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 http://www.halfpenney.co.uk/beadtassels


 





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.

8HM526
Grey Ceylon
£2.95 for 25g

8HM143FR
Matte Transparent Chartreuse AB
£2.95 for 25g

11HM339
Blue Lined Aqua AB
£3.25

15H269
Glacier Blue Lined Crystal AB
£3.75 for 15g

15HM272
Lined Pale Pink
£2.95 for 15g

15H1314
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....
HD068
Lined Yellow/Orange AB
£3.50 for 10g

HD076
Lined light Blue AB
£3.50 for 10g

HD287
Lined Amber/Taupe AB
£3.50 for 10g

HD353
Matte Transparent Oyster
£4.75 for 10g

HD411
Galvanised Gold Dyed
£7.25 for 10g

HD703
Transparent Orange
£3.50 for 10g
 


HD1226
Transparent Lime Lustre
£3.50 for 10g

HD1371
Dyed Opaque Rose
£3.75 for 10g

HD1672
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: http://virtual.halfpenney.co.uk/index.php/workshop-bookings/the-jacobeadery-advent-calendar-workshop.html

You can also book with Kathryn by telephone on 01254 236049

Friday, 6 October 2017

Bead embroidery workshop

Do you fancy making something special for Christmas this year and want to have a go at Bead Embroidery?

Well, this could be the perfect solution.




Manda Kent Burns, aka The Jacobeadery, has designed these lovely little stockings to make your advent calendar.

First seen at Haydock Park Bead Festival last week, I have asked Manda to join us for a workshop.

We are still getting full details together, but if you would like to join us please register your interest by email kathryn@halfpenney.co.uk and I will send you more details.

Sunday 5th November - all day
£45 including all materials and refreshments
Choose red or green fabric