I’ve been a bit quiet recently, things are getting manic here. We’re doing lots of reorganising at home, which is seriously getting in the way of my making! But as part of that reorganising, I will be getting my very own studio… I’m very excited, but more about that in another post!
So shop updates won’t be very regular for the next few months while I get things sorted. But if my shop’s looking a little empty, and you still need a fix, you can get some blueberribeads from the Bead Shop Liverpool.
It’s a great little shop on Smithdown road in Liverpool, where Vicky offers beautiful beads, findings, and tools as well as classes and lots of inspiration. I’ve been in there for a while now, but I thought I’d take you for a look round.
Here it is from the front. I love the architecture in Liverpool, the lines of Victorian buildings curve to the modern roads, but the actual road is much older, being mentioned in the Doomsday book in 1086. It also meets up with the famous Penny Lane junction as sung about by The Beatles!
Once inside, there’s a little treasure trove of beads and other jewellery related goodies…
Seed Beads & Pearls in every colour
My little corner of ceramics
An amazing range of Czech Glass
Findings, wire & TheaElements Bronze
And beautiful pieces of beaded jewellery. This is Vicky’s 1st place winning necklace from the British Bead Awards 2013.
And her entry to the Battle of the Beadsmith 2013.
You can come in to the shop and learn how to make beautiful pieces like this yourself! I got my first and only lesson in here from Vicky, learning how to do bead embroidery. She’s a great teacher, unfortunately though, I just don’t have the patience (or the eyesight) for those annoying little seeds!
And of course you can’t leave without doing a little shopping… this is my small haul from the Czech glass pick and mix… it’s terrible, like sweeties!!!
Vicky’s also set up a shop website, so nearly everything in the shop is available online, including some of my ceramics!
If you’re planning on doing some shopping online, she has a 10% discount running for the bank holiday weekend. The offer will end at 11.59pm Monday night… just use the code – bankholiday