Our Story

Our Story

Paul and Denise Donnelly are the captains of our marvellous craft-loving crew who delight in helping you on your crafting journey. At the heart of everything we do is our four-part promise:

  We will help you stand out from the crowd by offering something a little bit different from other craft suppliers.

  All our products have been carefully selected for you to create quality crafts at affordable prices.

  We take extreme care with our packaging so that your items arrive in perfect condition.

  Above all else we put your needs first and provide you with an excellent customer experience.

Something Crafty Ltd sparked to life when Paul took voluntary redundancy from his IT career at Lloyds Bank.  We began with selling on eBay from a spare room.

Business boomed so we moved to a new industrial unit and Charming Beads was born! Our first staff member joined the team.

We moved from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire to Monmouth in South Wales, primarily for Paul and Denise to be closer to their families.

Growing from strength to strength we moved to our current home in larger premises and welcomed 5 staff members to the team. We embarked on selling on Amazon.

Our team grew to 16 vital members who had us quickly becoming the largest supplier of gemstone beads in the UK. 

We achieved 3rd place in Monmouthshire Business Awards! Something we are very proud of.

Covid brought the world screeching to a halt, but we persevered. We remained open whilst taking every precaution so that we could continue helping you, our loyal customers, to carry on crafting.

Our new website launched with 750 exciting new products on board!

Each of our indispensable team members would like to thank you, our fabulous customers for getting us this far. We will continue to source new and exciting products to help you on your own crafting journey whilst delivering you a fantastic customer experience.