Thursday, 26 November 2015

Christmas "Buy 3 - get one free" Offer

From today you can buy any 3 of our Christmas kits and choose a 4th kit from the £5.95 range ABSOLUTELY FREE. Simply put a minimum of 3 Christmas kits in your basket, go to Checkout and in the "Additional information or instructions" box type in the name of the free kit you would like. AND you'll get free postage too! OFFER ENDS Friday 11th December or until stocks runs out.
Tinsel Tree Kit - makes 3

Snowman Kit - makes 3

Christmas Stars Kit - makes 3

Jolly Santa Kit - makes 3

Christmas Pudding Kit - makes 3

Poinsettia Brooch Kit - makes 1

Large Christmas Tree Kit - makes 1

Friday, 30 October 2015

What!! more new colours already?

Yes, we have been so busy this month that we just had to get everything back in stock in time for Nantwich this weekend. We couldn't go there with all the racks half empty now, could we?

So we picked these - and they're now available on the website too. We have introduced the size 11 seed bead 11HM408 - Opaque Red - by special request as it matches the size 15 (15H9408) and size 8 (8HM408) already in the range. The other 7 are, of course, Delica 11s. Enjoy!!

Opaque Red
£2.50 for 25g
Opaque Light Blue AB
£2.95 for 10g
Dyed Matte Opaque Olive
£3.75 for 20g

Sparkling Light Bronze Lined Crystal
£2.95 for 10g
Sparkling Dark Grey Lined Crystal
£2.95 for 10g
Silver Lined Cinnamon Opal
£4.25 for 10g
Matte Opaque Bisque White
£4.25 for 10g
Matte Opaque Currant
£4.25 for 10g

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Also added, new toggles

And we've also added a few new toggle sizes....

Plain Toggle, 15mm Gold Plated
£1.25 each

Plain toggle, 15mm Silver Plated
£1.00 each

Plain toggle, 12mm (side loop) Silver Plated
£1.00 for 2

Our new Delicas

Well, we're doing it again. More new Delica 11 colours are now available on the website, and here they are....
Seafoam Lustre £3.50 for 10g

Opaque Dark Olive Lustre £5.50 for 10g

Opaque Royal Blue AB £2.95 for 10g

Opaque Alabaster Lustre £3.50 for 10g

Matte Opaque Light Terracotta £4.25 for 10g

Silver Lined Teal - dyed £4.25 for 10g

Dyed Matte Opaque Turquoise £3.50 for 10g

Dyed Matte Opaque Vermillion £3.50 for 10g

Silver Lined Caribbean Teal £3.50 for 10g

Opaque Currant AB £3.50 for 10g

Beige Lined Opal AB £2.95 for 10g

Hot Pink Lined Crystal AB £2.95 for 10g

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Drop In To Bead - patterns now available in The (Virtual) Beading Room

I have made our range of Drop In To Bead patterns available as downloads. Priced at only £2.50 each, they are a great introduction to new stitches or just something that you can make up in an hour or two.
You can find them at under Drop In To Bead Patterns.
Daisy, Daisy Bracelet

Nestling Pearls

Orbital Cubes Bracelet

Flower Power Bracelet

Spiral Cube Key Ring

Squares Bracelet

Ziggy Bracelet

Thursday, 8 October 2015

It's nearly Halloween!!!

It's nearly here and I have just uploaded 2 patterns to The (Virtual) Beading Room for you to download. There is my pumpkin charms design available as a full pattern with step-by-step instructions and diagrams for brick stitch or as a chart only.
I have also added my hot-off-the-press design for this year - a spider's web brooch, complete with spider and fly!
There is a full kit option too and this will be available on the main site later this week.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Christmas Tree Pattern

I have had this Christmas kit for a little while and following several requests yesterday at the Uxbridge Bead Fair, the pattern is now available to download. It is a great introduction to brick stitch and is only £2.50.
Get yours now from or follow the links to The (Virtual) Beading Room from the main site.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

New festive designs

I have just added 3 new patterns to The (Virtual) Beading Room -

There are 2 wine bottle covers and 1 bauble cover. The bottle covers can of course be used over any bottle! The netted bottle cover is the quickest to make and you can dress your up even more by swapping out the little firepolished beads for Christmas beads or charms. After making the swagged wine bottle cover I decided to go a step further and create a companion bauble cover. So here are the results.
Pattern £2.00

Pattern £2.00

Pattern £2.50

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

What a Great Day

And what better day to launch my new chart than the day Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning UK monarch?

We have had a Union Jack design available on our pens, pencils and key rings for some time, but now you can download a chart for this iconic flag. It is charted in even count peyote stitch and if you need help with the stitch you can download my introductory guide for free. It makes a super brooch too.

The chart will normally sell for £1.50, but from today and for the rest of September you can download it FOR FREE! You will find it at The (Virtual) Beading Room under brooches and non-jewellery.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

2 more patterns now available to download

The very popular fuchsia flower that came as part of a bookmark kit is now available to download from The (Virtual) Beading Room. You can find it under the non-jewellery section.
Following a few requests, I have also now made the Queen of Diamonds Bracelet pattern available to download.
I am working my way through my designs in no particular order, so if you want to get hold of one of my patterns via the download, just let me know and I can put it to the top of the list.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Secret Heaven Box beadweaving pattern

After much interest was shown in my Thread Heaven Box at the last Nantwich Bead Fair, the pattern is now available at The (Virtual) Beading Room. To find the Secret Heaven handy box, go to and either Christmas patterns or non-jewellery. At £4.25, it great to make as a cover for your Thread Heaven, or as a stand-alone box that's great as a table or tree decoration.

Friday, 21 August 2015

New seed beads, cubes and Superduos

And here are the rest of the new colours
Miyuki 3mm cube
3CSH234 £2.75 for 25g
Metallic Gold Lined Crystal

Miyuki size 11 seed bead
11HM1010 £2.95 for 25g
Silver Lined Flame Red AB

Miyuki size 15 seed bead
15H91486 £2.75 for 15g
Dyed Opaque Purple

Miyuki size 15 seed bead
15H94201 £3.50 for 10g
DURACOAT Galvanized Silver

Miyuki size 15 seed bead
15H94202 £3.50 for 10g
DURACOAT Galvanized Gold

HSD-01700 £2.00 for 12g
Crystal Bronze Aluminium

HSD-27101 £2.00 for 12g
Crystal Capri Gold

HSD-523982 £1.95 for 12g