About Pearl Beads

Before the creation of cultured pearls in the early 1900s, natural pearls were so expensive and rare that only the rich were able to wear them. Although they’ve become much easier to find and more affordable to buy, to some extent they’ve still maintained their reputation for being classy and sophisticated. Whether you want to create a pearl necklace to accompany a smart black dress or add the final finishing touch to a vintage-inspired tea dress, pearls can add class and sophistication to any outfit. With a wide selection of colours and sizes to choose from, The Bead Shop is the perfect place to embark on your pearl jewellery-making project. Priced at approximately £1.20 for 220 glass beads, they’re affordable and ideal if you’re looking to make jewellery for not only yourself but also friends and family too.


If you want to create a traditional piece, white or cream glass beads are probably the most suitable for you. If, however, you’d like to create something that gives a nod to the past while also having a modern touch, brightly coloured beads may be more up your street. There are colours for every season. To create an autumnal bracelet, we’d recommend using Swarovski Pearl Beads in either Bordeaux or Light Green. To recreate that festive feel in winter, Red Coral beads are sure to make a statement. Rosaline coloured beads are perfect for creating a fresh new look in spring, while Ivory beads can look great when teamed with a bikini and sarong on the beach in summer.


Customers can choose from the following kinds of pearl beads we have available to make jewellery: Swarovski pearl beads will add a definite hint of glitz to your jewellery piece. They are available in a range of different shapes including baroque, pear shaped and curved. Colours include pinks, blues, greens and greys as well as many more Freshwater pearls offer the ultimate in bespoke beads with no two the same. Our blister and potato shaped freshwater pearls come in a range of different colours including bronze, gold, violet and aqua Czech glass pearl bead mixes are 50 g bags of beautiful beads made up of a range of different colours, shapes and sizes. Glass pearl beads are effective on appearance and price. Colours available in the glass pearl bead range include; topaz, cream, bright turquoise, white, light amethyst, light mink, light green, dark brown and light peach plus more In the same manner you may throw on a string of pearls to add class to a black dress, or an ordinary outfit for a sense of immediate style. Pearl beads create instant elegance to an accessory you wish to personalise, an existing piece of jewellery you want to add to or a brand new necklace or bracelet you are making from scratch.