The Bead Shop is a full service bead store specializing in custom jewelry and repairs.
We are a locally owned, locally loved bead store with an ahhh-mazing inventory of beads and beading supplies. Come see! We carry a huge selection of beads and have been rated one of the top 10 bead stores in the country!
We sell gemstone beads, pearls, wood, bone, ceramic, glass, crystals, African and ethnic beads, pewter, Sterling, 14k gold-filled, seed beads and more.
We specialize in jewelry repair, custom orders, wedding jewelry designs and custom movie production work.
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 the perfect jewelry for you. We also specialize in creating custom wedding jewelry for brides and bridesmaids. See our "Wedding Corner" for more info on our wedding services.
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 here on the website for current class offerings.
Come on in! Take a virtual tour of our shop, then come by and experience it live! It's a feast for your eyes, with color and creativity in every corner.
Classes & Events
Our kids birthday party packages start at $195 for 10 guests. This includes a 1 1/2 hour party, and all of the materials for your guests to create their own jewelry. We use only the BEST materials on our kids parties. Real crystals, professional quality beading wire, and high quality findings. We want the guests to have a piece of jewelry they can wear for YEARS after their fun party experience, so we don't cut any corners in quality. $195 - For up to 10 guests Additional guests: $15 ea.
We have several beautiful jewelry projects that you can choose from.
Everything from shiny crystals to fun charms that match your personality, we are sure to have something everyone will love. All guests will make the same type of jewelry, but will have many color/style/charm choices (AND it doubles as your guest's party favor!)
Jewelry upgrade packages are available for an additional fee.
The parties are held after our store is closed.
They can be held any night, with a choice of two times: 6:00 - 7:30 pm OR 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Call or stop by to book your party.
Let us know the approx. number of guests you're expecting so that we can plan accordingly.
$195 plus tax is paid at the time of booking, in order to hold your reservation.
Additional guests will be paid for on the night of the party.
We can comfortably seat 10 guests at our beading room tables.
Parties which are larger than 10 guests are usually set up "classroom style" seated on our carpeted floor.
The fee includes 2 Bead Shop employees to work the party.
Due to our small space, the Jewelry Parties are a DROP OFF party, so parents of guests are encouraged to drop the kids off and let our wonderful staff take care of the rest!
There is plenty of time for have your birthday cake, and open presents if you like.
If you are having your pizza OR dinner here, you will need to purchase an additional 30 minutes for $39.99.
Please feel free to decorate the party area if you'd like to.
You may also drop off supplies and food earlier in the day if you wish. We play instrumental world music at the shop, so please bring an ipod if you'd rather your own tunes. We can also put on any PANDORA radio station that you choose. We have the dock and speakers ready to go.
Parties are structured to end ON TIME. Please communicate the importance of prompt pickup to your guest's parents.
Our employees must have the shop empty in order to clean up from the party and get ready for the next day. If the party exceeds its allotted time, a fee of $30 will be assessed for the additional time.
Many of our parties choose to walk down the street and have pizza after their beading party.
New York Pizza is located just 2 blocks away at 4418 Magazine St (504) 891- 2376. They have a party room, which can be reserved when you have a larger group.
Parties held at The Bead Shop are for children age 8 yrs old & up.
If you are interested in having a bead party for guests younger than 8 years old, it is best if you bring some easy beading projects home and have a jewelry party there. We will be glad to help you pick out some good beads for little hands, just let us know if you need help.
Adult and Bridal Parties
We offer a great after hours jewelry party experience and we would love to have you! Our adult jewelry parties are fully customizable around your event needs. The Bead Shop's jewelry parties are perfect for:
Wedding/ Bridal jewelry making Parties
Mom's Night Out get together
"Just because" social event for you and your friends!
Bring your girlfriends in for a fun, creative and rewarding evening full of jewelry making! No matter what the occasion or budget, we can customize a party to suit your needs. Brides, bring your bridesmaids in...Moms, get a babysitter, gather your fellow Mom-friends, and have a wine and beading night! Is your 40th birthday coming up? Have a twist on the classic party and invite some of your closest friends to come learn to make their own jewelry! You bring your refreshments and your guests, and we will provide lots of beautiful beads as well as help with your jewelry designs and jewelry construction. Adult parties are held on any night of the week (depending on our openings and availability) and are typically held from 6:00 -8:00 pm OR 6:30 -8:30 pm OR 7:00 - 9:00 pm If you desire a different time frame, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
The party fee is $12.99 per guest (plus tax) with an 8 guest minimum.
This fee covers the help of two friendly employees for the evening, and also includes all of your jewelry labor costs for the evening as well. (Normally small fees apply, when we attach necklaces or make earrings). Please let us know if you expect more than 11 guests for your party, so that we can book an extra employee for the evening.
You can bring wine, cheese, hors d'oeuvres, sandwiches, cake, drinks...anything you'd like to serve at your party.
If you are having it catered, we can accept deliveries at any time we are open during the day. Just let us know if we should expect a delivery. You can also drop off supplies at our store at any time during the week of your party, to help make the evening of your party go smoothly.
Our parties are held after store hours so that you can have the ENTIRE store for your party!
If you have a set budget that you'd like your guests to stick to, please let us know in advance so that we can pull examples of that price range to show your guests.
We can work with any budget from $10 (which is enough to make a pair of earrings) and up.
To guarantee your party reservation, the minimum is due at the time of booking. (8 x 12.99 plus tax)
For our employees scheduling purposes, we ask that you respect the 2 hour party time limit, and bring your party to a close on time.
If you think you'll need longer than 2 hours for your party, please just let us know and we can give you a special quote for a longer time frame. Parties that exceed their allotted time without prior booking will be charged $30 per 1/2 hour.
Bridal Party Details
Brides bring your bridesmaids in for a private party and create your own CUSTOM wedding jewelry of your dreams!
It is a GREAT way to get the bridal party together, create something beautiful, AND mark something off of your long "Wedding To-Do List!" The wedding party will love making their own pieces and we will be here to guide you through the fun jewelry making process. If you would like your bridesmaids to have matching sets, many brides prefer to come in a few weeks before the party. We will help you design their bridesmaids piece first, that way on the night of your party, they will all have a necklace to copy, and it will guide them through the design process. If you prefer to give the bridesmaids some creative choice in the process, we can accommodate that as well. Just let us know your preference. The party pricing is the same as the above Adult Jewelry Party details. If the host prefers to pay for the bridesmaids materials in addition to the party fee, you can do that as well. Otherwise each bridesmaid can be individually responsible for their beads and supplies on the night of the event.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Welcome to The Bead Shop! Make your own jewelry with beads from around the world. We are a sweet-little-happy-amazing-wonderful-fun-sparkly-full service Bead Shop located in the heart of New Orleans most famous shopping district, Magazine St. We offer classes, jewelry repairs, parties, bridal jewelry, and custom jewelry design. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned beader, you'll LOVE our amazing selection of beads and beading supplies. If you are in town, coming in town, or if you just love beautiful beads, visit us sometime.