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Spreading a bit of love!

8 Feb

Hi, it’s April here, I have written a little post about new things that I L<3ve, what with Valentine’s Day around the corner and our shop window full of hearts, I thought it’d be a nice way to share the love. Firstly – SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS sew on Hearts! Swarovski have a beautiful range of Sew on […]

Button Stash

27 Oct

Hello, Lauren here! As part of “Anything can happen Friday” (16th October 2015), I shared some recent makes with you on facebook; jewellery I created using buttons! I recently inherited my Grandma’s entire button and haberdashery collection; she was an avid sewer and crafter, always had a project on the go, and probably one of […]

Polymer Clay Basics – How To Make A Spiral Cane

19 Jun

Polymer Clay Tutorial – Spiral Cane Polymer clay doesn’t have to be as intimidating as some people think it is! Many people don’t realise that you don’t need a lot of tools to get started with polymer clay. This tutorial will show you how to make a basic spiral (ideal for beginners), using only clay, an acrylic roller […]

Union Jack Flag Square Stitch Pattern

11 May

So the Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born last week! To commemorate this occasion, I made this amazingly patriotic head piece, that was just made for a garden party at Buckingham Palace! I have taken inspiration from the abundance of Union Jacks around and created a miniature beaded flag. It really is quite dinky and could […]

Resin Tutorial: Unlock my Heart Pendant!

24 Mar

Hello! Today’s post shows you how to make a resin pendant by embedding items! As resin supplies are one of many products at The Bead Shop that people are unsure of, what better than to show you just how easy it is! First of all, choose your mould and items that you wish to embed. Most items […]

Needle Felt Beads

18 Mar

Felt Beads When most people think of felting, it conjures up soggy and soapy images and a long wet process, before you get your finished product. It certainly put me off making felt beads on a regular basis! However, after picking up a rather useful book in a second hand book shop all about felting, […]

Shrink Plastic Rings

5 Mar

In this how-to, Lisa will show you how to make beautiful shrink plastic rings. Lisa is our Mailorder Supervisor, now working mainly in our mailorder department, although she has also had many years experience working in our shop. Lisa has always made jewellery and studied decorative arts at Nottingham Trent University,  where she specialised in mould […]