Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organise and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Bead Magazine - The UK’s favourite magazine for beadwork, wirework, lampwork and mixed media by Ashdown Broadcasting, get iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Bead Magazine - The UK’s favourite magazine for beadwork, wirework, lampwork and mixed media

By Ashdown Broadcasting

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.


We love beading! If you love beading too then Bead is the magazine for you! Created by bead lovers, for bead lovers each issue of Bead is packed full of beautiful beadwork, wirework and stringing projects. Plus stylish and quality lampwork, metal clay, and polymer clay designs, and much more!


Paid for app downloads include one issue of the user's choice. Free app downloads do not include a free issue unless otherwise stated. The current issue, back issues and future issues can be purchased within the app.

Subscriptions are also available within the application. When a recurring subscription is purchased the latest issue will become available to download immediately.

Available subscriptions are:

12 months: £20.99/ US$29.99 (8 Issues)
3 Back Issues: £9.99/ US$13.99

-The subscription will renew automatically unless cancelled more than 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for the product.
-You may turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions through your Account Settings, however you are not able to cancel the current subscription during its active period.
-Payment will charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when a subscription to that publication is purchased.
Bundles of single issues can be also be bought within the application. To use purchased credits, simply click on the issue price and select ‘use credit’. This allows you to purchase back issues at reduced prices.

Users can register for/ login to a pocketmags account in-app. This will protect their issues in the case of a lost device and allow browsing of purchases on multiple platforms. Existing pocketmags users can retrieve their purchases by logging into their account.

We recommend loading the app for the first time in a wi-fi area so that all issue data is retrieved.
If your app will not load past the splash page after a first install or an update please click the settings cog, then click Settings then Refresh app data. If this also fails to work please delete and reinstall the app from the App Store

Help and frequently asked questions be accessed in-app and on pocketmags.
If you have any problems at all please do not hesitate to contact us:


You can find our privacy policy here:

You can find our terms and conditions here:

What's New in Version 4.9.26

Updating from 4.9:

- iPhone 5 optimization
- Memory fix on larger issue downloads
- Minor bug fixes and performance improvements

Updating from 4.2:

- Read whilst downloading (iPad 2, iPad Mini, New iPad, iPhone 4+)
- Faster browsing
- Performance and stability improvements
- Improved design, navigation and layout
- Intermittent lockup on App launch bug fix

V4.9 apps are the first launch of our biggest update yet, we hope you like it as much as we do. We always love to hear your feedback, so should you have any questions, views or ideas please contact us at


iPhone Screenshot 1
iPhone Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 1
iPad Screenshot 2
iPad Screenshot 3
iPad Screenshot 4
iPad Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews

Great mag on paper, useless app

Seems to require you to separately create an account with PocketMags, which is fine but does not warn you about this when purchasing an issue. My app hung when trying to download and I could only get back to its home screen by doing a hard reset.
After a couple of mails to support (who to be fair were very prompt in replying) I created an account, reinstalled the app and tried to download my issue. This caused the app to exit immediatelyand despite resets this is all it will do now. I will be uninstalling and seeking a refund on the issue price.

Bead Magazine - The UK’s favourite magazine for beadwork, wirework, lampwork and mixed media
View In iTunes
This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.9.26
  • Size: 7.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for the current version of this application.
All Versions:

Top In-App Purchases

  1. Bead Magazine Auto-Renewable Subscription£20.99
  2. bead magazine 45£4.49
  3. bead magazine 48£4.49
  4. bead magazine 54£4.49
  5. Bead Magazine 3 Back Issue Bundle£10.49
  6. bead magazine 52£4.49
  7. bead magazine 47£4.49
  8. bead magazine 49£4.49
  9. bead magazine 51£4.49
  10. bead magazine 53£4.49