about the bead cart

Sue RutherfordBeautiful Beaded Jewelry, Made in Cape Town

Made locally in the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa, The Bead Cart is where you can find modern, beautifully designed beaded jewelry. Whether you are looking for unusual, personalised gift ideas, or unique handmade earrings, necklaces or bracelets, The Bead Cart has something to suit every taste. Started and run by Sue Rutherford (that’s me!), this proudly South African jewelry range features colourful, bright designs that are fresh, fun and original.

The Bead Cart first started on the market scene towards the end of 2016, before setting up shop on Facebook. I have been making jewellery for myself and others in my life for around 10 years. Thanks to a creative background that featured music, art, dance, sketching and design, I have always found my passion in creating. The launch of the online shop will make it easier than ever to find the perfect gift for you or someone special. The Bead Cart specialises in personalised orders, many of which can be made in just a few working days if materials are on hand. Beads can also be imported for extra special orders. Although these can take longer, the result is a piece of jewellery that is truly one of a kind!

Shop Beaded Jewelry

With a wide range of jewellery on offer, the ready made collection features a variety of modern fashion jewellery for women, children and men of all ages. If you’re looking for stylish South African gifts that can be collected from my studio in Durbanville, or delivered to you via the South African Post Office, you are sure to find something in our collection. The Bead Cart offers the following products:

Bracelets. Browse handmade beaded bracelets for men, women and children to see the latest designs. Popular bracelets include suede cord bracelets with silver charms, memory wire tassel bracelets, charm bracelets, leather plaited cord bracelets, handwoven Shambala bracelets, wooden memory wire bracelets and a variety of colourful beaded bracelets in various styles.

Necklaces. Beaded necklaces are available in a range of colours, sizes and styles. Popular necklaces include pendant necklaces, short necklaces, and long necklaces – all offered in a diversity of beads, colours and styles. Whether you're looking for something feminine and classic, unisex or understated, or even something fun for kids, this range has something for everyone.

Earrings. The Bead Cart also has a growing range of modern beaded earrings. Currently, this range includes boho style dreamcatcher earrings, mandala earrings and tree of life earrings. These earrings would make a great gift for anyone who has a flair for bold, bohemian statement jewellery.

Why Order Handmade Beaded Jewellery?

What makes The Bead Cart range so unique is that every item is made from scratch, by hand, right here in South Africa. That means that every item is 100% unique. For those who prefer handmade beaded jewellery over mass produced fashion jewellery, this range of bracelets, necklaces and earrings comes with peace of mind in knowing that each item is truly original.

The Bead Cart also gives you the chance to create your very own unique beaded jewellery. Send in a photo of a design you like, and I will turn it into a reality.

Contact The Bead Cart

You can find The Bead Cart at various markets across Cape Town. You can also connect on Facebook, or get in touch directly to place an order. If you have any questions, or if you would like to send in a design for custom beaded jewelry, simply email me on sue@beadcart.co.za.