Welcome to The Woolly Beader
We sell everything a bead shop should plus quite a lot more. We have concentrated on top quality materials but have also worked hard to ensure there is something to suit every budget. We hold an extensive range of beads which includes ToHo Seed Beads, recycled beads, Swarovskis, gemstones, Czech, natural, metal, glass, ceramic, resin and lampwork.
We're really proud of our findings wall. We've filled it with hundreds of different findings in a range of metals including sterling silver. We stock budget and premium findings. The handmade sterling silver clasps and earwires are really popular.
Donna is also a talented lampwork artist so there are many of her beautiful beads on sale in the shop and she is always happy to make beads to order.
With lampworking being taught in our shop it was always important to us to stock the relevant equipment and glass rods. We stock Italian Murano glass and believe we are the only bead shop in the country to stock British Plowden and Thompson glass rods.
As well as tools for jewellery making and lampworking, we also stock an ever increasing range of wool and knitting and crochet patterns. We stock Bergere de France, King Cole and Patons along with some locally produced wool.
We have a very flexible attitude to workshops, believing that we should work around our customers as much as possible. We teach all our workshops in the shop - Jewellery Making; Lampworking; Silver Clay; Knitting; Crochet. All our workshops are organised to suit our customers so tend to be one to one sessions unless booked by a small group.
Our in-house tutors are all extremely helpful and knowledgeable in the basics of jewellery making and will always go out of their way to help a customer with their jewellery challenges.
We host craft clubs on the following days:
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00
Friday 10:00 - 12:00
Saturday 14:00 - 16:00