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Who we are:
Spoilt Rotten Beads is based in the village of Haddenham, Ely just outside Cambridge. We stock over 4600 beads and findings and jewellery making supplies. We're a one stop shop for the best selection Swarovski crystal beads, sterling silver beads, charms, jewellery findings, beading tools, beading supplies and more! We also teach jewellery making courses and workshops.
Here's Minty the Spoilt Rotten Bead Bus who was lovingly restored by Stuart (husband of our owner Juliet and our Company Secretary).
If you're local to Spoilt Rotten Beads you'll see Minty out and about from time to time!
Spoilt Rotten Beads employees are all passionate about beads and making jewellery, so you will always find new project ideas from our team and free online video classes with Owner & Designer Juliet Browse. We also keep you up-to-date with colour trends and tips on the latest fashions in jewellery making.
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Where to find us:
Spoilt Rotten Beads, Jewellery & Brides Ltd
7 The Green, Haddenham,
Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3TA
Telephone: 01353 749853
Email: [email protected]
Company Registered in England & Wales: 06487707
VAT Registration Number: GB 927 9016 06
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Bead Shop Opening Hours
Monday - 10am - 5pm
Tuesday - 10am - 5pm
Wednesday - 10am - 5pm
Thursday - 10am - 5pm
Friday - 10am - 5pm
Saturday - 9am - 5pm
Internet Ordering: 24 hrs a day - 7 days a week!
Bank Holidays - We are closed on bank holidays.
Environmental & Ethical Policy
Running our business in an ethical and fair way is fundamentally core to our beliefs, out motto is "Good Beads, Doing Good"
We donate a percentage of our profits every year to charity - This year our Director Juliet and her family are using their summer holiday time to build a house for a family in the Dominican Republic with the charity Mission Direct part of this trip will be funded by Spoilt Rotten Beads.
In 2014 we donated £500 to the Potters Village child crisis center in Uganda and £600 to Mission Direct which builds schools and homes in developing countries.
In 2013 we donated £1000 to Oxfam's campaign to help all girls in Pakistan attend school, in 2011 we donated £1500 to War on Want who fight for the rights of workers in developing countries, in 2010 we donated £1000 to UNICEF's Child Protection fund and in 2009 we donated over £700 to charity, including £500 to War on Want and various other small amounts to local charities including local Pre-Schools and Cancer Charity Fund Raisers.
We also sell several different ranges of beautiful range of fair trade beads called Acholi Beads and Kazuri Beads. The sale of Acholi beads supports the Acholi Tribes Women in Uganda and mean that they are now able to send their children to school with the income that they earn from the production of the Acholi Beads. Kazuri Beads are beautiful hand painted clay beads made in Kenya. The Kazuri bead factory employs 120 disadvantaged men and women allowing them to suport their extended families.
So while you're enjoying your hobby you can be confident that we are doing what we can to source the products you're using as ethically as we can.
We are constantly looking for greener ways to package our beads. Our Internet Orders are packaged in Jiffy Bubble Mailers made from paper sourced from sustainable forests, and the pretty pink carrier bags we give out in our shop are made from 100% recycled paper. We have a large recycling bin outside our shop into which we put all our paper and cardboard. If you order from our website you'll also see that we often send out your internet orders in reused cardboard boxes.
We do not sell any natural coral beads as this contributes to the destruction of the worlds beautiful coral reefs.
Meet the Team!
Juliet owns Spoilt Rotten Beads,
Jewellery and Brides Ltd. Juliet is a qualified Art Clay Silver
Instructor and also teaches a range of our in-house courses. She sources
all the beads in the store from all over the world, writes for bead
magazines, does the marketing, accounts, website management and lots more! When she's not working she'll probably be found looking after her 30 exotic chickens!
Jo Barclay-Loggie is our Manager and works in the shop on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some Saturdays. Jo also teaches beautiful wire work jewellery, her designs have been featured in many of the UK's jewellery making magazines including Beads and Beyond and Make and Sell Jewellery. When she's not working Spoilt Rotten Beads she makes and sells her own range of jewellery and tiaras.
Mandy works in the shop and packs internet orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and has been making beaded jewellery for several years now, including some time spent making jewellery for a UK designer, she's also big in the Haddenham Amateur Dramatics scene!
Lynne works in the shop and packs internet orders on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. When Lynne's not making pretty bracelets and beaded jewellery she can usually be found in the garden (Lynne has green fingers).
Manda works in the shop and packs internet orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Becky works in the shop, teaches some of our jewellery making classes and packs internet orders on Fridays & Saturdays, when she's not surrounded by beads you'll most likely find her at her sewing machine making beautiful bags!
Freya works in the shop on Saturdays, Freya is hoping to become a primary school teacher, when she's not revising or making jewellery you can find Freya volunteering at youth groups such as the Cambridge Youth Theatre.
Awards & Press
Hear all about it!
Our Spoilt Rotten Beads Awards & Press section will keep you up
to date on the latest company happenings from awards we've won to news
articles and interviews.
Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation 2015
Winner Best Bead Store South of England 2014
As voted for by the readers of Make & Sell Jewellery Magazine
Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation 2014
Constant Contact All Star Award 2012
Best overall Business to Consumer Marketing
Finalist - Ely Standard Business Awards 2012
Winner - Best Bead Store 2012
As voted by the readers of Beads & Beyond Magazine
Spoilt Rotten Beads has been featured in many regional & national publications.
In the October 2013 issue of Homes & Gardens we were listed as one of the top haberdasheries in the UK.
Spoilt Rotten Beads supplies beads for the costume department at Pinewood Studios making the beaded costumes for the Ridley Scott movie Exodus
Cambridge News - Behind the Scenes at Spoilt Rotten Beads
Cambs Times profile on Spoilt Rotten Beads & our award for Best Bead Store
Follow A10 to Ely. Stretham is aprox 10 miles from Cambridge. Turn left at Stretham roundabout, pass through Wilburton and you will arrive at Haddenham. At the cross roads go straight across and you will find Spoilt Rotten Beads on the left handside just next to the village green.
Follow A10 towards Cambridge. Stretham is aprox 4 miles from Ely. Turn Right at Stretham roundabout and pass through Wilburton and you will arrive at Haddenham. At the cross roads go straight across and you will find Spoilt Rotten Beads on the left handside just next to the village green.
Follow A142 from Newmarket to Ely. Turn left at Soham roundabout signposted Wicken and Stretham. Go straight on at Stretham roundabout and pass through Wilburton and you will arrive at Haddenham. At the cross roads go straight across and you will find Spoilt Rotten Beads on the left handside just next to the village green.
Travel by rail to Ely is the easiest - Take the Kings Lynn train from Kings Cross and get off at Ely. Then either jump in a cab (we're 15 mins away) or hop on the Zip bus that runs every hour (here's a link to the bus timetable). Please phone for road directions.