Ravishing Rivolis – All new beads, kits and gorgeous FREE downloads, let’s get beading!

Well, we told you there was a big launch coming soon and here it is.  A few weeks ago we had delivery of some simply gorgeous Rivolis from the Czech Republic and Julie  and Vicky have been hard at work creating kits and free downloads so that you can make the most of these stunning little beauties.

sunray pendants

To see the new beads click here

To see the new kits click here

and for the free downloads page click here

On the projects page you will find two technique sheets that show you two different ways of creating a setting for a rivoli, four stunning pendant designs and also how to create a beautiful necklace to thread your new pendant on to.  There are bead packs for several of the projects too, just to make life even easier – click here to see the bead packs that are available.

and on that note, must dash, it’s the first day of the Hobbycrafts and Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC today, hope to see some of you there!

Show Time – Birmingham NEC and Harrogate this week and an exciting launch!

It is not unusual for us to say that we have been having a busy time but this last couple of weeks we do seem to have been absolutely run off our feet!


In a nutshell – we have just launched several new kits, a new book – Spellbound Festive Beading Three, we have been getting ready for two lovely shows this week and we have a rather sparkly new product launch coming up tomorrow too!

Spellbound Festive Beading Three: For more info on the new book click here.  It is now available at the shop and online and we will have it at the shows this weekend too.  It is packed full of fabulous Christmassy designs and we have bead packs available for most of them too.

Show Time:  The enormous and rather wonderful Hobbycrafts, Sewing for Pleasure, Fashion & Embroidery Show comes to the Birmingham NEC this week and we have a nice big stand there that Julie and Kevin will be setting up today, ready for the show to open tomorrow.  The show runs from Thursday to Sunday, and if you are coming Friday, Saturday or Sunday the ticket includes entry to the Cake show too.  What we love about this show, apart from the obvious opportunity to shop and refresh our already overflowing crafting stash, is the textile exhibition area, usually packed full of designers, clubs and societies exhibiting samples of their work.

Also this weekend is the Harrogate Bead Show, a show that is always packed with a huge variety of beads and bead related goodies, and for us a chance to catch up with old friends too.  This is also the perfect place to pick up your copy of Festive Three too as both Julie and Pat will be on the stand ready to sign your copy, Pat having contributed three of the designs to the book.

New Kits:  There are a few new kits available so far for this spring with more designed and almost ready to go.  Keep an eye on New Kits 2017 where they will appear when they are ready.

Coming Up:  A few weeks ago we had some very sparkly beads delivered and Vicky and Julie have been looking at possibilities for them.  It is all just about done and tested now, so check the web site from tomorrow for new sparklies, new kits using them and also some free technique and project downloads including a couple of ideas that are absolutely perfect for Mother’s Day.

New Book – Pre Order Now … and other news!

Spellbound Festive Three is at the printers and will be with us in the next two weeks. If you would like to be the first to get your hands on a copy you can pre-order now, and if you order before Friday March 10th you can order a signed copy.


There is lots more info on the book on our Books by Spellbound page.

In other news :-

Julie and Kevin are at the SECC Hobbycrafts Show in Glasgow from now until Sunday.  There are lots of Spellbound goodies there and Julie will be demonstrating throughout the show too.

We have just had a huge delivery of Delicas – so huge it has taken us a few days to get them all into stock and stock levels adjusted online.

More lines have been added to our Clearance Category

and we have had a bit of a revamp at the shop – Spring has sprung at the front with lots of lovely flowers and bright colours, and the old semi-precious display has gone to be

spring  christmas-corner

replaced by a very festive and sparkly corner of all things Christmassy – now all it needs is that new book to arrive to complete the display!



Sale – Last Few Days, ends Midnight Saturday

The sale is always a busy time for us here at Spellbound and this year has been no different, indeed, if anything, it has been even busier than usual.  The combination of the huge 70% discount on our semi precious range as we are clearing it down to make room for new displays at the shop, oodles of bargain bags AND Julie appearing on Create & Craft has seen us all flat out but there are only a few days left until the end of the sale.

The sale ends on Saturday and if you are visiting the shop between now and then we have some final discounts to clear the bargain bags we have left in the shop.  The £1 bags are now any 8 for £5, and the £2 bags are now any 4 for £5, the perfect excuse if you needed it to come and see us!

The end of the sale always makes us feel close to Spring and with that we start looking forward to workshops and shows.  We have already opened our first Beginners workshop for booking (Sunday March 5th, with Pat at the shop), and so far we have booked shows at Harrogate, the NEC and Sandown in March and April with possibly one or two more shows coming up in those months too.

In other news, a huge lorry load of baubles arrived yesterday, so we are back in stock of all shapes, colours and sizes of bauble; our next Delica order is due in the next couple of weeks; we have some rather exciting new beads on their way; Julie is busy designing new kits and Vicky is playing with some design ideas too!

Saturday will be Busy, We’re on TV and Starting our Annual Sale on the same day!

We’ve been a bit quiet for a while I know, frantically working behind the scenes to get this years annual sale together, prepping for a new show on TV on Create & Craft and also working on Spellbound Festive Beading Three.

SALE – starts this Saturday, January 28th at the shop so we will be closing a little early on Friday, at 3.45pm, so we can get the shop ready to open on time at 9.30 on Saturday morning.  As always there will be lots of bargain bags and big discounts .

ONLINE SALE – will start Friday afternoon- we will post on FB and email all our newsletter subscribers to let them know as soon as the online sale is live.

CREATE & CRAFT – Julie will be on this Saturday afternoon, January 28th at 4pm with a show all about Tassels.

FESTIVE 3 – Is moving forward in a very pleasing way.  We finished the photography last weekend, (in theory, we always want ‘just one more shot’, so there may be another photo session yet!).  With any luck we are on track for a publication date of mid-March.



Deliveries … In and Out

A few bitty bitty bits of news today, but there’s a giveaway in there, so maybe worth a read!

We’ve had lots of fun these last two weeks with our 12 days of Christmas giveaways, lots of pens, kits, beads and books given away to our lovely customers via facebook and our email newsletter, and today it is the turn of our shop customers.  We have a few Kerrie Slade books and a few Preciosa pens to giveaway, they will be in the shop this morning, on the front counter, so if you are popping in today you may just get an extra present to take away with you!

Just Arrived – a huge delivery of C-Lon, a fabulous early Christmas present for us, and we are looking forward to getting it all unpacked and back in the shop/on the website this morning.

and the very important Opening hours for Christmas – you don’t want to travel to visit us when the shop is closed!

Mail order is open 9 to 5 today and 9 to 2 tomorrow (December 23rd).

The shop is open 10 to 4.30 today and tomorrow; 10 to 2 on Christmas Eve.

and then we are off, all of us, for a few days of very much needed rest, recuperation and catching up with our families, no doubt with some sewing, reading, beading, dog walking, wine drinking and chocolate eating in there too!

We’ll be open on 28, 29 and 30th December, shop and mail order, 10 to 4.30.  On December 31st the shop will be open 10 to 4.  Then we are off for the New Year celebrations and back all bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to face 2017 on Tuesday January 3rd.

Wishing you all have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year, from everyone at Spellbound.

12 Days of Giveaways!

In the true spirit of Christmas we are celebrating with 12 days of giveaways, starting on December 8th we will be announcing one giveaway each day for 12 days.  Our first giveaway is 2 pairs of our very cute Christmas Wreath Earrings and you have until 2pm today, December 9th, to enter over on our facebook page.

There are some super goodies up for grabs and with any luck all the winners will have their freebies in time for Christmas.

In other news …

We have had a huge delivery of Delicas this week so if you have been desperate for DB0791, a lovely rich red, or needing a little snow (DB0200, DB0201 or DB0202 depending on how sparkly you need it), it is all back in stock.

and last posting dates – it does seem very early to be talking about this but it is only two weeks until the Royal Mail last posting date for 1st class parcels before Christmas.

For second class parcels please have your orders with us by 4pm Monday 19th December

For 1st class parcels please have your orders with us by 4pm Tuesday 20th December

For Special delivery parcels please have your orders with us by 4pm Wednesday 21st December.

We will of course continue to send out parcels right up to 2pm on December 23rd when our office closes for a few days for Christmas.  Mail order will be open again at 9am on Wednesday 28th December.

Sale Ends at Midnight!

As a special little pre-Christmas treat we have special discounts on selected kits available for a short time.  All the kits in this category will have 10% taken off them at checkout – some of them already have large discounts applied and yes, even they will get an extra 10% off at checkout.

eg – Angels and Seraphim (very limited stock) – kit makes 2 Ariel Angels and 4 Seraphim and would cost over £30 if bought separately, on offer at £20 (plus an extra 10% off at checkout).

Snowflakes and Icicles – reduced from £29.95 to £14.95

Sylvan Necklace – reduced from £14.95 to £10.95

Check out these and the rest of the bargains here

Sale ends midnight Wednesday December 7th

Baubles and Poppies

This week we are saying Hello and Goodbye, and welcome back!

First our Hello – Julie has been playing with her baubles again and has come up with the stunning Wenceslas design.  Made on a large (60mm) bauble, it is a stunning jewel of a design, complete with crown, and will be available to order from Sunday October 30th, in the shop from Tuesday November 1st and of course we will have them at the NEC show next week too!


And our Goodbye – to the fabulous Pam’s Poppy.  Pam Kirk originally aimed to raise £1,000 for the Royal British legion Poppy Appeal … and to date she has raised almost £49,000! Pam has now sold all of the beaded poppies that made up the Memorial Wreath, and there are only a few patterns left to sell.  We have limited stock of both the Poppy Brooch and Poppy Necklace patterns, and when they are gone there will be no more.


Welcome back? At last we have a bauble shipment!  Due to arrive at the beginning of October the factory has been super busy but they’ve managed to get our order out at last so we are back in possession of white 60mm, red 30mm and brown 30mm baubles, phew!  Small Brandy Puddings are back on the menu, and much bauble stock is being prepared for the NEC next week.

Talking of which – it is the big NEC show next week, November 3 to 6.  Tickets are cheaper if you buy online by October 31st, and this year if you are coming from November 4 to 6 the ticket includes entry to the Cake show too.

We are on stand D30, we will have lots of gorgeous beads and kits with us but if you would like to order anything specially for us to bring along for you please phone or email your order in by midday on Tuesday November 1st.