Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Simply Snowflakes update

Website repaired! You can now order your free pattern for the snowflake from The (Virtual) Beading Room and download it for free.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Simply Snowflakes free pattern

I have not been able to upload the snowflake pattern from Sunday's workshop to the Free Stuff section of our website so please email
and I will send you a copy.

Friday, 3 August 2018

Santa workshop now available to book

Sunday 7th October AND Sunday 28th October 2018

Marlene O'Reilly's 2-day workshop to learn how to make this festive trio - Santa, Elf, and Santa's Sack is now available to book.
You can bring your own materials and pay just £40.00 for the 2 days, or have the materials all packed up and labelled for an extra £29.50. (Seat not included!!)
Additional materials packs will also be available if you know you just want to make more than 1!

Book online at or ring 01254 236049 to book by phone and pay by card.

Friday, 13 July 2018

More places available at A Beading Experience at Oswaldwistle Mills

Due to various updates and cancellations I have been able to release another 3 full day beading places for our event on Monday 30th July at Oswaldtwistle Mills.
There are 4 places still available on the Sunday 29th July.

Book your place now or ring 01254 236049.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

The Jacobeadery Pen Case Workshop now booking

This workshop is now available to book online.
Date: Saturday 11th August 2018
Time:10.00am - 5.00pm
Place: The Beading Room, Clayton-le-Moors
Price including tuition, instructions, all materials and refreshments (not lunch): £45.00

There are 4 colour options to choose from.

Book your place now on the Book A Workshop page or ring 01254 236049.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

New Jacobeadery Workshop coming soon

COMING SOON - Watch this space for more info

Manda Kent-Burns from The Jacobeadery will be coming to Halfpenney's on Saturday 11th August for a full day workshop to get you started with Bead Embroidery and show you how to make this delightful pen holder.

All materials will be provided and there will be different colours to choose from, so pencil the date in your diary now.

Booking will be available at The (Virtual) Beading Room as soon as the final pricing has been agreed.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Delightful Lily Lariat Pattern now available

Our latest pattern, from an an original design by Marlene O'Reilly is now available to download.
With several components to make, you will use brick stitch, tubular peyote stitch and Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW). Some experience is recommended but full instructions are provided. If you have never done CRAW before, then extra instructions are provided for this stitch so you can practice with larger, coloured beads.
You can get your copy of the Delightful Lily Lariat from the Necklace page at The (Virtual) Beading Room. You can get there from our main site, or go direct to .

Monday, 7 May 2018

International Beading Week

We are supporting International Beading Week (26th July - 5th August) this year with a 2-day event at Oswaldtwistle Mills.
You can just come to have a look or come and bead with us. It's all free, but if you want to guarantee your place for either one or even both days then please book on-line or you can email

Regal Rivoli Necklace Workshop now open to book

You can now book for Marlene O'Reilly's workshop on 26th August on the Book A Workshop page of our (Virtual) Beading Room .

It's is a stunning necklace using a variety of beads and stitches.

Swarovski Rivolis are provided and the galvanised gold beads are Miyuki Duracoat - only the best is good enough!

Book your place for just £35.00 including instructions, materials, tuition for the full day, and refreshments (not lunch though). If you want to buy extra materials, then these will be available for just £15.00 - when ordered in advance.

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Dear Santa ..... update

If you have bought my Dear Santa Kit, or the Dear Santa Pattern, then you may be wanting to get hold of replacement decorated paper for your new list.
Wait no longer.
I have just added a download to The (Virtual) Beading Room so you can print off as many extra pages that you need.
There are 4 of each colour per A4 page.

Go to and download yours at no charge.

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Date confirmed for needlecase workshop

It was with a heavy heart that we had to cancel Marlene's Needlecase Workshop on 18th March due to the heavy snow that had fallen overnight.


we have now got a new date


You can book online from the Book A Workshop page at
or ring us on 01254 236049

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Last but not least for this delivery - some new magnetic clasps

These magnetic clasps are very strong so I am very pleased with this addition to the clasp range.

Magnetic Ball Clasp (8mm)
Stainless Steel
£2.50 each

Magnetic Ball Clasp (10mm)
Stainless Steel
£2.50 each

Magnetic Flat Round Clasp (10mm)
Silver Plated
£1.50 each

The latest Miyuki Size 11 and Size 15 seed beads

Size 11s are

Light Amber
£2.95 for 25g

Silver Lined Olive AB
£3.25 for 25g

Matte Metallic Green/Blue Iris
£5.95 for 25g

Size 15s are

Crystal AB
£2.50 for 15g

Opaque Pea Green
£2.50 for 15g

Ceylon Beige
£3.50 for 15g

Sparkling Purple Lined Crystal
£3.50 for 15g

Our latest additions to the Delica 11s range

Here are the latest additions to the range that are now available for you at
Opaque Light Siam AB
£3.75 for 10g

Lined Crystal / Medium Blue Lustre
£3.25 for 10g

Matte Chartreuse AB
£3.50 for 10g

Galvanized Semi Frosted Berry
£7.50 for 10g

Duracoat Galvanized Silver
£6.50 for 10g

Duracoat Galvanized Gold
£7.50 for 10g

Friday, 16 March 2018

Orchid workshop now available to book

This 2-Day workshop is now available to book online on the Book A Workshop page at or you can ring Kathryn on 01254 236049 and pay by card.

You get instructions, materials, 2 full days of tuition and refreshments on both days for just £59.95. You can choose to have a single corsage or make a separate bag charm. Two colour options are available.

When: 24th June and 1st July 10am to 4pm on both days
Where: Halfpenney's, The Beading Room, Clayton-le-Moors
Tutor: Marlene O'Reilly

Monday, 26 February 2018

Needle Case Workshop on 18th March 2018 - you still have time to book your place

Due to cancellations we have extra places available on this workshop.
All designs are available and you now have until 1st March to book your place.
There are 3 design choices: Poppy, Daisy and Bell Flower.
£39.50 for the full day INCLUDING instructions, tuition, materials, and refreshments.
You can book your place online at or by telephone 01254 236049.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Beaded Crochet Bracelet Workshop now booking

There has been a lot of interest in Marlene's Beaded Crochet Bracelet here in The Beading Room, and you can book your place now from The (Virtual) Beading Room (, or by telephone (01254 236049).
Sunday 6th May 2018 10.00am until 4.00pm
Includes instructions, tuition, materials and refreshments (bring your own lunch)
Experience of crochet chain is essential and you need to bring your own 2mm crochet hook. For full details go the The (Virtual) Beading Room.
£29.50 per person

Friday, 5 January 2018

Marlene's 1st workshop of 2018 now available to book

Happy New Year to all our beaders. I hope you had a great time over the festive period and found plenty of time to bead!

Marlene's Needle Case Workshop is now available to book via The (Virtual) Beading Room, or you can ring me on 01254 236049 to get your place confirmed.

Sunday 18th March 2018   10.00am until 4.00pm   £39.50

There are 3 designs to choose from and all materials are included in the workshop price, so just pick you design and you're all sorted. You are still able to order extra bead packs if you want to and you will get details about this when your place is confirmed.

As always, places are limited, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.