Beads

Many people only think of jewellery when they see beads, but did you know that there are so many other different things you can do with beads? Beads are suitable for a variety of craft purposes - think of decorating cushions, or making displays such as sun catchers, book marks, napkin rings and Christmas decorations, to name but a few. Here at Spotlight, find beads in many different materials including wood, plastic, glass, crystal and more, from tiny little ones right up to seriously chunky. Not sure where to start? Then check out the beautifully coordinated bags of beads that will let you make a designer necklace, bracelet or earrings.

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Can I purchase beads from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. At Spotlight, we have a range of stunning beads available. Browse our fabulous collection online or in store today and stock up to ensure that you are prepared for the next time inspiration strikes. Here at Spotlight, we have everything you need to create beautiful beaded arts and crafts.

What beads do you have available at Spotlight?

Our minuscule seed beads would be perfect for a necklace or perhaps even to add embellishments to your textile projects, or try our chunky glass beads for a more contemporary look. We have a vast range of beads available, including various materials, colours, shape and sizes. Whether it is our sparkling sew on Swarovski crystals or our chunky wooden beads, we have the perfect item for your crafty project.

What can I do with my beads from Spotlight?

Check out our range of jewellery making accessories and products here and create beautifully intricate beaded designs that complement your outfit perfectly. You could even sew seed beaded designs to clothes when upcycling those tired items. From art collages, home decor, handbag or hat making, Spotlight's beads can be used to embellish anything you like. If you need any extra support or advice, you can always pop into one of our stores where our team of assistants would be happy to help. Or check out the range of arts, crafts and sewing classes available at your local store, if you wish to learn new crafting skills or develop your skills further.

How should I clean and care for my beads from Spotlight?

At Spotlight, we recommend that you do not allow your beads to come into contact with harsh chemicals, such as bleach and chlorine, as these can cause permanent damage. To keep your beads sparkly and new, polish them with a soft dry cloth. We do not recommend that you clean your beaded project with any chemicals and the use of a wet cloth would depend on the material of the bead. If you have chosen a metal bead in your project, and it has begun to turn black, this process is known as oxidisation. To remove the black tarnish, polish them up with a soft cloth to regain their original condition.

Is there anything else I should know about?

At Spotlight, we would also like to take this opportunity to remind you to please ensure that beads are kept out of the reach of young children as they are a choking hazard. If you are using beads in crafts with older children, please make sure that an adult supervises them at all times. Also, a number of our metal beads may contain metal alloys, including, but not limited to, zinc, aluminium and nickel. If you are allergic to any of these components, please purchase beads in a different material, particularly if you are planning to wear your project after it has been completed.

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