New class! Stunning crystal cuff bracelet: Sunday 27 November

Are you looking to make a special Christmas present?  Or maybe just to treat yourself?

This stunning crystal cuff could be just what you’re looking for! Made with swarvoski crystals, it has an irresistible sparkle. It twinkles when on the wrist and is a perfect accessory for the party season. Based on a right angle weave,  this class is suitable for both newcomers to bead weaving as well as those with some experience.

The class runs from 12pm-2pm on Sunday 27 November and costs £16, which includes tuition, needle, thread and clasp, but excludes beads, which you can choose on the day.

It’s possible that you might not get your bracelet finished during the class, but don’t worry, you will be given full instructions to finish the bracelet off at home.

Please pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058 if you would like to book!

 

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New Class! Gorgeous Tila Bead Bracelet: Sunday 13 November: 12pm-2pm

 

We first taught people how to make this stunning bracelet at The Edinburgh Bead Fair and it proved so popular that we’ve decided to teach it in our lovely little shop!

This wrap bracelet is bang on trend. It has a bohemian style with a swarvoski button for a clasp, giving it a stylish twist. We use tila beads, suede, thread and a needle to bring it all together. Quite simple to master, all you need is some patience, and this unique bracelet can be yours!

This class is suitable for a complete beginner as well as those with experience. You’ll get your bracelet well underway in class and will be given instructions on how to finish it off at home.

Suitable for all, this fantastic class is running on Sunday 13th November from 12pm until 2pm and costs £16.  The price includes tuition, needle, thread and suede but excludes beads.

We expect this class to fill up quickly so pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058 to book your place!

>Stunning Czech Dagger Bead Bracelet: Sunday 20 March: 1pm – 4pm

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We’re very excited to bring you this fantastic new class where you can learn how to make this beautiful Czech dagger bead and swarovski crystal bracelet.

Designed by The Little Bead Shop’s taleneted owner, Gil Baird, this class is exclusive to our premises.

The dagger beads give this striking bracelet an amazing texture which allows it to drape softly around your wrist.

The bracelet is made by bead weaving but if you’re new to this jewellery making technique, have no fear! We will be there to help you at every step.

You will be given full instructions for you to take home as you may not finish the bracelet in the three hours allotted to the class.

The class is suitable for beginners and costs £40 which includes tuition, all threads, findings AND your beads.

To book your place please pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058!

Love,

The Girls at The Little Bead Shop x

>New Class! Feather Necklace: Sunday 26 March, 1pm – 4pm, £15

>One of our favourite instructors, Rebecca Anderson, is coming to Edinburgh specially to teach this fantastic class at The Little Bead Shop.

Using Swarovski crystals, Rebecca will teach you how to create this unusual, delicate-looking necklace with sprays of nylon-coated wire feathering off to each side. Using crimps and calottes, you will learn how to attach clasps and extension chains.

It’s a stunning piece of jewellery and we guarantee it’ll attract compliments whenever it’s worn!

This class, which costs £15 is suitable for beginners – no previous experience is necessary.
Price includes tuition, all threads, findings but excludes your beads.

>Swarovski and czech dagger bead flower: Saturday 5 March: 1pm – 4pm:

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Spring is finally in the air and to celebrate, we thought we’d share this lovely new class with all our favourite customers!

Made from czech glass dagger beads, seed beads, swarvoski crystals and a 22mm rivoli you can make this beautiful, glittering daisy which can then be made into a pendant, brooch or even a pin.

The class uses bead weaving techniques which are suitable for complete beginners and will run on Saturday 5 March from 1pm until 4pm

Price £30 includes tuition, all threads, findings and your beads.

To book your place or for more information, please pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058!

Love,

The girls from 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

>Sparkling Swarovski Bracelet: Saturday 19th February 1:00pm – 4:00 pm

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Designed by Gil Baird and unique to the Little Bead Shop, this gorgeous, glittering, spiral weave bracelet will certainly make a statement.

Made with seed beads and swarovski crystals, this stunning bracelet drapes beautifully on the wrist and is a really rewarding piece of jewellery to make.

Previously Gil had taught this design as a necklace, which students are more than welcome to come and make instead, but please be aware that a necklace would take much longer than the duration of the class, would certainly need to be finished off at home, and extra beads would be required. We would anticipate that most students choosing to make the bracelet will complete or be close to completing the bracelet in class.

The class is suitable for beginners and will be held on Staurday 19th February from 1pm – 4pm. Price includes tuition, all threads, findings but excludes your beads.

For more information or to book your place, please pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058.

Love,

The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

>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.

These classes would make a perfect Christmas present. To book a session or arrange for us to make up a voucher, 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.

Love,

The girls at the Little Bead Shop x

>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

>Get ready for Christmas with The Little Bead Shop: Christmas Present Making Class: Sunday 12 December

>The season to be jolly is coming ever closer, so to get you into the festive spirit, The Little Bead Shop is running a special Christmas present making class on Sunday 12 December.

Come along and sit by our roaring log fire for some mulled wine, mince pies and make some pressies. The class costs £45 and will run from 11am – 4pm. Findings are included but beads will need to be purchased separately.

To book your place pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058.

Love,

The girls from The Little Bead Shop x