Beads, Bead Packs & Strands

Beads are essential for your jewellery making & craft projects. At Spotlight you'll find beads & bead packs to make friendship bracelets for your besties.

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Beads For Jewellery Making, Friendship Bracelets & Crafts

Shop a fantastic range of beads for your creative project online or in-store at Spotlight. We stock a vast selection of beads that vary from kids beads to intricate seed beads and glass beads. Like many creative pursuits, there's plenty of inspiration and ideas out there for simple and fun beading projects that also build on your skills. Beading is great for kids to refine fine motor skills and keep occupied on school holidays and weekends. We have a huge range of kids beads and specialised beads for your needs. Explore the world of beading and bead art, a fun activity to enjoy!


What Types of Beads Can I Find in the Range?

Whether you are a hobbyist making bead crafts or an experienced beader, find the right types of beads for you craft:


Beads FAQs

What are some bead project ideas?

There are so many fun things you can make with beads, check out FREE beading project sheets and try beading projects such as:

  • Personalised friendship bracelets: use alphabet beads to spell out your friends' names, your favourite song lyrics and words to create a unique bracelet.
  • Charm jewellery: Charm or daisy-chain bracelets and necklaces are also great projects to explore as a beginner to jewellery making. Like morse code jewellery, these bracelets and necklaces can use symbols that are very personal to the wearer. All you need to do is to select your charms or micro-pendants, the bead colours and the thread type.
  • Dangly earrings: Making your own earrings is a simple way to get into the swing of beading, practise key stitching patterns and express yourself through fashion. Just make sure you choose hypoallergenic earring findings and hardware to protect the wearer's skin.

What beads are good for beginners?

For beginners starting out with bead crafts and jewellery making, pony beads are easy to use and have large openings making it easy for you to thread onto string. You can make simple friendship bracelets and other crafts with pony beads.

What are some popular beading techniques?

For those who are more experienced with beading, some popular techniques to try include spiral stitch beading, chevron stitch beading, herringbone stitch and square stitch. You can make intricate beaded jewellery with these techniques.


What Other Bead Crafting and Jewellery Making Supplies Can I Find At Spotlight?

We have all the jewellery making supplies you need for you bead project including:

  • Beading Thread, Cords and Strings: A successful beading project relies on having the right foundations. Choose from beading thread, cords and string such as twine, jute, wire, leather, satin and wax rope cord to create durable, beaded jewellery without compromising on visual appeal.
  • Beading Tools: Using the right beading tools makes creating even the most complex jewellery inspirations easier. Consider adding purpose-designed pliers, scissors and cord-cutters, beading mats and needles, and jump rings to your beading toolbox.
  • Jewellery Findings, Parts and Components: Add the finishing touches to your beading projects or make intricate spacing simple with our jewellery findings, parts and components including bead caps, jump rings, spacers, toggles, clasps of varying sizes, crimpers for fastening, head and eye pins, and shepherd hooks.
  • Charms and Pendants: Along with beads and stones, charms and pendants add stunning detail to your beading design projects and bracelets. Choose from popular charms like stars, butterflies, Bali leaves, keys, animals, flowers, hearts, 'best friends' and coins.
  • Bead Storage Boxes and Containers: Keep all your gear in the one place with purpose-designed bead storage boxes and containers. As well as helping to find beads when you need them, they're great for clutter-free workspaces (and clutter-free minds!). Use them to take your stash with you to workshops while learning how to bead, or to work alongside family and friends.

Find The Right Beads and Bead Kits at Spotlight Today

Ready to buy? Shop through beading supplies and jewellery beads on our website. Our buying guide also has plenty of handy advice on finding the right tools, findings and beads to get you started. Alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to see our collection in person, check out the accessories we have available and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions. Browse the entire selection of art supplies and craft supplies today and find everything you need to pursue your passion. For more inspiration, check out the collection of FREE beading and jewellery making projects on our website.

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