Monday, 7 May 2018

International Beading Week

We are supporting International Beading Week (26th July - 5th August) this year with a 2-day event at Oswaldtwistle Mills.
You can just come to have a look or come and bead with us. It's all free, but if you want to guarantee your place for either one or even both days then please book on-line or you can email

Regal Rivoli Necklace Workshop now open to book

You can now book for Marlene O'Reilly's workshop on 26th August on the Book A Workshop page of our (Virtual) Beading Room .

It's is a stunning necklace using a variety of beads and stitches.

Swarovski Rivolis are provided and the galvanised gold beads are Miyuki Duracoat - only the best is good enough!

Book your place for just £35.00 including instructions, materials, tuition for the full day, and refreshments (not lunch though). If you want to buy extra materials, then these will be available for just £15.00 - when ordered in advance.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Dear Santa ..... update

If you have bought my Dear Santa Kit, or the Dear Santa Pattern, then you may be wanting to get hold of replacement decorated paper for your new list.
Wait no longer.
I have just added a download to The (Virtual) Beading Room so you can print off as many extra pages that you need.
There are 4 of each colour per A4 page.

Go to and download yours at no charge.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Date confirmed for needlecase workshop

It was with a heavy heart that we had to cancel Marlene's Needlecase Workshop on 18th March due to the heavy snow that had fallen overnight.


we have now got a new date


You can book online from the Book A Workshop page at
or ring us on 01254 236049

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Last but not least for this delivery - some new magnetic clasps

These magnetic clasps are very strong so I am very pleased with this addition to the clasp range.

Magnetic Ball Clasp (8mm)
Stainless Steel
£2.50 each

Magnetic Ball Clasp (10mm)
Stainless Steel
£2.50 each

Magnetic Flat Round Clasp (10mm)
Silver Plated
£1.50 each

The latest Miyuki Size 11 and Size 15 seed beads

Size 11s are

Light Amber
£2.95 for 25g

Silver Lined Olive AB
£3.25 for 25g

Matte Metallic Green/Blue Iris
£5.95 for 25g

Size 15s are

Crystal AB
£2.50 for 15g

Opaque Pea Green
£2.50 for 15g

Ceylon Beige
£3.50 for 15g

Sparkling Purple Lined Crystal
£3.50 for 15g

Our latest additions to the Delica 11s range

Here are the latest additions to the range that are now available for you at
Opaque Light Siam AB
£3.75 for 10g

Lined Crystal / Medium Blue Lustre
£3.25 for 10g

Matte Chartreuse AB
£3.50 for 10g

Galvanized Semi Frosted Berry
£7.50 for 10g

Duracoat Galvanized Silver
£6.50 for 10g

Duracoat Galvanized Gold
£7.50 for 10g