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Missing Challenge!

Posted on October 1, 2008 at 10:48 AM
Please note that we did not hold an August to September Challenge as I was called away from the forum for a short period.

Challenge theme: Credit goes to...

Posted on September 14, 2008 at 10:44 AM

My name is Sam and I have been making jewellery since Autumn 2006. I have to say that it has been one of the most inspiring and exciting crafts that I have undertaken because there are so many different skills and techniques to master. I am also fascinated by beauti...

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Challenge theme: Neapolitan Sweet Treats

Posted on August 11, 2008 at 8:45 PM

My name is Liz and I'm a self-taught beader living in Monmouthshire, South Wales. I first started using beads in my cross stitching many years ago and it gradually progressed from there. The company I stitched samples for once sent me some  bracel...

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Challenge theme: The garden of Eden

Posted on July 11, 2008 at 8:49 PM

Challenge theme: Spring has sprung

Posted on June 15, 2008 at 8:34 PM


While browsing the antiques market in Winchester I came across a stall selling hand made jewellery and individual bead's I could not resist buying some beads and making something for myself. This was the start of my obsession back in ...

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Challenge theme: She Sells Seashells

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 1:36 PM

my website
Just want to see more beady pictures? Save yourself the bother of reading this and go straight to www.nemeton...

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Challenge theme: Pastel Perfection

Posted on April 25, 2008 at 7:47 PM


My name is Catherine a...

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Challenge theme: Put your heart into it

Posted on March 22, 2008 at 10:40 AM


My name is Norma aka Alchast I live in Edinburgh with my husband and my three fantastic girls who are 15 13 and 12. I started card making about 10 years ago and moved onto jewelle...

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Challenge theme: Little Black Dress

Posted on February 11, 2008 at 12:37 AM


Hi my name is Pollie and I live in N.Wales with my daughter, son -in-law and grandson. Many many years ago I used to string beads on cord or ribbon for my daughter and her friends - very simple with knots to fasten them.
I retired early due ...

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Now offering even more for our supporters.

Posted on February 8, 2008 at 11:18 AM
You may already know that we offer all the people listed on UK Beaders the opportunity to add a banner to their listing, as a way to raise funds to keep UK Beaders running.

Previously banners could be sized up to 340x57pixels (that's 12cm long by 2cm high) for just ?6 for 6 months or ?10 for a year.

I'm please to announce that I have increased the size allowance for banner to 450x60 pix...
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Challenge theme: Merry Christmas!

Posted on January 10, 2008 at 11:50 AM

My name is Lorna and I live in a small market town called Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands just on the edge of the Peak District.
I started making basic strung jewellery 5 years ago after the birth of my second child....

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Challenge theme: Wood You Believe It

Posted on December 16, 2007 at 7:07 PM
Zoya Gutina

During my childhood in the USSR, my mother taught me to sew and knit, both with hooks and needles. I really took to needlework, and have continued its pursuit in all of its variants during all of my life. Very many different categories of objects have been produced ...

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Challenge theme: Mr Moderator's Big Birthday

Posted on November 11, 2007 at 11:40 AM

I've been making jewellery now for about 4 years and I'm still learning something new every day. It all began when my Mum gave me some money for my birthday and I decided to spend it on an afternoon beading...
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Challenge theme: Sunny Summer Sunsets

Posted on October 9, 2007 at 9:57 AM

Challenge theme: Holiday Destinations

Posted on September 11, 2007 at 6:22 PM

It all started for me when I was introduced to the healing ...

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UK Beaders on eBay

Posted on August 24, 2007 at 5:48 PM
You may have noticed that we have had a disclaimer on our web pages that we were not associated with the ebay group Uk Beaders which was set up on eBay with the same name some time after we established the UK Beaders group and site.

Well this group has now closed due to lack of activity, so I have reclaimed the UK beaders name on ebay so that our members can use this resource if they would like to.

Rest assured we ( ...
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Challenge theme: Colourful Cakes

Posted on August 10, 2007 at 6:52 AM


Hello, my name is Liz and I live in South Wales. I've been beading for a few years now and every day I'm learning something new. I don't think I have a particular style, I like to try a bit of everything so my work is quite eclectic. I enjoy making something a bit more unu...

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Challenge theme: Animal Attraction

Posted on July 9, 2007 at 8:27 PM

I started making jewellery purely as a relaxing hobby, some 5 years ago, after a visit to the Bead Shop in Covent Garden. I made some earrings, then some chokers using...

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The winner of bracelet 2...

Posted on June 21, 2007 at 2:40 PM
The winner of Bracelet 2 is.... HairyHilda who picked number 28 - which was the lucky bonus ball drawn on the national lottery on Wednesday 20th June - t Read Full Post »

Challenge theme: Spring Greens

Posted on June 14, 2007 at 2:34 PM

I have been making jewellery now for about 2 years, and am well and truly addicted! I love learning new techniques the ones I've dabbled with so far include bead-weaving, polymer clay and PMC, and I'm hoping to learn solde...

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