Mid-February 2018

Tourmaline & Easter Beads 

18th February 2018

See us at our first bead fair of 2018 at Harrogate on 24th-25th February.  We will be selling many of our just-arrived semi-precious beads.  At Harrogate Gem ‘n’ Bead Fair, Pavillions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, HG2 8NZ. Easy parking!

The following week, 3rd & 4th March,  we’re back in London at Kempton Park Gem ‘n’ Bead Fair, Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, London TW16 5AQ.

Details of our bead shows booked so far for this year: 2018 Bead Fairs.  


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Tourmaline for love & friendship
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Easter Beading
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Free shipping for all! To save on post & packing charges in the UK, key TOURMALINE in the box at checkout. No minimum order, but can only be used MrBead.co.uk for UK delivery and not with any other discount.

Use now – as expires on Thursday 22nd February. Overseas customers can use the same code at MrBead.com, but with a minimum order of  US$25.

Plus customers can use the code FREEPOST anytime on UK orders over £30 for free shipping at MrBead.co.uk.

Lower UK Shipping Costs

Even though we lowered UK post & packing charges to reflect orders mailed from Norwich, rather than Hong Kong, many customers still thought the cost was too high. So to popular demand, we’ve introduced a new option at checkout offering cheaper shipping within the UK.

MrBead CheckoutYou can see this at checkout called “British Address Quantity Shipping “. The shop calculates postage based on a reducing scale of the quantity of items ordered. This will work out cheaper for most baskets. We left the old system which is based on order weight, now called “British Address By Weight Shipping “.

Price of each is indicated during checkout – just choose whichever is cheaper. Example in the screen shot is for an order of 5 items costing around £28. For UK orders over £30 us FREEPOST code at checkout for free shipping.

Tourmaline For Love & Friendship

Tourmaline BeadsTourmaline beads are extremely popular right now. Available in many colours, although pink is the most common. It is said to be the gemstone of love and friendship.

Tourmaline BeadsIt’s name originates from ‘tura mali’: meaning like ‘stone with mixed colours’. Usually found in granite mined in Brazil or Africa.

Tourmaline is believed to combine creativity and discipline, and is a natural source of negative ions and far infrared rays. Far infrared therapy is common to heal in Japan.

Tourmaline BeadsTourmaline BeadsIt is also thought to improve circulation, good for digestion, relieve stress, increase mental alertness and strengthen the immune system. As well as creating peace and communication between the conscious and unconscious minds.

Tourmaline BeadsTourmaline, along with opal, is the gemstone for October.

See our new tourmaline category: Tourmaline Beads


Easter Beading

Easter BeadsBunny and egg designs and flower beads are great for the Easter and spring jewellery. We have a whole category of flower beads made from all stones and material. Some millefiori, some agate, some jade and some metal.

Easter BeadsChoose pastel colours and mix them to make a bright, light, design. Pearls are also popular this time of year, along with all types of crystal and jade.

Easter BeadsThese all produce a bright, high-key look. White, yellows, greens and pinks look good, giving a spring-like feel. Colourful seed beads can be used to cover eggs and other objects to give an Easter look.

Easter BeadsEaster BeadsGive a loved one a pearl necklace for an Easter present – she will look so good wearing it on Easter Day. Plus, flower bead bracelets and earrings are so easy to make too. Happy Easter!

Happy Easter BeadingFor ideas, see what others are making this Easter on Elsy

See Our Flower Beads at MrBead.co.uk or MrBead.

Someone Loves Us!

At MrBead we really do try to please our customers, but sometimes it’s hard work! However, occasionally we receive thanks. An email from a pleased beader:

“Nigel and MiMi,
From where I am here in southern USA, I love your products. I love the way you give meanings and descriptions. I use them paraphrased a lot when I give or sell a piece of my jewelry and find that folks love knowing about their piece of jewelry; the lore and history of the gems.

The quality of gems and pearls you all have sold me have all been great quality and come with great service. Long way to ship your products but I always get them in about two weeks. Not bad!!

So, I guess all of this is live and learn; at least that’s how I try to look at it so I don’t make the same mistake/judgement twice! What I’m trying to say with all these words is thank you for providing this beader and jewelry maker with great quality and good service from across “the pond”!

It is so obvious that you put all you have into your business and in my opinion, it is wonderful. Happy New Year to you and your family and to all beaders!  Cynthia”


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