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The Bead Monkey was founded in June 1993 with the opening of our first Minneapolis store, part of the well known and trendy 50th and France shopping district in picturesque Edina, MN.


The St. Paul Bead Monkey opened in 1996 on Grand Avenue in a renovated building from the 1930's. The historic Grand Avenue shopping district hosts some the best restaurants, sight seeing, and shopping in town.

Both locations feature the following:


Sparkling Swarovski© Elements 

Freshwater pearls, both on strands and cut

Beautiful gemstone beads, both on strands and cut

Czech fire polish beads

Metal working tools and supplies

Resin tools and supplies

Image Papers

Antique German and Venetian beads

American-made Lampwork from local and national artists

Assortment of Japanese and Czech seed beads and delicas

Custom mixes of India glass beads

Gold and silver tone base metal charms

A huge variety of base metal beads and findings

A large selection of tools, stringing materials, embellishing materials and memory wire

Books and magazines

Free instruction handouts

Each location has 2 spacious well-lit classrooms/studios


Services offered by The Bead Monkey:


Youth birthday parties

Private Beading Parties

Bridal Design Services

One on One Instruction



50th & France
3717 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(952) 929-4032

·  M-F:10 AM to 8 PM

·  Sat:10 AM to 6 PM

·  Sun:Noon to 5 PM


E-Mail Contact

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Grand & Victoria
867 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 222-7729


·  M-F:10 AM to 8 PM

·  Sat:10 AM to 6 PM

·  Sun:Noon to 5 PM


E-Mail Contact

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