bead packs in these 2 colours are available to order if you prefer.
Bookings and bead pack orders will be taken until 14th June. You can find more information and book your place at The (Virtual) Beading Room - - on the Book A Workshop page

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 (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 -
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 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,