£3,775
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 11 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

£3,775
pledged of £5,000pledged of £5,000 goal
105
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, October 11 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hana outside The Bead Shop
Hana outside The Bead Shop

What is our project?

We're asking you to support us to redevelop our workshop space, so that we can use it to its full potential. Calling a stunning period building home is ideal, it gives us a large open space for our workshop room with fantastic lighting due to its huge bay window. The building's original features give it a strong character and sense of history. 

The room is our workshop and teaching space and also has to accommodate our glass fusing kiln, office equipment and photo studio! But, that's not all! The space is also used for children's parties, hen do's, social gatherings and meetings, which has lead to a creative yet cluttered and chaotic space. We know it could be so much better and easily transformed into the perfect place!

We are passionate about teaching in our local community not only to individuals but also local charity groups as we know crafting has many health and wellbeing benefits. 

Sponsor a workshop or a participant with one of our partnered charities - PHILANTHROPIST OR SHARE THE JOY REWARDS
Sponsor a workshop or a participant with one of our partnered charities - PHILANTHROPIST OR SHARE THE JOY REWARDS

Our creative team here at The Bead Shop is made up of some very skilled silversmiths, mixed media artists and bead weavers. Having a workshop room that resembles a rundown cluttered office is not conducive to inspirational teaching or developing new classes, kits and patterns. We want to be able to use our creative forces to help people reach their full potential and pass our passion and inspiration on to our students.

TOTELEY AWESOME REWARD - Tote Bag & Pin badge
TOTELEY AWESOME REWARD - Tote Bag & Pin badge

You may be wondering why we need your help? 

You might be wondering why we need your help? Well it's a bit of a long story: Late 2017, we decided to condense the business from the original 5 floors, to a much more manageable 3. This helped us to survive and keep thriving in a tough time for high street businesses, especially independents. We can keep our costs down and run more efficiently by combining our mail order, wholesale and stock departments. We now no longer have to run up and down the stairs all day! Which is perfect as it means we get more time to spend with our lovely customers.

Lovely customers in our chaotic workshop room!
Lovely customers in our chaotic workshop room!

To achieve this we needed some structural work doing, including installing a toilet on our 1st floor for workshop participants, however the builders that were working on this project abandoned us leaving the job unfinished, never to be seen again! The quotes to get the work completed by other builders, which we’d already paid once for, were eye watering, so everything went on the back burner. We were left with a functional but ugly and unfinished toilet and workshop room. Full of a ramshackle mix of new and old dressers, office furniture and an air of make do and mend.

The Grad4Notts workshop room plan
The Grad4Notts workshop room plan

How will we do this?

Together with Nottingham Trent University's Grads4Nottm scheme we had a small team of students design a functional and attractive workshop space; with practical solutions for storage to enable us to use the space to its full potential. To fully realise these plans and do them justice we need your help, to raise £5000.

WHAT A HOOT & THE BARN OWL REWARDS - available as a Beading kit or wall art
WHAT A HOOT & THE BARN OWL REWARDS - available as a Beading kit or wall art

What will we use your money for?  

The money raised for this project will be spent on various items and work. As part of our ethos of supporting and being part of the local community we intend to purchase these items from other local independent makers and businesses as well as source items from charity stores. 

  • Completing work to our new toilet area including plastering and painting. 
  • Custom made pieces of furniture that have been designed by local business The WorkBench, including drawers to fit in our original bay window and a two person silver smithing bench. 
  • An office bureau/shelving unit to conceal our hot desk. 
  • A storage unit to accommodate our workshop and photography equipment.  
  • Update the 12 year old worn out tables and chairs used for workshops as well as create a new display area for both tools and workshop examples.  
  • The room needs the floor sanding and revarnishing as well as the walls decorating. 

We have the whole team on board for decorating and DIY so can achieve a lot of the work ourselves and with the help and encouragement from funds raised we hope to have a wonderfully functional and beautiful workshop room by 2019.

Any extra funds raised will go towards purchasing additional tools and equipment so that we can develop further skills and techniques to teach our students, such as a small pillar drill, polishing wheel and tumbler. 

71% on furniture, equipment and work on the room 

20% on fulfilling rewards 

9% on kickstarter fees. 

HAPPY TOGETHER REWARD - silversmithing for two will be made much easier with our new double jewellery bench.
HAPPY TOGETHER REWARD - silversmithing for two will be made much easier with our new double jewellery bench.

Timeline 

Our kickstarter is running for 30 days; once we know we have funding, we want to make a start on the work immediately and realistically we anticipate it taking at least 8 weeks. You'll be able to follow our progress on instagram, facebook and our website.

A selection of our enticing rewards
A selection of our enticing rewards

How you can help us achieve our goal

By making a pledge and helping us get closer to our goal. And/or talking about our project with family and friends and sharing on social media platforms to help spread the word, you will be helping us immensely.

Risks and challenges

Without your pledges we won’t be able to go ahead with our workshop redevelopment. If you have any questions about our project please drop us a line or pop in to see us.

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    Thank you!

    You will receive a hand written thank you card from a member of The Bead Shop team

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    Pin it!

    You will receive a Bead Shop metal and enamel pin badge with holographic glitter detail. This will come attached to one of our thank you cards.

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    Tropic Like it's Hot

    You will receive a handmade necklace on an 18 inch silver-plated chain. Choose from a pineapple, flamingo, ice lolly or watermelon pendant. Sent in a gift bag.

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    Toteley Awesome

    You will receive a Bead Shop tote bag with purple handles with our new logo & a sparkly Bead Shop pin badge.

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    Spark-ear-ly

    You will receive a pair of sterling silver drop earrings made with Swarovski Elements pendants in birth stone colours, packaged in a gift box. You will be able to choose the colour of your stone once the campaign is finished from the following options.
    January - Siam
    February - Amethyst
    March - Aquamarine
    April - Crystal
    May - Emerald
    June - Light Amethyst
    July - Light Siam
    August - Peridot
    September - Sapphire
    October - Rose
    November - Topaz
    December - Bermuda Blue

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    What a Hoot!

    You will receive a barn owl beading kit designed by Steph. Complete with instructions and everything you will need to create your own beaded barn owl from Miyuki delicas. This design will be exclusive to Kickstarter until April 2019.

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    Share the Joy

    Sponsor someone from a local charity to attend a beginners' jewellery making workshop. We have partnered with Emmanuel House, Nottingham Women's Centre and Nottingham Rainbow Project.

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    Bundle of Fun!

    You will be able to attend one of our jewellery making workshops of your choice (up to £50), from our new timetable launching January 2019. You will also receive a Bead Shop pin badge or tote bag when you attend the class.

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    Shiny Happy Bracelets

    You will receive a gift boxed handmade semi-precious and sterling silver bracelet. Choose your semi-precious stone from lapis lazuli, rose quartz or amethyst with a tote bag & pin.

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    The VIP Party

    Receive a ticket to our VIP launch night in December to celebrate our brand new workshop room. You will also receive a goodie bag worth £35 and prosecco reception on arrival. Homemade treats will also be served on the night.

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    Happy together

    A workshop for 2 people making sterling silver and semi-precious Cabochon rings with one of our expert tutors. Materials and refreshments will also be provided on the day.

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    Crafty Kids

    A kids beading party for up to 10 children age 5 or over. This two hour party will be tailored to your requirements, depending on the age and interests of the kids. All parties will include materials and refreshments.

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    Philanthropist

    Sponsor a whole workshop for a local charity for up to 10 people to learn basic jewellery making. These workshops will be held at the venue of the charity's choice within 30 miles at a mutually convenient time. You can select the Charity once the campaign has finished.

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    The Entrepreneur

    Half a day of business coaching. Join Hana for a 1-2-1 coaching session where she will help you realise your dreams of starting your own retail or craft business.

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    Make it Cake it

    A four hour sterling silver or beading party led by one of our experienced tutors including homemade cake for up to 8 people.

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    The Barn Owl

    A stunning framed beaded barn owl, designed and made by Steph. Each piece is made from thousands of tiny Miyuki delica beads individually woven together; creating a unique piece of wall art.

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    Party at yours

    A full day of jewellery tutoring! You won't even need to leave your living room to learn new jewellery making skills, we will come to you with some of our experienced tutors to teach you and your friends in the comfort of your own home or venue of your choice within a 10 mile radius.

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    The Business!

    3 months of 1-2-1 coaching with Hana to get you from idea to comprehensive plan & funding bid for your retail or craft business dream. This includes bi-weekly meet ups or calls and email support.

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    The Dragon

    An elaborate framed beaded dragon, designed by Christina Manes made by Hana. Made from thousands of tiny Miyuki delica beads individually woven together; creating a stunning unique piece of wall art.

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    Earlybird Tote & Pin

    £10 rather than £12. You will receive a Bead Shop tote bag with purple handles with our new logo & a sparkly Bead Shop pin badge.

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    Early Bird VIP Party

    £35 instead of £50. Receive a ticket to our VIP launch night in December to celebrate our brand new workshop room. You will also receive a goodie bag worth £35 and prosecco reception on arrival. Homemade treats will also be served on the night.

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