Bead Shops Of Marrakech & Bead Fair Report

25th June 2022 

New Forest & Cornish Bead FairsSee us this Sunday at the New Forest Bead Fair, 26th June and the following Sunday at the Cornish Bead Fair, 3rd July.

For the full list booked so far click 2022 Bead Fairs. New MrBead Shop: https://mrbeadshop.com

We’ll be staying down South between the New Forest and Cornish Bead Fairs, therefore orders will be delayed 24th June to 2nd July.

Content:
Bead Shops Of Marrakech
MiMi & Nigel’s Marrakech Trip
Cheshire Bead Fair Report
Combine a Break With a Bead Fair
2022 Bead Fairs
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Bead Shops Of Marrakech

Moroccan Berber BeadsThe souks of Marrakech are full of beads. Moroccans love wearing huge beads around their neck. Berber tribes in the desert have been making beads from all materials for a long time.

Moroccan Bead ShopBeads in Morocco go back 142,000-years – when carbon-dating records sea-shells about 1/2-inch diameter, drilled in the middle.

Last week, MiMi and I saw many Africans in Marrakesh showing off their long chunky Berber necklaces, dangling from their necks.

Berber Beads NecklacesThe colourful beads symbolise sexuality, fertility, spirituality, womanhood and wealth, among other things. The tradesman and hawkers there wore the largest beads.

Moroccan Bead ShopMoroccan Bead ShopIt’s hard work haggling in the heat, but we managed to bring some Berber beads back for our customers.

With their bright colours and bold designs, these make great summer jewellery here. We also carried a few big chunky necklaces we’ll put on offer at bead shows – not enough to list online.

Berber Beads

To see three of our new Berber beads click:
Moroccan Tribal Berber Rainbow Nugget Beads
Large Tribal Moroccan Berber Tri-Colour Enamelled Tagmount Silver Beads
Large Moroccan Tribal Berber Rainbow Beads

MiMi & Nigel’s Marrakech Trip

After Cheshire Bead Fair, we visited Marrakech for four days break and bead buying. Amazingly, there were no hold ups and we had a great time.

The picture of the goats in the tree was on the way to Essaouira on the East Coast. Moroccan goats climb into trees to reach their favorite nuts. They help the local farmers by eating part of the nut, leaving the rest to local Berber women that collect them from the ground to make argan oil.

Click for a short video of our trip: Marrrakesh Medina

Cheshire Bead Fair Report

Cheshire Bead FairCheshire Bead FairCheshire Bead FairThis show feels like fitting an old pair of shoes – easy and comfortable. We’ve been doing this one-day show for at least 12-years.

Although there were less visitors than in the past, we were busy and done very well. See us back at Nantwich Sunday 18th September.

The hotel we booked near the show was cancelled last minute, so we stayed in a pod at Sandbach, by the Trent & Mersey Canal. This was much better than expected – comfortable, and a great walk to the pub along the canal.

We love one-day shows, rather then multi-day! They’re a lot less work and expense for the same takings – so next year we’ll be doing a few more, especially our own fairs at new locations.

For a short video click: Cheshire Bead Fair

Combine a Break With a Bead Fair!

Don’t spend all day at the airport: holiday in the UK!

Visit a bead fair and have a bit of a holiday – we do it all the time! It makes the trip more worthwhile. If we exhibit at a show over 6-hours away, we like to stay at least an extra night, somewhere nice nearby. In Cornwall or Scotland, we stay the week.

The New Forest and Cornwall are beautiful: you only live once, take some time off and visit us too. When the days arrive when you can’t travel anymore: you’ll regret vising places!

New Forest Bead Fair
New Forest Bead FairEnjoy a day out on Sunday 26th June, visiting us at this charming old-world village in the heart of the New Forest. Brockenhurst is bustling with old pubs and restaurants, yet offers spectacular views with ponies and donkeys wondering free.

New Forest Bead FairClose to Southampton and Bournemouth – or if you’re coming north or London, its just 20-minutes from M27 at exit 1, and follow the A337 through Lyndhurst.

Full Details at New Forest Bead Fair

Cornish Bead Fair
Cornish Bead FairThe Cornish Bead Fair is in the village of Probus, Sunday 3rd July. Probus is almost right in the centre of Cornwall. Close to Newquay to the west and Mevagissey to the east.

About 50-mins south is St Ives and Falmouth – and 50-mins north Loo and Padstow. And Probus is easy to reach right on the A390.

Full Details at Cornish Bead Fair

 

2022 Bead FairsWe’ve booked 29 fairs so far this year – with at least 2 more yet to plan. The Big Bead Show in Sandown Park has again been canceled this year – but we’ll be replacing it with another bead fair near London, in Luton on the same date.

This year we’ll be holding more of our own shows, at new locations requested by customers. If you feel there isn’t any bead fairs near you, let me know and I’ll consider your request.

Next Bead Fairs:
Sunday 26th June: New Forest Bead Fair, Brockenhurst Village Hall, SO42 7RY
Sunday 3rd July: Cornish Bead Fair, Probus Village Hall, TR2 4NB
Sunday 10th July: Norwich Bead Fair, Best Western George Hotel, Norwich NR2 2DA.
Weekend 30th-31st July: London Gem n Bead Fair, Kempton Park Racecourse, TW16 5AQ.

For the full list click 2022 Bead Fairs

15% Off All From MrBead

Enjoy the new shop with 15% off anything with no minimum order. This is £15 off £100 worth of beads – the more you spend: the more you save! Only once per customer.

Shipping is free too on UK orders over £30 – under this UK P&P is just £2.50. International shipping from £5. Can only be used at the NEW shop & not with any other coupon. To get the discount Key TRIBAL at checkout now, as offer ends Friday 1st July 2022. Use at https://mrbeadshop.com.

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