Beading Starter Kits for All Budgets

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Last week, we announced the launch of our jewelry-making kits which was pretty exciting! Our kits are great for beginners and as gifts for anyone interested in making jewelry.

As a follow on from our jewelry-making kits, we thought we’d put together some options for beading starter kits – these are loose beads and findings that will help get beginner beaders off to a great start!

Below you’ll find suggested combinations of our products to suit various budgets for inspiration. Please note that you will need to purchase your own jewelry-making and beading tools (e.g. pliers and beading needles) in addition to these collections below!

$15 Beading Starter Kit

Our Czech glass beads are great value, so they are perfect to add to a beading starter kit. For just over $15, you can get some very pretty and versatile beads in shades of pink, lilac, blue and gold, plus some gold-tone findings to make beautiful earrings.

Gold-tone findings work really well with these color beads, although there are several finishes to choose from for the same price! We also recommend using Stretch Magic – it’s great for bead stringing to make bracelets or necklaces and no clasp is needed.

Starting at the top left, check out the following:

1. 6mm Multicolor Luster Czech Glass Beads

2. 11/0 Toho Round Seed Beads, Matte Galvanized Starlight

3. 0.5mm Pearl Stretch Magic Beading Cord 10m Spool

4. 19mm Gold Tone Hook Ear Wires with Ball and Coil

5. 1 Inch Gold Tone 21 Gauge Head Pins

6. 3mm Gold Tone Seamed Round Beads

7. 8mm Round Purple Pearl Czech Glass Beads

$25 Starter Kit

If your budget can increase to around $25, you can add some beautiful gemstones into the mix. Our Agate beads and Shell Pearls look simply stunning in bracelets and necklaces. They can be strung onto leather or cotton cord (or beading wire).

If you fancy trying your hand at a little beadweaving, Nymo beading thread and Miyuki beads are handy to have in your collection.

Starting at the top left, take a look at these:

1. 6mm Round Blush Pink Matte Shell Pearls

2. 1mm Natural Light Brown Round Leather Cord

3. 8mm Faceted Round Fire Crackle Agate Beads (Snow Mix)

4. 4mm Magenta Lined Lavender Miyuki Square Beads

5. White Nylon Nymo® Thread (Size D, 64 YD Bobbin)

6. 4x7mm Matte Rainbow Miyuki Long Magatama Beads

7. 8mm Faceted Round Pastel Mix Agate Beads

$50 Starter Kit

For just shy of $50, you can create a great beading kit with some beautiful supplies that will help you to make a range of projects.

Toho seed beads are incredibly useful and can be used for beadweaving as well as to decorate other forms of handmade jewelry. Ceramic and Czech glass seed beads can add the wow factor to your designs – as can pretty lobster clasps and heart charms!

We’ve also included some Snakeskin Jasper beads in this selection. Jasper is a semi-precious gemstone with an ancient and fascinating history. Any gemstone lover will be sure to love these!

From the top left:

1. 11/0 Toho Round Seed Beads, Opaque Turquoise Luster

2. 11/0 Toho Round Seed Beads, Galvanized Rose Gold

3. 11/0 Toho Round Seed Beads, Opaque Light Beige Luster

4. 18x14mm Cornflake Raku Ceramic Beads, Tricolor

5. 6x4mm Mini Barrel Mykonos Matte Ceramic Beads, Earthy Assortment –

6. 15x7mm Oval Metalized Gold Plated Ceramic Beads

7. 25x14mm Antique Gold Lobster Clasps

8. 5x16mm Matte Aquamarine AB Czech Glass Dagger Beads

9. Steel Tone Soft Flex® Beading Wire (.014)

10. 10mm Silver Plated Small Heart Charms

11. 4mm Faceted Round Opaque Luster Mix Czech Glass Beads

12. 8mm Round Vanilla Pearl Czech Glass Beads

13. 10mm Round Snakeskin Jasper Beads


There you have it – beautiful beads and findings to suit all budgets. These aren’t set in stone of course; you can easily mix and match any beads of your choice! We’ve just put these collections together to show you what you could get for your money.

You could create an extra special gift for the creative people in your lives, by adding a bead storage box to these collections and wrapping beautifully!

Do you know anyone that would love a beading starter kit? Please share this post with them if so!

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  1. Hi my name is jerrilyn aka jerry. I have been beading for at least 12 years, but i stopped when i had my last two children, then my marraige ended. I decided to get back into it and of course all my tools, beads, books, patterns everything was stored at my ex husbands but unfortunately he dumped 90% so i got one tiny container and now im trying to get a stock up but money is very tight. For the time being im wanting small beads for loom weaving, earrings and other things, i also need tools, clasps, chains. Could you please help me 🙂 i would really appreciate your help




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