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Chinese Crystals

One of the largest suppliers in the UK with a huge selection of Chinese made premium quality crystal beads.

Swarovski Crystals

A combination of a secret chemical formula and the highest degree of precision cuts produces the world-renowned Swarovski crystals, the benchmark to which all others are compared to.

Lampwork & Foil Glass Beads

large range of gorgeous, yummy Lampwork and Foil Glass Beads.

Preciosa Czech Fire Polished Beads

Preciosa Czech Fire Polished beads are high-quality glass beads, machine faceted and heated at extremely high temperatures so that the edges are smoothed to a uniform, beautiful and glossy finish.

Preciosa Crystals

Preciosa Crystal is a world leading producer of cut Bohemian crystal, specializing in the production of machine cut chatons, beads, stones and other fashion jewelry components of top quality and in a broad variety of shapes, colors and sizes.

Kits & Patterns

Jewellery-making kits and beading patterns for all levels, beginner to advanced. All our patterns come with easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions, making it easy to create a stunning new centrepiece for yourself!

Miyuki Seed Beads

MIYUKI glass Seed beads are considered a "world standard" for their high quality, brilliance, and uniform shape of beads. They are highly sought after by fashion designers, artists and bead fans alike.

Our retail unit will be open for public visits from 12th April! Please contact us in advance to provide a general timeframe and wear a facemask whilst in the shop. We look forward to seeing you all again!


Featured Products

Project Kit - 3008 Christmas Wreath (Red & Green)

Project Kit 3012
Christmas Bauble 004

6328 Swarovski Top Drilled Bicone 8mm - Amethyst

Lampwork & Foil Glass Beads - Red 28mm Heart with Rose

Project Kit - 3010 Beaded Snowflake Kit (Make 2) - (Silver/White)

Project kit - 2009 Old Town Square Necklace (Aztec Gold)

Project Kit - 1014 Festive Zigzag Bracelet

Project Kit 4007 (Make 2 pairs) (Emerald)

Featured Reviews
Swarovski 4mms jonquil
Thursday, 17 June 2021  |  Pauline

I absolutely love this product the colour is so delicate and beautiful went well with white rice pearls that I bought from you previously

5x7mm Oval Jump Rings Champagne Gold Finished
Wednesday, 16 June 2021  |  Doris

Beautiful coloured jump rings exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

Charm owl
Thursday, 10 June 2021  |  Ann

Arived quickly with other items I bought. Very pleased

Wednesday, 9 June 2021  |  Beverly

I bought several packets of seed beads and some short beading needles. I am delighted with them all. The beads are beautiful and vibrant. Despatch and delivery was really quick. I will definitely order from here again.

lobster clasp-g-1007 (pkt of 20)
Tuesday, 8 June 2021  |  Doris

These lobster clasps are very good quality and went perfect with the Bezel-Chain I used them on.

Chain-Bezel Crystal-Rhodium plated-Multi Coloured (50cm)
Tuesday, 8 June 2021  |  Doris

Wonderful Bezel Chain. I love working with it. Will be coming back for more.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021  |  Wendy

Thank you to everyone at Southampton Beads, your products are amazing and your customer service is excellent. I have bought from you for some time and will always be buying your amazing products and also your complimentary presents are so lovely and thoughtful.

Thursday, 27 May 2021  |  Diane

Good delivery time, product very good. Very pleased with whole experience. Will use this shop again

Very pleased with beads
Monday, 24 May 2021  |  J

Good quality. Thank you

Wonderful colour
Thursday, 20 May 2021  |  Anna

I am new to beading and have been looking at a lot of different beads. These beads give you a wonderful gold and also rose colour so are very versatile for using with a lot of different colour schemes. As well as that they give a lovely sheen to your work.

Full , accurate description.
Tuesday, 18 May 2021  |  Anne

Easy to use website, with an excellent quick service. Will certainly order again.

Super Duo - Pastel Pink
Friday, 14 May 2021  |  Alison

Have ordered from you lots of times and have always been pleased with the service which is excellent. These are a lovely colour and just right for a new project.

Beading Mat
Tuesday, 11 May 2021  |  June

Excellent product, nice size and price. Customer service excellent and fast delivery. A+++

Miyuki seed beadsthe website is
Thursday, 6 May 2021  |  Margaret

The website is easy to use and the service has always been excellent. The product's uniformity is especially important when bead loom weaving.

Rhinestone ear studs
Thursday, 6 May 2021  |  M

The butterfly back is a little tight to fit the bar A bigger butterfly would also be very good. Having said that they were very good value for money. The service you provide is excellent always prompt and reliable. Thank you

Nice item
Thursday, 6 May 2021  |  Carolyn

Really nice colour good price

Thursday, 6 May 2021  |  Rene

My 1st time using beads... they 100% hit the mark. Really pleased that the hole for threading was slightly bigger as I was working with rope

First Class Service
Monday, 3 May 2021  |  Shirley

Such a helpful store, brilliant service

Good company
Monday, 3 May 2021  |  Carolyn

Ordered twice in one week delivery was amazing could not have been faster items were all good these are a very pretty colour as were all the other beads highly recommend for service and prices

Gold leaves
Monday, 3 May 2021  |  Hazel

Lovely product. Excellent service

beautiful rivoli beads
Friday, 30 April 2021  |  Linda

so sparkly, so bright. Will make a beautiful pendant to go with my earrings

Fantastic Service
Monday, 26 April 2021  |  Jane

Always top quality beads; always friendly advice and always excellent fast delivery. Its a pleasure to shop here and I cant wait to see Southampton Beads back at bead and craft fairs.

Love the colour
Friday, 23 April 2021  |  Sally

I am making beaded boxes and the colour is perfect for what I need

Friday, 23 April 2021  |  Ala

Very happy with the purchase! Excellent value for money and quality! Fast delivery. This is very encouraging.

Swarovski Crystal Pearls 6mm - Night Blue
Thursday, 22 April 2021  |  S

These are just what I needed and will be getting some more.

Glass Pearl beads
Wednesday, 14 April 2021  |  Helen

Exact colour I was looking for.

Good quality
Tuesday, 13 April 2021  |  Sarah

These are very sparkly and are high quality so look more expensive than they are. They will go with pretty much any colour.

Saturday, 10 April 2021  |  Rita

unable to thread with Fireline 8lb without squashing the thread in pliers

Swarovski emerald bicones
Thursday, 1 April 2021  |  Pauline

Exactly what I wanted great quality and colour and always great service thank you

First Class Service
Monday, 29 March 2021  |  Shirley

Brilliant help and service from this company and the beads I bought were exactly what I wanted. This is the best bead company that I have found.

S hooks
Thursday, 25 March 2021  |  Pauline

These S hooks are great for people with dexterity problems so easy to do up especially if they are unable to use magnetic clasps because of heart rhythm implants

Great beads
Tuesday, 23 March 2021  |  Lorraine

Value for money

So cute
Friday, 19 March 2021  |  Kathleen

I so love this dolls heads they are so cute and make such a difference to certain things I make would buy again.

Friday, 19 March 2021  |  Kathleen

These are just what I needed to complete a project they are lovely a sparkly, only wish they could be slightly bigger

Everything I have bought
Monday, 15 March 2021  |  Pauline

Everything I have bought from your bead shop exceeds my expectations I will always buy from you! sevice is great and staff are so helpful and stock is amazing thank you.

Miyuki seed beads
Monday, 15 March 2021  |  Terri

I've just started a new beading technique called PWAT and needed to increase my seed bead stash. I ordered multiple colours for my project. They arrived a few days after I placed my order, well packaged and lovely colours. A very speedy service, thank you.

Friday, 12 March 2021  |  Valerie

Gorgeous stones, great value and fast service

Season sky top drilled bicones
Friday, 12 March 2021  |  Pauline

Not exactly what I wanted but ideal for a set of jewelry for my sisters special berthday

Snow flake kit and caps
Friday, 12 March 2021  |  Peter

Good service, just what I wanted

Wednesday, 10 March 2021  |  Carol

Southampton bead shop is the best shop for beads - forget other shops as this one ALWAYS delivers within 24 to 48 hours of ordering. The quality of the beads and findings are amazing and such a selection of sizes and colours in all departments. I do not hesitate to recommend this shop unreservedly.

Sparkly cubes
Sunday, 7 March 2021  |  Rachael

Bright strong red sparkly cubes with a hint of orange

Lovely crystals
Friday, 5 March 2021  |  Valerie

Thank you for these lovely crystals. I am an avid bead weaver and appreciate good quality beads, which I know you will appreciate. I have used your shop in the past and have always been pleased with the excellent service. I highly recommend.

Really good beads
Friday, 5 March 2021  |  Charlotte

Great beads and exactly what I wanted

Nice, very nice
Wednesday, 3 March 2021  |  Wendy

Lovely crystal beads and just what I wanted.

Excellent value for money
Wednesday, 3 March 2021  |  Vivienne

Lovely little spacers, brilliant for use with sewn cards

Monday, 1 March 2021  |  Tracy

Such a pretty little bear. Such a low price. Absolute bargain thank you .

Monday, 1 March 2021  |  Sharon

Beautiful beads and, as always, excellent service.

Beautiful product
Wednesday, 24 February 2021  |  Janice

Excellent product, beautiful colour, prompt delivery

Excellent Service
Wednesday, 17 February 2021  |  Tracy

Been looking for these slider bracelet blanks for while and Im looking forward to using them. I placed my order and was emailed to say they and the other items were on their way and they arrived safe and sound the following morning. So pleased by customer care I received