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Address: 2b Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 8466
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We run our beautiful bead business from an old cottage on the outskirts of...

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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Great little find in Queenstown

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... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Jess R
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 - I'm no jewelry designer so I needed lots of help! Very happy customer 😄

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Thank Jess R
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

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 let Kris know!! Kind Regards Lee More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I went here so she could make some jewellery. She really enjoyed it and Kris was wonderful with us. We spent a relaxing time making a necklace and bracelet. Recommended

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Thank Saman S
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Saman. Always good to hear our customers are having fun and being looked after! :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I took my 5 year old twin boys here to make keepsakes of our time here in Queenstown. The lady there, Allie, was lovely. Helpful, knowledgeable and good with kids. We did the necklace / bracelet combo that the boys made from a massive selection she provided on a big tray. Took about an hour and was a nice reflective... More 

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Thank David G
Beadlee, Manager at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Hi David Thank you so much for taking the time to review us ... From my point of view (as I'm not in the shop all the time,) it is great to hear we are on task and continue to provide a service people young and old alike enjoy, especially when it comes as a surprise :) Ali, Kris and... More 

Queenstown
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I took my 6yr old son and his best friend. They enjoyed making the necklace and the bracelet so much they made key rings as well. .. and where absolutely fascinated by All the bits and bobs around the shop

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Thank nebray
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Fantastic! Boys are often more decisive about what they make! Bring a coffee next time and try it yourself.. We woukd love to show you something different..You might be surprised! :) More 

Queenstown
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I took my 3 yrs old daughter to the shop for kids avtivity when school holiday. She really had fun! The price was quite reasonable which included beads and other stuffs to make one each of necklace and bracelet. A lovely young staff was nice, friendly and welcomming and she explained how to do so kindly,especially my wee one. We... More 

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Thank Marikosugawara
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us.. You are most welcome to join us again next time you are in Queenstown! Check out our Book me deals for both you and your child! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

On a cold, wet day this kept the kids busy for an hour making a bracelet and necklace. Well set up for kids but you could buy ready made as well or to order. More fun to make your own.

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Thank 4h0lidays
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us.. Look forward to seeing you again ! Cheers Lee More 

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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Went in with great expectations from other reviews and was a little dissapointed. Attendant was friendly enough but not overly welcoming. Large selection of lovely beads, with examples and 'making stations' an important pit stop for the crafty with time to spare actually making their own creations.

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Thank WildCeltix
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Hi .. Thank you for taking the time to review us .. Sorry to hear you were a little dissapointed.. would love to know what you were dissapointed with, so we can rectify where possible! These reviews are very important to us and are great opportunities to see it from our customers point of view... as you see it with... More 

1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Such an amazing range of beads! Very friendly welcoming place with help at hand should you need it. Could spend all day there. Came out feeling creative. Ended up with a lovely piece of jewellery at a very reasonable cost.

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Thank Margaret T
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Margaret for such a lovely review.. Keep that creative streak going and hope to see you back at The Bead Shop Queenstown soon! Regards Lee More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I dragged my husband in here. He begged not to go in. But as soon as he was there he had just as much fun as i did he ended up getting some cuff links 2 pairs actually and loved exploring the different options he could get. I was so overwhelmed but in a good way i am the least... More 

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Thank Natasha K
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Natasha! The most satisfying part of our job is to see our customers leave the shop loving what they designed and made .. So satisfying for you and us! Feel sure you will get lots of comments and wear from your bracelet! Your husbands cuff links will start a... More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 May 2016

I popped into this bead shop in Queenstown and ended up making myself a lovely necklace with the help of the proprietor Lee Eliott. Such a wonderful range of beads is stocked in the shop that it is difficult to choose, but there are also a lots of made up necklaces to give you ideas. A highlight of our visit.... More 

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Thank Jenny W
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Jenny.. Look forward to your next visit, keep that creative spark alive wherever you are! Cheers Lee More 

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