Looking more like a high-end fashion boutique than a
well-stocked bead shop, City Beads
was an unexpected but delightful stop on my
recent New York City shopping trip.
For those of us who love to use Swarovski components, some
of which can be hard to find, this is the place where you will find them. I
found two colors of a component that was recently discontinued by one of my
regular bead suppliers, and I'm happy to know that City Beads will continue to
stock this wonderful little ball of crystals or order them for me if I need
Among some of the better selections at City Beads were their
eclectic shaped beads - one of my shopping companions found a very cool bag of
glass dice beads. In addition to their selection of crystal beads and
components, City Beads has a full selection of Delica cylinder beads, beading
books, tools, and supplies. In addition to my crystal components, I found a
wonderful strand of textured glass coin pearls and a bag of square-shaped
metallic beads with a fancy pattern.
You can find City Beads at 15 West 37th Street between Fifth
and Sixth Avenues in Manhattan.
Have you ever shopped at City Beads? What did you think? Share your experiences here on the blog!