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The Crafts Beautiful, Let’s Make Cards! and Let’s Get Crafting! 2009 Awards

The fifth year of the Crafts Beautiful, Let’s Make Cards! and Let’s Get Crafting! 2009 Craft Awards were the most exciting yet…

 The Craft Awards have become a true mark of quality, voted for by a group of discerning consumers who really care about their creative hobby. What began as a discussion on how we could create an opportunity for those within the industry to have their efforts recognised while giving a voice to our valued readership – has now turned into one of the most eagerly-anticipated events of the crafty calendar year. The votes have now been counted and we have the results that show what our readership believe are the best products, designers, tools, materials, services and stores across the crafting world.

“A Craft Awards is now an established measure of distinction. Recipients of these accolades have a real sense of success as each category is nominated and voted for by their consumers. It’s a wonderful opportunity for wholesalers, retailers and designers to receive feedback from crafters – which makes these Awards a pleasure to accept” says Sarah Crosland, Crafts Beautiful Editor.

The Award categories are reviewed and refreshed each year, this year with the introduction of two new categories - Best Painting Range and Best Character Range which have already proved very popular with the voters.

“It has been wonderful to see so many nominees getting excited about the Awards again this year” says Liz Tuthill, Craft Awards Organiser. “We’re delighted to provide a bridge between customer and retailer. It’s a really valued avenue for communication.”

To see last year’s winners, please visit our website, the 2009 winners will be added shortly:


Beads Direct's success

Beads Direct are delighted to have won runner up for the 'Best Bead Range' award for the second year running. With big name bead manufacturer Swarovski taking the first prize, we're glad to be in such good company for the best beading prize in the business!

Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote for us, we really appreciate your votes and we couldn't have done it without you! As always, we are constantly adding to our bead range to make sure it stays your favourite!