CJ Beaders - About Us
CJ Beaders was formed by Claire & her Mum, Jane Halls back in 2004 when they started to make Beaded Jewellery in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We first started selling Beading products at Farnham Maltings in July 2004. Following a redundancy, Jane's husband, Graham, started looking at their Jewellery with an 'Engineering Eye' and started seeking-out high quality tools and findings. Such was the interest from other beaders in the Tools, Techniques and Findings CJ Beaders used, in 2005 we started importing and supplying Beadalon Products.
In 2009, following 5 years experience of re-selling and selecting the best quality Tools and Findings, CJ Beaders became a distributor for Beadalon, Shesto, Xuron and GRIFFIN products. In 2011, we became distributors for John Bead of Canada - one of North Americas largest suppliers of Beading Products and in 2013 we were proud to be appointed as sole UK distributors for ImpressArt products.
As the Wholesale business continued to grow, Graham left the company to start Wholesale Beads Ltd in April 2013, allowing CJ Beaders to focus on retail sales.
On the 21st August 2010, we opened our (first) bead shop close to the beautiful New Forest and the South Coast in the town of Highcliffe. Sadly in January 2016, our landlord ended the lease and our lovely shop was converted into a flat, so we re-located the shop to our online warehouse where we still are today on the edge of the New Forest and on the Hampshire / Dorset boundary, within easy travelling distance of Bournemouth and Southampton.
CJ Beaders has gained a reputation for providing quality products, excellent service and advice to our customers. We look forward to serving you further, online, in our shop and at many bead fairs we attend around the country.