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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.


Browse our extensive range of quality jewellery chains. Our jewellery chains come in different sizes and styles, including snake chain and curb chain. Our silver plated chains are all nickel free.

Czech Beads

High quality glass beads made in Czech Republic, they are used in luxury jewellery designs and decorative embroidery by artisan and bead fans.

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.

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.

Preciosa 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.

Semi Precious Stones & Long Chips

The list of so-called semi-precious gemstones used in jewellery is long and full of wonder.
All gems are precious, each holding unique beauty and character.

Latest Reviews
No problem
Tuesday, 14 September 2021  |  Carol

These are beautiful beads and I am very happy with them. Thank you.

Monday, 13 September 2021  |  Penny

I use these for beading chain necklaces and they are perfect when wearing multi necklaces. I only wish they were available in gold, silver and antique colours.

A very good product
Monday, 13 September 2021  |  Lesley

As yet I have not used these cutters but they were exact what I wanted.

Nice colour
Monday, 6 September 2021  |  Jo

very pretty to look at and perfect shape for intended use. I find Southampton Bead Company to be efficient and very polite in dealing with any issues.

my friend loved the pendant
Thursday, 2 September 2021  |  Jennie

i put the elephant pendant on a silver plated chain with a magnetic clasp [ so easy to put on] and she was ery pleased with it. very good quality and excellent service from the Southampton Bead Shop.

Very helpful in making choice
Tuesday, 31 August 2021  |  Frances

Excellent quality

excellent cut and shine
Monday, 30 August 2021  |  Nayana

The colour is so beautiful, just like the other brand, wont be able to tell the difference. Order was delivered within a few days.

Monday, 30 August 2021  |  Nayana

The beads have a beautiful shine and just right for my project. Shop was good as they sent it out very quickly. 5 Stars there too

Highly Delighted
Friday, 27 August 2021  |  Jim

Thank you I am more than happy with my purchase. We visited your exhibits at the Perth Bead fair and was impressed with the welcome and assistance given. Regards, Jim Petrie.

Friday, 27 August 2021  |  Geraldine

Excellent quality as always.So good Iíve reordered another batch of various colours and sizes.
Prompt service and helpful staff.

Highly Recommended
Friday, 27 August 2021  |  Caroline

Beautiful beads.
I have bought double of nearly all colours.
Cant wait to see if any more new colours or shades will be added.
Bought 6mm hope bigger sizes 8mm and 10mm.
Highly recommend Chinese Crystal .
Southampton Bead shop give Excellent Service.

Magnetic rhinestone clasp
Wednesday, 18 August 2021  |  Suzanne

Ingenious magnetic clasp that fits snugly into a magnetic socket to hold the fastening together

Making a difference
Tuesday, 17 August 2021  |  Sara

A lovely little chain which will really look good to finish off part beaded necklaces. It is fancy enough to look a little special but not too extravagant to detract from the main part of the necklace.

Making my Polaris Beads pop!
Tuesday, 17 August 2021  |  Sara

These are great little spacer beads which have such a shine. They aren't too big to take away from the beautiful sheen of Polaris beads but make the brighter colours really stand out.

First purchase
Monday, 9 August 2021  |  Juliet

A great service from Southampton Beads, an easy website, quick delivery, and a great selection of unusual beads.
Thankyou !

Monday, 2 August 2021  |  Janet

Lovely crystals, excellent service.

Swarovski bicones 3mm
Friday, 30 July 2021  |  Lyn

Ordering Swarovski before they go out of stock everywhere. They are beautiful.

Silver plated chain with filigree components
Friday, 30 July 2021  |  Lyn

Keeps its colour for years. So good I used the filigree components In another necklace. It worked so well.

Excellent service
Friday, 30 July 2021  |  Anne

Delighted to receive the beautiful Swarovski bicones the following day.

my order
Thursday, 29 July 2021  |  Jackie

I am very pleased with your products will use you again.
Just a little hickup on my order, on my pins you sent me a flat headed pin instead of it having a ring head, I am just giving a mention as they may be in the wrong box when picking. All my items are a 5 star rating and many thank for a quick delivery.

Muyuki delica beads
Thursday, 29 July 2021  |  Mavis


Miyuki Delicas
Thursday, 29 July 2021  |  Marie

I am very pleased with the product and love all of the colours I've bought. The service from The Southampton Bead Shop is prompt and of my orders so far, complete, unlike another company I've ordered from. Thank you for a good service!

Great quality
Thursday, 29 July 2021  |  Penny

These are so neat and really good for fine necklaces.

New Review
Thursday, 22 July 2021  |  Wendy

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. I have been buying your products for quite a while now and every order that I place arrives so quickly. All your products are such amazing quality and your customer service is exemplary. Thank you once again.

Happy with product
Monday, 19 July 2021  |  Mina

Very happy with product

Saturday, 17 July 2021  |  Edward

So nice. Perfect

My recent order
Thursday, 15 July 2021  |  Susan

I ordered a selection of different fastenings and other useful bits and pieces.
Everything arrived promptly and was exactly as requested.
Excellent products and excellent service!

The best
Thursday, 15 July 2021  |  Ann

These are my favourite clasps for necklaces, combining the ease of a magnetic attachment with the security of a more traditional clasp.