Beads Inc. Jewelry, Method and Supply

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Welcome to Charlotte’s Premier Retailer of Beads and Findings!  Our specialty is creating unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry with our customers, and providing beaders with only the finest and most fashionable materials. At Beads Incorporated, we offer an extensive collection of beads including Swarovski crystal, sterling silver, gold fill, gold vermeil, plated and basemetal components, chains and clasps, semi precious stones, cloisonne beads, vintage components, TOHO Seed Beads, Czech glass beads and much more!   Customers are encouraged to come in and play anytime at Charlotte’s Most Award Winning and Most Established Bead Shop. We are always here to assist you in taking your beading and bead styling to an entirely new professional level.  We offer the best selection, value and customer service in the Charlotte Area!


On-A-String is now Beads Incorporated – Jewelry, Method & Supply this reflects who we are and the products, services and values we are as a company.  The name came about in a rather simple way: Beads Incorporated has always been our legal name and what we are known as to our vendors and custom design customers.  We figured, it’s kinda catchy and we use it internally let’s just make it our brand and name, so we did!  Our fresh new dynamic look reflects who we are as the leading value and design based bead retailer in the Carolinas.


On December 2nd 2013 we completed the purchase of the building across the street from our current location, 339 Circle Ave (the building on the corner of Circle Ave and Providence Road).  We are currently in the process of renovating and up fitting the entire building.  This beautifully classic Myers park location will be the ideal setting for the new 3100 square foot two story retail experience we call Beads, Inc.   With long needed extra space will be adding additional product lines, services, classes and of course, a lot more beads.  Our architect has designed an up fit to a building that incorporates comfortable retail spaces for customer work areas, a full class room/demonstration room, prep area for special events.  “A big focus of this project was to retain the historic architecture and character of the building.  This was accomplished utilizing numerous rooms that are product specific and a large midway thru the middle of each floor” -Project Manager, John Ainsworth of J.C. Ainsworth & Co.  The concept is to help focus your attention on your projects for that day and inspire for projects of the future. Our building also has a very important feature that many of our customers will appreciate near center city – its own parking lot.

This is an exciting time for our small company.  We have been blessed with by our loyal customers, the community and a great staff.  Please keep up with the progress of the transition via our social media and email blasts.  We look forward to providing more for our customers and growing to the highest level in product, service and value!