Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Exclusive to the Little Bead Shop: Flowery Bag Charms by Jeanette Sloan

The Little Bead Shop is delighted to announce that we are now stocking Flowery Bag Charm Kits custom designed by our favourite textile artist Jeanette Sloan.

Each kit contains all the materials you need to make these beautiful knitted handbag charms* and make a fantastic crafty and creative present for any occassion - and at £12 per kit, would be just perfect for Christmas!

We have a limited supply of these wonderful kits in stock, so please pop in to see us or phone us on 0131 228 5058 if you would like to reserve one!


The girls at The Little Bead Shop x

*Please note, knitting needles are not included.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Children's Beading Parties at the Little Bead Shop

Looking for a creative and fun way for your child to spend their birthday? Well look no further!

Our children's parties are an ideal and fun way for your little ones to have some fun.

All parties are held in our lovely shop allowing you to leave your children to safely enjoy themselves.

Our parties are suitable for children from ages six and upwards. We find that groups of no more than eight work best.

Each party project is decided upon after discussion with you and your child. If she is unsure which project to choose then we will happily give you some advice on the kind of projects suitable for your child's age.

Our parties cost £12 per child and last approximately one hour. All children will leave with their completed project and their own beady goodie bag.

For more information or to book a date, please pop into the shop to see us, call us on 0131 228 5058, or visit our website.


The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Our Emma is in a book :)

We are very proud!! The lovely and talented Emma Baird features in the pages of a brand new book all about Lampwork.

Creative Lampwork includes everything you need to know about lampwork, from the history of the craft, to safety and materials, to various bead shapes and decorative techniques. The author, Joan Gordon, formerly Editor of Making Jewellery magazine, has gathered together 14 accomplished glassmakers from around the world to guide you safely through each technique and project, and Emma is one of them :) She has two projects in the new book, one of which takes you through all the steps to make this lampwork Bead Ring.

Emma's studio is located right here at The Little Bead Shop and she is always happy for people to watch when she is on her torch. It really is fascinating to watch.

The book isnt available yet - but will be soon!! Congratulations Emma!!!!