About Us

Our Philosophy:

To provide high quality products, at the lowest possible prices while ensuring our customers' expectations are exceeded – every time.
Based on St Erth Industrial Estate, Hayle, Cornwall, GJ Beads trades online supplying beads and jewellery making components & products, such as seed beads, stringing materials and accessories. We supply thousands of customers, students, public and private sector companies and education providers each year with quality products at highly competitive prices.
Our expert in-house jewellery designer
and customer service team continue to provide far reaching excelent pre-sales and after-sales service.
We believe in continually growing and testing ourselves to ensure we offer the most up to date advise, products, prices & the highest levels of service to our customers.

Main Trading Address

GJ Beads
Unit L
St Erth Industrial Estate
TR27 6LP

01736 751070


Registered Office:

Capital House
272 Manchester Road
M43 6PW


GJ Beads is a Division of Jill Cathenrine Limited.

Registered in England: 10661919

VAT Number: GB760134753 

GJ Beads is one of the UK's leading bead suppliers. Having started as a small enterprise in 1994, it has grown and developed over the years. We import most of our products from the manufacturers all over the world. The beads are packaged in-house, and are available both in retail and wholesale quantities through our website and shop at St Erth.

Our range varies from the popular Japanese seed beads and Delicas to high quality Czech glass beads. We offer a wide range of stringing materials, jewellery findings, books and useful accessories.


Jill Thomas - Creative Director
Jill started beading as a hobby and turned it into a full time business in 1994 with the start of GJ Beads. Today her role in the company remains central, overseeing the business, designing jewellery, maintaining the web site and pushing forward for development. Jill's first book 'Start to Bead' was published by Search Press in February 2007. Jill teaches regular weekly beadwork classes at our inspiring bead shop in St Erth.