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.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

New drops, superduos, rivolis, tools and clasps

And just a few other bits and pieces ......
Miyuki Drop bead - 3.4mm
HDP9528 Ceylon White
£3.50 for 30g

Swarowski 14mm Rivoli
HS-RIV14-SIA  Siam
£1.30 each

Swarowski 14mm Rivoli
HS-RIV14-SIALT  Light Siam
£1.30 each

Magnetic Barbel Clasp
95p each


New to our online shop this tool is a must if,
like me, you can't turn loops (1.5mm)

Czech Superduo beads
Jet AB Matte £2.50 for 12g

And that's all for now folks!!!

New Miyuki seed beads

We are also slowly extending the range of Miyuki seed beads - 8s, 11s and 15s. I don't know where we are going to put them - need a new set of storage drawers somewhere! The charteuse colours are fantastic with deep purple.

8HM14 Silver Lined Chartreuse
£2.50 for 25g

8HM143FR Matte Transparent Chartreuse AB
£2.95 for 25g

8HM1016 Silver Lined Green AB
£2.95 for 25g

11HM14 Silver Lined Chartreuse
£2.75 for 25g

11HM257 Transparent Topaz AB
£2.50 for 25g

11HM577 Buttercream Colour Lined
£2.95 for 25g

11HM1016 Silver Lined Green AB
£2.95 for 25g

15H9151FR Matte Cobalt AB
£2.95 for 15g


New Delica beads

Yes, we've done it again! Here are the new Delica (size 11) colours that we've added to the range and are now available online. The colours are really superb and some are a special request for a workshop .... next year.

HD113 Transparent Blue Lustre
£3.95 for 10g

HD775 Matte transparent Fuchsia Dyed
£3.95 for 10g

HD792 Dyed Matte Grey/Blue
£3.95 for 10g

HD796 Dyed Matte Opaque Maroon
£3.95 for 10g


HD1016 Metallic Rhubarb Lustre
£6.25 for 10
(PS the photo really does not do this bead justice!)

HD1204 Silver Lined Mauve
£3.95 for 10g

HD1210 Silver Lined Azure
£3.95 for 10g

HD1452 Silver Lined Pale Peach Opal
£4.95 for 10g

HD1454 Silver Lined Light Moss Opal
£4.95 for 10g

Sunday, 10 July 2016

National Beading Week 2016

To celebrate National Beading Week 2016 we are hosting several events between 30th July and 7th August.
On 31st July we will have a special free workshop at the Haydock Park Bead Festival - see for more details.

It's bead group week, so if you fancy coming to visit and have a chat with one of the groups just ring Kathryn on 01254 236049. We currently have availability for Tuesday 7.00 - 9.30 or Wednesday 7.00-9.30.
 On Friday 5th August we have 2 beading sessions here at The Beading Room - see the book a workshop page at for details. If you're an experienced beader then come along and bead with us. If you've never done it before, then come and find out more. Either way it will be loads of fun.

 On Saturday 6th August I will be demonstrating at Hobbycraft, Preston and some of our bead group members will be beading in store. Demonstrations start at 10.15 and run throughout the day until 4.00pm. No booking necessary, so do pop in and see us if you're in the area.

Bead embroidery workshop update - Christmas Baubles

I've just updated the Christmas Bauble workshop with some new photos of the baubles you will be able to make. You can make the pine cone too. The baubles are shown with the light brown fabric and the pine cone is shown with the medium brown fabric. Go to the book a workshop page of to book your place. It's a 2-day workshop on 13th and 14th August. All materials and 2 days tuition for just £65.