Berkshire Beaders


A beading group based in Reading, Berkshire, who meet regularly once a month and for occasional workshops.

Local Bead Shops and Shops in London

Below is a list of some bead shops in or near Berkshire and in London that we use - but please note we cannot promote any suppliers or guarantee the level of service or quality.

Bead Base

Unit 7 The Beresford Centre, Wade Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 8FA

Nearest shop to Berkshire Beaders, there is a table in the shop where you can bead.

Southampton Bead Shop

Unit 7 Acorn Business Park, Empress Road, Southampton SO14 0JY

Beads (Chinese, Czech, Japanese Miyuki, Swarovski), findings, packaging and display, kits, patterns, kumihimo.

London Bead Company

339 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TJ

Opposite Kentish Town tube station, wide range of Swarovski (beads, pearls, pendants, flat-back stones), Delica and seed beads. Also haberdashery, thread, ribbon and books.

Bellore Rashbel

39 Greville Street, London, EC1N 8PJ

Wholesaler who also sell retail. Gemstone beads, precious metal, charms, findings, packaging. Good for sterling silver and filled gold findings, chain and stringing material, semi-precious beads but no seed beads.

Online Bead Shops

Below is a list of some online bead shops that we use - but please note we cannot promote any suppliers or guarantee the level of service or quality.

CJ Beaders

Shop in New Milton/New Forest. Czech and Japanese Miyuki beads, findings and tools.

Stitchncraft Beads

Swarovski, Japanese Miyuki beads, stringing material, findings, kits, kumihimo and courses.


Fantastic Czech beads in all kinds of colours and finishes, plus lots of Swarovski pendants and beads, findings and stringing materials. Excellent prices on glass and Swarovski.

Bead Stampede

A range of sizes and colours for Miyuki and Toho seed, cylinder and shaped beads, czech beads, focal and accent beads, needles, threads and cords and tools and accessories.

Bead Aura

Previously had a shop in Neal's Yard but now completely online, selling all types of beads including glass, metal beads, gemstones, findings and other equipment.

Palmer Metals

Sterling silver and gold findings, clasps, chain and stringing materials.


"We have a huge range of glass beads, seed beads, charms, and Swarovski Crystals, as well as findings, tools, and stringing materials at really competitive prices. We also have a reward points system where customers can collect 5 points for every pound they spend. These points can then be redeemed online for anything in store and have no expiry date." Also weekly blog and Design ideas section.


Semi-precious beads, Japanese Toho and Miyuki, Swarovski (incl. factory packs), Czech, Murano, findings.

Blue Streak Crystals

Swarovski crystal specialist, also has semi-precious and seed beads, charms, findings.

Bead Shop Manchester

Beads (semi-precious, Czech, Japanese Miyuki and Toho, ), findings, stringing material, etc.

Beadworks UK (Covent Garden) - ***London shop CLOSED***

The site says the company is under new management and "coming back soon". (April 2018)

Creative Beadcraft - ***London shop CLOSED***

This shop has wood and bone beads, seed beads, and good prices on stringing materials. They also have an impressive selection of Swarovski shapes including ones not seen elsewhere, and do bulk purchasing.

Silversmithing and heavy equipment

These are suppliers for silversmithing and jewellery manufacture, who will have mandrels and other heavier equipment.



Jewels andTools