Welcome to Country Beads
Bringing the World of Beads to You!
Tucked into a space on 4th Avenue in Kitsilano, we are located blocks from the beach, on the main bus route to UBC, and only a quick trip across the bridge to downtown Vancouver. 4th Avenue has been a prime shopping area since the 60’s, with a variety of independent retailers, catering to both locals and tourists of all ages.
So when Country Beads opened its doors in October 1994, people welcomed us with enthusiasm, support and helpful suggestions!
We listened, learned and are now thrilled to be celebrating our 24th year of business! So thanks to all of our loyal customers and welcomed newcomers – it continues to be a wonderful ride!
Beading has proven its longevity, sustaining its popularity. Whether you choose to make a simple summer bracelet or a more complicated multi-layer, mixed material piece, all your supplies are available here. For this reason, we have become known as “the little store with lots of stuff”. We have always kept up with the latest in jewelry trends and fashions, trying to provide you with the newest, hot items before the trend passes as well as sourcing out unique pieces from around the world.
What kind of beads do we carry?
Over the years, our selection of beads, findings, charms, strings & cords have increased significantly, due to our customer’s requests.
- We now carry many high-end semi-precious stones available in strands or some that are sold individually.
- To compliment these gorgeous stones are sterling silver, gold-filled, rose gold-filled and vermeil findings & beads.
- Our selection of chains is very popular, all sold by the foot, as well as precious round wire from 16-28 gauge!
- We also carry beads made out of wood, crystal, metal, glass and ceramic.
- Charms have seen a huge resurgence with popular images such as ganesh, hamsa hand, ohm, tree of life, reproductions of ethnic images and so many more.
- In sterling silver, bronze and base metal these are the perfect addition to a variety of necklaces and bracelets.
- Various strings and cords have also fueled new styles of jewellery.
- We carry a selection of waxed linen, knotting cord, hand-dyed silk in a beautiful range of vibrant colours along with a regular stock of leather, cotton and flexible wire for stringing.
Whether you’re a casual beader or an aspiring designer selling your wares, we have pricing options to fit your needs!
Country Beads prides itself on great customer-service. Ask any of our qualified staff for help with your beading dilemmas or any specific products or style you’re trying to find. Whether you’re in the store, on the phone or online, we’ll do our best to help you. Now offering online workshop videos!
Our Vancouver shop is hopping with happy beaders every day. People come in to browse our beads and inspire each other, and we invite you to do the same. Many of our customers have become dear friends over the years, sharing trials and tribulations. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on our various social media platforms to keep up to date on new products and what’s going on in the store. We look forward to getting to know you better, whether in person or through our expanded online relationships.
From all of us at Country Beads.
Introducing our Workshops At Home series!
We miss running our in person workshops and know a lot of our customers are missing them too.
As a way to fill this gap, until we are able to safely offer in person workshops again, we are working on creating a number of online videos.
WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BROWSING IN-STORE FROM 11am - 5pm ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!
Our website is always available with curb-side pick-up Tuesday - Saturday, 11am to 5pm.
There will a maximum of 5 customers allowed in the store at one time and ask that you are mindful of your timing while others are waiting.
We cannot offer classes, use of the table and tools and will not be doing repairs, or custom orders at this time.
Thank you for your understanding.
Be safe & stay creative from the Country Beads staff.
Beaded mask chains
Practical + fun! Are you always digging through your bag or in a pocket to find your mask? Not wanting to put your mask down onto an unknown surface? Make a mask chain! Your mask conveniently hangs where you can find it and is always ready on hand to pull up to your face. Give your mask a personal touch with your own design and a length that works for you.
We now have a mask chain set-up kit! Each kit comes with the cord and findings, all you need to do is add the beads. An easy project and fun to put together!