Global Beads Inc.

★★★☆☆
  • 345 Castro St

    Mountain View, CA 94041

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  • 650-967-7556

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I wanted to make some jewelry and the only bead store I knew of was Global Beads. I spent almost 2 hours in the store picking out beads and chains and was not pleased with the customer service. I asked questions from three different employees and the one that was coldest was the actual store owner, Kathleen. She rang a bill for me totaling almost $200 worth of supplies and beads and just seemed so unfriendly, almost as if she didn't care to have my business. It made me regret spending a dime in that store! They have a return policy but it seems like most things I purchased were not returnable, like wire cutters, long nose pliers and beads. What's the point of a return policy, right? I've since did some research and found some great bead stores and the service is 180 degrees. Global Beads does not need our business, at least that's the attitude. One star was given for the fact that I was able to find the exact crystal match for a jewelry piece I was trying to finish.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wanted to make some jewelry and the only bead store I knew of was Global Beads. I spent almost 2 hours in the store picking out beads and chains and was not pleased with the customer service. I asked questions from three different employees and the one that was coldest was the actual store owner, Kathleen. She rang a bill for me totaling almost $200 worth of supplies and beads and just seemed so unfriendly, almost as if she didn't care to have my business. It made me regret spending a dime in that store! They have a return policy but it seems like most things I purchased were not returnable, like wire cutters, long nose pliers and beads. What's the point of a return policy, right? I've since did some research and found some great bead stores and the service is 180 degrees. Global Beads does not need our business, at least that's the attitude. One star was given for the fact that I was able to find the exact crystal match for a jewelry piece I was trying to finish.

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Beads, beads and more beads. They have such a huge selection that it is hard to choose. The not only have the beads but all the things you need to make necklaces and earrings.

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★★★★☆

Beads, beads and more beads. They have such a huge selection that it is hard to choose. The not only have the beads but all the things you need to make necklaces and earrings.

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Global Beads stocks an amazing amount of beads. Unfortunately, they also stock a lot of other merchandise as well - clothing, gift items, decor, etc. For me, it was a little distracting to have so much going on in one store. There were plenty of beads to browse through, but the staff did not seem overly eager to help me with items in the cases and the employee I spoke with didn't know anything about the gemstones they carried. If you have a clear understanding of what you want, you can probably find it here, but for customer service, I would head to a bead store that specializes in beads.

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★★★☆☆

Global Beads stocks an amazing amount of beads. Unfortunately, they also stock a lot of other merchandise as well - clothing, gift items, decor, etc. For me, it was a little distracting to have so much going on in one store. There were plenty of beads to browse through, but the staff did not seem overly eager to help me with items in the cases and the employee I spoke with didn't know anything about the gemstones they carried. If you have a clear understanding of what you want, you can probably find it here, but for customer service, I would head to a bead store that specializes in beads.

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While their selection is overwhelmingly large, I've found that most of the staff (with the exception of Radha and Rosa) can be pretty apathetic. At times, the salesperson could barely tear herself away from her cell phone to respond to questions.

I also took a class, wire-wrapping, taught by Rosa. While the instructor seemed knowledgeable and she did teach us the basic technique, I expected to learn much more in 2 hours. Instead, much of the time was spent in small-talk, and the class was cut short.

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★★☆☆☆

While their selection is overwhelmingly large, I've found that most of the staff (with the exception of Radha and Rosa) can be pretty apathetic. At times, the salesperson could barely tear herself away from her cell phone to respond to questions.

I also took a class, wire-wrapping, taught by Rosa. While the instructor seemed knowledgeable and she did teach us the basic technique, I expected to learn much more in 2 hours. Instead, much of the time was spent in small-talk, and the class was cut short.

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This place has everything you need! It's amazing - they have so much stuff. I went here to get stuff for a project and they helped me find evrything without even asking! The best. Period.

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★★★★★

This place has everything you need! It's amazing - they have so much stuff. I went here to get stuff for a project and they helped me find evrything without even asking! The best. Period.

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Global Beads has a huge selection of beads and beading supplies. They offer classes or you can have a private party where you all make an item. They also sell some unusual clothing.

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★★★★☆

Global Beads has a huge selection of beads and beading supplies. They offer classes or you can have a private party where you all make an item. They also sell some unusual clothing.

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If you can't find what you're looking for at Global Beads, it may not exist. Their selection is tremendous and it doesn't just stop at beads. You'll find music, masks, jewelry, scarves, books, tools, drums, kites and many more treasures. They also have a selection of collectable beads. If you do any kind of beading, you must stop by Global Beads. It's difficult to leave once you get there and you won't leave empty handed!

PROS: Easy to park in lots behind store
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★★★★☆

If you can't find what you're looking for at Global Beads, it may not exist. Their selection is tremendous and it doesn't just stop at beads. You'll find music, masks, jewelry, scarves, books, tools, drums, kites and many more treasures. They also have a selection of collectable beads. If you do any kind of beading, you must stop by Global Beads. It's difficult to leave once you get there and you won't leave empty handed!

PROS: Easy to park in lots behind store
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Global Beads has the largest selection of beads and other materials needed for creating your own unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings. They have beads for all price ranges, all very beautiful and high quality. They also have a large selection of ethnic wares and clothing.

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★★★★☆

Global Beads has the largest selection of beads and other materials needed for creating your own unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings. They have beads for all price ranges, all very beautiful and high quality. They also have a large selection of ethnic wares and clothing.

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Please do not buy anything here!!! The prices are crazy...seems like they get cheap indian beads and bells from india and sell it for exhorbitant rates. I saw a bell for $15!!!!! It's won't even cost me 15 cents in India. The beads are expensive too...i would suggest going to the gem show at san mateo and getting quality stuff for lower rates.

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★★☆☆☆

Please do not buy anything here!!! The prices are crazy...seems like they get cheap indian beads and bells from india and sell it for exhorbitant rates. I saw a bell for $15!!!!! It's won't even cost me 15 cents in India. The beads are expensive too...i would suggest going to the gem show at san mateo and getting quality stuff for lower rates.

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Huge selection of all kinds of beads. Lots of wooden beads to choose from. The only con is that it is more expensive that most other loose bead shops. There are some nice sales upfront that are worth looking at. Also, there are some cheap tiny earrings near the cash register.

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★★★★☆

Huge selection of all kinds of beads. Lots of wooden beads to choose from. The only con is that it is more expensive that most other loose bead shops. There are some nice sales upfront that are worth looking at. Also, there are some cheap tiny earrings near the cash register.

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Global beads in downtown Mountain View offers a good selection of beads, particularly ethnic beads from Africa and Asia. The store is pretty large and they also sell clothing and incense. The more expensive beads and findings such as Swarkovski crystals or sterling silver or gold are found behind the counter; you have to ask the saleperson to see them. I found the beads a little pricer than other bead supply stores in the South bay, but Global beads is conveniently located less than a block away from the Mountain View Caltrain station.

PROS: Convenient Good location, good selection
CONS: Pricey

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★★★☆☆

Global beads in downtown Mountain View offers a good selection of beads, particularly ethnic beads from Africa and Asia. The store is pretty large and they also sell clothing and incense. The more expensive beads and findings such as Swarkovski crystals or sterling silver or gold are found behind the counter; you have to ask the saleperson to see them. I found the beads a little pricer than other bead supply stores in the South bay, but Global beads is conveniently located less than a block away from the Mountain View Caltrain station.

PROS: Convenient Good location, good selection
CONS: Pricey

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