Offers / By Donna
/ February 15, 2021 April 29, 2021 / 3 minutes of reading
Hello Beautiful Beaders,
Do you ever drive past the darkened windows of your high street at the moment and wonder how much fun it would be to run a muck inside? Imagine rolling around the bedding department of your local department store, bouncing from bed to bed, or swishing up and down the escalator in a ball gown? Its the stuff lockdown dreams of fun are made of! 😂
If you have any ideas about sneaking into Riverside Beads and Crafts and draping yourself in rivolis and découpage papers then think again because you’ll most likely find me and the team curled up in sleeping bags packing subscription boxes for you lovely people!
Behind closed doors at chez Riverside is actually as busy as ever and I find myself there most days, perhaps even more than in non-lockdown times (remember them?).
When we aren’t stuffing delicious goodies into the Riverside Bead Boxes then we are uploading more product to our new and improved website.
This past year has been tough for everyone but the gift for us is being able to help you keep busy with creative projects. Part of that has been making so much more available online.
If you’ve ever been to our store you’ll know that it is a meandering cavern of thousands, upon thousands of items. You can literally spend hours looking at all of the treats on offer. We obviously can’t put everything online but we are working super hard to include as much as we can.
If you haven’t been onto the website for a while why not take a look at all of our new products and findings here. You’ll find invaluable tips and jewellery making help, hopefully giving you added inspiration. Coming soon is even a new online area just for video tutorials, so you can see my smiling face every day (oh la la!). We’re also going to be launching our new Kids Zone on the website, a special place for projects designed for our younger customers. ❤️
In my last blog I mentioned that we had started to increase our online classes, using the Zoom platform. New dates have now been added for more workshops and you can view them all by tapping into the workshops page. There’s lots on offer, including a fab new Dream Catcher making class.
In other news from behind the sliding doors; we recently won a local award for ‘best in the arts and crafts’ store, plus The Stamford and Rutland Mercury voted us into the top 3 Small Business of the year AND Best Independent Retailer! Pretty humbling and very epic considering how crazy a year it’s been.
In celebration of our accolades we have a fabulous online exclusive offer for you. Order from the website this month and receive a free strand of beads from our stunning stone effect bead range. Check out how gorgeous they are here.
To receive the beads quote “Free Beads” in the comments section of the order and we will pop some in with your order.
So the next time you are passing our little store imagine all the creative elves furiously working away……just don’t tell anyone that we do take the occasional Bead break and run around the shop swathed in feather boas….shhhhh! 💃🏻