Sometimes being faced with a blank canvas, whether it’s an actual canvas or a bead, can feel a little daunting. So I thought I’d share some inspiration for how to decorate natural wooden beads. Sometimes wanting to find the right colour to go with a particular garment can be enough to spark your inspiration. I have been known to paint my own beads for that very reason.Continue reading Inspiration for how to decorate natural wooden beads
Some of you may already be familiar with Chloe, she’s visited us on many occasions and it’s been lovely seeing her more regularly at our Virtual Bead & Craft sessions on a Monday evenings. We thought it’d be lovely you for you to get to know her better so we to invited Chloe to write a guest blog.
Continue reading Meet Chloe Menage from Pinkhot Jewellery
Have you ever wondered about the benefits of healing crystals or which birthstone is associated with each month? Semi-precious gemstones have been used in jewellery and accessories for Millenia. But some people believe semi precious stones and gemstones have specific meanings and uses. Recently there has been a renewed interest in natural crystals and their potential healing qualities. They are thought to help balance energy and enhance wellbeing. Semi-precious gemstone beads can not only be used to make beautiful jewellery, but the stones themselves may have many benefits and properties.
Continue reading What you need to know about healing crystals
Hi it’s Steph here. I thought this blog post could be useful in these unprecedented times. Especially if you’re anything like me and having to quickly learn how to use technology and find it little daunting. Continue reading Joining us virtually with Zoom
Hi, it’s Steph here to talk about our workshop room. It’s a lovely, bright, airy space in our listed Victorian building in Nottingham City Centre. It retains many of its period features like the fire place, coving and picture rail. Though probably its biggest asset is the wonderful, bright big bay window. Continue reading Did you know you can hire our beautiful workshop room?
Hi Steffie here!
One of the things I love about my job here at The Bead Shop is when new books come into the shop. I get a chance to review them before putting them online and on the shelves for sale. I love flicking through our book collection and finding inspiration. Continue reading How to find the perfect intermediate bead weaving project