July Timetable of Children’s Classes!

It’s not long until the schools break for Summer and if you’re looking for some fun activities for your little ones, we might be able to help you out!

Here’s our new timetable of children’s classes.  These classes are £12 all inclusive and are suitable for children aged 8 years and up.  You will be given a kit at the start of each class which includes everything you will need.

Wednesday 6 July 12pm-1pm Caterpillars


Learn how to use wire and our extra special bug beads to make a beautiful beady caterpillar!

Wednesday 13 July 12pm-1pm Charm Bracelets

We’ll teach you how to wrap wire to make this gorgeous stretchy charm bracelet!

Thursday 14 July 12pm-1pm  Friendship Bracelets

Perfect to make for your best friend!

Thursday 21 July 12pm-1pm Children’s Starburst Necklace


For girls who like to be extra sparkly, this necklace is just perfect!


Tuesday 26 July 12pm – 1pm Woven Bracelets 

Pretty and bright, just perfect for the summer holidays, we’ll teach you how to weave these lovely bracelets 🙂 

Wednesday 27 July 12pm-1pm Daisy Chain Necklace

Perfect for little girls who love flowers, these daisy chain necklaces are just lovely for Summer!

All of these fantastic classes cost £12 which includes a kit containing everything you will need!


Pop in to see us, visit our website or call us on 0131 22 5058 to book a place!

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Learn to Make Silver Fingerprint Charms with Metal Clay – Sunday 12 June

Silver fingerprint jewellery is as popular as ever, and due to popular demand we are again offering you the opportunity to learn how to capture a child’s or loved ones fingerprint in pure silver using the magic of metal clay.

In this class you will learn all the essentials of working with the clay, and different options for capturing prints. You’ll also learn how to set sparkling gemstones, engrave onto the silver, finish the jewellery to a high shine and how to patina the piece to bring out the print.

Our instructor will also show you some extra “secrets” to ensure that your silver fingerprint jewellery stands out from the rest.

The course will run on Sunday 12 June from 11am – 5.30pm and costs £120.  Price includes tuition, 20g of Art Clay, CZ gemstone, paste and a loan of tools.

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in silver fingerprint jewellery whether you are looking to start-up a business or are a mum who wants to  immortalize your own precious children’s prints.

This is always a popular course – so ensure to book early to secure a place!!!

Beginners Jewellery Making Classes at The Little Bead Shop

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make jewellery but not been sure where to start?

Then our beginners jewellery making classes could be just the thing for you!

In these great classes, we’ll teach you about stringing materials, how to attach endings and how to design your very own necklace.

And if there’s time, you might even be able to make a matching bracelet or pair of earrings!

The basic techniques you learn here will be the foundation of your jewellery making – once you know how to use them, they sky’s the limit!

Here are some pictures of the fabulous pieces some of Deanne’s students made last night – aren’t they just beautiful? And all made without any previous jewellery making experience!

These wonderful classes run from 6.30 – 8.30pm on Monday evenings  and cost £15 which includes findings and stringing materials, but excludes the cost of your beads.

Our next class is on Monday  23 May and is filling up fast.  If you’d like to join in the fun, please pop into the shop, visit our website or call us on 0131 228 5058.

The Little Bead Shop at the Edinburgh Bead Fair tomorrow: One place left at the Right Angle Weave Bangle class!

We can’t believe it’s come around so quickly but… The Edinburgh Bead Fair is tomorrow!

We’re all so excited to be there, not to mention all the fantastic classes we’ll be teaching as well as demonstrations from our very own Emma Baird who will be showing you how to use metal clay and Jared Sanders who will be demoing some basic  silversmithing techniques!

And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve got one more space left on our fantastic Right Angle Weave Bracelet class! If you would like to book this class, please call us on 0131 228 5058 today to make sure you don’t miss out!

The Little Bead Shop is Now on WordPress!

The Little Bead Shop’s Blog has now moved to WordPress and we couldn’t be happier!

Our pages are currently being updated so you can find out more about us and our team, as well as all of our brand spanking new classes, so please bear with us.

We hope you like our new-look blog! As ever, all your feedback is welcomed!

Love,

The girls from The Little Bead Shop x