Bead Shops In and Around New York City

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Bead Shops In and Around New York City

Never enough beads! We’ve got our top picks for where you can buy beads and other jewelry making supplies in the Big Apple. If you know of any bead shops we missed, please email us at hello@createwhimsy.com. And, if any of these amazing places have closed, please let us know so we can keep our list up-to-date. Here’s our list of bead shops in and around New York City.


Beads of Paradise

New York City, New York

Beads of ParadiseBeads Of Paradise began in the late 1980’s as a small store in the East Village. Originally specializing in African antiquities, textiles, beads and jewelry – but as interest in world art and beads grew throughout the 1990s, they underwent a major expansion and moved to our current location in the historic Flatiron district of New York City.

Their inventory includes wonderful goods from South East Asia, India, Indonesia, China, the Middle East, and now Mexico. Just a few examples include: sterling silver from Bali and Mexico; ancient glass beads from China; hand crafted silk products and bamboo lacquerware from Vietnam; gorgeous temple offering containers and guardian angels from Burma; Hindu religious artifacts and paintings from India; hand-carved wooden Buddhas and Buddhist amulets from Thailand; beautifully crafted nichos, cajas, and antique retablos from Mexico; and hand-woven natural textiles from all of the aforementioned countries. They proudly offer one of the most unique collections of semi-precious stone beads, sold both by the strand and individually.

Beads of Paradise has also become known for their rich collection of semi-precious stone necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, which are hand-crafted right here in the store. The entire staff is highly trained in bead knowledge and lore, as well as jewelry design and repair. They can restring your Grandmother’s pearls or help you design and create an original piece for that special someone.


Bead Center

New York, New York

Bead CenterBead Center’s New York City 5,000 square feet showroom brings you an organized, well-priced and expansive collection of more than 50,000 items in beads, findings, chain, wire, thread, cord, rhinestones, casting, stamping, trimmings, and more.

They are dedicated to inspire and satisfy your bead and jewelry making needs.


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