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, G J 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.
We believe in investing in people and have developed a superb team of individuals with an unrivalled breadth and depth of specialist knowledge, who are always willing to share their advise and expertise.
Our expert in-house jewellery designers and customer service teams continue to provide pre-sales and after-sales service above that of our competition.
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

G J Beads
Unit L
St Erth Industrial Estate
TR27 6LP

01736 751070

Meet the team!
G J Beads is one of the UK's largest bead suppliers. Having started as a small enterprise in 1994, it has grown to employ 12 people. We import most of our products direct 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 - Partner
Jill started beading as a hobby and turned it into a full time business in 1994 with the start of G J 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 the warehouse in St Erth.

Contact Jill Thomas by email at jill@gjbeads.co.uk


Gary Thomas - Partner
Gary is responsible for the financial and strategic side of the Company.
Contact Gary Thomas by email at gary@gjbeads.co.uk


Charmaine Cowie - Dispatch Assistant

Charmaine picks, packs and dispatches your orders as well as the orders received through Ebay and Amazon.
Charmaine is also the main contact for trade and business accounts, for futher information call 01736 751 070 or email for an application form
Contact Charmain by email at info@gjbeads.co.uk
Karen Fenn - Sales Assistant

Karen is one of our talented Sales Assistants and has a great deal of Beading knowledge. She works across both stores and helps with picking and packing orders.

Karen has also designed several of her own patterns and teaches workshops whilst Jill is on holiday.

Jane Goodhead - Sales Assistant

Jane is a part-time Sales Assistant working at our St.Erth store. She also helps out with the dispatching of orders and manning the phones on busy days!

Sharon Stevens - Sales Assistant

Sharon is another part-time Sales Assistant working at our St.Erth store. She is also part of the Potting team, who weigh, count, pick & pack the beads for you behind the scenes.

We also have a team of part time / seasonal workers who weigh, count, pick & pack the beads for you behind the scenes.