International Glass & Bead Co

★★★☆☆
34.0946 -117.721
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909-626-0877

530 W 1st St

Claremont, CA

91711

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I loved this store the employees were very nice and taught me and my friend to make earrings. they had a wonderful selection of beads and charms. and the prices were not bad for a small shop.

I just loved it

5
★★★★★

I loved this store the employees were very nice and taught me and my friend to make earrings. they had a wonderful selection of beads and charms. and the prices were not bad for a small shop.

I just loved it

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I love International Glass and Bead in Claremont. The owner and staff are helpful and friendly. They will assist you in finding the materials you need and show you how to make jewelry- step by step. The ambiance, selection of beads, and exceptional service make International Glass and Bead my favorite bead shop- and I have been to LOTS of bead shops.

5
★★★★★

I love International Glass and Bead in Claremont. The owner and staff are helpful and friendly. They will assist you in finding the materials you need and show you how to make jewelry- step by step. The ambiance, selection of beads, and exceptional service make International Glass and Bead my favorite bead shop- and I have been to LOTS of bead shops.

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This store has lots to offer,but customer service is not one of the amenities. The owner/manager is an extremely rude woman. When she is not in the store, the staff is friendly, helpful and cheerful... when she is present, everyone is tense. She complains about customers, her bills, the staff etc. I still shop here because I am desperate to find items and unfortunately they have the products. I love the San Gabriel Bead company and The Garden of Beaden in Upland. What a difference!

3
★★★☆☆

This store has lots to offer,but customer service is not one of the amenities. The owner/manager is an extremely rude woman. When she is not in the store, the staff is friendly, helpful and cheerful... when she is present, everyone is tense. She complains about customers, her bills, the staff etc. I still shop here because I am desperate to find items and unfortunately they have the products. I love the San Gabriel Bead company and The Garden of Beaden in Upland. What a difference!

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I used to sell my blown glass through International Glass and Bead. Unfortunately the owner sold almost 1/3 of it and then refused to pay me because "she has a mortgage to pay."
I will never do business there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to sell my blown glass through International Glass and Bead. Unfortunately the owner sold almost 1/3 of it and then refused to pay me because "she has a mortgage to pay."
I will never do business there again.

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I have been there twice and have either been ignored or treated rudely. This is a place that will only help nicely dressed customers. Beads are nice but the service is so horrible I found myself leaving very upset. I would not reccommend this place at all unless you're wearing Gucci or something in that price range.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been there twice and have either been ignored or treated rudely. This is a place that will only help nicely dressed customers. Beads are nice but the service is so horrible I found myself leaving very upset. I would not reccommend this place at all unless you're wearing Gucci or something in that price range.

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I went to college in Claremont and never knew such a thing existed until one of my friends started working there over the summer. When I went in and saw what the store was all about, it felt a quarter like a neighborhood bar, quarter like slot machines, quarter like a slumber party, and quarter like art class. People were friendly, hanging out, enjoying each other...some totally invested in something they were working on. Others were musing about how cute or trendsetting some things could be. Some people were watching the staff try to explain the processes of beading...with dismay, inspiration, embarrassment, and/or awe. It was unbelievable. I know Claremont is a quirky town, but in the day and age of big box stores and "made in china" prices, it is a relief to see some people really working hard for those 1.50$ sales (which is all some people pay but get the same demos/advice/help). I feel a little jealous that some people who are still at the schools found the place before I did, but more power to the ones that get to answer "Thanks, I made it" to compliments.

5
★★★★★

I went to college in Claremont and never knew such a thing existed until one of my friends started working there over the summer. When I went in and saw what the store was all about, it felt a quarter like a neighborhood bar, quarter like slot machines, quarter like a slumber party, and quarter like art class. People were friendly, hanging out, enjoying each other...some totally invested in something they were working on. Others were musing about how cute or trendsetting some things could be. Some people were watching the staff try to explain the processes of beading...with dismay, inspiration, embarrassment, and/or awe. It was unbelievable. I know Claremont is a quirky town, but in the day and age of big box stores and "made in china" prices, it is a relief to see some people really working hard for those 1.50$ sales (which is all some people pay but get the same demos/advice/help). I feel a little jealous that some people who are still at the schools found the place before I did, but more power to the ones that get to answer "Thanks, I made it" to compliments.

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Shopping at International is always a great expierience, the staff
is so helpful. The selection of stones, crystal, and unique beads,
is amazing, I go there often, and I always leave with a beautiful
treasure. Thanks to the staff for the great job they do, and to the
wonderful way they always treat me when I shop here.

5
★★★★★

Shopping at International is always a great expierience, the staff
is so helpful. The selection of stones, crystal, and unique beads,
is amazing, I go there often, and I always leave with a beautiful
treasure. Thanks to the staff for the great job they do, and to the
wonderful way they always treat me when I shop here.

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I'm a beginning jewelry maker and this is the only shop I know of around that has lots of beautiful beads to choose from and they are helpful when learning to make the jewelry piece. They have trays to line up your beads for easy jewelry piece planning. Then you make the piece at the table they have. They will help you though I have had a couple experiences where they didnt seem to enjoy helping. But I didnt care, i was glad they helped me anyway because then I learned how to make that piece in the future too. The staff (and even the manager woman) aren't that friendly and it's not a place where they have bagged beads right out for you to purchase. However while I was making a piece, I did see 2 customers come in and special order cords, beads, and some clasps for making jewelry at home. So that is available I guess if that's what you are looking for.

4
★★★★☆

I'm a beginning jewelry maker and this is the only shop I know of around that has lots of beautiful beads to choose from and they are helpful when learning to make the jewelry piece. They have trays to line up your beads for easy jewelry piece planning. Then you make the piece at the table they have. They will help you though I have had a couple experiences where they didnt seem to enjoy helping. But I didnt care, i was glad they helped me anyway because then I learned how to make that piece in the future too. The staff (and even the manager woman) aren't that friendly and it's not a place where they have bagged beads right out for you to purchase. However while I was making a piece, I did see 2 customers come in and special order cords, beads, and some clasps for making jewelry at home. So that is available I guess if that's what you are looking for.

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Need a local bead shop as my favorite is 30 miles away. Everyone at the counter at the back of this shop had their backs to the door. No one greeted me or even looked at me while I walked through twice. There was an older man sitting at the counter talking loudly to certain customers no matter where they were in the shop, very disruptive. There was one employee helping a customer but didn't appear to be happy about it. Items were not tagged and bagged so I could just pick it up and pay for it and leave, like other bead shops. No seed beads. Left the shop unnoticed. Won't be back.

1
★☆☆☆☆

Need a local bead shop as my favorite is 30 miles away. Everyone at the counter at the back of this shop had their backs to the door. No one greeted me or even looked at me while I walked through twice. There was an older man sitting at the counter talking loudly to certain customers no matter where they were in the shop, very disruptive. There was one employee helping a customer but didn't appear to be happy about it. Items were not tagged and bagged so I could just pick it up and pay for it and leave, like other bead shops. No seed beads. Left the shop unnoticed. Won't be back.

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I walked in and was excited to see the variety of beads. The store was busy, lots of people sitting at tables creating their masterpieces. I inquired about something and was treated rudely by an employee. I then watched as this same staff member was rude to two other customers. No matter how gorgeous their beads are I will spend my money in a store where I am treated with respect.

1
★☆☆☆☆

I walked in and was excited to see the variety of beads. The store was busy, lots of people sitting at tables creating their masterpieces. I inquired about something and was treated rudely by an employee. I then watched as this same staff member was rude to two other customers. No matter how gorgeous their beads are I will spend my money in a store where I am treated with respect.

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is a fabulous bead store! No matter what you're looking for, they have it or will order it. They treat my sister very well and have never disappointed her (and she's picky).

4
★★★★☆

is a fabulous bead store! No matter what you're looking for, they have it or will order it. They treat my sister very well and have never disappointed her (and she's picky).

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If you like beads, this is a great place to lose yourself! Helpful employees make the shopping so much better. Take in a pattern and let them help you find the perfect beads!

4
★★★★☆

If you like beads, this is a great place to lose yourself! Helpful employees make the shopping so much better. Take in a pattern and let them help you find the perfect beads!

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This bead shop is gorgeous. I could spend hours there. The beads are beautiful, some are very unique, it is anything you could hope for in a bead shop. They are extremely high quality, which make this a very expensive place to shop! If you make jewelry, I'd buy your seed beads at another store and get your fancy centerpiece beads here. They're beautiful.

PROS: Beautiful, high quality, wide selection of beads. Great atmosphere too!
CONS: Expensive

4
★★★★☆

This bead shop is gorgeous. I could spend hours there. The beads are beautiful, some are very unique, it is anything you could hope for in a bead shop. They are extremely high quality, which make this a very expensive place to shop! If you make jewelry, I'd buy your seed beads at another store and get your fancy centerpiece beads here. They're beautiful.

PROS: Beautiful, high quality, wide selection of beads. Great atmosphere too!
CONS: Expensive

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This is my favorite store out of all bead stores. The girls who work there are very friendly and nice to me when I was shopping there. They were very helpful and nicely answered all the questions that I had. The owners are nice too and always asked if I need any help each time I visited their store. They have shinny and pretty crystal beads in different colors, sizes and shapes. They have pretty shell beads, glass beads, stones, etc. Overall, a fun place to look for beads. Check it out and you will love the store too =)

5
★★★★★

This is my favorite store out of all bead stores. The girls who work there are very friendly and nice to me when I was shopping there. They were very helpful and nicely answered all the questions that I had. The owners are nice too and always asked if I need any help each time I visited their store. They have shinny and pretty crystal beads in different colors, sizes and shapes. They have pretty shell beads, glass beads, stones, etc. Overall, a fun place to look for beads. Check it out and you will love the store too =)

Pros: Best Bead Store in the Area

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