About Us

BeadbyBead is the new place to bead in Nottingham. Our qualified, highly skilled staff  bring a passion for beading and teaching to our bead craft workshops and fantastic new shop.

BeadbyBead has been built up over the last few years following the success of beadwork and jewellery classes at South Nottingham College in West Bridgford. This is a new venture which is the result of Patty’s idea of having a local bead shop supplying a variety of excellent quality beads and materials from around the world to enthusiastic beaders of all levels of ability, ages and budgets. You will find a wide choice of Japanese beads: Miyuki, Matsuno and Toho in different sizes and an extensive range of colours, as well as Czech and Swarovski Crystals, threads, findings and much more.

New to beading?  No problem, learn how to custom design your own jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and home accessories; create unique pieces of jewellery for your own use, as stunning gifts for family and friends or if you wish for sale. Learn about tools, techniques; the different types of beads and threads; relax and make friends; share ideas; get support and mostly have fun!!

We also cater for special events such as beading parties for birthdays or family celebrations and can provide bespoke pieces of jewellery for special occasions. Please contact us for availability by clicking here or calling us on 07971755577.

We offer our customers personalised attention and provide advice and expertise in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Through this website we will keep you informed on new products as they become available, Bead fair news and updates, events, trips, new books,  in fact almost anything to do with the beading world!

Patty McCourt

Patty was born in Colombia and moved to England in 1985 along with her husband, Bill and has since lived in Jordan, Indonesia and Ecuador. She has 2 lovely girls, Katerina and Stephanie.

Patty’s beading career started after successfully finishing her Diploma in 3D Design, Custom jewellery and her City and Guilds Teaching Certificate and her patience and enthusiasm for beading knowledge  have made her workshops very popular in Nottingham and the surrounding areas, including many branches of the Women’s Institute.


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