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The Bead Shop

2b Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8466
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Lovely find!

I was looking for something to do with my 9 year old daughter while the rest of the family were jet... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
son1a2013
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Brisbane, Australia
Unwelcoming

I usually love the bead shop and have popped in previously to have a browse and a chat with the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
abbie5115
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Brighton
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We run our beautiful bead business from an old cottage on the outskirts of town, 2 minutes from the centre. You can't miss us - we have a colorful frontage, with large multi-colored beads hanging outside. Look for our OPEN flag and the often photographed Paua Koru on the wall out front! See you soon, for lots of fun, creativity and gifts!! Come and make your own personalized gift or simply find something beautiful that we have made.
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  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2b Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 8466
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I was looking for something to do with my 9 year old daughter while the rest of the family were jet boating and we came across the Bead Shop. She was able to make herself a bracelet for a set price from a selection of...More

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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It's lovely to know there are others out there that enjoy a creative ambience and explore a little further from the town centre to find some fun! 👍

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I usually love the bead shop and have popped in previously to have a browse and a chat with the lovely british woman who works there. Unfortunately I went in a few months back in the hope of making a bracelet but was met by...More

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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hi Abbie thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, I am devastated to read this and hear of your bad experience and dismissive behaviour by staff. I will certainly have a chat to her about it and point out that...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I walked in looking to create a simple beaded bracelet. I met Christine and she is simply a bag of knowledge. She advised me on how to make my bracelet, how to tie the appropriate knots to make the design I wanted and she also...More

Thank Leigh P
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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi Leigh... awesome review and I'll be sure to let Kris know she is our star of the week :) Always good to know from my point of view that our customers are happy with the Bead Shop experience, as it can be a bit...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I had great fun choosing something pretty to take home to make. I will have a unique reminder of Queenstown. Lovely lady helped me choose. I assume she is the owner of the shop. If you are a beadaholic on holiday then go for a...More

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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi and thank you for your wonderful review! As owner of the shop I know it wasn't me that served you but It's always great to know that others appreciate them as much as I do.. and I will be sure to let them know...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Great little shop, lovely attendant who was full of information about beads and Queenstown and a great range of beads

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

They were so helpful. More than happy to help. Their expertise in assisting me to find the right items made sure I came away with what I wanted.

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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us.. from an owners point of view it's wonderful to be able to relay your message to the two girls who really are the back bone of the business! Thank you

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with my 3.5 year old daughter and the ladies that worked there where fantastic. My daughter made a beautiful necklace which she now loves wearing. Close to our last day my daughter accidentally chipped the glass pendant. We took it back to the...More

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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Yeh!!! :) We still think it's fun too after 18 years! Thank you for your review and happy to hear we have a budding beader in our midst! Cheers Lee

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

I lived in Queenstown for a while and loved going to The Bead Shop as a little getaway to make some jewellery. Whoever was working is always happy to assist or answer any questions and now I am back home in the UK i can't...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

I had no idea that many beautiful bead styles existed. It's a great idea to bring a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee and stay a few hours- choosing beans and creating a beautiful necklace, etc... is so theraputic and a great break from all...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Big thanks to Kris for helping me make this little bag charm. I wanted something to put on my bag, but could never find just the right thing - now I have exactly what I pictured, custom made. Such friendly service and helpful advice -...More

Thank Jess R
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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Hi Jess... always good to hear from a happy customer! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us... I saw your photo on our Facebook page and it does look awesome. Well done kris well done you.. I will be sure to...More

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