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Glass Beads, Gemstone Beads, Jewellery Making Supplies and Findings direct from our UK shop
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On all orders over £20 - with orders sent same-day if placed before 11 AM

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

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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!
Help With Shopping
How To Shop

Let's start with the fun bit - choosing beads! The best way to browse is using the left hand navigation! We've tried to organise our products into categories that will be as easy browse as possible - but if you can't locate something you need there is always the Search Box at the top right of the page!

For instance - if you want Amethyst beads click on "Gemstone Beads", then "By Stone" and finally "Amethyst". You'll now be presented with a list of products. If there's more than one page of products there will be a link to view the next page at the bottom!

I like that one!

If you click on any of the images of products you like you'll get a bigger image and more information. To go back either press the "Back" button on your browser or click another category in the left hand navigation.

There are also handy "tags" above each product - these are all the categories it belongs to. For instance, in our "Amethyst" example above one of the tags would be "Amethyst" - by clicking on it you would go back to the "Amethyst" category.

No, I really like that one!

If you want to buy a product you'll need to add it to your shopping cart. When you're viewing the 'full' information of a product (with the bigger image) you'll see the various quantities you can buy it in - such as a 15" strand - and the price.

Providing there is stock (there usually is!) there will be an "Add" button nearby with a quantity box, prefilled with "1". If you want to add more than 1 at this point simply change this figure (you can change it from your shopping cart, too - so don't worry if you change your mind!). Now click "Add"!

More! More!

Again, you can click on your "Back" button, or simply navigate to another category as before using the left-hand navigation. Add as few or as many products as you would like to your cart; it will automatically calculate shipping, wholesale discounts, etc.

I'm done!

If you're ready to complete your order make sure you're in your "Shopping Cart" (or if not, click on "your cart" at the top of the page). Review your order before proceeding - you can change quantities here if you wish (remember to click "Update" on each product after each change!).

Further down the page you are confronted with shipping options. Simply click the option that applies to you.

Once you're completely happy with the order click "Continue to Checkout".

Completing your purchase

Step 1 - enter your e-mail address. Click "Next". Done! (Step 1 of 5 was easy!).

If you get asked for a password and don't remember it just click "Skip" - still easy!

(If you get asked for a password and do remember... uh... enter it!)

Step 2... Is there a lot to do?

Enter your billing address. Enter all the required fields. It's really just your address, nothing more! (Click "Next")

Step 3... Okay, perhaps quicker than I expected

Same as above. Enter your delivery address. Hmm. If it is the same as above, why not click the button to use the same address as your billing address? (Click "Next" when done)

Step 4...

A contact telephone number. Leave the checkbox ticked if you want good stuff (updates, promotions, etc). Click "Next"...

Step 5 - Payment

The final stage - you can choose to pay using PayPal (if you prefer) or simply using a credit or debit card. Enter the necessary details, confirm the payment and you are done!


Now you'll get a lovely e-mail from us confirming your order. You'll also get an e-mail asking you to create a password (if it's your first time with us). You don't have to - it just allows you to view past orders.

Finally, you'll get an e-mail from us when your order is dispatched. Which probably won't be that long - we're pretty quick!

Still stuck?

Not a problem! Drop us an e-mail and we'll happily help you!