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Beauty in the Bead Shop

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 #111

Bellingham, WA 98226

(360) 393-4605

Bakerview Square

behind IHOP

Beauty in the Bead Shop opened October 31, 2009 by ToiAnn Hanson and Linda Mercadante, both avid bead lovers for years. We have 1,100 square feet pure bead bliss with an outstanding collection of gemstone beads, pendants, pearls and shells.

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
  • Unique 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!


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Store Hours OPEN DAILY!

10 AM to 6 PM Monday – Friday


Saturday 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm

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

Co-Owner & Manager



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