Products to Inspire You
Boston Bead Company shops are filled with beads in open stock bins, in vials, and by the strand. Our ever-changing selection usually includes Gemstones, Freshwater Pearls, Czech Pressed Glass, Vintage German Glass, Lampwork Glass, Sea Glass, Czech and Japanese Seed Beads, Cloisonné and Enamel, Ceramics, Wood, Bone, Horn, Nuts and Seeds, Crystal, Vintage Lucite, and African Trade Beads.
Our extensive collection of stringing materials includes precious and plated Chain, Leather, Suede, Satin, Ribbon, Silk, Nylon, Waxed Cotton, Waxed Linen, and Hemp by the yard, foot or inch. We also offer Jewelry Making Findings and Metal Beads and Charms in a wide range of metals from Gold and Sterling Silver to Brass, Copper, Gunmetal, and Pewter.
To round out the mix we also carry a range of jewelry-making and design tools, books, beading kits and a small selection of ready-made jewelry. We hope you will explore each section of our shops to discover our extensive collection.
A Harvard Square landmark since 1991, with a second shop located in historic Salem, Massachusetts, Boston Bead Company shops are a must-visit for beaders, jewelry designers, and anyone seeking creative inspiration. Our shops are the premier local source for unique beads, findings and jewelry-making supplies from around the world. As a small independent business, the atmosphere in our shops is a throwback to an era when service was as important as value. With a careful blend of the modern and tradition, Boston Bead Company offers over 20 years of exceptional service and commitment to quality.