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Paw-Some Afternoon Tea @ The Bead Shop

We’re holding a Paw-some tea party at The Bead Shop in our light and airy workshop room along with a bead social on Saturday 3rd June 2pm – 5pm – we do hope you can join us!

Here at The Bead Shop, most of our early morning chats involve cats in some way or another, whether it’s a slight grumble about what time our cats thought it was acceptable to wake up that morning (usually the crack of dawn) or musing over the gross or cute things they’ve done, they all enrich our lives and we wouldn’t change them for the world.

Here are Hana's cats Jet & Ebony. Jet loves climbing into bags and Ebony is happiest sat on Hana's daughters homework (which Leah doesn't mind)!
Here are Hana’s cats Jet & Ebony. Jet loves climbing into bags and Ebony is happiest sat on Hana’s daughters homework (which Leah doesn’t mind)!

We are all in absolute agreement that Cats Protection is a worthy cause and we jumped at the chance to help raise awareness of their great work looking after and re-homing cats as well as hopefully help raise some funds to enable them to help many more cats. Please help us help them by giving whatever you can using the ‘Give Now’ button. The more people that know about Cats Protection, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing this page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!


As well as a selection of homemade cakes and copious amounts of tea & coffee available, we have designed two exclusive Cat inspired beading patterns, available for you to take away, or start at the party, (with a suggested £2 donation for the patterns).
Cat Patterns for Paw-some afternoon tea party - The Bead Shop Nottingham copy

As we are aware many of you will not be able to join us for our Paw-Some tea party, we have also made the pattern available to download for free using the following links. All we ask is that you donate what you can to the Cats Protection. The following link will take you to our giving page or you can search for “The Bead Shop” via the Find a Friend link at

To download our Dapper Cat bead loom pattern click the image below. Or copy the address below into your browser.

Our free YouTube tutorial “Getting started with a jewel loom” may be helpful. Once you’re set up the rest is easy! 🙂

To download our Cat Paw pattern click the image below. Or copy the address below into your browser.


We have two new tutorials here, Odd Count Peyote Stitch : Getting started and how to attach a E hook.

You can find all the Delica beads, jewel loom, thread, needles and findings all on our website

Here's Steph's cat Chip enjoying the recent sun we've been having. She's an old lady as almost 17 years old, but she certainly doesn't act like it.
Here’s Steph’s cat Chip enjoying the recent sun we’ve been having. She’s an old lady at almost 17 years old, but she certainly doesn’t act like it.
This is Emma's cat Aston "helping" with her photography! Isn't he handsome!
This is Emma’s cat Aston “helping” with her photography! Isn’t he purrrrity!
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