Along my beading journey I have met with help and kindness all the way.  It would seem that people in the beading world are happy to share tips and knowledge.  It is always good to know that you can rely on traders too and among those I can recommend are :

Totally Beads -

StitchnCraft - (Sadly now closed)

Beadflowers, Katie Dean, (and My World of Beads) -

Bead Spider -

GJ Beads -

Old Bicycle Shop.-

Pinkhot Jewellery, Chloe Menage -

CJ Beaders -

Threadabead -

Beads Direct -

Among my favourite designers are:

Jean Power -

Katie Dean -

Deb Roberti -

Sarah Cryer -


During Lockdown I have been very busy beading and in particular I was able to do Lynn Firth's fab Bead Embroidery Course, again StitchnCraft (closed now and sadly missed) and here are some pictures of my samples.  This course was so enjoyable and I learnt so much about techniques and also using "new to me" beads, especially the amazing "O Bead" check them out!!