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


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.

Grey Ceylon
£2.95 for 25g

Matte Transparent Chartreuse AB
£2.95 for 25g

Blue Lined Aqua AB

Glacier Blue Lined Crystal AB
£3.75 for 15g

Lined Pale Pink
£2.95 for 15g

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....
Lined Yellow/Orange AB
£3.50 for 10g

Lined light Blue AB
£3.50 for 10g

Lined Amber/Taupe AB
£3.50 for 10g

Matte Transparent Oyster
£4.75 for 10g

Galvanised Gold Dyed
£7.25 for 10g

Transparent Orange
£3.50 for 10g

Transparent Lime Lustre
£3.50 for 10g

Dyed Opaque Rose
£3.75 for 10g

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:

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 and I will send you more details.

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

Monday, 24 July 2017

NBW Beading Day August 5th

We've had a couple of cancellations, so there are a few places left for our FREE beading day on 5th August. 10.30am - 4.00pm, here at The Beading Room. Refreshments provided during the day, but bring your own lunch if you're staying all day.
You are also welcome to pop in to see what we're doing, or have a go at one of our free projects for new (or not-so-new) beaders.
As we have limited space, you do need to let us know if you're coming so ring Kathryn on 01254 236049 or email to book your place.
Happy Beading x

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

New seed beads now in stock

This colour (Metallic Light Bronze) has been available in size 15 for quite some time now and we had a number of requests for it in sizes 11 and 8. Anything to oblige....

£6.95 for 25g

£7.50 for 25g

New Delica colours now available

These are the colours of the new Delicas that have been added to our range and are now available from

Transparent Green AB
£3.75 for 10g

Lined Crystal / Medium Pink
£3.75 for 10g

Crystal AB Silk / Satin
£5.25 for 10g

Sparkling Dark Amber Crystal
£3.75 for 10g

Opaque Pale Yellow Ceylon
£4.25 for 10g

Monday, 3 July 2017

Back in stock

Our latest delivery has now been weighed and bagged, and apart from HD752, the Delica range is currently all available.

We did pretty well with the seed beads too, and there were just 2 - 11HM542, and 11HM4204, that were out of stock with our wholesaler.

There are some new colours, and hopefully these will be photographed and available later in the week. Don't worry, I'll let you know what they are as soon as they are up!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Workshop Update

For full details or to book a place, go to The (Virtual) Beading Room - or ring Kathryn on 01254 236049

3rd September 2017 - Sun Catchers
Due to a cancellation, there is now 1 more place available on this workshop. There are 2 variations, and you will get the pattern for both. Bring your own beads, or buy a bead pack.

22nd October 2017 - Fantasy Foxgloves
Books now available for this workshop with Marlene. There are 2 variations, and you will get the pattern for both. Bead packs available.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Are you looking for something special for graduation?

If you are looking for something unique for a graduation gift, then look no further. This design by Marlene O'Reilly can be presented in so many ways. It is made using brick stitch and peyote stitch and full instructions are provided all the way.
There are 2 colours - red/gold and blue/gold - but if you want the bangle and banner in different colours, then just email me to let me know the colours and I'll make up one especially for you.
I have given you 4 different presentation suggestions with the pattern, but I'm sure there are many more!
You can buy the kit online for just £16.50 at, or if you just want the pattern, you can download these for just £7.95 from

Here's a taster of what you can make...


Monday, 5 June 2017

Cosmic Charm Necklace Workshop

There are a few places left on this workshop with Marlene O'Reilly.
It's on Sunday 25th June from 10.00am until 4.00pm, here in The Beading Room.
You will pay £20 for the workshop, which includes refreshments (but not lunch) and you can bring your own beads.
Bead packs in these 2 colours are available to order if you prefer.
Bookings and bead pack orders will be taken until 14th June. You can find more information and book your place at The (Virtual) Beading Room - - on the Book A Workshop page

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Extra date added for Spring Garden Workshop

We have organised an extra date for Marlene's very popular Spring Garden Workshop. SATURDAY 15TH JULY  has now been added to The (Virtual) Beading Room. You can book online at (Book A Workshop page), in person here at The Beading Room, or pay by card over the phone 01254 236049.
Places are limited, so book early and don't miss out!

Monday, 24 April 2017

Free pattern now available

We had a great time at the Haydock Park Bead Festival yesterday. It was St George's Day, and so our free workshop was to make your very own flag - using herringbone weave.
As promised, the pattern is now available on the Free Stuff section of The (Virtual) Beading Room -
It's not too late to make one now because it is also ideal for England's sporting fans too!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

2 new Delica colours

We've been so busy this year that we only had chance to add 2 new Delica colours to our range this time! It's starting to look like there will be another one along very soon though, so watch this space!

Matte Transparent Fuchsia Dyed
£3.95 for 10g

White Lined Amethyst AB
£3.75 for 10g

Monday, 20 February 2017

Deep Reflection pattern and kit now available

It was the depth of colour and reflection of this Swarovski stone that inspired the name of my latest design. The pendant suspends from a spiral rope, but can easily be adapted to make a brooch. The techniques explained are spiral rope, circular netting, and embellished netting.

A downloadable pattern is available from The (Virtual) Beading Room (£4.50) or you can buy a full kit from for either the Aquamarine or Rose pendants (£16.50 per kit). In the main shop, we also have other colours of stones available so you can create your own colour scheme.

Happy beading,

Thursday, 16 February 2017

New products - February 2017

Welcome to my first new product post for 2017. Guess what - it's mostly about Delicas! We will continue to increase our range and are always happy to include colours by request. Just let us know what you are searching for, and if we can get them, we will.

Our theme for 2017 is very much a continuation of our National Beading Week theme for 2016 - Beaded Tassels. The Clover Tassel Maker has been added to the accessories page and I hope to get the tassel threads and patterns online very soon.

Happy beading

HD062 Lined Light Cranberry AB
£3.75 for 10g
HD233 Lined Crystal / Yellow Lustre
£3.75 for 10g

HD727 Opaque Light Siam
£3.75 for 10g
HD1768 Forest Green Lined Opal AB
£3.75 for 10g
Sparkling Aqua Green Lined Teal AB
 £3.75 for 10g

11HM148FR Matte Transparent Light Blue AB
£3.25 for 25g

Miyuki DURACOAT Galvanized Gold
£3.95 for 15g
Clover Tassel Maker