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Stonehaven, North East Scotland, United Kingdom
Shoogly Beads is a husband and wife design team based beside the sea in Stonehaven on the lovely Northeast coast of Scotland. Mike is responsible for the gorgeous polymer clay beads and Pat is responsible for the jewellery design. The 'Shoogly' part of our name comes from a good Scots word meaning shaky, wobbly, swinging......just what beads and charms should do when you hang them off things.......a charm bracelet should be very shoogly as should dangly earrings! We also make and sell exclusive beads, pendants, charms, buttons and other bits and pieces in polymer clay. These can be used for your own creations! Pat has also re-discovered her love of painting and other crafts and some of these have been added to our shops. Currently we are selling our contemporary jewellery, polymer clay, art work and knitting via Folksy and Etsy

Saturday, 22 January 2011


I know it isn't even finished yet but January 2011 is panning out to be the worst January I can remember!! Initially I thought this was because Mike and I have been ill for most of the month but it's more than that. This has been the dullest and wettest of Januarys following on from a very bright and snowy December. We usually have dull, dark Decembers but at least there's the brightness, albeit artificial, of Christmas and New Year at the end of it. Well without anything in particular to look forward to at the end of January there's nothing else for it but to pick ourselves up, shake ourselves down and just get on with it!!
Firstly I decided our Blog looked dull, amazing when I thought it looked great a few months ago! Anyway I've changed it although it's now a work in progress. I need to work on the text colours. The background is one of my own photographs of our favourite view across Stonehaven Bay to the harbour and Doonie Point.
There have of course been plusses..we have both been creative between the bouts of sneezing, coughing and groaning. Our Folksy Shop is up and running and we're enjoying building up relationships and becoming active members of the Folksy community.
Sadly, although we still have a presence on Misi we are gradually closing down our shop. There has been a bit of a turnaround with Misi recently and it looks as if things might improve which is lovely for the people who want to remain there. Mike and I think this has happened too late for us as we can only effectively run and promote one shop and Folksy has won hands down. We've met some great people on the Misi forum and happily won't lose contact because we have so many other links now!
Oh..and I also have a new widget, top right, thanks to Paul Bailey who found it before me!!!


  1. My birthday is at the end of January, which should give me something to look forward to. However January is generally so rubbish weather wise it's hard to stay positive!

  2. Hi both, have just got into the world of blogging and found yours via the Folksy forums! Fabulous blog - especially love your background pic - a view I'm very familiary with as my family live a little bit North of you near Fraserburgh! Hope February is a better month for you. Best wishes, Helen. Ivy Dean Designs.