Friday, 19 August 2016

Workshop update - 1st October

Manda has made another colour available for this double-sided bead embroidered medallion / key fob.
You can now choose from the original blue and gold beads or the new red and silver beads.
For more information, or to book your place and choice of colour go to the Book a Workshop page at

New downloadable patterns added

2 more patterns have been added to our downloadable range in The (Virtual) Beading Room. They are the pattern for Chequerboard Bracelet and a new design for a Christmas Bauble - Delicate Daisy. Enjoy x

Friday, 12 August 2016

Crystal necklace pattern now available

I have had a crystal necklace on display in The Beading Room for many months now and it is often admired. Whenever asked how I made it, I always had to look closely to remember just how many core beads were used for each stitch! Problem now solved.

The full pattern, with diagrams is now available in The (Virtual) Beading Room for £4.50 and is an instant download. You can find it at under the necklace section.

There are no plans to make it into a full kit at the moment, but you only have to ask!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Festive workshop with Marlene

The date is now confirmed for this workshop - Sunday 13th November 2016, and places are being snapped up fast. Book a place on the workshop and you can bring your own beads or order a bead pack. For all the information, go to the Book A Workshop page at

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Ripple Bracelet pattern is now available

Previously only available as a kit, the pattern for my Ripple Bracelet is now available at It's just £3.50 and you can find it under the bracelet section.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Free pattern for National Beading Week

I designed this little charm as an introduction to Right Angle Weave and to celebrate National Beading Week there is a free workshop  on Sunday 31st July at Haydock Park Bead Festival. Beads have been kindly donated by several of our exhibitors.

The charms make great little scissor fobs, key rings, bag rings, and I even put a few together and made a nice little napkin ring for the Christmas table - no, it's never too early to bead for Christmas.

If you can't make it to the festival, then you can still take part. Just download the free pattern from The (Virtual) Beading Room under Free Stuff.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Clematis Lariat workshops

Marlene's workshop - Clematis Lariat - on 3rd September is now full. But, fear not, due to popular demand we have added an extra date.... Sunday 23rd October. So if you've missed out, then be quick off the mark and ensure your place now, before they all go. If you're going to Haydock Park Bead Festival on Sunday you can see the lariat in all its true colour glory.