Due to unforeseen circumstances, We are not open on Friday the 15th and Monday the 18th, orders over the weekend will be processed on Tuesday 19th. We will be closing for Christmas and New Year from 22nd December 2023 until 8th January 2023. During this time, the shop won't be open and any online orders are unlikely to be dispatched until after the shop re-opens on the 8th.

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Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday: 10am–4pm, Wednesday: Closed, Thursday, Friday: 10am–4pm, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

United Kingdom: For orders up to £39.99, delivery costs £2.00-£3.00 for 48hrs, £3.00-£3.50 for 24hrs. Orders over £40.00 have FREE delivery! For Bulky and Heavyweight Parcels, we may send with a 48hr service due to the high costs incurred.

European Customers: Please note that 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.

Selected Categories
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!

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.

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!

Freshwater Cultured Pearls

 Freshwater cultured pearls are well known for their pastel natural colours, unique overtones and wide variety of shapes and sizes.

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.

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.


Sparkle & colourful crystal pendants to make a quiet and strong statement.

Latest Reviews
Awesome Service
08 December 2023  |  Tina

I cannot thank the Southampton Bead Shop enough for helping me with my shopping and accommodating my request. Very quick and helpful service.

Thank you

Excellent product
04 December 2023  |  Lin

These are the best Iíve found and I make a lot of jewellery.

01 December 2023  |  Deirdre

This is the only beading thread I ever use. It's the very best in my opinion and the price is competitive. Very happy

30 November 2023  |  Lynda

Every order I receive is correct, well packaged and very quickly delivered. Beads are good quality.

Amazing web site and beads.
26 November 2023  |  Joyce

An amazing web site. The beads I ordered came really quick. Every bead was perfect just what I wanted. Will be buying again soon.

Great product
23 November 2023  |  Judith

Stunning product. Made up with it!

Excellent service
21 November 2023  |  D

Always get what I want from.southhampton bead shop. They never fail. Very quick and reliable

Excellent Service
13 November 2023  |  Trevor

As usual, a quick and efficient delivery of my much needed order.
The choice of beads and materials is huge and the service excellent.
A seller of choice, I have been using them for years

09 November 2023  |  Heather

This is a trusted company who I have shopped with on line and at events. The prices are fair and choice and quality excellent

09 November 2023  |  Diane

I'm a loyal customer of The Southampton Bead Shop. Always Excellent Service. Thank you, Diane

31 October 2023  |  K

Perfect bead, exactly the right bead for the right job. Excellent service as always

A perfect colour
30 October 2023  |  Jenny

A perfect colour for my Christmas projects. As always, excellent quality

Beautiful autumnal colours
26 October 2023  |  Carolyn

Beautiful autumnal colours, and a good price.

23 October 2023  |  Elaine

The items from this shop are just so beautiful

16 October 2023  |  Ray

Beautiful colour and perfect size. Great service from the company too. I will definitely recommend to friends and family.

16 October 2023  |  Helen

Excellent quality

DB1736 Sparkle beige lined dark topaz
13 October 2023  |  Rachel

Lovely colour and arrived super quick. Great price

Quality products
12 October 2023  |  Lynn

My go to shop on line and always a must visit at bead shows. Top quality products and excellent customer service.

12 October 2023  |  Lynn

These AB2x crystal beads are so sparkly, beautiful. I haven't used them yet but look forward to including them in a project. Superb quality and value.

ko ivory bead thread
12 October 2023  |  D

was recommended by fellow bead crafter as she found this item works really well and had no problems with it. I have yet to start using therefore rated 4 stars, but would recommend to other avid bead crafters

Fantastic Beads
29 September 2023  |  Janet

Southampton Bead company are always a pleasure to deal with and the quality of the goods they sell are first class. The staff are so nice
to deal with and the orders arrive promptly. Love the colours of my new purchases. Just hope you are coming to the craft show in Glasgow during October.

Quick Dispatch & Delivery
26 September 2023  |  Nicola

Very quick dispatch and delivery. A great ordering process that cannot be faulted. The quality of the leather is okay, but not the best. It's soft, but quite a bit of cracking in the leather, so not sure how durable it will be for necklaces. It's definitely better than other leather cord that I've tried from some other places though!

Glass pearl drop beads
25 September 2023  |  Kim

These beads are absolutely gorgeous
And look stunning on my finished piece
The only reason that I've given 4 stars is that two of them had poorer finish to the hole chipped which didn't actually matter in the piece I was making as the crystal butted right up to it and the tension was tight enough not to show
But I was slightly disappointed as all of the other beads purchased were perfect
I would definitely order all of the beads from my order again
The service from Southampton Bead company and quality of the beads is excellent .
It's the first time that I've ordered from them and I found that the quality and excellent value for money, was really amazing...
The order came within two days which was great

Crystal beads
21 September 2023  |  Geraldine

As always,the quality is excellent.
Also thanks for the prompt service

Quality seed beads and swift service, thanks.
19 September 2023  |  Valerie

Great to find a source of this colour seed beads. So pleased.

Delica beads
18 September 2023  |  Jill

I have recently bought more Miyuki delica beads from Southampton Beads.( my go to online shop) The beads are will packaged, arrive within a few days, I have found on occasions the staff to be very helpful. As I live in Scotland we only have a couple of bead shows a year and Southampton Beads are always there for us beaders, hope to see you there this October,

Good Quality beads
18 September 2023  |  Irena

Lovely quality beads, fast service. I buy from this company at the NEC at the fairs they do. Have just joined and I now have an account.
These beads will be used on a Halloween wedding dress, they look amazing as they catch the light. Perfect. Thank you.
It's great to have so much under one roof. They always have stuff I need. Thanks

14 September 2023  |  Georgina

A stunning bracelet. Easy to make. Great service.