The Little Bead Shop at The Scottish Bead Fair 21st August!

We can’t quite believe it’s that time of year again but… the Scottish Bead Fair is fast approaching.

The Little Bead Shop will be there as usual, at Perth Royal Convert Hall on Sunday 21 August.  We will have all of our beautiful beads and metal clay supplies and our very own Emma Baird will be demonstrating how to make her beautiful silver rose pendant using Art Clay Silver.

The Scottish Bead Fair is always a great day out and we’re really looking forward to it! Don’t forget to pop by our stand and say hello!





>One to One Classes at the Little Bead Shop

>Is there something you would like to learn how to make but have no idea where to start?

As well as offering a comprehensive range of beading and Art Clay classes, the Little Bead Shop also offers tailored one to one tuition. So whether you want to learn the basics or try your hand at something more advanced, our experienced teachers can show you the ropes!

Our one to one beading sessions lessons cost £20 and hour and include the findings required to make your piece. Please note, the cost of your beads is not included.

Our own Emma Baird will take the one to one sessions in Art Clay. Qualified as a Senior instructor, Emma is the only provider of the Art Clay Certification in Scotland. Her work has been recognised internationally and she is a featured artist on the prestigious Metal Clay Guru website and is regularly featured in national magazines such as Bead and Making Jewellery with over 30 publications so far. And in 2011 her work will be published in several books!

One to one sessions with Emma cost £25 an hour and exclude metal clay.

To book a session, please pop in to the shop, contact us via our website or call us on 0131 228 5058.

If you would like to be taught a specific beading or Art Clay project, please let us know – if not we are happy to advise you on suitable projects according to your needs and experience.


The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

>New Class! Stunning Swarovski Crystal Bracelet: Thursday 16 September 1pm – 3pm


Being a bead shop, there’s nothing we like more than a being able to bring a bit of sparkle to our customers, and you don’t get much sparklier than this stunning swarovski crystal bracelet.
Here we will teach you the bead weaving techniques to make this beautiful bracelet. Once you know this technique, the sky’s the limit!
The class runs from 1pm-3pm on Thursday 16 September and is suitable for beginners.
Cost £15 excluding cost of beads.
Pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 50508 to book your place!

The girls at the Little Bead Shop

>Scottish Bead Fair – Sunday 22 August!

>It’s that time of year again and we’re all looking forward to taking the Little Bead Shop down to the Scottish Bead Fair in Perth on Sunday 22 August!

We’ll have our usual fine array of sparkly goodies on offer as well as some brand new jewellery kits and, for all those of you who follow us on Facebook, twitter or on this blog, you’ll get a fantastic 10% off any beads you buy* – just tell us which site you follow us on when you come to make your purchase!
This year our very own award winning metal clay and lamp work artist Emma Baird will be doing a free demonstration on art clay. This year, she’ll be showing you how to make one of her famous lamp work bead rings as featured in Making Jewellery magazine.

So remember to pop over and say hello to Deanne, Emma, Gil and Helen (who will no doubt be bedecked in their traditional glittery Bead Fair finery!)
Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
the girls from the Little Bead Shop x

*Please note that this lovely special discount applies only to our beautiful beads. Metal clay, tools, products and findings are not included.

>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