Mrs Bead came to life in 2013 when I [Rachael Brennan] decided to combine my love of teaching and learning with my fun jewellery-aking hobby. It was a natural progression that was just meant to be!
I have a large range of specialist jewellery-making tools and 1000s of sparkling beads and I am really excited to see so many people enjoy the beading experience! Within the first few years of trading I delivered over 1000 parties and workshops across the North West of England. I continue to be over-whelmed and inspired by the joy that beading brings to people from all walks of life.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without the support of Mr Bead, Curly Pearl and Baby Bead (not their real names of course!) along with our amazing parents who have all helped me to fulfill this dream in more ways than they know.
In 2016, Mrs Bead moved into her own HQ, a little corner of the Old Grammar School in Earby, Lancashire. This space makes a great little office and warehouse. It has enabled the development of popular beading kits and has provided the option for in-house parties and workshops too!
In 2017, the wonderful Sunny Bead [Julie Nicholson] joined the Mrs Bead HQ team and is available to run parties and workshops when the diary is brimming. Julie recently retired early from teaching and appeared just at the right time with the biggest, most cheerful smile and bubbly personality. She and loves all things outdoorsy as well as all things crafty, making her a big hit with everyone she meets!
Our adventure continues and the local press like to follow our journey too…….