UK Beaders

International Suppliers

Here you will find a wealth of suppliers all who ship to the UK both online, and by mail order. Wholesalers are also included.

Please read members reviews and recommendations remembering this is just an individual's experience.

Info on shipping prices, if the company offers wholesale and types of supplies will be added where possible.

Please remember all orders shipped into the UK may be subject to customs duty so this may affect the final cost of your purchases.
Recommendation: Apart from the usual (and unusual) stock of pressed Czech beads, Swarovski and silver, they have some really interesting beads, including beads from Lumina inspirations, Clay river designs and LillyPilly designs. Fast replies from customer service and my order was also quickly dispatched.
Review: Beautiful components for making decorative jewellery and bead art such as faces, charms, frames and more miscellaneous findings.
Supplier of Thai Karen hill tribe silver beads, pendants, charms and high content silver jewellery accessories. Free Registered International Airmail on orders over $99. $5 shipping on orders under $99.
Recommendation: I made an order on 24th and it arrived on the 30th. They are helpful and send you a FedEx shipping number so you can track your order. I will be getting a bill from FedEx with charges, but their costs are so low, even if I double them it would not be as much as I pay here in the UK. The beads are beautiful. eBay store:
Recommendation: Good prices for items harder to come by in the UK such as nylon pliers, and other tools. Also sells a great range of beads and findings etc. Customer service was good and the shipping time and cost was very reasonable.
Located in Florance, Italy, Beaded Lily offers a range of unusual beads, pendants and other supplies. They also sell handmade lampwork beads form their own studio.
If you love beaded beads visit Gwen and Florence's site where you can purchase kits and instructions, and try the free online instructions for their spinning top bead. (retail) and (wholesale -minimum $100)
A great selection of beads and accessories, also stocks pure allure crystal sliders and photo frame slider. Retail site, no minimum order, look out for special free shipping promotions.
Recommendation: Lots of patterns, all can be downloaded, so distance is no problem.
A wide range of bead patterns for brick stich, peyote, loom stitch and crystal and seed bead jewellery available to buy via thios site.

Recommendation: I used it to get vintage Swarovski rivolis and size 14 Toho triangles, but there's a variety of vintage and non vintage goodies there. Shipping and handling is calculated at cost.
Recommendation: A Belgian website that I just bought from as they had some stuff I couldn't get anywhere else (size 15/0 Japanese seed beads in 1g increments and swarovski rivoli cabs). Delivery was quick and really well packed!
Recommendation: I love all the charms at brightlings.
CompleteBeads specializes in Bali Beads, Sterling Silver Beads and beading supplies.
This American site is strictly wholesale only with a $250.00 minimum order. It has a great range of Czech beads and more.
Recommendation: Good prices for Swarovski. Free shipping on orders over $50.
Offers a limited selection of reasonably priced gemstone pendants � hearts, crosses, animals and arrowheads. Shipping to the UK is currently a flat fee of $4.50. (January 2006)
Possibly the best source of anodised and raw (uncoloured) aluminium components for jewellery and craft work.
A large selection of beads in many different materials, findings and much more.
This site offers a good selection of bracelet blanks and other blanks in various metals. Also offers a selection of lampwork beads and other supplies including Lacey's Stiff Stuff.
Recommendation: Excellent prices and good shipping times with reasonable postage the best price I have found for sterling crimp covers.
Review: Offers a huge range. Quality on semi precious stones isn't always fantastic especially on the cheaper buys but they will take things back if you aren't happy. Delivery can add up and you always get caught by customs as they use FEDEX so VAT and import duty mean that it isn't as cheap as you might think.
Recommendation: Apart from the usual (and more unusual) beads thay have also got some beading books in thai, japanese, russian etc. And I like their color ideas, inspiration and beading techniques pages. Very useful! The postage is based on the price, not weight, starting at $6 for orders less than $100. eBay store:
Recommendation: A great selection of Czech glass pressed shapes and plain glass beads. Good service and postage is very reasonable with Global Priority envelopes.
Stocks a wide range of handmade beads sourced from all around the world.

A wide range of bead patterns for brick stich, peyote, loom stitch and crystal and seed bead jewellery available to buy via thios site.

An auction site just for beads.
Supplies tools, kits, stamping tools and stamping supplies. Review: If you are interested in stamping designs in sterling silver to create unique pendants bracelets and more take a look at this site. eBay store:
Specialises in stocking a wide range of unusual metal sliders/2 hole beads as well as fold over magnetic clasps in a variety of metal colours. Currently offering free shipping on orders of over $50 (August 07).
This site has an absolutely fantastic selection of beads and componenbts. It is clar and easy to navigate wirh very reasonable postage costs and
free delivery on orders over 50 euros. Recommendation: Has the usual stock plus many kinds of swarovskis (including cabs), handcrafted glass cabs, Lacy's stiff stuff, filigrees, MOP buttons, lumbang/kukui, moroccan metal beads and bohemian chaton montees, among other things.
Recommendation: Wonderful selection, good delivery times, just make sure they don't put any sweets in the parcel!
Stockists of satin cord, rattail cord and, silk cord for Chinese knotting, Kumihimo, Macrame, etc. available in over 50 colours and 4 Sizes.
Reccomendation: Friendly service, fast delivery and easy to navigate site. Based in the Netherlands, Sayila has a great range beads, connectors, charms and pendants. Shipping (to the UK) is free for orders over 20
euros and only 2.50 euros for orders under. eBay store:
Sells beautiful Karen Hill tribe silver.
This site has an amazing collection of very unusual charms, pendants and beads from around the globe.
Sells Chainmaille supplies. Reccomendation, Sells professional DVDs that make learning chainmaille much easier. Delivery was quick and items well packaged.
Review: Stocks a huge range of unusual vintage beads, pendants and buttons to drool over!
Review: Sells unusual glass shapes that would look wonderful incorporated into jewellery designs.
Supplies a wide range of Swarovski crystal, some Murano glass and findings. International Global Priority shipping $10 (January 2006).
Recommendation: Excellent value on pearls and semi precious stones. Delivery can be a little unpredictable but it gets here in the end.
Offers a wide range of gemstone beads and pendants in lots of unusual shapes, and also stocks many other beads, pendants, clasps and other items too.
Review: Offers a fantastic selection of fun shaped lampwork beads including a menagerie of animals! Also has a nice selection of vessels, Bali silver, charms and more.
Review: They were quick with delivery but I did think their shipping was a little high. I would order from them again but only if I had a really big order.
Browse over 700 products in their online catalogue, or visit their store in Dublin.
Review: Some great beads and findings, especially the unusually shaped lobster clasps including alligators, cats, elephants and more! They also offer free shipping.
Review: They have seed beads (15/0 11/0 8/0 & 6/0) and glass rounds (4mm 6mm & 8mm) in a wider selection of colours than I have ever seen anywhere else!

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