Some of our favorite beading resources:
(Please let us know of any corrections or new ones to add)
A Bead Garden:
1442 Washington Street, Clarkesville, GA 30523; 706-499-5336; We invite you to join us at A Bead Garden where you will find the largest selection of beads and beading supplies in North Georgia. We are located on the square in Clarkesville, GA and welcome you to stop by the store! Classes offered.
Amalgam Arts Atlanta:
743 E. College Ave., Suite E, Decatur; (404) 447-2070; Owner - Wendy Tonsits; Amalgam is a collaborative studio, school, and gallery conveniently located inside the perimeter of Atlanta, GA. Featuring a variety of art ranging from jewelry and metalworking, to glass art, woodworking, and photography. Classes offered.
585 Cobb Parkway South, Suite G-1, Marietta; (770) 420-3818; Jewelry/metalsmithing studio offering classes for all levels, open studio work time, tools, and supplies.
178 East Crogan Street, Suite 250, Lawrenceville, GA 30046; (770) 545-8000; Artzy Beads is a unique beading & jewelry boutique in Downtown Lawrenceville with one of a kind styles, Tyler candles and locally hand made jewelry.
11585 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta; (678) 867-0303; Featuring glass beads, semi-precious beads, natural stones, Bali silver, Swarovski crystals, charms, and findings. Classes are also offered.
1478 Roswell Road, Marietta; (770) 578-4644; Hours - Tue-Sat 11am-5:30pm; Closeout Center open on Sun 12noon-5pm. Huge selection, including Czech glass, gemstones, and Swarovski, to name a few. Classes are also offered - call for class schedule. Visit the web site and sign up for the newsletter to receive information on sales and specials.
The Bead Shoppe:
2849 E. College Avenue, Avondale Estates; (404) 296-9898; Offers an extensive selection of unusual and rare vintage beads, findings, Chain and Jewelry, as well as new beads and findings including Glass, Semi-Precious, African, Czech. There are a number of classes available, listed on their website. Class sizes are kept small for personalized instruction and are by appointment only. Jewelry repair for most items is available.
6750 Highway 53, Suite 103, Braselton; (706) 658-0007; Hours - Wed-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon-4pm; Swarovski crystals, glass pearls, Kimberly Branch's handmade glass beads, Czech fire polished and glass beads, seed beads, delicas, and a full line of vintage Austrian crystals stones, West German vintage glass beads and Vintage Japanese glass beads as well as classes from a number of teachers.
Beads By Design:
585 Cobb Parkway, Suite L, Marietta; (770) 425-3909; Featuring a wide variety of beads, pearls, glass, metal, gemstone beads, findings, seed beads, and Delicas, as well as offering classes.
Beads On The Vine:
One Galleria Parkway Suite 1B-6, Atlanta; (678) 401-3240; Located at the Cobb Galleria it's a great stop to finish off the Down The Street Bead Show.
3231-A Cains Hill Place, Atlanta; (404) 816-8230; Hours - Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Thurs open until 9pm; Located in the heart of Buckhead, they offer a large selection of semi-precious stones, sterling silver, vermeil, bone, wood, glass, and vintage beads plus many styles of chain and gauges of wire. They also carry beaded gifts as well as designer and custom created jewelry. The store features a large craft area where classes are offered or customers may work on their projects.
Colorstones - Midtown:
2350 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, (404) 389-0817; Hours - Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm; Great selection of precious and semi-precious stones, Bali silver, beautiful pearls, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver findings, seed beads, beading tools, and custom made jewelry. Discounts for ABS members!
Colorstones - Roswell:
10800 Alpharetta Hwy. #184, Roswell, (770) 993-9921; Hours - Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm; Great selection of precious and semi-precious stones, Bali silver, beautiful pearls, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver findings, seed beads, beading tools, and custom made jewelry. Discounts for ABS members!
5269-11 Buford Highway, Pinetree Plaza, Doraville; (770) 455-1871; Focuses on jewelers but has a large selection of softflex, sterling and gold-filled wire as well as various tools for beading.
2980 Cobb Parkway, Suite 184, Atlanta; (770) 226-6330; Great selection of beads and classes. Gemstone beads, glass beads, shell, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver findings, chains and wire, 14k gold-filled findings, chains and wire, metal findings and chains, tools, custom made and hand crafted jewelry.
162 E Crogan Street, Lawrenceville; (770) 237-9260; Owner - Meg Earhart; Specializing in unique artisan jewelry and gifts since 2007! All ABS members receive a 1st purchase special discount at her very unique store. Just introduce yourself as an ABS member and she will tell you what the discount will be. Many of her pieces are ripe for beading enhancement and would make very unique gifts. She will also make special metal stamp pieces, pins and pendants. WARNING: GPS does not understand downtown Lawrenceville! They are located on Highway 29 (Lawrenceville Hwy, Crogan St) one block east of the historic courthouse and directly in front of the parking garage.