Bead How To Guides - Free Online Tutorials & Workshops


Welcome to our hive of inspiration, learning, creativity and fun.


Join Donna and the Riverside Beads Team with a range of tutorials to enhance your beading techniques.

Eight Braid Kumihimo

Sparkle Spacer Angel

Prumihimo Tutorial with Pru McRae​

Beaded Bag Charms

Join Workshops

We offer a wide range of craft and beading workshops to learn a new creative skill.

Our in person workshops are held at our shop in our Makery. 

We look forward to welcoming you on a workshop soon.

Donna and the Team

Craft Workshops

Over at Riverside Crafts we host crafting workshops throughout the year with card making, needle felting and more.

Wednesday Lives

Every Wednesday join either myself or one of the Riverside Beads team leading a live online workshop on our FB Page.

We cover a new project or revisit projects to share new techniques or colour ways to continue to inspire your beading designs and jewellery making.

You’ll have the chance to ask questions in the comments and also join a great beading community.

See you there!

Donna x


Extensive range of jewellery making equipment. Lovely, friendly and helpful staff. Have run some great workshops in the past which I enjoyed.
We had a lovely crafternoon session with Donna running a kumihimo workshop for my sister’s hen do this weekend. I’d thoroughly recommend.
Just been part of a hair vine and tiara workshop, lots of fun and fab instruction.
Brilliant shop, so well stocked with craft supplies and beading goodies. I did a super workshop on silver art clay which was taught by Donna, it was excellent; I learnt a lot and I'm really pleased with the piece that I made.
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