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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.

Stringing & Thread

We stock the best brands of Beading & Jewellery-making threads and cords from around the world, including Japanese K.O thread, Sono thread and the ever-popular Fireline. We also stock Copper wire, Tigertail wire, Stretchy Elastic and more!

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 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.

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.

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.

Lampwork & Foil Glass Beads

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

Our retail unit is now open to the public! If possible, please contact us in advance to provide a general timeframe and we continue to recommend wearing a facemask whilst in the shop. We look forward to seeing you all again!

Orders from outside the UK are not charged VAT directly. They may be subject to VAT payments and import duties and taxes when the goods reach the country (please check your country's customs for any tax exemption limits). It is a legal requirement that we declare the full value of the goods (excluding delivery charges) on all parcels to be delivered outside the UK. We have no control over these tax and duty charges and cannot predict what they will be. We are unable to reimburse any VAT or customs costs incurred.



New Saturday open days: 17th July,  21st August,  11th September,  23rd October,  13th November,  4th December 2021

Featured Products

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

6328 Swarovski Top Drilled Bicone 8mm - Amethyst

Project Kit - 3008 Christmas Wreath (Red & Green)

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

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

Project Kit 3012
Christmas Bauble 004

Project Kit - 1014 Festive Zigzag Bracelet

Project Kit 4007 (Make 2 pairs) (Emerald)

Featured Reviews
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.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021  |  D

I have been purchasing my beading supplies from Southampton Bead Shop for a number of years now and always been brilliant service & quality. Highly recommended.

Chinese 14mm rivoli
Monday, 12 July 2021  |  Liz

perfect thank you

Best beads.
Sunday, 11 July 2021  |  Marian

Myuki beads are perfect. No problems with colour or sizing. A pleasure to use.

Miyuki order
Tuesday, 6 July 2021  |  Sylvia

Thanks for the quick service. Nicely packaged and received in good time.

Great service
Monday, 28 June 2021  |  Teresa

I am very pleased with my Swarovskis, they are beautiful, and I love the colour. Naturally I compared the price with several other suppliers and I found The Southampton Bead Shop to be the best. And the service really impressed me, my beads were delivered the morning after I ordered. I honestly couldn't have asked for better.

Monday, 28 June 2021  |  A

As advertised, beautiful, perfect quality

All my orders
Monday, 28 June 2021  |  Annette

This company is one of the best company's 👌if they need to they ring you . And are always polite and courteous. They replace what they haven't got but not without asking first. My goto bead shop . Hopefully visiting in person soon .

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