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Glass Beads, Gemstone Beads, Jewellery Making Supplies and Findings direct from our UK shop
Why buy beads from us?

Free 1st Class UK shipping!

On all orders over £20 - with orders sent same-day if placed before 11 AM

Trusted UK bead supplier

We're a UK registered company, trading for over 8 years

Get your jewellery making supplies without the worry

Simple 'quibble-free' returns with 14-days money-back on all purchases

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Semi Precious Beads will be taking a short hiatus before we come back with our re-launched site, new stock and much more! In the meantime we will not be taking new orders, but look forward to returning soon!
About Us
UK-based Company

Semi Precious Beads is part of The Bead Lagoon Limited - a UK-based limited company. We have been trading for over six years and are a name you can trust.

Competitive pricing

Although we do not believe price is everything, we know it is important and - as such - we work hard to make sure we can deliver not only the best possible products but also at the lowest possible prices.

We routinely check the competition for similar products at lower prices; where we find more competitive offerings we do our best to match or - in most cases - beat their prices.

Fast shipping

We pride ourselves in our ability to deliver your packages quickly; and our shipping promise means that all orders placed (and paid for) before 11 AM Monday-Friday will be sent same day.

We don't stop there - most packages sent after this time will go out also (depending on the volume of orders received) and all packages are sent by Royal Mail First Class Post. That means that you can expect most orders to arrive the day after they are placed (to UK mainland).

Simple returns; Fair policies

Our returns policy is simple; if you do not like any part of your order (and it is unused) it may be returned within 14 days for a refund.

We want you to be happy with your overall experience with us and appreciate that returns are an inevitable part of that experience - especially when natural (or aesthetic) products are concerned.

So if you're unhappy please drop us an e-mail or give us a call!

High quality products

We strive to supply the best quality products whilst also providing a range that is unsurpassed. We regularly chose to discontinue lines that we believe are of too low a quality to sell in favour of higher quality lines - despite the apparent popularity of some of these lines.

Vacuum packed for freshness

Something you may notice as unusual when you receive your package from us is that it is sometimes vacuum packed! Whilst no method of shipping is perfect - and each sacrifices either time, cost or the safety of the product - we have found that vacuum packing our beads before shipping has resulted in the fewest number of damaged packages in transit.

We are continually revising our shipping methods and packaging materials to reduce cost, the materials used and the time it takes to package - but in the meantime you can trust that your beads will arrive safely and undamaged. (Of, of course, we will replace damaged items as normal!)

All items in stock

The items we list as stock are - with the exception of slight discrepancies (as we have a lot of stock to manage!) - all ready to be shipped same-day from the UK. No waiting, no back-ordering.

Who are we?

The people behind the company are Mark and Nicola - the company directors.


Although Nicola enjoys her crafts - especially beading and cake decorating - her real talents are unleashed with business management and numbers.

You'll find Nicola managing the company's financials when she is not in talks with manufacturers over new products. Oh - and she also does this whilst looking after 1 year old twins!


With a background in IT and software engineering, Mark brings along a wealth of experience that has given Semi Precious Beads the edge in many areas.

You'll find Mark managing the company's surprisingly extensive management software and working on the next big 'under-wraps' projects!