National Beading Week 30th July – 7th August 2016

Following on from last year’s success of National Beading Week this years event is promising to be even bigger and better.

National Beading week brings beaders from all corners of the country together to celebrate their shared love and passion for everything beads. The focus is to share knowledge, individual beading techniques, to encourage other to start beading and to support bead businesses across the country. The event is sponsored by The Beadworkers Guild, but you don’t have to be a member to take part in this wonderful opportunity. It’s a chance to bring as many beaders from all walks of life together and to celebrate this colourful week in the company of like-minded people who all have one thing in common – beading!

Whether you are usually beading on your own, as part of a group or are an online retailer, you can find lots of ideas on The Beadworkers Guild website under www.nationalbeadingweek.co.uk. There are free downloads including patterns, stitch instructions, logos, retailer listings with special offers (we will take part too, so info will appear shortly) and much much more.

20 years ago the variety or even quality of beads we are used to nowaday didn’t exist. So we believe that it is important to make sure that we all can continue to buy the best material for our beloved craft. If you are organising an event for National Beading week, why don’t you invite a local retailer along? Or follow on with the trend of yarn bombing and decorate your house, trees or even your street with colourful beads? Turn it into a party and celebrate with your fellow bff’s (bead friends forever). Remember, this is a celebration about getting together in your local area and having fun.

We will actively be taking part in this years’ National Beading Week and have three fabulous offers for you. There will be free shipping on orders, a voucher give-away and a daily surprise promotion. For more details please check the Traders section for National Beading Week on The Beadworkers Guild website. Plus our newsletters are always full with promotions, discount offers, new products and product ideas. You can subscribe on www.i-beads.co.uk and as a thank you will get a code for 10% OFF your order.

We are also hosting our Celestial Night Beading Contest this year where you can win 10KG of TOHO beads and an amazing collection of Beadalon products. As a little carrot we are giving a 15% discount on all TOHO beads on our website with special discount code CELESTIAL15. So do pop over to us and dive into our virtual pool of beads, crystals, semi-precious stones and findings. Have a sparkling time time and happy beading.

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