The Bead Shop
4612 Magazine St
Phone: (504) 895-6161
We are a locally owned, locally loved bead store with an ahhhmazing inventory of beads and beading supplies. Come see!
We specialize in jewelry repair, custom orders, wedding jewelry designs and classes. Whether you have a necklace that simply needs a new clasp, or your special pearls need to be re-knotted, we can take care of it. (Sometimes while you wait)
We do custom work daily, and specialize in making a piece JUST for you. Bring in your evening dress, reunion outfit, a favorite new top, or a Mardi Gras ball dress, we can create a piece for you.
Making your own jewelry is easier than you think. We have a stringing room for you to make your own jewelry anytime. If you're a beginner just let us know and we will walk you through the easy process to making your own earrings, necklaces or bracelets.
We have a huge variety of group classes available, as well as private classes if you prefer a one on one experience. Check our facebook page or website for current class offerings.
We are a sweet-little-happy-wonderfully- fun-full-service Bead Shop located in the heart of New Orleans most famous shopping district, Magazine St. If you are in town, coming in town, or if you just love beautiful beads, visit us sometime.
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HoursMon: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wire Wrapped Rings ClassWe are wild about wire wrapping! This great class is perfect for the beginner wire worker. You'll leave class with a handful of sparkles and the knowledge of how...
10:00 AM - 05/27/2017
Pearl Knotting ClassTake your designs to the NEXT level - OR learn to reknot that strand of pearls that has been sitting in your jewelry box! Nothing is more classic than a knotted...
04:00 PM - 05/24/2017
Pearl and Leather: Cuffs and EarringsThis is sure to be one of this spring/summer's hottest trends, and we're ready to help you create several different styles of pearl and leather necklaces and bracelets....
10:00 AM - 05/21/2017
Wire Wrapped Bangles ClassThis has been one of our most popular classes, and for good reason! Create an arm full of sparkles with wire and crystals with these quick and easy bangles. You'll...
09:00 AM - 05/20/2017
Project Workshop: Pearl Trunk Show CreationsJoe's coming to town with his amazing selection of pearls, and we want to help you create a fun and simple project! Shop the Trunk Show and let us help guide you...
04:00 PM - 05/19/2017
Pearl Pop Up: Trunk Show!Pearls are coming! Pearls are coming! One of our wonderful pearl vendors will be here for a Pearl Pop Up Trunk Show! Please join us as we welcome back Joe and...
10:00 AM - 05/19/2017
Beginners Jewelry Making ClassThis great class is taught by one of our store owners and is designed for those looking to start a new hobby or business. You’ve seen everyone else do it, now...
04:00 PM - 05/17/2017
Spiral Sided Bezel ClassMake a one-of-kind ring or pendant while learning to create this spiral-sided bezel that can double as a spacer bar for a multi-strand necklace or bracelet. Please...
02:00 PM - 05/13/2017
Make Your Own Findings and Wire BeadsLearn to make simple yet decorative clasps, ear wires, headpins, bead wraps, and a variety of surprisingly easy wire beads to use in your own creations. Please...
10:00 AM - 05/13/2017
Beaded Hoops and Bangles ClassLearn to make beaded hoop earrings and fashionable beaded bangles that you can wear singly or stack in multiples. Please join us in welcoming guest instructor,...
03:00 PM - 05/12/2017
Good Luck DollsLet your imagination go wild! Learn to make “good ju-ju” dolls that hold infinite possibilities for colors…and coiffures. Then go on to create a fanciful animal...
10:30 AM - 05/12/2017
Make Your Own Chains and Beaded ChainsChains, chains, and more chains! Learn to make 5 different chain designs, both beaded and unbeaded, that you can adapt for use in your own projects and designs. Please...
02:00 PM - 05/11/2017
Mini Chandelier EarringsMake your own basic, customizable chandelier earring components and then dress them up with beads. It’s a great way to learn and practice basic wire-wrapping skills. Please...
11:00 AM - 05/11/2017
Soul of Somanya Bead Trunk ShowJoin us for a wonderful weekend with talented author Melody MacDuffee. She will be travelling to New Orleans to set up her beautiful bead trunk show and teach some...
10:00 AM - 05/11/2017
Mother's Day Jewelry Making WorkshopJoin us for a Mother's Day Jewelry Making Workshop! Bring a friend, a sister, or your daughter and come enjoy getting creative together. All basic clasp attachments...
04:00 PM - 05/10/2017
Project Workshop: Tassel JewelryAre you fest ready? Join us for a free tassel jewelry making workshop! No fee for the workshop - Just pay for the supplies you choose. Let us guide you through making...
05:00 PM - 04/27/2017
Advanced Jewelry Finishing Techniques ClassYou've mastered the art of the crimp bead, so it's time to move on to some alternative finishing techniques. You'll learn how to tie both adjustable and slide knots,...
10:00 AM - 04/23/2017
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