I started Smitten in 2002 initially making cushions, wall hangings handbags and jewellery which I sold from my shop in the centre of Bath which I ran for 7 years.
Whilst making jewellery for Smitten Accessories I came across lots of beautiful beads which I bought in rather large quantities and when I discovered a gorgeous range of metal beads and clasps new to the UK, I decided I had to share my find and hatched my plan for the a bead website. I opened www.Smittenbeads.co.uk in 2007.
I have tried to bring together a collection with unusual extravagant beads and simple inexpensive ones, hopefully something for everyone. From Czech glass to pewter, synthetic to High quality resin beads and due to my love of textiles you will also find silk cacoons, ribbons and my personal favourite our Velvet flowers
I hope that with each item I have included enough information to make your selection easy but please feel free to email me with questions and I will do my best to help.
I regularly update the website, so please check out the New Beads category which shows off our newest beads each month.
In 2010 I intruduced the Smitten challenge packs, a great little gift to yourself if you are in need of a little inspiration, if your mojo needs a kickstart or you muse is missing. The Smitten Muse and Design packs are full of coordinating beads hand picked by me to give you a helping hand.