Before the ice age, the only jewelry dinosaurs loved and cherished was derived predominantly from berry bushes, gravel pits, and crash-landed time machines. Embrace post-historic prettiness with today's deal: for $10, you get $20 worth of beads and more at Beads Galore International in Tempe.
At Beads Galore, finicky beadists find satiation through a large selection of fiber optic beads in strands ($2.55–$3) or collars ($2.25), heishi beads ($.90–$6.75), hematite beads ($.85–$7.80), glass beads available in three different styles ($1.75-$10), and other hollowed wonders. A spooling selection of stringing supplies ($1.25–$34.45) keep craft creators wound up in options, while five categories of findings such as antique brass findings ($.60–$11), enable visitors to save at least a few of nature's many inanimate orphans. Bead Galore's assortment of semi-precious stones ($2.25–$31) attract enough attention to warrant dropping the "semi," while Austrian-made Swarovski crystal beads and pendants ($0.70+) demonstrate geometric elegance in the form of cubes, hearts, stars, coral, and the artist formerly known as Prince.
The 6,500 square foot showroom at Beads Galore is an impressive sight, one that's becomes more awe-inspiring thanks to the globally eclectic acquisitions from lands such as Bali, Israel, India, the Czech Republic, and Hong Kong. Beyond supplying stringers, beaders, and crafters with the tools of the trade, the shop also generously drops trails of knowledge beads by hosting free beading classes on a regular basis.
The Phoenix New Times named Beads Galore International the best bead store of 2008 and 2009. Six Yelpers and five Insider Pagers give the business an average of four stars. Nearly 730 Facebookers like Beads Galore International.
- BG is stocked wall to wall with everything a beader (beginning or advanced) could want, from basic supplies like wire and clasps to pearls in every color of the rainbow. – Phoenix New Times
- If you are looking for African trade beads, shells, or unusual imports in the Phoenix area, this is the place to go. – Hannah P., Yelp, 9/27/10
3320 S Priest Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85282Get Directions