We would love to see your work, and put it up on our Gallery and facebook pages for other to admire, enjoy and get inspired by! Please email your pics to Queen Bead, they will be appreciated and acknowledged

Felted earrings
Gorgeous felted flowers turned into earrings with the help of
some leather ends and hooks!

Created by Denise from Stratford
Weave necklace
Hannah's weave necklace and matching dress and earrings are just the thing for an autumn day.
Weave necklaces are a great way to use up oddments of beads and get a great look for few dollars. 

Created by Hannah from The Bead Hold
Beaded Stitch Markers
Making your own stitch markers is fun and easy!
Top tip: smooth the sharp edges of the crimp beads with
a nail file so they don't catch your yarn.
Simone's beaded cowl
Simone sent me in these pics of a beautiful cowl she made, embellished with
our bronze seed bead mix, with some of her own stash beads added.
I love the combination here, well done Simone and thanks for the pics 🙂

Cowl pattern: Beadkerchief by Laura Nelkin.
Hannah's Suede Necklace
Hannah was packing orders in style the other day, I love how her shoes coordinated
with her necklace! Our suede cord is a great alternative to chain for a longer
length necklace that doesn't use too many beads.
Wrapped Pounamu
Arahura Pounamu, wrapped with our Brazilian waxed cord,
modeled by Willow Tauwhare.
Beaded Bezel
This simple but effective bezel was crafted by Phillippa,
using our Japanese seed beads.
Sylvanian Family Dress
Cuteness overload! One of my regular embroidery ladies bought this up to show me
today - a gorgeous handmade dress for a sylvanian families rabbit.
Our baby flat flowers and seed beads make the faux buttons.
So very clever.
Beaded Nativity
Shona has created this stunning Christmas nativity and Claus family from Jill Oxton's patterns. These are done entirely with seed/delica beads and a needle and thread. So impressive, and oh, I want that nativity set! Project for the next few years (decades?!) I think! Thanks so much for sending this in Shona 🙂

Golden Butterfly
I have a regular customer who sends me things to repair, mend, recycle,
re purpose. She sent me the butterfly and I strung it up for her on softflex
with gold metallic delica beads, Swarovski crystals and stardust crimp covers.
I'm rather pleased with it I must say :)

- made by Queen Bead
Kerry's Creations
Kerry has been busy stitching away over lockdown,
these lovelies are all Bronze Pony designs (on YouTube).

- made by Kerry from Auckland
Mary made these simple and very effective chain drop earrings - although she says spot the mistake! One had to be redone :)
Nia's fun summer earrings. Charms onto hooks is a simple FAST way to make earrings, especially as a gift.
Cake Toppers
Made these cake toppers for a friend, night blue
Swarovski pearls on rose Artistic wire. Fun!

- made by Queen Bead
Medic Alert Band
One of my talented ladies, Debera Watson, made this band for her medic alert
bracelet with her last superduo order . . . such a clever idea and very nicely made.
Notice how she can have interchangeable bands with the clasp
arrangement - genius!
"Home Sweet Home"
Helping to choose beads for this amazing project today! Several of the local embroiders are working on a version, the pattern is from the book "Home Sweet Home," by Carolyn Pearce. This embroidered
and embellished workbox features a lift out tray and 9 embroidery accessories. 
Fairy Bracelet
Sam sent in this fairy feature asking For it to be made into a bracelet. Nia used agate balls, our baby red roses and O beads as spacers. Strung on softflex and finished with a magnetic clasp. Crimp covers make the ends nice and tidy.

- made by Queen Bead
Superduo Earrings
Lovely earrings made with our Superduo Beads

- made by Nicky Godwin, Auckland
Summer is here!
Simple stringing is so effective! Czech glass beads spaced with 2 Miyuki drops.

- made by Cheryl from Auckland
Medallion Bracelet
This is a pattern from a 2015 Bead & Button magazine. These colours with the special brass clasp are just gorgeous. We chose the following for the project:
Superduo: Sapphire Travertin
Miyuki Drop: Clear, gold lined
Plus our size 6 and 11 seed beads

- made by Judy from New Plymouth
Tish's Turquoise Set
This lovely set uses one of our necklace kits (with crystals added), a fab
Superduo cuff beaded with turquoise duos and an earring combo. Loving it!

- made by Tish Brindle
Embellished Shawl/Scarf
Look at this incredibly beautiful shawl/scarf  - using our Japanese seed beads as the accents.
I feel honoured our beads are used in such a beautiful piece!

- made by Amy McCauley
Embellished Eilish Hats
These fab knitted hats have seed bead embellished flowers, the beading inspired
by a suggestion from Rebekah, the elder of the girls above :)

- made by the Old family
Embellished Top
Helen made this lovely top and popped in to get some accent beads for the quilted
shoulders - the perfect finishing touch.
- made by Helen Cloke
Geometric Necklaces
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These great necklaces were stitched using delica beads and colourful rings - they look great on!
- made by Kay Felden
Beaded Handwarmers
These handwarmers are blinged up by the addition of some #6 seed beads
which provide the perfect finishing touch tot he beautiful knitted work.
- made by Tania Mills
Orchid necklace

This necklace features an beaded orchid made using #11 seed beads and delicas attached to a triple strand of freshwater pearls. The flower uses peyote and brick stitch.

- made by Nia Chesswas
Orchid necklace 2.0

The same necklace and flower, but in gorgeous pink and gold.

- made by Kris
Larieta Flower

This stunning piece is entirely stitched with a needle and thread! A long lariat style rope with a corsage style flower ending made around a semi precious stone, this wears beautifully.

- made by Lynda Taylor
Herringbone Necklace
This lovely herringbone necklace has a vintage brooch clipped on as a central feature - the colours match perfectly!

- made by Elena
Embellished Stickpins

These cuties are perfect for holding together a winter cardy or embellishing a lapel or scarf.
Get your base pin here.

- made by Bex Verkuylen
Tila Bracelet

This 'never-ending' Tila squares bracelet looks fabulous on.

- made by Barbara Dickman
Embellished Bezels
These semi precious stones have been glued to a foundation fabric, then bezelled with seed beads and embellished. The basic bezel in all cases is done with Peyote stitch in number 11 and 15 seed beads. Embellishment is with semi precious chips and freshwater pearls.
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- made by Nia Chesswas
Spiral Peyote Ropes

This is a spiral peyote rope, fully stitched with seed beads, with Bobbie's own handmade lampwork
beads as a central feature - such a great combination.

- made by Bobbie Pene


This is the same Spiral Rope pattern, but with different sizes of beads which give a different look.
1. Green: size 8 and 11 Japanese seed beads
2. Purple: Japanese seed beads ranging from size 15 to size 6
3. Lime & bronze: Size 11 and 8 Japanese seed beads with Miyuki Drops
4. Turquoise & brown: Size 11 and 8 Japanese seed beads with 4mm Mocha Swarovski Crystals

- made by Queen Bead
Embellished Needle Case

This cutie is made around a wooden needle case, stitched with delica beads to an exact
pattern - a lot of time and patience (and skill) has gone into it, love it!

- made by Tish Brindle
Spiral Rope with Pendant

This spiral rope is made with number 11 and 15 Japanese seed beads,
alternating colours and Swarovski crystal embellishments.

- made by Nia Chesswas
Wired Pendants

These gorgeous pendants are made using many of our freeform wire pendant techniques,
I especially love the pearl one!

- made by Betty Berry
Gorgeous Earrings!
These earrings sparkle with Swarovski crystal, diamante enamelled headpins and Czech lampwork leaves. We have similar ones available in our Jewellery category.

- made by Nia Chesswas
Cross Stitch Motif using Delica Beads

This beautiful work is stitched entirely on linen cloth with Delica Beads from our selection - such work and what a beautiful result. Any cross stitch pattern can be adapted like this. "Thanks for a great service, just finished this project, it wouldn't have been possible without your help as delica beads are hard to find now." - Wilma

- made by Wilma Brock
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
Multistrand Necklace

This necklace is strung on Conso and finished on softflex.

- made by Nia Chesswas
Tila Wrap Around Bracelet

A wrap around bracelet using Tila beads - I just love it! So much I had to buy it! Here is a utube tutorial link. If you want a kit, email Queen Bead with your colour preference, $15 each (button not included).

NOTE: Use our Japanese Filament Cord for the base, Crochet Thread for the wrapping, or doubled Silamide. Thread the Silamide with a needle each end or use your fingers for the crochet thread.

- made by Kat Munro Glass
Knitted Bag

This beautiful bag was knitted by Naomi with seed bead hanks and embellished with Swarovski Crystals.
There is a lot of skill and patience in this!

- made by Naomi Old
"My collar was created from various beads found in your store (plus some from my stash).
My Harmony ensemble (collar, cuff & earrings) were recently on exhibition at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa, where I won a Merit award."
- made by Kim Hayes
Draconis Necklace
This lovely necklace was made to the Valorie Clifton 'Draconis' pattern. Queen Bead chose the beads, and Gaylene made it up. A lovely one for work, under a shirt collar, or out at night - very versatile!
- made by Gaylene Pearce
Beaded Bird Feeders!

These fab bird feeders where made with beads and findings donated to Gladstone Primary School by The Bead Hold. Such a fabulous idea and don't they look great! There are many different things beads can be used for.

- made by students at Gladstone Primary School
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These lovely earrings were made with our 20g Silver Artistic Wire, and the shapes mainly made on a jig.

- made by Kathryn Munro Glass
Deco Elements Set

Originally Tish made the Deco Elements Bracelet at SENZ with Queen Bead. She then went home and made a matching necklace and earrings! Just lovely.

The Supoerduo colours here are
Light Chalk Green Lustre
Opaque Grey Picasso

Click here for Deco Elements
Project Instructions

- made by Tish Brindle
 Stitched Bracelets
"Hi Nia, enjoyed making these Bracelets. They are 1 of yours (Dual Bands) & 1 of Valorie Clifftons. Love working with Superduo,s, Rullas & Tilas."

- made by Gaylene Pearce
"Fat" Viking Bracelet

This lovely Viking rope was made using the 12 head tool and one of our dragonfly clasps. Tish made it as a birthday present for her sister.

- made by Tish Brindle
 Starburst Shawl
This beautiful shawl incorporates our #6 Japanese seed beads to form the starburst patterns. The beads were threaded onto the yarn first and knitted directly in with the pattern. Such a clever lady!
- made by Ann Shaw
Russian Rope Lariat
This gorgeous looooong Russian Rope is the result of 3 weeks of evenings stitching - but so worth it! Looks great with the beaded bead ends. You can purchase the rope pattern here.
- made by Tish Brindle
Freeform Pendant
- created by SENZ participant 2014
Freeform Pendant


- created by SENZ participant 2014
Freeform Pendant

- created by SENZ participant 2014
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
"I bought the letters from Spotlight and painted them up, decorating them with Prima flower vines, glass tiles and beads. Loved it so much I did a second set, so I have one on the bead room door and one above the sink in the kitchen! On the HOME letters I used our freshwater pearl mixes and also a porcelain flower."

- made by Nia Chesswa

Yes! We stock the Prima Flowers and Glass tiles. Free glass tile instructions are on our 'HOW TO' page.
"Pretty Polly"

An up-cycled vintage brooch (the parrot) combined with a crystal rope and various stitched embellishments along with a feature sterling toggle makes for a fab bling necklace with a twist! This was constantly evolving and such fun to make.

- made by Nia Chesswas
 Wrap Bracelet
"I made the wrap bracelet for my sister's birthday present. Her favourite colour is blue, so denim blue sodalite beads were perfect. They're woven onto navy blue Greek leather."
- made by Karen Simpson
"Inspired by wineberry trees, and auctioned to raise money after the Christchurch earthquakes. It's made with lucite flowers and leaves teamed with antiqued silver chain and glass beads."

- made by Karen Simpson
Geometric Cuffs
These amazing cuffs are highly technical work and beautifully executed. Hand stitched with flat and shaped peyote stitch, Jenny has used Japanese seed beads - essential for their regularity in work like this.
- made by Jenny Lee Sangster
"Wonder Woman"
- made by Jenny Lee Sangster
 Spiral Rope Necklace
& Cross Earrings
Both these pieces use Peyote stitch - such a versatile stitch! The basics can be downloaded from our How To page.
- made by Barbara Dickman
Strung Necklace
shell and semi-precious
This lovely necklace features semi precious lozenges and shell feature beads. It is strung on softflex so it will stand up to the weight of the beads.
- made by Kath Weir
Brooch Conversion
Another vintage brooch, this clasps with sterling bails and linked with crystals and metal beads.
- made by Nia Chesswas
"Deco Dreams"
This necklaces features stitched leaves attached to a sterling component, then chain linked crystals for the sides.
- made by Nia Chesswas
Gorgeous Bracelets from Deborah Roberti Patterns
These are all made to Deborahs patterns with the new two-holed beads - Tila's and Superduos feature here - along with Japanese seed beads, Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls. And our fab magnetic clasps!

- made by Kerry Hall . . . all of them!
Embellished Collar
All hand stiched with a netted base.

-made by Natalia, worn by Heather
Viking Knit &
Wire Pendant
Viking Knitting makes a great rope, long or short. There is a lot of work in this one!

- made by Zeb Ahmed
Orphan beads and old jewellery attached to a chain - if you can make a basic earring you can be successful making this!

- made by Rebecca Rains

This bracelet set consists of one stitched crystal rope and 2 stretch bracelets, for a 'stackable' look. I really like stacked bracelets - and it is great to have the option to wear different combos.

The sterling silver toggle, for me, just makes it - I love it! Plus earrings to match, my favourite style - we do have similar ones for sale.

- created by Nia Chesswas
Stitched Wedding Necklace

This exquisite piece was created for a bride, who must have been thrilled.

Many many hours of work and fine stitching has resulted in this masterpiece of leaves and flowers.

Nicky is an experienced stitcher which shows in the quality of her work.

- made by Nicky Brown
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
Glass Bead Necklace
Made with Chinese blown glass beads and Czech Glass beads, strung on Softflex.

- made by Nia Chesswas
Semi-Precious Necklace
All different types of semi precious stones, strung together on Softflex.
-created by Nia Chesswas
GORGEOUS EARRINGS . . . so many options! Basic chainlinking rocks.
See our How To Page to learn how to make your own earrings
- Sonja Bohn
- Nia Chesswas
- Rebecca Rains
- Team Bead
- Rebecca Rains
- Emma Williams
Dual Colour Viking Knit
- created by Alex Wiseman
"Sea Serpent"

Viking Knit with seed bead fill
- created by Alex Wiseman
Superduo Rope
- created by Karen Morgan


This gorgeous combo features a wire wrapped rivoli stone hanging from a Viking Knit rope. I wish it was mine!

This piece uses Gunmetal coloured Artistic Wire.

- created by Jenny Lee Sangster
This will look amazing on!

- created by Lizzie Cooke
Graduated Swarovski Pearls with diamante rhondelle spacers, simple and effective. Commissioned for the lady's sons' wedding. - created by Nia Chesswas

"This gorgeous old cameo was originally a brooch, given to me by my grandma. I chopped off the bar pin and linked through the top of the setting to turn it into a pendant. Combined with yellow and limey green pearls, this is one of my favourite necklaces. I think fondly of my grandma every time I wear it."

This is a great way to make use of a little worn brooch be it a family heirloom or something you found in an op shop. Simple chain linking skills can be used to make something similar.

- created by Nia Chesswas
Pearl Lariat with Pearl Tassels
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This beautiful Lariat was made with Swarovski Pearls strung on softflex . The tassels were stitched using Silamide, with a  'Beaded Bead' feature at the top. Specially made for 'Nan' for her 90th birthday - she loves it!
- created by Kerry Hall
Scissor Keeper Tassel
This tassel is made the same way, but with facets, crystals and seed beads.
- created by Nia Chesswas
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This is a great simple necklace that is so effective! 3 strands of chain joined to three chain linked beads . . . just fab. And in true Kerry style, a little bling has been added - a dentelle glued to the middle of the acrylic lotus bead.

This style of necklace could also be doubled for a layered chain effect.

-created by Kerry Hall

Beaded Wedding Cakes

Queen Bead made this mint green beaded musical cake for a wedding recently . . . 2 1/2 strands of MOP pearls for the decorations. Although not edible, it was worth it as they were a perfect size and colour for the cake.  22g Artistic wire was used for the beads on top. Isn't amazing the different ways you can use your beads and wire!

Her own wedding cake also had beaded toppers . . .
Corsage Bracelet
Peyote & Brick Stitch with freshwater pearls & Swarovski Crystals.

- created by Nia Chesswas
Wrapped Bead Necklace
Agates, Czech Glass, handmade jumprings. Wrapped with Artistic Wire.
- created by Nia Chesswas
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.
Deco Viking Knit
This gorgeous set has a real deco feel. The main neck piece is basic Viking Knitting and then the earrings and pendant use the Viking Knit bead technique.
- created by Ariella Balmforth
Coral Viking Knit

to come 6 x 10
Wire Worked Necklace
This chunky necklace used various wire working techniques and uses semi-precious, plamber and metal beads with gunmetal Artistic Wire.
- created by Bex Verkuylen

This lovely top uses our #6 seed beads to embellish the cable work. Beads are strung on first and then pulled up individually into the appropriate stitch.

- made by Marilyn Sim
- created by Anne Leydon 2013

Donut Cluster

Yummy Necklaces using stitching techniques for the cluster drops and tigertail threading for the neckpieces. You need to be somewhat familiar using a needle and thread to make this project.
- created by Nia Chesswas 2011
Viking Knit with Chain Linking
- created by Theresa Darezo 2011
Bright Netted Rope
- created by Meija 2012

Seafoam Ndebele Necklace

This lovely piece made by our Kerry combines a basic Ndebele (Herringbone) rope with chain linked crystals and a feature sterling toggle. It can be worn with the toggle to either the front or back.

The rope was made using #11 Japanese seed beads. Note: if you are a beginner, we recommend at least one stripe to make it easy to find your place.

- made by Kerry Hall
Tubular Ndebele Bracelet

Plain striped bracelets, a good way to learn the stitch.
- created by Nia Chesswas
Embellished Ndebele

Ndebele Tubes make a great base for embellishment.
- created by Nia Chesswas
Waved Ndebele

Use different sized seed beads to create a beaded bead effect.
- created by Nia Chesswas
Mixed freshwater pearls knotted together with a feature Sterling Silver toggle as a feature.
- created by Nia Chesswas
This necklace is to be worn long over a dress or top. The tassel is handmade from medium chain.
- created by Rosie Clarke.
   'Fat' Viking Knit - using the 12 head tool
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- made by Alex Wiseman

Pink Pearls . . .

This is one of my favourite necklaces. Strung on Softflex, this necklace can be worn as pictured or asymetrically. Crimp Covers make for a neat professional finish. This necklace is a longer length than what I usually wear and I am really liking the comfort and style of it. The toggle clasp is secure and nice and easy to do up and take off.

Basic necklace stringing instructions here.
- created by Nia Chesswas

This lovely pendant was made after one of our Sparkle Pendant classes, and I love the way Theresa has put it together.

One large bezelled Swarovski Stone flanked by 2 bezelled rivolis and all embellished with Swarovski Crystal - bling bling!!

- created by Theresa Darizo

- created by Nia Chesswas

Beaded Hairslide/Fascinator

These are great with or without feathers. Beads and feathers are wired down to the haircomb with 28g wire. If using feathers, put them on first making sure the wire is wrapped nice and firm. Trim any extra fluff at the end.
CLICK HERE to download your free pattern
Do you have something special that you have made and would like to share?
We just love seeing your work. Email your pic to Nia or post to our facebook wall.