These Are Your Favorite Bead Stores!

March 19, 2012, 16:15 pm  Posted by Lark

You may recall that around Valentine’s day, I put up a blogpost in which I asked you which bead store you love.

Here are the results I promised you. 145 readers commented on the blogpost, and roughly 10 people responded on Facebook or emailed me directly. Huge thanks to all who participated!

The hands-down winner was Ornamentea in Raleigh, North Carolina, with 36 commenters raving about it! Congrats!

The Bead Place in Fairview Heights, Illinois, took second place, with 23 readers writing in to give it kudos.

Third place goes to Stony Creek Bead Shop in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with 9 comments.

The Bead and Glass Boutique in Pitman, New Jersey, and That Bead Lady in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, tied for fourth with 7 comments apiece. 



Mhai O Mhai Beads Bauble & Bling in Barrie, Ontario, Canada



Fire Mountain Gems and Beads



Dancing Beads in Medford, Oregon

ShipWreck Beads in Lacey, Washington

Beyond Beadery



Sparkle Spot Bead Shop in St. Petersburg, Florida

Bello Modo



French General in Los Angeles, California

The Spirited Bead and Klew’s Gallery in Tehachapi, California

Studio Beads in Deerfield, Ilinois

Whim Beads in Cotati, California

Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co. in Asheville, North Carolina


New York City’s garment district

General Bead in San Francisco, California

Fusion Beads in Seattle, Washington


Grand River Beads in Rocky River, Ohio

1 comment, in no particular order

Your Beading Heart in Irwin, Pennsylvania, which gets my vote for the cleverest shop name of all!

Das Perlament in Bonn, Germany. This is another ingenious name…I couldn’t find a website for them.

The Beadin’ Path in Freeport, Maine. Another punny one!

Bead It in Santa Cruz, California. Dang it, now I have Michael Jackson on permanent shuffle in my head!

Bead Junction in Toronto, Canada

Artful Beads and Studio in Pennington, New Jersey


Bead Cellar in Pennsauken, New Jersey

The Artful Bead in Carrollton, Texas

A Grain of Sand

Bodacious Beads in Des Plaines, Illinois

Beyond Beadery

Blue Santa Beads in Media, Pennsylvania

Pam’s Bead Garden in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Beads of Contentment in Modesto, California


Gifts of Avalon in Gainesville, Florida

Crystal Beads of Boston in Franklin, Massachusetts

Bead Need in Davie, Florida

National Supply in St. Louis, Missouri

Wolf E. Myrow in Providence, Rhode Island

Sandy Schorr in Fort Worth, Texas

Knot Just Beads in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Caravan Beads. No city was listed, and there are at least two shops by this name: Caravan Beads in Portland, Maine OR Caravan Beads Chicago

For those of you who parlez français, there’s Perles and Co.

Alaska Bead Company in Anchorage, Alaska

Mariposa Bead Company in Barrie, Ontario, Canada

The Bead Garden in Sedona, Arizona

Beads by Blanche in Bergenfield, New Jersey

Creative Castle in Newbury Park, California

Elliot, Greene and Co. in New York City

CJS Sales in New York City

Mana Beads in Nevada City, California

Beadfx in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Buffy’s Beads in London, United Kingdom

I Love You Beads in Sydney, Australia





San Gabriel Bead in Arcadia, California

4 Sirius Beaders in Paris, Ontario, Canada

The Beading Frenzy in San Mateo, California

The Bead Shop in New Orleans, Louisiana

Awright, yawl: laissez les bons temps rouler!


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