Discovering The Little Bead Shop
April 17, 2011 § Leave a Comment
After a week-long stay in the Lakes, we were all packed up and ready to drive home. It had been a lovely week which we had thoroughly enjoyed so when my husband announced that he didn’t feel like heading back home, it was no surprise that my daughters agreed with him and to his suggestion that we should drive to Edinburgh instead. But that’s not on the way home (Cambridge) !
It was a beautiful sunny day and three hours later, we were in Edinburgh heading for the Castle, when I spotted a bead shop. Fortunately, the traffic light was red and there was a parking space we could dive into. And so, by pure chance, we discovered: The Little Bead Shop. What a gem!
It’s more like visiting a friend’s rather than a shop. In the front window is a round table which a huge dish of assorted beads, which is where my youngest daughter settled down to pick beads and create her necklace. I should say at this point, Deanne who was in the shop that Saturday, was an absolute star. She explained where everything was in the shop, answered our many questions, helped Lauryn and me with our dilemmas of what to buy and shared ideas with us. Her friendliness and warmth made The Little Bead Shop memorable and a real delight.
Without realizing it, we spent an hour there. We came a way with lots of lovely beads. Inspired by the blue skies and lightness of spring, I created this necklace and pair of ear-rings:
And here’s a snap of some of the other beads I got from The Little Bead Shop:
ps. The Little Bead Shop are running classes at the Edinburgh Bead Fair on 8th of May – sadly I won’t be able to make the trip up to Edinburgh for that. But if you’re in the area – it looks really promising.
pps. Deanne promises that The Little Bead Shop will have a new online store soon.