Our Story

Welcome to Australia Beads, your go-to source for high-quality beads, beading supplies and all types of jewellery making findings & supplies.

What started as a hobby quickly turned into a full-blown obsession, and we began to explore the vast and wonderful world of beads. Spening countless hours researching, experimenting, and perfecting the craft, always striving to create unique and beautiful pieces that reflected own style and personality.

As our collection of beads and supplies grew, so did our desire to share this passion with others. From teaching beading classes at local community centers in Melbourne, soon we found that our inspiring and empowering love should be shared with others to express our creativity through jewelry-making.

That’s when we decided to start own online bead store. The founder Shama Rashid wanted to create a place where beaders of all levels could find high-quality beads, tools, and supplies at affordable prices, as well as a community where they could connect, learn, and share their love for beading.

We are a relic from the past century and our passion for beads and jewelry-making began over 25 years ago, when we started at Ebay and started our website in 1998 – Our first store was Melworks Beads ( still operating for over quarter of a century), founded in Melbourne, VIC. thus making us if not the oldest then one of the oldest online bead store in Australia. Melworks beads gave way to our current store – Australia Online Beads. This was more of a branding exercise and a vision to represent all of Australia.

Today, Australia Beads is a thriving online store that offers a wide selection of beads, including seed beads, gemstones, crystals, and more, as well as beading tools, findings, and accessories. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best possible shopping experience, from fast and affordable shipping to friendly and knowledgeable customer service.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced beader, we’re here to help you unleash your creativity and express your unique style through beading. Thank you for choosing Australia Beads, and happy beading!


Australia Beads has had a huge influence on beads, beading and all kind of fashion jewellery making for the past 19 years. Our beads have been the centre piece in many top designer jewellery master pieces.

Buying top quality, designer & fashion beads at one place has never been this easy – with a user friendly online bead store which is open 24 X 7 and one of the original bead store in Australia when it was launched in 1998 and still going strong after 19 years of unparalleled service. Having been featured on many fashion, jewellery blogs and forums, We pride ourselves as a discount one stop shop for all your beads, beading needs, findings, beading tools and anything in between.


We create art with our beads, redefining boundaries set for stunning fashion jewellery and redeeming imagination. As one of the top leading beading store, we are accustomed to ordering top choice artisan beads, practical beads all the time from around the world to design those breath taking jewellery creations.

We believe in unique, bold and dramatic beads whilst keeping our traditional list but our way is the way of endless experimentation – constantly introducing new beads, beading ideas and innovation at will. You next defining jewellery might have a focal bead or simply by changing the colour of your cord . Try our vast collection of endless supply of beads, tools and beading supplies & see where you inspiration takes you.


Style is Style – it is dynamic and not static. We change and create style every day with stunning beads and a new style is constantly redefined. Browse through our stunning collection of beads embellishments, jewellery making finding and different tools to define your own artistic niche. We provide our beads & jewellery making supplies to a number of online jewellery stores in Australia and around the globe

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Fashion beads are not limited by any means – fashion beads encompass your adornment, jewellery and style. They are everywhere on your dress, in your jewellery, and in the street. Fashion beads are about ideas, imagination and creating endless styles. Melworks beads is such a happening place.

Andrea Jansen

All fashion beads from Melworks Beads are about looking good. The imagination and creativity is then left to us designer to shape and form these beads into life and memories.

Linda Robinson


In demand fashion beads at discount prices


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