Saturday, 22 June 2019


So the shop is now closed and we have spent the entire week moving the stock and furniture into our new space. We never knew just how much material we had until we had to move it!  We anticipate we should be back to normal at some point next week... for now all we can see is a lot of boxes! We will reveal lots of new bits over the coming weeks but for now, a rest is in order! x

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Move Update

So it looks like we will have our last day in the shop this coming Saturday 15th June.  If you're around, pop in for some amazing price reductions and stock up on jewellery making materials!

There will still be a little bit of disruption to our schedule next week as we move the last of the kit and caboodle, and we are still without a phone line, though we hope to get the phone back up and working by Monday. Orders continue to take a bit longer to process but we are still offering free UK post to thank you for your understanding!

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Free shipping during our move!

We are right in the thick of the move which means we have boxes everywhere and our stock is currently across two locations. It may take us a little longer to ship orders until we are settled and our stock is ordered again, so we would like to offer free postage on all UK orders over £10 during this time. No need to add a discount code, the website will work it out for you.  However please note that we are unable to ship resin by post and this will continue to incur a charge for specialist courier. We are unable to offer First Class or Priority shipping during this time. Thank you for your understanding!

Saturday, 18 May 2019

We are moving back online!

All change! Yep, it’s true, our little bead shop in Streatham will be closing soon after five wonderful years, and we are moving back online.

Whilst we will be very sorry to say good bye to all the new friends we have made during our time at the shop, we are very much looking forward to a new way of working that fits better with our aims and our families. 

Why are we closing the shop?  Well for some time we had lost that elusive balance…  The shop took up a huge amount of time – we won’t miss all that bagging up and pricing of tiny things that we spent hours and hours doing!  On a personal note, one that I think our jewellery-making friends will understand, is that whilst I have truly loved having the shop and sharing my passion for the craft, running both the shop and the website meant it left me no time whatsoever for my own jewellery making and that was certainly not part of the plan! Sometimes in life you have to design your own balance and for me this is it.

There is also a whole other discussion to be had, one that I feel very strongly about, which relates to the pressures facing small businesses in general but particularly those that have a presence on the high street – this is important for everyone who cares about diversity in their own town centres and local parades, and it really needs to be talked about, so please keep the mantra going:  


We think our last day in the shop will most likely be Saturday May 25th (still a few bits of paperwork to go before we can confirm this) [It has been delayed! we will let you know a date as soon as we know.] and we should then spend the following week moving our stock – we won’t be able to ship online orders whilst we are moving but will let you know the moment we are back to normal schedules. As we have our stock scattered over two locations already, online orders placed now may be delayed by a day or two– thank you for your understanding!

And good news for our online customers - there will be a lot of new shop items and a huge sale coming to the website soon. These new items will be available whilst stocks last – in fact the plan is to gradually move away from having a permanent range. Our lines of supply have changed a lot in the past couple of years and we can no longer guarantee a steady supply of stock items. To negotiate these changes in production on so many items is more than we can handle! So our focus from now on will be on selling one-off pieces and unusual finds. The traditional ranges we have been selling on the website will continue to be available for a time.

This new arrangement will give us the chance to be at fairs and run the odd pop up shop, something we are really looking forward to. I also intend to teach again and possibly also continue the popular jewellery repair service we ran at the shop – lots of details still to be worked out, but if you want to check in with us or ask us anything, do email at

We hope you will keep in touch and visit us online! 

Thank you all, and much love,

Jasmin x

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

October Schedule

Due to unavoidable circumstances we will be running the following schedule in the shop:

Saturday 20 October -10:30-6
Sunday 21  - Closed
Monday 22 - Closed
Tuesday 23 - 12-2
Wednesday 24 - 12-2
Thursday 25 - 12-2
Friday 26 - 12-2
Saturday 27 - 10:30-6
Sunday 28  - Closed
Monday 29 - Closed
Tuesday 30 - 12-2
Wednesday 31 - 12-2
Thursday 1 November - 12-2
Friday 2 - 12-2
Saturday 3 - 10:30-6

If you are planning to visit our shop in that period please note the above opening hours - just a skeleton service in case you have any stocking emergencies! For those two weeks we will be running with a very limited number of staff, so we recommend you call in advance of your visit to check that nothing has changed!

We will close our eBay shop during this time. Website orders will continue to be taken, however it may take us longer to get these out to you.  We will not be offering next day delivery during this time.

Any hazardous liquids (e.g. resin) which require specialist courier shipping will be available to order after 5 November. If you need an urgent delivery of resin please see here for alternative stockists:

We will try to deal with all enquiries as they come in, but some may have to await our return to normal hours. We regret we will not be able to accept any repairs or special/custom orders during this time, nor party or event bookings.

We are very grateful for your understanding, and to make up for any delays we would like to offer free shipping on all UK orders placed during this time.  No code required.

Just a little note of gratitude to our small weekend team who have offered to keep things ticking along despite having lots of other commitments! 🙏⭐🌟

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Christmas Opening Times and Last Posting Dates


Christmas is just around the corner! We have been getting busy with orders and making presents that we almost forgot our last posting dates post!  So here goes:

Economy (2nd Class /Royal Mail 48):  Tuesday 19th December
1st Class (Royal Mail 24):  Wednesday 20th December
Resin Orders (Specialist Courier):  Wednesday 20th December
Priority (Next Day Delivery): Thursday 21st December

Europe & further afield:
Dates vary - please consult this Royal Mail poster for specific information relating to your country. Please remember we need one day to turn orders around, so please place all orders the day before Royal Mail's last posting date.

If you are in the UK and in a pickle after the last order days above but need something urgently delivered before Christmas, please give us a call - we may be able to send orders with a Saturday Guarantee if we receive them early enough on the Friday.  We are in the shop 10-4 during the week or leave us a message and we will contact you as soon as we can.

After this rush we will be taking a few days off to recover. We will be closing from the afternoon of Saturday 23rd through to 2nd January, returning to work on Wednesday 3rd.  Orders may be placed during this time and we will start to send them on our return, on a first come, first served basis.

We would like to thank all our wonderful customers online and at the shop for another great year, and here's to a peaceful and creative 2018!


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Changes are Afoot - New Shop Hours!

We are very excited to have listed the first of our new workshops! We have started with only a couple of events for now, but we have plenty more in the planning.  We will be starting with beginners jewellery making classes, where you can learn how to design and assemble beaded jewellery, so initially we will stick to the basics, let's not jump ahead.

One class that we are particularly fond of is the family class - where adults and children can all join in and learn how to make a few simple pieces of jewellery. I have myself really struggled to find something creative that both my daughter and I could do together. I don't want to always wait for her to finish having fun, I want to join in the fun too!  Yes, I do wish more providers would offer more options for mixed age options.

Admittedly our workshops had been on the pipeline for quite some time already and, honestly? the technology has defeated us, so we will list just a few workshops initially on our current website whilst we work on a brand new website to host all bookings and details about the classes we can offer.

To pave the way for the upcoming workshops we will be changing our opening hours at the shop - from 1st October the shop will open as follows:

             Tuesday - Friday     10am - 4pm
             Saturday                10:30am - 6pm
             Sunday - Monday    closed (but we continue to ship website orders on Monday)

This will allow us to plan more workshops and parties in the afternoon and evening, whilst we also work on our websites. We will be listing online lots of the items that are currently only in the shop. So if you are a local customer you will soon be able to pick your items from the comfort of your own home, and pick up your order from the shop at a time to suit you.  If you are a website customer you will notice that the range of items we sell will increase.

At the point that all the website changes are ready, we hope then to offer lots more variety in our workshops:  resin, polymer clay, silversmithing, silver clay, glass, pearl knotting... plus themed classes in other crafts too! who's up for a Pinterest party?  Are you and your family fans of a particular book series perhaps?

You'll just have to wait and see.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Holiday Timetable for w/c 28 August

Kindly note our holiday timetable from 28th August until 5th September:

Tuesday 29th........................................12pm - 4pm

Wednesday 30th....................................12pm - 4pm

Thursday 31st.......................................12pm - 4pm

Friday 1st.............................................Closed for holidays

Saturday 2nd.........................................Closed for holidays

Sunday 3rd............................................Closed

Monday 4th...........................................Closed

Tuesday 5th...........................................Closed for holidays

Wednesday 6th......................................Back to normal!

Friday, 25 August 2017

Bank Holiday Freepost!

A lovely freepost offer for all our UK customers!  Spend more than £10 on any items in the shop and receive free economy postage within the UK.  Simply use code BANKHOLIDAY at checkout.

Valid until 29 August 2017.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Resin Love

If you know us at all, you will know that we love resin – it’s such a satisfying medium to work with.  Not only does it give your work dimension and perspective, but it can carry off any colour to match the style of your makes. 

Our resin of choice is manufactured by RF Bright – a family owned business based in Kent who make, in our opinion, the nicest resin we have ever tried (and trust us when we say in our line of work we have tried more than a few brands!).  If you thought that making jewellery with resin might be too tricky or fraught with issues, think again.  There are several varieties of resin in this range and all are equally lovely in their ease of use and they all have a great finish.  

In the past few weeks we have been making some samples to show at our upcoming workshops, what do you think?

And here are some awesome samples we have been sent by the manufacturers.  We love these!

Gorgeous, wouldn't you agree?  If you are feeling inspired and want to have a go, just send us a quick email with all your resin questions or to find out when we will start our resin workshops.  You can find our full range of resin here, and look out for some resin tutorials coming soon to the blog.