Best Bead Store - 2012
The Bead Shop
Looking for pre-Columbian beads? Maybe vintage Chinese enamel? Or the latest trend in glass jewelry? The Bead Shop, in business since 1970, has you covered, offering baubles made from stone, glass, wood and precious metals. The beads come in every color and shape, spilling over their containers like colorful candy. The walls are lined with strands of beads — giant pearls, metal charms, skulls and tiny wooden beads painted in bright, primary colors. Shop staff members are available not only to advise you on your purchases but to string together custom creations. If you need inspiration for what to do with those leftover beads from previous projects, just look at the large mirror hanging in the shop window.