Recently I was approached by The Bead Shop, Manchester, asking if I would be interested in developing a link with their shop on this blog. As this is something totally new to me, it wasn't something I would enter into lightly, so I have since had a good look at their website and at what they are offering and have decided that this will be mutually beneficial to us, as well as you, my readers as I have also been provided with a discount code for you to use.
The Bead Shop is a family run business, located in the Manchester Corn Exchange, established in 1993, which was one year earlier than I started making jewellery. The shop offers a great range of beads and findings to meet a beader's needs
and requirements and they are updating their ranges all of the time. I now have somewhere else to visit when I next spend a day in Manchester visiting my daughter!
I thought I would share with you a few items that have already caught my eye.
Kits are a great way to start your jewellery making journey, you have everything you need to make your items including the basic tools, I started with a kit 19 years ago and haven't looked back!
The Bead shop has a good selection of kits this one in particular caught my eye. It has a selection of glass and semi-precious beads and findings, the three most essential pliers for jewellery making and a bead mat along with an instruction book. This would make a great gift, but it is something I would have bought for myself
I have never used these ear wires, but what a great idea I have always attached a bail to a hook, but I like the idea of having it all in one like this, I think I will have to give these a go, just pinch your bead directly onto the bail.
and finally - as it is valentines day I will end with a beautiful hand painted glass heart bead
this is just one of seven different glass hearts currently available from the Bead Shop
If you would like to visit the Bead Shop website and browse through their collections of beads findings etc, I can also provide you with a discount code
Code: TBS012 this code will entitle you to 10%
off and is restricted to 1 per person