The Birmingham Bead Shop

The Shop

The Birmingham Bead Shop opened in the summer of 2009. At that time we felt Birmingham had a distinct lack of arts and crafts supplies shops, and unlike most other cities – it had no full time bead shop. The shop was located in The Custard Factory in Digbeth, built by Sir Alfred Bird (off of Bird’s custard powder) over 100 years ago. It’s the home of all things creative and independent in Birmingham.

Unfortunately the shop is now closed and we only trade online. We will try and help you as much as we can with your beading queries. "Like" us on facebook for information regarding our flash sales - some great bargains, but you have to be quick!

Opening hours

The shop at The Custard Factory is now closed, but our online shop is still open and will be full of exciting offer. We will be offering "flash sales" so like us on Facebook for further details.

We are a small, independent online shop that prides itself on providing personal and friendly service, and we want you to see the shop as being as much yours as it is ours. We want it to be an inviting and inspiring place to browse and shop, so welcome your feedback and ideas, and love to see what you've been making!

if you can't see what you are looking for, let us know and we will do our best to help.