Wednesday, 26 September 2012

All for a good cause...

Now I'm more than probably a little biased (especially as I used to work there!) but The Spellbound Bead Company is most definitely the best bead shop in the country, if not the world.  Nestled in the small cathedral town of Lichfield, Staffordshire, this family run business offers a shop filled to the brim (literally!) with beads of a myriad of colours as well as semi-precious stones, crystals and original design kits.  Its a good shop there are many coffee shops and eateries in the area to allow you to peruse your purchases and realise that you have to go back and just a few more beads won't hurt....


One kit sold is Katie's Flower, available in a number of colourways and ways to where it.  With 80% of the proceeds going to a truly excellent cause, this really is 'feel good  fashion' - there really is every need to make one in a number of colours to suit any outfit and adorn any coat.    Follow the link to read more.  Go on treat yourself or a loved one....

Ingredients (wire cutters not included)
Perfect for beginners, the usual high standard of super clear instructions means you can whip up this gorgeous accessory in less time than it takes your cup of tea or coffee to get to optimal drinking temperature.

wrapping with wire











You're also bound to get the beading bug and be tempted to buy more from this shop's gorgeous offerings.  The owner, Julie Ashford, designs all the original kits and now also has had  a spellbinding book published full of tempting projects.....All kits sold in the shop are graded according to ease so there is something for everyone whether you're a beginner or a beading master.  And the best bit is they also offer a stunning website and mail order service and attend many major UK craft shows


Have fun whatever craft is your pleasure....

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