Retail and Wholesale Bead supplier

Melville - Johannesburg - South Africa - click here for directions.

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Who are we?

Welcome to the Bead Shop – the home of beads of all sizes and styles, perfect for any application. We have, in some form or another, been working in the industry for 20 years, and are situated in Melville. We offer products to both wholesale and retail markets at great competitive prices.

What do we do?

Whether you’re looking for glass beads or wholesale beads we can help. With an extensive stock we guarantee that you’ll always find whatever you’re looking for. We offer bespoke design, and will deliver to you in a timely manner. Alternatively, if you can’t find just what you’re looking for, then let us know either by phone or e-mail and we’ll do our utmost to source it for you.

To ensure that our products provide quality across the board we import the majority of our stock from hand-picked manufacturers of costume jewellery.

We stock:

  • Chinese seed beads
  • Charms
  • Crystal beads
  • Findings
  • Metal beads
  • Glues
  • Sequins
  • Pendants
  • Tools
  • And so much more!

Why should you choose us?

If you’re looking for a reliable company who are friendly and passionate about what they do then you’ve come to the right place. We consistently strive to offer the complete customer experience and aim to see your ordering process completed hassle free.

On top of our quality service we maintain a relationship with The Bead Book – a serious force in the South African bead industry. We stock the majority of their additions, and can send them to you if need be.

We’re happy to deal with any queries or questions that you may have about our services. We’re an honest and reliable team who are passionate about what we do. At The Bead Shop we provide to hobbyists and professionals alike, so whatever you need quality beads for, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Orders over R 1000 will be delivered for FREE anywhere within South Africa!

Delivery Methods:

  • To a Major City - Free Courier to Door or Registered mail to Post Office excluding insurance.

  • To Outlying areas - Free Registered mail to Post Office excluding insurance.

(Maximum of 1 x 25 Kg box per order. Additional boxes will not be shipped free.T&C's Apply)

Discount Structure:

Based on order value as follows:

Spend R 500 or more and receive 10% discount.

Spend R 1800 or more and receive 15% discount.

(T&C's Apply)

Placing an Order:

Items from The Bead Shop placed in the shopping cart will remain in the cart until the item in the cart is converted to an order.

The maximum time that the system will keep items in the cart will be six months.

If you shop without logging in, the system will add the items to the cart on login during that session.

If you add items to the cart and do not login and simply close the website, the items in the cart will be lost, rather add your items to the "Wishlist"

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Assuring you our best service at all times!

The Bead Shop Team 

(Melville, Johannesburg, South Africa)

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Please select from the following categories:
Chinese Seed Beads   Czech Fire Poished Beads   Findings   Glass Beads   Glues   Indian Bead Mixes  
Japanese Seed Beads   Needles   Seeds & Shells   Swarovski   Threading Material  
Tools   Traditional Beads.   Wooden Beads   Hotfix Crystal Rhinestone   HotFix Rhinestones   Organza Bags  
Pre-Packs   Rhinestone Acrylic   Ribbon Organza   Ribbon Satin   A New Range Of Glass Beads   Bone Beads  
Books   Chain   Charms   Containers   Crystal Beads  
Ethiopian Beads   Facetted   Facetted Drop  
Fresh Water Pearls   Guarany Fabric And Craft Dye   Metal Beads   NEW Findings Black & Brown   Panodra  
Pendants   Plastic Beads   Semi Precious Beads   Sequins   Sterling Silver  
STOCK ON SPECIAL   Taiwanese Seed Beads   The Bead Book   Wire   Wooden  
Latest Arrival December 2011   Latest Arrivals June 2011   New Stock 2012   New Stock November 2012   Galvanised Steel Binding Wire  
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