New to our online shop: stunning abacus flower beads

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We’ve got some gorgeous new stock in our online shop!  These beautiful abacus flower beads will make some beautiful presents for Christmas!

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>Beautiful Czech Bead Give Away!

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Spring has well and truly sprung at The Little Bead Shop and to celebrate, we’re going to give away a fantastic bead goody bag worth £5 made up of our favourite, stunning Czech glass beads!

To enter, just tell us what your favourite thing is about spring! The lucky winner will be chosen at random at 5pm on Monday 11 April.

Good luck!

Love,

The girls at The Little Bead Shop x

>Easter Holiday fun at The Little Bead Shop – New children’s class timetable!

>It’s almost the Easter Holidays – HURRAH! The schools are off from 4 – 21 April and, if you’re looking for something to keep your wee ones occupied, look no further!

The Little Bead Shop will be running a special series of classes just for Easter including this fabulous daisy chain (above), caterpillars, charm bracelets and memory wire bracelets!
All of these classes cost £12 ALL INCLUSIVE.

So, without further ado, here is our fantastic Easter holiday timetable!

Friday 8 April 12pm – 2pm Daisy chains!
£12 all inclusive
Suitable for children 8 years +

Spring really has sprung with these adorable daisy chain necklaces! All the beads you need, as well as loan of tools are included in the price of this class and at the end of your two hours, you’ll come away with a finished necklace!

Saturday 9 April 12pm – 2pm Wrapped wire loop charm bracelet
£12 all inclusive!
Suitable for children 8 years +

Learn how to make wrapped wire loops to make this gorgeous charm bracelet using beads from our extra special bead bowl! Tuition, all materials and loan of tools is included in the cost of this class.

Monday 11 April 12pm-2pm CATERPILLARS!
£12 all inclusive
Suitable for children 8 years +

Ok doke, this class gets capital letters because it’s one of our favourites! For £12 we’ll give you all the beads, materials and loan of tools to make these beautiful beady caterpillars! This class is always popular with little girls and the bigger girls who work here too – and we always have great fun working out if they’re boys or girls and what to name them… 😀

Saturday 16 April 12pm – 2pm Memory wire bracelet
£12 all inclusive

Suitable for children 8 years +

Another Little Bead Shop favourite class! In this class, we’ll show you how to make this lovely colourful bracelet – just perfect for summer 🙂 As with all the others, the cost of this class includes all materials and loan of tools.

If you would like to book your child into any of these fantastic Easter classes, please pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058!

Love,

The girls at The Little Bead Shop xxx

>Mother’s Day at The Little Bead Shop

>It’s mother’s day next Sunday (3rd April) – did you remember?

We’re going to be running some special “make a present for mum” classes next week – we’ll keep you posted! But remember, you can pop in to make a special pressie for your mum and use the lovely little craft table at the front of the shop at any time and, the best bit is… it’s totally FREE of charge!

We’ll also give you a loan of tools, again, totally FREE! All you need to pay for is your beads and materials you use to make your creation!

So make sure you pop in to see us before next Sunday!

Love,

The girls at The Little Bead Shop x

>The Little Bead Shop at the Scottish Bead Fair Sunday 13 March!

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It’s all go down at the Little Bead Shop today as we continue preparing for our stand at the Scottish Bead Fair this Sunday 13 March!

Our very own Emma Baird will be doing a demonstration on the basics of using Precious Metal Clay at 3pm – a must see!

Not only that but we’ll be bringing along all of our most special beads, including our favourite Czech glass, a good supply of magazines for inspiration as well as precious metal clay and metal clay tools and goodies!

And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be running special offers for our lovely customers on the big day!

We’re all really excited and looking forward to seeing you all there!

Love,

The girls at The Little Bead Shop x

>The Little Bead Shop at Perth Bead Fair Sunday 13 March!

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Our lovely Little Bead Shop is on the move again!

On Sunday 13 March (just over a week away!) we’ll be taking our gorgeous selection of beads (not to mention the lovely ladies of the Little Bead Shop) over to Perth for a fun-filled day at the Scottish Bead Fair.

Not only that, but our very own Emma Baird will be doing a demonstration on the basics of using Precious Metal Clay!

We’ll be bringing all our beautiful beads and precious metal clay and will also have some special offers for those who come along to see us! More details to follow – we’ll keep you all posted!

Love,

The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

>Full Day Bridal Workshop: Saturday 9 April: 10am – 4pm

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Calling all blushing brides and beautiful bridesmaids!

The Little Bead Shop is delighted to be able to tell you that we will be running a full day bridal jewellery workshop on Saturday 9th April from 10am until 4pm.

In the morning we’ll show you how to make a beautiful tiara and in the afternoon you can make a stunning piece of jewellery, such as a necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings to match.

This amazing class costs £55. This excludes the cost of your beads but includes all tuition and use of tools. Within this cost, you also receive a £5 voucher to put towards the cost of any beads you buy on the day.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

For more information about the class, please pop in to see us or call us on 0131 228 5058.

Love,

The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

>Merry Christmas!

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.


We’re all full of the Christmas spirit (not to mention a fair few mince pies….) and, before we get ready to shut the shop for Christmas, we’d like to send an extra special Merry Christmas! to all of our lovely customers.

We’ll be be back open from 12pm – 3pm on 28th, 29th and 30th December, before returning to business as usual on 3 January 2011 where we’ll be back with a whole load of brand new beading and metal clay classes!

Wishing you all a fantastic Christmas and exciting start to 2011!

Love,

The girls from the Little Bead Shop xxx

>Stuck for ideas for Christmas pressies?

>Are you stuck for ideas for Christmas pressies for your nearest and dearest? Well, the Little Bead Shop might be able to help you out!

We offer gift vouchers, for any amount, which are redeemable against everything in our lovely little shop, as well as all our classes, including metal clay!

A perfect present for the handmade craft enthusiasts in your life. And, even better, there’s no expiry date so the vouchers can be used at the most suitable time for you!

For more information. pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058 🙂

Love,

The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

>Beady Stocking Fillers!

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Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re looking for a crafty stocking filler for someone special, we might just have the answer!

We’ve got a lovely range of beady goodie bags in the shop just for Christmas – perfect for keeping big kids and wee kids alike occupied for an hour or two.

We’ve also got a whole range of craft kits coming soon, so we’ll keep you posted!

Love,

The girls at The Little Bead Shop x