Oriental Direct is a family run business based in the rolling hills and imposing mills of Brighouse, West Yorkshire, UK.
Way back in 2006 Frank decided the quality of craft materials available were not good enough – gifted crafts people were using inferior materials.
He wanted to source quality products for craftsmen and women to use. This led him on trips around the world (sometimes virtual, sometimes not) to find the best suppliers of beads and felt products.
These products proved popular.
As demand has grown so has our team, but the mission remains the same – quality products for talented crafts people.
To the future…
We continue to specialise in providing beads and felt products from our base in Yorkshire, whilst keeping our eyes open and an ear to the ground for new product lines – watch this space.
2020 Update: Frank has been hard working towards being a Pearl Specialist and after all his hard work became a fully qualified Pearl Specialist in October. This qualification is recognised by the international Gem Society
2021 Update: We have just launched our new sister site CalderCrystals where you can find Crystals, Minerals & Fossils sourced around the globe!
2022 Update: Frank has passed all written and paractical exams, and successfully completed the Registered Gemologist course at International School of Gemology. He is now a qualified gemologist