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    I'm new to beaded jewellry, and I want to see and feel the beads that I buy,certainly until I know a bit more about what I'm doing, so can anyone recommend a good sized ,knowledgable shop that i can physically visit in the NW of England/N Wales area- manchester, liverpool, up as far as blackpool and down as far as shrewsbury, get advice from staff there on the right type of wire , threads, findings etc.
    Please help, I'm struggling

    Cindy x

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  • #2
    Don't know about advice but I know hobbycraft have a large selection of beads.

    Sam x
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    • #3
      There is a bead shop in Afflecks Palace in Manchester. They have a huge selection and the assistant was quite helpful when I asked her advice. I don't think they were quite the best value beads I have seen but if you want to have a look and feel I think its a good place to start.

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      • #4
        Hi, I don't know of a shop you could actually go to, but if you get stuck, just give us a call, we are more than happy to offer some friendly advice about anything jewellery making...

        Last edited by Kernowcraft; 15-07-2009, 08:06 AM. Reason: can't spell this early in the morning!!

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        • #5
          'The Bead Shop' in Afflecks palace is good, as has already been said, not the best priced beads you can get but as long as the shop isn't too busy the lady who runs it is more than happy to offer advice, she also runs workshops and the like.

          In all honesty as far as I have found that is it in the Manchester area for beads. It is a fairly small shop too but a fairly large selection of beads etc...

          jan x


          • #6
            This lady crafts as well as sells and will answer any questions you have while selling you everything you need to amke it.

            Handmade jewellery, to buy gifts or just to treat yourself visit my website, commissions welcome or join me on facebook for a chat