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Whatcom County’s Premier Bead Shop with the largest selection of gemstone, stone, pearl, glass, shell beads and pendants in the North Sound Area.



436 W Bakerview Rd #112

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 393-4605

Bakerview Square

behind IHOP

Beauty in the Bead Shop is a locally owned family business that has been open since October of 2009. We have 2,400 square feet pure bead bliss with an outstanding collection of gemstone beads, pendants, pearls and shell.

Our shop is managed by Linda Mercadante and run by several amazing and lovely ladies, Marcella Barton, Criss Reynolds, Connie Ridley and 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.  At our shop, you can find:

  • Miyuki Japanese seed beads
  • Czech Seed Bead Hanks
  • Two hole beads, like Superduos and more
  • IMG_4231Unique findings
  • Quality tools
  • Desirable and unusual gemstone beads
  • Distributors of excellent quality suppliers:
    • TierraCast: Quality cast and lead free metal beads, clasps, drops, charms and findings made in the USA.
    • Bead Smith: USA Company that is a major wholesale supplier
    • Soft Flex: Premier USA stringing supply company
    • Beadalon: Premier wire & findings company

Interested in BEADING CLASSES? We have New to Beading or Refresher classes up to advanced classes. The Beginning Earrings, Wrap Loop Earrings and Learn to Crimp: Make a Bracelet classes are only $10 and include the bead kits. To see all the classes look at our Class Information and Schedule. We are also looking for teachers!



Store Hours OPEN DAILY! Except Some


10 AM to 6 PM Monday – Friday


Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

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

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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