Raven Avenue specializes in retailing gemstone cabochons for jewellers and collectors - we enjoy stocking the unusual, including rare sizes, shapes and freeform cabochons
Glass beads including Czech fire polished, pressed glass and machine cut faceted crystal glass beads in a number of beautiful colours and finishes. Czech fire polished beads are stocked in sizes from 3mm to 10mm.
Our Indian glass lampwork beads include wedding cake beads, foil beads and bumpy beads, among others. We stock many of our Indian glass beads individually, but we also have a number of beautiful brightly coloured bead mixes available.
Toho beads are a high quality Japanese brand name seed bead. They tend to be more consistent in size and shape than some of the cheaper beads and have larger holes for stringing. We stock round Toho beads in 11/0, 8/0, and 6/0 sizes, in finishes including silver lined, metallic, rainbow, opaque and inside colour. Fancy shapes include, magatama, triangle, cube, hex, as well as 3mm and 9mm bugle beads.
Toho treasure beads are a consistent and uniform cylinder seed bead, which are often used for precision beadweaving and are the equivalent to Miyuki Delicas.
Beadalon beading wire is made of nylon coated steel wire and comes in a range types. We stock both Beadalon 19 strand and Beadalon 7 strand in the most popular colours, such as bright, satin silver and satin gold, but also some more unusual colours like purple, green and pink, bronze, white and blue. We also stock a range of Beadalon Elasticity stretch cord, Nymo thread in various colours and gold and silver plated wires.
Raven Avenue (Marquise Jewels), Swift House Business Centre, 16 High Street, Staveley, S43 3UX.
01433621900 or 00441433621900 (outside UK)