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Address: 2b Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-441 8466
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We run our beautiful bead business from an old cottage on the outskirts of...

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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Relaxing family fun

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
David G
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 she provided on a big tray. Took about an hour and was a nice reflective... More 

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Thank David G
Beadlee, Manager at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

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 and old alike enjoy, especially when it comes as a surprise :) Ali, Kris and... More 

Queenstown
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I took my 6yr old son and his best friend. They enjoyed making the necklace and the bracelet so much they made key rings as well. .. and where absolutely fascinated by All the bits and bobs around the shop

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Thank nebray
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Fantastic! Boys are often more decisive about what they make! Bring a coffee next time and try it yourself.. We woukd love to show you something different..You might be surprised! :) More 

Queenstown
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I took my 3 yrs old daughter to the shop for kids avtivity when school holiday. She really had fun! The price was quite reasonable which included beads and other stuffs to make one each of necklace and bracelet. A lovely young staff was nice, friendly and welcomming and she explained how to do so kindly,especially my wee one. We... More 

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Thank Marikosugawara
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us.. You are most welcome to join us again next time you are in Queenstown! Check out our Book me deals for both you and your child! More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

On a cold, wet day this kept the kids busy for an hour making a bracelet and necklace. Well set up for kids but you could buy ready made as well or to order. More fun to make your own.

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Thank 4h0lidays
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us.. Look forward to seeing you again ! Cheers Lee More 

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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Went in with great expectations from other reviews and was a little dissapointed. Attendant was friendly enough but not overly welcoming. Large selection of lovely beads, with examples and 'making stations' an important pit stop for the crafty with time to spare actually making their own creations.

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Thank WildCeltix
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Hi .. Thank you for taking the time to review us .. Sorry to hear you were a little dissapointed.. would love to know what you were dissapointed with, so we can rectify where possible! These reviews are very important to us and are great opportunities to see it from our customers point of view... as you see it with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Such an amazing range of beads! Very friendly welcoming place with help at hand should you need it. Could spend all day there. Came out feeling creative. Ended up with a lovely piece of jewellery at a very reasonable cost.

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Thank Margaret T
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Margaret for such a lovely review.. Keep that creative streak going and hope to see you back at The Bead Shop Queenstown soon! Regards Lee More 

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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I dragged my husband in here. He begged not to go in. But as soon as he was there he had just as much fun as i did he ended up getting some cuff links 2 pairs actually and loved exploring the different options he could get. I was so overwhelmed but in a good way i am the least... More 

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Thank Natasha K
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Natasha! The most satisfying part of our job is to see our customers leave the shop loving what they designed and made .. So satisfying for you and us! Feel sure you will get lots of comments and wear from your bracelet! Your husbands cuff links will start a... More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

I popped into this bead shop in Queenstown and ended up making myself a lovely necklace with the help of the proprietor Lee Eliott. Such a wonderful range of beads is stocked in the shop that it is difficult to choose, but there are also a lots of made up necklaces to give you ideas. A highlight of our visit.... More 

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Thank Jenny W
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Jenny.. Look forward to your next visit, keep that creative spark alive wherever you are! Cheers Lee More 

New Zealand
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Such a nice activity to do for yourself and kids! Kids can do their own beading on the kids table, great entertainment for couple of hours! The lady was so helpful and had a lot of patience. She gave me some great ideas for the bracelet I made for a friend, a very unique gift! Thank you very much Bead... More 

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Thank Thenewexplorer
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Lovely review .. Thank you so much. it is great for us and our prospective customers to know we are still on track and providing a fun activity for all! Cheers Lee More 

De Pere, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I found a deal online this morning so we visited today. The kids had a great time choosing from the big selection of beads and charms on hand. The employee was friendly and great with my children. She even took a photo of our whole family when we finished (most of our vacation photos are missing the family member who... More 

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Thank ladydoc2006
Beadlee, Owner at The Bead Shop, responded to this review

Glad you found us and enjoyed a more peaceful activity with a physical memory!! Yes photos with all present and correct can be hard to find, so good to hear the staff go that extra mile! Thank you for taking the time to review us Cheers Lee More 

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