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!


32 Responses

    Bob says:

    The West Coast is conspicuous by its near absence.  I like Fusion Beads in Seattle but am also surprised at the relative absence of great bead stores in Seattle given the amount of glass here.  In my experience, every bead store is different and I like to shop at several.

    Thanks for the survey.

    Cathy says:

    There’s The Bead Shak in Gulfport Mississippi!!!!

    Gypsyscout says:

    The Rock Barrell (spelling intentional) in Dallas.

    Gramnan says:

    Ain’t Miss Bead Haven  in Mooresville   NC

      Sparkle Spot Beads says:

       LOL!!!  That’s an AWESOME name!  :-)

    StonyCreekBead says:

    Wow!  Thank you to everyone from Stony Creek Bead.


    Amy Blevins says:

    Honored !!  Thank you, from Amy and all of the girls at BEAD & GLASS BOUTIQUE, Pitman, NJ


    Klew says:

    Thanks so much! We know our customers Love us from all around the country because they send us new customers all the time!
            We ALL have Fabulous bead stores that’s why we ALL are still in business ~ they are as individual as each owner is which is why our customers love to shop when they travel too! Congratulations to all of you! and continued success! ~ peace, Klew from The Spirited Bead & Klews Gallery

    omicron700 says:

    The Bead Attic in Baton Rouge, La.

    I was recommended this website by my cousin. I’m not positive whether or not this put up is written by him as nobody else know such certain about my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!

    All of these Brazilian body wave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDemw0wW1UQ really are Brilliant i became individuals not too long ago in addition to brings them with Any specific ocasion. Purchase for them, and you don’t be sorry!

    I could not refrain from commenting. Very well written!

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I to find It really helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping to present one thing again and help others such as you helped me.

    Exceptional post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thanks!

    My coder is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on a variety of websites for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform. I have heard very good things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress posts into it? Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

    Excellent post. Keep posting such kind of info on your site. Im really impressed by your blog

    I’ve read a few good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you set to create such a magnificent informative website.

    Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My iPad is now destroyed and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

    certainly like your web site however you have to test the spelling on several of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues and I to find it very bothersome to tell the reality nevertheless I will surely come back again.

    Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and all. But imagine if you added some great visuals or video clips to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this site could undeniably be one of the greatest in its niche. Awesome blog!

    Hello mates, good post and good urging commented at this place, I am genuinely enjoying by these.

    Link exchange is nothing else but it is only placing the other person’s blog link on your page at suitable place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

    I was suggested this website by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my difficulty. You’re amazing! Thanks!

    We’re a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have performed an impressive job and our entire neighborhood shall be grateful to you.

    uggs wanten says:

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

    It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth says:

    the|there is a solution released in the ARC Zone. |there granted is a solution in Newjersey Law Journal, ABA Law Management Magazine,
    and Nj Lawyer. 

    |there is a solution issued within the ARC Zone. |there given is a ticket in to achieve

    |there is a ticket granted within the|there granted is a
    citation within to achieve

    Great transaction and seller – fast delivery! Handshoe is beautiful! Thank you!

    Otilia says:

    the|there is a citation given in |there given is a citation in Their posts have been released New Jersey Lawyer. 

    Thanks for some other wonderful post. The place else may just anyone get that type of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such information.

Leave a Reply