UK Beaders

Chrissy Bristow - lovely beadwork, intriguing braidwork

Catseye Designs - lovely lady, lovely beadwork.

Eagle Spirit Designs - eyecandy, kits and tutorials both free and to purchase - Jean is a lady with a talent for teaching.

SKG Designs - unique, freeform designs and medicine bags.

Morticia's Magical Beadtour - The first British beader with a web site (the mouse was second, hehehe), Linda Breyer is a talented bead artist whith a recognisable style of her own. Every time I visit her site my first reaction is 'I want to bead like that when I grow up!'. Her amazing sense of colour and enviable creativity is an inspiration.

UK Suppliers

African Trade Beads - So much to drool over here! Beads from all over the world, many of them collectable.

Beads Unlimited (The Brighton Bead Shop) - On line catalogue, have used these many times.

Creative Beadcraft Ltd - Another supplier I have often used.

G J Beads - The original 'little shop in Cornwall' where I first fell in love with beads. Thank you, Gill.

Gems 2 Behold - Found this supplier while searching the net. An intersting and uselful find.

Haflpenney's of Clitheroe - Beads, findings and eye candy too!

Little Beader - Beads and findings - free postage for UK customers.

P J Minerals - Now where did I put their catalogue?

Spangles - So many books! Wonder if I can fit anymore shelves somewhere....

Stitch 'n' Craft - Its good to see small suppliers in the UK with a web presence.

21st Century Beads (Earring Things) - Lots of necessary bits and pieces to be found here

Ezines and Magazines

Bead Bugle - What can I say about this ezine? Except make sure you have plenty of time when you visit! A huge site, filled with tips, patterns and links.

Bead & Button - A 'paper' magazine that now has an excellent web site to back it up. Projects, polls, forums, links as well as information on past and current issues. And best of all, the magazine is now available in the UK through newsagents!

Bella Online - hosted by the talented Shala Kerigan, this is a wonderful resource for projects, resources and the most interesting links. Make sure you check it out.

Beadwork - A top quality magazine from the people at interweave, I wish this too was available in the UK. However you can subscribe by post. The site has information on current and back issues as well as a few well chosen projects. There is also a list of the faboulous beading books published under the Interweave banner.

Beadwork at About.com - Paula Morgan is the host of this 'must bookmark' website. Information, projects, links, articles and of course the archive of projects from the previous host, Emily Hackbarth.

UK Organisations

Glass Beadmakers UK - I'm sure, that like me, you often find yourself looking for that special bead that will complete your design. Or perhaps you would like a unique feature to build your new piece of jewellry around. Check out this web site for some fabulous eye candy and links to some very talented people.

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