Bead Mixes

Bead mixes are sometimes called ‘bead soup’, which is a great name, but I’ve gone with mixes as I feel its more obvious. A messed up hodge-podge of beads; sourced from various places, times… in various sizes, shapes, designs, and materials..

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Bead mixes are a great way to have a look at all different kinds of bead, and potentially get some inspiration and find some unique pieces.

We don’t have the space available to commit to selling beads in less than a full strand, as some websites do – unfortunately, we can’t offer per bead prices. We can, however, offer mixes.

Whenever a strand of beads or a necklace breaks – the beads get added to the mix. There are also recycled beads from damaged jewellery, there are ‘brushings’ or ‘sweepings’ from bead makers workshops, which all end up sold to me in bulk as a mixture of beads.

I then sort them into colours and sell them – usually by weight. The mixed beads will be all different shapes and sizes, made of different materials, of different ages, with different hole sizes.

They are a truly random mixture of beads – although the more you buy at any one time, the more likely it is you’ll get some duplicates – obviously, they have to come from somewhere!