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.
Very easy to get access to patterns bought. Thank you :-)
11 hours ago
Service rating : Always excellent service from this shop, nothing is too much trouble and there is an extensive stock of goodies just right for building your stash. Product : The downloadable patterns are really great, they do not cost anything and by downloading the pattern, it is with you straight away, excellent if you have the beads needed in your stash and you are itching to try a new design. Each project is written in plain and simple language, they are easy to follow and have plenty of diagrams, what more could you want? I would rate all of their downloads as 5 Stars.
20 hours ago
Service rating : Excellent service as usual arrived very quickly Product : Really enjoyed doing doing this lovely design
2 days ago
Service rating : this is my first port of call for most of my beading supplies there are not many things that I cant get from them and the service is very good Product : great idea to try with the angel kits and the bicones are for another project
2 days ago
As always, my order was filled and delivered in double quick time. With competitive prices, perfect packaging and a user friendly web site, this is the number one bead shop in my opinion.