Glass Beads

Get prepared for your next jewellery-making project with quality glass beads at Spotlight. Shop glass beads for your next jewellery masterpiece.

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Craft With Beautiful Glass Beads From Spotlight

You can create stunning jewellery and accessories with any of the gorgeous glass beads at Spotlight! Glass beads can be used as impact pieces that draw attention or simply to make up the bulk of your accessory - either way, they're a must-have part of any jewellery-making kit. Choose glass beads from quality brands such as Ribtex and Just Bead It.

What kinds of glass beads can I find at Spotlight?

You can find many different types of plain and coloured glass beads at Spotlight, including:

  • Glass bead strands: These bead strands are ready to use and easy to add to an existing project.
  • Glass seed beads: Seed beads are small beads used in jewellery making. You can enjoy glass seed beads in a huge range of colours at Spotlight!
  • Flat glass beads: These beads have a flat edge that makes them easy to stack when used in jewellery making, or they can be adhered to other surfaces for decorative purposes.
  • Faceted glass beads: These beads have been cut into gorgeous shapes just like real gemstones and will sparkle in the light.
  • Shaped glass beads: Our glass beads come in many different kinds of shapes, such as rods, logs, ovals, diamantes, squares and unique shapes like wings, flowers and mushrooms!

Glass bead FAQs

What is a glass bead?

A glass bead is a small, glass shape with a hole through it that is suitable for threading onto a string. Glass beads can be small or large, clear or coloured and can feature patterns like spots of stripes, and also come in a range of shapes.

What are glass beads used for?

Glass beads are most often used in jewellery making, but can also be used to make hanging charms and as part of larger woven projects, like in macrame or when making a dreamcatcher.

Are crystal and glass beads the same?

Glass and crystal beads are different - crystal is harder and more sparkly, while glass is a more affordable but fragile option. They may look the same at a quick glance, but crystal tends to be the more refined option between the two.

What Else Can I Find At Spotlight?

You can find many other kinds of beads at Spotlight, including:

  • Alphabet beads: Spell out your friend's name or favourite phrase using any of our adorable alphabet beads!
  • Stones: Our beautiful stone collection includes beads made from moonstone, rose quartz, fluorite, jade, amethyst, rhinestone and plain stone.
  • Shell beads: Give your accessories a tropical look using any of our eye-catching shell beads.

Find more beads, like wooden beads and helpful bead packs, in our huge beads and jewellery category.

Find the right glass beads at Spotlight

Discover some of the best glass beads in Australia at Spotlight! Shop online, safely pay and we'll deliver your clear and coloured glass beads straight to your front door. Otherwise, visit your nearest Spotlight store and our friendly team will help you choose the best glass beads for your needs.

For more information on our jewellery-making supplies, read through our helpful beads and jewellery buying guide. And for more ideas and inspiration, check out our blogs on making friendship bracelets, DIY wedding ideas and making pottery for beginners.



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