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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.

Christmas Store

Our home for all things Christmas. Find everything you need for some lovely Christmas gift ideas over the festive period, whether it's for friends and family or a little self-indulgence!


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.

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!

Sterling Silver

High quality, hallmarked 925 Sterling Silver clasps and findings, all at great prices! A hypoallergenic metal, Sterling Silver jewellery components are a great choice for more sensitive skin types.

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.

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
Rich colour
Thursday, 14 October 2021  |  Elizabeth

Gorgeous, rich, deep aqua.
Love this metallic ice finish. Preciosa fp very good quality. As always with SBS excellent service.

3mm crystals
Thursday, 14 October 2021  |  Pauline

If I want crystals my first thought is Southampton Beads! Good choice and great on delivery times.

Great service
Thursday, 14 October 2021  |  Christine

Great service as always. Excellent product as always, thank you xxx

8mm Rhinestone Rondelle-Rose (pkt of 20)
Tuesday, 12 October 2021  |  R

As described. Lovely. I will be ordering more of these & the aqua.

Christmas Tree earrings
Monday, 11 October 2021  |  Lynda

Great product, good price, great service as always

Monday, 11 October 2021  |  Lyn

Beautiful rainbow bugle gorgeous

Saturday, 9 October 2021  |  Betty

My. Swarovski crystals are beautiful and the price was very good. Dekivery was pretty quick. Overall i am delighted with the product and the service. 😀

Small but beautiful
Tuesday, 5 October 2021  |  Janet

Perfect size crystals to add a sparkle highlight to dainty hand beaded pieces of jewellery

Lovely colour
Monday, 4 October 2021  |  Amanda

Bought to make Christmas decs with, look lovely with green.

Fantastic needle
Monday, 4 October 2021  |  Lynda

This was shown to me by a very nice staff member at the Festival of Quilts and it has changed my beading experience. Order arrived very quickly as is normal with very efficient company.

Monday, 4 October 2021  |  Carol

I am awarding you for outstanding value Quality and service that I have received when I have been buying beads and other jewellery making items so I have given you a 5 through the board

Seed Beads
Friday, 1 October 2021  |  Karen

Excellent quality and superb service from Southampton Bead Shop. I have no hesitation in recommending them

Products and sevice
Thursday, 30 September 2021  |  Pauline

Super duo's and Myuki seed beads are excellent for what I need for making my bracelet. Thank You your service and advice is brilliant and I always shop with you wouldn't shop anywhere else thank you again

Miyuki Delica - DB160 Opaque Yellow AB
Monday, 27 September 2021  |  Marie

I've ordered a lot from The Southampton Bead Shop and find it to have a great, prompt service and good quality products with competitive prices also. Thank you.

Monday, 27 September 2021  |  Adebimpe

Thank you always for your quality products and quick delivery always. I am always happy to buy from you.

purchase of beads, etc.
Saturday, 25 September 2021  |  Lynda

very pleased with goods and quick service.

Service and reliablity
Thursday, 23 September 2021  |  Diana

I have been using you for my beading needs for several years, I used to buy at the various craft shows and bead fairs but over the past year I have had to order on line. The service has been prompt and the beads top notch. Thank you for enabling me to continue beading and making my Christmas presents for friends and family.

Wednesday, 22 September 2021  |  Pamela

Really good pliers at a great price, delivered very quickly. I am pleased to have found such a good supplier!

Super Duo -Crystal Violet Rainbow
Monday, 20 September 2021  |  Maureen

Thank you for my order which I received the next day , The colours of the Super Duo are lovely .

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.