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The Bead Shop

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The best place to get a piece of New Zealand to bring home

Beautiful store with wonderfully friendly ladies who helped me make a necklace by hand for my... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Rachel B
via mobile
Lovely!

I am very happy that I found this store. You can find beautiful artwork that's already made, but if... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Christin B
via mobile
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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...more
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2b Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful store with wonderfully friendly ladies who helped me make a necklace by hand for my friend back home! Can’t recommend this place highly enough as a great destination to make a gift to take back home. Five stars for sure.

Thank Rachel B
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Awesome thank you so much Rachel... hope she loves it and hope to see you again soon 👍

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I am very happy that I found this store. You can find beautiful artwork that's already made, but if you do have some time to spare: sit down and make it yourself! You can choose your favourite chord and beads and just give it a...More

Thank Christin B
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review Christin 😃 Valuable information for those who have not ventured in to see what we are about! Sounds like you are happy with what you made hope you get plenty of wear from it!! 👍

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I am on vacation from the States with my two friends from college and we are so lucky we came across this cute little place! Everything was all snowed in and cancelled so we didn’t really know what to do with our day, so we...More

Thank Beccango12
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us... always love to know we are on the right track and our customers go home happy! Enjoy your new jewellery and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

My friends and I have a few hours to spare while it was snowing and we had so much fun! We made necklaces and bracelets; the time flew by! Great quality material for a great price! Also low key and not touristy! Definitely would go...More

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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review.. glad you had fun and can go home with a fistful of affordable new jewellery! 👍

Reviewed 13 April 2018

In March, 2018 we were traveling through the beautiful New Zealand. All that time we were looking for the New Zealand jade adjustable bracelets. In other jewelry stores these bracelets would cost $45 and The Bead Shop would sell them for $20! And you could...More

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Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It is always good to here that we maintain both a high quality whilst keeping our prices as low as we can. Very happy to hear you were looked after and the bracelets should...More

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! 👍

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

Thank abbie5115
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

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
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

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

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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