National Beading Week

National Beading Week

National Beading Week is a time to celebrate our passion for beads, to encourage others to start beading and to support bead businesses around the country. This event is sponsored by The Beadworkers Guild but you do not have to be a member to take part. See the official NBW website here http://www.nationalbeadingweek.co.uk/ 

30th July - 7th August

Competition time!
For the whole of NBW we'll have a competition running on our facebook page and in the shop where you can have your beaded creations on display and be in with a chance of winning a £100 goodie bag including a £50 shop voucher and one runner us will receive a £20 voucher. To enter and for further detail see below


What else is on at The Bead Shop during NBW

Saturday 30th July - Silver smithing workshops

Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am - 12.30pm - CRAFT CLUB - free mini beaded flower demo. 

Mini Beaded flowers

Thursday 4th August 2pm - 5pm - Beading on a Jewel Loom - a great introduction to beading and a lovely neat bracelet project. 

Saturday 6th August 10am - 1pm - Kerrie Slade's Daisy Chain workshop further detail and booking can be found here

Kerrie Slade Daisy Chain


Saturday 6th August 2pm - 5pm Beading Social - join us for an informal bead group (£2 contribution to refreshments). 


Competition details.

To enter please email your intention to get involved to steph@mailorder-beads.co.uk with the following information;
Your name
The name of your piece(s)
What you’d like to enter (a brief description would also be useful)
If you have a photo too that'd be great (but not essential)

The piece must be handmade yourself and contain BEADS! We'll need the entry pieces by the 26th July to give us time to photograph the pieces and arrange the display (if the items aren't delivered by this date they will not be entered into the competition). 

Competition FAQ
How many items can I enter?
You can enter a maximum of 2 items.

Does my entry have to be beading?
No, they don’t strictly have to be bead woven or entirely made of beads. However it is National Beading Week so they must contain beads (ie. can’t be all wire or mixed media).

Does my entry have to be an item of jewellery?
No, you can enter any item as long as they still fit the other criteria, also please bare in mind that the items will be displayed in our show window, so anything too large may not fit.

Do I need to provide a display stand?
If you have an appropriate display stand please do bring it along with your item (please also add your name to it). If you do not have a display stand don’t worry we will be able to use some of our props and stands.

How do people vote?
We will have a photo album on our facebook page to allow people to “like” their favourite piece. There will also be the opportunity to vote for your favourite piece in the shop too. The facebook likes and shop vote will be added together to reveal the winner and runner up.

Can I post my competition entry to you?
Yes, but we would highly recommend you send it to us by a signed for delivery service. Unfortunately we cannot be held responsible for items such as these getting lost in the post. If you would like the items posting back to you after the competition we would only be happy returning them to you via a signed for courier service which would be cost £6.50.

If you have any further question please contact Steph@mailorder-bead.co.uk 
Happy Beading!