Bringing Beadworkers Together - 29th July to 6th August 2017

Where would we be without our bead shops and traders? Twenty years ago we all struggled to purchase the variety and quality of beads that can be bought today, so we believe it is very important to support our bead businesses around the country to ensure that we continue to be able to buy the best products for our craft.

If you own a bead business in the UK please help us to help you by supporting National Beading Week and provide your customers with a wonderful experience during NBW. At the bottom of the page are lots of ideas of how you can get your customers involved in NBW, on the ‘Bumph’ page you will find a logo and artwork to use in your publicity and on the 'Goodies' page you will find lots of free patterns to offer to your customers.

We will also include a list of events taking place during NBW on the website; do let us know what you have planned so we can provide you with free advertising for all your activities and special offers (just email: with your logo and the text you would like uploaded to the website).

Free Advertising

Shops and Traders if you would like to have your National Beading Week event or offer advertised on this website for free email

Please email your logo and the text you would like us to upload

(please can you ensure that your text is proofed and ready to upload on the website. The NBW team are all volunteers and we would appreciate it if you kept the workload to a minimum please)

We are Bellore Rashbel Ltd - Jewellery Making Supplies and we would like to celebrate National Beading Week with you. We are offering extended offers until 16th of August on our website and in our shop 39 Greville St, EC1N 8PJ, London: -25% GEMSTONES BEADS -30% BRIOLETTES -25% STRINGING MATERIALS -5% BEADING KIT

Bellore Rashbel stocks everything for Jewellery making at competitive prices and it's supplies include Precious Metal Bullion: Sheet, Wire, Tube, Grain, Solder, the biggest selection of precious metal findings, chains, the beading supplies and a fine stock of precious & semi precious gemstone beads and cut stones, jewellery making tools and machinery, ready made / finished Jewellery etc. Bellore Rashbel is also stockist of the industry's biggest brands such as THE BEADSMITH, PMC, ART CLAY, 3M, WHEATSHEAF, BEADALON, DRAPER etc. Bellore Rashbel manufactures and stocks the widest range of precious metal Gallery Ribbons / Gallery Strips, Decorative Wires, Pearl Wires.

On Saturday July 29, Wild Beads will help kick off National Beading Week by hosting an open beading session from 10:00am – 6:00pm local (Texas) time. Let’s celebrate with our fellow beaders across the pond!! Bring a project to work on and have a fun time! 

2833 Galleria Drive, Arlington, TX 76011 Tel: 817-652-3232

To celebrate National Beading Week 2017 we’re sharing our Blog on how to make our Special Edition Beaded Fairy and if you go to our website Special Offers Page you can get all the components to make our Fairy ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Also, our poor fairy has no name yet, so during the week we’re asking for suggestions on our Facebook page. At the end of the week our favourite name will WIN a SWAROVSKI® Dome Bead Bracelet Kit worth £26.00, and there’ll be 10 Runner Up prizes of a Lucky Bag of SWAROVSKI® Crystals worth over £5.00

Join Beads Direct as we celebrate the launch of National Beading Week with 30% off EVERYTHING from Friday 28th July to midnight Sunday 30th July. Use the code NBW30 at the checkout!

Enjoy browsing our award-winning bead range of over 7,000 colourful products including Toho seed beads, Preciosa glass shaped beads, semi-precious gemstone beads and so much more. Throughout National Beading Week you can look forward to lots of prizes, free project inspiration, exciting new products and special offers every day as we celebrate all things beady. Why not pick up your Limited Edition Beads Direct Challenge Pack to take part in the design competition for your chance to WIN a sparkly selection of Swarovski crystals worth £50 plus a Beads Direct gift voucher?

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to take part in our online activities including giveaways, competitions and games! Happy beading x       

As the National Beading Week is fast approaching, we have something exciting lined up for you to get involved in with the celebrations! - Everything will be 20% off for all internet orders starting from this Saturday 29th July 10am to 5th August 10pm, simply enter the code ‘NBW2017’ at the checkout!

We will donate a £60 voucher together with one year of 'The Southampton Bead Shop membership' as a prize for the 'Design a Bookmark Competition' run by The Beadworks Guild.

Joanne will be running workshops at Sturminster Marshall Memorial Hall with Wendy's Beaders this Sunday 30th July. Come and join us if you are in the area!

During the week, we will be running a draw every two days for tickets to some of the best upcoming craft shows this year. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details!

Also we will be announcing the start of our 'United Beadom' project this Sunday at Wendy's bead group. This is a project that will follow us to every corner of the UK, with the aim of bringing out the creativity of everyone involved. It will be interesting and exciting to see the finished piece by the time it’s completed for the next NBW!

Here at Spellbound we love that National Beading Week is not just about experienced beaders, but is also about getting non beaders and novice beaders to have a go, try something new and see why so many of us are completely hooked!

For NBW this year we will be launching a brand new page on our website just for beginners; Julie will be on Create & Craft on July 31st with a programme all about starting to bead and learning easy needle and thread beading techniques; we are giving away a beginners kit for each day of the week; we are running lots of one-to-one beginners mini workshops with our fabulous tutors; there will be a £5 Spellbound gift voucher for every workshop participant during the week; for one lucky customer we are also giving away a set of the new Rainbow Glazed Delicas … and there will be some special offers too

47 Tamworth St, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JW     Tel: 01543 417650         

Creative Beadcraft are delighted to be part of National Bead Week again and we’ll be doing our best to spread the word about the joys of beading! We’ll be running events throughout the week and will be celebrating with some special offers, give-aways and fun competitions on our website and in our central London shop. We’ll also be offering discounts on our workshops held at our London shop and will be offering some “Make and Take” sessions with beads such as CzechMates. Our shop will also have a display of jewellery, including pieces featuring popular multi-hole and other Czech beads. Our Facebook fun will include our “Czech Challenge” - a jewellery design competition featuring Czech seed beads and other Czech glass beads. We hope you’ll join our celebrations!

Find out more at

Witch Beads are celebrating National Beading Week with 20% off all seed beads from 27th July - 6th Aug! 

Weekly classes in Milton Keynes. Monthly bead groups MK

Will travel to your group

Tel: 01908 3 11243

Fran Griffith, Bead Artist and International Travelling Tutor, in celebration of National Beading Week, (29.7.17-6.8.17) I have devised a free ‘UNDERCOVER’ beading project which will be steadily revealed on my Facebook page! (FB:Fran Griffith) If you haven’t friended me yet, you’re welcome to do so now. The complete design will remain UNDERCOVER until you’re nearing the end of the piece. The materials list will be added to my FB page before friday 21st July, so you can ready yourself for the off …... then from 1st August, sections of the pattern will be released every couple of days until completion! Do take part, it’s going to be fun………and for avid beaders overseas, there’s no reason why National Beading Week can’t also become International Beading Week! You can buy the beads of your choice for the project at

Tel: 01202 625775

On Saturday 5th August from 12 noon to 4.00 p.m. our Monthly Pop Up Shop and Beading Club will be at The Harington Club BA1 1HF. Everyone welcome, meet fellow bead enthusiasts, see their work, share hints and tips - enjoy bead shopping in a relaxed environment with free coffee and cake

During NBW 20% discount on web site orders with code BWG717

Secret Beadalong Day - Why not join us at the Studio to take part in Jean Power's Secret Beadalong. We will be running the workshop from 10am - 4pm on Wednesday 2nd August. The day costs £25.00, this includes the pattern but excludes materials. We will guide you through the project, to save time on the day, when you book, we will send you the instruction to prepare in advance for the workshop, giving you more time to bead the "main event" on the day. Pre made up materials pack can be ordered at the same time as booking the workshop. A pack is not required if you would rather use your own beads to undertake the Beadalong

Picnic Day - On Saturday 5th August, pack up your hampers, bring your chairs or rugs and come to join in our annual picnic day at the Studio, where we will also be celebrating National Beading Week. Fun and games with prizes, have a go sessions, demonstrations (some small charges may apply) and a display of entries from our "Fit for a Queen" beading challenge. Free to all, come and join in the fun 10am - 4pm.

Tel: 01747 830666 The Studio, 2 Chaldicott Barns, Tokes Lane, Semley, SP7 9AW

Kernowcraft Rocks & Gems – your destination for gemstones and jewellery making

We are thrilled to be back supporting National Beading Week! We are proud to stock over 300 types of semi-precious gemstone beads, all carefully chosen by our buying team for their beauty and quality. During NBW, we will be launching a big bead collection with a juicy sale – and keep your eyes peeled for fun giveaways and tutorials to try too!    Don't forget to follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our special offers and news. Happy beading!          

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We at the London Jewellery School are supporting National Beading Week. We have scheduled a special evening taster class 'Stacked beaded bangles' on Tuesday 1st August 6.30pm-9pm where part of the course fee will be donated to charity. We have other beading classes running during the week and we will be promoting NBW on our social media, blog and newsletter. We hope the week goes well!

We are delighted to be involved once again in National Beading Week and will be running special offers throughout the event to celebrate our passion for beads. Visit our website or follow us on social media for daily treats including promotional discounts, free giveaways and fun competitions. We will also be running a 'Recommend a Friend' scheme to get as many people involved in beading as possible!

Once again we are teaming up with Starman to offer a week of subsidised workshops suitable for adults and older children of all abilities, using patterns designed by members of the Starman TrendSetter Team and Toho seed beads and the CzechMates 2, 3 and 4 hole beads.  Details of all these workshops are on the website, but you are welcome to ring the shop on 01453 520 000 if you would like more information

GJBeads will offer a promotion through their e-mail newsletter at the beginning of NBW, you can sign up for the newsletter through the website there is a link to the newsletter sign up at the bottom of every page

Beads for Beauty, Torquay, Devon - To celebrate 2017 NBW, we will be having a show of bead group members work. Join us in making Alison's new Rainbow Bookmark pattern, or Jean Powers Secret Bead-a-Long project. We will also have a raffle for our chosen charity as it was so successful last year. Tea, coffee, and biscuits available all day. Join us on Tuesday 25 July 10.30 to 3.30, or Wednesday 26 July 10.30 to 1.00.

Email or telephone 01803 328902 for further details

  Alison's bookmark pattern will also be available as a free download from 17th July 2017

On June 29th we’ll be spreading the word about National Beading week with a blog post via the hugely popular beading blog: NBW ambassador Heather Kingsley-Heath is creating a new free pattern which will be available from this website, and Heather’s website from June 25th. The pattern will be in pdf format and free to download. Heather is happy for shops and groups to use the design to celebrate NBW at planned events.

On Saturday 29th July - CJ Beaders, The New Forest Bead Shop Open Warehouse Day

Start National Beading Week with a 'Bang' and come and browse our bargains to add to your stash! Lots of Summer Beads, clearance products, Bulk Bags of Beads and Findings and Special Offers throughout the day! Pop in from 10am -3pm to bag a bargain!!​ ( N.B  One discount only- either use your Loyalty Card or take advantage of Warehouse discounts, its your choice!)

Find us at 15,Williams Industrial Park, Gore Road, New Milton, BH256SH. Look out for the Feather Flags and Balloons on Gore Road. Turn into the industrial Park, keep right at Jewsons. There is a white building on the right; follow that to the end and round the corner; we are the second unit on the right. Plenty of free parking or we are on the X2 Bus Route ( Morebus)

Email or call 01202 798151 for more details

Katie Dean will be running a free beadalong on her Beadflowers website. This is a chance for you to join in and take a few minutes out of each day having some fun and relaxing with your beads! You'll be getting free tuition from Katie. She has three projects on offer, covering seed bead-weaving and French beading. There is something for complete beginners and more experienced beaders alike. In addition to this, Katie will be running some special events and offers on the Beadflowers website throughout National Beading Week.

Get all the details at this address:

For the 3rd year running Jean Power is hosting a Worldwide Secret Beadalong designed to challenge, intrigue and unite beaders. The 7-day beading event can be completed at any time but is ideal to be beaded over 7 days with no-one knowing what it is their making until they get that day's instructions... Sign up below and be sure to enter the password you would use to login the Guild's Members Section to get a special 50% discount on the cost.

Summer 2017 Secret Beadalong Day - Jean Power is also hosting a beading day in Kentish Town Congregational Church, Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London NW1 8PH combining her Secret Beadalong with the first day of National Beading Week. This fun day will be the ideal opportunity to meet beading friends and beadalong with them. Taking place from 10am-4pm (but you can come & go at any time) bring along any beadwork you want to do (no instructions etc are included so you can choose what you wish to to) and join in the fun! There will be give-aways and prizes as well and plenty of opportunities to show off your beautiful beadwork and shop. Click on the link below to book your place.

50% discount for Guild Members

Ideas for National Beading Week

  • Offer discounts to your customers to encourage them to visit your shop or website during NBW.
  • Organise taster workshops to introduce customers to the products you sell.
  • Provide free pattern downloads on your website to celebrate NBW or link to the free downloads on our Goodies page.
  • Invite local beading groups to your shop and provide free tea and biscuits or organise an event together.
  • Hold a Bead Bombing day or walk in sessions and invite beaders to add to your beaded chain (see our Bead Bombing page for ideas and free patterns).
  • Hold a local beading competition to incorporate products from your shop/website.
  • Provide free goodie bags for the first 50 customers to visit your shop during NBW or to place the first orders on your website.
  • Hold an exhibition of local beaders work or open a gallery on your website and encourage beaders to send you images of their work.
  • Take your internet business to a local beading group and enjoy the day together.
  • Hold a raffle and invite local beaders to the draw during NBW.
  • Invite a NBW Ambassador to your shop to provide a talk, demonstration or workshop or ask if they can provide a free download for your website.
  • Provide free walk-in beading sessions for beginners to encourage new customers.
  • Find out what’s happening in your local area during NBW and take a stall at your local craft fair or market.
  • Decorate your shop with beaded and paper chains to create a party atmosphere or use our free artwork downloads on our Goodies page and decorate your website.
  • Provide free packs of beads (with your business card) to your local beading group for them to use in their Bead Bombing activities.

NBW Ambassador: Lorraine Whitehouse (Oak Tree Crafts)

To create something with your hands is a wonderful feeling. Even with all my years of experience I still get a buzz from taking a selection of shapes, colours and sizes, and making them into a beautiful piece of jewellery or an object. It doesn’t matter if you are following a designers pattern or creating your own project the feeling is the same; achievement, satisfaction and of course a smile. Regardless of ability it is a craft for everyone. So join in with National Beading Week and meet like-minded people, learn new techniques and of course have fun.

NBW Ambassadors: Johnny & Joanne (Southampton Bead Shop)

When you enter the world of beading, you’re diving into a wonderful creative craft where the only limit is your imagination! In here, you’re engaging with thousands of like-minded people, creating a bespoke and exciting creation that’s practical and stunning. It’s one of a kind hobby that never fails to get your creative juices flowing!

NBW Ambassador: Ann Tucker (Tanzee Designs)

We love National Beading Week and the opportunity it gives us to encourage people to ‘have a go’ at Beading. Showing a novice beader that anyone can combine colours to create something beautiful is so rewarding, especially if it’s a person who has thought for years that they couldn’t be artistic because they can’t draw.