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Something Old, Something New

Friday, 27 November 2015 10:54:57 Europe/London

Last week we announced on the Brighton Bead Shop's social media that we will no longer be keeping our retail premises and this week we have publicised that we are taking over Beadtime (eeek)!

Bead Time LogoBrighton Shop Sydney Street

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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Karthik Dasari

Christmas Craft Fairs

Friday, 30 October 2015 16:57:36 Europe/London

There's something wholesome about a Christmas craft fair. Perhaps it's the joys of searching for unique handmade gifts that mean just that little bit more, or maybe it's the home-made cake and hot chocolate mixed with retail therapy that is warming to the soul...?

 

    
Pictures courtesy of Elixir Photography,Candy Floss & Bow Ties Photography and Jen The Roo.

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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Karthik Dasari

Bonfire Beads Competition

Friday, 30 October 2015 16:31:08 Europe/London

Beads Unlimited brings you our 'Bonfire Beads Competition'! Similar to the 'Creepy Creations Competition' but based around the UK's November festivities, we invite you to post your creations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the tag #Bonfirebeads. Light up our eyes with your frolicking fires, awe us with your fancy fireworks or lead us back to the 15th century for the historic event that is now known as 'Bonfire Night' using your beads, charms, stringing or findings for the chance to win a £20 Beads Unlimited voucher!

 

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0 Comments | Posted in Competitions By Karthik Dasari

Fancy £10 off your next order?

Friday, 23 October 2015 10:17:54 Europe/London

 

Yes it's really that easy and plenty of time to use your voucher!

Here's the nitty-gritty!

1. Place an order for £15 or more by midnight Wednesday 28/10/15.
2. Receive your spanking new items - plus your very own £10 off voucher to use on your next Beads Unlimited order.
3. When placing your next order*, simply enter your voucher code during checkout and get a whopping £10 off!

*Retail customers only. Order must be for £25 or more and needs to be placed before 15/12/15. 
Not to be used in conjunction with other offers. One order per customer. T&Cs apply.


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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Birta Thrastardottir

A Bloodthirsty Blog Post

Friday, 16 October 2015 11:03:01 Europe/London

No doubt it will come as a huge surprise to learn that this weekend, our terrifically terrifying offer is on Halloween themed items! No? Would it help if I said BOO? Oh well, never mind. I’ll just tell you about all the things you can get at a stupendous 20% discount until the witching hour (AKA midnight) on Tuesday instead then.

 

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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Yvonne Horrocks

Owling Mad

Friday, 9 October 2015 14:06:26 Europe/London

Well you certainly have been! Ever since we first introduced our ceramic owl mixes they’ve been selling like hot cakes, it sometimes seems no sooner have we unpacked a shipment than they need ordering again. Consequently (being the lovely people we are) when we discovered a slightly different design we thought we’d better get some of those to try too; ladies and gentlemen I give you the sleepy owl mix of the month!

 

 

As the name suggests, most of these rounded little raptors appear to be dozing, there are a few wakeful ones however. Maybe some are nocturnal and some diurnal? We’ll leave you to decide; if you have any thoughts on what breed they might be though do let us know as we can’t agree! It might be the slightly unnatural colouring that’s confusing the issue, personally though I’ve decided that the brown ones among them are Tawny owls.

 

The Tawny is our largest common owl, found in woodlands and also sometimes spotted in parks and gardens. They’re the species which gave us the familiar ‘too-wit, too-woo’ sound, but did you know this would actually be a male and female calling to each other? The female gets the ‘too-wit’ line and the male will respond with ‘too-woo’, which I presume is the owl equivalent of ‘yes dear’!

 

Owls have been heavily featured in designs of clothing, jewellery and household accessories of late, so if you want to follow this particular trend our sleepy owls will be just £2.75/10 while stocks last. We will of course be keeping our original ceramic owl mix as well (we wouldn’t dare discontinue that)! If you prefer a pendant though we have a choice of two; one owl comes in either a gold or silver plated finish and our newish addition, the wise owl, is extremely cute and also double sided, making it perfect for charm bracelets or earrings.

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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Yvonne Horrocks

Creepy Creations

Thursday, 1 October 2015 13:03:03 Europe/London

 Halloween Competition

It's competition time again!


Everybody enjoys a challenge and we love seeing how talented our friends are, so attack your stash and get ready for this month's competition - Creepy Creations *howling ghost noise*!

 

We want you to think out of the coffin though, as any craftywork encompassing beads, charms, stringing or findings is welcomed, not just jewellery.

 

Lovely folk that we are, we went and created a Halloween board on Pinterest for some inspiration and we have a whole category ready for you to stock up on too: Halloween Shop!



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0 Comments | Posted in Competitions By Birta Thrastardottir

The Versatile Clear Glass Cabochon

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 12:41:59 Europe/London

One of the new products we’re bringing you this week is a rather humble wee beastie, in fact you could easily overlook them or even (if you were feeling uncharitable) dismiss them as boring. Not so! There are so many ways you can use a clear glass cabochon, I know because I’ve just managed to compile a board on Pinterest devoted to just this one item.

 

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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Yvonne Horrocks

Allsorts

Wednesday, 9 September 2015 16:55:10 Europe/London

We have a brand new bead mix for you - if you like them though don’t hang about, as once they’re gone, they’re gone! If you have any mini beaders at home these will be perfect, we find the little ones find cubes easier to grip when threading and they’re lovely and bright. Also guaranteed not to roll all over the place if they’re dropped, that has to be a plus point! We've got a board full of ideas for children to try on Pinterest , very useful if they're bored now big brother or sister is back at school.

 

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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Kat Turner

Not Another Survey!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:45:24 Europe/London

We're all now accustomed to a survey or 'short feedback questionnaire'. Be it a series of texts, an email following a delivery, a pop-up on a website or someone on the street with a clipboard; they're there wanting to know our business and it's pretty annoying. What a waste of your time, you could be beading or choosing new beads in the time it took you to respond and what use are your comments anyway?

 

 

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0 Comments | Posted in Bead News By Karthik Dasari

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