Saturday, 27 March 2010

New Class! Comprehensive Beginners Beading on Saturday 8 May 10:30 - 3:30pm

As you've probably guessed from the title of this post, we have yet another fantastic new class running at the Little Bead Shop.

Our very own lovely Helen Chalmers will be running a comprehensive, five hour introduction to the the basics of beading. This great class will teach you all the basics and more including crimping, stringing and wrapped wire loops - the techniques needed to make gorgeous pieces such as the beautiful czech glass necklace and swarovski crystal wrapped loop bracelet above!

We will also give you lots of inspiration for your pieces as well as colour matching, an essential for any beading newbie!

The class costs £45 and includes all wire and findings. Beads are not included so why not come along a bit earlier before the class or pop in a few days before hand to pick your beads?

Just pop into see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058 to book your place!


the girls at the Little Bead Shop x

Thursday, 18 March 2010

New class dates: wrapped loop charm bracelet: 30 March and 8 April

Hello everyone!

I'm delighted to be able to tell you that we have some new dates set for our wrapped loop charm bracelet classes!

In this class, we will teach you one of the fundamental jewellery techniques - the wrapped loop. This technique is a staple of wire working and being able to make these simple wrapped loops from wire or headpins will add a whole new element to your designs.

Using this technique in the class will allow you to make a beautiful charm bracelet like the one above. If you've been to one of our art clay classes, why not bring along some of your silver charms to add to your design? Seriously, once you know this technique - the sky's the limit!

The class, which is suitable for all levels, costs £15 and includes silver plated chain and headpins. Beads are not included.

The classes run 6.30 - 8.30pm on Tuesday 30 March and Thursday 8 April.

Pop in to book your place or call us on 0131 228 5058!


the girls at the Little Bead Shop

New class: enchanted amethyst swarovski bracelet: Tuesday 13 April

Hello everyone,

We're all excited to announce that the Little Bead Shop has a whole host of new classes coming up over the next few months.

We'll be running a class on how to make this beautiful enchanted amethyst swarovski bracelet on Tuesday 13 April 6.30 - 8.30pm.

In the class, which is suitable for all levels of experience, you'll learn about the art of needlework and bead weaving and we'll teach you how to create this stunning bracelet.

The basic stitches you learn will set you well on your way to mastering all kinds of other exciting weaving patterns.

The class costs £37 including all the swarovski crystals and findings you need to make your beautiful bracelet!

Pop into the shop to see us or call us on 0131 228 5058 to reserve your place!


the girls at the Little Bead Shop

Monday, 15 March 2010

The Little Bead Shop at the Scottish Bead Fair

What can I say, the Little Bead Shop had a brilliant day yesterday at the Scottish Bead Fair.

We want to send a big thank you to all our customers, old and new, who came to see us and who stopped by to say hello.

As ever, we had a gorgeous selection of our favourite beads on offer as well as information about our brand new classes (watch this space!)

Emma from Art Clay Scotland also made a special guest appearance to demonstrate how to use precious metal clay and gave some very handy hints and tips to those who came along to watch.

All in all it was a brilliant day, but now we just need to unpack!

Keep your eyes peeled as we'll soon be updating our website will all our fantastic new classes.


the girls at the Little Bead Shop

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Fingerprint Jewellery Special Offer: The Perfect Gift for Mother's Day

Mums. They work hard. They spend all day running around after us, and more often than not still somehow end up doing our laundry even after we've left home... I think it's fair to say that our mums deserve a little TLC, and with Mother's Day fast approaching on 14 March, we at the Little Bead Shop are here to help you show your appreciation.

In honour of mums everywhere, we are offering a 10% discount on all finger print jewellery ordered by Saturday 13 March.

We can offer you a range of personalised jewellery beyond a charm on a chain. Pair your charms with stunning swarovski crystals, or beautiful freshwater pearls to create a beautiful bracelet or necklace. Choose a texture for the front of your charm and have the fingerprint on the back for a unique reversible pendant, or have a name inscribed for that truly personal touch.

Arranging for your silver fingerprint jewellery is easy. Simply call us on 0131 228 5058 or visit our website for more information.

Mums, we salute you!

The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

Friday, 5 March 2010

The Little Bead Shop is going to Perth Bead Fair 14 March!

It's been all go at the Little Bead Shop over the last week as we prepare for the Perth Bead Fair on 14 March.

Those of you who know us well know that we always like to get our glad rags on for the bead fair, and we've been sorting out our outfits in earnest, not to mention all the gorgeous glittering goodies for the stall itself.

On top of our stunning selection of beads and findings, we'll be coming along with a full stock of metal clay including silver, copper and bronze and a whole host of craft and design magazines including "Bead", "Making Jewellery" and "Bead and Beyond".

Emma Baird, one of the owners of the Little Bead Shop, award winning metal clay and lampwork artist will be doing demonstrations on how to use art clay silver and will also be on the stall, so remember to pop along to see her and say hello and find out more about the exciting metal clays.

We've all been very excited - not only do we get to meet all our lovely customers, but we have a whole range of special offers for everyone who comes to our stall on 14th March including:
  • 10% discount off all classes booked on 14 March; and
  • beautiful pick and mix bags of Indian beads for £2.99!

Keep your eyes peeled as we'll also be announcing more special offers on the big day.

We're all looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!


The girls at the Little Bead Shop x