About us

Charitable aims

Our passion for creating jewellery started out as, and remains, a hobby. With Bead Orchard, our aim is to raise money to enable us to make regular donations to Addenbrookes Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

About the makers

We are a mother-and-daughter team and both have a love of beautiful things. We have individual style preferences and never make 2 identical pieces, though some popular designs differ only in colour and/or type of beads used.

Janet Thomason

I'm a grandmother who has been involved in fashion retail, design and creativity for most of my life, in one form or another. Now I enjoy the more relaxed creativity of bead weaving, bead stringing and wirework.

Tracey Horne

I live in Bedfordshire with my husband, children and Max the dog and enjoy the therapeutic nature of creating with beads and wire.