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Artist Made Beads & Vintage Beads

The category headings below lead through to our Big Bead Little Bead selection of Artist Made Beads and Vintage Beads, bringing you a wide choice of beautiful, handmade, one of a kind beads, and distinctive vintage jewellery components, to add that unique character to your jewellery making.

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Our Artisan made ceramic beads, lampwork beads, paper beads, paper decoupage beads, and polymer clay beads, are created exclusively for us by a number of talented beadmakers, each highly proficient in their chosen bead making techniques. Sitting alonside these are our Vintage jewellery making components, covering Vintage Beads, Vintage Chain by the length, Vintage Charms, Vintage Beading Embellishments, Vintage Findings and Vintage Pendants, all equally capable of adding a unique character to your beading and jewellery making projects. With our Vintage category offering such a diverse range of beading components it is worth highlighting a few key areas, such as our Vintage Acrylic beads, Vintage Clasps, Vintage Czech Glass beads, Vintage German Glass beads, Vintage Murano beads, Vintage Japanese beads, and our selection of Antique Beads.

To learn more about the important periods and locations in the history of beads, as well as the individuals who have played a significant part in developing jewellery and beading historically, take a look at the bead articles in our Guides & Information section.

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