Ornamentea

★★★★☆
  • 509 N West St

    Raleigh, NC 27603

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  • 919-834-6260

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Hours
Mon-Thur 10-9, Fri 8:30-9, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6
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Horrible .... rude , no business morals...leaves customers hanging then blames the customer. I wont go back and will tell everyone to avoid it.

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★★★★★

Horrible .... rude , no business morals...leaves customers hanging then blames the customer. I wont go back and will tell everyone to avoid it.

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Overpriced; OMG; I went here for an emergency and could not believe the prices; and for those prices, I believe the customer service should be a little more courteous and customer oriented. I thought they (employees) were rude. First, they were not open on time, then when they unlocked the doors, it was a get what you need and go - attitude, I actually felt like they thought I should know what I am doing, first, before entering the bead store. Well, I do know what I am doing and I do know what they are NOT doing. I feel like I would get quicker service and better prices ordering on line or going to the bead shop at the Flea Market, which is probably the best place to go to in the Raleigh area, and second, Michaels. Plus, I was told of this wonderful selection of beads, I felt like they had a very very limited selection of beads.

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★☆☆☆☆

Overpriced; OMG; I went here for an emergency and could not believe the prices; and for those prices, I believe the customer service should be a little more courteous and customer oriented. I thought they (employees) were rude. First, they were not open on time, then when they unlocked the doors, it was a get what you need and go - attitude, I actually felt like they thought I should know what I am doing, first, before entering the bead store. Well, I do know what I am doing and I do know what they are NOT doing. I feel like I would get quicker service and better prices ordering on line or going to the bead shop at the Flea Market, which is probably the best place to go to in the Raleigh area, and second, Michaels. Plus, I was told of this wonderful selection of beads, I felt like they had a very very limited selection of beads.

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Bad apple spoiled my experience. Rather argue over quality
of merchandise and loose a customer over a $6.00 exchange.

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★☆☆☆☆

Bad apple spoiled my experience. Rather argue over quality
of merchandise and loose a customer over a $6.00 exchange.

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I often take classes at Ornamentea; the staff is talented and courteous. You can tell that they are passionate about art by the samples on display, and the way they help anyone who needs it. I think at least 2 people who work there are published artists in jewelry. They also carry neat gifts and hysterically funny cards. I've been to other bead stores in Cary and without fail, they disappoint me. Ornamentea never disappoints.

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★★★★★

I often take classes at Ornamentea; the staff is talented and courteous. You can tell that they are passionate about art by the samples on display, and the way they help anyone who needs it. I think at least 2 people who work there are published artists in jewelry. They also carry neat gifts and hysterically funny cards. I've been to other bead stores in Cary and without fail, they disappoint me. Ornamentea never disappoints.

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Terrible customer service classes canceled with very little notice - less than 24 hours. When you go in to the store no one is willing to help - they are too busy socializing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible customer service classes canceled with very little notice - less than 24 hours. When you go in to the store no one is willing to help - they are too busy socializing.

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SO nice to have a local store with such a great selection and such helpful employees. I also love the beadfreak card where after spending a certain amount of money you get merchandise for free. I always have so much fun every time I go in there as their selection is always changing!!

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★★★★★

SO nice to have a local store with such a great selection and such helpful employees. I also love the beadfreak card where after spending a certain amount of money you get merchandise for free. I always have so much fun every time I go in there as their selection is always changing!!

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We discovered Ornamentea when we were doing a jewelry making activity at work. After getting cheap beads and fasteners at craft stores, we were amazed at the quality and uniqueness of the items at Ornamentea. We all shop there now, and I love taking friends in to browse as their inventory changes often.

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★★★★★

We discovered Ornamentea when we were doing a jewelry making activity at work. After getting cheap beads and fasteners at craft stores, we were amazed at the quality and uniqueness of the items at Ornamentea. We all shop there now, and I love taking friends in to browse as their inventory changes often.

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This is the most wonderful bead store I have ever visited, and I have visited many! The selection is superb, high quality materials, even the lower priced items were great quality (not like the big-box craft stores!). And the staff were more than helpful. They even helped me repair my own necklace - now I know how to do it. I signed up for 2 classes and am very excited (a friend of mine takes classes all the time and loves them!).

Highly recommended for all crafters.

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★★★★★

This is the most wonderful bead store I have ever visited, and I have visited many! The selection is superb, high quality materials, even the lower priced items were great quality (not like the big-box craft stores!). And the staff were more than helpful. They even helped me repair my own necklace - now I know how to do it. I signed up for 2 classes and am very excited (a friend of mine takes classes all the time and loves them!).

Highly recommended for all crafters.

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Love this store! Wendy is the best great teacher! I would go there just to take her class. Great bead selection. Love it!!! Got some classy art deco beads and was able to make a cool necklace. I will be back!

5
★★★★★

Love this store! Wendy is the best great teacher! I would go there just to take her class. Great bead selection. Love it!!! Got some classy art deco beads and was able to make a cool necklace. I will be back!

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This is the best bead shop I've ever been in! and I've been in a lot of them. I travel to Raleigh three or four times a year and I always plan to visit the shop and if time allows, take a class. I love it!

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This is the best bead shop I've ever been in! and I've been in a lot of them. I travel to Raleigh three or four times a year and I always plan to visit the shop and if time allows, take a class. I love it!

Pros: great selection of beads and findings, friendly and knowledgeable staff

Cons: kind of hard to find

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I love Ornamentea for so many reasons! Staff is GREAT always willing to share and be helpful and give advice. Place is visually so cool so plan on hanging out a while and looking at every nook and cranny! I just took a class there and the instructor was really good and gave lots of info. Not just about what project we were working on but about beading and jewerly making in general. Go and enjoy!

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★★★★★

I love Ornamentea for so many reasons! Staff is GREAT always willing to share and be helpful and give advice. Place is visually so cool so plan on hanging out a while and looking at every nook and cranny! I just took a class there and the instructor was really good and gave lots of info. Not just about what project we were working on but about beading and jewerly making in general. Go and enjoy!

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Ornamentea is THE place to go in Raleigh when you are looking for beading materials. The friendly and very knowledgeable staff is always available for customers to ask questions, and assist with any project that comes to mind. The store provides a place for customers to work on projects, and they will even allow you to use their tools - free of charge! They have an amazing assortment of glass beads, crystals, and semi precious stones. If you are an avid beader - look no further... Ornamentea is your new crafting hot spot!

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Ornamentea is THE place to go in Raleigh when you are looking for beading materials. The friendly and very knowledgeable staff is always available for customers to ask questions, and assist with any project that comes to mind. The store provides a place for customers to work on projects, and they will even allow you to use their tools - free of charge! They have an amazing assortment of glass beads, crystals, and semi precious stones. If you are an avid beader - look no further... Ornamentea is your new crafting hot spot!

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Ornamentea is a store in Glenwood South that sells beads. When you think bead store you usually think a cheezy craft store. Ornamentea actually sells high quality glass beads, expensive glass beads in some cases. This is a great place to go if you want to make a piece of custom jewelry. They have classes fairly reguarly teaching people how to make their own earrings and necklaces. The staff here is VERY helpful, and if you just stop in will often show you on the spot how to make something fantastic. This is a great store, for the trendy and the craft oriented.

PROS: Tons of high quality beads
CONS: Closes early (6-7) so its difficult for people with 9-5 jobs to visit

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★★★★★

Ornamentea is a store in Glenwood South that sells beads. When you think bead store you usually think a cheezy craft store. Ornamentea actually sells high quality glass beads, expensive glass beads in some cases. This is a great place to go if you want to make a piece of custom jewelry. They have classes fairly reguarly teaching people how to make their own earrings and necklaces. The staff here is VERY helpful, and if you just stop in will often show you on the spot how to make something fantastic. This is a great store, for the trendy and the craft oriented.

PROS: Tons of high quality beads
CONS: Closes early (6-7) so its difficult for people with 9-5 jobs to visit

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My cousin really likes going to this store. After seeing a piece of jewlery she had made there at Christmas I decided to give the place a little look see. Wow! they really do have tons of great looking beads, I felt like I could have made any piece of jewlery I wanted. This isn't like your typical craft store, this place is for people who are serious about making jewlery, and really nice jewelry at that. I willdefinatly be back after I make the necklace I purchase stuff for. Fun Place to go....and I never thougth I would be crafty again!

5
★★★★★

My cousin really likes going to this store. After seeing a piece of jewlery she had made there at Christmas I decided to give the place a little look see. Wow! they really do have tons of great looking beads, I felt like I could have made any piece of jewlery I wanted. This isn't like your typical craft store, this place is for people who are serious about making jewlery, and really nice jewelry at that. I willdefinatly be back after I make the necklace I purchase stuff for. Fun Place to go....and I never thougth I would be crafty again!

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Ornamentea is one of the best bead stores I've shopped at for beads. The store is full of eye candy and offers classes for experienced as well as new beaders. They are on top of the latest trends and keep their well stocked. They not only sell beads and jewelry, but I can always find other types of gifts that are equally creative.

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★★★★★

Ornamentea is one of the best bead stores I've shopped at for beads. The store is full of eye candy and offers classes for experienced as well as new beaders. They are on top of the latest trends and keep their well stocked. They not only sell beads and jewelry, but I can always find other types of gifts that are equally creative.

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Most amazing bead store I've ever been in, and I've been in quite a few all over the country. Dazzling selection, countless original and inspiring project ideas, affordable classes. They have tools, workspace and professionals on hand to help. They can be pricey, but well worth it for the unusual items they offer, including Green Girl pewter, sterling silver and goldfill findings and filligree, swarovski crystal beads, local artisan lampwork and clay, real stone beads in all shapes/sizes, and more. Great for gift-shopping, as they always have some lovely European soaps, trinkets and other shiny doo-dads. I have spent my birthday in this store for the past 3 years now. It is my favorite place in town!

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★★★★★

Most amazing bead store I've ever been in, and I've been in quite a few all over the country. Dazzling selection, countless original and inspiring project ideas, affordable classes. They have tools, workspace and professionals on hand to help. They can be pricey, but well worth it for the unusual items they offer, including Green Girl pewter, sterling silver and goldfill findings and filligree, swarovski crystal beads, local artisan lampwork and clay, real stone beads in all shapes/sizes, and more. Great for gift-shopping, as they always have some lovely European soaps, trinkets and other shiny doo-dads. I have spent my birthday in this store for the past 3 years now. It is my favorite place in town!

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What a fabulous store for all jewelery fanatics! The employees are very nice and helpful. I spend at least 2 hours here every visit! I have made a few bracelets and necklaces with the tiny simple beads that you can find at any store, but Ornamentea has broadened my horizons! I now have begun to make bracelets with beautiful and interesting beads and I am hooked!

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What a fabulous store for all jewelery fanatics! The employees are very nice and helpful. I spend at least 2 hours here every visit! I have made a few bracelets and necklaces with the tiny simple beads that you can find at any store, but Ornamentea has broadened my horizons! I now have begun to make bracelets with beautiful and interesting beads and I am hooked!

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Message from Ornamentea

We are your place to play with beads and jewelry making supplies seven days a week. Take a class in beading, felting, Art Clay Silver, metal smithing or paper arts or work at our in-store work table. You'll get lost in our selection and love our helpful staff.

More about Ornamentea

We sell beads, jewelry making and bench supplies, Art Clay Silver, vintage ribbon and trims, craft books and supplies. Come take a class with our talented instructors or work for free at our in-store workspace. See our class listings on line at our websit

 

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