Christmas 2009 Gift Guide

A chance to win our Russian doll stitch markers with Knitting Magazine

The Essential Christmas Gift Guide – Knitting Magazine – Christmas 2009


November Bead Updates!

It’s not too late to make Christmas special this year with your favourite beads. Whether you are buying to make a gift or an avid beader with a craft show just around the corner, we’ve restocked our beads in time for the festive season!
Get your hands on our 12mm (£1.59 for 10) and 20mm (30p each) hearts as at these fabulous prices we expect them to sell out fast! We’ve a few limited edition colours too.
Silver tiger tail is back in stock – only £1.60 per reel (70 metres)
Millefiori 8mm hearts are back and are one of the best buys on the website. Just £4.50 per strand of 50 hearts – that’s a sizzling 9p per bead!
Also grab some of our ready made necklace cords. The black is restocked and we’ve introduced two new colours due to demand – red and moss green. Just add a pendant and you’ve got an instance necklace.
Best Wishes


Atomic Knitting in the Press – Fibrefest

Emma from Atomic Knitting is pictured here with Juliet from Fibrefe

st & Coldharbour Mill


November Website Update

With the balmy weather last week and the wild weather today, who knows what is round the corner! The festive season is looming and weather aside, we’ve been busy putting together our autumn collections which include some new products as well as some old favourites.

First up are the adorable felt designer tape measures. There are three designs to choose from and these plus a set of markers and a gift bag would make a great stocking filler or swap present. Choose from bunny, owl and the cute Russian doll.

We’ve more project bags in from NicsKnots and also Nics DPN rolls which are just gorgeous.
After much searching for a snag free stitch marker, we’ve found what we think is the answer. Tough little elastic bands in a choice of neon colours or candy pastels, these markers fit up to a size 6mm needle and are a bargain at 75p for a pack of 10.
We’ve also added more kits to our popular ‘Make your own stitch marker’ range. Each kit comes with everything you need to make 10 markers, including instructions and you just need to supply a couple of tools and some creativity. There are also options for making crochet markers and earrings.
There are also some limited supplies of back copies of UK knitting magazines, including Let’s Knit, Knitting and Simply Knitting. International buyers, please contact us first before buying to obtain the correct postage.
As always, our stocks of these products are limited and we expect these ones to sell fast!
Best Wishes
Emma 🙂


October Limited Edition Stitch Markers

Shop, shop, shop! Limited Edition Stitch Markers now available!
The new beads are here and I’ve been busy designing some new stitch markers which I’m really excited about! Having spent last weekend moving from one craft event to another including the Welsh Bead Fair and Creative Stitches show in Cardiff, I’ve managed to unearth some amazing beads and incorporate them into marker designs that are now available on the website. They are extremely limited in quantity and so this will be on a first come, first served basis. Good Luck!
Princess Penguin Squiggle Bookmark
Pretty Fish Markers
Princess Penguin Markers
Global Foiled Markers
Russian Doll Gift Set
Atomic Knitting is also featured in this month’s issue of Let’s Knit with our Doll Face tape measures and Russian Doll sets (which are now back in stock in lots of colours)
Postal Delays

Please be assured that orders are being dispatched within 48 hours into the Royal Mail Postal Service and from there on we are not able to ensure delivery times due to industrial action. Some areas are worse affected than others with delays of up to 5 days. All orders are posted with proof of postage.

Check back regularly for new additions, or to be the first to know follow us on Twitter. We also have a facebook group where you can become a fan and hear about our news. Just search for Atomic Knitting on facebook.

Best Wishes




New Designs!

More additions to the Atomic Knitting Spiritual Collection, now includes Turquoise stitch markers and crochet markers

also dyed jade square crochet markers 

flower shaped jade crochet markers

All these markers are in limited supply with only a few sets of each type available.



Nicsknots Drawstring bags now available at Atomic Knitting!

We are very excited to announce that the lovely drawstring bags that are handmade by Nicsknots are now available to purchase from Atomic Knitting.

All Nicsknots sock project bags are handmade in the UK using a variety of funky printed fabric and fully lined with recycled cream material. With its drawstring, just pop your knitting in here and off you go.
Also ideal for knitting groups where you don’t want your yarn rolling around on the floor but it keeps falling off your knee; pop the yarn in here and the problem is solved
With a circular base, this bag stands flat rather than some bags which have no proper ‘base’ and is loads bigger than most sock knitting bags. It’s positively massive inside. The bags measures 15cm across the base and 17cm tall. (5.5 x 6.5 inches)
We’ve selected some amazing bags such as the Russian doll print bag £10, which can be further accessorised with the Russian doll stitch markers which are now available in selected colours in sets of 3 from £4.95. 
We also love the funky cat print on this bag – a must for any cat loving knitter £10.
And of course our collection would not be complete without a cupcake bag £10. Launching today in celebration of the end of National Cupcake Week….yes really!

Perfect for gift giving – simply team up with some stitch markers, yarn, needles or crochet hooks.

Buy today at Atomic Knitting



Starlight Beads Website Update

The website for Starlight Beads has had a bit of a freshen up and we’ve moved the navigator bar from the right hand side of the site to the top each page. This way it’s easily at hand and it should make life easier when hunting down the beads and pendants. Why not stop by and have a look?

There are some new pandora troll beads available here
August Clearance Sale!
Beads & Beyond Magazine – all back copies must be sold
Was £3.95 now just £1.95 …save £2 on the cover price! Buy while stocks last!
Fashion Colours For Autumn 2009
With contrasts of the warmer pastel tones with the more subdued tones these Autumn/Winter 09 colours reflect both the mood of the economic climate and the optimism of what is to come. With the key trends this season being over the knee boots, capes and cloaks, military style jackets, along with ripped denim, ripped stocking and tights and see through clothing, there’s plenty of scope to design your own piece of jewellery to match these trends and colours.
American Beauty
Purple Heart
Honey Yellow
Burnt Sienna
Rapture Rose
Warm Olive
Majolica Blue
Creme Brulee*
Visit us today and see what you can create!
* Courtesy of Pantone


Back from FibreFest!

We had an amazing time at FibreFest 2009 last weekend and met a lot of fellow Ravelry folk, friends and Twitterers! Our new collection was given centre stage on the stand and we’ll be launching it at the end of this week on the website. We’ve now unpacked all the markers and restocked the website with a few new goodies, including

  • Brittany Birch Needles, Crochet Hooks, DPNs, Cable Needles from £3.15 – £5.75
  • Flexible Afghan/Tunisian Hooks £3.00
  • Polymer Clay Buttons from 40p to £3.00

Atomic Knitting has been featured in four knitting magazines in the past month including The Knitter, Simply Knitting, Knit Today and Let’s Knit. Our collections are selling fast and there will be a new collection launched in early September. Here’s a preview of a few of the features in the magazines:

As featured in ‘The Knitter Magazine’ September 09

On your marks
‘Atomic Knitting’s new stitch marker range includes stylish beaded sets that are just the thing to adorn your latest project. Alongside whimsical options like the folksy Russian doll and cupcake designs that are handmade from polymer clay, this elegant ‘copper and agate II’ set will be a smart addition to your pins. Prices start at £2.50, and this set is £5.00; http://www.atomicknitting.co.uk./

Evil Eye Stitch Markers as featured in the September 09 issue of Let’s Knit magazine – Rock the Casbah!

£5 per set – as featured in our Summer 09 stitch marker collections – more colours available. Shown here on non split rings!

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2009

Pandora Beads & Spectacle Holders Back in Stock!

New at Starlight Beads….pandora beads
Starlight Beads – Back in stock today are our spectacle holders in clear/silver and black/gold – available in packs of 4 or 10.And just arrived – purple lariat mobile phone cords!

Cupcake Stitch Markers

Candy & Cupcake Stitch Markers – available today from our Stitch Marker Collections

Our Cupcake Stitch Markers have been featured in the August 2009 issue of Simply Knitting magazine, and we’ve expanded our collection to include candy allsorts markers and strawberry cake with icing markers! All very cute, guaranteed calorie free and naturally, not edible as they are made from polymer clay 😉

Thank You Simply Knitting!

Come and meet us…
Our next event will be Fibrefest 2009 on the weekend of 22nd & 23rd August 2009 at Coldharbour Mill, Working Wool Museum, Uffculme, Devon (click here to view a google map).

The Mill, currently open to the public http://www.coldharbourmill.org.uk/ , will play host to the event and will be open for tours as well as Steam Up, a unique experience where the original steam engines are fired up. The mill is a unique 200 year old processing and worsted mill and is utilising its recently restored water wheel to once again process and spin yarn for fibre producing farms, see http://www.fibreharvest.co.uk/

http://www.fibrefest.co.uk/ for more information

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009

Sparkly Cat Collars featured in Your Cat magazine July 2009

Bohobeads Boutique – our sparkly cat collars have been featured in Your Cat magazine under ‘Bling up your cat’! We’ve had considerable interest in them and there are still some collars available at http://www.bohobeadsboutique.com

Bohobeads Boutique Cat Collars, labelled 4, 5 and 6 above

SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2009

Pink Tape Measures Back in Stock!

Back in stock today…
Pink Tape Measure £2 also Green and Yellow just arrived!

Circular Needles from £3.25

Aluminium Crochet Hooks & Sets £10

Stitch Holder Sets £3.99

Afghan/Tunisian Hooks Sets £8.99

Stock is limited on all these items!

Keep In Touch
Why not find us on Ravelry and add us to your friends
? We have been following the Cookie’s Sock Knit Along on Ravelry on the Makin’ Cookies Forum….why not get involved and you could win some amazing prizes from the generous sponsors that are supporting the KAL!

SUNDAY, MAY 03, 2009

Starlight Beads Update

May Clearance Sale!
Beads & Beyond Magazine – all back copies must be sold
Was £3.95 now just £1.95 …save £2 on the cover price! Buy while stocks last!
Fashion Colours For Summer 2009
Include powdery pastels of pink and lilac with inky blue…check out the foil heart pendant colours we have in
Calm yourself with pebble greys, sky blues, and citrus lemon and lime … see out foil heart beads to make bracelets and necklaces, teaming them with co ordinating tigertail
Deep Pink
Dusky Pink
Sky Blue
Citrus Orange
Citrus Lime
Visit us today and see what you can create!

Wonderwool Wales 2009

What’s New At Atomic Knitting?
Designer Doll face & Owl felt tape measures (£4.99)
Artesano Patterns (£2.45)
Artesano Alpaca Yarn (£3.95)
Brittany Birch Needles & Crochet hooks (£4.50)
Let’s Knit Magazine back issues (£3.00)!
Stock is limited on all these items!
Last weekend saw Atomic Knitting at Wonder Wool Wales in Builth Wells. We had a fabulous time and met some amazing people and made some new friends too! Here’s a picture of the stall and all the goodies on it! The stall took over 5 hours to set up and unpack everything, which I really wasn’t expecting, but I think it’s worth it. Many Thanks to Becky at Purple Sparkle Crafts for supplying the most amazingly scented cupcake candles that drew a lot of attention from the crowds! More of Becky’s scrumptious candles and melts can be found here
We spent the weekend camping in the field behind the showground, which was not bad actually, as the weather was mild and the rain held off. We ended up at the Little Chef for tea on the saturday night as we couldn’t find a pub that we thought we could get into dressed as we were! I can highly recommend the fish and chip shop in the centre of Builth – was the only take out eatery open at 9pm when we had finished setting up.

Atomic Knitting at WonderWool Wales 2009 – missed it? Want more? Shop online instead!

MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

Taking Stock

It’s been a busy few weeks with the end of the accounting year, which means the dreaded annual stock take that can take from a few hours to a few days. As each year goes by the number of beads to count gets higher! Anyway, I think I’m done now, so that’s out of the way for another year.

Also been spending a fair bit of time getting organised for the Wonderwool 09 event in Builth Wells at the end of the month. The stall structure is now in place, as is the lighting and now it’s just making sure I have enough stock to take. The stall will be a mix of loose beads and pendants, jewellery, wool, needles, stitch markers and accessories – so quite a few things to sort out!


Beads & Beyond Magazine

Beads & Beyond Magazine
….is now available to pre-order ahead of it’s on sale date of 12th March at Starlight Beads! And for all our customers, we have reduced the price of this issue to just £3.50!Includes PMC techniques, beaded bracelets & necklaces and lampwork glass beads.
Plus all 2008 back copies have been reduced to just £2.99
Why not grab a bargain back copy and start beading today?!

Visit today http://www.starlightbeads.co.uk/

FRIDAY, MARCH 06, 2009

New Beads & Pendants Added Today!


This week we have re stocked the 20mm foil heart beads, troll/pandora beads plus added two new ready made necklace cords in navy and green. We also have some stunning heart, oval and rectangle dichroic pendants in limited colours.

The first video was uploaded this month for Starlight Beads Jewellery Techniques , with more to follow over the next few days, weeks and months. With it’s own channel we can bring you the latest jewellery design tips and tricks! More coming soon….subscribe today.

Follow Starlight Beads on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/starlightbeads


Atomic Knitting Website Update

We’ve changed our site layout a little – all the products are still available, just easier to find 🙂

And a date for your diary
Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th April is Wonderwool 2009
The premier Wool & Fibre Festival in Wales. We’ll be there from 10am – 5.30pm Saturday and 10am -4.30pm Sunday. Admission £6 (includes entry to Mid Wales Mouthful).
Attractions include, over 100 trade stands for fibre, yarn, equipment & books, wool workshops, individually designed & handmade products, demonstrations, fleece, fibre and natural dyes.
Hope to see you there!


New this month…

Just Arrived At Atomic Knitting!

Afghan Hooks, Stitch Holders, Scissors, Crochet Hooks, Silk Knitting Needle Cases, Point Protectors, Tape Measures, Row counters, Cable Stitch Needles, DPN and circular needles!

Beads & Beyond Magazine RRP £3.95…Atomic Knitting Back Copy Price just £2.95

Knitting hampers, fabric gift bags and sets – choose your own bag and fill it with goodies from the website (great personal gifts), amazing cupcake candles, wax melts and bath melts!

Don’t forget, we’ll be at WonderWool 2009 in Builth Wells, Wales on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th & 26th


YouTube Channel For Starlight Beads!

The first video was uploaded today for Starlight Beads Jewellery Techniques, with more to follow over the next days, weeks and months. With it’s own channel we can bring you the latest jewellery design tips and tricks! More coming soon….subscribe today


It’s All Gone A Bit Cupcake!

OK well I think it’s now verging on an obsession…cake….well cupcakes to be exact. I’ve always loved making them, and sometimes they get iced if they are around long enough before I eat them.

Over the summer I had Becky’s Purple Sparkle Crafts cupcakes in stock, which were just amazing – the bead studio always had a lovely aroma and these proved popular with the customers too!
So it was no surprise that one of my Chistmas presents this year was this gorgeous Radley bag with cupcakes on! How fabulous!

And then of course I happen across these tea towels whilst out shopping yesterday, which I have of course dedicated to my pink themed utility room. 

Cupcakes everywhere! I wish!


February 09 Collection Launched

New this week…cute sheep stitch markers! Baaa! Part of our February 09 collection – limited edition set.

Stitch Marker Bookmark Gifts
Also our fashion range of stitch markers, crochet markers & row counters at incredible prices!
Plus some of the Bohobeads jewellery on offer, with earrings and necklaces. More coming soon.

Snowflake Obsidian Stitch Markers…inspired by the seasonal weather! 


Beads & Beyond Magazine – March issue…

….is now on sale at Starlight Beads! And for all our customers, we have reduced the price of this issue to just £3.75!
Plus all 2008 back copies have been reduced to just £1.99……yes £1.99……so hurry as this sale must end on 14th February!


Snow Days

What a weird week! Snow, Ice, uncertainty on travel conditions including both Severn bridges being shut, and still getting over a nasty chest infection. Normality and routine are nowhere in sight!

The chooks woke up to this, and refused to step outside for any food, which just resulted in me feeling extremely sorry for them and making them porridge in their eglu or should that be igloo!

I had been following the snow events on Twitter, which was fascinating to see the use of the #uksnow tag and the amazing Ben Marsh who created a real time map of where it was snowing – brilliant – I love Twitter!


She’s Back!

After some considerable work, here she is!
Still much more to do though!

Argh! Beads Everywhere!

This is Pheobes, otherwise known as Trouble with a capital T.
Looking particularly mischiveous here after getting into the bead studio and wreaking havoc with the seed beads which are now all over the floor…hundreds of them!!!


Egg & Soldiers 🙂

This is the best comfort food 🙂 and even better in a camper van egg cup! The eggs are from our own chickens too.


January – New Beads & Pendants

New Beads & Pendants

Goldsand Teardrop Pendants

Bell Flower Beads

Leaf Pendants


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