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Our bead shop is closing 2/20/18, but the happy news is that we will continue to do our bead shows and have an online shop.  We are excited about doing two or three bead shows next year here in Bellingham.  The first show in here could be in May or June.  Regarding the online shop, our intention is to add more products to our website and you should see ongoing growth throughout 2018.

Frankly closing our shop is the best financially responsible choice for us.  Our shop has operated at a loss for the last two years.  Our current lease ends next February, and as hopeful and optimistic we want to be, we cannot sign a new two-year lease with any peace and confidence.

Thank you for all your support throughout these eight years.  We really appreciate it.  Making this choice was even more difficult because of all of you.  So many of you love our shop and counted on us being here for your beading supplies and inspiration.  We are sorry you now have less choices for your beading needs.  We are hopeful to see you all again soon at the shop and that you will be checking out our online shop as it grows in addition to attending our Bellingham Bead Shows in 2018.  We truly appreciate your continued business and support.

We cannot fully express our gratitude and appreciate for Marcella, Criss and Megan.  These three wonderful women have put their heart into this shop.  This has not been just a job for them, they treated the shop as if it was their own.  They are our family and they truly cared for all of you, our customers, and Garrett and me.

Hopefully you will still be coming to our shop for your beading needs until we close. We have a good supply of most products.  But eventually we will be running low and out of stock on items because we will not be buying replacement merchandise.   Supplies will be limited to stock on hand.

Again, closing our bead shop is not the outcome we wanted, and we hope you understand the extent of our gratitude to all of you for your support and business.is



Closing Sale Video

436 W Bakerview Rd #112

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 393-4605

Bakerview Square

behind IHOP



Bead Shop

Bead Show

Beauty in the Bead Shop is a locally owned family business that has been open since October of 2009.  The owners are Linda Mercadante and her son, Garrett Mercadante.  The shop has 2,200 square feet of pure bead bliss with an outstanding collection of gemstone beads, pendants, pearls and shell.

Our shop is managed by Linda and run by several amazing and lovely ladies, Marcella Barton, Criss Reynolds, Megan Kinman.  We all have been crafters and avid bead lovers for years.

At the Beauty in the Bead Shop, we have a pleasant and organized space with great parking. We promise to be friendly and helpful.



Store Hours OPEN DAILY! Except Some


Monday – Friday  10 am to 6 pm

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

Shop Closed: We are closed  Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and New Year’s Eve and Day.  We close early at 3 pm the day before Thanksgiving.

We invite you to come and look. We say that our job is to “show and tell” our beautiful beads and pendants. It is our pleasure to serve you and our community.


Linda Mercadante

Owner & Manager


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