A little bit about us…
Despite having a bright purple shop front in the centre of Nottingham we often find that some people in Nottingham still don’t know who we are, where we are or what we are about!
We are an independent business run by creative’s, for creative’s! We hope to encourage crafting and creativity within Nottingham with our products and workshops. The Bead Shop has been in Nottingham since January 2000 and we are currently located on Market Street, just off the Market Square, with an array of other independent stores.
Hana started The Bead Shop at the age of eighteen and as well as being our director she is also our resident glass fuser.
Favourite Swarovski colour: Indicolite
Favourite Nottingham Independent: No.12 Hounds Gate – they do the best veggie and vegan breakfasts.
Robin is our director, handy man, I.T guy, general fixer of everything & wire work wizzard. If that wasn’t enough he is also our kid’s party expert!
Favourite Swarovski colour: Purple Velvet (If you hadn’t guessed Robin is a big Prince fan).
Favourite Nottingham Independent: Rob’s Record Shop because he knows exactly what records he has and where they are even though he has thousands and thousands of records!
Steph is our bead weaving genius and Silver Art Clay pro as well as the manager of The Bead Shop. Steph comes up with all the designs for our workshops, patterns and kits.
Favourite Swarovski colour: Metallic Blue 2x
Favourite Nottingham Independent: Knit Nottingham
Emma is restringing wonder woman! Emma is a jack of all trades and teaches a variety of workshops here at The Bead Shop including resin and beginners silver smithing.
Favourite Swarovski colour: Rose Gold
Favourite Nottingham Independent: Malt Cross
Lauren is our visual merchandising fairy and is always keeping our windows looking great!
Favourite Swarovski colour: Paradise Shine
Favourite Nottingham Independent: Pudding Pantry – they have the best cakes!
Jess is our Saturday girl and bead fair super hero!
Favourite Swarovski colour: Violet
Favourite Nottingham Independent: DoughNotts – mmm donuts!
Alex is our Silver Smithing expert and Social Media Butterfly. (Photographed here with one of Alex’s all time favourite customer, Alfie).
Favourite Swarovski colour: Fire Opal
Favourite Nottingham Independents: Focus Gallery because they have the best selection of handmade jewellery from local artists!
Hayley is our trainee craft practitioner and mail order whizz! Who’s just completed her Apprenticeship! Whooh – GO Hayley!
Favourite Swarovski colour: Metallic Sunshine
Favourite Nottingham Independent: Hartley’s because it’s mine and my friends go to place for lunch.
I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting the team! You can now put faces to name when you call us or pop in the shop.
Thanks for reading.