Bradford Bead Shop was established in 2007, by myself, a beader who was frustrated with the lack of variety in beads available, and not knowing whether the makers of those beads were being paid fair wages.
After a year of deep research, I traveled Europe for 3 months, in search of beading variety. I was overwhelmed with the vast amount of family run businesses out there still making beads traditionally. So I decided to help bridge the gap and bring the beauty of their bead making skills to the UK crafting circle.
Our beads are personally chosen from all around Europe, (a selection of our seed beads are from Japan & China). We make it our aim to find beautiful, interesting and unusual beads and accessories to offer you; with the high quality we would expect for ourselves.
We pay fair trading prices for the products, so you can bead with an easy conscience, and sell your items on knowing that all involved have been paid fair wages for their fantastic creative work.
Our head office is in Bradford.
You can make handmade crafted items that are wonderful memorable gifts for a special occasion, designed specifically to suit the recipient of the gift and the occasion being celebrated. Anything from passing their driving test, to the 21st birthday, or even an anniversary gift.
If you are looking to make that extra special piece of jewellery to complement a wedding dress, or as wedding gifts for the brides maids, then take a look at are vast array of beads and beading materials to start your project.
We also have lots of instructional books, free videos clips & craft kits to help you if you are a beginner or it is a one off project.