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Boston Bead Company

10 Front Street, Salem, MA 01970
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Ranked #24 of 30 Shopping in Salem
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: Boston Bead Company stores in Salem and Cambridge, MA are full service bead stores offering the finest beads and jewelry making supplies from around the world. We also offer and extensive calendar of classes, parties and jewelry repair services.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Lots of beads, but not a lot of unique beads. If they offered daily bracelet classes, we would have definitely taken one! But, they didn't and we don't know how to make them without some guidance so we passed on purchasing. Nice to browse.

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Concord NH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I went on Saturday it's a nice shop but nothing to unusual save yourself sales tax and buy locally. A bit pricey for beads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

very clean and organized. lots to pick and choose from. all beads and findings are sold singularly, instead of on a strand, which i personally liked because then you can buy what you need. other things like bead boards and string are priced normally priced.staff was knowledgeable, courteous and very helpful. i would recommened to anyone who makes jewerly and... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Really nice selection of beads at good prices. They even do a 15% discount for college students. As you would expect from any good bead shop they also have cord, charms and findings although I didn't spend much time looking in that section. The shop assistant was lovely but she wasn't able to tell me what some of the unlabelled... More

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Dallas, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Boston Bead Company on the Salem walking mall is a beader's delight! In addition to buying a finished product, I bought several different types of beads for a beading friend. I especially like the animal charms -- we're always keeping an eye out for those! The staff is friendly and helpful. Be aware that you must purchase over $10... More

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