16 E. 17th St., New York, NY, 10003
nr. Fifth Ave.
By walterstreng on 3/10/2013
Beads of Paradise is a great shop, but you may also want to check out ROCK STAR CRYSTALS on West 28th St near 7th AVE. They are a rock shop, not technically a bread store or jewelry supply store, but they carry NATURAL gemstone beads,m cabachons, undrilled tumbled stones and small crystal and mineral clusters ready for wire wrapping or mounting. Call them at 212 675 3065 or go t0 www.rockstarcrystalsmanhattan.com And buy some flowers in the wholesale flower district while you are at it!
By walterstreng on 3/6/2013
Although they are not quite a bead shop or jewelry supply store, ROCK STAR CRYSTALS is also located in the beading district in Manhattan and carries natural gemstone beads, cabachons, undrilled tumbled stones, crystal points and small mineral clusters ideal for wrapping or making designer jewelry. You can check them out by calling 212 675 3065 or going to their website www.rockstarcrystalsmanhattan.com Beads of Paradise is great, but there are other options if you are really looking to make UNIQUE custom jewelry.
By troz on 12/29/2007
This bead store is heaven for the experianced beader. they have unique beads that are hard to locate anywhere else... the problem is you can only afford one or two of each bead due to the high prices. The thing i really love about this store is that they let you make pieces while you wait. you can make anything you want , however today i made a bracelet on a whim and it ended up costing me 90 dollars. However its unique and special so you decide is it worth it? maybe for a few visits a yr or for that special element to complete an ordinary piece and make it special. Just a fun place to look around. one of my favs...
By darilitch on 11/14/2006
I just bought about 5 gifts for friends as thank yous for being in my wedding. I found amazing and beautiful things - and was able to find very different kinds of things for very different personalities. I was able to find things that were MUCH CHEAPER than a store just up the street - UTOWA, which is incredible too but very over priced, BOP has the same or similar items for a fraction of the price. I am VERY PLEASED with my purchases - everything from earrings for $58 to hand carved wooden salad servers for $18. KUDOS BEADS!!!