Glass Bead Mixes
Our glass bead mixes are just that – mixed bags of glass beads! They come in various colours, sizes, and shapes. We sell these beads in 50 gram packets.
Every packet is different, but obviously, they do have to be sourced from somewhere. This means if you purchase 1KG at once, you’ll likely have a lot of similar beads.
A lot of these beads are from recycled jewellery, or ‘bead sweepings’ – the pieces that fall off beaders benches, or drop down in factories.
However, they are cleaned thoroughly with an ultrasonic cleaner, and we check for breakages too (although the odd one or two may slip through).
We do also sell a mixed pack of various colours – these are vintage handmade beads which I think would be suitable for reenactment or LARP jewellery.
Not a fan of Glass? Try our ‘bead mixes’ page for more materials.
You may be interested in just how many of these beads fit on each strand we sell!
The table below should give you some idea. Every number and every strand is approximate, though. You might get a 39CM strand, or have one or two larger or smaller beads.
|2MM Round Beads||Approximately 200 beads per 40CM strand.||3MM Round Beads||Approximately 135 beads per 40CM strand.|
|4MM Round Beads||Approximately 100 beads per 40CM strand.||5MM Round Beads||Approximately 80 beads per 40CM strand.|
|6MM Round Beads||Approximately 66 beads per 40CM strand.||7MM Round Beads||Approximately 55 beads per 40CM strand.|
|8MM Round Beads||Approximately 48 beads per 40CM strand.||9MM Round Beads||Approximately 45 beads per 40CM strand.|
|10MM Round Beads||Approximately 40 beads per 40CM strand.||11MM Round Beads||Approximately 37 beads per 40CM strand.|
|12MM Round Beads||Approximately 34 beads per 40CM strand.||13MM Round Beads||Approximately 30 beads per 40CM strand.|
|14MM Round Beads||Approximately 28 beads per 40CM strand.||15MM Round Beads||Approximately 26 beads per 40CM strand.|
|16MM Round Beads||Approximately 25 beads per 40CM strand.||18MM Round Beads||Approximately 22 beads per 40CM strand.|
|20MM Round Beads||Approximately 20 beads per 40CM strand.|
|Tumbled Chip Beads||Approximately 300 beads, per 36” / 90CM strand. |
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!
For more information and a full list of all of our beads, please see our main ‘Beads’ page.
If you have a question about any of our products, you can get in touch in a few different ways.
The quickest ways are simply to use the contact form on the contact us page, or via Facebook.