We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 10 Front St, Salem, MA 01970-3708
Phone Number:
+1 978-741-2323
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:30 - 17:30

Boston Bead Company stores in Salem and Cambridge, MA are full service bead...

Boston Bead Company stores in Salem and Cambridge, MA are full service bead stores offering the finest beads and jewelry making supplies from around the world. We also offer and extensive calendar of classes, parties and jewelry repair services.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 9 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
  • 1
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Lovely Shop

Really nice selection of beads at good prices. They even do a 15% discount for college students. As you would expect from any good bead shop they also have cord, charms and... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2013
Catriona C
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

9 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 8: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

If you're a woman who likes to make things, then you'll love this place! A little expensive, but everything you need is there.

Thank Bree S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
164 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

These people care about quality and their customers. While on vacation, I stopped in to ask them to repair my old beaded "FUQK CANCER" bracelet, which had started unraveling. This cherished object was a gift from a friend. I had worn it through diagnosis, surgery, chemo and recovery; everyday for three years. The person behind the counter listened to my... More 

1 Thank Pietro S
Traverse City, Michigan
Level Contributor
487 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped in a few times and always lots of fun. Had to get a few beaded bracelets restrung and they were very helpful in helping me put them back together.

Thank Joseph L
New Castle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
225 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Lots of beads, but not a lot of unique beads. If they offered daily bracelet classes, we would have definitely taken one! But, they didn't and we don't know how to make them without some guidance so we passed on purchasing. Nice to browse.

Thank TouristTrap9597
Concord NH
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I went on Saturday it's a nice shop but nothing to unusual save yourself sales tax and buy locally. A bit pricey for beads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Abumbee7
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

very clean and organized. lots to pick and choose from. all beads and findings are sold singularly, instead of on a strand, which i personally liked because then you can buy what you need. other things like bead boards and string are priced normally priced.staff was knowledgeable, courteous and very helpful. i would recommened to anyone who makes jewerly and... More 

Thank travel161821
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Really nice selection of beads at good prices. They even do a 15% discount for college students. As you would expect from any good bead shop they also have cord, charms and findings although I didn't spend much time looking in that section. The shop assistant was lovely but she wasn't able to tell me what some of the unlabelled... More 

Thank Catriona C
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

The Boston Bead Company on the Salem walking mall is a beader's delight! In addition to buying a finished product, I bought several different types of beads for a beading friend. I especially like the animal charms -- we're always keeping an eye out for those! The staff is friendly and helpful. Be aware that you must purchase over $10... More 

1 Thank Jamie-SoloTraveler

Travellers who viewed Boston Bead Company also viewed


Been to Boston Bead Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Boston Bead Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?