Coral is set to be one of the hottest colour trends of 2019. Flattering shades of warm coral add a pop of colour to your designs – try teaming coral shades with turquoise and teals for the perfect colour combination.
At Spoilt Rotten Beads we don’t sell any coral beads because we believe that the planets beautiful coral reefs should be left for the enjoyment of the fish!
Contrary to what some bead shops will tell you it is not possible to source coral beads from sustainable sources – coral reefs take hundreds of years to grow and the only way to remove the coral from the reef is to destroy it and therefore to destroy the marine habitat for the thousands of species who call it home.
HOW DO CORAL MINING AND INDISCRIMINATE HARVESTING AFFECT CORAL REEFS?
• Slow recovery. The skeletal framework of reefs, which is removed through mining or removal of reef rock, is built up over hundreds to thousands of years and will take as long to grow back.
• Loss of fish habitat. Removal of coral and “live rock” from reefs removes critical habitat for fish and other animals.
• Economic losses. Coral mining creates a significant long-term loss to society, including a loss in fisheries value, coastal protection, and tourism.
• Reef destruction and sedimentation. Mining blasts and removes the reef, destroying it and causing other indirect impacts, such as sand erosion, land retreat, and sedimentation. These can all greatly affect coastal towns, villages and the tourism industry because the coral protects coastlines and builds beaches.
You’ll find lots of environmentally friendly coral alternatives underneath this message.
Service rating : the website is easy to navigate and will convert to US dollars. also that so many of the patterns are in pdf format and can be downloaded to say the environment. Product : the instructions were easy to follow and I could pick my own beads
2 hours ago
Service rating : I love that you have free patterns and tutorials that show people how to use the beads and supplies. Instant downloads are great. I haven't tried the beads and supplies yet but it's on my list. Product : Easy to understand and great instructions. Lists everything I need too. The pictures help me learn how to do the project so much easier.
14 hours ago
I could not download the free pattern, there was a link sent to my email and I kept trying then it said I reached my limit but I never received anything.
16 hours ago
Helpful and friendly staff. A good selection of goodies to tempt us beaders. It would help if all items had a 'provence' label as if one wished to order more of the same colour/finish it could be difficult. Also, machine/scanner readable barcode price labels would make the checkout process more efficient and less prone to error on large purchases. Being able to download the free patterns without making a stock purchase is excellent, especially for those of us with large stashes.