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The Bead Shop

2b Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8466
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Helpful, Happy and Welcoming

I walked in looking to create a simple beaded bracelet. I met Christine and she is simply a bag of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leigh P
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Sydney, Australia
Lovely lady owner

I had great fun choosing something pretty to take home to make. I will have a unique reminder of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
loli2508
,
Aberystwyth, Wales
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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2b Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 8466
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I walked in looking to create a simple beaded bracelet. I met Christine and she is simply a bag of knowledge. She advised me on how to make my bracelet, how to tie the appropriate knots to make the design I wanted and she also...More

Thank Leigh P
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Leigh... awesome review and I'll be sure to let Kris know she is our star of the week :) Always good to know from my point of view that our customers are happy with the Bead Shop experience, as it can be a bit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had great fun choosing something pretty to take home to make. I will have a unique reminder of Queenstown. Lovely lady helped me choose. I assume she is the owner of the shop. If you are a beadaholic on holiday then go for a...More

Thank loli2508
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi and thank you for your wonderful review! As owner of the shop I know it wasn't me that served you but It's always great to know that others appreciate them as much as I do.. and I will be sure to let them know...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great little shop, lovely attendant who was full of information about beads and Queenstown and a great range of beads

Thank Kaye H
Reviewed 19 August 2017

They were so helpful. More than happy to help. Their expertise in assisting me to find the right items made sure I came away with what I wanted.

Thank robsandym
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us.. from an owners point of view it's wonderful to be able to relay your message to the two girls who really are the back bone of the business! Thank you

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with my 3.5 year old daughter and the ladies that worked there where fantastic. My daughter made a beautiful necklace which she now loves wearing. Close to our last day my daughter accidentally chipped the glass pendant. We took it back to the...More

Thank Armsie78
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Yeh!!! :) We still think it's fun too after 18 years! Thank you for your review and happy to hear we have a budding beader in our midst! Cheers Lee

Reviewed 15 June 2017

I lived in Queenstown for a while and loved going to The Bead Shop as a little getaway to make some jewellery. Whoever was working is always happy to assist or answer any questions and now I am back home in the UK i can't...More

Thank Nakita2014
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I had no idea that many beautiful bead styles existed. It's a great idea to bring a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee and stay a few hours- choosing beans and creating a beautiful necklace, etc... is so theraputic and a great break from all...More

Thank Tamra F
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 -...More

Thank Jess R
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 3 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

Thank Saman S
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

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! :)

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...More

Thank David G
Beadlee, Manager at The Bead Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

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...More

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