You may recall that around Valentine’s day, I put up a blogpost in which I asked you which bead store you love.
Here are the results I promised you. 145 readers commented on the blogpost, and roughly 10 people responded on Facebook or emailed me directly. Huge thanks to all who participated!
The hands-down winner was Ornamentea in Raleigh, North Carolina, with 36 commenters raving about it! Congrats!
The Bead Place in Fairview Heights, Illinois, took second place, with 23 readers writing in to give it kudos.
Third place goes to Stony Creek Bead Shop in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with 9 comments.
The Bead and Glass Boutique in Pitman, New Jersey, and That Bead Lady in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, tied for fourth with 7 comments apiece.
Mhai O Mhai Beads Bauble & Bling in Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
Dancing Beads in Medford, Oregon
ShipWreck Beads in Lacey, Washington
Sparkle Spot Bead Shop in St. Petersburg, Florida
French General in Los Angeles, California
The Spirited Bead and Klew’s Gallery in Tehachapi, California
Studio Beads in Deerfield, Ilinois
Whim Beads in Cotati, California
Chevron Trading Post & Bead Co. in Asheville, North Carolina
New York City’s garment district
General Bead in San Francisco, California
Fusion Beads in Seattle, Washington
Grand River Beads in Rocky River, Ohio
1 comment, in no particular order
Your Beading Heart in Irwin, Pennsylvania, which gets my vote for the cleverest shop name of all!
Das Perlament in Bonn, Germany. This is another ingenious name…I couldn’t find a website for them.
The Beadin’ Path in Freeport, Maine. Another punny one!
Bead It in Santa Cruz, California. Dang it, now I have Michael Jackson on permanent shuffle in my head!
Bead Junction in Toronto, Canada
Artful Beads and Studio in Pennington, New Jersey
Bead Cellar in Pennsauken, New Jersey
The Artful Bead in Carrollton, Texas
A Grain of Sand
Bodacious Beads in Des Plaines, Illinois
Blue Santa Beads in Media, Pennsylvania
Pam’s Bead Garden in Farmington Hills, Michigan
Beads of Contentment in Modesto, California
Gifts of Avalon in Gainesville, Florida
Crystal Beads of Boston in Franklin, Massachusetts
Bead Need in Davie, Florida
National Supply in St. Louis, Missouri
Wolf E. Myrow in Providence, Rhode Island
Sandy Schorr in Fort Worth, Texas
Knot Just Beads in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Caravan Beads. No city was listed, and there are at least two shops by this name: Caravan Beads in Portland, Maine OR Caravan Beads Chicago
For those of you who parlez français, there’s Perles and Co.
Alaska Bead Company in Anchorage, Alaska
Mariposa Bead Company in Barrie, Ontario, Canada
The Bead Garden in Sedona, Arizona
Beads by Blanche in Bergenfield, New Jersey
Creative Castle in Newbury Park, California
Elliot, Greene and Co. in New York City
CJS Sales in New York City
Mana Beads in Nevada City, California
Beadfx in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Buffy’s Beads in London, United Kingdom
I Love You Beads in Sydney, Australia
San Gabriel Bead in Arcadia, California
4 Sirius Beaders in Paris, Ontario, Canada
The Beading Frenzy in San Mateo, California
The Bead Shop in New Orleans, Louisiana
Awright, yawl: laissez les bons temps rouler!